If Auckland’s dining scene wasn’t already a feast for the senses, the City of Sails has recently welcomed a new host of eclectic eateries for locals and visitors to enjoy.

With your Auckland car hire at the ready, get set to enjoy the foodie delights the city has to offer.

Miss Hotpot

15-minute drive from Auckland CBD

Auckland’s Dominion Road is one of the most recognised foodie strips in the city, home to dozens of Asian eateries serving up delicious and affordable Eastern delights to those in-the-know.

The latest addition to Dominion Road is Miss Hotpot. Here, diners can enjoy creating their own slurp-worthy Chinese hotpots using an array of fresh vegetables and meats. Simply choose your broth base, which will serve as the flavoursome dipping soup, and then have fun dunking in your chosen dipping ingredients for a hands-on cooking and dining experience like no other!

Little ‘Lato

12-minute drive from Auckland CBD

You don’t need to visit the cobbled streets of Italy to find authentic artisan gelato thanks to Kingsland’s latest sweet-treat stop off: Little ‘Lato. Run by University of Gelato graduate Hannah Wood, you can bet that Little ‘Lato’s flavours are nothing short of spectacular. Inspired by her Italian teachings, Wood and team create perfectly creamy gelato, bursting with unexpected yet delicious flavours such as raspberry lamington, banana peanut butter and blackberry, gin and basil sorbet. 

There’s even dairy-free and gluten-free options too, meaning that everyone can get in on the flavourful fun! 

Find this ice cream haven next to the ever-popular Crave Cafe, just a 12-minute drive from the centre of Auckland.  

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Apr 19, 2018 at 12:17am PDT


No drive – just park your car hire in the Britomart Car Park and walk two minutes!

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and with top brunch spot Super fresh on the scene, we think you’ll have no trouble agreeing.

Located in the heart of Britomart, Super is the latest addition to this central-city fashion and food hub, offering breakfast all day, everyday. Choose from a small yet punchy menu featuring hearty mince and beans on toast – a true NZ classic – or the indulgent Whittakers dark chocolate granola with coconut yoghurt and sumptuous soft pear.

With effortlessly cool interior, stellar service and updated breakfast classics, Super is the must-visit breakfast spot when in Auckland

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Mar 25, 2018 at 9:32pm PDT

Wu & Yu

13-minute drive from Auckland CBD

Decked out in Asian-inspired graffiti, neon signs and bright pops of pinks and teals, Mount Eden’s latest opening Wu & Yu isn’t just a feast for the eyes, it’s a place your taste buds will also enjoy.

Here, the emphasis is on traditional Chinese fare, with subtle injections of New Zealand flavours. The menu is divided into ‘little guys’, ‘bigger guys’, ‘loners’, ‘sides’ and ‘happy endings’, showcasing the eatery’s sense of humour and difference. In the ‘loners’ corner, you’ll find a selection of snacks such as the moorish ‘porky scratchings’ served with Szechuan salt and spicy apple sauce. Further down the menu enjoy braised duck red curry with Thai basil and sticky rice, soft shell crab tacos and New York cheesecake on a stick to finish! 

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Mar 26, 2018 at 3:13pm PDT


10-minute drive from Auckland CBD

With the tag line ‘pizza for the people’, you can bet new kid on the Kingsland block Umu is dedicated to serving only the best doughy delights to all that visit. Going back to basics, the team at Umu specialise in authentic sourdough and wood-fired finishes to ensure a crisp and light base is achieved every time. However, the perfect base is nothing without organic topping choices. Therefore, you can enjoy eight different yet equally delicious pizzas featuring top notch toppings such as cured chorizo, field mushrooms and an array of stringy Italian cheeses. 


15-minute drive from Auckland CBD

Across Auckland’s Harbour Bridge in the seaside suburb of Takapuna lies Centro – the new North shore cafe and bakery you need to visit. Already proving popular with critics, locals and visitors alike, Centro has earned top reviews for its pretty and delicious Korean-meets-Kiwi dishes. With a full à la carte menu featuring the likes of fried chicken waffles and acai bowls, there’s something for everyone.

And of course, there’s the chance to take a freshly-baked treat home from the onsite bakery. 

With so many incredible places to dine at, don’t miss out on the feasting fun when visiting Auckland. Instead, make sure you’ve got your car hire sorted with the team at East Coast Car Rentals. For rates and vehicle types, get in touch with the team today.