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Trending – New Zealand's Foodie News 5th October

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

Street Kai Awards Are Open For 2020

Vote for your favourite street kai vendor now!

To shed some positive light on all those working hard in the hospitality industry this year, the Food Truck Collective has introduced the Street Kai Awards – allowing you to vote for your top 3 street food vendors. One vendor will take out the ultimate spot as the People's Choice Award for 2020, as well as one vendor winning The Most Sustainable Food Vendor Award, judged by We Compost. With food trucks being such a large part of the Auckland food culture, it's worth casting your vote to help your favourite food truck after a rough year. Voting is now open, with the winners announced at Street Kai On Takutai on Friday November 13th at 2pm!

Oktoberfest Takes Over The Bavarian

The Bavarian's Oktoberfest tasting menu

Oktoberfest may have taken a pause in Munich this year, but that doesn't mean we can't celebrate in the Aotearoa. Newmarket Westfield's signature German eatery, The Bavarian, is taking matters into their own hand and introducing their special Oktoberfest menu, available for the entire month of October. Think buttery pretzels fresh from the oven, golden-crackled pork knuckle, pork belly, a trio of German sausages, schnitzel, apple strudel, and plenty of beer of course! You can opt for a $39pp tasting platter or a special limited edition Oktoberfest schnitzel for $26 loaded with all the dressings. Book your table at The Bavarian right here and get in on the Oktoberfest fun.

Elemental AKL Kicks Off This Week

Elemental AKL starts October 1st

Elemental AKL is back for its second year in a row, showcasing Auckland's wide range of talent across the arts, entertainment, and food sectors. Officially starting on October 1st, the next several weeks will see renowned Auckland chefs hosting masterclasses, cocktail foraging classes, culinary crawls, tours of some of Auckland's best farmers markets, and plenty more in and across the city. For all the event details and to find the perfect event for you, check out the complete itinerary.

Vogel's Launches Their Prebiotic Range

Vogel's Digestive Wellbeing Range

Known and loved by Kiwis for generations, Vogel's is the reliable loaf you can count on for a nourishing sandwich or slice of toast. Announcing this week they're introducing a new prebiotic range, designed to aid with digestion and work hand-in-hand with your daily dose of probiotics. They'll be launching a Gluten Free Keto Loaf and two variants of their Digestive Wellbeing loafs – original and super seeds. All three loaves will be available in your local supermarket this week!

Marmite Hummus Has Taken Flight

Lisa's Marmite Hummus MLT Bagel

While it seemed divisive on announcement, it seems Lisa's Marmite Hummus has stolen Kiwi's hearts quite quickly. As we enter more promising summer weather, the team behind Marmite Hummus has come out with more exciting recipes to integrate the quintessential Kiwi product into, including a Marmite hummus & chip sandwich and an MLT – taking a toasted bagel, spreading it with Marmite Hummus and topping it with lettuce, tomato, red onion, tomato, nuts, and seeds. Voila! To find out more about the quirky dip, read all about it here.

KitKat Chunky Goes Gold

KitKat Chunky Gold Krisp is available now

KitKat is not taking a break this year, announcing yet another new flavour; one we're very excited about! KitKat Chunky is turning gold, creating a deliciously new caramelised chocolate bar on our shelves. Combining two of KitKat's most popular flavours – the Chunky and the Gold – the KitKat Chunky Gold Krisp with lush golden white chocolate and crunchy waffle top layer, it'll satisfy any sweet-tooth! Available nationwide now.

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