Mt Eden Village Foodie Walking Tour and Gourmet Lunch - Auckland
Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 2:30pm approx.
Price: $75pp tour only, lunch extra $25pp
Available Tuesday-Saturday by prior arrangement, only
two persons minimum.
We take to the streets to explore our home neighbourhood, just
minutes from downtown Auckland. On our Mt Eden Village Foodie
Walking Tour you will meet the many interesting food suppliers and
food makers in this historic, bustling village. Tour
gathering point is the iconic Fraser's cafe, located on the corner
of Mt Eden Road and Stokes Road.
You will meet the wonderful people who own the businesses - many
family-owned. Artisan bakeries, family-run fruit shop, tea
shop, packed delicatessen, old-fashioned butchery, boutique cake
shops are all visited on the tour - with lots of tastings along the
way! The Tour concludes with an optional two-course gourmet
lunch with glass of wine at the award-winning Molten Restaurant
(lunch at other venue on Saturdays).
A minimum of two people is required to run the
About Mt Eden Village:
Mt Eden Village is conveniently located in the central urban
Auckland area. It is only a short 15-minute bus ride on #274
or #277 bus from the Britomart transportation area in Downtown
Auckland. The Village itself is very compact and many of the
shops that we visit are located next door to each other.
There are many other interesting shops to browse in the Village
after the tour.
Photos from Various Mt Eden Village Foodie Walking Tours
Homemade shortbread at Frasers Cafe Artisan bread
The fabulous Essential
Deli French and Kiwi baking at
Time for tea tasting at Chapter
All the best produce at Loo's
Personal service at Mt Eden Traditional Butchery
Sim shows us decorating secrets
at City Cake Co
Lunch and dessert at the award-winning Molten Restaurant
Thanks to the shop owners who really make this tour the
treat that it is!
Come and join us any Tuesday-Saturday. Bring your friends and
visitors. It makes a great introduction to a slice of
(special) real Kiwi life. Book Now!
Mt Eden Village Foodies Walking Tour, Saturday, 18 February,
What luck that our first tour for the new year was Auckland's
perfect summer day! This special Saturday tour of Mt Eden
Village attracted four keen local foodies. Here are a few
photos of our day...
We set out from Fraser's Cafe to explore the Village.
Adrienne, the owner of our favourite deli, was able to take time to
tell us about her business (site of one of Auckland's original
delis) and her favourite products.
We are truly fortunate in Mt Eden Village to boast two artisan
bakeries and one boutique cake shop. At the first bakery we
indulged in their light-as-air mille fueilles:
After a reviving tea tasting, we visited the longest-running
business in the Village, K C Loo:
We couldn't resist showing you the new purple cauliflower!
We also tasted the new "baby" kiwifruit, minus the fuzz.
Perfect for snacks at home or at work.
Around the corner to the Village's newest business where owner Olaf
told us about the baking processes - no shortcuts here!
Then we learned about all the breads - with tastings!
We stopped in at the butchers (the site of a butchery for many
years) and then followed our noses to this gorgeous cake
shop. We were treated to a cupcake decorating demo and were
given a beautifully wrapped sample to take home:
City Cake Co. co-owner Maureen with our group
We love the treat of lunch at Molten Restaurant. Michael and
Belinda Van de Elzen have moved on, but the quality remains.
New on the lunch menu is this Chicken Caesar Salad. The
calamari and the gnocchi with fresh artichokes were also
Tour participant Marsha Fellett had this to say about
"Thanks so much for the delightful Mt Eden foodie
tour. I personally can't wait to go back and try more of the
items at the places we visited. You chose a lovely selection
of stores and highlighted the personality of each through the talks
and well as the taster biven by the owners."
Thank you to the specialist food businesses of Mt Eden Village for
hosting our foodies to a lovely day. Your passion for quality
products and personal service is outstanding!
Thank you to the foodies for joining us on this tour - we know you
will love shopping in the Village as much as we do!
You can enjoy this Mt Eden Village Foodies Walking Tour
any day from Tuesday-Saturday with prior arrangement. We only
require a minimum of two people to run the tour!
Ready to book? Click here
for our online booking form.