A comprehensive list of my favourite things
I often have international clients who ask for recommendations on what to do around Auckland, here's a list I combined with my favourite things.
P.S. I am obviously a foodie!
Favourite breakfast eatery: Chuffed Cafe on High Street, CBD. The food is healthy and delicious and the ambience is very relaxing.
Favourite lunch eatery: Citizen Park in Kingsland
Favourite dinner spot: Cassia on Fort Lane, CBD. All you have to do is look at the menu to see why I love this place, not to mention how beautifully plated everything is.
Favourite vegetarian cafe: Water Drop Vegetarian Cafe in Flat Bush
Favourite vegan brunch eatery: Wise Cicada in Newmarket
Favourite vegan dessert: Raw Kitchen on Wellesley Street, CBD. I love their cheesecakes!
Favourite aphrodisiac: Fresh strawberries from Strawberry Fields, dipped in Lindt dark chocolate
Favourite ice cream shop: Casa Del Gelato in Ponsonby.
Favourite cookies: Mrs Higgins on Queen Street, CBD. You can smell the cookies before you see the store! The smell is divine. Raspberry and White Chocolate is my favourite.
Favourite UberEats restaurant: Pokè Bar in Ponsonby. I love their Green Tea rice and it's super healthy!I
Favourite place to wander around when I don't know what to eat: Wynyard Quarter in the CBD
Favourite food to take to a BBQ: Boerewors. You will find these at South African Butchers. Braai > BBQs.
First of all, I am not a drinker, but here's a list anyway!
Favourite drink: Water
Favourite juice: Kale Ale from Tank
Favourite alcohol: Mojito from the Clean Collective. 100% clean and natural Vodka RTDs with Zero Sugar, Zero Carbs, Zero Preservatives. Made in NZ.
Favourite bar: The Gin Room on Vulcan Lane, CBD. It's a great place to drink when you don't drink. They have a knack of figuring out what you would like from vague descriptions of flavours you favour
Favourite laid back bar: Racket on Customs Street, CBD
Favourite North Island city: Paihia. It's very laid back and the food at Charlotte's Kitchen was delicious! I've always loved dining next to the beach.
Favourite South Island city: Queenstown. The views when you step out of the airport is breathtaking.
Favourite chilled out adventure: taking a scenic walk. I'm not into hiking with a pack that much, it reminds me of rucking.
Favourite weekend getaway: Coromandel Peninsula.
Favourite weekend getaway adventure: Stand Up Paddle boarding in the Coromandel and being toured around Lonely Bay.
Favourite place in the city to be with nature: Auckland Domain Wintergardens.
Favourite sound: the waves at Brown's Bay.
Favourite botanist: Cartier for Flowers.
Favourite clothing store: Lululemon. I work out a lot and these are the most comfortable!
Favourite colour: Duck egg or anything pastel.
Favourite things to do in my spare time:
- lift weights.
- listen to Joe Rogan, Eric Thomas or Gary Vee on YouTube.
- practise deep breathing to Alan Watts
- Lust over Honey Birdette lingerie
Sleep time for me now! Ciao.