Slow Food, founded in 1986, is an international organization whose aim is to protect the pleasures of the table from the homogenization of modern fast food and life. Though a variety of initiatives it promotes gastronomic culture, develops taste education, conserves agricultural biodiversity and protects traditional foods at risk of extinction. It now boasts over 100,000 members in 153 countries.

Slow Food Auckland, formerly Slow Food Waitakere, is registered as a charitable entity. Registration Number: CC38263, please click here to read our Rules and Regulations

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Do the Slow Shop - at Parnell Farmers Market - December 9th

Join Slow Food Auckland at the Parnell Farmers Market - shopping for local food and supporting local food producers and food artisans.

Carlo Petrini: "Starting with our individual behavior, especially our food habits, we can make a difference. Let's start with our own daily menu, with our own local situations and celebrate Terra Madre Day 2017 in the right way."

Terra Madre Day is Slow Food’s annual day to promote the diversity of food traditions and production, and show how our network is using its creativity and knowledge to build a better food future.
This year’s Terra Madre Day calls special attention to Slow Food’s “Menu for Change” campaign, which brings food to the center of climate change conversations and raises money for the climate-friendly work of Slow Food.

Help us today - even a small donation can make a big difference!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Little Jimmy Rocked!

Dinner at Little Jimmy was a fantastic - we ate and drank 100% New Zealand. Even better Little Jimmy supports the "little guy" - the small producers who are about quality and care. We ate "family style" and shared all the dishes - delicious.

It was a perfect celebration of Cooking Up a Better Future #MenuForChange#EatLocal #LittleJImmy
Check out our feast in words and pictures.

The Shared Menu

Fresh sourdough + Lot 8 extra virgin olive oil
Charcuterie sharing boards
Local artisan cured meats, duck liver parfait, house made pickles
Sticky braised Angus beef cheeks, beetroot, turnip
Freedom farms pork belly, Granny Smith apple, cellery, jus
Pan fried Akaroa King Salmon almond + red pepper romesco
Sauteed winter greens + curly fries w chipotle aioli
‘Epsom Mess’ – Rhubarb, crème fraiche, meringue,
pistachio, coconut snow
Whittaker’s 72% dark chocolate fondant,
Black Doris plum gelato, crème fraich

Come and celebrate Terra Madre Day at the Parnell Farmers Market on December 9th

Sunday, November 12, 2017

BOOK: Still Room for You at Little Jimmy on Thursday - 100% New Zealand Food

Only 4 days until the Slow Food Auckland -
Supporting the Little Guy Dinner at Little Jimmy.

Join in and celebrate a restaurant who is supporting our small producers and committed to using New Zealand produce and products.

The bonus - great food and great company!

“The role of chefs will be crucial. Take the meat issue: it is not only about choosing better meat, but significantly reducing our consumption. Chefs can lead the way on this, showing us how to reduce the meat in our diets, and make vegetables more delicious: by knowing how to cook, chefs can really make a difference.”
Guus Thijssen, the coordinator of Slow Food Chef’s Alliance in the Netherlands.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Eat Local Dinner - Little Jimmy - Thursday November 16th

This November Menu for Change is all about Cooking Up A Better Future - and Slow Food Auckland is hosting a dinner that celebrates a restaurant  serving 100%  New Zealand food.
You will need to be quick - places are limited and the food is fantastic!

Here are three ways you can Cook Up a Better Future
  • Have one meat free day each week
  • Cook dinners with low impact ingredients such as beans, local cereals, seasonal fruits and vegetables
  • Cut down on waste - reuse your left overs

Do you see climate change as something abstract and far-off?
Do you think there's nothing you can do about it? What if we told you that each and every one of us can make a difference? 

By paying more attention to something very simple, something we make choices around every day, often without realizing it: our food.

From the field to the fork, food production is responsible for a fifth of total greenhouse gas emissions. It's one of the major causes of global warming. 

