The Auckland Fish Market is an incredible place that celebrates the seafood culture of New Zealand. Here are a few interesting things about here.
A little bit of history
This institution has stood on the Auckland Waterfront’s Jellicoe Street for over 94 years. Born in 1925, this was the first publicly listed company on the New Zealand stock exchange. Now, this industrial complex is a destination where people can buy, eat and even cook seafood with an incredible sea view.
The vision here is to make the New Zealand oceans sustainable for years to come. As New Zealanders typically eat about 5 of the country’s species of fish which makes those species rarer by the year; at The Auckland Fish Market, they conduct cooking classes and promote the consumption of other breeds of fish to ensure the protection and conservation of New Zealand’s fish.
What to eat?
As the fish market is quite close to some of the best hotels in Auckland such as the likes of Avani Auckland Metropolis Residences the restaurants here are frequented by travellers from all over the world. Therefore, there is a world-class bar and all kinds of restaurants serving Oji sushi, Polynesian poke bowls, mussels and clams and even coffees, cakes and gelato.
Some of the best restaurants here
Billypot is famous for the freshest mussels that are literally from boat to steam. If you’re craving some modern Asian fusion Bang Bang Kitchen is your best option. While Sanford & Sons is the original fishmonger, you can find family classics and comfort food at the Market Galley.