Taste of Auckland.


New Zealand's most prestigious annual food festival is part of the global series of Taste Festivals in 18 cities around the world. 

Each year we have the pleasure of presenting a line-up of some of the most exciting restaurants in Auckland and a wide selection of New Zealand's top producers.

The festival includes interactive masterclasses, new product launches and thoughtful brand activations. Taste is a market leader and each year presents innovative experiences in food and drink which keep sponsors, corporate customers and the growing population of die-hard foodies coming back for more.

2019 was the 11th edition of Taste of Auckland. The festival was completely redesigned to take over Queens Wharf from 31 October - 3 November. We also welcomed a very special guest - Marco Pierre White on his first NZ public appearances.

Regretfully, Taste of Auckland will not be returning for 2020. We've had a phenomenal run these past 11 years, but unfortunately there are logistical and commercial issues which alongside new challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, prevent us from staging the event this community deserves. Our food and drink scene has gone from strength to strength and we implore you to continue supporting our restaurants and producers as your circumstances allow. 


We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our guests and partners for your support of this festival.   


  • Total exhibitors 107

  • 70% female|30% male

  • 89% of visitors aged 20-59

  • 78% of visitors spent $100+


  • Total visitors 15,114

  • 65% of visitors have household incomes over $100,000 p.a.

  • 61% of visitors own their own home​