We're in the know about all the best things to do, see, eat, and drink this weekend!
Your Last Chance At The Night Noodle Markets
The annual Night Noodle Market is back at the Auckland Domain for their final weekend. Gather the crew and head down for your last chance to indulge in mountains of noodles, dumplings, baos, and sweet treats from some of the best Asian food vendors in the country (as well as some very special guests from Australia and Japan joining us). With free entry, George FM Dj’s on the decks, and live entertainment in the warm summer evenings, what are you waiting for?
A Seven-Course Chocolate Tasting
Seven courses of chocolate? Don’t mind if we do. Book your spot at Miann Morningside this weekend ($65pp) to experience their seven courses of house-made chocolate, with every course deriving from different origins. A brand new experience of degustation, Miann will take your through their chocolate ethos and how each flavour has come about.
The Monthly Vegan Potluck
Show off your cooking skills at Grey Lynn’s monthly vegan potluck, hosted at the Grey Lynn Community Centre on Richmond Road. Whip up your favourite vegan dish, sweet or savoury, and bring along a friend to try dozens of different new recipes. Entry is $3-$5 at the door, and don’t forget your reusable cutlery and plate!
Breakfast At Cazador
For one day only, head to the infamous Cazador in Mount Eden for a breakfast spread unlike any other. Teaming up with Metro to fundraise for Women’s Refuge, Cazador will be serving up Persian game, from offal and cold cuts to pastries and a morning cocktail. Book your table here for a breakfast you certainly won’t forget.
A Scandalous Bottomless Brunch
If there’s two things we can’t get enough of, it’s bottomless brunch and bottomless dumplings. Combine the two and we’ve got a winner winner. Head to Scandal in Ponsonby this Saturday for two-hour session of all-you-can-eat bubbles and dumplings. Skip breakfast and get your stretchy pants on, book here now for just $59pp.
Vondel Turns Two
Our favourite friendly local Vondel is turning two this weekend! Head down to the sunny Devonport restaurant from midday till late to celebrate with delicious drinks and quality nibbles. With drinks from Cardrona Distillery and No.1 Family Estate, you’d be silly not to!
Beers And Bikes
What better way to spend your Saturday than a nice bike ride and a cold beer. Join Bike Auckland on their guided bicycle tour in Henderson this Saturday, kicking off at 4:15pm at the Te Atatu Underpass and taking you to Little Creatures in Hobsonville, to talk bikes, drink beers, and be merry. All you need to do is show up!
The Old Fashioned House Party
Rewind the clock at Sardine’s Old Fashioned House Party this Saturday. Kicking off at 9pm head down to the CBD spot for innovative cocktails, bites from White + Wong’s, and a DJ set from Auckland’s Sam Hill. With free entry at the door, make sure to treat yourself at the bar!
Christmas At Hopetoun Alpha
Bringing Christmas cheer to K’Road, the Alpha Market will be hitting Hopetoun Alpha for a family-friendly day of artisans, vintage goods, local designers, up-cycled clothing, music, and some of best food trucks in town. Head down from 10am-4pm for some early Christmas shopping and great local kai.