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Taupo has many takeaway outlets, bakeries and drive-through restaurants offering delicious food and the flexibility to eat on-the-go. You will find boutique bakeries, as well as popular international chain restaurants in convenient locations throughout the region.
For pie lovers, Taupo's Fast & Fresh Bakery was awarded the supreme pie at the 2017 NZ Bakels Supreme Pie Awards for their perfectly rich and golden venison, mushroom, bacon and cheese pie - a must try. And Pauly's Diner has become a favourite with locals for their generous burgers and tasty southern fried chicken.
Taupo has been noted as one of the most unique McDonalds locations in the world, with a decommissioned DC3 plane as part of the store, not to mention the world-class vista of Lake Taupo in the background.
Serving up that delicious Original Recipe Chicken that Kiwis know and love. Original recipe Chicken is our pedigree at KFC. Such is the success of our blend of 11 secret herbs and spices that even to this day only a handful of people know the recipe. In the early days, the Colonel kept the recipe in his head. Today, the secret recipe is kept under lock and key at our headquarters in Kentucky!