NSP Long Italian Lunch

Denizen’s definitive guide to the best takeaways to try during lockdown

Feeling peckish and sick of cooking? We know we are. Many of our favourite eateries are trading under the Government’s Health and Safety Guidelines for level 3. We encourage you to support the following establishments by ordering directly from them and, where possible, avoid ordering via third party apps to ensure our valued hospitality industry lives on long after lockdown — just make sure you check on their websites or social media for their exact delivery times, as some will be starting from this weekend. From sushi and sandwiches to pizza and pasta, these are the best takeaway offerings to try.

← GO BACK

SEE ALL SLIDES |

Ebisu

Ebisu

Ebisu

Ebisu

Ebisu is offering a curated range of its signature dishes including the Ebi Mayo roll, sashimi and sushi platters and the tuna ceviche roll for contactless pickup online. There is also a new selection of Omakase (chefs choice) set meals, and a range of bottled cocktails, sake, Champagne and wine to add to your order. Children will be well looked after too, with the kid’s sushi platter also available. 

Order online here.

Andiamo

Andiamo

Andiamo

Andiamo

Andiamo To Go is back, offering a tasty takeaway menu with contactless pickup. Find the likes of chilli fried calamari, gnocchi cacio e pepe, free-range chicken parmigiana and tiramisu for dessert, if you feel so inclined — plus various pizzettes. Orders can be placed between 4pm – 8pm, with contactless pickup available from 5pm. ⁠Contactless delivery is also now available, serving Herne Bay, Saint Mary’s Bay, Ponsonby, Westmere, Grey Lynn and Freemans Bay for $7.50.

Phone 09 378 7811 between 4pm and 8pm to place your order and make payment.

Find the full menu here.

Gaja

Gaja

Gaja

Gaja

Ponsonby Central’s popular new Korean eatery has a delicious menu available for contactless pick up, starting this Friday the 24th of September. Find a takeaway-friendly selection of its moreish modern Korean fare, including kimchi and tofu or beef brisket Mandu (Korean-style dumplings); various renditions of Korean Fried Chicken; Dupbap bowls; noodles and more. The takeaway service will be running 7 days a week, 12pm — 8:30pm.

Order online here or phone 09 600 3466.

Ahi

Ahi

Ahi

Ahi

Ahi’s level 3 offering is next-level. The Ahi at Home Garden Box features organic vegetables from the Ahi Garden, alongside ingredients from a selection of Commercial Bay restaurant’s favourite food suppliers, prepared by its chefs for us to assemble at home or outdoors with minimal effort. Changing weekly based on what is on offer seasonally, each box feeds two-to-three people and contains the likes of kawakawa sourdough with cultured butter; a selection of fresh Ahi garden, ready to BBQ or cook vegetables with pumpkin seed pesto; Te Mana lamb oyster shoulder, slow-cooked and chilled ready for the BBQ with a lamb gravy to finish; silky smooth potatoes with Te Puke truffle butter; Aosta’s Tiramisu for dessert — and that’s not even all of it. The Ahi at Home Garden Box is available for pick-up or delivery 7 days a week.

See the full offering and order online here.

 

Culprit

Culprit

Culprit

Culprit

Expanding on the immensely popular ‘Culprit @ Home’ offering, this time chef and owner Kyle Street is taking the meal kits to another level. Expect three-course deluxe meals (four if you count the tasty pre-mixed cocktail included) comprising gourmet ingredients like kingfish sashimi and Culprit’s famous chicken liver parfait; a main of mouth-watering lamb moussaka with slices of saffron potatoes, a layer of spiced and fried eggplant all smothered in thick ricotta spiked béchamel and finished with pecorino and mozzarella. Plus, vegetable sides and dessert to finish. The kits are $150 and overnight courier with NZ Couriers is included within a 14km radius of Culprit. Available Thursday, Friday and Saturdays.

Order online here and make sure you keep an eye on Culprit’s Instagram for updates and when meal kits will be restocked.

Ghost Street

Ghost Street

Ghost Street

Ghost Street

Britomart’s subterranean Chinese eatery Ghost Street is all set to bring its flavourful fare to your dining room. A curated menu is available for both pick up and on Uber Eats for delivery, including delicious dumplings, noodle and rice-based mains, dishes like soy-braised dong po pork belly and fried organic chicken leg with sweet soy black vinegar sauce, plus vegetables and even sweets to finish like Hong Kong-style egg tarts. Available Wednesday to Saturday, 4.30pm to 8.30pm.

Order online here.

