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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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    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.

  • Food & drink

    Fudge It

    Delicious fudge made daily on site, exciting ever-changing flavours, including all your favourites and a wide range of gift ideas. Talk to us about our corporate and wholesale ranges.

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    Kona Kones

    Welcome to Kona Kones, where life is better by the scoop. Our shop is a modern take on the old-school ice cream parlour with plenty of seating and only good vibes! It's all about the skoops at Kona Kones.

  • Shop & services

    BEE+ (King Honey)

    King Honey (BEE+) was established in 2011. The company utilizes over 50,000 acres for hive placements and the hive numbers have grown from 400 to 18,000 placements throughout New Zealand.

  • Food & drink

    The Merchant of Taupo

    Taupo's leading food and wine specialist.

  • Food & drink

    The River Road Kitchen

    Boutique cooking school offering fun food experiences, wood fired pizza , catering & select food products.

  • Markets & specialty food

    Constables Kitchen

    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.

  • Cafés

    Baked With Love

    The dynamic duo of Kim & Scott have hit the ground running, since swapping corporate jobs in busy Auckland to the hospitality industry in Taupo.

  • Markets & specialty food

    Luna’s Gelateria

    Taupo’s best gelato and sorbet! With heaps of flavours to pick from there is no better place to treat yourself!

  • 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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