Wellington Night Markets {2017 New Zealand Adventure}

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I have spent the majority of my time here in New Zealand in Adalia’s house. This is fine and dandy with me since I came to help in any way I can with her baby and her recovery. Last night, however, we headed to Wellington to check out the Wellington Night MarketsOur visit to the Wellington Night Market tottery out the amazing food vendors!

Our visit to the Wellington Night Market tottery out the amazing food vendors!

Wellington is about an hour from where Ben and Adalia live so we packed up Percy for his first big outing. The only pictures I have of Percy on this trip were taken in the car because after that he was under Adalia’s nursing cover to spare him from the CRAZY wind in Wellington.

Our visit to the Wellington Night Market tottery out the amazing food vendors!

There were two night markets that we found. One was vegan.

No thank you. I love my vegan friends, but I also love to eat meat.

The Wellington Night Markets on Cuba street have an amazing variety of foods to try!

The Wellington Night Markets are on Cuba street…hence the cute red sign.

The surprising crosswalks in Wellington, New Zealand.

Jubilee and I got a chuckle out of these cross walk symbols. I tried my best, but I’m still not sure I crossed the street with the same  swagger…

Checking out the foods in the Wellington Night Markets.

I loved this rainbow building at the Wellington Night Markets.

I’m a sucker for rainbows (you know, to match my bright, bubbly personality) so I was captivated by this beautiful rainbow building.

Percy's first big outing...to the Wellington Night Markets.

Sweet little family…with a baby hidden somewhere…

Checking out the Wellington Night Markets.

Ben had the great idea for us each to pick food from a vendor and to share it. We did this with one vendor and food at a time, so we ended up with five courses.

It. Was. Amazing.

Trying the chicken tandoori at the Wellington Night Markets.

First up was this amazing tandoori chicken that BEN! chose.

Oh. My.

Indian kebob from the Wellington Night Markets.

Spoiler alert, this was my favorite dish of the evening.

This tandoori will be coming back to me in dreams. Taunting me with wafting, spicy odors that shall never again pleasure my olfactory.

Good-bye Sweet Tandoori Purchased from a Food Truck In New Zealand…I shall always remember you.

Checking out the food trucks at the Wellington Night Market

And speaking of food trucks…last December we started watching The Great Food Truck Race as a family. We all loved it and the kids were obsessed. Eat From a Food Truck was added to everyone’s Life Long Dreams list.

And yet. We still haven’t made it to one.

So this evening in Wellington was the Pinnacle of Food Truck Goodness for me and Jubilee.

House of Dumplings at the Wellington Night Market.

Jubilee chose dumplings from the House of Dumplings.

Jubilee chooses her food from the House of Dumplings.

House of Dumplings at the Wellington Night Markets.

A delicious variety of dumplings from the House of Dumplings.

Sampling dumplings at the Wellington Night Market.

These dumplings were Adalia and Jubilee’s favorite dish of the night.

Enjoying the sites and tastes in Wellington, New Zealand.

Drinks were Adalia’s choice…but there weren’t many to choose from and she was busy resting after walking with the baby. Ben decided to try to find drinks none of us had ever tried. He was partially successful…Jubilee and I had never tried them.

Trying a variety of juices at the Wellington Night Markets.

Checking out every food we can get our hands on at the Wellington Night Market.

Ben also chose this massive bratwurst sausage with sauerkraut and onion with sweet chili sauce and American mustard.

Everyone enjoyed it.

Ben and Jason getting food at the Wellington Night Markets.

Enjoying dinner at the Wellington Night Market.

Notice, BEN! isn’t wearing shoes…

Checking out the Wellington Night Markets.

Checking out the Wellington Night Markets.

Jason chose wraps. He got falafel, lamb, and chicken.

This was Ben and Jason’s favorite dish.

Checking out the Wellington Night Markets.

I chose this for dessert…can you guess what it is? I’ll give you a hint, it’s Thai.

Checking out the Wellington Night Markets.

As you can see, Jubilee enjoyed it.

Checking out the Wellington Night Markets.

Have you guessed what it is?

Fried bananas drizzled with chocolate!

So good.

Checking out the Wellington Night Markets.

It was about this time that Jubilee pointed out something interesting about the Wellington Night Markets sign.

Loving the sign at the Wellington Night Markets.

I hope her English teacher reads this post…

Checking out the Wellington Night Markets.

Checking out the Wellington Night Markets.

Checking out the Wellington Night Markets.

Checking out the Wellington Night Markets.

Yes, our night at the Wellington Night Markets was amazing!!!

It was definitely night to remember.

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4 Responses

  1. Melissa H.

    Firday :).

  2. Lovely. I’m reminded of our Christmas markets here–but looks like you had even better food!

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