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Cielito Lindo Cafe & Taqueria

Sometimes the tastiest Cheapeats discoveries are made in the unlikeliest locations.  So it is with Mexican restaurant Cielito Lindo, located just off the Henderson offramp on the Northwestern motorway in Auckland. If it had not been for a “heads-up” from fellow foodie Nick, we would not have known about this newcomer...

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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...

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Treasure Kitchen

Treasure Kitchen, great name. And what a treasure it is, in an area of town that so badly needs it. There are a few hidden gems amidst the $2 shops and dodgy takeouts of Henderson’s main street, and Treasure Kitchen possibly shines the brightest. Opened only a few months ago,...

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Paasha Turkish Kitchen

This recent round of judging for Metro magazine’s Cheap Eats special has provided a few pleasant surprises, one of my favourites being the discovery of Paasha in New Lynn. I really struggle to find good Turkish food in Auckland so was delighted to be asked to judge this small unassuming...

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Bikanervala Henderson branch

It’s always so very exciting when a new eatery opens in West Auckland. Things are getting better but this part of Auckland is still a little bit shy on ethnic diversity in restaurants and cafes. We have been to Bikanervala (a big Indian chain that has come to New Zealand) before...

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SetteBello Pizzeria Italiana

There is nothing like a good thin-crust wood-fired pizza.  We had heard that SetteBello chef Francesco Acri took 1st place in the 2015 New Zealand Pizza Championship, so when the name of Settebello came up during our Metro Cheapeats judging, we knew that we just had to make a trip...

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