Wellington, a gorgeous city in New Zealand is home to many Greek New Zealanders, as well as a few great Hellenic cafes, bakeries, restaurants, and social associations. Today we share some of these fantastic bits of Greece in Wellington with you.
Bakery and Cafe →
A Taste of Greece: A haven of Greek traditional delicacies, culture and tastes. This is the only Greek bakery in Wellington, with food so divine, you will be coming back for more. Famous for their delicious Spanakopita, Prasopita, Galaktobouriko, Moussaka, Loukoumathes, coffee and so much more!
F : facebook.com/A-Taste-of-Greece-669170763149075/
T: +64 21 901 006
Greek Street Food →
Souvlaki at Acropolis: Nowhere else in New Zealand will you find hand crafted authentic Greek fresh pita bread, made on a daily basis. Inside the pita, you can choose from a variety of delicious marinated meats including lamb, pork, chicken and befteki Souvlaki and fresh salads topped with creamy, home made Tzatziki. Not just limited to Gyros, this food place also serves burgers, Halloumi salad, fish & chips and so much more, perfect for a hungry greek stomach.
P: +64 43 884 222
A: 508A Broadway, Strathmore
Wellington, New Zealand 6022
The Greek Food Truck: This fab truck travels around the streets of Wellington providing affordable, high quality, delicious Greek food. On the menu is a choice of Souvalkia wraps, halloumi burger, sausages, greek salad, fries and baklava, all very tasty, satisfying that greek food craving. The greek food truck has become so popular even with non Greeks, with two customers hiring the truck (and of course their mouth drooling food) to cater for their wedding.
Oikos Hellenic Cuisine: This restaurant creates a feeling of home, a connection between family and the motherland as the chef aims to capture the essence of his own family in Cyprus, Greece and Aotearoa, expressing it through the beautiful food and wine. With customers exclaiming the food is simply unbelievable, and their service amazing, this food place has become very popular. As one customer said their “halloumi, salada, potatoes and chicken souvlakia all taste like the food in Greece.”
T: +64 22 480 0170
A: 382 Broadway, Miramar, Wellington
Greek National Cafe: Serving the famously healthy Mediterranean dishes of Greece’s homeland, with freshly prepared produce in their beautifully restored dining room, this cafe is always busy! The lamb Kleftiko and mezze platter with baby octopus, olives, pita bread, carrot keftedes, stuffed tomatoes, and more are very popular with customers who have commented that the platter is a great way to sample all the entrees. Plus, nowhere else in Wellington can you eat such a delicious apple rose dessert; puff pastry and apple with a hint of rosewater.
Zany Zeus: This sweet little cafe is tucked away in the unnoticed suburb of Moera but always bustling with people. They are famous for their cheese, cakes, Halloumi sandwich, good coffee, milk shakes and smoothies. Not to mention, they offer a wide range of mouth watering ice cream, either yoghurt or ice cream based, that has customers coming back for more.
T: +64 45 897 316
A: 149 Randwick Road, Lower Hutt 5010, New Zealand
Greek Produce →
Elysian Foods: This shop offers authentic Greek cuisine, with their own range of hand crafted products including Taramasalata, Tzatziki and marinated olives. Their best quality food is made from natural New Zealand ingredients in small batches to preserve quality and authenticity. Having been in the market for more than 17 years, Elysian has gained a reputation for outstanding products.
T: +64 43 886 008
A: 10/131 Park Rd, Miramar, Wellington
Greek Orthodox Churches →
Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary
A: 3 Hania St, Mount Victoria, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
P: +64 49 391 236
Greek Orthodox Church of St Andrew
A: 365 Broadway, Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand
P: +64 43 888 824
School and language →
Greek Orthodox Community of Wellington Greek School
Contact details- call Mrs Katerina Malliaraki on P: (021 022 32472)
Social network →
To connect with other Greeks in Wellington, there are many Greek social communities and groups, which include:
GOYANZ – Greek Orthodox Youth Association of New Zealand
P O Box 6257, Te Aro, Wellington
Clubrooms: Berhampore Golf Club Bldg,,Adelaide Rd,Berhampore
Cretans Association of New Zealand Inc.
A: PO Box 33-387, Petone