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New Zealand’s most underrated food region | 9 NORTHLAND MUST EATS | New Zealand foodie road trip

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Te Tai Tokerau Northland is New Zealand’s most underrated food region. This subtropical region which spans the top of Aotearoa is brimming with iconic restaurants, top producers and unmissable eats. This 5 part series will canvas the whole of Te Tai Tokerau Northland and share some of our must eat spots for you to visit when you do your own Northland roadie.

This Northland food itinerary starts in Kaiwaka and ends on the Tutukaka Coast and spans 1-3 days. We visit a number of producers, restaurants and cafes that are included in this itinerary but there are a whole load more we didn’t get a chance to include. Check out the full Coast to City Lights and Delights food itinerary here: https://www.northlandnz.com/visit/food-and-beverage/food-itineraries/coast-to-city-lights-and-delights/ To access all the itineraries head here: https://www.northlandnz.com/visit/food-and-beverage/food-itineraries/

What we ate and where we ate it:

Eutopia Cafe, 1955 State Highway 1, Kaiwaka 0573. Open 7 days, Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 3:00pm and Friday to Sunday 8:30am to 3:30pm.
Coffee $5

Bennetts of Mangawhai Chocolate, 52 Moir Street, Mangawhai 0505. Open 7 days 9am to 4:30pm.
Chocolate ($22 for box of 10 chocolates)

Brooke Lane Vineyard, 52 Brooke Lane, Mangawhai 0573. Open 7 days 11am to 5pm Labour Weekend to Easter. During the winter months Brooke Lane Vineyard is open by appointment, call Nicky on 021 545299 or Ray on 021 821146.

McLeod’s Pizza Barn & Brewery, 2 Cove Road, Waipu. Open December to January: 12pm - 9pm, 7 days and February - November: 12pm to 9pm, Wednesday to Sunday
Globetrotter pizza (small) $16
Longboarder pizza (small) $14
Loaded smashes $18.50
Shrimp cocktail $18.50
Chicken wings $19.50
Pint of beer $10.50-$13.50

Biggie Bagels, 7 Bank Street, Whangārei. Open 8am to 3pm Tuesday to Friday and 7am to 2pm Saturdays.
De La Salmon $15
Brisky Elliot $13 (Saturday special)
Small flat whites $4.20

Parua Bay Tavern, 1034 Whangarei Heads Road, Parua Bay 0174. Open 11:30am to 8:30pm Wednesday to Sunday.
Beer $8.50

The Quay, 31 Quayside, Whangārei 0110. Open 7 days, 9am to 10:30pm. Tasting plate $39

Aqua Restaurant, 81 Dent Street, Whangārei 0110. Open Wednesday to Saturday 9am to 4pm and Sunday to Tuesday 9am to 4pm.
Garlic bread (half) $10
Fries $9
Gnocchi $34
Steak $44.30

Schnappa Rock, Marina Road, Tutukaka 0173. Open Tuesday to Saturday 8am to 10pm and Sunday 8am to 5pm.
Paua wontons $24.50
Roast lamb bitterballen $22.50
Smoked Ox Tongue Mini Toastie $21.50
Beef Tataki $22.50
Ceviche $22.50
Kawakawa & Ngunguru Honey Pannacotta $15.50
Milky Bar Espresso Mousse $15.50

We partnered with Northland Inc to bring you this content. All restaurants and producers featured were chosen by us. Huge thanks to Bennetts, McLeod’s, Biggie Bagels, The Quay and Schnappa Rock for comping our meals.

New Zealand’s most underrated food region | 9 NORTHLAND MUST EATS | New Zealand foodie road trip

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We’re Thomas and Sheena, food and travel fiends. We travel full time, hunting for the BEST local food in the world to showcase via our YouTube videos. Food is a window into a country's culture and one of the most exciting ways to get to know a place.

We're all about eating what and where the locals eat. You won't find food that's been created merely to be social media worthy on here- no rainbow bagels, gold leaf soft serves- just honest food that tastes incredible.

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