Where to get Down with Donuts

A tray of doughnuts from Baked.
Doughnuts or donuts--who really cares? We've rounded up the best doughy deliciousness you can find in NZ.

Amayjen Restaurant

The restaurant interior.
Place Palmerston North

Amayjen is one of the crown jewels of Feilding’s hospitality scene. Owned and operated by Andrew and Jenni May, this local restaurant earned a Cuisine Good Food Awards ‘hat’ in 2017 and continues to dish up inspired local flavours today.

Arrosta Coffee Roasting Co

Staff standing behind the counter.
Place Palmerston North

At Arrosta Coffee you will find a welcoming espresso bar and functional roastery plus a cupping and training lab - it’s a complete coffee destination.

BABCO - Brick Artisan Bread Company

Close up of pastries in a box.
Place Palmerston North

BABCO, which stands for Brick Artisan Bread Company, was started by husband and wife duo Alice and Jeremy. The Palmerston North pair created BABCO from scratch in every sense of the phrase - it all started with a bread baking experiment in their backyard pizza oven.

Be Free Grocer

The shop interior.
Place Palmerston North

Plastic / package free grocery shopping is the way of the future. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. At Be Free Grocer, however, it is. Owner Bron and her friendly staff are 100% committed to sourcing the lowest impact groceries around, and they do it with a lot of joy.

Brew Union Brewing Co

Customers sitting on bench seats.
Place Palmerston North

Longtime mates Murray and Jules spent years planning and designing exactly what they thought epitomised the perfect concept, and this shines through at Brew Union, Palmerston North’s downtown brew pub and eatery.

Café Cuba

Behind the counter at Cafe Cuba.
Place Palmerston North

Located on (you guessed it) Cuba Street, Café Cuba is one of Palmerston’s most popular and long standing cafés and eateries. There’s something for everyone here and the cabinet alone is enough to entice even the most conscientious eaters.

Café Piccolo's

Cabinet food.
Place Palmerston North

Café Piccolo’s is a downtown Feilding hub for great coffee, homemade treats and friendly hospitality. The café is cosy and compact but still provides visitors with lots of food and drink options, all of which are homemade on site daily.

Ebony Coffee Roasters

A man roasting coffee.
Place Palmerston North

Ebony Coffee has been roasting coffee in Palmerston North since 1996. Their Featherston Street roastery, espresso bar and barista school represent and celebrate every stage of the coffee brewing process - even growing.

Feilding Farmers Market

A giant whitebait pattie.
Place Palmerston North

Many of Manawatū's most talented, passionate and well-known growers, cheesemakers, artisans, bakers, herbalists, apiarists, florists and craftspeople have stalls at the Feilding Farmers Market making this market a celebration of all things fresh and local.

Ginger Bird

Close up of a pie.
Place Palmerston North

Ginger Bird is a countryside café with a big heart, excellent service, homemade treats and barista coffee. The café is housed within two shipping containers, but you’d never guess once inside as the wide windows, light timber and warm lighting give the space a cosy, homey feel.

HARU Japanese Restaurant

The wooden interior of Haru.
Place Palmerston North

A calming central city spot for top quality Japanese fare. At Haru Japanese Restaurant you’ll be quickly greeted and seated by the friendly staff. Order some warm green or yuzu tea and explore the menu which is varied but not overwhelming.

Libre

The restaurant.
Place Palmerston North

On George Street you’ll find Libre, one of the best spots we’ve found for authentic and delicious Mexican food and drink in all of New Zealand.

7 things you should eat in Palmerston North

Pastries at Babco.
Palmerston North has more than their fair share of delicious, local ingredients to work with.

Little Savanna

The inside of Little Savana.
Place Palmerston North

Little Savanna’s expert fitout gives this South African inspired restaurant a unique visual identity on the Palmerston North dining scene. With strong food and drink offerings to match, it’s a complete lunch or dinner destination in the heart of the city.

LOCAL Café and Eatery

The cabinet food.
Place Palmerston North

LOCAL Café and Eatery truly lives up to its name. After several years of successful trading, the spot has earned a solid regular following who love the café’s colourful plates, locally sourced ingredients, homemade baked goods, coffees and tipples.

Nero

A cosy nook of the restaurant.
Place Palmerston North

Nero, a family-owned modern bistro, has made a name for themselves in Palmerston North over the last twenty years with consistently great food and service.

Saigon Corner

The inside of the restaurant.
Place Palmerston North

Head to Saigon Corner on Princess Street for a taste of Vietnam. This local spot’s modern Vietnamese cuisine has earned excellence on TripAdvisor for over three years straight, and it doesn’t take long to figure out why.

Dine your way around Palmerston North

A chef making pizza.
When it comes to New Zealand’s foodie destinations, Wellington is almost always top of mind. But just above Wellington, you’ll find Palmerston North situated in the heartland where many of our most prized ingredients originate.

The Crafted & Co

Close up of a burger.
Place Palmerston North

One of Palmerston North’s most loved food trucks, The Crafted and Co., offers top notch burgers and serious treats from three roaming food trucks.

The Fat Farmer

The busy restaurant.
Place Palmerston North

The Fat Farmer is a neighbourhood bistro that’s elegant and extremely well furnished but still manages to feel like your mate’s place.

The Herb Farm

The exterior of the building.
Place Palmerston North

Head to Ashhurst to experience one of New Zealand’s most beloved natural skin care brands in more ways than one. When you arrive, you’ll immediately be greeted by the beautiful gardens which are home to many of the herbs that feature in The Herb Farm’s products.

Wholegrain Organics

Fruit and vegetables on display.
Place Palmerston North

Located in the heart of downtown Palmerston North, the Wholegrain Organics concept encompasses a grocery store, café, bakery, farm and vibrant community hub.

Yatai Japanese Izakaya Restaurant

A seating area inside Yatai Japanese restaurant.
Place Palmerston North

Just minutes from the heart of downtown Palmerston North you’ll find Yatai Japanese Izakaya. Tucked away off the street, this special restaurant will transport you and your taste buds to Japan in no time.