Eating Out

Restaurant reviews, wine reviews and food features


Mimosa Café REVIEW   Recently updated !

Carrie Steele returns to a favourite café, and two years on, she loves it better than ever.   I reviewed Mimosa Café in Takapuna back in 2015. Two years later, it’s as good as ever. Mimosa now has some competition in the ‘vegan friendly’ stakes here in Takapuna, namely Street […]


Street Organics CAFÉ REVIEW   Recently updated !

Carrie Steele drags the hubbie along for a delicious lunch at a fairly new Takapuna vegan-friendly café.


Vegans Are Romantic Too!

PROVING THAT ROMANCE ISN’T JUST THE PROVINCE OF OYSTER-GOBBLING CARNIVORES, LOCAL RESTAURANT PUTS ON AN AMOROUS VEGAN NIGHT TO REMEMBER.


Shroom Room Café REVIEW

Carrie Steel looks in vain for vegan food in Akaroa, but finds exactly what she needs in Lyttelton.


Queenstown In The Raw

The Heritage hotel chain roll out a Queenstown Raw Food Bar as part of their Good Food Project.


MIMOSA, Takapuna REVIEW 1

Carrie Steele tries out a rehashed Japanese café in Takapuna, and discovers that it’s now all vegetarian, part-vegan, gluten free, and delicious.


Cream. Do You Miss It?

Some vegans reckon it’s a breeze giving up all animal-derived products, but cream was Gary Steel’s weak point – until now.