Where in Auckland can I buy...

Ajwain / Carom Seeds (Hindi: अजवाइन ajavain)
$10.15/kg (9/6/2012) - Mahadeo's Spices and Produce,14 Virgina Avenue East, Eden Terrace
$4.20/35g box (30/6/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

Amla, Dried / Indian Gooseberry (Hindi: आमला aamla)
$1.90/bag (28/1/2013) - Bulk Food Savings, 3/217 Dominion Road (entrance on Walters Road), Mount Eden
$15.50/kg (9/6/2012) - Mahadeo's Spices and Produce,14 Virgina Avenue East, Eden Terrace

Annato Seeds
$4.99/40g box (30/6/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

Apple Cucumber
$1.45 each (7/2/2015) - Ceres Fresh Market, Ponsonby Central, 136 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby

Areca Nut (Hindi: सुपारी supārī)
Roasted
$18.50/kg (9/6/2012) - Mahadeo's Spices and Produce,14 Virgina Avenue East, Eden Terrace

Sliced
$15.50/kg (9/6/2012) - Mahadeo's Spices and Produce,14 Virgina Avenue East, Eden Terrace

Artichokes, Globe
Organic
$1.50 each (29/12/2014) - Ceres Fresh Market, Ponsonby Central, 136 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby

$4.99/kg (30/10/2011) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale
$3.99 each (30/6/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

Artichokes, Jerusalem
Organic
$4.50 each (7/2/2015) - Ceres Fresh Market, Ponsonby Central, 136 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby$4.95/bag (30/6/2013) - Harvest Wholefoods, 405 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn

Non-organic
$4.99/kg (23/10/2011) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale
$7.99/kg (18/8/2014) - D. H. Supermarket, 83 Dominion Road, Mount Eden
$10.99/kg (30/6/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn
$11.99/kg (29/6/2013) - Nosh Food Market, 422 Dominion Road, Mount Eden

Bamboo Shoot, Fresh
$4.99/kg (6/4/2014) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale

Banana Flower
$5 each (26/2/2012) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale
$9 each (2/9/2012)Mangere Market, Mangere Town Centre, Mangere, Manukau

Banana Trunk
$2.50 each (30/10/2011) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale

Basil Seeds (Hindi: तुकमारिया tukmaria, के बीज को सब्जा sabja)
$12.50/kg (9/6/2012) - Mahadeo's Spices and Produce,14 Virgina Avenue East, Eden Terrace

Bay Leaves, Fresh
$1.00/bag (25/3/2012) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale
$3.29/packet, min 8g (13/1/2013) - Fresh World, 270 Dominion Road, Mount Eden

Beetroot, Gold
$9.99/kg (31/10/2012) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

Belly, Pork
Freedom Farms
$19.99/kg (30/6/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

$9.99/kg (25/3/2012) - Pak 'n' Save, 1167-1177 New North Road, Mount Albert
$18.99/kg (12/1/2013) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay

Betel
Seedlings
$2/pot (1/9/2012) - Mangere Market, Mangere Town Centre, Mangere, Manukau

Bitter Melon, Chinese
$3.00/kg (26/02/2012) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale
$6.86/kg (26/02/2012) - D. H. Supermarket, 83 Dominion Road, Mount Eden

Borlotti Beans, Fresh
Sprayfree
$10.00/kg (10/3/2012) - La Cigale French Style Market,  69 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell

Burdock Root
$8.99/kg (23/10/2011) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale
$9.99/kg (30/7/2013) - D. H. Supermarket, 83 Dominion Road, Mount Eden

Calabash / Bottle Gourd (Hindi: लौकी lauki, Chinese: 葫蘆/葫芦 hú​ lu)
$5.50/kg (22/1/2012) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale

Cape Gooseberries
150g punnets
$4.99/punnet (3/3/2012) - Kumeu Produce Market, 407 State Highway 16, Kumeu
$5.95/punnet (21/2/2012) - Bhana Brothers, 129 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby

Cavalo Nero
Organic
$19.00/kg (30/6/2013) - Wise Cicada, 23 Crowhurst Street, Newmarket
$2.50/bag (24/9/2011) - La Cigale French Style Market,  69 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell

Caviar, Black
Larsen brand Deutscher Caviar, imported from Denmark
$10.99/50g jar (31/10/2012) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

Caviar/Roe, Lumpfish
Abba Seafood brand, red or black, from Sweden
$9.50/80g jar (18/8/2013) - Safka, Shop 20, 501 Karangahape Road, Auckland Central

Viking Platter brand, red or black, from Denmark
$6.99/50g jar (18/8/2013) - Safka, Shop 20, 501 Karangahape Road, Auckland Central

Emborg brand, black
$10.68/50g jar (12/1/2013) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay

Red or black
$7.49/50g jar (12/1/2013) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay

Caviar/Roe, Salmon
Regal brand
$20.55/100g jar (12/1/2013) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay

Caviar Substitute (Vegan, made from seaweed)
Cavi.art brand, red
$17.95/100g jar (31/10/2012) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

Cavi.art brand, black
$9.89/100g jar (12/1/2013) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay
$13.95/100g jar (31/10/2012) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

Cheeks, Beef
$10.99/kg (27/7/2013) - Countdown, Pakuranga Town Centre, Pakuranga

Cherimoya
$4.95 each (16/11/2011) - Countdown, Eden Quarter Shopping Centre, cnr Valley Road and Dominion Road, Mount Eden
$5.99 each (24/10/2011) - Tai Ping Super Store, 911 Dominion Road (behind Caltex station), Mount Roskill

Chervil, Fresh
$3.39/18g (29/6/2013) - Nosh Food Market, 422 Dominion Road, Mount Eden
$2.99/15g (18/8/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

Chestnuts
$5.99/kg (25/03/2012) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale

Organic
$6.99/500g bag (9/4/2015) - Countdown, 19-25 Victoria Street, Auckland Central

Chillis, Mexican
Ancho Poblano
Tio Pablo brand, dried, made in Mexico
$7.49/50g (30/6/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

Chipotle
Tio Pablo brand, dried, made in Mexico
$7.69/50g (30/6/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

Orcona brand, smoked, made in New Zealanf
$15.99/50g (30/6/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

La Morena brand, in adobo sauce
$2.99/100g tin (24/1/2015) - Countdown, Eden Quarter Shopping Centre, cnr Valley Road and Dominion Road, Mount Eden
$3.06/100g tin (30/6/2013) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay

Guajillo
Tio Pablo brand, dried, made in Mexico
$7.49/50g (30/6/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

Habanero
Tio Pablo brand, dried, made in Mexico
$7.49/50g (30/6/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

Morita
Tio Pablo brand, dried, made in Mexico
$9.99/50g (30/6/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

