Alexia, Author at Cheap Eats - Auckland

Author: Alexia


Spice Alley

Spice Alley is the new offering from Skycity and after a quick lunch there the other day, we think it’s a good one. It’s at the top end of the Cheap Eats budget for dinner but the portions are generous so you could easily have something great for $20 or...


Hawker and Roll

It’s not often I get too excited about going to an eatery attached to a shopping mall, but in the case of Hawker and Roll, just looking at the menu online had me salivating. And we weren’t disappointed. It tasted every bit as good as the descriptions, and left us...


Gorkha Kitchen

A very reliable source, who produces one of my favourite Artisan products, assured me I needed to go to Gorkha Kitchen so I didn’t argue and headed out to the depths of Glen Eden to see what the fuss was about. It was worth the drive. After scanning the menu...


Sandringham super cheap eats: Shubh and Venkys

This is less of an extensive review and more of an observation from the recent round of judging for Metro’s Cheap Eats special. Basically I learned that if cash was really tight, I could still have a great meal in Auckland. Especially in Sandringham at Shubh and Venky’s. I was...



As usual it was a fast and furious few weeks of judging for Metro’s Cheap Eats and we discovered a few great spots we hadn’t visited before. One of these was Achos in St Kevin’s Arcade, a funky little Japanese joint with its chairs in the centre of this beautiful...


Spicy Cuisine

Looking for new recommendations, I asked fellow food writer Anna King Shahab what her latest favourites were. She mentioned three places, but since we were really hungry we decided to go with Spicy Cuisine because she said it’s not as busy as some of the other places on Dominion Road....

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