Bread & Snacks
Browse our extensive selection of breads and crackers and find the perfect partner for your favorite cheese or pate. Snack between meals with our world class artisan baked snacks, nuts and dried fruits.
Try our beautiful French made Croissants, Pain Au Chocolat, Savoury Swirls imported directly from France. To satisfy your sweet tooth, check out our international smorgasbord of gourmet cookies, including some exciting gluten-free varieties. For the health conscious gourmand we offer a curated selection of nut butters, the perfect spread to pair with apples, breads and crackers.
There’s so much more to cheese than simply how delicious it is. (Although, arguably, that’s the most important part!)
Cheese is nutritious food made mostly from the milk of cows but also other mammals, including sheep, goats, buffalo, reindeer, camels and yaks. Around 4000 years ago people have started to breed animals and process their milk. That's when the cheese was born.
At Waiheke Specialty Food we have a passion for cheese and we love to showcase beautiful, rare, delicious cheese from all over the world.
Chocolate & Desserts
As lovers of chocolate, European pastries, cookies and sweet delicacies we have a good proportion of our store dedicated to these delectable delights.
We stock the famous Baci Perugina chocolates, each one made with delicious dark chocolate and a whole hazelnut in the centre. Individually foil wrapped with a secret message hidden inside. We have a wide range of Italian Pastries from Mathilde Vincenzi,Nougat, Turkish Delight, Argentinian Alfajores, English Humbugs and the list goes on....
At Waiheke Specialty Food we tin our own loose tea direct from India, China and Japan. We also stock Seedlip, the worlds fist non alcoholic spirits, Apple Press Juices, Simply Squeezed Smoothies and our newest addition the lovely Pause for Tea by Timmy Smith Space.
We have the beautiful range of San Pellegrino Liminata, Grapefruit and Aranciata Rossa, Amplify Organic Kombucha, Barkers Soda Syrup just to name a few.
Gluten Free, Vegan, Specialty
Whether for our health, fitness or spirituality, we seek out special foods like organic meat, gluten-free pasta and kosher cheese, vegan friendly foods.
If we don't have something you are looking for, please talk to us and we will do our best to source it for you.
Meats, Poultry, Seafood
We stock a large selection of meats and seafood imported from around the world and sourced locally. We have bacons, pates and salamis, as well as carefully cured prosciutto and jamon iberico. Beautiful locally home made Beef, Pork and Chicken Sausages, imported Spanish Chorizo and local slow cooked Beef Ribs.
We offer salmon, shrimp, scallops and squid. As for tiny fish we offer a large array of anchovies herring and sardines.
Oils & Vinegars
No two Extra Virgin Olive Oils are alike. Discover the variety of oils from Italy, France, Spain, California, Greece and other interesting producing regions.
Vinegar is an exciting category as well. Whether you crave the tart sharpness of a traditional red wine vinegar or the smooth sweetness of an authentic Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, we have it all. We hope you will browse the full extent of our gourmet oil and vinegar selection and discover how oils and vinegar's can leap beyond their use as a simple salad topping.
Sauces & Condiments
Enhance your next dish with the perfect application of a gourmet sauce or a condiment. Go beyond the ordinary ketchup and jazz up your next dish with a tantalizing hot sauce, savory mustard or elegant mayonnaise. Get creative with different styles of pasta sauce, salad dressing and marinades. During grilling season, show off your talents at the grill and embellish your perfectly seared steaks and burgers with one of our regional barbecue sauces, each of which reflects the tastes of its home area. Whether for dipping, inclusion in a sandwich or as a meal topper, sauces and condiments provide the finishing touch to most any appetizer, entree or side dish.
Pasta & Grains
There are so many different kinds of pastas and grains to experience so make sure that your next side dish is beyond the ordinary. Wow your guests with different styles and shapes of imported Italian pasta, made from traditional wheat or new gluten-free varieties. We also offer the a selection of beans, ready to eat. Beans with names like Appaloosa, Calypso, Mayacoba and Rattlesnake are as tantalizing as their name indicates. For those of us that love to bake, sift through our wide selection of flours and mixes. Venture beyond the familiar and unlock culinary treasures in the world of beans, pasta, rice and grain.
Spices & Seasonings
When looking for culinary inspiration, open the doors of the spice cabinet and glance over your selection of dried herbs, sweeteners, extracts and salts. Use your imagination as to how you might use that coconut extract, thistle honey, smoked sea salt or star anise. Then, stretch beyond your own creativity and search the millions of recipes on the Web that include that exotic spice or hard-to-find sweetener. A well stocked spice cabinet should offer alternatives that can help you turn a dish from ordinary to extraordinary. Venture beyond the familiar iodized salt and squeezable honey and open up adventures in taste with just a sprinkle, a pinch or a dab of something exciting.