Cantine and Star Superette

Cantine and Star Superette

Cantine and Star Superette

Cantine and Star Superette

The Bar Celeste team have you covered across not just one but two businesses. Their delightfully gluttonous Cantine burgers are sure to satiate the meanest burger craving — find Celeste’s famous Filet O’Market Fish and the hamburger-style Smashburger in the mix, as well as suitably indulgent sides. Star Superette has your drinks covered with a great selection of natural and organic wines as well as spirits and beers, plus a super handy one-hour delivery service for metro areas if you need a drink, stat.

Find Cantine here and Star Superette here.

Azabu

Azabu

Azabu

Azabu

Those with a hankering for Azabu’s supremely fresh Peruvian-Japanese fare will be pleased to hear a selection of its most popular dishes will be coming to a plate near you. Find sushi and sashimi, Nikkei steak, free range chicken karaage, crispy pork belly, prawn dumplings and more, available for pickup from Azabu’s Ponsonby and Mission Bay locations. 

Order online here.

Lilian

Lilian

Lilian

Lilian

Lilian is offering contactless pickup from 5pm — 9pm. Find the likes of its delicious woodfired pizzas, some of their go-to smaller menu items and more tasty accompaniments to keep hungry tummies happy. Call or text 021498427 to place an order and schedule a time to collect it.

Follow @lilian.akl for menu details and updates.

Daphnes Taverna

Daphnes Taverna

Daphnes Taverna

Daphnes Taverna

Transport your taste buds to Greece from the comfort of your own home with the level 3 menu from Daphnes Taverna. Offering a concise menu of their starters including the spanakopita, the Daphnes team are also bringing in a beloved Greek street food dish: Gyros. Choose from falafel chicken and lamb, as well as sides for an irresistibly hearty meal. A new baklava dessert will also be on offer. Order from Wednesday to Sunday, on the day or beforehand, and pick up (contactless) during your allocated time slot from the Ponsonby restaurant between 5 and 9pm. 

Order online here.

Annabel's

Annabel's

Annabel's

Annabel's

Ponsonby’s favourite local watering hole, Annabel’s, is now offering a vibrant selection of wines, available to buy online or via free click and collect from the wine bar. There’s also a daytime-appropriate selection of to-go treats, such as artisan coffee, fresh sandwiches, toasties, toasts and other daily fresh goods.

Delivery is an additional $10 per order and is available in a 5km radius of Annabel’s and will be received within 3-4 days of purchase.

Order online here.

Burger Boy

Burger Boy

Burger Boy

Burger Boy

Satiate any burger craving, any time of day, with Viaduct Harbour joint Burger Boy’s selection of simple yet smashable burgers. It’s open seven days from 11am until 9pm for takeaway or delivery. Find breakfast buns like the BLT or the Vege Butty (free-range eggs with hash browns, veges and mayo) and any-time favourites from beef burgers to Korean chicken and more. Available for contactless pickup and also delivery via Uber Eats.

Order online here.

Homeland

Homeland

Homeland

Homeland

Order from the ‘[email protected]’ menu, and pick up from the Wynyard Quarter restaurant to reheat or serve chilled. Choose from a delicious array of salads and starters like creamed Chatham Islands pāua in a pouch (to serve on your own toast) or mains like pulled beef cheek lasagne with cheese sauce and kimchi — plus sides, baked goods (including those famous cheese scones) and desserts. Contactless payment and pick-up between 10am and 6pm daily.

Find the menu and ordering details here.

Hello Beasty

Hello Beasty

Hello Beasty

Hello Beasty

Viaduct Harbour’s Hello Beasty has created a menu of dinner packs for between two and four people, which include all the dishes you could desire for a scrumptious feast. Receive a delicious main like chargrilled Sichuan lamb shoulder with sides like broccolini, spring onion flatbreads and rice. Vegetarian options are available, plus individual dishes and sides.

Order online here and follow @eatupbeasty for updates.

Ozone

Ozone

Ozone

Ozone

Have you missed a proper, professional brew? Grey Lynn’s Ozone cafe will open this Saturday (the 25th of September) for contactless orders, serving up its tasty takeaway coffee, a selection of cabinet treats and fresh sourdough from 8am to 2pm, seven days a week.

Pre-ordering is available via phone on 09 360 8125 and in-person.

Ockhee

Ockhee

Ockhee

Ockhee

Open for both contactless pick-ups and delivery within a 3km radius from its base, beloved Ponsonby Road Korean spot Ockhee has us sorted with its flavourful dishes — from rice-based Dubbap and Bibimbaps, to that moreish fried chicken, noodles, sides and delicious soup kits. The level 3 offering is available Thursday to Sunday, 5pm — 9:30pm with last orders at 9pm.  

