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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...


The Loaded Dog

I’ve been told that there is nothing more American than a hot dog and if you’re looking for a hot dog, The Loaded Dog is the place to go. The Loaded Dog isn’t a bells and whistles place, it’s a little shop that brings that Steak n Shake feel to...


Small Fry at Te Tuhi

What a welcome relief Small Fry at Te Tuhi is to Pakuranga, for so many reasons. Their coffee is ace, the baking a small but discerning range and best of all the food from their kitchen, a combination of modern Malaysian fare and excellent sandwiches. Small Fry is housed in...


Poké Poké

If you’re in Takapuna and need a quick, easy, and healthy bite to eat – the best place to go is Poké Poké. Tucked away in Takapuna, is a semi-new laneway called Fortieth & Hurstmere which I call the ‘Takapuna alleyway’, with a number of delicious restaurants. Poké Poké has...


Too Fat Buns

Waiheke Island is a relaxed place to live and visit, but there are surprisingly few places to eat (especially at night) within our Cheapeats budget.  Enter Too Fat Buns, an environment-friendly gourmet burger bar tucked away in the back of Pendragon Mall in Oneroa. It was too hot to cook,...


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...

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