Every big city has that very hipster neighborhood, no matter where in the world! In the case of Auckland, New Zealand, one of the coolest regions is Ponsonby. Some say that in this part of the city are some of the best restaurants and bars. That is, when you are there, do not let this opportunity pass!
In addition to an incredible gastronomic itinerary, Ponsonby it has some super charming local stores. Ah, establishments not focused on food tend to close very early, around five in the afternoon. For this reason, to make sure you can visit all the places you want, be sure to plan to get there after lunch 😉
Where to eat
No matter what your eating style is: go to the Gypsy Caravan! One of the things that pleased me most about this restaurant, besides the delicious food, is that their menu has several vegan and vegetarian options that come out of the traditional salad and risotto, you know? For example, I ordered a hummus served with asparagus and other minor side dishes that brought a wonderful texture and flavor to the dish.
If you are looking for a place that values local production, be sure to go to the Orphan’s kitchen. Following that same line, stop by the Ponsonby Central to learn a little about the ingredients of the region in Ceres Fresh Market. This place is also known as “The Lane – Street Food”, Then you will also find other great restaurants and shops.
I can’t help mentioning a place to have coffee, right? THE The Little Bird Organics is super cute organic bakery. In addition, the foods there are all healthy. For those who do not want to leave the diet, this is a great option 😉
Ponsonby is the perfect region for people who love to buy different and cool gifts. THE Iko Iko, for example, is one of the darlings of everyone who strolls there. It is a mix of gift shop and other utilities. I, for example, bought several cookie cutters with very fun shapes.
If you are looking for a store to buy clothes, you will love to know the Superette. It brings together several brands and the curatorship of pieces there is highly praised. THE Flo and Frankie it is also another fashion store reference in this region. Passionate about makeup also can’t miss the chance to go to the Mecca cosmetics. This place is a paradise for those who love beauty products! Just be careful not to spend more than due, okay?
It is practically impossible to speak of Ponsonby without suggesting at least two places to take a beverage. So, this is what I’m going to do now! Although the region has several bars and places to drink, I selected the two most different to share with you.
THE Little easy it has a super cool decor and is the face of a hipster bar. In addition to drinks, they also serve snacks and hamburgers. To get a better idea of the drink options, just click here. The other bar that deserves your visit is the Bedford Soda & Liquor. It also works as a restaurant, but their drinks are also incredible.
Among all these places, I believe that Ponsonby Central is my favorite! If you are scheduled to travel to Auckland or dream of going there, be sure to write down all these tips 😉