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Taste your way around New Zealand, and you'll discover food and wine that's original, world-class, and fresh from the source.

Vegetarian, halal, and Indian options

New Zealand is a diverse nation; our multi-cultural melting pot blends Asian, Pacific and European influences. You'll find a range of cuisines on offer throughout the country. 

Vegetarian food

There is a growing number of vegetarian and vegan eateries in New Zealand. Find out about vegetarian restaurants around the country.

Halal food in New Zealand

The Muslim population in New Zealand is on the rise, and as a result there are many halal eateries available for Muslim travellers. Tourism New Zealand has created halal guides for both the North Island and South Island.

Click here to download the Halal Guide for New Zealand.

Indian food

If you are craving some authentic Indian food, here are some places at which to get your fix of desi khana in New Zealand catering to all kinds of Indian food – North Indian, South Indian, Jain food and much more!

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Each time I travel to New Zealand, I find new culinary delights, more delicious wines and more often than not a few taste bud surprises.

Margaret Swaine Culinary travel writer @globaltaster

Pacific Rim cuisine

New Zealand food goes way beyond fish and chips and barbeques – our chefs have developed a distinct Pacific Rim cuisine. Expect to indulge in plenty of seafood (like greenlipped mussels, crayfish (lobster), Bluff oysters and fresh fish), award winning cheeses and of course our famous lamb. You should also expect a laidback, friendly atmosphere wherever you eat; we Kiwis love to keep things casual. 

Recommended food & wine journeys

Classic New Zealand Wine Trail

Napier to Blenheim

486 km
5 Days
  • Hawke's Bay Syrah
  • Martinborough Pinot
  • Marlborough Sauvignon

Whales and Wineries in Upper South Island

Christchurch to Christchurch

779 km
5 Days
  • Hot springs
  • Award-winning wineries
  • Whale watching

Central North Island Wilderness and Wineries

Rotorua Central to Rotorua Central

560 km
4 Days
  • Lake Waikaremoana
  • Art Deco Architecture
  • Wine tasting
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