Fast food and takeaways in Christchurch include McDonalds, Burger King and Subway located in the central city and in suburbs. Most now offer healthy low fat versions, salads or vegetarian choices.
Anyone diet conscious would normally avoid that great
kiwi culinary icon, the pie. Fat content can be on a level
with a Big Mac. The good news is that there is now a Heart
Foundation approved range of pies produced in Christchurch
by Quentin's Gourmet Pies.
Two flavours, Spicy Vegeterian and Chicken both qualify
for Foundation's tick of approval. Their Mince pies while
not qualifying for the tick have a reasonably low level
Quentins Pies are available at supermarkets and most Shell
Ph (03) 365 1464
Operated by organics devotees Sami, originally from Iraq,
and his Kiwi wife Rosemary, they offer certified organic
Beef and venison kebabs and use spray free vegetables
when available. Popular with visitors from the Middle
East. Sami and Rosemary also operate "Bedouin Kebab",
a stall at Riccarton Racecourse every Sunday 9.00 am to
Heart Foundation approved "Guilt Free" muffins.
Fruit flavours vary daily.
Central city at Farmers Food Court, Colombo and Armagh
Streets, The Crossing, 146 Cashel Street and South City.
In the suburbs at all five major suburban malls. Northlands,
Palms, Westfield (Riccarton), Eastgate (Linwood) and Bush
Inn. Try their latest offering - gluten free muffins.
Organic Ice Cream
Available at all organic retailers and major supermarkets.
One litre packs only.
TAKEAWAYS . TREATS • Fastfood
All New Zealand branches now offer Salads Plus - each item contains less than 9 grams of fat
The Palms Foodcourt cnr Marshlands & New Brighton Road
Northlands Mall Foodcourt Main North Road Papanui
Triangle Centre cnr Colombo & High Streets
. TREATS • Fastfood
Popular and growing fast in number - at last count there were thirteen of these 'made for you' submarine sandwich bars in Christchurch and surrounding area. Claim to be the "number 1 healthy alternative to fatty fast foods"
Their "7 under 6" range contains less than six grams of fat. "Classics" include a vegetarian "Veggie Delite" and "Veggie Patty"
Or try their salads and "deli style" sandwiches with less than six grams of fat. Prices range
around $3.95 to $ 8.95
664A, Colombo Street (one block from the Square )
South City Mall, Colombo Street
City Mall, Cnr High & Colombo Streets (adjacent to Square)
Northwood Super Centre, Main North Road
Caltex Store, 64 - 66 Riccarton Road
330, Colombo Street
49,Eastgate Mall, cnr Linwood Ave & Buckleys Rd
Northlands Mall, 55, Main North Road
481, Papanui Road
Hammersley Shopping Centre, cnr Hills Rd & Shirley Rd
105, Ferry Road
176, Williams Street, Kaiapoi
Takeaways • Treats • fastfood
Low fat options on offer - Chicken D'lite burger and meal, Fresh salads- Chicken garden salad and Garden side salad, Baguettes and Wraps
Moorhouse Central 347 Moorhouse Ave
Central City 699Colombo Street
Merivale 1 Papanui Road
Hornby 56 Carmen Road
Shirley 7 Marshland Road
Belfast 713 Main North Road
Takeaways • Treats • juice Bars
Pulp Juice Bar
Smoothies, Juices, Power Shots, Low fat yoghurt, organic snacks, Wheatgrass Only one outlet in South Island todate
A travellers guide to keeping fit and healthy eating away
from home.Whether you are visiting on business or
holiday, back packer, corporate traveller or tourist,
Christchurch offers you a wealth of easily accessible
exercise and keep fit options.
From swimming pools and aquajogging, mountain biking and
on road cycling, roller blading or in line skating, jogging,
trail running, golf, yoga, pilates, through to gyms and
If you're eating out there's a choice of restaurants
and cafes serving vegetarian and organic or "Smart Choice",
Heart Foundation approved dishes.
If you're self catering you will find a wide range of
Heart Foundation approved low fat, low salt products
as well as certified organic produce in supermarkets and
specialist health food shops.