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Trending – New Zealand's Foodie News 11th November

By Grace Noles
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All the latest products, new openings, and exciting announcements in Aotearoa!

Nespresso Brings The Festive Cheer To Newmarket

Caffè Nespresso by Nespresso.

Get into the Christmas Spirit with a visit to Newmarket Westfield, & more specifically Caffè Nespresso by Nespresso – the festive coffee pop-up to make your Christmas shopping that little bit extra luxurious. Head along from 10am - 3pm any day until November 22nd and get your hands on a complimentary Italian coffee and sweet treats. Better yet, make any purchase at the new Nespresso boutique in Westfield and you'll have the chance to throw a coin into the Nespresso Trevi Fountain to go into the draw to win an array of prizes. Open now, you'll find the Nespresso pop-up in the foyer on Level 1 of Westfield on Broadway.

Fruju Tropical Snow Is Back For Summer

Tip Top brings back Fruju Tropical Snow for summer.

After some Reddit requests and outcry from the public about their frozen treat of choice this summer, Tip Top has listened and brought back the beloved Fruju Tropical Snow for the first time since 2017. The Fruju Tropical Snow is a mix of pineapple, orange, and lemon whipped into a thick sorbet – making for the perfect refreshing snack on a hot day. You'll be able to find the sought-after treat in freezers in dairies, petrol stations and convenience stores across the country. Get in quick, these will only be here for summer.

Woolfy's Now Open For Dinner & Drinks

Woolfy's will now be open for dinner and drinks Thursday - Saturday.

Since opening in 2018, Woolfy's has captured hearts of diners across Auckland as a great pick for a weekend brunch, but now they're stepping it up and entering the dinner game. After a renovation of their indoor-outdoor space, the Highbrook eatery has announced they'll now be serving dinner and drinks until late Thursday - Saturday weekly. A sneak peek at the dinner menu shows it is extensive, starting with a variety of tapas for entrees, including Albondigas​, Chèvre and fig crostini​, and Snap & crackle pork belly​, before heading into main dishes of King salmon, Teriyaki tofu, and Gnocchi di Zucca​. Of course, there'll be wine, beer (including plenty of craft), cocktails, and even hard-shakes to go with your meal. Book in for their opening weekend now right here!

Burger Wisconsin x The Alternative Meat Co.

Burger Wisconsin's Vegan Sanger.

Burger Wisconsin has made big moves in the vegan takeaway arena this week with the introduction of their Vegan Sanger, using The Alternative Meat Co's planted-based sausage patty in place of meat. Known for their replica beefy tasting products, The Alternative Meat Co offers a delicious meat-free option packed with protein and fibre; exactly what we're looking for in our Burger Wisconsin orders! The vegan patty features inside a ciabatta bun piled high with vegan mayo, avocado, caramelised onion, hot mustard, and salad. The Vegan Sanger sandwich is available at all Burger Wisconsin stores nationwide (and on UberEats!) while stocks last.

Recreate Cassia At Home

Cassia At Home's ready made curry sauces.

Known as well as one-third of the legendary Sid Sahrawat's culinary empire, Cassia is one of the city's most well-known and beloved institutions – and they've just become even more accessible. Launching Cassia At Home, the contemporary Indian restaurant has pulled together their signature flavours and repackaged them for home-cooking, meaning you can recreate your favourite Cassia dishes in your very own kitchen. There's a wide range of ready-made bases, spice blends, and Sid's very own essential spices to keep you trying new recipes for months to come. To view the whole range and order some yourself, click here!

Burgerfuel Brings Back Their Charity Burger

Burgerfuel unveils their Santa Boar in time for Christmas.

Burgerfuel has launched their Santa Boar Burger, just in time to kickstart the festive season. The burger is packed with strips of free-range pork belly (crackling too!), sweet cranberry & old fashioned apple sauce, fresh salad, relish, and their famous Burgerfuel aioli, all packed neatly into a wholemeal bun. Aside from being downright delicious, with each burger sold between now and December 27th, Burgerfuel will donate $2.50 to KidsCan while also sending you on your way with a KidsCan Christmas Cracker with your Santa Boar – not a bad excuse to get a burger! Available at Burgerfuel stores nationwide now.

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