On Track at the Bikery

Words David Wrigley Images Ashlee DeCaires The Bikery Café in Cambridge sits, as the name suggests, right at the heart of New Zealand’s cycling culture. Situated on the ground floor of the stunning Grassroots Trust Velodrome, where there is always a buzz of excitement, the café is an oasis of calm. The beautiful outdoor area […]

Everyday Eatery

Breakfast this morning is at Everyday Eatery, and it is a beautiful plate of guacamole, fried mushrooms, truffle mushroom puree, poached egg and lots of herbs, layered on sourdough: happily eaten in the brand new café at Hamilton Zoo, at Rotokauri. Everyday is in the zoo’s recently opened entry precinct; the low-slung building, designed by […]

Kosher Salt and Szechuan Pepper Squid with Daikon Salad and Ponzu Dressing

Recipe Andre Da Silveria, elizabeth cafe. Images Brydie Thompson Andre’s take on salt and pepper squid uses kosher salt. Kosher salt is a coarser salt than table salt (can be found at Vetro but you can also replace it with a flaky sea salt). 1kg squid tube ½–1 cup tapioca flour 1–2 tsp kosher salt […]

Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Salad

Recipe POPPYPEACH, Images Tasha Meys This is a quick and nutritious salad that is fresh, super tasty and everyone loves.  Find out more about POPPYPEACH here Serves 4 4 organic skinless and boneless chicken breasts 2 thumbs of ginger, peeled and thinly sliced 1 red capsicum, deseeded and thinly sliced ½ cucumber 6 spring onions, […]

That’s Amore!

Words by Brad King Images by Brydie Thompson   Summer—the perfect time to enjoy al fresco dining in our backyards. And since we remain unable to escape overseas, there is never a better time to create a taste of Italy at home with freshly baked pizzas using homemade bases and served with a crisp glass […]


Words by Amber Bremner Images by Tasha Meys Tamahere local Angie Millar was out for a run one morning when she had the bright idea to open a salad and smoothie bar to serve the local community. POPPYPEACH opened in Tamahere Village in May 2021, a colourful oasis serving a range of healthy but delicious […]