Mulato Negro
Tio Pablo brand, dried
$7.49/50g (30/6/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

Chinese Chive Flowers / Leek Flowers (Chinese: 韮菜花 jiǔ cài huā)
$2.00/bunch (25/3/2012) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale

Chinese Lettuce (Chinese: 油麥菜/油麦菜 yóu​ mài​ cài)
$1.50/bunch (22/1/2012) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale

Chinese Yam (Chinese: 淮山 huái shān, 山藥/山药 shān yào)
$12.99/kg (19/5/2012) - Song Kee Fruit & Vegies, 5-11 Kent Street, Newmarket
$13.99/kg (18/8/2014) - D. H. Supermarket, 83 Dominion Road, Mount Eden

Corn, Glutinous, Fresh
$1.50 each (25/03/2012) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale

Clams, Live in Shell
Littleneck Clams / Cockles
$8.99/kg (25/3/2012) - Pak 'n' Save, 1167-1177 New North Road, Mount Albert
$9.20/kg (3/4/2012) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay
Other locations available on the NZ Clams website.

Tua tuas
$10.99/kg (17/8/2012) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay
$12.95/packet (13/1/2012) - Farro Fresh, 80 Lunn Avenue, Mount Wellington
$15.95/kg (19/1/2013) - Seafood Harbour, 9 Kent Street, Newmarket

Moon Shell Clams
$15.95/kg (19/1/2013) - Seafood Harbour, 9 Kent Street, Newmarket

Diamond Shell Clams
$15.95/kg (19/1/2013) - Seafood Harbour, 9 Kent Street, Newmarket

Venus Clams
$16.95/kg (19/1/2013) - Seafood Harbour, 9 Kent Street, Newmarket

Surf Clams
$24.95/kg (19/1/2013) - Seafood Harbour, 9 Kent Street, Newmarket

Otter Clams
$38.95/kg (19/1/2013) - Seafood Harbour, 9 Kent Street, Newmarket

Clotted Cream
Clearwater's (organic, fresh)
$5.99/225g tub (30/6/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn
$6.29/225g tub (28/6/2013)New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay

Cottage Delight Specialty Foods, imported from England
$12.99/170g jar (29/6/2013) - Nosh Food Market, 422 Dominion Road, Mount Eden

Crab, King
$49.50/kg (28/9/2013) - Seafood Harbour, 949 New North Road, Mount Albert

Crackling / Pork Rind, Raw
 (27/1/2013) - Lim Chhour Supermarket, 184 Karangahape Road, Auckland Central
$3.99/kg (25/3/2012) - Pak 'n' Save, 1167-1177 New North Road, Mount Albert

Cranberries, Fresh
Organic
$6.20/punnet (19/4/2014) - Ceres Fresh Market, Ponsonby Central, 136 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby

Non-organic?
$4.99/100g punnet (30/6/2013) - Wise Cicada, 23 Crowhurst Street, Newmarket
$8.99/335g bag (30/5/2015) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn$8.99/335g bag (15/7/2012) - Nosh Food Market, 422 Dominion Road, Mount Eden

Crayfish, Live
$79.95/kg (19/1/2013) - Seafood Harbour, 9 Kent Street, Newmarket
$99.95/kg (22/11/2014) - Auckland Fish Market, Jellicoe Street, Auckland Central

Dripping, Beef
Ti Kouka Organic
$4.99/450g tub (21/7//2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

Farmland 100% pure
$3.49/435g tub (12/8/2012) - Pak 'n' Save, 30-60 Wairau Road, Glenfield

Affco
$4.49/450g tub (19/5/2013)Pak 'n' Save, 1167-1177 New North Rd, Mt Albert

Drumstick / Moringa, Fresh
$8.99/kg (1/12/2013) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale

Duck, Whole Fresh
Canter Valley Farm, Size 18
$26.95 (15/1/2017)Countdown, Eden Quarter Shopping Centre, cnr Valley Road and Dominion Road, Mount Eden

Saveur, Size 18
$28.39 (21/7/2014) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay

Duck Nibbles, Fresh
Canter Valley Farms
$11.49/kg (15/1/2017)Countdown, Eden Quarter Shopping Centre, cnr Valley Road and Dominion Road, Mount Eden

Duck Eggs, Fertilised (Tagalog/Malay: balut, Vietnamese: hột vịt lộn)
$3.50 each (17/3/2014)Tindahanpnoy Philippines, Shop 8/111 Bentley Avenue, Glenfield

Duck Eggs, Fresh
Medium size
$0.80 each (23/10/2011) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale
$0.90 each (18/3/2012) - D. H. Supermarket, 83 Dominion Road, Mount Eden

Large size
$0.90 each (23/10/2011) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale

Organic
$5/half dozen (18/9/2011) - La Cigale French Style Market,  69 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell

Duck Eggs, Preserved / Century Eggs
Large
$1.50 each (25/3/2012) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale
$2.45 each (23/3/2012) - Soung Yueen and Company Limited, 235 Hobson Street, Auckland Central

Duck Eggs, Salted, Uncooked
Large
$1.00 each (25/3/2012) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale
$1.75 each (23/3/2012) - Soung Yueen and Company Limited, 235 Hobson Street, Auckland Central

Durian, Fresh
Imported from Thailand
$13.99/kg (29/5/2011) - Song Kee Fruit & Vegies, 5-11 Kent Street, Newmarket
$19.99/kg (14/7/2013) - D. H. Supermarket, 83 Dominion Road, Mount Eden

Ears, Pig
$5.99/kg (27/1/2013) - Lim Chhour Supermarket, 184 Karangahape Road, Auckland Central
$5.99/kg (25/3/2012) - Lim Supermarket Centre, 949 New North Road, Mount Albert

Eggplant, Chinese (long and slender, pale purple)
$4.99/kg (23/10/2011) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale
$4.99/kg (1/9/2012) - Mangere Market, Mangere Town Centre, Mangere, Manukau

Eggplant, Thai (round, green, gold-ball sized)
$13/kg (26/2/2012) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale

Elephant Garlic
Sprayfree
$25/kg (24/9/2011) - La Cigale French Style Market,  69 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell

Endive
See Whitloof

Epazote, Dried
$5.50/10g box (30/6/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

Fat, Beef
See Dripping

Fat, Duck (French: graisse de canard)
Canter Valley brand, in chilled section
$14.99/500g pack (15/1/2017)Countdown, Eden Quarter Shopping Centre, cnr Valley Road and Dominion Road, Mount Eden

In chilled section
$13.89/450g pot (21/7/2014) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay

Home Gourmet brand
$9.99/320g jar (12/1/2013) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay

Rougié brand, imported from France
$13.00/320g jar (13/01/2013) - Pyrénées Delicatessen, 756 New North Road, Mount Albert

