No trip up north is complete without a stop at this adorable tuck shop.
Conveniently located on the corner that was once home to the OOB (Omaha Organic Berries) ice cream parlour, Tuck Shop is poised to be Matakana Village’s new favourite hangout, offering the necessary caffeine hit and an assortment of tasty eats between bread (or cookies) to keep bellies full and spirits high.
Opening its doors last weekend much to the delight of eager punters soaking up the sunshine, it’s hard to miss the deep green façade by the roundabout where the small but mighty spot resides. Serving up coffee from the tiled bar as well as well as a cooler cup of joe — the Eighthirty coffee mocha shake — perhaps what we’re most excited about are the sandwich creations on offer. Under the ‘pressed sandwiches’ category there’s The Rube — where pastrami, swiss cheese sauerkraut and Russian dressing unite on rye, or The Cube — featuring a Cuban roll filled to the brim with free-range pulled pork, honeyed ham, swiss cheese and a squiggle of mustard. Not ones to leave the sweet tooth-ed out, there is the ice cream sandwich option where one can choose to inhale a scoop of OOB organic ice cream between two freshly baked Tuck Shop cookies.
As if that wasn’t enough, as devotees to provenance and the organic way of life, we love the fact that Tuck Shop uses organic milk, offers the option of adding organic plant protein to one’s smoothies and recognises the importance of serving locally-sourced produce where possible as well as grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, bacon and eggs. The packaging used is also plant-based and compostable.
Heading up north this weekend? Matakana’s new kid on the block is well worth a visit.
2 Matakana Valley Road