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Top 5 Food Experiences in Wellington City – An adventure in one of the world’s food capitals

When it comes to gastronomy in New Zealand, Wellington is the hub of it all with various food to choose from cooked in different forms and served in restaurants with unique atmospheres. Embark on a culinary journey of flavour like no other during your visit, at eateries, cafes and fine dining restaurants that are devoted to pleasing palates.


Food on the coast

Since the capital city, Wellington is a harbour city the most popular food here is seafood. There are a plethora of seafood restaurants in the area serving up some of the freshest dishes. Wellington's barbequed fish is a must-eat! Oozing with flavour, you are sure to crayfish fritters and whitebait from restaurants like Chocolate Fish Café while soaking in the wonderful views of the harbour as you sink into a comfortable bean bag seat. Towards the centre of the city are award-winning restaurants like Ortega Fish Shack if you are after a few refined seafood dishes.


New Zealand's Craft Beer Capital

Yet another one of those must-try things in Wellington would be the amazing craft beer. After all, it is the craft beer capital! There are all sorts of wonderful flavours to try, for example, a beer brewed with volcanic rocks at the Garage Project. Wonder what that tastes like? To explore even more unique flavours of the golden brew, you can visit Beervana where you'll find about 200 craft beers from all across New Zealand and the world.


Zest Food Tour

There is no better way to savour the taste of wonderful unconventional cuisine than by learning about its origins from the creator itself! The Zest Food Tour was listed on the World's Top Ten Walking Tours for Globetrotting Foodies in 2013 on Lonely Planet. The tour is all about exposing foodies to the new flavours and authentic products. That's not all, you'll be meeting local personalities in the culinary capital of New Zealand. Walk the streets of the beautiful city and treat your taste buds to cheeses, coffee, chocolate, gelato, and much more amazing food.


Hannah's Laneway

If you are looking for a road full of deliciousness, the place to be is Hannah's Laneway! Take a memorable stroll down the streets and get drawn into a world of hand-crafted soda, crafted beer, coffee, salted caramel, peanut butter and pizza. Yes, that many dishes to taste which makes Hannah's Laneway a delight for the senses. Restaurants like Wellington Chocolate Factory, Golding's Free Dive and Shepherd are some of the wonderful places you ought to visit. You'll find souvenir shops here as well.


Coffee roasteries and cafes

Known to be one of the best destinations in the world for coffee, Wellington has a number of coffees roasteries that will get you sucked in in no time! The scent of coffee gets even denser in the air when you walk into places like Leeds Street Bakery and Mojo which give you a different kind of cuisine and coffee experience from what the best hotels in Wellington offer with their fine dining restaurants like those at Oaks Wellington Hotel. If you love this drink, then you've simply got to visit!