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!
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.
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.