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Taupō markets & specialty food

With boutique merchants and charming markets found throughout the Taupō region, you won’t need to look far to find unique culinary treats to delight your inner foodie.

Take the opportunity to interact with local artisans and craftspeople at the Market Central Taupō on Sundays, rain or shine. Meander through the diverse offerings at the markets of food trucks, artesian stalls and local produce stands while listening to live local music and enjoying the lake views.

Decadent Argentinian empanadas, second-to-none Korean fried chicken, fresh vegan bowls, rich pastries and locally roasted coffee will fill your senses. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Snack on your favourite foods as you wander through the beautiful local crafts and handmade products from body butter and candles to mosaic art pieces to handwoven clothing.

This is the best way to spend your weekend mornings. You’ll be sure to find something to take a piece of Taupō home with you.

Taupō town has a selection of gourmet food merchants and speciality liquor boutiques where you can select from an extensive range of delicious local and imported products. One of Taupō’s largest wine and gourmet food stores is The Merchant. From olives, handmade pasta & sauces, and gourmet cheeses to a range of boutique spirits and local beers and wines, their in-house experts will help you find your new favourite!

Markets & specialty food in Taupo

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    The New Yorker Ice Cream & More

    The New Yorker Ice Cream & More is located on Lake Taupō lakefront. We serve our famous New Yorker ice cream pizza, ice cream, gelato, sorbet, and the best American hotdogs.

  • Cafés

    Simple Bakes

    Supplying Taupō with freshly baked goodness from our very experienced barista-made coffee, quirky cupcake selection, cold drinks and desserts. Specializing in customised cakes for all occasions.

  • Markets & specialty food

    Bin Inn

    With an emphasis on quality wholefoods and specialty grocery items, you can buy as much or as little as you like from a generous selection at each Bin Inn store.

  • Urban attractions

    Wild Roots Culinary Concepts

    An extraordinary culinary experience where Private Chef Nikki prepares, cooks, plates and serves you and your guests a five course, five star fine dining at your private residence while on holiday or for that very special occasion.

    $150 - $250
  • Breweries

    Beehave! Craft Meadery

    Naughty humans have been fermenting honey and turning it into mead for 8,000 years give or take. At Beehave Meadery we’re using this ancient indulgence as a launching pad for the exploration of flavour.

  • Markets & specialty food

    FIRE by Facundo

    Argentinian Inspired BBQ for your event. We cater for corporate events, groups of friends, families, or small celebrations; any excuse is good for a FIRE!

  • Cafés

    Replete Cafe & Store

    Shop at Replete Café & Store for a complete replete experience! Indulge in delicious treats from the extensive array of café food and enjoy wandering through the store.

  • Markets & specialty food

    Suga Mummas Dessert Bar

    Suga Mummas Dessert Bar, serves an amazing range of gelato, premium ice cream, sorbets, deluxe thick shakes and lollies.

  • Food & drink

    Volcanic Coffee

    Volcanic Coffee is always freshly roasted and is a blend of 100% Arabica beans, sourced from premium growers around the world. Boutique, family run roastery in Taupo town.

  • Farms

    Huka Honey Hive

    A unique taste experience with free honey, mead & liqueur tastings. View live beehives, discover health & wellness products, divine honey-based skincare, an amazing range of gifts and delicious honey ice cream. Group and school tours available.

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