Earlier this year, Little Bird Organics announced that they would be opening a third unbakery in Britomart. I was really excited about this as I work in the CBD, which makes it more convenient to get my raw/vegan/health food fix during the working week – bonus!
They are serving the same dishes as their Ponsonby and Kingsland stores, just a smaller selection. For breakfast, you’ll find chia bircher muesli, chia bowls, raw bagels, and even mousse! For lunch, think pad thai, bibimbap and bird bowls. And last but not least, their amazing raw vegan desserts – slices, cheesecakes, cookies and tarts. The only difference is that everything is served in takeaway containers.
As well as their delicious food, they are also serving their new range of cold pressed juices, plus nut milks and tonics. These are all bottled, so are easy to grab while on the run! You can also purchase a range of their goodies, including their raw macaroons (so so good), homemade ‘grawnola’ and savoury crackers.
I visited early one morning in search of breakfast and to also try one of their new cold pressed juices. What immediately caught my eye was the space. It is very small, but the design is brilliant. Light, airy and colourful – plus a whole wall of Little Bird’s packaged goodies! There is one small table with a bench seat and two stools, so really this unbakery is designed for takeout.
I ordered the beetroot juice ($9) and a chia bircher muesli ($12, with coconut yoghurt, goji berries and berry chia jelly). The juice was very refreshing and the chia bircher muesli was one of the healthiest and tastiest breakfasts I have had in a long time. The berry chia jelly was my favourite component of the dish – so delicious!
Overall, I really enjoyed my morning at Little Bird Organic’s new unbakery in Britomart. I think the most exciting thing about the unbakery would have to be their opening hours. They are open 7 days from 6.30am to 6.30pm, making it the perfect place for an early morning juice, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or even a quick and healthy dinner before a workout! Highly highly recommend!
Little Bird Unbakery
14 Customs Street East, Britomart
Open Monday to Friday, 6.30am to 6.30pm and weekends, 9am to 5pm
Recommended: raw bircher muesli, cacao and raspberry macaroons, fresh juice