Auckland has specialty fruit and vegetable stores, butchers and fish shops in almost every neighbourhood – and far too many to list. If you’re looking for foreign or gourmet foods, here are a few of the city’s best-known options:
Martha’s Backyard - http://www.marthasbackyard.co.nz
Where: 114 Lunn Ave, Mt Wellington, Auckland
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm
About: Eclectic selection of American packaged goods including snacks, candy, condiments and breakfast cereal, along with American clothing and gift items.
Sabato - http://www.sabato.co.nz
Where: 57 Normanby Road, Mt Eden
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm
About: Artisan-quality groceries and fresh foods from Europe with an emphasis on French, Italian and Basque cuisine.
Zarbo - http://www.zarbo.co.nz/
Where: 24 Morrow Street, Newmarket, or, 116 Parnell Road, Parnell
Hours: Newmarket - Mon-Fri 6.30am-6pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 8am-4pm, Public Hols 9am-4pm
Hours: Parnell - Mon-Fri 7am–6pm, Sat, Sun and Public Hols - Closed
About: A mixture of coffee shop, bar and delicatessen with amazing fresh foods and quality gourmet products.
Jone's the Grocer - http://jonesthegrocer.com/