FOOD AND WINE
New Zealand is endowed with a plethora of food and some of the best wineries in the world. If you are on a high budget, you have too many options as there are countless eateries, cafes, and restaurants to meet your satisfaction but if you are mindful of your wallet, then the self-catering option should be ideal for you. Some options available for battling hunger include:
- Farmer’s Markets – These markets are run once a week in many towns in New Zealand. Inside the Farmer’s Market, you would be opportune to buy directly from local farmers who sell their produce directly to you. These include honey, wine, meats, local cheese, and fishes at dead cheap prices ranging between $5 – 10 for each item.
- Supermarkets – If you are on a self-catering budget, then there are super cheap supermarkets that sell food items as low as $5. Some of them include Park ’N’ Save, Countdown, and New World. You also can look out for Foursquare Centres in small towns.
- Restaurants & Eateries- If you are the kind of tourist who would love to taste varieties of continental dishes and also on a high budget, the restaurants in New Zealand are perfect for you. Most of these eateries prepare awesome meals that vary from English to Asian and African dishes. A useful tip for those that are looking for pocket-friendly restaurants should always be keen to spot Asian restaurants because they are usually the cheapest as you can get a good meal for as low as $10.
- Drinks & Wineries – New Zealand is known to the world as a home to some of the best wineries. Every tourist would love to take a chilled wine after a strenuous day of activities; your best bet for getting the cheapest wines are directly from liquor stores and pubs. For $10, you can purchase a good bottle of locally brewed wine and can also get a pint of beer for that amount.