5 Best American Eateries In Wellington To Gorge On A Feast This Thanksgiving

Megan Zara Walsh Megan Zara Walsh - Staff Writer

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What would your life be without a burger or fries? We know Americans love to eat, they brought us McDonald’s for crying out loud, and for that we will be forever grateful. Seriously, they have produced the most pleasurable comfort food alive, so let’s use that excuse this Thanksgiving, November 25, by eating at one of Wellington’s top American eateries. From top-notch burgers, fried chicken, milkshakes and more…you won’t go hungry. Here are five of our favourite American eateries in Wellington.

1. Sweet Mother’s Kitchen 

This New Orleans-inspired eatery serves scrumptious warm American belly fillers like a large selection of waffles and French toast with maple syrup and bacon, breakfast burritos, all-day brunches, big nachos, quesadillas…the list is endless. Pair your meal with something sweet by slurping on one of the best freakshakes in Wellington, such as the Hot Jaffa Shake, which comes in a cocktail glass with chocolate ice-cream and toppings. Indeed, one of the greatest American eateries in Wellington.

📍5 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

2. Burger Liquor

Wolf into some of the juiciest and largest burgers ever at this casual American burger joint. Get this, they even make yummy plant-based burgers. Send your tastebuds to heaven by opting for either the world-famous Smokey burger or The Majestic which comes with fried chicken, cheese, bacon and hash browns. Pair your burger with a large portion of southern topped with cheese, chicken and garlic. Certainly, one of the best American eateries for a feast in town.

📍 129 Willis Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

3. Mama Brown

The American food here is next-level. Think stacked breakfast waffles with maple syrup, gourmet burgers, southern fried chicken, veggie nachos, tacos and plenty more goodness. They cater for gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan diets, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. You cannot visit this spot without treating yourself to a glorious OTT milkshake from the ever-changing and creative dessert menu. Some highlights include Whittaker’s honey bubble crunch, chocolate and berries, rocky road and KitKat, just to name a few. Indeed, you’ll leave with a tummy full of satisfaction.


📍 250 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

4. Sal’s Pizza

Locals absolutely adore this 5-star hotspot. A gigantic slice of authentic New York pizza for just $6. What more could you want? With a great selection of flavours, you can fill your belly with a few slices. It’s the perfect place to embrace American culture. If you’re still hungry, other bites you can get include their famous garlic knot balls at three for $5 or eight for $10 while a large slice of New York cheesecake will set you back $9, just to name a few.

📍 Various Locations 

5. Lucky

This American-inspired place gives KFC a serious run for its money because they serve, arguably, the most delicious chicken in New Zealand. Indulge on fried chicken burgers, gravy fries, popcorn chicken, halloumi burgers, deep fried mash potato balls, and more. It’s a fantastic grab-and-go spot for when you’re in a rush. Additionally, you can order online now via the Deliver Easy website.

📍 105 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

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