Healthy Eating

Looking for a Waimakariri eatery that offers organic, gluten free, vegetarian/vegan, free range or local food?

For many of us, food restrictions can make eating out a bit of a challenge. Whether it is for ethical or health reasons, or just general well-being - we have plenty to offer in our district to suit all dietary requirements!

Fools of Desire

Conway Lane, Rangiora

Renowned for seasonal, local and organic fare, you won't be disappointed with the menu offerings here. Recently having launched their new Keto menu with options like bulletproof and collagen coffee, deep fried locusts, avo smash, chowder and venison, all finished off with a fat bomb, our keen keto followers will not go home hungry!

Fools of Desire also offer a full menu and cabinet full of GF, vegan, dairy free and generally healthy, organic options.  Be sure to visit the beehive onsite, buy some honeycomb and take in the beautiful mural wall.

Fools of Desire are a Business Partner of Visit Waimakariri.


Artisan Bakery & Cafe

High Street, Rangiora

Artisan Cafe has something for everyone, they focus on having a wide range of menu items including healthy options such as the popular 'Nourish Bowls' with brown rice, corn and black bean salad, cucumber, carrot, seeds and sprouts with marinated chicken or falafel. 

Artisan also offer a salad bar, nourishing smoothies and a lovely list of herbal teas to take your fancy.  You can grab the kids a treat and relax upstairs in the cafe with a separate play room to keep them entertained. 

Artisan Bakery & Cafe are a Business Partner of Visit Waimakariri.



Paris for the Weekend

57 Charles St, Kaiapoi

Paris for the Weekend cater to Gluten Free, Dairy free, Vegetarian, Vegan and refined Sugar Free diets.

A great start are the Need Food slices in the cabinet which are soy, dairy, gluten and refined sugar free. Try the Raspberry and Rose flavour - you won't be disappointed!

Other options include vegan buddha bowls, GF slices and GF/DF savoury cabinet food including Bacon and Egg and Tomato Tarts. Most things on the menu can be made gluten free including the high tea. 

Paris for the Weekend are a Business Partner of Visit Waimakariri.

The Office Cafe, Waikuku 

1429 Main North Road, Waikuku

Located in the new 'Old School Collective' precinct at the former Waikuku School site, The Office Cafe will offer healthy & organic (where possible) food in a family friendly environment.  From bliss balls and buddha bowls, to homemade pies and burgers, The Office Café has something for everyone! 

Coffee Worx Fit Cafe

Rangiora Fitness Centre, Flaxton Road

A collaboration between Coffee Worx and Rangiora Fitness Centre, this in-house cafe menu includes; keto, paleo and G.F. cabinet options and the café also offers a range of healthy smoothies and iced drinks.

The Port & Eagle Brewpub

184 Williams St, Kaiapoi 

The latest addition to Kaiapoi, the menu is a real treat and includes jackfruit tacos, Malaysian fried tofu, beetroot & black bean burgers and many other options catering to all dietary requirements.  You can wash it all down with a craft beer brewed onsite whilst enjoying the river views of this picturesque setting.