Winter just got a whole lot tastier with the launch of the third annual Great NZ Toastie Takeover.
Celebrating the delicious Kiwi staple that is the not-so-humble toasted sandwich, eateries around the country are once again putting their unique spin on the iconic snack.
The competition element of the Great NZ Toastie Takeover returns this year, with 83 establishments vying for the title of New Zealand’s top toasted sandwich in 2020 – a 66 percent increase on the number of entries last year.
Cook & Nelson and McClure’s Pickles have already started scouring the country for the best toasted sandwiches and they’re encouraging the public to do the same.
The 12 finalists will be announced on 3 August and will receive a case of McClure’s pickles and dine-in vouchers to give away to their customers.
The supreme winner will be announced on 3 September and will walk away with a year’s worth of pickles, more dine-in vouchers, a toastie trophy and, most importantly, bragging rights to the best toasted sandwich in the country.
And the toastie love is being spread even further this year with the public able to enter their own home creations in a separate category.
Simply create your toastie, tag it on the social media of your choice with #toastietakeover to enter the draw.
Participating eateries in Christchurch
• Bottle & Stone • City Social • Civil & Naval (Lyttleton)
• Earl Bistro • Grain Coffee and Eatery
• Joe’s Garage – Riccarton • Kin at Ballantynes
• Sign of the Kiwi (Governor’s Bay) • Terra Viva Cafe
• Terrace Tavern • The Tearooms at Ballantynes • Welles St