Sweet Eats

7 Classic New Zealand Foods Not To Be Missed On Your Road Trip

By Wild Kiwi Team
on  May 29, 2018

Alongside lamb, fairy bread, fish and chips, lamingtons and pineapple lumps, here are a few more unmissable New Zealand treats you’ve just got to try.

Wild Kiwi guest enjoying hokey pokey ice-cream in Queenstown

See Why Everyone Goes Cray for Crayfish

If you’re feeling fancy, you won’t regret splashing out on some crayfish. Well, you’ve got to see what all the fuss is about for yourself, right?

Visit New Zealand South Island And Try A Kiwi Burger

Kiwi burgers are like regular burgers but better, because they’ve got a fried egg and some beetroot in there too. Don’t diss them until you take a bite, they’re honestly so good!

Some Sweet Treats (Because We Couldn’t Just Mention One)

Keep it sweet with a bag of jaffas, which are sugar-coated orange chocolate balls. Try a Cookie Time cookie, full of huge chocolate chunks and then whack it in the microwave for 10 seconds for ultimate indulgence. Oh, and don’t forget to try a chocolate fish – for some chocolatey strawberry marshmallow goodness!


Have you ever wondered what a spiky sea urchin tastes like? Well, in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands you can totally find out!

Fresh And Fishy Whitebait Fritters

A west coast delicacy, tiny whitebait are combined with eggs and flour and cooked a bit like an omelette before being seasoned with salt, pepper, and a splash of lemon juice. The super fishy flavour isn’t one for the faint hearted but if seafood is your jam, you’ll love this NZ classic!

Hokey Pokey Ice Cream

If you’re wondering, yes, combining honeycomb balls with vanilla ice cream is absolutely every bit as delicious as it sounds.

Indulgent Fried Bread

When wandering around Rotorua’s Saturday market or one of Auckland’s Night Markets, you can’t not follow your nose to a fried bread stall. Best eaten with a stew, soup or chowder, or slathered with a generous helping of butter and jam, fried bread is comforting and indulgent in the best possible way.

What are you waiting for? It’s time to visit New Zealand South Island and sample some amazing snacks!

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