Mrs. Selfish and I ended up flying into and out of Auckland’s international airport, which left us with a gastronomic dilemma: eat at the same (delicious) place twice, or try for a broader sampling of Auckland’s foodie delights?
While my policy has normally been to spend my last night in a city enjoying the greatest hits, Mrs. Selfish and I decided to vary things up with Auckland. First, we tried Food Alley, a collection of small Asian eateries. For our second and final meal, we ended up eating at something more upscale, the Orbit Restaurant in Auckland’s iconic Sky Tower.
The Bottom: Eating at Food Alley
Only a 10 minute walk away from the Hilton is the awesome Food Alley. A collection of 13 little Asian restaurants, Food Alley is a food court located at 9 Albert Street. The food there is ethic, cheap, and above all delicious.
They have pretty much every Asian cuisine you could want: Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Malaysian, Indonesian + a few more. Basically everywhere we ended up visiting on our trip, oddly enough.
Food Alley has a slightly dodgy vibe, but is actually really clean. Alcohol is allowed on premises and can be purchased from the drinks vendor.
Mrs. Selfish and I decided to go with a Chinese sausage and chicken clay pot dish from Chinese Clay Pot Rose and seafood pad thai from Thai Noodles.