Wellington: Sweet Mother’s Kitchen
Get There: 5 Courtenay Place, Te Aro
Open: 8am – 10pm every day
If you’ve got a hankering for a full year’s worth of your caloric intake, look no further than Sweet Mothers Kitchen. You may have grown up with a mum who feeds you carob instead of chocolate and veggies instead of fried chicken, but here, you’ll be treated to the cooking of the finest New Orlean’s momma: sticky ribs, po’ boys, gumbo, curly fries and the scrumptious dessert pies of every flavour. The atmosphere is fantastic, with tens of groovy lamps creating mood lighting that’s perfect for disguising all the food stains you’ll end up with down your front. Even if you’re only in Wellington for just one night, put Sweet Mother’s Kitchen on your to-do list. You’ll be licking your fingers for weeks afterwards.