Wellingtonians keen to take a break from cooking can now easily find the food they’re craving with ‘At Yours’, a new regionwide directory of eateries offering takeaways and delivery during Level 3.
Brought to you by the team behind Visa Wellington On a Plate and supported by WellingtonNZ, ‘At Yours’ is a comprehensive online directory of food businesses in Wellington city, Hutt Valley, Porirua, Kāpiti and Wairarapa. Here you’ll find a range of businesses providing meals and other products via contactless delivery or click and collect during Levels 3 and 2.
With maps geo-tagged to a user’s location, At Yours has made it easy for households to find local suppliers and producers offering goods including takeaways, ready-meals, meal-kits, local produce, beverages and more.
Sarah Meikle, Chief Executive of Wellington Culinary Events Trust, the organisers behind Visa Wellington On a Plate said her team wanted to do something to help the hospitality businesses.
“We’re really feeling for the hospo community who’ve been hit so hard by the lockdown. We wanted to do what we could to support business – At Yours is our way of helping and showing our aroha.
“Being a one-stop-shop it makes it so easy for people to find what they’re looking for. It’s all up to date as the listings are managed by the food businesses themselves. Honestly I think it’s better than Google, where it’s the businesses buying ads who are the first that appear and the information won’t all be accurate in terms of those operating at Level 3.
WellingtonNZ helped fund the directory. CEO Lance Walker says it’s a tangible way to support the hospitality community, which is critical to the region on many levels.
“Hospitality is at the heart of the Wellington region. Restaurants, cafes and bars are what make our city and town centres vibrant and a major part of what makes Wellington an attractive place to live, study and visit. They also help feed a broader economic eco-system, supporting other businesses like local food and beverage producers”.
WellingtonNZ is also offering meal delivery rebates to Wellington regional eateries for the two confirmed weeks of Alert Level 3. One of the conditions of those seeking the rebate are that they must be registered on At Yours. More details of the scheme can be found here.
Matt Mclaughlin of the Hospitality Association has thrown his support to At Yours. “We’ve heard from so many of our members on how tough it is right now. Initiatives like this are practical and exactly what hospo owners are looking for. As a venue owner myself I know there’s a long way to go in our recovery, but this kind of tool is very, very welcome”.
Registration is free and open to any cafe, restaurant, takeaway, caterer, food and beverage producer or supplier across the greater Wellington region. There are no ongoing costs, and no commission is charged. Businesses are asked to keep their details up to date.