Sorry to make your belly rumble but who doesn’t love food?
I’m sure all you foodies will agree, we spend a lot of our spare time looking up food, gazing at menus and seeing where the next best place to go is. With hundreds of Christchurch eateries to select between, we’ve made it our business to list 12 of our favourite and most instagrammable dishes, courtesy of Christchurch’s food bloggers, that you need to devour this month.
1. Create And Plate Platters
Gather a group of friends, host a picnic or dinner party (when allowed) and order one of these magnificent gigantic platters. Create And Plate have endless options, from sweet platters to savoury grazing tables, cones and more. Each spread is made with love and carefully presented for any occasion. Check out the Instagram page for the greatest food porn.
📍 Online & Delivery
2. Baked Brioche
Christchurch’s favourite ice cream parlor, Rollickin Gelato, serves this mouthwatering dish. It consists of a sweet brioche cinnamon bun, baked with brown sugar and cinnamon filling, and topped with gooey caramel sauce, walnuts, vanilla cream and ice cream of your choice. Watch the video for the instagrammable food goodness you’ll be left pining for.
📍 Various Locations
3. Greek Saganaki
Cheese lovers will adore this wonderful dish which can be found on the starter menu at The Athens Yacht Club. The Saganaki comes in a flaming hot frying pan, with a huge portion of delicious fried cheese, that almost looks like French toast. It is topped with honey, oregano and metaxa for some extra flavouring.
📍 179 Victoria Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
4. Slick Burgers
Wolf into gourmet burgers bigger than your hands courtesy of the folks down at Slick Burgers. With plenty of options, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Our favourites are the the large 420 burger, Wake & Bake and The Lung Splitter. Excitingly, there are lots of vegan options. Certainly, these bad boys make an epic photo but it’s also the belly-filling grub you need this weekend.
📍 254 Ferry Road, Phillipstown, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
5. Waffles & Ice Cream
Another dessert making our list, and for good reason. Utopia Ice are responsible for catering these instagrammable whole-food waffle dishes. Each waffle is paired with your choice of ice cream, and topped with all the extras you can imagine, from caramel sauce to spiced apple, pecan and plenty more. Wonderfully, everything is vegan and gluten-free.
📍 Various Locations
6. Spanish Paella
Dive into the most authentic Spanish paella at this iconic restaurant, Catro’s Tapas Bar. Select between the seafood paella, which comes with traditional Spanish rice, smoked pimento, olive oil, veggies and more, or else, the chicken and chorizo paella. Alternatively, vegetarians can opt for the delicious vegan paella. Cooked in a huge frying pan, big enough to feed 15 people, of course, it’s one of the most instagrammable foods in Christchurch.
📍 100 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
7. DIY Bubble Tea
Gelato and Tea at Riverside Market have a creative mix of bubble teas and milkshakes. But, why not get both together? Indeed, these unique mouthwatering drinks will send your tastebuds on an adventure. Think Strawberry Cheesecake, Blueberry Lemon Yoghurt, Black Forest, to name a few. Additionally, there are options for both gluten-free and dairy-free dieters.
📍 96 Oxford Terrace, Riverside Market, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
8. Acai Bowls
Barefoot Eatery is also one of our favourite vegan eateries in Christchurch. But you must-try their insta-worthy organic acai berry bowl. Packed with plenty of nutrients, fruits and essentials vitamins, it’s the pick-me-up you need. Bursting with goodness, the bowl (pictured) consists of fresh fruits like berries and banana, coconut, homemade caramelised buckinis, amino acids, and more.
📍 20 Welles Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
9. Sal’s Pizza
Sal’s Pizza made our list as one of the best cheap eats in Christchurch. Get a massive slice of authentic New York pizza for just $6. Or else, order the very instagrammable 18-inch New York pizza pies. With thick crust, stuffed with toppings like meatballs, sausage, chicken, veggies, just to name a few – you’ll be in your element.
📍 Various Locations
Christchurch folk are obsessed with this specialty from Greece. It just so happens that Dimitris Greek Food at Riverside Market or Riccarton cater the best portions in the city. You can select between vegetarian falafel, chicken, lamb, beef, pork, served in hot pita bread, with scrumptious toppings like hummus, tomato sauce, lettuce, chilis and much more. Definitely, these beauties are the most instagrammable food in Christchurch.
📍 Two Locations
These creative donut and drink combinations from the award-winning Epiphany Café are totally insta-worthy. Get ready to choose your own ingredients, and watch as your pillow-soft donut melts into your drink making it the most pleasurable taste. It just so happens this is one of the best Freakshakes in Christchurch.
📍 123 Riccarton Road, Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Delight in a range of classic, sweet and savoury brunch crepes at Maison De Crepes, one of the greatest French creperies in Christchurch. Satisfy your sweet tooth with tiramisu, crème Brulée, or banoffee crepes. Otherwise, you can chow down on wholesome savoury crepes with eggs, chicken, bacon, vegetables and much more. Either way, both make the most marvellous instagrammable food picture. This spot is also a fantastic place to get pancakes.
📍 106 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand