The Street Food Collective is an intimate space behind Ponsonby Road with a large kitchen, bar, food trucks and seating area inside and out. It’s the perfect place to grab something you know will be absolutely delicious, in a fun and unique space.
There are swan planters, flamingos, fresh herbs, and flowers as well as the wafting smells of pies and other tasty treats depending on who’s cooking that day. I knew this would be the perfect space to host our event. I wanted to welcome the balmy summer days that would be greeting us shortly (though in Auckland who knows when that could be).
I asked Rita Sue Pinup Boutique to come along and hold a stall with all sorts of items like brooches, head scarves, jewellery, and vintage style dresses. They have everything you need to start your pinup style wardrobe, or add to your existing pieces.
Throughout the event Rita Sue hosted a short fashion show, showcasing some locally made brands as well as overseas companies. There were lots of floral dresses shown from US brand Pinup Girl Clothing, UK label Zoe Vine and local NZ brand Vanessa Kelly Clothing.
The Pie Piper were dishing up there southern style sweet pie including Rocky Road, Chocolate, and Salted Caramel Apple Pie. Coreano are a Korean/Mexican fusion and were serving the tastiest Kimchi Fries I have ever had, apparently its new on the menu and I’m sure it will be staying there.
Sweet Vals Ice cream were serving the most mouth watering dairy free and organic ice cream. The smooth coconut oil, rich chocolate and pistachio treat I devoured has to be the smoothest ice cream I have ever had, EVER.
The on site bar ‘Herbie’ is a classic 1970’s Bedford the coolest, and most interesting drinks serving machine I’ve seen in a while. I tried a couple of the cocktails on the day which included a Spring Fling and a Julep. Both were delicious, those guys really know how to make a tasty beverage.
And lastly – The Lucky Taco truck was in full swing dishing out colourful and fresh Mexican food left, right and centre. I tried a couple of their soft corn tacos with beef and man, oh man were they good. Topped off with lots of fresh coriander and a lemon wedge… you can’t go wrong.
A massive thank you once again to my DJ Carl for spinning retro tunes all day – I love you.
And of course thank you to The Street Food Collective, The Pie Piper and all the vendors who were serving up your delicious treats on the day. I have only heard the best feedback from everyone. I urge everyone to try to get along to the Collective, they are open 7 days and you can check out who’s cooking on any particular day on their website.
Check out the hashtag #sprinflingnz for more photos from the day.