Big Fig Wanaka

"Slow food, served fast" is the motto of this local and traveller favourite, Big Fig. Right on the lakefront, serving a modern twist on Middle Eastern cuisine, 7 days a week. Warming in the winter, refreshing in the summer. Seasonal and absolutely delicious. 

IG: @bigfigwanaka

Visiting Wanaka? Click HERE

Sweet Release Cakes and Treats

Fully vegan, and fully scrumptious, Kristine and her team on Willis Street, Wellington, have goodness going on all day. Lovely lunches, dreamy smoothies and juices, and all cakes and treats and eats are made from scratch on site. Click HERE for more.

IG: @sweetreleasecakesandtreats

Sam Dunn Ceramics

We have so many talented potters in New Zealand, there really is no excuse for single use. Click HERE to contact Sam and find one of these beauties to be your very own. 

IG: @samlabel_

The Shack Raglan

Seven days a week, The Shack serves up delicious coffee, satisfying breakfasts and tasty lunches to locals and travellers alike.There are ever-changing daily specials, and Rocket Coffee to start your day and keep it going! Absolutely alll about supporting local businesses, click HERE to see the good folk that contribute to The Shack's reputation for wholesome, seasonal, healthy and local food.

IG: @theshackraglan

Hillside - Wellington

Fine dining in a cozy setting. The food does the talking - local, seasonal. Asher, the owner of Hillside (and 2 other Wellington epicurean destinations) is committed to making a positive contribution to the industry and community. Love these guys. Big hearts and special eating. 

We Love Compost - Auckland

Who doesn't? And if you run a hospitality business you'll have a lot of waste that could easily become compost rather than landfill. Chat to your local Auckland cafe or restaurant? Ask of they are using the We Love Compost team to keep it clean?

IG: @welovecompost

Exchange, Christchurch

Yup. This is a delicious food pic, but there's so & too much more going on in this vibrant, welcoming space to show in one image. Click HERE to see their gallery, & learn more about this cafe & creative hub. Go and take part. Be local. Become invloved. Or just have a coffee...

IG: @xchccafe

Smart Ass

Yup. Tree free TP.  We love this product for home and work place - packaged in home compostable 'tissue' paper, made from bamboo (the fastest growing material currently available to the TP world) and kinda pretty, too. Available to bulk buy on line HERE. Hats off to the team at Innocent Packaging for moving onwards from cups and tubs and into making a currently necessary single use product be the best it can be. 

IG: @smartasstp