The People Behind the Places: Meet the Food and Drink Heroes of Hastings

Bottles of beers lined up on a counter at Brave Brewing Hastings.
Hastings and the wider Hawke’s Bay region is known for its vineyards, spectacular local produce and talented creators, culminating in an epic food and drink scene in which there are many superstars.   From talented artisan bakers, to epic coffee roasters, to brewing legends and more, these are our favourite makers, the food and drink heroes of Hastings.

Oh My Goodness Speciality Breads

The beautiful green and wood counter area inside Oh My Goodness in Hastings.
Place Hastings
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Oh My Goodness is one of those places where you walk through the front doors and instantly sense the care and attention that has gone into creating the business.

Long Island Delicatessen

The green counter inside Long Island Delicatessen with a backdrop of a flamingo painted on the wall.
Place Hastings
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Need a bite to eat when you’re on the go? Looking to pack a picnic for lunch? Or searching for somewhere that provides knockout catering? Hastings’ Long Island...

Hastings Distillers

The dark interior of Hastings Distillers with walls painted a deep blue.
Place Hastings Editor's Pick
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On Heretaunga Street East, concealed behind impressive wooden doors, is the Hastings Distillers’ tasting room, a place you need to visit without delay.