Going out can be tricky when you’ve got your mind set to sticking to your diet, but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to dine out with peace of mind! And it’s easy to grow tired of the ‘caesar salad no croutons' order when you’ve stuck with the Ketogenic diet for quite some time. So, to make things a little easier for the next food venture, here are our top 5 suggestions of Auckland’s tastiest Keto-friendly dishes.
Amano’s Breakfast Omelette
If you’ve been on the Keto diet for a while now, you’re most likely sick to death of eggs and bacon for breakfast–Hold the toast, please. Spice up your next brunch outing by heading to Amano’s to taste their take on a breakfast classic. Amano serves up a fluffy egg omelette with creamy goats cheese and a subtle hit of leek. Pair the dish with a black coffee or even a Bloody Mary if you’re brave.
Bird On A Wire’s Quarter Chicken
#1 Rule Of Keto - Improvise, Adapt, Overcome. Bird On A Wire gives you free rein when it comes to their menu. While the usual order is a baguette with a side of fries, it’s easy to create a dish that you’ll be able to eat. Simply start with a quarter chicken (or half, or full) and a sauce to go alongside it, such as the mushroom truffle butter or Jamaican jerk. Finished with a helping of Japanese slaw or raw beetroot salad and you’ve got yourself a low-carb winner!
El Sizzling Chorizo’s Parrillada
Barbecued meat is about to become your best friend, after a visit to El Sizzling Chorizo! The euphoric atmosphere is one thing, but the food is another. Opt for the Parrillada (Spanish for ‘barbecue’) which includes lamb, chorizo, pork belly, and flank steak–So you can mix it up and try a bit of everything! Every dish comes with a generous serving of mesclun and chimichurri, so you can get your greens in too!
Catroux’s Fitness Bowl + Keto Boxes
The health nuts at Catroux’s make sure to cater to every dietary need–And keto hasn’t been forgotten off that list. Head in-store to try their Fitness Bowl, packed with all the nutrients, proteins, and fats to keep your energy levels high. Order a fitness bowl and you’ll receive a healthy helping of cold-smoked salmon, rocket, beetroot sauerkraut, tahini yoghurt, turmeric nuts, seeds, and a poached egg to top it off! If you're on the run, Catroux also do Keto Boxes in salmon or chicken, packed with all the protein you need to keep on going!
Jervois Steak Houses' Grilled Salmon
While steak is an obvious keto-friendly choice we’re actually directing you to Jervois Steak House for their to-die-for salmon. Their Glory Bay grilled big salmon comes with brown butter, almond, and lemon, beautifully presented and deliciously keto. Rest assured, JSH doesn’t cut any corners, so you know they’ll be using the freshest ingredients available.