Naomi Nakama – Ark coffee

Our previous hospitality profile, Yuki from Tanpopo Ramen in Auckland, nominated Naomi Nakama – Ark coffee director, artist and designer – as our next subject.
He said, “She is a passionate artist, and also a passionate cafe owner. I like her hospitality style, she treats the customers with grace, all people have a peaceful and relaxing time.” Full article “Naomi Nakama – Ark coffee”

Petra Shawarma

by Leisha Jones

Photography: Aaron McLean

Maryam Omar and her sister Dalal Omar take great pride in showing off the flavours of Jordan to Kingsland locals. At the family-run Petra Shawarma, questions about the menu are answered in great detail – how the dish would be eaten back home, how it has been slightly altered to meet our needs, how it should be eaten, and what it should be eaten with. Full article “Petra Shawarma”

Vada Pao

Mumbai is fuelled by street food and every street has a cart of tasty morsels stoking the engines of it’s multitude. Vada Pao is possibly the most popular choice, found wherever you turn. It’s often referred to as “poor man’s food” because it’s cheap and filling, I’d add delicious to that list of reasons to try making some of these flavourful vegetarian potato burgers. Full article “Vada Pao”

Mumbai Chaat

One of the great joys of travelling in countries with a strong food culture is the ability to find a cheap snack at any time via the street side vendors and stalls. For a local version, vegetarian diner Mumbai Chaat in Sandringham (1A Kitchener Rd, there is another branch in Blockhouse Bay Auckland only) may be as close as you can get. Full article “Mumbai Chaat”