Dec 3, 2015 etc
From the top shops and funniest people to the yummiest dumplings and most irritating fads, here’s what you told us about the best of the city.
We asked, you answered. Having pondered and squabbled and finally whittled down our annual Best of Auckland long list to a handful of finalists in each category, we threw it open to you to decide. The 2015 Best of Auckland poll picked your brains on some of the year’s most important questions, including who’s the best barber in town and where’s the best place for a date (once again, Waiheke is the place that lovers love).
We had so many questions about food that we gave it a poll of its own here on MetroEats, quizzing you not only about favourite restaurants and bars, but your go-to places for fish and chips, dumplings, bread and more.
Not content just to tick boxes, some respondents added comments. Our favourite? The new best way to keep fit in Auckland: follow the “Day-on Burger Burger, day-off Burger Burger” diet. That wins a gong of its own for Best Comment in Response to the Best of Auckland Poll.
Winner: Golden Dawn
Runner-up: Bedford Soda & Liquor
Food truck or stall
Winner: Bread & Butter Bakery
Runner-up: Wild Wheat
Winner: Westmere Butchery
Runner-up: Grey Lynn Butchers
Specialist food store
Winner: Farro Fresh
Runner-up: Ponsonby Central Markets
Winner: La Cigale weekend markets
Runner-up: Matakana Village farmers’ market
Fish & chips
Winner: Glengarry Wines
Runner-up: Wine Direct (La Cigale & Ponsonby Central)