Bird on a Wire, Takapuna

Takapuna's latest eatery is a must-go destination for those looking for food that is both delicious and nutritious. Founded in March 2012 with its flagship store in Ponsonby, Bird On A Wire was set up by friends who, inspired by the trend in Australia, wanted to bring the notion of a local 'chicken shop' to Auckland, and they have been successful at bringing free range rotisserie chicken to the masses ever since!

In addition to the best free range rotisserie chook this town has seen (which FYI can be ordered natural, or with a baste that includes Korean BBQ, Jamaican Jerk, or Truffle Butter), The Bird is also known for its great seasonal salads as well as interesting burger and sandwiches. 

There is fantastic variety here for those looking for guilt-free, delicious and easy food-on-the-go, and let's face it, who isn't? The new store in Takapuna also has a lovely space for dining-in and I love the warm and welcoming interior, the brick facade, and the large wooden-panelled display that showed off the colorful and exciting salads that were on offer. 

As for the other items on the menu, I was particularly intrigued by the Banh Mi sandwich, which consists of pulled chicken, chicken liver pâté, pickled carrot, coriander, Vietnamese dressing and chilli and also the Jerk Chicken roll, a concoction of pulled chicken, Jamaican jerk sauce, tarragon mayo, and cos lettuce.

You'll also be happy to know that you can customize your salad with different sizes ranging from small to extra large, with the option to add on different quantities of roast chicken or pulled rotisserie chicken, or also mix salads all in one order. With daily specials, soups and fresh juices also on the menu, Bird On A Wire has gained a steady fan base since its opening three years ago, and it's easy to see why. This will certainly be my go-to place for some delicious, healthy takeaway.

Fortieth & Hurstmere,
40 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna
Tel: +64 (09) 486 5436


  1. Those salads look fantastic! And you can't go wrong with good chook :)

    1. Do you see a lot of cafes with similar concepts over in Aus?


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