A really stylish Information to Auckland
Let’s lower to the chase: Auckland is stylish. Like, uber stylish. The individuals, the cafes, the boutiques – all terribly stylish. Even the homes dotted alongside tree-lined residential streets are – you guessed it – stylish. So what do you have to do with two days in Auckland? I’m glad you requested!
I lately spent a couple of days in Auckland to convey to you this very stylish information to Auckland, New Zealand. And whereas I believe 4 days was perhaps an excessive amount of, I’d say two days is the right period of time to discover town and absorb the highlights. So with that, right here’s my information to Auckland!
The World of Wanderlust Information to Auckland
For starters, this wasn’t my first go to to Auckland. I’ve been a handful of occasions to go to one in every of my greatest associates who lived right here pre-pandemic. Each time my buddy would present me new cafes, boutiques and areas to discover, nonetheless since she rellocated to Los Angeles, I visited Auckland this yr for the primary time with out her as my information.
For me, Auckland is all the time filled with inspiration. Town has fairly the popularity for being the design, cultural and foodie hub of New Zealand. Positive, Wellington is a eager contender – particularly the place meals and drinks are involved. However should you’re on the lookout for a metropolis that has all of it (together with nice summers), Auckland is your best choice.
Eat your means via Ponsonby
To start out your Auckland journey, I extremely advocate starting your day on Ponsonby Highway. That is the place you will see that lots of Auckland’s greatest cafes, bakeries, bars and boutiques. And whenever you’re completed exploring Ponsonby, you may all the time enterprise on foot to close by Karangahape Highway ( “Ok street”), which is equally filled with nice spots and has a barely grungier really feel to it.
Don’t miss these high picks:
Duck Island Ice Cream – the O.G. Ice Creamery on Ponsonby Rd. An area’s favorite.
Little Hen – A really vegan eatery with scrumptious wholesome bites (and lunch menu!)
Superette – A luxurious idea retailer filled with worldwide and native designers. The main target is principally on style, however there’s an awesome collection of homewares and sweetness/wellness merchandise as nicely.
WORLD – A largely French parfumerie with bougie candles and excessive style items.
Cake & Co – A tiny little gap within the wall cake store. Excellent when you have one thing to rejoice!
Little & Friday – A small cafe with nice takeaway savouries and candy treats. This was one of many cafes my buddy Sophie and I used to frequent (and it’s simply pretty much as good as I bear in mind).
Buying in Ponsonby
As I discussed earlier, Ponsonby is filled with designer threads, small boutiques and idea shops. There are tonnes of outlets to discover and so they’re greatest visited on foot, so I’d advise you park someplace close by in a residential avenue or snag a parking lot on the primary avenue should you can, and provides your self not less than a couple of hours to discover the road in its entirety.
Go to Bluebell’s Bakery
When you’ve completed exploring Ponsonby, it’s time to park up at Bluebell’s Bakery for a caffeine hit and a few candy treats. This was one in every of my favorite bakeries I visited on this journey and it’s a straightforward one to go to as there’s parking proper out entrance. The lemon curd cupcake was a standout, plus you may watch the baking workforce at work via the viewing window.
Cafe hop round city at these high spots
Talking of bakeries, I visited fairly a couple of on this journey! As lots of you already know I lately opened my new bakery Brooki Bakehouse in Brisbane, so testing Auckland’s thriving baking scene was excessive on my agenda. There are too many nice bakeries and cake shops in Auckland to call all of them, so I’ll do you a favour and simply embrace my high picks.
Catroux – A fab little discover with unbelievable vegan and dairy free cake choices.
The Caker – As soon as the most well-liked cake store in Auckland and nonetheless one of many high contenders. I walked away with a prepare dinner e book as nicely for future inspiration!
Magnolia Kitchen – You’ll want to rent a automobile to achieve this one however it’s actually value the additional effort should you love bakery hopping as a lot as I do. The workforce at Magnolia additionally do retail treats now, so if you need to attempt their goodies however don’t wish to endure the trip, discover a native stockist on the town as a substitute.
Ripe Deli – The perfect take away lunch spot in Auckland, fingers down. This deli is filled with candy and savoury treats, plus a lot of wholesome salads and wraps. The right place to seize a packed lunch earlier than a street journey!