Dripping Bowl

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Monday7:30 am – 4:00 pm.

Tuesday7:30 am – 4:00 pm.

Wednesday7:30 am – 4:00 pm.

Thursday7:30 am – 4:00 pm.

Friday7:30 am – 4:00 pm.

Saturday8:30 am – 3:00 pm.

Sunday8:30 am – 3:00 pm.

82 Anderson Road, Wānaka

020 111 1556

If your Wānaka time has been spent not eating enough healthy food, then a visit to Dripping Bowl should set you straight.

Well known for its acai bowls, smoothies, divine soups and niche coffee menu, this wholefoods eatery has nutrition and sustainability at its heart. The food van is neighbours with Freshlink Grocer on Anderson Road and the menu is carefully thought out for nourishment, quality and abundance, at street food prices. Co-owners Evelyn and Jesse have made it their mission to make takeaway food healthy and so the menu is also one hundred percent wholefoods, primarily organic and supports local growers.

Been drinking alternate mylks with your coffee? You may want to check out the ingredients on the packet. But not at Dripping Bowl – they're unyielding when it comes to using only whole foods. The alternate mylks on offer here are oat and homemade, organic 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). Enter Farm Fresh South's creamy goodness, delivered in reusable glass bottles. You'll be pleased to know that there's no extra charge for any of these milky options.

Popular for their year-round grass-fed bone broth, in the winter time Dripping Bowl also brings out their famous quality soups served with organic local sourdough. Check out the fridge for a selection of cold-pressed juices, made fresh on-site and sold in reusable glass bottles.

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, Wānaka

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