Yet our food is also one of the primary victims of climate change. Drought, desertification, floods, sea-level rise and ocean pollution put our food at risk across the world. The poorest parts of the planet are already suffering directly as a result, but the consequences can be felt everywhere: milder winters, the northward shift of tropical pests, meager pastures and frequent, unpredictable, violent weather events. 

The good news is that by changing our food habits, even a little bit, we can contribute to the solution. 
Menu for Change is the first international campaign that links climate change to the production and consumption of food, to promote the change we all need to make, now.

Start today! Join our campaign, eat good, clean and fair, and support Slow Food!

October 16 – November 5
Eat local. For three weeks, choose only local, sustainable and seasonal products

November 6-26
Cook up a better future – promoting a more varied and sustainable menu

November 26 and all of us December
Support Slow Food – even a small donation makes a big difference

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Here's how to EAT Local this week!

Climate Change is the greatest crisis facing our planet.

Everyone, starting with the food they eat daily can do something for the future of our planet.

EAT Local this week - it's as easy as 1,2,3!

1. Choose 3 local seasonal products

2. Cook them

3. Post photos to our Facebook page

Remember to tag them  #SlowFoodAuckland #EatLocal  #MenuForChange

Take a look at some delicious #EatLocal offerings

Parnell Farmers Market

Avondale Market

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Join the Menu for Change Eat Local Challenge

Menu for Change EAT Local is live!

Sign up for the challenge at

It is as easy as committing to eat two locally sourced meals a week for the next three weeks.

Share your challenge and you could win a trip to Terra Madre Salon Gusto 2018.

Our launch at the Parnell Farmers Market on Saturday was a lot of fun and a great way for our members and supporters to get together and share with our wider community. 

#SlowFoodAuckland #EatLocal #MenuForChange

Sunday, October 8, 2017

EAT LOCAL Event - Parnell Farmers Market October 14th 2017

Join our launch on October 14th at the Parnell Farmers Market - and be in to win some great prizes.
Check out "Theatre of Life" on Netflix and our Spring Events Menu for inspiration.

We are honored to have been a part of the Festival Italiano again this year. We laughed and cried over the film, 'Theatre of Life", then we chatted with the special foodie audience and shared out the gorgeous goodie bags. (A big shout out to our fabulous volunteers on the day!) 
We say arrivederci until next year - Andrea 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

Menu for Change - Festival Italiano October 1

We are getting excited now! Only two days until Festival Italiano!

Slow Food Auckland will be found on the top floor of the Rialto complex outside the Rialto cinema. Come and visit us. We are supporting the invitation only screening of the astonishingly moving film "Theatre of Life" - check out the trailer:

We will also be kicking off the Menu for Change EAT Local Challenge.
You can be in to win a great prize by coming and talking to us on the day; we look forward to meeting you there.
Vedi tutti presto!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Colazione Italiana

Join us for a Slow Italian breakfast at Palazzo Italia. 5-7 Kingdon St. Newmarket.

Saturday, September 9th at 10 am.

Come and enjoy an authentic Italian experience including a coffee and selection of pastries and gelato. Chef Matteo will share a little of Palazzo Italias' food story.

 Be quick, limited numbers so this event will sell out quickly!

Members $10 Non-members $20. Bookings essential, email Andrea at

Payments to Slow Food Auckland 12-3034-0088657-00.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Join the New Zealand School of Food and Wine 2017 Celebration

Slow Food Auckland and Friends 

Slow Food Auckland strives to connect with like minded people and organisations - its about changing our food system for the better.
The New Zealand School of Food and Wine and  Festival Italiano do just that  - so we are delighted to invite you to participate in their 2017 events.

With a special offer for Slow Food Members!

Now in it's fourth year, the Wine & Food Celebration brings together practical cookery classes, innovative demonstrationswine tastingmaster classes and 
celebration dinners

Eat fabulous food, try exciting wines, become a guest chef, a food blogger, and experience everything on trend in the world of Food and Wine over three incredible days in August.

$15 workshop discount to Slow Food Members - August 20 & 21.
How - members check your email next week for your discount code.

New members - drop us a line and we will send you the discount code.

Check out the Festival Italiano 


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