Toasted Marshmallow Milkshakes & Donuts in a Bag.
It seemed a bit hard for people to get their heads around when they’d ask me why I was going to Wellington, and I’d reply simply, ‘to eat.’ There was no other reason, nothing was happening, there was just one place in particular I really wanted to try, and it happens to be in Wellington. So Shirl and I booked really cheap flights to Wellington months earlier, and here we are, such is my love for food – and eating it.
My friend Megan, on hearing we were coming just to eat our way around Wellington for the weekend, wrote up a guide of places to visit – you should check it out if you’re going to the Windy Capital any time soon. What’s not included on that list however, but which she told me about later, is Pickle. It’s a tough call, but it might have been the highlight of the visit.
The Pickle menu is reasonably priced and the food portions small enough that you can order a whole bunch of different things to try, so as to not have food fomo, without breaking the bank. For snacks we ordered salt and vinegar fries with onion dip, curried kumara crisps and a plate o pickles.
Next up were the sliders, we ordered two rounds of the Mac&Cheese (OMG) sliders, a pulled pork, sour cream and pickled slaw slider, grilled market fish with fennel and caper slider and a mushroom lettuce, tomato and aioli slider. My fave was the Mac & Cheese, followed closely by the pulled pork. One order of sliders is three mini burgers, so you can try a bunch of different ones if you’re in a group – or by yourself, no judgement here.
Mac & Cheese & Market Fish.
For dessert, we had a couple donuts in a bag, which were little fancy cinnamon donuts with a chocolate/coffee dipping sauce. Caramel dumplings come with little dumplings in hot caramel sauce and cream on the side, and the Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake comes in a cute little milk bottle – as you can see in the very top photo. We also ordered two rounds of the Pickle Punch Jug, which was delicious and tasted like those Juicies ice-blocks. All of that, split between 4 people came to $35.
Image from ShirlShirl’s instagram: you can see the caramel dumplings in this one.