Story: Restaurants and food outlets

Health Food Café menu, 1901

Food manufacturer Sanitarium opened vegetarian cafés in the early 1900s. The Health Food Café in central Auckland offered a three-course dinner with cereal coffee in the middle of the day. They also served lighter lunches comprising things like wheatmeal bread, graham rolls, scones and buns, all washed down with cereal tea. The menu is rather sparse and those who were particularly hungry but with less concern for health would probably have gone elsewhere.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-DINING-1901-01

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Perrin Rowland, 'Restaurants and food outlets - Liquor licensing and dining out', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Perrin Rowland, published 5 Sep 2013