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Taste of Auckland’s tenth-anniversary celebration is building up to be a show-stopper. November 1st will be the first day of the four-day event, which is the country’s biggest celebration of food and drink.

30,000 people are expected to swarm Auckland’s waterfront next week to try everything on offer, from modern Kiwi yum-cha to slow-cooked meats and plant-based desserts. Over four days and nights, the festival’s more than 120 producers are expected to push out 45,000 dishes.

Due to the festival’s seaside location, participating restaurants will be paying homage to the sea by following a sustainable seafood theme. A small selection of items on the menu include shucked oysters from Shucker Brothers, chorizo XO clams with tuatua and friend noodles from Culprit, and soft shell crab gua bao with gochujang mao and pickled shallots from Xoong.

For the vegans and vegetarians, there will be plenty of plant-based goods on offer, including a smoked watermelon sashimi

New Zealand’s best musical acts will also be present, including Hollie Smith – DUO, Hopetoun Brown, and Sola Rosa Sounds System among others.

Thanks to the new CBD location, transport in and out of the festival will be easier for many attendees. There will also be parking available in the Downtown and Britomart car parks.

Tickets will be available on the day or can be bought now via the Taste website. Tickets start at $30 for general admission.

For more information head to the Taste website: www.tasteofauckland.co.nz