After decades of eating refined foods, communities in New Zealand care more about where their food comes from, and it’s opening up huge possibilities for small artisan producers to bring their fare to your table. Artisan food in New Zealand made by creative food artisans has an allure that is irresistable, and seeing the change in attitudes to food, farming and sustainability in New Zealand will give you a true appreciation of the journey food takes to reach your plate, a sincere respect for New Zealand artisan food makers and an understanding that a sustainable food system does not, and cannot, exist in a mass production food factory located half way around the planet.
While French inspired bakeries and cafés are plentiful in New Zealand this is one that has an edge over the rest - as the first bakery in New Zealand to offer the famous French Doughnut. Imagine the best of both worlds with this half doughnut half croissant concoction deep fried and covered in cinnamon and sugar. Alongside this mouth-watering treat there are a number of handmade French breads, croissants and savoury servings. Jean Louis, the owner of Bordeaux Bakery, has taken his vision and transformed it into a unique and delightful bakery with the elements of French culture and cuisine complimenting the Wellington surroundings and offering the locals freshly baked goodies daily!
The Brew Union Brewing Company is ideally located in the heart of the lovely town of Palmerston North. The name itself lends itself to a definition that showcases the craft bar’s vision; a merging of people, of community and of great food and beverages. Brew Union is a 1200 litre micro-brewery which creates a variety of aromatic and mouth-watering beers, ales, lagers and ciders set alongside a number of brews from award winning breweries across the country. Let the wood-oven create the perfect pizza to compliment the brews or just let the aromas of the Brew Union create an idyllic atmosphere for a meeting place of good friends and great memories. No matter what your brew of choice is – there is bound to be the perfect beverage for every beer lover at the Brew Union Brewing Company.
Since March 2017 we have been creating one-of-a-kind muesli, delicious home-style biscuits, special occasion cakes and loads of other sweet treats.Most importantly we create muesli that is pretty darn special… if we do say so ourselves. Our three carefully crafted mueslis are all simple, wholesome brekkies that make mornings worth waking up for. Our mueslis are all packed with super foods, anti-oxidants and good ol’ fibre. We’re also anti additives, preservatives and colourings so we cut ‘em out! We also have a gluten free options of all three of our mueslis! Every bowl is as humble and natural as it is delicious.
Rob Cameron and Simon Harrison founded Cameron Harrison Butchery in 2009 upon the foundation of showcasing the art of the butchery and have become the creators of fine meat products; from artisan sausages to hams, salamis and bacon. Combine these mouth-watering products with top quality meat cuts sourced locally and you have a butchery that offers every patron the opportunity to turn every meal into an unforgettable experience with the help of hands-on passionate local butchers.
With a family discovery of whole grain brewing and skills in mashing and boiling perfect on an old wood fired range at home, the storey of the Cassel Family brewing marvel got serious in
2008. This is when they came into the possession of some Motueka Sauvin hops and some organic pale malt from Dunsandel. From brewing that first hoppy pilsner, they were blown away and decided to do something about it.The result is Cassels, after building a 200 litre, wood-fired brewery and getting that first pilsner into the hands of customers.
Starting in 2012 as a paddock to plate, ‘grass to glass’ adventure producing milk for cheesemakers, and their own products - fresh milk, yogurt and fresh cheeses starting with Halloumi, this artisan operation has blossomed.Completely understanding the importance of developing products that have the health of people, the sheep and the land at its heart. Charing Cross is not organic because they need to be, rather they use biological farming principles to support their sheep, with variety in their diet. started full production in 2017 and we are really excited to make food from milk from animals farmed with high animal welfare standards, a unique milk with great nutritional qualities and in a pastoral system designed to have a low environmental footprint.