Kia ora and thanks for visiting Kai. We are closed and taking a well earned break. We will reopen for orders on Monday January 10th. Thanks so much for your support of our many artisans around Aotearoa. Enjoy your holidays. Eat well and stay safe.

Our Community

We love to connect the food people we love with other food lovers. is a new site promoting New Zealand food to locals and tourists. 

Here are some of our favourite people promoting local producers:  (specialty cheese)  (specialty coffee)

And some organisations we support (tell us if we've missed your favourite, we'll add them to the list):

Foodwriters New Zealand

Garden to Table



Sustainable Business network

Farmers' markets

Everybody Eats

Love Food Hate Waste

At the leading edge of food science (and worldwide food security):

Eat the winners  

We love a good food competition – The leading national food awards are

Cuisine Artisan Awards

Outstanding Producers Awards

The NZ Artisan Awards

And the more specialised the food, the better. Over the years, we’d have to plump for the sausage and pie awards as our all-time favourites (we keep a list of winners when we travel for a handy snack or shopping stops on our road trips). 

But wait, there are plenty more – chips, ice creams, bakeries and home cookeries, butchers. Again, let us know if we've missed your favourite, and we'll add 'em.

Food media

When we aren’t foraging, cooking or eating, we all love to read or hear about food. We won’t list the entire internet of food, but here are some local magazines, web sites and blogs. We love to support local whenever we can, and they deserve yours too.


Taste Magazine -  Food To Love
Healthy Food Guide 

Fearless Kitchen  - Vanessa Baxter

Fresh Fast

Anne Thorp and her Kai Ora TV Show on Maori TV

Stone Soup Syndicate
Junction Magazine, Rodney
Nourish Magazine – Waikato and Bay of Plenty
Uno Magazine – Bay of Plenty
Live Magazine Taranaki
Wild Tomato
NZ Life and Leisure and Lifestyle Block
The Life – Southland Culture and Lifestyle
Latitude – Canterbury’s lifestyle magazine

The Food Path


Food Shows and Events

The Food Show
Visa Wellington on a Plate
Taste of Auckland
The Great New Zealand Food Show, Hamilton
Better Food Fair
The Seriously Good Food Show, Tauranga

FAWC! Hawkes Bay

Websites and bloggers 

Al Brown

Annabel Langbein

Bunny Eats Design

Capital Eats Wellington

Emma Galloway My Darling lemon Thyme

Food To Love

Georgie Eats

Lauraine Jacobs

Nadia Lim

Nicola Galloway

Peter Gordon

Shared Kitchen - Julie Biuso

Sarah Tuck

The Forest Cantina


NZ Facebook Groups

Lazy Susan

Pearls Of food Wisdom

Foodwriters Members

Uniquely NZ Food and beverage 

Kiwi Foodies' Haven

And around the world 

Top UK food sites to check out

Top UK food Blogs

Top Foodies to Follow in UK

Foodies 100


Lexicon of Food
E Gullet

Gourmet Traveller
Serious Eats

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