The best and worst alcohol-free beers for sale in NZ

Ever-increasing varieties of zero-alcohol beers beckon the sober or sober-curious from the supermarket shelf. But are any of them any good? We investigate. 

Five takeaways from the entrepreneur tackling food waste on a massive scale

What on earth do you do with 27 tonnes of tuna or 40 tonnes of artificial sweetener that's surplus to requirements?

Food podcast: We check into Hyderabad Hotel for biryani and beer slushies

This month, we’re joined by Jos Ruffell of Garage Project and Sammy Akuthota of Satya to talk about their exciting new venture.

The South Island and green onion chips: A love story for the ages

From the tip of Farewell Spit to the very arse end of Stewart Island, there is one delicacy that unites Te Wai Pounamu: the humble green onion chip. But why?

Food Archive

A tribute to the mightiest RTD of them all: the Gordon’s G&T

The new wave of RTDs might have cool labels and no carbs or whatever, but none come close to the perfection held within that little yellow can.

Why it’s time to break up with the disposable cup

Despite the rise and rise of reusable coffee cups, New Zealanders still throw away 295 million single-use cups every year.

Recipe: Blackberry and apple pie

If you're not the foraging type, fear not: supermarket berries will work just fine (but imagine how wholesome you'll feel if you pick your own!)

Plant-based industry hits back at Shane Jones’s red meat tirade

The minister has attacked plant-based producers for 'demonising' traditional agriculture. They've got a message for him, too.

Why everyone can (and should) join the composting revolution

Are you a time-poor urban apartment-dweller who's put composting in the too-hard basket? Read on...

Should vegetarians go vegan? Let’s weigh up the evidence

Some vegan groups claim the halfway step of vegetarianism is ineffectual if you really care about animal cruelty, climate change, or your own personal health.

Meat, mullets and masculinity: Two days at Meatstock 2020

Sam Brooks heads along to Meatstock 2020, and finds himself questioning the symbiotic relationship between meat-eating and machismo.

The Spinoff Reviews New Zealand #103: The Burger King chip butty

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today, a bunch of us have a hoon on Burger King's new chip butty.

Auckland restaurants struggling as coronavirus fears keep diners away

The cancellation of this weekend's Lantern Festival isn't the only knock-on effect from the novel coronavirus outbreak to reach Auckland, with the city's Chinese restaurants reporting a decline in custom.

Every dairy lolly in New Zealand, reviewed and ranked

Summer is the time for buying dollar bags at the dairy. It's also the time for Madeleine Chapman to rank every single one of them.

Abominations unto God: Reviewing Nestlé’s new Kiwi onion dip flavours

This summer, Nestlé released two new flavours of Kiwi Onion Dip. Hayden Donnell, our nation’s leading Kiwi onion dip researcher, delivers the company an angry rebuke.

WTF is Quorn and why did it make me hurl? A search for the (fake) meaty truth

After a bite of schnitzel sends her running to the toilet, Julie Hill dives into the murky world of Britain's favourite meat substitute.