Above: Petra Shawarma, photo by Caitlin McKone.
438 New North Rd, Kingsland
It’s hard to get a decent Thai meal in Auckland. Here you’ll find all the usual suspects — the pad see ew being particularly good. Great curries, great value, something for everyone. A solid bet for your next BYO meal out.
Thai, vegetarian friendly, licensed, BYO
482 New North Rd, Kingsland
Led by Dalal Omar, a team of sisters work tirelessly to present Jordanian food their family of chefs would be proud of. The best ingredients are sourced direct from the Omars’ homeland to make grilled shawarma with a difference. There’s a ban on shop-bought mayo and with Dalal’s light, homemade garlic sauce, you don’t miss it. She recommends newcomers to the cuisine try the musakhkhan: a spiced chicken onion roll with cashew nuts and sumac. Don’t leave without a juicy wedge of homebaked baklava. Halal.
Jordanian, vegetarian friendly, open late
Eden Terrace/Mt Eden/Dominion Rd
Grey Lynn/Herne Bay/K'Rd precinct/Ponsonby
Mt Roskill/New Lynn/Blockhouse Bay/Titirangi