Night Noodle markets back in Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch

Love me a noodle! The Night Noodle markets are very much a favourite with me. If you’ve watched episode 1 of Inside the Mind of a Chef on Netflix, you’ll know that a noodle isn’t just a noodle. It’s a whole class and being in and of itself. The noodle is special.

However, the Night Noodle markets offer way more than a bowl of ramen. Dumplings, bao, yakitori, hawker rolls, pho, ramen and mango lassi – there’s so much to savour at the upcoming Night Noodle Markets.

The popular pop-up food festival returns to Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington, with a feast for your senses – from a huge variety of specialty dishes to Asian-inspired drinks, all enjoyed under colourful lanterns while taking in free entertainment.

Now in their fifth year, the award-winning Night Noodle Markets recreate the hustle and bustle of Asia with a 10-night eclectic culinary carnival. With free entry, the series is a great way for friends and families alike to get together and experience authentic international street food at its best.

First up is Auckland at Victoria Park starting in late November, followed by Christchurch at North Hagley Park in February; the series wraps up in April at Wellington’s Basin Reserve.

David Blackwell, Stuff Events & Sponsorship Director, says: “The Night Noodle Markets get better and better each year, making them a destination-dining experience. We’re thrilled this is fast becoming a must-do event. We often hear stories of people coming back night after night they’ve enjoyed it so much.”

More than 295,000 people attended the Night Noodle Markets in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington last year. The event is award-winning, taking out the NZ Events Association Best Sustainable Event of 2018, recognised for diverting waste from landfill. To follow this achievement, a massive 95% of event waste was diverted from last season’s Auckland event  through eco packaging, recyclable cans and waste management systems. 

Event dates and locations:

  • Auckland Night Noodle Markets: November 29 to December 8, 2019, Victoria Park
  • Christchurch Night Noodle Markets: February 7 to 16, 2020, North Hagley Park
  • Wellington Night Noodle Markets: April 17 to 26, 2020, Basin Reserve