Lafitte brand, imported from France
$14.50/320g jar (12/1/2013) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay

Fat, Goose (French: graisse d'oie)
Rougié brand, imported from France
$16.00/320g jar (13/01/2013) - Pyrénées Delicatessen, 756 New North Road, Mount Albert

Fat, Pork
See Lard

Feijoas
$2.49/kg (25/3/2012) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale
$3.99/kg on special (30/3/2013)Greenlane Market Place, 446 Manukau Road, Epsom
$4.99/kg on special (30/3/2013) - Lim Supermarket Centre, 949 New North Road, Mount Albert
$14.99/kg (30/3/2013) Countdown, Eden Quarter Shopping Centre, cnr Valley Road and Dominion Road, Mount Eden

Figs, Fresh
Large
$1.80 each (19/4/2014) - Ceres Fresh Market, Ponsonby Central, 136 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby$3.95 each (21/2/2012) - Bhana Brothers, 129 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby

Small
$6/bag (24/3/2012) - La Cigale French Style Market,  69 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell

Ganthoda Powder
$30.65/kg (9/6/2012) - Mahadeo's Spices and Produce,14 Virgina Avenue East, Eden Terrace

Galangal, Dried
$8.20/kg (9/6/2012) - Mahadeo's Spices and Produce,14 Virgina Avenue East, Eden Terrace

Geoduck, Live
$59.95/kg (6/4/2014) - Seafood Harbour, 9 Kent Street, Newmarket

Ghee / Clarified Butter
Canary brand
$6.75/250g tub (12/1/2013) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay

Gingko
NZ Grown
$3.99/bag (18/11/2016) - Tai Ping, 105 Beach Road Auckland Central

Gizzards, Chicken
$5.49/kg (27/1/2013) - Lim Chhour Supermarket, 184 Karangahape Road, Auckland Central
$7.99/kg (1/9/2012) - Foodworld, 18 Mangere Town Square, Mangere

Glycerine
$11.44/1.1kg jar (11/5/2013) - Davis Food Ingredients, 91 Carbine Road, Mount Wellington

Goose Eggs
$2 each (23/10/2011) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale
$2 - 3 each (6/8/2011) - Auckland Night Market, carpark under The Warehouse, Westfield Pakuranga
$2.99 each (3/12/2011) - D. H. Supermarket, 83 Dominion Road, Mount Eden

Gooseberries
$4/170g punnet (27/12/2014)Countdown, Eden Quarter Shopping Centre, cnr Valley Road and Dominion Road, Mount Eden

Greengages
$8.99/kg (03/3/2012) - Kumeu Produce Market, 407 State Highway 16, Kumeu
$9.99/kg (21/2/2012) - Bhana Brothers, 129 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby

Guar Gum
$2.20/sachet (29/6/2013) - Bulk Food Savings, 3/217 Dominion Road (entrance on Walters Road), Mount Eden

Lotus brand
$5.65/100g packet (30/6/2013) - Harvest Wholefoods, 405 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn

Ceres Organics brand
$7.15/100g packet (28/6/2013) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay
$8.49/100g packet (30/6/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

Head, Pork
$3.25 each (16/12/2016) - Pak'nSave, corner of Bader Drive and Orly Avenue, Mangere
$6.99 each (30/3/2013) - Lim Supermarket Centre, 949 New North Road, Mount Albert

Heart, Chicken
$8.49/kg (1/9/2012) - Foodworld, 18 Mangere Town Square, Mangere

Heart, Lamb
$7.99/kg (27/7/2013) - Countdown, Pakuranga Town Centre, Pakuranga
$7.99/kg (1/9/2012) - Foodworld, 18 Mangere Town Square, Mangere

Heart, Ox
$5.10/kg (25/3/2012) - Pak 'n' Save, 1167-1177 New North Road, Mount Albert
$5.99/kg (9/5/2014) - New World, 10 Clonbern Road, Remuera
$9.99/kg (24/7/2014) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay

Heart, Pork
$3.99/kg (25/3/2012) - Lim Supermarket Centre, 949 New North Road, Mount Albert
$4.49/kg (25/3/2012) - Pak 'n' Save, 1167-1177 New North Road, Mount Albert
$4.99/kg (27/1/2013) - Lim Chhour Supermarket, 184 Karangahape Road, Auckland Central

Heart, Sheep
$5.09/kg (25/3/2012) - Pak 'n' Save, 1167-1177 New North Road, Mount Albert
$6.99/kg (24/7/2014) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay

Holy Basil / Tulsi
$5/pot (29/10/2011) - Otara Market, Newbury Street, Otara, Manukau
$5/pot (22/1/2012) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale

Horseradish, Fresh
$3.99/packet (22/12/2014) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

Juniper Berries, Dried
Organic
$118.83/kg (30/6/2013) - Harvest Wholefoods, 405 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn

Non-organic
$51.25/kg (9/6/2012) - Mahadeo's Spices and Produce,14 Virgina Avenue East, Eden Terrace
$1.90/bag (28/1/2013) - Bulk Food Savings, 3/217 Dominion Road (entrance on Walters Road), Mount Eden
$4.99/95g packet (30/6/2013) - Wise Cicada, 23 Crowhurst Street, Newmarket
$2.00/20g pottle (23/3/2013) - New Gum Sarn, Mercury Plaza, 23 Mercury Lane, Auckland Central
$3.99/25g box (26/7/2012) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay
$4.50/25g box (30/6/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn
$10.20/50g box (11/5/2013) - Davis Food Ingredients, 91 Carbine Road, Mount Wellington

Kaffir Limes
$0.50/each (25/3/2012) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale

Kaffir Lime Leaves
Spray-free
$1.90/bag (7/2/2015) - Ceres Fresh Market, Ponsonby Central, 136 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby

Unspecified
$3.29/packet, min 4g (27/5/2013) - Fresh World, 270 Dominion Road, Mount Eden
$3.50/bag (10/3/2012) - La Cigale French Style Market,  69 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell
$3.99/10g packet (28/8/2013) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay

Kale
Organic Red Kale
$17.30/kg (30/6/2013) - Harvest Wholefoods, 405 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn

Non-organic
$4.99 bunch (29/6/2013) - Nosh Food Market, 422 Dominion Road, Mount Eden
(18/9/2011) - La Cigale French Style Market,  69 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell

Kamo Kamo
$0.99 each (22/1/2012) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale

Kidney, Lamb
$12.99/kg (16/7/2013) - Countdown, Eden Quarter Shopping Centre, cnr Valley Road and Dominion Road, Mount Eden

Kidney, Beef/Ox
$3.49/kg (25/3/2012) - Pak 'n' Save, 1167-1177 New North Road, Mount Albert
$6.99/kg (27/7/2013)Countdown, Pakuranga Town Centre, Pakuranga
$7.49/kg (9/5/2014) - New World, 10 Clonbern Road, Remuera$8.99/kg (12/1/2013) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay

Kidney, Pork
$4.99/kg (27/1/2013) - Lim Chhour Supermarket, 184 Karangahape Road, Auckland Central

Kina (NZ Sea Urchin), Fresh Whole
$7.99/kg (1/9/2012) - Hunters Fish Supplies, Shop 13, Mangere Town Centre, Mangere
$9.99/kg (22/11/2014) - Auckland Fish Market, Jellicoe Street, Auckland Central
Kohlrabi
$1.49 each (3/12/2011) - Tai Ping Super Store, 911 Dominion Road (behind Caltex station), Mount Roskill
$2.49 each (17/2/2013) - JHC Fruit & Vege, 401 Khyber Pass Road, Newmarket

Kokam
$6.50/kg (9/6/2012) - Mahadeo's Spices and Produce,14 Virgina Avenue East, Eden Terrace

Kumara Leaves
$3.99/kg (22/01/2012) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale

Lard, Pork
Havoc Farm Pork
$16.99/kg (21/7/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

Snik's
$3.99/450g tub (19/5/2013) - Pak 'n' Save, 1167-1177 New North Rd, Mt Albert

Farmland 100% pure
$3.99/435g tub (12/8/2012) - Pak 'n' Save, 30-60 Wairau Road, Glenfield

Lardo
Lardo dei Gonzaga Sottovuoto, imported from Italy
$95.20/kg (13/11/2016)Sabato, 57 Normanby Road, Mount Eden

Lardons, Smoked Bacon
$8.99/packet (30/6/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

Lemongrass, Fresh
$2 (small bunch)/$5 (large bunch) (22/1/2012) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale
$2.99 (small bunch) (29/6/2013) - Nosh Food Market, 422 Dominion Road, Mount Eden
$3 (small bunch) (10/3/2012) - La Cigale French Style Market,  69 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell
$3.49/packet, min 30g (13/1/2013) - Fresh World, 270 Dominion Road, Mount Eden
$3.99/packet (26/7/2012) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay

Lemon Myrtle, Dried
$12.49/100g packet (30/6/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

Licorice Root
$0.20/stick (23/3/2012) - Wah Lee, 220 Hobson Street, Auckland Central

Limestone Paste
Red/White
$1.15/100g (2/4/2013) - Soung Yueen and Company Limited, 235 Hobson Street, Auckland Central

Lily Bulbs, Fresh (Chinese: 百合 bǎi ​hé)
$2.99/bag (24/11/2012) - Tai Ping Super Store, 911 Dominion Road (behind Caltex station), Mount Roskill

Liver, Chicken
Organic
Bostock's
$15.30/kg (15/7/2015) - Huckleberry, 2E Esplanade Road, Mt Eden

Free range
Mahy Farms
$14.90/330g tub (30/6/2013) - Sabato, 57 Normanby Road, Mount Eden

Rangitikei Corn Fed Free Range
$8.99/kg (30/6/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

Non-free range
$6.49/kg (1/9/2012) - Foodworld, 18 Mangere Town Square, Mangere
$6.99/kg (27/1/2013) - Lim Chhour Supermarket, 184 Karangahape Road, Auckland Central
$3.79/350g tub (25/3/2012) - Pak 'n' Save, 1167-1177 New North Road, Mount Albert
$4.75/350g tub (21/7/2014) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay

Liver, Lamb (Lamb's Fry)
$6.09/kg (19/5/2013) - Pak 'n' Save, 1167-1177 New North Road, Mount Albert
$6.99/kg (9/5/2014) - New World, 10 Clonbern Road, Remuera
$7.99/kg (1/9/2012) - Foodworld, 18 Mangere Town Square, Mangere
$9.99/kg (24/7/2014) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay
$11.99/kg (27/7/2013) - Countdown, Pakuranga Town Centre, Pakuranga

Liver, Ox
$3.99/kg (25/3/2012) - Pak 'n' Save, 1167-1177 New North Road, Mount Albert

Liver, Pork
$2.99/kg (25/03/2012) - Lim Supermarket Centre, 949 New North Road, Mount Albert
$2.99/kg (19/5/2013) - Pak 'n' Save, 1167-1177 New North Road, Mount Albert
$4.99/kg (27/1/2013) - Lim Chhour Supermarket, 184 Karangahape Road, Auckland Central

Longan
$7.99/kg (30/10/2011) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale
$16.99/kg (1/3/2015) - Countdown, Westfield 277, cnr Broadway and Morrow St, Newmarket
Lotus Root, Fresh
$14.99/kg (16/10/2013) - D. H. Supermarket, 83 Dominion Road, Mount Eden

Lotus Seeds 
$25.60/kg (9/6/2012) - Mahadeo's Spices and Produce,14 Virgina Avenue East, Eden Terrace
$38/kg (25/3/2012) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale

Lychees
$13.99/kg on special (26/1/2013) - Greenlane Market Place, 446 Manukau Road, Epsom
$15.99/kg (22/1/2012) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale
$18.99/kg (26/2/2012) - D. H. Supermarket, 83 Dominion Road, Mount Eden

Lye Water
Tung Chun brand
$2.65/300mL (2/4/2013) - Soung Yueen and Company Limited, 235 Hobson Street, Auckland Central
$3.65/500mL (2/4/2013) - Soung Yueen and Company Limited, 235 Hobson Street, Auckland Central

Mace, Dried, Whole
$1.90/bag (28/1/2013) - Bulk Food Savings, 3/217 Dominion Road (entrance on Walters Road), Mount Eden
$69.00/kg (18/8/2012) - Mahadeo's Spices and Produce,14 Virgina Avenue East, Eden Terrace
$4.99/30g box (30/6/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

Malabar Spinach / Shan Choy (Chinese: 潺菜 chán cài, 落葵 luò kuí, 木耳菜 mù​ ěr cài)
$1.49/bunch (28/1/2012) - D. H. Supermarket, 83 Dominion Road, Mount Eden
$3.99/kg (22/1/2012) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale

Mangosteens
Imported from Thailand
$6.99/bag (19/5/2012) - Song Kee Fruit & Vegies, 5-11 Kent Street, Newmarket
$7.99/bag (18/8/2012) - D. H. Supermarket, 83 Dominion Road, Mount Eden
$29.99/kg (09/8/2012) - Countdown, Eden Quarter Shopping Centre, cnr Valley Road and Dominion Road, Mount Eden

Mastic, Chios Gum
Imported from Greece
$13.99/20g box (14/6/2012) - Shefco Original Lebanese Cuisine, 827 Dominion Road, Mount Roskill
$18.90/20g box (30/6/2013) - Wise Cicada, 23 Crowhurst Street, Newmarket