Order online here or call on 09-217-2020.

Savor Goods

Savor Goods

Savor Goods

Savor Goods

Love lobster? How about delicious cocktails? What about lamb shoulder? You’re in luck. Savor Goods is the ultimate go-to for all things delicious, including lobster rolls kits (designed to create four or six classic or hot buttered rolls, or a tasty party pack including chips and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot). Order these from the Savor website, along with a new range of meals to finish at home comprising slow-cooked Te Mana lamb shoulder or Harmony pork belly; Ostro’s famous Beef Wellington with all the trimmings and an Italian Long lunch from NSP.

Order online here.

Gemmayze Street

Gemmayze Street

Gemmayze Street

Gemmayze Street

Those craving Gemmayze Street’s ever-popular hummus will be pleased to know the Lebanese eatery is back for level 3, offering mezze boxes (with a variety of dips, sauces, homemade bread and the aforementioned hummus) and make-your-own wrap kits (including lamb shoulder or falafel) during the week, alongside a new weekend menu of lachmajun (Middle Eastern pizza) and kebab shop-style wraps. An at-home version of its jeeb menu includes three irresistible courses with mezze, mains and dessert. For something sweet, dark chocolate and halva (tahini nougat) brownie and white chocolate, ricotta and passionfruit knefe (filo tart) is not to be missed. Available for pick-up only, Tuesday – Sunday.

Order online here.

Pici

Pici

Pici

Pici

The pasta heroes at Pici have pasta kits that you simply heat at home, a welcome addition to any household craving the comforting taste of handmade pasta. On the menu, you can expect the likes of rigatoni with venison ragu or fettuccine and Mutti tomatoes (which is vegan with the option to add stracciatella) and ready-to-eat focaccia, olives and other sides. Also on offer is wine, dessert (that beloved cheesecake!), fresh pasta and a selection of deli items including their Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Available for pickup and delivery within central Auckland.

Order online here.

White and Wong’s

White and Wong’s

White and Wong’s

White and Wong’s

Modern Asian eatery White and Wong’s has its Viaduct and Newmarket location open for contactless pick-ups. From dumplings to warming soups, starters like Peking duck, mains like curry and BBQ’d meats, and much more, you’re in for an at-home feast thanks to the restaurant’s extensive menu. Or if you would prefer to stay at home, you can find them on Uber Eats. 

Order online here, in person or over the phone.

Amano

Amano

Amano

Amano

As well as having its incredible sourdough and ciabatta, pastries, cakes, and tarts on offer, Amano has just launched hot, ready-to-eat takeaways straight from its kitchen including crowd favourite dishes like Scampi Chitarra and Mozzarella Focaccia de Recco. These are available for pick-up on Friday and Saturday between 5-8pm.

Order hot takeaways online here, and pastries and breads here.

 

Williams Eatery

Williams Eatery

Williams Eatery

Williams Eatery

This Wynyard Quarter cafe has us sorted for lunch with mouth-watering sweet and savoury goods, plus Flight Coffee for a much-needed caffeine fix. Offering up Lebanese pitas, stuffed with either falafel or chicken shawarma, pickles, hummus and salad, and their famous choc chip cookies, we recommend paying these guys a visit between 10am and 1:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Orders can be made via phone — 09-373-3906; email — [email protected]; or at the front door.
Saan

Saan

Saan

Saan

Should a craving for authentic Northern Thai cuisine hit you, look no further than Saan on Ponsonby Road. Offering its fragrant tiger prawn Pad Thai, Mussaman lamb curry, crispy pork belly, and wok-seared eggplant and tofu (to name a few), both contactless pick-up and delivery via Uber Eats are available. Saan’s opening hours for this service are Wednesday to Saturday, 4.30pm to 8.30pm.

Order online here.

Jervois Steak House

Jervois Steak House

Jervois Steak House

Jervois Steak House

Our favourite steak house is offering contactless pick-up. With a curated takeaway menu of all your favourites, including crispy calamari, duck liver parfait, forest mushroom pappardelle, salads and dessert, the range of signature meat cuts also available means you won’t find a better steak anywhere else. Available from 5pm for dinner, and orders can be placed between 4pm – 8pm.

Phone 09 376 2049 to place your order and payment.⁠

Giapo

Giapo

Giapo

Giapo

Sweet tooths rejoice, Giapo’s signature ice cream, with hand-rolled freshly made waffle cones, ice cream by the slice or 500ml tubs of ice cream can be pre-ordered for click and collect or  delivery using the brand’s own app. 

