These Are The Top 10 Local Treats To 'Eat Out' Across NZ As Voted By You

trending 17/09/2021

After a lengthy search that took us from the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South, we've found our Top 10 local delicacies with The Edge Eats Out NZ for 2021!

After scrolling through all of your comments, we put together the full list of the top tasty locals across NZ to try which you can see here.

But we wanted to narrow it down even more by getting you to vote for which, out of the full list, should be crowned with the Gold Medal for The Edge Eats Out NZ, 2021.

After thousands of votes, we've found our top 3 winners along with 7 honourable mentions below:

#1 Gold Medal Winner

Baked With Love

From now on, no trip of yours through Taupō is complete without stopping at Baked With Love and treating yourself to one of their gold medal winning doughnuts!

#2 Silver Medal Winner


One thing's for sure, and that is no matter how you spell it, us kiwis love our donuts. Coming in second place with support from the whole of the Naki, are the delicous donuts from Knead.! 

#3 Bronze Medal Winner

The Smoking Barrel

Donuts, donuts, donuts.....but we definitely aren't complaining. Some things are just made to go together; Burger and fries, cookies and milk, or in the case of The Smoking Barrel, Low & Slow BBQ and donuts with the latter landing them in our bronze medal spot. 

Honourable Mentions

Aorangi Bakery - Steak & Cheese Pie

Industry Cafe - Friday Donut Day

Munch - Perky Nana Slice

Empire Chicken - Fried Chicken

That Hangi Place - hāngī & Fried Bread

Humdingers - Cupcakes

Charcoal Chicken - Pork 'Sammies' & Chips with Gravy

Ofcourse, this is just a snapshot of the amazing food being served up across Aotearoa so once you've ticked these 10 off your food list, get out and explore your local businesses, and read the full list of The Edge Eats Out NZ 2021 here.