Muttonbird
$15.99 each (25/3/2012) - Avondale Fisheries, 1890 Great North Road, Avondale

Necks, Chicken
$4.99/kg (15/1/2017)Countdown, Eden Quarter Shopping Centre, cnr Valley Road and Dominion Road, Mount Eden
$4.79/kg (25/3/2012)Pak 'n' Save, 1167-1177 New North Road, Mount Albert

Nigella Seeds / Kalonji
$9.99/kg (9/6/2012) - Spice Supermarket, 537-539 Sandringham Road, Sandringham
$9.99/kg (1/9/2012) - Foodworld, 18 Mangere Town Square, Mangere
$4.20/55g box (26/7/2012) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay

Nutmeg, Whole
$79.90/kg (5/2/2014) - New World, 53 May Road, Mount Roskill
$89.90/kg (1/9/2012) - Foodworld, 18 Mangere Town Square, Mangere
$3.99/33g box (26/7/2012) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay

Organic
$5.99/box (18/8/2012) - Nosh Food Market, 422 Dominion Road, Mount Eden

Okra
$7.99/kg (6/4/2014) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale
$7.99/kg (25/3/2014) - JHC Fruit & Vege, 401 Khyber Pass Road, Newmarket
$9.99/kg (18/8/2012) - Nosh Food Market, 422 Dominion Road, Mount Eden

Onions, White
From Pukekohe, peeled
$3.45/kg (7/2/2015) - Ceres Fresh Market, Ponsonby Central, 136 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby

From USA
$3.49/kg (31/10/2012) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn
$4.00/kg (9/4/2015)Countdown, 19-25 Victoria Street, Auckland Central

$3.99/kg (6/4/2014) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale

Oxtail
$11.49/kg (19/5/2013) - Pak 'n' Save, 1167-1177 New North Road, Mount Albert

Papaya, Green
$3.99/kg (25/3/2012) - Lim Supermarket Centre, 949 New North Road, Mount Albert
$3.99/kg (30/10/2011) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale
$2.99 each (29/10/2011) - Otara Market, Newbury Street, Otara, Manukau

Paua, Live
$99/kg (28/9/2013) - Seafood Harbour, 949 New North Road, Mount Albert
$110/kg (6/4/2014) - Seafood Harbour, 9 Kent Street, Newmarket

Pea Shoots (Chinese: 豆苗 dòu​ miáo)
$13.99/kg (17/3/2012) - D. H. Supermarket, 83 Dominion Road, Mount Eden
$13.99/kg (24/11/2012) - Tai Ping Super Store, 911 Dominion Road (behind Caltex station), Mount Roskill

Perilla, Red (Vietnamese: rau tía tô)
Seedlings
$2/pot (29/10/2011) - Otara Market, Newbury Street, Otara, Manukau
$2/pot (30/10/2011) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale

Pitaya / Dragon Fruit
$6.99 each (17/2/2013) - JHC Fruit & Vege, 401 Khyber Pass Road, Newmarket
$8.99 each (18/08/2013) - D. H. Supermarket, 83 Dominion Road, Mount Eden
$8.99 each (25/3/2013) - Countdown, Eden Quarter Shopping Centre, cnr Valley Road and Dominion Road, Mount Eden

Plantain
"Hopa"
$1.99/kg (27/8/2011) - The Big Apple, 281 Great South Road, Otahuhu

"Tindok Banana"
$3.99/kg (17/2/2013) - JHC Fruit & Vege, 401 Khyber Pass Road, Newmarket

Pomegranate
$1.99 each on special (26/1/2013) - Greenlane Market Place, 446 Manukau Road, Epsom$3.99 each (24/10/2011) - Tai Ping Super Store, 911 Dominion Road (behind Caltex station), Mount Roskill

Pomelo
Imported from USA
$2.99 each on special (26/1/2013) - Greenlane Market Place, 446 Manukau Road, Epsom
$3.99 each (27/1/2013) - Lim Chhour Supermarket, 184 Karangahape Road, Auckland Central

Potato, Maori
"Purple Heart"
$3.99/kg (23/10/2011) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale

Organic
$8/kg (24/3/2012) - La Cigale French Style Market,  69 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell

Poussin, Fresh
Eastherbrook Farms Ltd
$7.95 each (9/5/2014) - New World, 10 Clonbern Road, Remuera

Puha
$2.00/bunch (23/10/2011) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale

Quail, Frozen
XL
$39.99 each (30/6/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

Quail Eggs
Small size
$6.00/box of 24 eggs (22/1/2012) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale

Large size
$6.50/box of 12 eggs (5/1/2013)New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay
$7.50/box of 24 eggs (19/5/2012) - Song Kee Fruit & Vegies, 5-11 Kent Street, Newmarket
$7.50/box of 24 eggs (22/1/2012) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale
$8.50/box of 24 eggs (17/3/2012) - D. H. Supermarket, 83 Dominion Road, Mount Eden

Quark
Organic, The Cheese Barn brand
$8.69/380g tub (12/1/2013) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay

Bio-Dynamic, Hohepa brand
$6.50/250g tub (30/6/2013) - Harvest Wholefoods, 405 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn
$10.10/550g tub (30/6/2013) - Harvest Wholefoods, 405 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn

Mahoe Farmhouse brand
$8.99/500g tub (18/8/2013) - Safka, Shop 20, 501 Karangahape Road, Auckland Central

Quince
Organic
$3.99/kg (6/4/2014) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale

$1.30 each (19/4/2014) - Ceres Fresh Market, Ponsonby Central, 136 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby
$4.00/kg (10/03/2012) - La Cigale French Style Market,  69 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell

Radicchio
$2.99/packet (30/6/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

Rennet
Renco 120mL
$3.90 (29/6/2013) - Bulk Food Savings, 3/217 Dominion Road (entrance on Walters Road), Mount Eden
$3.99 (30/6/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

Mad Millie 50mL
$7.80 (30/6/2013) - Wise Cicada, 23 Crowhurst Street, Newmarket

Rose Jam
385g (Turkey), Sera brand
$6.00 (9/10/2011) - Turkish Cuisine, 193 Dominion Road, Mount Eden

Rose Water
300mL (Lebanon), Al-Rabih brand
$3.99 (24/10/2011) - Shefco Original Lebanese Cuisine, 827 Dominion Road, Mount Roskill
$10.95 (17/8/2012) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay
$10.99 (30/6/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

300mL (Lebanon), Cortas brand
$5.99 (17/8/2012) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay
$6.99 (30/6/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn
$7.50 (24/10/2011) - Bulk Food Savings, 3/217 Dominion Road (entrance on Walters Road), Mount Eden

