Street Eats is a highlight of Restaurant Month and it’s on this coming Saturday. Now in it’s third year, this popular event is cheap, busy and delicious. This is not so much a celebration of “street foods”, but a celebration of restaurants’ take on street foods. If you enjoy eating lots of different types of foods by our local restaurant chefs, this is for you.
Being a one day event has seen intense crowds and many sold out stalls. This year they are introducing a $5 entry fee which may cut down crowds. Still, I would recommend going early to avoid missing out.
Saturday 29 August 2015
10.30am – 8pm
Shed 10, Queens Wharf
$5 entry (Free entry for supervised children)
More info at: http://www.heartofthecity.co.nz/auckland-events/food-and-drink-events/street-eats
Tips for Street Eats
- Bring an appetite but get something quick and fast when you arrive so you don’t get hangry
- Bring a friend (or two) to share dishes with
- Entry is $5. Bring cash as some stalls may not accept EFTPOS
- Expect to spent $25-50 per person depending on your appetite and alcohol consumption
- Go early, before noon, as the more popular dishes sell out early
- Take public transport if possible
- Bring a camera, you won’t be the only one snapping food pics!
- Be patient and enjoy!
Other quick facts about Street Eats:
- A variety of both restaurants and street food represented
- Dishes range from $5 to $13ish
- Beer and wine available
- Live art, kids’ entertainment and live music (Dictaphone Blues, Soul Samba Circus and Malcolm Lakatani)
Besos Latinos – Latin American. Check out my Q&A with chef Luis Cabrera here.
Best Ugly – Hand rolled wood fired bagels
Botswana Butchery – Premium dining and steakhouse
Box of Bird – Free range rotisserie chicken. Check out my Q&A with chef Camille Rope here.
El Faro – Spanish tapas
Faro – Korean barbecue
Ima Cuisine – Middle Eastern
iVillage – Indian. Check out my Q&A with chef/owner Dimple Girish here.
Harbourside – Seafood bar and grill
L’Assiette – French cafe
Le Garde-Manger – French crepes and cafe
Mexico – Mexican
Monsoon Poon – South East Asian
Orleans – Creole and Cajun
Thai Street – Thai street food
The Cut on Federal – Modern European
Toto’ Pizza – Authentic Italian pizza (by the metre)
Urban Turban – Bombay-style Indian
Vue – Modern European
Y Not – European Middle Eastern twist
Judge Bao – Chinese street food. Check out my Q&A with Jamie and Debbie here.
Fort Greene – Epic sandwiches
Salash Delicatessen – Dry cured deli meats (chorizo burger)
Zina’s Brazilian Food – Brazilian cheese and meat filled pastries
Participating Food Trucks:
Past Street Eats
Here’s a Lemongrass Productions video from the inaugural Street Eats in 2013.
For information on Auckland Restaurant Month, visit their website here: www.heartofthecity.co.nz/restaurant-month
Below are some more of my photos from Street Eats 2014.