Love Local Whanganui.

Local Produce, Local Love

At Honest Kitchen, we believe that the best food is made with fresh, local ingredients. That's why we're proud to partner with several local suppliers, including Chefs Choice, Laugesens Gardens, Windermere Farms, and Sour Bros Bakery. Our commitment to quality and sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. We take immense pride in supporting our local community by sourcing the freshest, highest-quality ingredients available

Chefs Choice is a Whanganui-based butcher that specialises in providing high-quality meats to restaurants, cafes, and home cooks alike. They source their meat from local farmers and suppliers, and they take great care in ensuring that their meat is properly aged and butchered. We use Chefs Choice meats in many of our dishes, including our tasty, chest meatballs, creamy chicken and mushroom filo, and chicken pot. Our partnership with Chef's Choice reflects our commitment to supporting local businesses while delivering extraordinary flavours to our customers. https://www.chefschoice.co.nz/

Laugesens Gardens is a family-owned and operated farm growing fresh produce for over 50 years. They grow a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, including tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, zucchini, and squash. We source much of our fresh produce from Laugesens Gardens, and we love the fact that their produce is always fresh and delicious. Laugesens Gardens enables us to bring the essence of New Zealand's fertile soil directly to your plate. https://www.laugesens.co.nz/

Windermere Farms is a Whanganui-based strawberry farm that has been growing strawberries for over 20 years. They grow a variety of strawberry varieties, including red strawberries, yellow strawberries, and white strawberries. This Christmas you’ll see these delicious strawberries feature in HK’s Christmas Menus. https://www.windermerefarms.co.nz/

Sour Bros Bakery is a Whanganui-based bakery that specialises in sourdough bread. They make a variety of sourdough breads, including white sourdough, whole wheat sourdough, and rye sourdough. We use Sour Bros Bakery bread in our sandwiches and Bagels. https://www.facebook.com/sourbrosbakery

We're grateful for the opportunity to partner with these local suppliers. They provide us with the high-quality ingredients that we need to create our delicious and nutritious meals. We also love supporting our local community and helping to keep our local economy strong.

Why Local Produce Matters

There are many reasons why we value local produce. Here are just a few:

  • Taste and freshness: Local produce is typically fresher and more flavourful than produce shipped long distances. This is because local produce is picked at its peak ripeness and doesn't have to travel as far to get to our plates.

  • Nutrition: Local produce is more likely to retain its nutrients than produce that has been shipped long distances. This is because local produce is typically picked and consumed more quickly.

  • Environmental impact: Shipping produce long distances has a negative impact on the environment. By buying local produce, we can help to reduce our carbon footprint.

  • Supporting the local economy: When we buy local produce, we're supporting our local farmers and businesses. This helps to create jobs and keep our local economy strong.

At Honest Kitchen, we are more than just a restaurant; we are a part of our local community. We take immense pride in collaborating with local producers such as Chef's Choice, Laugesens Gardens, Windermere Farms, and Sour Bros. By cherishing the exceptional produce and products they provide, we ensure that our customers experience the very best of New Zealand's culinary heritage.


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