Fast, cheap and delicious foodie spots in Auckland

Urban Escargot

The quality of food in some trucks is beyond what you may expect. Frenchman Nico Fini has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants and was head chef at a restaurant voted in the top 20 by Gault & Millau. He has had his food cart for 14 years and has recently relocated from Christchurch where he has been known to sell more than 2000 snails and 700 lamb shanks on a good day at a festival. He has adapted his food to New Zealand palates but always retains the Frenchy flourishes like the spicy lamb sausage in the mega-dog and the burger made with a venison patty. For those looking for the real French deal you can’t go past his escargot and lamb shanks.

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