That treasured after-school staple, the humble cheese toastie, is about to get its own nationwide celebration.
The Great New Zealand Toastie Tour, from McClure's Pickles and Coffee Supreme, will be running for the month of August across the country. Over 20 cafes and food outlets will be serving up their own unique take on the perfect toastie.
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Whether it's a nostalgia-inducing, traditional toastie or a truly gourmet creation, Kiwi fans of this quintessential snack are in for a treat during the tour.
Wellington's Baker Gramercy has conjured up a cheese toastie featuring gruyere, stout-braised onions, béchamell sauce and pickles on kumara thyme sourdough, while Auckland's Federal Delicatessen has opted for a mouthwatering toastie of 'Fed' curds, gruyere, Swiss cheese and pickles.
Christchurch's Terra Viva Café has gone for a meatier option, with their delicious roast duck and pickle toastie, while Supreme Supreme has a special savoury mince toastie on their menu, featuring smoked cheese and pickles.
Meanwhile, those who follow a vegan diet can head to Vondel in Auckland's Devonport, where a toastie filled with pickles, plant-based cream cheese and cheddar cheese, and a house-made vegan pastrami is set to delight taste buds.
Co-founder of McClure's Pickles Joe McClure says "I've seen what the participating cafes have got lined up for The Great New Zealand Toastie Tour this month and I'm truly impressed by the flavour combinations they've all come up with."
Toastie enthusiasts can find the full list of participating cafes below or here.
- Big Beat Coffee & Kitchen
- Cargo Coffee Co Ltd.
- Federal Delicatessen
- Good Day
- Farro Fresh Orakei
- Farro Fresh Mt Eden
- Farro Fresh Epsom
- Farro Fresh Grey Lynn
- Farro Fresh Constellation Drive
- Farro Fresh Mt Wellington
- The Dairy Ltd - Ponsonby Social
- Workman's Cafe Bar
- Baker Gramercy
- Chocolate Frog Cafe
- Customs by Coffee Supreme
- Goods Manufactory and Cafe
- Neo Cafe & Eatery
- Vines Village Cafe
- Beach House Cafe
- Supreme Supreme
- Terra Viva Cafe