Last month we went to Auckland for a night (husband to work, me to hang out with my cousin). As usual I did a whole heap of Facebook stalking and advice seeking about where to eat long before we left Hamilton. And that's how I found my way to Mondays. Based in New North Road, down … Continue reading Mondays
I've mentioned before how much I LOOOOOOVEEE hot chips. MMMM ... But they're kind of hard to find, which is odd since potatoes are gluten-free. The problem however is two-fold: cross-contamination from gluteny products in the cooking oil, and chips that are more than just potato and oil (e.g. flavourings and coatings).Recently while driving home from … Continue reading Fish Punk
I know I'm always raving about Cafe Inc. but it's with good reason - the food is amazing, especially for us food-allergy folk. It's been almost a year since Cafe Inc. opened in Rototuna, and things just keep getting better and better.Yesterday I caught up with Matt Gatchell, owner and chef to talk about all things … Continue reading Return to Cafe Inc.
Update January 2016: It's a new year, so time to update my recommendations for places to eat/drink in Hamilton and the Waikato. Some of last year's recommendations have been removed, and there are also some newbies. The list isn't huge, because I'm pretty fussy about what I consider to be a safe place to eat … Continue reading Noms and Tea in Hamilton and the Waikato
Imagine trying to cater for a family where just about everyone has food issues, and no two people have exactly the same combo of food needs.Yup, that's my family.Yesterday my sister Joanna got married, and because she's a huge tea fiend Zealong Tea Estate was an obvious choice for lunch.Prior to the wedding I sent them … Continue reading A very special wedding at Zealong
If you've been following my blog for a while you might have read about my excitement over Cafe Inc opening in Rototuna. I have to say, after talking to Matt (the owner) my expectations for this cafe were SUPER high.And fortunately, these expectations have been more than met. In fact, I've probably spent more time hanging … Continue reading Review: Cafe Inc
Yesterday I had the opportunity to meet Matt Gatchell owner of the soon to be opened Cafe Inc. Matt's a lovely guy, with an impressive beard that has no problem catching the foam off his coffee as we chat.Matt's got a philosophy for his Rototuna-based cafe that I find especially appealing. He wants to create a … Continue reading Coming soon … Cafe Inc.
Yesterday I had the most glorious brunch with my lovely (him of the gingery persuasion and kind heart). Columbus Coffee on the corner of Victoria and London Street - I heart you! What a welcoming cafe for us gluteys. Walking in, you're greeted with fresh, inviting decor, and kind staff who don't run screaming when you … Continue reading Weekend brunch at Columbus
Nami Japanese Restaurant, Hood StreetNami makes THE BEST sushi in town. I've been a fan of Nami for nearly 10 years. The sushi is fresh, delicious and trucking amazing.I've never had a bad Nami experience - and that says a lot - absolutely ZERO tummy aches, and no meal has ever been less than perfect. Nami, it's been … Continue reading Trucking good food in the Tron