Order via the Giapo app here.

Cassia

Cassia

Cassia

Cassia

The clever team at Cassia have designed three substantial heat-and-eat meal kits, available for order from the Cassia website and pick-up Thursday to Sunday, 3pm to 7pm. The options are a vegetarian meal kit, a chicken meal kit and a lamb meal kit — all include snacks, an entrée, main, sides of rice and naan, and tiramisu for dessert. Expect the likes of roasted carrot with vindaloo cream and macadamias; paneer tikka sliders; tandoor chicken; Goan lamp chops — and more.

Order online here.

 

Non Solo Pizza

Non Solo Pizza

Non Solo Pizza

Non Solo Pizza

The Parnell neighbourhood stalwart is bringing its famous Long Lunch experience to our abodes with a generous selection of dishes for four people. Expect marinated olives and Grissini; pull-apart bread with garlic butter; Prosciutto, parmesan and rocket; burrata, spinach puree, and braised leeks; chicken and truffle lasagna; pork cotoletta; roasted potatoes and tiramisu. La dolce vita indeed.

Order online here.

Ada

Ada

Ada

Ada

Starting this Friday, 24th of September, Ada will be open over the weekend from 2pm — 8pm for piping-hot, contactless pick-ups. From various flavours of its signature Pizza Frittas — Ortiz anchovies with whipped ricotta, Nduja with taleggio, stewed eggplant and more — to scrumptious salads and heavenly desserts, the Grey Lynn eatery has you covered.

Order via text on 021 766 621, payment taken on pick-up and follow @ada_akl for updates.

Cazador

Cazador

Cazador

Cazador

Dominion Road favourite Cazador has a quintessentially delicious offering organised for level 3. It will change weekly, but first up you can order charcoal-grilled venison kebabs with flatbread, saffron rice, hummus and traditional condiments as a special on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th of September only (make sure you order now). Ongoing, the team also have their hampers online with Cazador’s famous housemade charcuterie, cheese and a (very appealing) option to add a prepped venison rack and duck fat potatoes, with organic greens and anchovy dressing to heat and eat at home. 

Order online here.

Cotto

Cotto

Cotto

Cotto

Praise the pasta gods, Cotto is poised to bring back its takeaway offering, with the K’Road eatery set to be open from Monday to Saturday, 5pm – 10pm. Menu and ordering details to come.

Order online here.

 

The Blue Breeze Inn

The Blue Breeze Inn

The Blue Breeze Inn

The Blue Breeze Inn

Ponsonby’s favourite fusion restaurant is back and offering takeaways in level 3. From Wednesday to Sunday, 5:00 to 8:30pm, click and collect a range of The Blue Breeze Inn’s most popular dishes including the pork belly bao bun, stir-fried black pepper beef, new crayfish and crab wontons, truffled mushroom fried rice and much more.

Order online here.

Pasture & Alpha

Pasture & Alpha

Pasture & Alpha

Pasture & Alpha

Parnell restaurant Pasture has various pantry boxes for pick-up on September 25th, 26th and 27th, filled with its quintessentially high-quality goods — choose from housemade sourdough with smoked salmon and butter, or perhaps you’re more drawn to aged Wagyu mince, Boxer pretzels, oysters and whole line-caught fish. These boxes can be purchased for contactless pickup via Tock. The team’s new venture Alpha, an elevated bakery concept, will also be launching from next week with delicious baked goods, breakfast items and pizzas available for pick up daily from its 235 Parnell Road storefront.

Order online here and follow @pasture_akl and @alpha_akl for more updates.

The Engine Room

The Engine Room

The Engine Room

The Engine Room

North Shore neighbourhood bistro The Engine Room will be serving up click and collect takeaways of delectable heat and eat meals. Order at least 24 hours in advance and you too could enjoy the likes of duck confit, beef cheek bourguignon or five-spiced pork belly. There are also additional items for order like a bake-at-home version of the iconic cheese soufflé, and a daily dessert.

Find menu and ordering details here.

V.T. Station

V.T. Station

V.T. Station

V.T. Station

Should a hankering hit you for Indian dishes that pack a punch of flavour, we suggest making Newmarket’s V.T. Station your first port of call. From the team behind inner-city Indian restaurant 1947, V.T. Station melds fresh ingredients and a street-food sensibility to create its moreish fare. Already adept at serving takeaways, choose from its substantial eat-at-home menu that you can order online for pick-up or delivery via UberEats.

Order online here.

