A really stylish Information to Auckland

Let’s minimize to the chase: Auckland is stylish. Like, uber stylish. The folks, the cafes, the boutiques – all terribly stylish. Even the homes dotted alongside tree-lined residential streets are – you guessed it – stylish. So what must you do with two days in Auckland? I’m glad you requested!

I just lately spent a couple of days in Auckland to carry to you this very stylish information to Auckland, New Zealand. And whereas I believe 4 days was perhaps an excessive amount of, I’d say two days is the right period of time to discover the town and take in the highlights. So with that, right here’s my information to Auckland!

Auckland City Guide | WORLD OF WANDERLUST

The World of Wanderlust Information to Auckland

For starters, this wasn’t my first go to to Auckland. I’ve been a handful of instances to go to one in all my finest buddies who lived right here pre-pandemic. Each time my pal would present me new cafes, boutiques and areas to discover, nonetheless since she rellocated to Los Angeles, I visited Auckland this 12 months for the primary time with out her as my information.

For me, Auckland is all the time filled with inspiration. Town has fairly the popularity for being the design, cultural and foodie hub of New Zealand. Positive, Wellington is a eager contender – particularly the place meals and drinks are involved. However if you happen to’re searching for a metropolis that has all of it (together with nice summers), Auckland is your best choice.

Auckland City Guide | WORLD OF WANDERLUST

Eat your method by Ponsonby

To begin your Auckland journey, I extremely advocate starting your day on Ponsonby Street. That is the place you will see that a lot of Auckland’s finest cafes, bakeries, bars and boutiques. And while you’re completed exploring Ponsonby, you might all the time enterprise on foot to close by Karangahape Street ( “Ok highway”), which is equally filled with nice spots and has a barely grungier really feel to it.

Auckland City Guide | WORLD OF WANDERLUST

Don’t miss these high picks:

Duck Island Ice Cream – the O.G. Ice Creamery on Ponsonby Rd. A neighborhood’s favorite.

Little Hen – A really vegan eatery with scrumptious wholesome bites (and lunch menu!)

Superette – A luxurious idea retailer filled with worldwide and native designers. The main focus is especially on trend, however there’s an important collection of homewares and wonder/wellness merchandise as properly.

WORLD – A principally French parfumerie with bougie candles and excessive trend items.

Cake & Co – A tiny little gap within the wall cake store. Excellent in case you have one thing to have a good time!

Little & Friday – A small cafe with nice takeaway savouries and candy treats. This was one of many cafes my pal Sophie and I used to frequent (and it’s simply nearly as good as I keep in mind).

Auckland City Guide | WORLD OF WANDERLUST
Auckland City Guide | WORLD OF WANDERLUST

Purchasing in Ponsonby

As I discussed earlier, Ponsonby is stuffed with designer threads, small boutiques and idea shops. There are tonnes of outlets to discover they usually’re finest visited on foot, so I’d advise you park someplace close by in a residential avenue or snag a parking lot on the principle avenue if you happen to can, and provides your self at the least a couple of hours to discover the road in its entirety.

Auckland City Guide | WORLD OF WANDERLUST
Auckland City Guide | WORLD OF WANDERLUST

Go to Bluebell’s Bakery

When you’ve completed exploring Ponsonby, it’s time to park up at Bluebell’s Bakery for a caffeine hit and a few candy treats. This was one in all my favorite bakeries I visited on this journey and it’s a simple one to go to as there’s parking proper out entrance. The lemon curd cupcake was a standout, plus you may watch the baking group at work by the viewing window.

Auckland City Guide | WORLD OF WANDERLUST
Auckland City Guide | WORLD OF WANDERLUST

Cafe hop round city at these high spots

Talking of bakeries, I visited fairly a couple of on this journey! As a lot of you recognize I just lately opened my new bakery Brooki Bakehouse in Brisbane, so testing Auckland’s thriving baking scene was excessive on my agenda. There are too many nice bakeries and cake shops in Auckland to call all of them, so I’ll do you a favour and simply embody my high picks.

Catroux – A fab little discover with unimaginable vegan and dairy free cake choices.

The Caker – As soon as the preferred cake store in Auckland and nonetheless one of many high contenders. I walked away with a prepare dinner e book as properly for future inspiration!

Magnolia Kitchen – You’ll want to rent a automobile to succeed in this one however it’s definitely value the additional effort if you happen to love bakery hopping as a lot as I do. The group at Magnolia additionally do retail treats now, so if you want to strive their goodies however don’t need to endure the experience, discover a native stockist on the town as an alternative.

Ripe Deli – The very best take away lunch spot in Auckland, palms down. This deli is stuffed with candy and savoury treats, plus a number of wholesome salads and wraps. The right place to seize a packed lunch earlier than a highway journey!

Brooke Saward

Brooke Saward based World of Wanderlust as a spot to share inspiration from her travels and to encourage others to see our world. She now divides her time between adventures overseas and adventures within the kitchen, with a specific weak point for French pastries.

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