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Vegan & Vegetarian Cuisine in Invercargill

Southland, a region known for its stunning landscapes and rich agricultural heritage, is not just a paradise for meat lovers. In Invercargill, there are also plenty of options for tasty vegetarian and vegan dishes and dining experiences. Let us take you on a journey through some of the best…

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Crayfish/New Zealand Rock Lobster

New Zealand Rock Lobster, or crayfish as the locals call it, is a culinary treat like no other. Caught in the pristine waters of Te Rua-o-te-Moko Fiordland, the Crayfish is a rare and sought-after delicacy. It is famous for its dramatic appearance and is celebrated for its sweet, buttery flesh that…

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Stewart Island Salmon

Indulge in a culinary masterpiece that will leave your palate dancing with delight: Stewart Island Salmon. Renowned for its exquisite taste, this kaimoana gem is a testament to the pristine waters it comes from, and it's no wonder why it's the catch of the day. With plenty of space to roam and a…

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Hokonui Moonshine

Murihiku Southland's illicit whisky production has transformed from a shady past into a cause for celebration at the Hokonui Moonshine Museum in Māruawai Gore. Discover the captivating legend of the McRae family, southland's infamous whisky producers turned folk heroes. Sip on this liquid gold…

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Tītī / Muttonbird

Tītī is a delicacy, with its unique flavour often showcased in traditional Māori dishes. The tītī muttonbird, or sooty shearwater, is a captivating seabird known for its striking dark brown plumage adorned with silvery-white wing markings. But here's the fascinating part: muttonbirding. This…

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Tuatapere Sausages

Get ready to sink your teeth into the world-famous Tuatapere Sausages! Once you've experienced the taste of a Tuatapere Sausage, you'll understand why locals take pride in their sausage heritage. These goodies can be found in New Zealand's sausage capital, Tuatapere. Made with love at Tui Base…

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Foveaux Blue Cod

Once you've had a taste of Foveaux Blue Cod, you'll be hooked for life! Picture this: golden, crispy batter giving way to succulent, flaky blue cod, bursting with oceanic flavours that transport your taste buds to the deep blue sea. With a sprinkle of lemon and a dollop of tartar sauce, every bit is…

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Fiordland Venison

If you're on the hunt for a dining experience that's as wild as the rugged Murihiku Southland landscapes, look no further than Fiordland Venison. These succulent cuts of meat are renowned for their unrivalled tenderness and rich flavours, delivering a true taste of New Zealand's untamed…

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Whitebait

Southland is a haven for whitebait enthusiasts, both locals and visitors alike. As you journey through scenic rural Southland, keep an eye out for the charming "whitebait huts" dotting the region. Whitebait is no ordinary fish; here in New Zealand, it's a special term for five galaxiid species…

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Swedes

Forget what you heard about Swedes! This is no ordinary root vegetable just for farm animals. We're talking about a veggie that'll rock your taste buds. Now, why's it so good? Creamy, sweet, and earthy flavours all together in one. You can mash it with some butter and herbs, roast it to perfection…

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