Dripping Bowl

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Monday7:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Tuesday7:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Wednesday7:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Thursday7:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Friday7:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Saturday8:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Sunday8:00 am – 3:00 pm.

82 Anderson Road

020 111 1556

If your Wānaka time has been spent not eating enough healthy food, then a visit to The Dripping Bowl should set you straight. Well known for their acai bowls, smoothies, devine soups and niche coffee menu, this wholefoods eatery has nutrition and sustainability at its heart. The food van sits with a bunch of other foodie friends in the Brownston Street eating square and the menu is a carefully thought out for nourishment, quality & abundance at street food prices.

With a menu that is 100% wholefoods, mostly organic, and supports local growers, partners Andi and Jesse have made it their mission to make takeaway food healthy, so if you’re curious about the Brazil nut that comes with your coffee, they’ll be more than happy to tell you about the benefits of selenium.

Been drinking alternate mylks with your coffee? You may want to check out the ingredients on the packet, Dripping Bowl is unyielding when it comes to using only wholefoods, the alternative on offer is homemade preservative free coconut mylk. If it is dairy milk you are chasing, then only the best organic cow’s milk will do, something you are unlikely to find at almost any other café in New Zealand. Popular for their year-round grass-fed bone broth, in the winter time they also bring on their famous quality soups served with organic local sourdough.

Looking to be as waste-free as possible, Dripping Bowl smoothies come with either paper or metal straws, dine-in acai bowls are served in coconut shells and the takeaway option is home compostable.

Words by Rosie Morrison & Photography by Anna Briggs

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82 Anderson Road

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