Wellington laneway has wow factor

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Visitors to Hannahs Laneway in central Wellington (between Leeds and Eva Streets) get a backstage tour of the New Zealand city when they trawl through the network of boutique factories,  eateries and buzzy bars.

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Leeds St Bakery

Fans of the salted caramel cookies created by brothers Jesse and Shep of Ti Kouka Café were thrilled when they got wind that the siblings were opening a new bakery.  Together, the brothers share a wealth of experience and were at the forefront when it came to transforming Hannahs Laneway into a culinary hub. Bring an eco bag or basket and fill it with their fresh bread, pastries, sandwiches and of course those salted caramel delights. The Leeds St Bakery also keeps its gluten-free options on the menu. Leeds St Bakery

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Wellington Chocolate Factory
Duck down the dinky alley to find Wellington Chocolate Factory products that scream of a commitment to ethical trade and transparency. As New Zealand’s first bean-to-bar factory open to the public, the team at the chocolate factory create perfect morsels that come in beautiful packaging designed by talented local artists. Good luck trying to preserve the wrappers when you’re presented with a salted brittle caramel bar, which is the signature sweet. Wellington Chocolate Factory

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Golding’s Free Dive
This atmospheric craft beer bar may well be stuck together with gaffa tape. The bar has been carefully constructed using recycled materials that range from plastic buckets in primary colours for lampshades and colourful awnings made from old skis. Golding’s Free Dive is a free house, which means the bar keeps can put anything they like on tap without having to bend to the big breweries. What this means f0r punters is the lineup is always fresh and exciting. Those with a hunger as well as a thirst can also order pizza from nearby Pizza Pomodoro and have it delivered to their table while they neck a few cold ones. Golding’s Free Dive

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Pizza Pomodoro
This family-run pizza joint is one of the laneway stalwarts and has been doling out authentic Italian pizzas in Leeds St for over a decade. Pizza Pomodoro’s savvy collaboration with neighbouring Golding’s Free Dive means you can enjoy a few amber ales and have a pizza delivered to your bar stool. Pizza Pomodoro

Fix and Fogg
The surprisingly lovely hub that is Hannahs Laneway has a shoebox-sized ‘nut buttery’ that produces its delicious products under the stairs. The small-batch Fix and Fogg peanut butter is sold straight from the factory window, and you can pick up takeaway toast and other merch, too while having a peek into daily life at the nut buttery. The Fix and Fogg range comprises four flavours: Smooth, Crunchy, Smoke and Fire, and decadent Dark Chocolate peanut butter. Fix and Fogg

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Shepherd
The merry band of cool alley cats includes Shepherd, one of the most dynamic and fun restaurants in the windy city of Wellington. Follow the hordes being herded to this popular spot, located down Hannahs Laneway, which features playful options on its not-too-serious menu, a dynamic beverage list and a stylish environment that suits hip Wellingtonites. Owned by Wellington hospo legends Shepherd Elliott (of Leeds St Bakery and Ti Kouka) and Sean Golding (of Golding’s Free Dive), the verdant oasis brings people together.  Shepherd 

Hanging Ditch
Imagine you’re on an urban orienteering course and have to find a Cabin in the Woods? Well, this new edition to the Leed Street community, Hanging Ditch has the cheat’s version in the form of a cocktail of the same name fashioned from rum, lime, pistachio orgeat and lime. In addition to the curious cocktail creations and delightful décor, don’t forget to look up and take note of the liquor hanging from the ceiling. Hanging Ditch

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