 

Burger Burger

Burger Burger

Burger Burger

Burger Burger

Auckland’s beloved burger joint Burger Burger is offering its full burger menu including specials, sides like potato skins and charred broccoli, plus milkshakes and sodas for contactless pickup from its Ponsonby and Takapuna locations. Its Commercial Bay location is closed, for now.

Order online here.

Sid at The French Café

Sid at The French Café

Sid at The French Café

Sid at The French Café

This Eden Terrace fine dining restaurant is offering heat-and-eat meals like no other during level 3. Pre-order from the website and you’ll have a choice of three kits — chef’s signature, vegetarian and pescatarian — designed to serve two with nothing more than the minimum amount of effort. All contain an entrée, main, sides and dessert — from dishes like duck with kumara puree to a mushroom, miso and truffle pie, to market fish with egg yolk sauce, this is truly a next-level offering. Pick up between 3pm and 7pm Thursday to Sunday, and order before midday the day prior to allow the team time to make fresh meals daily. 

Order online here.

Miann

Miann

Miann

Miann

From luxe birthday cakes, decadent doughnuts, creme brûlée, macarons and dessert feasts to gelato and gateaux (hey, the rules are all gone now, right?), Level 3 lockdown is a whole lot sweeter with contactless pick up from Miann’s Fort St, Morningside and Britomart locations. You can also find a range of housemade chocolate available for delivery via their ‘Chocolate Shop’.

Order online here.

Brothers Beer & Juke Joint BBQ

Brothers Beer & Juke Joint BBQ

Brothers Beer & Juke Joint BBQ

Brothers Beer & Juke Joint BBQ

The citywide southern style BBQ slingers at Juke Joint have been delivering vacuum-packed meals, sides and craft beer every Friday afternoon during level 4, and now they are also doing click & collect and UberEats deliveries of hot, ready-to-eat meals from five sites (Birkenhead, City Works Depot, Mt Eden, Ōrākei and Onehunga) throughout the week. This includes almost the full menu, such as moreish meats sides and sharing plates, plus you can find craft beer on the website to wash it down (and at all good liquor stores and supermarkets). 

Order online here.

Bar Magda

Bar Magda

Bar Magda

Bar Magda

The Subterranean Cross St bar and eatery has a ‘Magda Family Feast’ menu available, a succinct selection of its unique Filipino-inspired fare. It includes hot dishes like ‘java jambalaya red rice, green olive, capsicum, onion’, and ‘pot roast beef cheek, parsley, garlic & ginger gremolata’, plus vegetable sides like spring tomatoes with black bean, scallion dressing and courgettes with iceberg lettuce and herbed yoghurt. There are also add-ons available including dessert and a full drinks list. Bar Magda requires 24 hours notice for orders and pick-ups are at select times between 6pm and 7:30pm, Friday to Sunday.

Order online here.

Oji Sushi

Oji Sushi

Oji Sushi

Oji Sushi

Enjoy some of the freshest sushi in town plus a variety of irresistible Japanese-style sandos, available for pick-up from Oji’s Britomart location. Available as part of Savor’s extensive picnic selection, there are both family-sized and children’s packs available. The sando pack for two-to-four people looks especially scrumptious right now — comprising eight, freshly-made Japanese-style sandos, there are varying flavours including Katsu Chicken, shredded iceberg and bulldog sauce, Krispy Prawn, cabbage, wasabi tartare, Spicy Lobster, celery leaf, togarashi and Japanese egg, spring onion, aji amarillo.

Find ordering and pickup details online here.

Bali Nights & It's Java

Bali Nights & It's Java

Bali Nights & It's Java

Bali Nights & It's Java

A culinary trip to Bali from your bubble just became possible thanks to Bali Nights’ level 3 menu — order delicious street food-style dishes such as beef rendang, nasi goreng and more online and over the phone for contactless pickup. The team are also working on deliveries, coming soon. Bali Nights’ sister restaurant, Indonesian eatery It’s Java!, also has online ordering available on its website, plus deliveries through Delivereasy and Ubereats.

Order Bali Nights online here.

And It’s Java! online here.

Cafe Hanoi

Cafe Hanoi

Cafe Hanoi

Cafe Hanoi

A hankering for the freshness and flavour of Vietnamese food can be satiated thanks to Cafe Hanoi’s at-home menu, available for pickup from its Britomart premises or delivery via Uber Eats. On offer are fresh rice paper rolls, main dishes like wok-seared market fish and roast duck, curries and vegetable dishes, salads and more.  Available Wednesday to Saturday, 4.30pm to 8.30pm.

Order online here.

