Tantalise your taste buds with a Taste of Taranaki

June 23, 2022
Social Kitchen

Pictured above: Social Kitchen

Taranaki's food scene is exploding right now and the region invites you to come have a taste of what's on offer.

Taranaki is a flourishing region with award-winning local food producers and a kete (basket) overflowing with produce. The lush landscape allows the region to produce some of the best food and beverage in the country. The food, beverage and hospitality sectors are exploding. Sustainable, natural, fresh, real, innovative, creative, marketable and surprisingly diverse, Taranaki has something for all tastes and seasons. You’ll find it in the rapidly growing number of cafes, specialist eateries and bars across the region.

Alongside exciting developments in traditional but gourmet production, and already-seen-on-supermarket shelves, there is a rising wave of specialist products, boutique farms, gardens, food markets and festivals.

Some local eateries use only 100% local, seasonal produce. Production of niche foods including everything from honey and cheese, to puha, mushrooms and clotted cream, coffee, craft beer, even gin, to name a few, is growing. Increasing numbers of their unique products are seen all over Aotearoa, and they’re exporting more and more each year.

Good for the mind, body and soul, Taranaki's pure produce is a source of immense pride and an increasing drawcard for visitors. Taranaki is a must for anyone looking to experience the best of New Zealand. Home to some of the finest food, beverages, and dining experiences such as Juno Gin, Shining Peak, Social Kitchen, Hour Glass, Meat and Liquor, The Burnt Place, Ember, Black Sand Pizzeria, and Toret.

Get a taste of Taranaki today, make a weekend of it!

Juno Gin, Planta Mate & Egmont Honey

Pictured above: Juno Gin, Planta Mate & Egmont Honey

Taranaki has long been a significant contributor to New Zealand’s food sector, having helped position the country as a global dairy heavyweight, and driving the red meat, poultry, and plant food industries with production of value-added goods for domestic and international markets.

Exploding with fresh flavours, from farm to fork. Beginning with the ancestral Maunga, and supported by the temperate coastal climate, the combination of volcanic soil and geography creates fertile, rich, and rolling landscapes providing a source of abundance for the many creative minds located around the Maunga. The producers of the Taranaki region are creating a positively inspiring variety of fresh fare, applying new and innovative growing and production practices.

Venture Taranaki is responsible for visitor and lifestyle attraction, and actively works to promote key industries to the world – the rapidly emerging food sector and its creative businesses is one of these. Venture Taranaki passionately supports Taranaki businesses of all shapes and sizes, across all industries.

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