Travelling with dietary requirements can be a pain in the ass, even finding places you can eat before you get there can be a huge fucking mission sometimes. For our trip to Dunedin, I started looking for possible places we could eat about a few weeks in advance, and it wasn’t looking promising. One of the suggestions was for a place in Takaka, Golden Bay – how is that even close?! (for those not from New Zealand, it’s about a 10 hour drive from where we were staying)
We landed in Dunedin a bit after lunch and decided to go for a walk to see if we could find a place that had something gluten-free on the menu (turns out a lot of places actually, I was surprised); one of the places we found was a café called Modaks Espresso.
For lunch, we decided to share some wedges and nachos. I was a bit sulky at first, because I wanted a BLT and a bowl of fries, I’m glad we did it this way though because a) the wedges were amazing (they reminded me of the wedges we had at Revel in Auckland) and b) I could barely move afterward.
We loved our lunch so much, that we ended up going back for breakfast on our last day. I got the Mexi Eggs and Phillip got the Modak Stack (which came with a shit-tonne of bacon, so you know I had to steal some).
These guys also have a vegetarian and vegan options, and I definitely recommend Modaks to anyone in or visiting Dunedin. I just asked Phillip if he’d recommend them as well, and without hesitating he goes “YUP! To everyone, it’s delicious”.