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September 2019

Five Great Vegan Eateries in Auckland

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Vegans get a bad rap, and sometimes it can feel like you are a little excluded in where you can go to eat, but that certainly is not the case in Auckland! We are packed with so many vegan choice that you could almost be hard-pressed to find the perfect location! Well, don’t fear my friends as we have whittled down our top five choice, that are perfect even for your herbivore friends!

Wise Boys

Just because you’ve gone vegan, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on greasy, mouth-watering classic American burgers, and Wise Boys have you covered! This take-out style, hole-in-the-wall joint has two tables should you want to devour on the spot. The selection is where it is at though, you will find the traditional style burgers like The Classic Cheese and The Spicy Mex or explore a more creative flare with the “fancy boys” list feature treats such as The Dirty Boy.

Tart Bakery

There’s nothing more kiwi than a good pie in the morning, and in all honesty, no matter your diet, Tart hands down has the best pies in Auckland. The fully stocked pie cabinet has all of the classic flavours—only made from plants. We’re talking ‘mince and cheese’, ‘creamy chicken’ and the classic ‘sausage rolls’. If you have a sweet tooth then one look at the sweets and pastries will have you drooling—beautiful berry danishes, chocolate croissants, iced donuts and daily cakes galore.


Although not fully vegan, the mostly plant-based eatery has a courtyard decorated with lush green vines, comfy couch style seating and plenty of tables to fit larger groups. Its perfect for brunch – the citrus waffles with lemony coconut ambrosia, fresh citrus, vegan meringue and chocolate sauce make for a sensational breakfast. If you’re feeling more savoury then the barbeque jackfruit sliders are a real win—slow braised barbeque jackfruit with coleslaw, smoked paprika aioli and alfalfa sprouts!

Lord of the Fries

This one has etched out a name for itself in Auckland and New Zealand, offering classic fast-food that features all the classics—cheese-burgers, chicken burgers, fish burgers—except all free of animal products of course. The take-away style makes for a quick and easy meal to pick up on your way home to devour on the couch for maximum treat yo’self vibes.

The Butcher’s Son

Our final eatery comes with a motto i’m sure we can all get behind:  “delicious on your tastebuds, easy on your conscience, and better for the environment”. Their entire menu is made without any animal products, their takeaway packaging is biodegradable, and they proudly support local produce suppliers. The food is just as fantastic as they advertise! Mozzarella sticks, shitake mushroom and crispy pork bao buns, tacos and nachos, beet burgers, and sunfed chicken miso slaw burgers too.

What’s On In Epsom: September 2019

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We have jumped into September and with that brings some good news: Its Spring! Which means Summer is just around the corner. Being located so centrally gives us an added advantage if you want to take in those longer days and slightly warmer weather – we’re close to the showgrounds and the spark arena – and with some great events and gigs happening this month, it’s no better time to stay!

Here’s some of our favorite events happening this September:

Auckland Home Show

There’s nothing like a good spring clean to get the home ready for summer and feeling fresh, but what if the spring clean turns into a little bit of D.I.Y? well, head over to the Home Show and speak to leading renovation, building and design experts and pick up the right advice, ideas and inspiration in the free Design, Renovate, Decorate seminar series! Running over five show days at the ASB Showgrounds, over 500 exhibitors will showcase the latest products, services and trends in renovations, building, furnishing, home improvements and outdoor living. So, before you get swinging the hammer of slap on a lick of paint come along and get some inspiration!

Troye Sivan – The Bloom Tour

Returning to New Zealand for his highly-anticipated first national headline concert since his last sell-out 2016 show, Global popstar and LGBTQI icon Troye Sivan brings his sophomore album support tour, “The Bloom Tour” back to Auckland! Sivan has been a growing artist in the last few years, and it seems his rise is only growing faster! Bloom has spawned such hits as the New Zealand platinum smash hit ‘My My My!’, ‘Bloom’ and ‘Dance To This’ featuring Ariana Grande. Sivan has also recently announced that $1.00 from every ticket sold will be donated in support of RainbowYOUTH in New Zealand – if you needed an extra wholesome reason to attend!

NZ Motorcycle Show

Garb your leather, put on your helmet and lick start your way down to ASB showgrounds for Ride Forever Motorcycle Show 2019 – the largest motorcycle show in New Zealand. There’s something for every motorcycle lover, whether you own one for yourself or simply have a soft spot for them. The show covers over 10,000 square metres of indoor display space featuring New Bikes – Classics – Dirt Bikes and Custom! With all profits from the show going to charity (the 2018 event raised $140,000) there no reason to miss this one!

Stan Walker – Springboard Tour 2019

New Zealand’s favorite son returns this month, taking the stage to perform songs from his impressive catalogue plus his brand new pop smash single ‘Give’. Sam has become a local and international icon for his stint as a contestant on Australian Idol, as a judge on XFactor and  more importantly for his hits such as expect to hear some of his biggest hits including ‘Black Box’, ‘Unbroken’, ‘Take It Easy’, ‘Bulletproof’ – all of which you can expect to hear as he takes the stage at Town hall.