450mL (Iran)
$5.00 (9/10/2011) - Turkish Cuisine, 193 Dominion Road, Mount Eden

Sawtooth Coriander / Culantro (Vietnamese: rau ngò gai)
Seedlings
$5/pot (29/10/2011) - Otara Market, Newbury Street, Otara, Manukau
$4/pot (30/10/2011) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale

Silk Melon (Chinese: 絲瓜 sī​ guā, Cantonese: 勝瓜 xing gua)
$7.99/kg (25/3/2012) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale
$9.99/kg (17/2/2013) - JHC Fruit & Vege, 401 Khyber Pass Road, Newmarket

Snake Beans
$8.99/kg (25/3/2012) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale

Squid Ink
Cebesa brand
$1.99/4g sachet (30/6/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

Stomach, Pork
$5.99/kg (25/3/2012) - Lim Supermarket Centre, 949 New North Road, Mount Albert

Sugarcane
Spray-free
$2.95 each (7/2/2015)Ceres Fresh Market, Ponsonby Central, 136 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby

Sugarcane, Black
$5.99/kg (30/10/2011) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale

Sumac
$2/pottle (31/3/2012) - Persian Network, 1/718 Dominion Road, Mount Eden
$1.90/sachet (24/10/2011) - Bulk Food Savings, 3/217 Dominion Road (entrance on Walters Road), Mount Eden
$4.35/40g box (26/7/2012) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay
$15/kg bag (24/10/2011) - Shefco Original Lebanese Cuisine, 827 Dominion Road, Mount Roskill


Tamarind, Fresh
Sweet, imported from Thailand
$3.49/250g box (10/12/2013)New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay

Taro Leaves
$5/bundle (30/10/2011) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale
$5/bundle (29/10/2011) - Otara Market, Newbury Street, Otara, Manukau

Tomatoes, Black Heirloom
$2.99/kg (25/03/2012) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale

Tomatoes, Green Heirloom
$9.99/kg (31/10/2012) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

Tripe, Beef Honeycomb
$11.99/kg (25/3/2012) - Lim Supermarket Centre, 949 New North Road, Mount Albert

Tripe, Beef Omasum
$8.99/kg (19/5/2013) - Pak 'n' Save, 1167-1177 New North Road, Mount Albert
$10.49/kg (25/3/2012) - Lim Supermarket Centre, 949 New North Road, Mount Albert

Trotters, Pork
$0.99/kg (16/12/2016) - Pak'nSave, corner of Bader Drive and Orly Avenue, Mangere

Turkey Nibbles, Fresh
Cantar Valley brand
$8.99/kg (30/6/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn
$12.99/kg (15/1/2017)Countdown, Eden Quarter Shopping Centre, cnr Valley Road and Dominion Road, Mount Eden

Turmeric Root, Fresh
Spray-free from Fiji
$11.65/kg (29/12/2014) - Ceres Fresh Market, Ponsonby Central, 136 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby

$5.99/kg (1/9/2012) - Mangere Market, Mangere Town Centre, Mangere, Manukau
$6.99/kg (23/10/2011) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale
$7.90/kg (9/6/2012) - Mahadeo's Spices and Produce,14 Virgina Avenue East, Eden Terrace
$9.65/kg (19/4/2014) - Ceres Fresh Market, Ponsonby Central, 136 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby
$12/kg (10/3/2012) - La Cigale French Style Market,  69 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell

Vietnamese Ham
Chả lụa (Pork ham)
Chả quế chiên (Fried pork ham)
Chả bì (Pork skin ham)
$10.99/500g roll (26/11/2016) - Whenuapai Gardens & Orchard - 76 Atkinson Avenue, Otahuhu

Vietnamese Mint
$2/bunch (18/9/2011) - La Cigale French Style Market,  69 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell
$3.99/packet (26/7/2012) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay
$3.99/packet (29/1/2012) - Farro Fresh, 80 Lunn Avenue, Mount Wellington

Vietnamese Sausage
Pork nem
$12.00/12 pack (26/11/2016) - Whenuapai Gardens & Orchard - 76 Atkinson Avenue, Otahuhu

Wagyu Beef
Eye fillet, fresh
$98.49/kg (9/5/2014) - New World, 10 Clonbern Road, Remuera

Sirloin steak, fresh
$82.49/kg (9/5/2014) - New World, 10 Clonbern Road, Remuera

Scotch, frozen
$70.00/kg (24/3/2012) - Neat Meat, 47 The Strand, Parnell

Skirt steak, fresh
$28.99/kg (30/6/2013) - Farro Fresh, 34 Westmoreland Street, Grey Lynn

Tri-tip, fresh
$28.99/kg (29/1/2012) - Farro Fresh, 80 Lunn Avenue,  Mount Wellington

Watercress
$1.89/bunch (15/3/2015) - D. H. Supermarket, 83 Dominion Road, Mount Eden
$1.99/kg (26/4/2015) - Jadan Supermarket, 974 Dominion Road, Mount Roskill$3.99/kg (30/10/2011) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale

Whelks, Live
$14.95/kg (6/4/2014) - Seafood Harbour, 9 Kent Street, Newmarket

Winged Beans
$2/bundle (26/02/2012) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale

Winter Melon (Chinese: 冬瓜 dōng ​guā)
$0.88/kg (18/3/2012) - Tai Ping Super Store, 911 Dominion Road (behind Caltex station), Mount Roskill
$1.48/kg (26/2/2012) - D. H. Supermarket, 83 Dominion Road, Mount Eden
$2.50/kg (22/1/2012) - Avondale Sunday Market, Avondale Racecourse, Ash Street, Avondale

Witloof / Endive
$2.50 each (29/12/2014) - Ceres Fresh Market, Ponsonby Central, 136 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby
$4.99 for 2 heads (13/1/2013)Farro Fresh, 80 Lunn Avenue,  Mount Wellington
$6.99 for 2 heads (19/12/2012) - New World, 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay

Xanthan Gum
$5.50/sachet (29/6/2013) - Bulk Food Savings, 3/217 Dominion Road (entrance on Walters Road), Mount Eden

Lotus brand
$11.10/100g packet (30/6/2013) - Harvest Wholefoods, 405 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn

Yacon
Organic
$7.20/kg (30/6/2013) - Wise Cicada, 23 Crowhurst Street, Newmarket
$7.25/kg (30/6/2013) - Harvest Wholefoods, 405 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn

Non-organic
$4.99/kg (30/7/2013) - D. H. Supermarket, 83 Dominion Road, Mount Eden
$7.99/kg (19/5/2012) - Song Kee Fruit & Vegies, 5-11 Kent Street, Newmarket



Where to Look for Ethnic or Special Groceries

American

  • Martha's Backyard - Harvey Norman Plaza, 44 Mount Wellington Highway (Mount Wellington)


