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Nine Pop Ups to explore for Visa Wellington On a Plate

May 11, 2023

Pop Ups are a great way to explore Visa Wellington On a Plate at your own pace. You'll only pay for what you eat and drink, although it is first in, first served so we do recommend getting in early!

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Mosaic at Field & Green - various dates

Chef Laura Greenfield has built a loyal following over several years with her menus that explore her own personal history and the Jewish Diaspora, and how the cuisines intertwined. From the back streets of Brick Lane in the UK, to the Jewish ghetto of Rome, through Salonica in Ottoman-period Greece, to the exotic flavours of the Kerala coast. For 2023 she gives us Mosaic and we taste the southern shores of the Mediterranean, think Tunisia, Algiers, Libya and Morocco. 

The Doughnut Wagon at Silverstream - various dates (pictured left)
Pop along to Dough’s pop up Doughnut Wagon stationed in Silverstream to see what the daily doughnut is. Every day will bring a new flavour using ingredients from local Wellington businesses such as Lighthouse Gin, Fix & Fogg, Wellington Chocolate Factory, and Mangaroa Farms. 

Chakalaka House - various dates 

The Crooked Elm and Scheckter's Deli are bringing an authentic taste of South Africa to Lower Hutt as they team up to bring you a menu filled with South African favourites. There’ll be Gatsby sandwiches, chakalaka, the Wimpy breakfast, boerewors rolls, bobotie and the famous street dish: bunny chow. 

Waza: A Wedding Feast at Chaat Street - various dates
The Wazwan feast forms an integral part of family gatherings in Kashmir, especially weddings. The dishes’ names and their spice-rich sauces also tell the long history of Persian, Arabic, and Central Asian influences. Expect incredible bites served upon rice, garnished with Kashmiri saffron and pickles. Don’t skip the Kahwa, a traditional, aromatic Kashmiri tea flavored with cardamom and topped with almonds. This is one wedding you won’t need an invite to! 

The Pickle Diner at GP 91 Aro - May 16 - 20
For five days, Garage Project’s Aro Taproom is transforming into Pickle Diner alongside Wellington’s favourite sandwich spot, Fred’s. Featuring a pickle-packed menu from Fred’s that stretches beyond just sandwiches, all accompanied by pickle-quenching beverages from Garage Project. Come get pickled! 

Akera at LTD. - May 12 & 13, 19 & 20
During lockdown 2020, Chef Jonny Taggart decided to explore his ancestral history and uncovered ties to Native Canadian culture. Jonny has continued to learn and develop a better understanding of his Native Canadian heritage through exploring the cuisine of his whakapapa. Over four nights, you can explore post-colonial Canadian First Nations’ cuisine, highlighting their invention of the native frybread taco 

Myrtle, The Larder and Garage Project team up for the Sausage Project. Expect house-made sausages, barrel-aged mustards, krauts, and other Euro delights. They’ll all be served alongside a special beer menu from Garage Project, inspired by ‘flüssiges Brot’.  

Ready for this Jelly? at The Library - various dates (Pictured right)
Gin and Jelly make a perfect match for Welly! Discover The Library’s special gin cocktail list as it highlights some of the most iconic cocktails through history…with a twist! All cocktails on the list can be explored as either an unstable jelly version, the classic or as a flight of the complete history of gin through jello shots. Just don’t get too wobbly!

Back to Castaways at Beach Babylon - various dates
Turn back the time machine to one of Wellington’s hottest venues from the 1980s. While the original 1983 menu has been given a little polish, there are plenty of retro classics to explore. Think Veganised weinerschnitzels, revived shrimp cocktails, remixed blue lagoons and more… 

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