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Indian Veg food in South Island, Newzealand.

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Indian Veg food in South Island, Newzealand.

Help please,

Any recommendations for Indian vegetarian food in Kaikuora, Mount cook and Wanaka? Am traveling with my parents who are strict vegetarians. Restaurants, take aways, home cooked meals all suggestions are welcome.


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11. Re: Indian Veg food in South Island, Newzealand.

Hi Sau1369/Sayali,

Only Christchurch has got some indian grocery shops where you can buy groceries like dal,chawal,atta, Guruji's Indian store has got quite a lot of stuff like poha, chivda, it will be handy if you are hiring a rental car than you can stock these items in your car and opt for hotels which have kitchenettes included, then you could cook your own meals like we did and had no problems what so ever, alternatively you can take readymade meals like those of haldiram's , we found that haldiram's stuff were better tasting with no preservative smell. If that dosen't suit you, there is an indian restaurant in kaikoura - coriander. Wanaka has got two out of which spice room we found the best , Madhoo from spice room would make sure you wouldn't miss indian cuisine !! Mount Cook dosen't have any indian restaurants. Queenstown is the other place where you would get some good indian restaurants. One more option is the larger grocery stores like Pak N Save, Countdown and New World Grocery stores have takeaway meals like Rice with daal in their ready made food sections.

Hope this helps !!

Edited: 2:11 am, December 04, 2013
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12. Re: Indian Veg food in South Island, Newzealand.

Nelson has at least 5 Indian restaurants plus the Asian Food Store.

In addition to ready made meals, all the large supermarkets have an aisle selling Asian ingredients.

13. Re: Indian Veg food in South Island, Newzealand.

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