If you missed part one of my Wellington, New Zealand recap, here it is!
lets see..where did I leave off?
After a full day touring around Wellington, we got ready to go out for dinner
The lady who gave us a tour at Le Cordon Bleu told us about a local market Wellington has on Friday nights where they have carts of good street food. We decided as a large group it would be a good place to try for dinner!
The first food cart I found was a wonton cart. I got a couple of the pork dumplings. They were very tasty!
I knew the two dumplings wouldn’t suffice as dinner (especially before going out), so my next find was a crepe stand. YUM.
I went for the plain cheese crepe. It was VERY cheesy and VERY good.
The next day we made our way to another local market called the Underground Market of Wellington
The market had different local artists, and took place in what looked like a car garage. I immediately thought I was on an episode of Homeland…except it was a little less creepy
The underground market was pretty small, but we walked around for about a half hour and then it was time to find some lunch at the market! I was all about this burrito truck I spotted
OMG. OMG. I wasn’t expecting too much but this was the BEST burrito I’ve ever had in my entire life. I got a chicken burrito that had rice, beans, guac, salsa, and chicken. I think they actually made the burrito with some kind of magic because it was really that good. I even contemplated getting a second. no I’m not kidding.
But I came to my senses and realized my belly would probably hate me for the decision..but if I ever make my way back to Wellington..I will HUNT this truck down!
After the market we ventured to a local bike shop to rent some bikes!
We decided it would be fun to go biking on a local trial..little did we know what we were getting ourselves into.
See my bike on the side of the trail..well thats because apparently we signed up for EXTREME mountain biking.
The trails were so narrow that I basically had to walk my bike up most the way. Then I tried getting back on my bike, fell off, and scared myself too much to continue up
So I walked my bike back down the steep narrow hill. It was SO scary.
Nikki and I biked a bit on the road and found a more peaceful trail to bike on for a bit.
I know I’m smiling in that picture but I was really happy when I turned in my bike Lets just say hard core mountain biking aint really my thangg
While Nikki and I waited for our other two friends that toughed it out to the top of the mountain, we stopped at a local cafe and split an order of museli. Mmm it was so delicious. The museli was a mix of yogurt, oats, fresh and dried fruits, and lots of coconut. We were both a huge fan!
After heading back to shower and relax for a little, we headed back into town for dinner. The lady at the school also told us about one of her favorite cafe/restaurants to eat at in Wellington called Floriditas.
The cafe was so cute and really crowded for dinner which we saw as a good sign! We started out with an order of the chicken croquettes to share
They were delicious!
For my meal I chose the flounder fish that was pan seared and came with an herbed cous cous salad. It tasted so fresh and so delicious.
My friend Liz wanted me to take a picture of her meal too She got the lamb kabobs that came with an herbed cilantro salad. OMG. They were so freaking good. I am now a huge lover of lamb.
And Nikki with her food. She ordered the Pea Risotto which was amazing. And we ordered fries for the table. The fries came with a homemade aioli. Best fries. EVER.
It was nice to treat ourselves to a nice meal. I was so happy everything turned out to be even more delicious than I expected it to be.
Next up are my recaps of Nelson, New Zealand!
Have a great day everyone!