Dining out
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1. Al’s Deli

In celebration of Auckland Restaurant Month, throughout August I will be posting 31 quick-fire reviews on 31 restaurants and cafes in the Auckland CBD and city fringe.



The atmosphere is…
Vintage industrial diner chic. Probably awesome when they are busy.

Come here for…
Montreal slanted bagels, grill and diner food. First dates and good company.

The most interesting thing on the menu…

  • Moose ears – wholemeal Canadian flat doughnut
  • Poutine – Fries topped with homemade cheese curds and gravy (vegetarian option available)

Unexpectedly wonderful…

  • A range of gluten free bagels (not just plain).

I would come back to try…
Ribs, poutine, burgers, hard shakes. I like the sound of Caramel Bourbon, or Nutella Irish Cream hard shakes.

Catering to…
Red blooded omnivores. Not many vegetarian options here, though vegetarian poutine is available. A range of Gluten free bagels.

Expect to spend…
$20-$30 per person

The service is…
At the counter, friendly and efficient.

Avoid if…
You are on a carb-free, dairy-free diet.

Al’s Deli
1/492 Queen Street, Auckland CBD
(entrance on City Road)
Open 7 days



  1. I got confused with Al Brown’s Best Ugly bagels when I first heard of this place, are they quite different from each other?

    • I was confused too so I think you are not alone. Al’s Deli is also owned by an Al, but not Al Brown. They both sell bagels, but Al’s Deli also does heaps of diner type food like burgers, steak, ribs etc.

  2. Content Catnip says

    so excited to discover this place via your blog. I live five seconds from there so guess where I will be heading very soon lol

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