Fast, affordable and very tasty

Like every other big metropolis on the planet, Auckland has caught the street food bug pretty completely over the last few years. Now, locals love nothing more than hitting the food trucks, pop-up stalls and take away stands when it's time to chow down. Fancy joining them? Here's our guide to the best street treats in New Zealand's biggest city.pho vietnamese food
You'll find this little gem operating from a caravan in the Takapuna Markets, where you can pick up delicious pho, spring rolls and curries for a bargain price tag. The real menu highlight, however, is the mouth watering Vietnamese chicken salad. For those who prefer the restaurant experience (bores!), you can head to their permanent residence on Beach Street for a proper, sit down meal.
The FIRED Wood Oven Pizza Co.
Look out for this mobile eatery at any big event or festival held in the Auckland area. The brainchild of famed restaurateur Rob Roughan, it shows up wherever large groups of people congregate to serve delicious wood over pizza at extraordinary speeds – apparently it can fire off 175 pizzas an hour when it gets going. The best thing on the menu is the simple, classic margherita – a real treat for cheese lovers.
Torro Churro
Fancy something sweet and tasty? Then Sretko Nenadic's churro stall will be just the thing for you. It opens up at the Pakuranga and Glenfield night markets, the AUT campus, the Otara and Takapuna markets and appears every Friday at Silo, serving up sugary South American confections for hungry diners with a sweet tooth.
Marsella's Tacos
If you prefer something quick and tasty with a Mexican flavour, then Marsella's Tacos in the La Cigale Markets and Coatesville Markets will be a great choice. Run by the titular Californian chef, it serves up home-made tortillas stuffed with juicy meat and thick, delicious sauces. Plus there's all the bits and pieces you would expect: homemade guacamole, chips, six layer bean dip, tamales and anything else you could name.
Piggy's Pies
If you're like us, that name is all you'll need to be enticed to Dave O'Hagan's wonderful pie stall that turns up at all the major Auckland events. Nothing is better after a couple of cold beers than biting into one of O'Hagan's soft, meaty, gravy soaked, pastry coated creations.
Banger Boys
At the Silo every weekend and at many of the big events in the city, you will find Banger Boyz, a New York-inspired sausage truck. Expect artisan rolls stuffed with high quality sausage, caramelised onions and plum sauce – absolutely delicious.
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