Welcome to Appetite for Auckland – a celebration of the people behind Auckland’s world-class and ever-evolving culinary scene, and their captivating individual stories.

We’ve talked to passionate and talented chefs, producers, and business owners across all corners of Tāmaki Makaurau, who each bring a slice of their own personality and culture to the table. We’ve uncovered diverse and fascinating stories across Auckland’s growing sustainable food movement, multicultural offerings, and Māori and Pasifika heritage.

Auckland is home to more than 200 different ethnic groups, creating an exciting dining scene that is a melting pot of flavours and cuisines. Whether you’re visiting Auckland or live local, we encourage you to adopt an appetite for discovery. Explore beyond your usual favourite spots; try a new restaurant; visit your local farmers market; or venture into a new neighbourhood - we want you to open your mind and palate to the region’s exceptional gastronomic experiences and spread the word.

Immerse yourself in our diverse culinary scene, uncover your own stories, and get inspired by the quality and ever-evolving foodie offerings served on Auckland’s plate.