It has been great to take another step forward this week and have our website fully operational, we still have a long way to go in building our business back up and are looking forward to when we can have our stores open again. In the meantime, it's great to see some of our favourite eateries opening up with new offerings, we are glad to be able to support them in their re-builds.

So along with what we're watching and listening to this week, we are sharing some of our local takeaway food options, we hope you get out and support your neighborhood businesses too.

What We're Eating

Our pick of eateries open for at-home dining options, here are some of our go-to's in Auckland


Ever since we worked with Chef Makato on our Summer Road Trip and saw the care, attention to detail, and skill that he uses to create his dishes, that are as much of a delicacy as they are a work of art, Coroco has been at the top of our favourites. 


Always a favourite for long lunches and mouth-watering dinners Amano's new offering doesn't disappoint. The takeaway menu includes coffee, cakes, pastries, and ready-to-go meals that you can whip up in your kitchen.


They have a menu which you will be able to prepare at home in a few simple steps. Boxes will include two portions of your favourite pasta (gnocchi, ravioli, maltagliati, lasagne - it’s your choice) + focaccia + salad. Each box is $50 and feeds two - with $6 from every box going to Everybody Eats, allowing them to feed another two fellow Aucklander’s. 

Good From Scratch (Muriwai)

Offering cooked meal packs, with all dishes made in-house using free-range meats and fresh produce from our spray-free gardens, we can ensure all the dishes are packed full of flavour and nutrition. Pick up or $3 delivery - Muriwai, Waimauku, Huapai and Kumeu areas.

Best Ugly Bagels

Need a bagel fix. BUB Have just launched their online store! You’ll now be able to get bagel 4packs, Good Joe Coffee and deli goods delivered straight to your door anywhere in New Zealand. The City Works Depot and Swan Lane stores will be operational with contactless pick-up orders.

Hero Sandwich House in Eden Terrace

Cult favourites you need to be in quick as they sell out daily - Order online Swing by they text you when your order is ready to grab from out front

At Viva have also pulled together this amazing list of options, something for everyone to enjoy in your bubble.

What We're Watching

Probably some of the best stand up of all times (late 80's), Eddie Murphy Delirious, absolute gold. - Glenn 

The Last Dance MJ -  Adam 

Podcasts We're Listening To

Any podcast by This American Life ie Serial My favourite pick Is S-Town. I've been nerding out on music podcasts atm - Katherine

Cocaine & Rhinestones (music true stories)

Your Favourite Band Sucks (if you feel like trash talk)

Dissect (in-depth look into hip hop albums)

Dolly Parton's America 

Jamie's Albums 

Ritual De lo Habitual - Janes Addiction

The Bends - Radio Head

El Camino - The Black Keys

Rumors -  Fleetwood Mac

Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles

The Best of Local on 1972 Blog

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