New Zealand Food: 23 Dishes To Try in NZ

The beautiful country of New Zealand is a coveted place to travel; with its sprawling landscape full of mountainous views, it’s definitely a place you will want to add to your travel list. But if you ever do decide to travel to this gorgeous place, I definitely recommend you try some of their most popular local dishes. 

Lamb Chops on Wooden Cutting Board

New Zealand’s cuisine is filled with options I just love.  From several types of meat to fish and seafood, you’ll certainly find something to your taste. The most famous dishes contain lamb, oysters, venison, and mussels or scallops

A barbecue, especially in the summer, is something very common to find in this country. And it’s also worth mentioning the Māori hāngī style of cooking, where the food is cooked underground.

But now I want to explore in detail some of the top favorite foods hailing from New Zealand.

Final Thoughts

I love trying new foods! When trying out some of the best New Zealand foods, these recipes are just the tip of the ice burg.

New Zealand is full of delicious foods and flavors that really bring together the best spices and ingredients. Have you tried any of these tasty New Zealand favorites? If so, leave a comment in the section below! 

Check out other foods from around the world, like Icelandic food or Kenyan dishes!

23 New Zealand Food Dishes

Lamb Chops on Wooden Cutting Board

Whether you’re visiting New Zealand or just learning about their cuisine, check out these popular dishes from New Zealand and make them yourself!

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


    1. Choose your favorite recipe.
    2. Gather the necessary ingredients.
    3. Prep and cook your recipe.
    4. Enjoy!

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin is an editor and food writer who loves traveling and trying new foods and fun cocktails. Erin has been writing and editing professionally for 5 years since graduating from Temple University, and has been on the Restaurant Clicks team for 3 years. She has a long background working in the restaurant industry, and is an avid home chef and baker. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.