It’s simple, it’s salty, yet it’s a mission to cook. Rather than risking a sticky mess in your kitchen, why not treat yourself to one of Auckland’s top halloumi dishes? To find out what items to try out first, check out our article below.
Orphans Kitchen’s Halloumi on Broccoli
With its cosy, quaint interior and welcoming energy, Orphan’s Kitchen is an ideal spot to chill out and fuel up. On offer from 9am, their nutritious innovative menu includes a killer halloumi dish. Executive chef Tom Hishon pairs a large piece of perfectly cooked cheese with broccoli, dates, hazelnuts, and sauerkraut. Such a novel flavour combination provides a rich balanced taste.
The Tannery’s Grilled Bagel
If you’re craving something more carb-heavy, we highly recommend visiting The Tannery. We can thank Mt Atkinson Coffee and Kohu Road Ice Cream for teaming up to bring us this awesome local hot-spot. Their menu consists of slices, sweet treats, coffee, and plenty of bagels. Despite there being a variety of flavours to choose from, any halloumi-lover won’t think twice before ordering the ‘Grilled’ bagel. This bad boy comes jam-packed with halloumi, chargrilled capsicum, and onion jam. Such epic toppings can be enjoyed on either a vegan, poppy seed, gluten-free, or sesame bagel, as well as a Swedish crispbread. To accompany your savoury meal, their Affogato is always a winner - Especially when there’s a salted caramel flavour on offer.
Corelli's Cafe’s Halloumi Salad
Although most of us know Corelli's Cafe for their insanely good carrot cake, we mustn't forget about their other menu items such as the Grilled Halloumi Salad. Before the word, 'salad' scares you away, hear us out. This dish is served as a vibrant bowl filled with thick slices of grilled halloumi, roast sweet potato, peanuts, and an array of greens. Altogether, it makes for one divine meal - That's pretty good for you too. If you also want to sneak in some carrot cake, the Mount Victoria walkway is only a few minutes away (#balance).
Odettes Eatery’s Herbed Scramble
When it comes to brunch, Odette’s Eatery is always a go-to spot in the CBD. Their current menu includes delicious options such as the Herbed Scrambled. Head chef, Jonah Huang creates this vivid, flavourful dish using halloumi, date chutney, a slice of Midnight Baker loaf, and wilted greens. You can also add an extra source of protein with the addition of bacon for a few extra dollars. As their menu frequently changes throughout the year, we suggest heading to Odette’s ASAP! Just keep in mind the Herbed Scramble is only available between 7am- 11:30am on weekdays and 8am-3pm on weekends.
Pescado’s Halloumi Tapa
Along North Wharf's picturesque dining strip sits the lovely Pescado. This Mediterranean cafe and tapas bar will transport your taste buds to the Mediterranean with its mouth-watering breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Listed on their tapas menu, is a fantastic halloumi dish. Although it's designed to be shared alongside other items, this dish could easily be classed as a main meal when individually devoured. The grilled halloumi comes served on top of toasted ciabatta with basil pesto, Pipirrana salad, and sliced almonds. Not only should you expect the food to be great, but the service and waterfront views are pretty top-notch!