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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 or The Taupō Market every Saturday morning, 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, gourmet cheeses to a range of boutique spirits and local beers and wines, their in-house experts will help you find your new favourite!
Suga Mummas Dessert Bar, serves an amazing range of gelato, premium ice cream, sorbets, deluxe thick shakes and lollies.
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.
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.
The dynamic duo of Kim & Scott have hit the ground running, since swapping corporate jobs in busy Auckland to the hospitality industry in Taupo.
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.
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.
A locally owned family business offering a wide range of cakes and catering for any occasion. We hand-make all our products, from catering to cakes.
The Taupō Market is a vibrant, cheerful, weekly market that is held every Saturday morning, rain or shine. ***Closed for winter***
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.