British

  • Union Jack's - Store 18 (Opposite Freedom Furniture), 18 Link Drive (Wairau Valley)
  • Bramptins - the UK Grocer (has online store)
    •     6 Moana Ave (Orewa)
    •     56 Clyde Road (Browns Bay)
    •     Shop 444, Westfield Shopping Mall, Aylesbury Road (Pakuranga)
    •     10 Victoria Road (Devonport)
  • Lane's Food Market - 60 Victoria Street (Onehunga)


Chinese (often includes other Asian goods)
  • Soung Yueen & Co. Ltd.(常源超級市場, has online store)
    •     235 Hobson Street (Auckland Central)
    •     424 Great South Road (Otahuhu)
  • Lim Chhour Supermarket (蔡林楠超市, see article about the family)
    •     184 Karangahape Road, includes food court (Auckland Central)
    •     949 New North Road, centre includes butcher (Mount Albert)
  • New Gum Sarn (新金山) - Mercury Plaza, 23 Mercury Lane (Newton)
  • T-Mark Supermarket (台灣超商) - 4-6 Short Street (Newmarket)
  • Tofu Shop (豆腐店, various locations)
  • Tai Ping Super Store (太平購物廣場, Chinese-only website) - 911 Dominion Road (Mount Roskill)
  • Tai Ping Supermarket (太平超市, various locations)
  • D. H. Supermarket (大華超市, formerly Silver Bell)
    •     83 Dominion Road (Mount Eden)
    •     3/312 Ti Rakau Drive (East Tamaki)
    •     4/100 Don McKinnon Drive (Albany)
    •     2/3 Edsel Street (Henderson)

European
  • Safka - Shop 20, 501 Karangahape Road (Auckland Central)
  • Eurodell - 337 Lincoln Road (Henderson)


Filipino

Greek

Hungarian
  • Hungarian Smallgoods - 5 Hobman Place (Manurewa)

Indian and Sri Lankan

Japanese

Korean
  • Royal Save Mart (로얄 세이브 마트) - 161 Hobson Street (Auckland Central)
  • Bok-Mart (복마트) - 75 Mount Eden Road (Mount Eden)
  • H Mart Howick - 166c Harris Rd (East Tamaki)

Mexican

Middle Eastern

Polynesian
  • Taro Plantation - 1882 Great North Road (Avondale)

Eastern European (Russian, Polish, Armenian, Georgian)

Scandinavian
  • Safka - Shop 20, 501 Karangahape Road (Auckland Central)

South African

Thai
  • Thai Food Products - 849 New North Road (Mount Albert)
  • Ruay Thai Mart - 239 Dominion Road (Mount Eden)

Gourmet (generally European)

68 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for updating this page! It helped me to track down some juniper berries on the weekend, and also some vietnamese mint a few months back. Keep up the great blogging!

    http://talesfromthesaucepan.blogspot.co.nz/

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  2. Glad to be of help, and thanks for the credit in your blog! Since you've now checked out Mahadeo's, you'll know that there are plenty of interesting things there that I haven't listed as well. :)

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  3. Do you know Schmin Oil?
    where in Auckland can I find it?
    thanks

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  4. Never heard of it, I'm afraid - but I will keep my eyes open. What do you use it for?

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  5. Never mind, it is used for south (east) asian food, especially in making fried rice. Actually I have found it in the near Indian shop, the famous name of Schmin Oil is Ghee in Indian language. Thank you for answering my question.
    regards

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  6. Ah, I see. In that case, you can also find it in some supermarkets, labelled as "clarified butter".

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  7. Hi There,

    Do you know, where can I get pork dripping/fat, or really unhealthy fatty bacon? :)

    Thanks!

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    1. Pork fat is known as lard, and you can buy this as well as beef dripping in supermarkets like Pak 'n' Save (I have seen it in both the Mount Albert and Glenfield branches, though I assume you can also find it elsewhere). For fatty bacon, I would suggest buying streaky bacon rather than shoulder or middle bacon. I'm not sure if you can get fattier bacon than this - perhaps you could ask your local butcher?

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  8. Awesome! I didnt know that name (lard)!
    Thank you very much!

    Let me show you the Hungarian bacon: http://www.natursziget.com/images/stories/articles/nyiltter/2011/20110404-szalonna1.jpg

    Happy New Year!

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    1. Wow, that looks like pure fat. Definitely not for the health conscious! I have not seen this sold in Auckland, but maybe you could put in a special request somewhere. Happy New Year to you too!

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    2. Hi Attila, I saw some Russian speck for sale today. No idea how different it is from Hungarian bacon, but it looks pretty fatty! I've put a picture here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=564669556895034&set=a.526951284000195.132157.526938997334757

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  9. Where can i find jicama or yam bean for making springrolls? Thankyou
    jools

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    1. Unfortunately, I don't think you can buy jicama here, though there are seeds for sale (for instance on TradeMe) if you want to grow them yourself. But send me an email so I can let you know if by chance I do eventually come across some.

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  10. Hello again Mr. Panda,


    Have you ever seen Jackfruit in Auckland? I'm trying for get 1 as a present, but it gives me hard time to find it. Maybe you know where to search for it :)

    Thanks,
    Attila

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    1. Hi Attila, the vegie place under the Rialto carpark in Newmarket imports durians and mangosteens from Thailand when they are in season, but I am afraid that there probably isn't enough of a demand for fresh jackfruit for them to bring those over as well. You can find dried or tinned jackfruit at various Asian grocery stores though.

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    2. Thank you for the information on where to get jackfruit. It's appearing in recipes from the US on an International database for a Metabolic Disorder (very strict and restricted diet) so I am pleased I can get it and try some new recipes.

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    1. I have seen lychees and longans for sale in Auckland, but unfortunately not rambutans! They do look and taste amazing, so I guess that's a good excuse to travel to South East Asia. That, and really fragrant durians. :)

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    2. I saw durians, but I wasn't brave enough to try them out :)
      BTW, thanks for your time :)

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  12. I am looking for green papaya and is there any place that sells it all round the year? I also wanted to know what other fruits can be used to really tenderize beaf, lamb and mutton? Is Kiwi fruit a good tenderizer and as powerful as Green Papaya?

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    1. I would suggest looking at the places I listed above to see if they still sell green papaya. Papain in papaya is not the only proteolytic enzyme which can help tenderise meat though. Bromelain in fresh pineapple (not cooked or tinned), actinidin from kiwifruit, and ficin from figs would work too. According to http://www.beefresearch.org/CMDocs/BeefResearch/Adding%20Enzymes%20to%20Improve%20Beef%20Tenderness.pdf bromelain is more effective against collagen in connective tissue, while papain acts more on muscle myofibrillar proteins. You don't necessarily want the most powerful enzyme though, because you can make the meat soggy, at least on the outside, if you are not careful. Here is someone who prefers to use kiwi fruit: http://www.pbs.org/food/fresh-tastes/tenderizing-meat/. Hope that helps!

