RonnaEats |
Best Ugly Bagels

RonnaEats | <br>Best Ugly Bagels

Why did Best Ugly Bagels decide to go with the Montreal dough? “For a start it's crispier on the outside, yet chewy on the inner. These bagels have an airy texture and are not dense like their southern relations. Montreal bagels also exhibit a slightly sweet edge, and unlike the New York variety, they contain no salt!” There’s just enough crunch to make sure your toppings don’t slide off and you can eat it with your hands!

Owner, Al, wanted to bring the authentic Montreal bagel to New Zealand, so he and his team trained at where they considered the spiritual home of extraordinary bagel, Saint Viateur in Montreal. You can read the full backstory on their website - it’s so interesting.



RonnaEats | Walk and Eat in Wellington

RonnaEats | Walk and Eat in Wellington

Oh wow, Wellington! A few days in New Zealand’s capital made me regret not bringing my usual ‘eating jeans’ (you know, the ones you have when you’re about to have a feast!). This trip was really just to catch up with friends I had not seen in years - and what better way to catch up with friends than with food. Most of these places were recommended by locals, and those in my books are the best kind.

Wellington is a city best explored on foot, well at least on a sunny day. If you’re staying away from the CBD, I highly recommend to bus in (or catch the train and walk) to save yourself the stress of trying to find a park. I will definitely be back Wellington, and hopefully this time, not too long between drinks!



RonnaEats | Tauranga Coffee Festival 2018

RonnaEats | Tauranga Coffee Festival 2018

I walked into the Tauranga Coffee Festival around 1pm and the place was packed. Even though the sun was shining, the cold wind that blew through the space wouldn’t let me forget that it was still Winter. Luckily, this was a coffee festival and there was no shortage of food and drinks on offer.



RonnaEats | Javaman's Halloumi and Mushrooms

RonnaEats | Javaman's Halloumi and Mushrooms

Today, I sampled their halloumi and mushroom dish with sautéed Shiitake, button and Portobello mushrooms with tarragon, served with café made gluten-free bread and a poached egg. That literally is the description on the menu board. Thank goodness, gone are the days where you pay a premium for gluten-free bread which often turned out to be a tasteless alternative, because to me, this tasted like a delicious wholemeal sourdough. Actually, it even felt lighter, without compromising on the flavour.