Following nominations, a team of food moderators narrow down submissions to reach a final list of 100 Iconic Auckland Eats that is robust and representative of Auckland.

Moderators review submissions against Iconic Eats criteria: being well-loved, representative of local culture and people, a ‘timeless classic’ or a ‘signature dish’. The list not only celebrates food, but also in-store experiences, people, history, heritage and culture of Auckland. Iconic Eats .dishes can only be had and enjoyed in Auckland, and must be available to the public year-round, though some exceptional seasonal dishes considered.

Moderators or judges for 2023/2024 are Elle Armon Jones from The Big Foody and Nic Chan, Auckland based recreational dining expert.

Ima Cuisine - Classic Mezze