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  13. Wow, this is an extensive list. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks - let me know if there is something else I should add!

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  14. Hello, does anyone know where to buy Octopus meat? Thanks :)

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    1. The Foodstyle magazine mentions buying octopus in Onehunga. I'll keep my eyes peeled and let you know if I come across it too.

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    2. Hello, just found frozen baby octopus tentacles in 500g bags today.
      G Market (Korean Store) sells it on 4 Moselle Ave, Henderson if anyone else is interested.

      Regards :)

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  15. Hi, any idea where I can get jicama in north shore?

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    1. Unfortunately, I haven't come across jicama for sale yet, except in the form of seeds. You might need to use a substitute until it grows!

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    2. :)) I wish I could grow pandan leaves too! Thanks, anyway!

      Cheers

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    3. Yeah, I have only seen frozen pandan leaves and bottled pandan flavouring. Would love to have some fresh leaves too!

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    4. Hi, I saw and bought frozen jicamas at Tai Ping in Wairau (North Shore) last week.

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    5. I bought some from the Parnell (La Cigale) markets once...

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  16. Hi Panda,

    Love your detailed lists - very helpful!
    Do you know where I could get calamansi in Auckland? The fruit and/or seedlings or perhaps cuttings from someone's tree? I want it for my sambal belacan and would also like to try to grow from cuttings. I've looked around Asian grocery stores and Avondale Market last week to no avail. Thanks!

    BTW, I can't click on the Notify Me box - gives me mssge "error occurred while contacting the server".

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    1. Thanks - the only place I have seen a calamansi plant for sale was at the Avondale Market a year ago. I guess you could try asking some of the stall holders there to see if they have contacts? I wouldn't know otherwise.

      Thanks for letting me know about the Notify Me box as well. It seems to be an issue with Blogger pages, so I am not sure what I can do about that.

      Good luck with your search, and I will keep my eyes peeled too.

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  17. Hi Mr. Panda,

    I need to ask you again :) Do you know where can I buy chillean guava, normal guava and elderberry (or elderflower) (Fresh)?

    Thanks, and keet the blog going! :)

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    1. I have not seen any of these fruit for sale, but if you want to plant your own, by all accounts they are easy to grow in Auckland...

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  18. My plants are growing, will have 3 yellow and 9 red fruits from my guava trees, also some chillean, but that's too few :P Well, thank you!

    Cheers,
    Attila

    PS: You can buy quark as 'tvorog' at skazka.co.nz and pork crackling at the butcher in Silverdale (samsbutchery.com)

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  19. hi does anyone know where i can find rosehip jam? cheers

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    1. If you are not keen to make your own, Safka (on K Rd) seems to have it: http://safka.co.nz/index.php/categories/product/37-schwartau-extra-rosehip-jam/category_pathway-17.html

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  20. Any news on fresh pandan leaves ? Or finger limes ?

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    1. I've only seen frozen pandan leaves... and finger lime plants at the garden centre. The plants came from Flying Dragon Citrus Nursery so you could try contacting them.

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  21. Not a food item but do you know where I can buy a copper Turkish coffee pot - ibrik

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    1. I found some different types for sale at the Kitchen Shop at Queen's Arcade. Someone also suggested checking out Mecca Souq, but I haven't made it there yet.

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  22. Do you know where can I buy banana trunk, squirrel eggs and pig intestine in Wellington? Thanks.

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    1. Sorry, can't help you, given that
      1) I don't live in Wellington
      2) squirrels don't lay eggs
      Good luck, though!

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    2. Thanks. Sorry my typo error. I mean quail eggs. :D

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  23. Do you know where I can buy Nasnaran Mandarin ? Many thanks

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    1. I haven't seen these for sale in Auckland - can you use kaffir limes as a substitute?

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  24. Hi Panda,
    Where can I buy fresh (raw) milk in Auckland or surrounding area? How about kataifi pastry?? Thank you!

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    1. Farm Fresh Milk Taupaki has a vending machine in West Auckland. There are also "raw milk clubs" like Live Milk, but this is no longer accepting new members in Auckland as of a week ago, maybe related to the new milk rules?

      As for kataifi, I imagine at a Middle Eastern grocery store, though I haven't looked recently.

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  25. Is there any butcher or other store I can buy beef intestine?

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    1. Hi, yes - I have listed it as tripe above. You can get the different kinds at Asian supermarkets.

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  26. Amazing list! Just wondering - I'm after some Vietnamese rice wine/whiskey (com ruou)..any ideas where this is available in Auckland? Many thanks, Andrew

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  27. Apologies - it should read "ruou quoc lui" rather than com ruou. Cheers!

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    1. Sorry for the slow reply... I can't say I have seen it here, but could you make do with other Asian liquor distilled from rice (e.g. shochu)?

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  28. Hi there, is there any where i can get dried Sipunculus nudus (dried peanut worms) ? many thanks

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  29. Awesome list, thanks so much!
    Just wondering if you know where I could get a pre made Za'atar spice mix (rather than making it)?
    Also, in case you want to add them to your list, for those out west there's a South African shop called Inside Africa, 1a Buscomb Ave, Henderson, and also Saffron Foods which stock predominantly Indian/Pacific Island foods, 214 Universal Drive, Henderson.

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    1. Thanks for the info! Shefco on Dominion Road has bags of za'atar for sale. It looked like there were sesame seeds in the bags as well, so I assume it is the spice mix you are looking for.

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  30. Thanks for this list, it's a great service you're doing here, cheers!! :-)

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  31. I always come back to your site :) Guys! Where can I buy plantain (cooking banana) now? Anyone has seen any place? I went to like 7 countdowns and 3 paknsaves and 7-8 vege shops, but i had no luck. Please tell me if you see some somewhere! Thanks

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    1. Hi Attila, sorry for the slow reply. I haven't seen plantain around for a while either, but I found green bananas!
      https://twitter.com/NomNomPandaNZ/status/802641197843955712

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  32. Hi, do you know if I can find any Pandan Leaves in Auckland?

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    1. You can get them frozen at Asian grocery stores, but I haven't seen fresh leaves for sale.

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  33. Hi, may I please know where can I buy cassava? I searched in Pak N save many times but couldn't find any and also I asked some of the staff there, but their response was "we don't sell any" 😑😢 Thank you in advance 😊

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    1. Try the freezer at Chinese groceries. I usually get mine from there.

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    2. I definitely saw frozen ones for sale at PAK'nSAVE (Mount Albert) five years ago, but perhaps they have stopped stocking them. As Attila says, you can try the Chinese groceries. I also saw some for sale at Fresho on Dominion Road today.

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