Pantry at Park Hyatt

Pantry at Park Hyatt

Pantry at Park Hyatt

Pantry at Park Hyatt

Stop by Park Hyatt Auckland’s daytime eatery and you’ll be able to do contactless pick ups for its excellent selection of sandwiches, pastries and baked goods, plus coffee, juices and smoothies. Wynyard Quarter locals take note, this sounds like excellent working-from-home fuel to us. Open every day from 7.30am to 2pm, order at the café entrance or text 021 0239 1960.

Follow @thepantryauckland for updates.

Ostro

Ostro

Ostro

Ostro

Now that takeaways are available, why not let the experts take care of more time-intensive dishes? Ostro’s Beef Wellington is right up there for us, and now we can all enjoy this ultimate comfort meal in the comfort of our own homes. Designed to serve two, it comes with all the delicious trimmings — confit garlic and onion, potato gratin, horseradish creme fraiche, mustard and jus.

Order online here.

Sidart

Sidart

Sidart

Sidart

Fine dining stalwart Sidart is elevating the concept of takeaways to new heights with its at-home menu. Commencing Thursday the 23rd of September, a four-course meal designed for two to enjoy will be available, with pre-order already live. It comprises an entrée of cured alpine salmon with spanner crab, kasundi, granny smith and dill; main of spiced pork belly or Wagyu sirloin with laal maas, seasonal greens and celeriac; dessert of tiramisu with chocolate, cardamom and coconut plus a selection of French and local cheese. Order cut off is 4pm the day prior for contactless pick up between 3:00pm and 7:00pm on the desired date. The main requires a small element of cooking, but it is extremely easy and instructions are included in the package.

Order online here.

Chop Chop

Chop Chop

Chop Chop

Chop Chop

Ramen might be quick to slurp down but it’s actually a fairly involved process to make, so perhaps it’s best left to the experts. Luckily Ponsonby Central ramen house Chop Chop has its famous ramen available for click and collect, as well as sides like Koji fried chicken with peanuts, vege-loaded rice bowls and even sweet treats. Pick-up is available Wednesday to Sunday, 5:00 to 8:30pm.

Order online here.

Esther at QT Auckland

Esther at QT Auckland

Esther at QT Auckland

Esther at QT Auckland

Enjoy a taste of Esther’s delicious Mediterranean fare at home with the QT restaurant’s level 3 offering. Preheat the oven ready for a selection of heat and eat meals including the ‘luxe lamb dinner’ for two — lamb shoulder, flatbreads, taramasalata, potato mash, salad and burnt basque cheesecake — or various flavours of the housemade pie, like chicken and tarragon or lamb and chickpea, paired with potato mash and green salad. You can also order a whole burnt basque cheesecake with orange marmalade just by itself (no one’s judging) and pre-mixed house negronis. 

Email [email protected] with your day of pickup and preferred time between 5pm and 7pm. Order by 1pm for same-day contactless pickup at Esther from 5pm.

1947

1947

1947

1947

Inner-city Indian favourite 1947 Eatery has got your curry cravings under control, with a menu full of its most popular dishes available for pick up and delivery via Uber Eats. Try something from the tandoor or the famous bang bang butter chicken — and the street samosa chaat and garlic naan is a must.

Order online here.

YeahBowl

YeahBowl

YeahBowl

YeahBowl

In the mood for something a little more healthy and colourful? YeahBowl has its scrumptious poke bowls on the go, with a few different options available. Build your own with at-home poke bowl meal kits, or pick up a ready-made bowl via contactless collection from its Britomart or K’ Road locations — or, if you don’t want to leave the comfort of your own home, order for delivery via Uber Eats, Deliver Easy and Menulog.

Order online here.

The Lodge Bar & Dining

The Lodge Bar & Dining

The Lodge Bar & Dining

The Lodge Bar & Dining

Sweetening level 3 with its new ‘Lodge Bar Dine-Out’ menu, The Lodge Bar & Dining has released an irresistible menu of indulgent dishes to get us through. For the first time, Executive Chef Matt Lambert’s famous Lodge Bar Burger is available for takeaway; a thing of beauty containing dry-aged Matangi blend beef, cheese, onion and jam, and fries on the side. You’ll also find a fried chicken sando, grilled triple-cheese sandwich, BBQ lamb ribs, cured meats and pickles — and more.

Order online here for contactless pick-up at Commercial Bay.

Epolito's Pizzeria

Epolito's Pizzeria

Epolito's Pizzeria

Epolito's Pizzeria

If the meal you’ve been missing is pizza, look no further Epolito’s Pizzeria which is open from 5pm, Wednesday the 22nd of September onwards. Order from Epolito’s selection of mouth-watering New York-style pizzas (our favourites are the East Side with artichoke, lemon and parmesan or the Godfather) and you can either collect from the Richmond Road premises or order for delivery via Uber  Eats.

