Heading to the North Shore for long beach days this summer? We’ve got your snacking situation covered. A new pastel-colored Duck Island store has just opened in the beachside suburbs, just in time for the warmer months.
Food-loving residents of the North Shore will no longer need to cross the bridge to get to the Newmarket and Ponsonby ice cream shops when a craving strikes. Duck Island’s third Auckland store has just opened on Hurstmere Road, featuring the same brand’s signature pastel palette and San Francisco vibes of its siblings, thanks to interior design by Designwell.
Come rain or shine, all you have to do is step into their living room to bask in a soft summer glow – a blessing in notoriously inclement Auckland.
Since its founding in Hamilton in mid-2015, ice cream connoisseurs have made a splash across the country. Even though it’s been over three years since the Ponsonby store opened, you’ll still find nightly queues pouring in at the door.
Just like in its sister shops, the new Takapuna store will offer artisanal ice cream made with organic milk, cream and the freshest seasonal products. There is also an extensive dairy-free and vegan range made with coconut milk. Perhaps most impressive of all, the new store will feature 24 flavors rotating at all times, as well as the usual range of pints, sandwiches and freezer cakes. Break out of your usual cookies and cream and try something like cinnamon smoked apple pie or roasted white chocolate and miso. How about a gooey blueberry sour cream butter cake?
Fortunately, you have all summer to try them all – and yes, the staff confirmed that “sandy feet are welcome”.
Duck Island’s new Takapuna store is now open at Shop 3, 67-73 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna. It is open Sunday to Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Thursday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.