It’s no surprise that Auckland’s cuisine features a mix of Pacific flavors, Asian influences, and European traditions. Fish, lamb, and beef are the staples, but it’s also easy to be a vegetarian in Auckland. Ponsonby Road, while still a popular restaurant suburb, has recently been eclipsed by the downtown Britomart Precinct and Wynyard Quarter. All of Auckland’s restaurants feature New Zealand wines, for good reason! A favorite pastime is wining and dining on nearby Waiheke Island.