Where To Eat - My Top 3 - New Plymouth

New Plymouth is filled with beautiful scenery - look one way and you'll see the stunning mountain, look the other and you'll see the sea with it's small crashing waves. With WOMAD this weekend, I've had various requests for recommendations of must-see eateries in New Plymouth. I wouldn't say New Plymouth thrives on the eating-out culture however that's beginning to change with the introduction of new and innovative eateries serving delicious food. I've lived here my entire life and had the chance to try out most places. These are my top picks that I would recommend to friends, family and followers.


Bare Thrills is a newly established health food cafe in the heart of New Plymouth city. With a large variety of cabinet food, ready to takeaway or an extensive nutritious salad menu to choose from you won’t be able to walk away empty handed. Open weekdays from 7am – 4pm you can get your early morning coffee fix choosing from a range of milks including almond or coconut (they also use Kokako Aotea which is fair-trade and organic) or pop in for a late lunch salad which includes beef from Meadow Farms.

Click here to read more about Bare Thrills on the eating out section of Ari Eats. 


Snug Lounge is a relaxed environment serving food Japanese style food from the yakitori grill. The most popular feature of Snug Lounge is that they offer an all you can eat menu called Chow Down which is $29.5 per person. It includes the accompaniment of Asian-style coleslaw, egg noodles and rice. You can then pick from the grilled and kushiage sections of the menu and they bring these out in rounds until your belly is all full. Open Tuesday - Saturday from 4pm till late and just recently Friday lunch also. 

Click here to read more about Snug Lounge on the eating out section of Ari Eats. 



Momo Sushi is the number one place to get your sushi fix in New Plymouth. There is a varitey of sushi including tofu baskets filled with rice and pork, cucumber + cream cheese California rolls and my favourite the vegetable spring roll. Depending on whether you’re choosing to dine in or takeaway, you can grab a plate or container. You can then take a pair of tongs and choose the pieces you’d like as you pay per piece. The pieces range from $1.50 to $2.50 depending on your selection. My favourite part about Momo Sushi is their selection of complimentary accompaniments which you add toward the end. These include Japanese mayo, sweet chilli sauce, soy sauce and more! This place is popular with work goers as it’s open 9.30am – 4pm weekdays and also 12pm – 2pm on Saturday.

Click here to read more about Momo Sushi on the eating out section of Ari Eats. 


Although these are my top places that I would recommend to friends, family and followers I have been to most places in New Plymouth. You can check out my Zomato account by clicking the button below to see my profile where I rate, review and add photos of everywhere I eat out wherever that is in New Zealand. You can even follow me on there too and join my food journey. 

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