Start your Dunedin food treasure hunt here with Dunedin Food Stories; discover the best street food, Asian flavours, organics, locally produced provisions and more in the months to come. The best local ingredients and culinary talents make Dunedin a superb foodie destination.
Delight your taste buds by creating your own culinary adventure through Dunedin’s vibrant café scene. The sheer variety of delectable options will surprise you, with food choices ranging from strictly vegetarian and gluten-free to authentic international flavours and traditional carnivorous fare – and everything in-between.
Coffee lovers are well catered for in Dunedin. Tables line the city’s Octagon and Esplanade, while the aroma of freshly roasted beans tempts one down alleyways and side streets.
The A to Z of culture, cuisine & shopping in Dunedin.
Dunedin is known for its culinary experiences. Award winning restaurants serve up fresh local seafood and regional delicacies, contemporary and international flavours abound. Explore quirky bars in intriguing alleyways and numerous cafes for your coffee fix.
The sheer variety of dining options will surprise you. Funky or folky, Dunedin’s restaurants offer cuisine styles ranging from New Zealand contemporary to Japanese, Italian and Thai and Oysters, vinyl tablecloths and thinly sliced white bread are still served up at Stuart Street’s iconic Best Cafe.
There is an abundance of fine food being grown, harvested, made, prepared and served in Dunedin, as well as some fine brown brews being poured. Learn about the local stories behind many of New Zealand's best known food brands.
Check out this online guide to vegan-friendly cafes, restaurants, and takeaways in Dunedin (and beyond). Whilst you're there you can also find a list of vegan products available in Dunedin supermarkets & stores.