Punjabi Kitchen

Punjabi Kitchen

As part of the spree of eating that was the Metro Cheap Eats judging, we checked out Punjabi Kitchen on Lincoln Road. This part of town is not known for nice sit-down restaurants so we were surprised at how pleasant it was inside. It’s relatively new, very clean and had a really relaxed ambience. We ordered […]

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Paradise Indian Restaurant and Takeaway

Paradise Indian Restaurant and Takeaway

The food’s got to be good at a restaurant with queues of people patiently waiting for a table, and so it is at Paradise Indian restaurant in Sandringham, Auckland’s own “little India”. We only had to wait about 10 minutes for a table, but the time went quickly as we browsed and shopped at the […]

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KL Cafe

KL Cafe

Metro magazine’s Cheap Eats special judging is well and truly underway and I was thrilled to be assigned a couple of places out West as we always feel a bit hard done by out here. KL Cafe is part of a block of shops on Great North Road in Kelston. It’s not flash but it’s clean […]

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Dixie Barbecue

Dixie Barbecue

We’re big fans of the current trend for American Barbecue so were thrilled to find out there would be a food truck selling it’s slow-cooked smoky wares on Thursday night in front of one of our favourite liquor stores, Blanc, on Lincoln Road. What’s even better is that the kind folks at Blanc open their […]

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Daytime/Early evening Cheap Eat: Jiale Bun Shop

Daytime/Early evening Cheap Eat: Jiale Bun Shop

It’s a pity this place isn’t open later. It’s one of the cheapest Cheapeats we’ve seen in a while. On visiting North Shore Hospital we ducked across the motorway for a quick break from standard cafe fare (there’s only so many wraps and muffins a girl can eat). It’s part of the enclave of Asian […]

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The Street Food Collective

The Street Food Collective

The Ponsonby food scene is really cooking!  Finally someone has organised a home for our fabulous food truck operators to park and offer their delicious creations – thanks to the Clarks of Miss Moonshine’s restaurant.  They have created a space opposite their restaurant on Lot 3 which is called The Street Food Collective. You need […]

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