For pick-up, call 09 361 1593 to order, and follow @epolitospizzeria for updates.

Hotel Ponsonby

Hotel Ponsonby

Hotel Ponsonby

Hotel Ponsonby

Hotel Ponsonby has an irresistible selection of takeaways on offer. Choose from various renditions of its famous burger, including a new chicken sub and the vege burger, plus shoestring fries, sticky toffee pudding and the ‘Hotel Ponsonby Starter Box’ comprising Foccacia, parfait, rillettes, 70g cured meat, 100g cheese, olives and pickles. New to the takeaway menu is its delectable fried chicken wings and refreshing cucumber salad.

Order online here.

Mr Hao

Mr Hao

Mr Hao

Mr Hao

Known for its sharing plates and spice-centric fare, look to the level 3 offering of this modern Chinese eatery to impart a kick to your dinner. Mr Hao has come up with a set of ‘comfort meals’ for pre-order, a combination of dishes that are designed to feed either two-to-three or three-to-four people. Dishes on offer include Hao’s spicy chicken wings, fried noodles, dumplings in spicy broth and more. Delivery is available from either of the Dominion Rd or Albany locations.

Order and see all delivery and payment details here.

Mr. Morris

Mr. Morris

Mr. Morris

Mr. Morris

Michael Meredith’s Mr. Morris is offering a seasonal takeaway menu that is as sophisticated as what’s plated at its Britomart restaurant when it’s open. Available for Thursday, Friday and Saturday dinners, the range of options include a two-course meal for two as well as à la carte. Expect flavoursome classics including its Potato bread with smoked paprika butter and the Lamb shoulder with tomato mala, garlic naan and spring onion. It is essential to order in advance for pick up.

Order online here, by 1pm the previous day.

Fatimas

Fatimas

Fatimas

Fatimas

For those in need of their Fatimas feed, online ordering will be available for contactless takeaways from its Ponsonby and Takapuna stores. Fatimas full, fresh menu is ready-to-go, as well as Make Me Chawarma Kits and gift vouchers.

Order and shop online here.

Síso

Síso

Síso

Síso

Remuera diners rejoice, Síso is offering its favourite dishes on a new takeaway menu, from its Whipped forest mushrooms to the Grilled free-range chicken salad and the Lamb ‘kleftiko’ (shoulder cut on the bone with preserved lemon, baby garlic potatoes). Available for pick up from 4pm — 8.30pm⁠, you can place your order via email with your preferred time at [email protected]⁠ or call 09 522 6688⁠.

The takeaway menu⁠ can be viewed online here.

Ginger

Ginger

Ginger

Ginger

When it comes to takeaways, Thai is one of our favourites for fresh and flavoursome fair. Ginger in Remuera is offering contactless takeaways and deliveries on its colourful menu — from classic ka ree puff and tom yum soups to sweet chilli snapper and papaya salad. The team encourages placing orders ahead for the following day, to avoid long expected wait times as its locals rush back.

Order online here, or over the phone on 09 523 2626.

Taco Loco

Taco Loco

Taco Loco

Taco Loco

Favorito Taco Loco is serving its traditional homemade Mexican takeaways via click/call-and-collect all week. From its Chicken Tenga tacos to the House quesadilla, chimichangas and churros, you can make your orders online through the @regulrapp or call the team on 09 215 8542.

Monday hours: 8am — 2pm
Tuesday — Sunday hours: 8am — 2pm & 5pm — 8pm.

You can view the menu here.

Prego

Prego

Prego

Prego

In news that could not come pronto enough, Prego will be open at level 3 from Wednesday the 22nd of September, 4:30pm — 8.30pm. The team is working on a refined menu of its classics hits, including its Saltimbocca and Duck Risotto, as well as vegan options and kids meals.

All orders can be made by phone (09 3763 095), with pre-orders welcome from midday. For more information, keep an eye on Prego’s Instagram page, where updates will be posted and see the menu here.

St Heliers Bay Cafe & Bistro

St Heliers Bay Cafe & Bistro

St Heliers Bay Cafe & Bistro

St Heliers Bay Cafe & Bistro

For those soaking up the (transient) sunshine in the seaside suburb, St Heliers Bay Bistro is open for contactless drop-in takeaway. Coffee, sandwiches, pastries, burgers, fish n’ chips, gelatos and a few surprises will be on the table. Opening hours for Monday to Wednesday will be 7am — 4pm, and for Thursday to Sunday will be slightly longer, 7am — 6pm.

