I’m sure all you foodies will agree, we spend a lot of our spare time looking up food, gazing at menus and seeing where the next best place to go is. With hundreds of Wellington eateries to choose from, we’ve made it our business to list 14 of our favourite and most instagrammable dishes that you need to devour this month.
1. Italian Tiramisu
As one of the world’s best desserts available in Wellington. This masterpiece is the pick-me-up you need this weekend and Nicolini’s Bistro cater up a rich mean portion that you need to sink your teeth into. Our mouths are watering looking at the picture above. Don’t forget to get your gram-approved picture before horsing into it.
📍 26 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
2. Mac & Cheese Pies
📍 Online & Delivery
3. Flying Noodles
The Dumpling Company is known for delightful hot pots, authentic Chinese dumpling dishes, noodle soup and much more goodness. But have you ever tried their Dan Dan Flying Noodles? It’s basically a fried noodle dish, either meat-free or full of meat, with plenty of vegetables and sauces.
📍 Shop 3a/44 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
4. Fix & Fog Toasties
At Eva Street, you’ll grab an instagrammable but scrumptious toastie from the hidden window. They cater the most delicious slices of peanut butter toast on sourdough bread, that can be gluten-free. One option is the chocolate berry butter, peanut butter granola, raspberry syrup and frozen raspberries, or else the Banoffee Pie that comes with crunchy peanut butter, fresh banana, chocolate shavings from WCF and caramel coconut yoghurt. Indeed, one of the most instagrammable food dishes in Wellington.
📍 5 Eva Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
5. Gorilla Burgers
Wolf into a gigantic gourmet burger courtesy of the folks down at Gorilla Burger. With plenty of options, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Our favourites are the beef patty Kong and Silverback, and The Flying Monkey, which comes with fried buttermilk chicken. Certainly, it makes an epic photo but it’s also the belly-filling grub you need this weekend.
📍 Various Locations
6. Sourdough Crumpets
Head to Harbourside Market, and find these delicious handcrafted dessert crumpets that are toasted to perfection. Little Spoon popped up during the pandemic last year, and has been exciting people’s taste buds since. Think Nutella and raspberry, lemon curd and crème fraiche, and banana maple peanut butter, just to name a few.
📍 Harbourside Market, Wellington
7. Quesadilla Pizza
This Mexican joint is already a favourite of ours for catering the most sinfully loaded monster nachos on the planet. However, Rosie’s Cantina also serves a soul-satisfying quesadilla pizza. Indulge on a thick cheesy quesadilla pizza base, topped with plenty of meats, and cheeses. The photo doesn’t even do it justice.
📍 4 Queens Wharf, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
8. Ice Cream Cheeseburger
Zelati Dessert Café is taking part in Burger Wellington. Available for limited time only this Oh Be-Be Cheeseburger consists of cheddar cheese gelato, crushed pretzels, on a bun topped with roasted black and white sesame. Wonderfully, it comes with a side portion of delicious churro fries and dark chocolate dipping sauce. Whether you plan to eat it or not, it makes an instagrammable food picture.
📍 116 Cuba Street Left Bank Arcade, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
9. Chicken Salad Sammies
Head to Romeo’s Deli Bar for the ultimate carb fix. Delightfully, munch on a massive chicken salad sandwich stuffed with plenty of salad fillings, on top of crispy thick bread, and tasting ever-so-delicious. You can’t go wrong with this instagrammable food dish.
📍 3/126 Vivian Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
10. Metre Pizza
Enjoy a huge OTT pizza with a group of friends down at Mediterranean Foods. With various flavours, plenty of ingredients, and cheesy goodness…you’ll be in pizza heaven.
📍 42 Constable Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
SEE MORE: The Best Pizza Places In Wellington
11. Lashings Super Sundae
Lashings dessert café dishes up some of the best fried chicken and waffles in Wellington. And, one of the world’s best desserts, a tasty Banoffee Pie. Their Super Sundae (pictured) cost $30, and consists of four brownies, six scoops of ice cream, plenty of toppings and bananas. Unfortunately, this dessert is limited, so be sure to ask before attending.
📍 1/31 Dixon Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
The monstrous OTT creative freakshakes from The Enormous Crocodile & Shake are the most insta-worthy thing you will ever lay ever on. From Unicorn, Cheesecake, Chocolate, Cookies – The folks here cater for all mankind. It just so happens this is one of the greatest Freakshakes in Wellington.
📍 5/22 Herd Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
13. Shared Platters
Gather a group of friends, and dive into one of these magnificent shared platters. Luckily, we’ve already listed the best shared platters in Wellington.
14. Huge Donut Sandwiches
With some of the best donuts in Wellington, Tomboy is known for their huge fluffy donut sandwiches, which are stuffed with cream and jam. Certainly, the ultimate instagrammable food to settling the sugary cravings.
📍 21 Majoribanks Street, Mount Victoria, Wellington 6011, New Zealand