Eating Out

Waimakariri has a strong history of agricultural production and the early settlements were established to service the needs of farming as well as forestry and milling.

Today the production from the land has become more specialised, with the fresh flavours of Waimakariri's food available from local roadside stalls, farmers' markets, the local cafes and restaurants.

We have a well known cheese factory - Karikaa's and local cafes - organic and classic, restaurants with a kiwi and international flavour, well know chains like Winnie Bagoes and Spagalimi's offering pizza, The NZ staple of fish n chips and pies, and excellent bakeries like Artisan's and Continental's Kingsford Kitchen. 

You can also experience the local flavours and meet the passionate locals on the North Canterbury Food & Wine Trail or Order the Guide.