We are a grassroots food movement dedicated to connecting people to our land and our ocean through our food. Join the whānau and become a supporter.

Can't see the place you're looking for?



Switch regions Arrow
Waikato Map


Regions / hotspots

What are you looking for?

  • Waikato

Waikato is the country's fourth-largest region in area and population - it covers 25,000 square kilometres and 460,100 live in its many urban centres and rural districts. Its fine foodie offerings include Port Waikato whitebait in the north, delicious Coromandel farmed oysters and mussels in the east and award-winning cheeses in the rich, green dairy heartland. The likes of Meyer Cheese on the outskirts of Hamilton, Mercer Cheese in north Waikato, Over the Moon Dairy in the south and Aroha Organic Goat Cheese near Te Aroha have all won top national titles.

The Waikato terrain and mild temperate climate are also perfect for growing asparagus, blueberries, strawberries and beef, pork and lamb. A surprise feature is Zealong Tea Estate at Gordonton, now gaining international recognition. It is the country's only commercial tea estate, producing fragrant, flavourful award-winning organic teas and offering warm hospitality and a unique visitor experience.

Wherever you are in the Waikato, you're guaranteed to find markets, roadside vegetable stalls, a decent cup of coffee made from locally roasted beans and cafés and restaurants serving meat, fish, seafood, vegetables, dairy products, honey, craft beers and more sourced from regional suppliers. Hospitality promotional group Waikato Food Inc provides invaluable networking between producers, restaurants and foodies, and it runs the annual Matariki Dish Challenge for chefs, and FermentFest celebrating local cheesemakers and brewers.

Filter your results:
  • National Hotel
  • 47 Alpha Street
  • Cambridge
Alpha Street Kitchen & Bar is a modern eatery in the heart of Cambridge, offering one of the…
  • Old Cambridge Post Office
  • 43 Victoria Street
  • Waikato
Echoes of Italian tradition is intertwined with modern culture. This is an immersive dining…
  • 611 Wainui Road
  • Raglan
Our intention is to create and make visible a whole and healthy food cycle, bringing forth…
Handmade Ice Blocks made and sold in Raglan.
  • 13 Roche Street
  • Te Awamutu
Located in the heart of Te Awamutu’s town centre, Fahrenheit is a modern restaurant and bar…
  • 150 Victoria Street
  • Hamilton
The Furnace menu provides for many tastes, with a wide range of pizzas, pastas and salads as well as
  • 33 Jellicoe Drive
  • Hamilton
A neighbourhood eatery offering creative robust food, craft beer and great coffee. It’s a place to
Next Page

Stay in the loop

We'll keep you up to date with all things food going on around New Zealand

(But don't worry, we won't spam your inbox with emails)

* Indicates required fields

Or, skip this and just take a look around our site