Keep an eye on its Instagram page for updates.
Little Jimmy

Little Jimmy

Little Jimmy

Little Jimmy

This Epsom based bar and eatery bases its offering around 100 percent New Zealand food and drink from small artisan producers. Now you can support them in tandem by ordering from Little Jimmy’s takeaway menu, which features tasty small plates like pork croquettes and manuka smoked fish pate, and larger dishes like pan-fried chicken schnitzel, Wagyu beef short rib and a grass-fed beef burger — plus pizzas, sides and desserts.

Order online here or call 09 630 7116. 

Gochu

Gochu

Gochu

Gochu

Attention Gochu’s many fans, the Commercial Bay Korean eatery has two of its most popular dishes available for you to eat at home. Order Jason’s Fried Chicken and four-packs of the signature Milk Buns, both designed to reheat and enjoy within your own abode. You can pick up from a collection point on the ground floor of Commercial Bay or arrange for delivery to selected suburbs. We’ll take ours with a Gochu x Checks t-shirt, thanks.

For availability, delivery zones and ordering click here.

Bread & Butter

Bread & Butter

Bread & Butter

Bread & Butter

The popular bakery’s Grey Lynn store is open for window trade and takeaway coffees between 8am to 2pm; contact-less pre-orders are also available via the On the Go app. Stock up on pastries, breads and biscuits as well as a selection of freshly made sandwiches. A selection of menu favourites are also available for lunch including hand-stretched sourdough pizzas, Philly Beef Sandwich, Korean crispy fried chicken, and burgers.

Use On the Go app to pre-order or call on 09 378 9111 to place your order. The online store is also still open for deliveries and contactless pick-ups.

Grangers Taphouse & Kitchen

Grangers Taphouse & Kitchen

Grangers Taphouse & Kitchen

Grangers Taphouse & Kitchen

Feed your soul with takeaways from a sea view. From its outpost at the Half Moon Bay Marina, Grangers will be opening its window for contactless treats during Friday to Sunday, including delicious house-baked goods, Toasted coffee and Karma drinks from 9am — 1pm. The restaurant kitchen will then be open for dinner meals, from classic mussel fritters to wild mushroom spaghetti, from Wednesday to Sunday, 5pm — 7.30pm.

Dinner orders are now being taken via the website.

Beau

Beau

Beau

Beau

Beau wine bar is back with a takeaway menu of full-to-the-brim burgers and flavoursome sides, such as mac n’ cheese and fried chicken. For contactless pick up you can call or text 020 4136 5388, or email for pre-orders (especially larger orders) at [email protected] Deliveries are available for orders over $50, if you order before 4pm that day for dinner.

Check out the takeaway menu, and operating hours that will be updated each week, here.

Va Bene

Va Bene

Va Bene

Va Bene

Parnell wine bar and eatery Va Bene has some of its menu favourites available for contactless pick-up, including its delicious beef bourguignon and charcuterie board. Plus, there’s a whole new level 3 menu it’s calling ‘Parnell Porker’, comprising BBQ’d meats like ribs, pulled pork, half-smoked chicken and beef short rib — all of which come with chipotle slaw and pickled onions, plus the option to add mashed potato and gravy. Excuse us, we’re drooling. Contactless Paywave and bank transfer available.

Order daily via Va Bene’s Instagram or Facebook, or call 09 600 2840.

Cafe Viet

Cafe Viet

Cafe Viet

Cafe Viet

With its deliciously fresh Vietnamese fare, Grey Lynn’s Cafe Viet is the place to go for a comforting pho or fresh rice paper rolls. A new BBQ duck dish sounds divine, too — served with rice noodles and soy, black vinegar, beansprouts, spring onion, coriander and fried shallots, we know what we’re getting for our next order. Cafe Viet is open 5:00pm to 8:30pm, Wednesday to Saturday for contact-less delivery or pick-up.

Order online here or call 09 378 8738.

Pasta e Cuore

Pasta e Cuore

Pasta e Cuore

Pasta e Cuore

Mount Eden’s fresh pasta masters are open again for contactless pick up during the alert level 3. They have irresistable ready-to-eat mains for you to whisk home, such as Tagliatelle al Ragu’, Tortelloni with butter and sage, and Gnocchi al Pomodoro. You can also pick up fresh pasta and sauces to make yourself at home, plus pre-cooked meals to warm up at home, such as meatballs, lasagna and focaccia, and desserts. Pick-up is between 11 am and 7.30 pm and the online ordering system is available 24/7

Order online here.