La Cigale Market

now found in 2 locations!

French Market

 

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69 St Georges Bay Road

Parnell

Market Hours:

Saturday 8am to 1.30pm

Sunday 9am to 1.30pm

 

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Takutai Square

Britomart CBD

Market Hours:

Saturday 8am to 1pm

Sunday – suspended at the moment

 


French Market Stallholders

Voted Auckland’s Best Food Market by Metro Magazine for the last 8 years, La Cigale French Market is held every Saturday from 8am to 1.30pm and Sunday from 9am to 1.30pm. Our Market is inspired by the wonderful food markets found in France.

You’ll find an amazing selection of top quality products from both New Zealand artisan producers and growers and from overseas. Shop for your weekly needs. You can buy fresh produce in abundance, fresh breads and pastries hot from our oven, French cheeses, export quality meats, the freshest fish, smoked Akaroa salmon, healthy salads, flowers and orchids, Italian pasta, salamis and sausages, award winning Italian style cheeses, extra virgin olive oils, manuka honey, pâtés and terrines, jams and chutneys and lots more. And, as in any French Market, the aromas of roasting chickens in the rotisserie and paella cooking will waft through the air.

When you’ve finished your shopping you can sit at one of long communal tables and enjoy a coffee with something delicious from one of counters – your eyes will be much bigger than your stomach!! For something savoury have one of our famous Croque Monsieurs or the best Bahn Mi sandwich in Auckland or mouth-watering beef bourguignon pie or a slice of one of our many tarts. If it’s sweet you’re after the choice is also endless – enjoy a hot croissant or pain au chocolat, freshly cooked danishes, fruit tarts from Amandine – we could go on!!


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La Cigale French Market Stall Holders

Aceto Downunder

Naomi sells top quality balsamic vinegars and glazes which she imports directly from Modena in Italy. All are traditionally aged and are 100% natural. Once you try these you won’t buy any others.


Amandine

The team at Amandine make and sell a fantastic selection of French style pâtisseries – seasonal fruit tarts, eclairs, pasteis de nata – all made with the best and freshest ingredients. You won’t find better anywhere.

www.facebook.com/amandinenz
Instagram @amandine.patisserie.nz

Amandine


 

Auntie Briar’s

You may be fooled by the healthy looking biscuits on Auntie Briars stall. They look good enough to eat. They are, but by dogs only. Coco, the La Cigale poodle, leads me there every week. David and Briar and their family make and sell a great range of doggie treats – biscuits, muffins, liver fudge and more. As well they offer a grooming service.

Auntie Briar


Balanced Energy Organic Herbal Tisanes & Teas

Using their skills as gourmet chefs and natural health practitioners their teas are blended for their delicious flavours and their therapeutic qualities. Using 100% certified organic ingredients with no artificial colours, sweeteners or flavours, balanced Energy products are produced and packaged in small batches so that they can check each batch carefully, ensuring customers received the best quality and flavour possible. They also sell tea making accessories.

www.balancedenergy.co.nz

www.facebook.com/B.E.Spa.Clinic

 



Bee Corner

Edith sells a great range of raw honeys all of which are very good value. Varieties include Manuka, wetland, bush, clover and more. You can sample before you buy. As well Edith makes and sells traditional European gingerbread using the raw honey as one of the main ingredients – see Gingerbread Magic below.

www.facebook.com/Gingerbread Magic/Beecorner-Takapuna

Instagram @beecorner_takapuna

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Besaha

Besaha are specialist in Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine with an emphasis on creating healthy, nutritious food that uses fresh food, herbs, spices and good oils. Besaha is all about creating delicious authentic food that is natural, satisfying and feeds the mind, body and soul.

Link to their website


 

Black Beauty

Dayle is one of our seasonal stallholders. She grows and sells Black Beauty grapes. All bunches are export quality – they definitely look it and taste it. Dayle virtually hand rears every bunch – they’re so perfect. A treat for a few weeks every Autumn.

Black Beauty Grapes


 Cesare Pasta

We love Cesare’s fresh pasta and sauces made using recipes he bought when he came from Italy. With help from his son Nick, he makes ravioli, pansotti and tortellini and has meat-filled and vegetarian options. Delicious with one of his sauces or try them with plenty of melted butter, fresh sage leaves and plenty of grated Parmesan.


Cherry Brothers

Fred and his team are a seasonal stallholder with fresh cherries available from about mid-December for 6-8 weeks depending on the crop.


Dragon

Dragon, originally from Croatia, is one of our seasonal growers. His family grow a selection of summer vegetables, particularly different varieties of beans, aubergines, various peppers, sweet corn, beetroot and more. His outdoor tomatoes are sun-ripened so naturally have fantastic flavour.



 SS Heer

SS Heer is one of the main growers of moth orchids and anthyrium lilies in NZ. Sharon always has a beautiful selection to choose from, all at very reasonable prices. As well they grow and sell beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and aubergines.


 Eden Orchards

This family owned and operated business is the epitome of NZ agriculture. The Bignell family work together to provide the best cherries on the market. All fruit is tree ripened, left until the optimal picking time and then packaged and sent to the market floor within 24 hours.

Link to their website


Fiona’s Fabulous Foods

Fiona has a very loyal following for her baguette sandwiches filled with ham cut straight from the bone, aioli and one of her home-made chutneys. To take home she has a range of sauces, salads and yummy chocolate brownie.


Flowers Inc

Tracey’s cut flowers are amazing – definitely essentials for home or office every week. They’re always so fresh and you’ll find a great selection to suit any décor or situation. She has a great eye for finding flowers in more unusual colours and varieties. As well Tracey is available to do flowers for weddings and parties.

 


French Crepes

For authentic French crepes you can’t go past those made by Naomi and Tom who have recently come to live in NZ from France. Crepes are made to order with your choice of topping.

French Creps


Fresh Gardens

Having seen them at work on their property, we can say that Sally and her team of market gardeners is a truly dedicated crew. In their previous lives Sally and some of her business partners were accountants in China. They now grow a huge variety of vegetables and herbs at Riverhead – they’re certified organic and use no sprays. They pick for the market both the day before and early on the morning of our market – it’s hard to get fresher than that.


Gingerbread Magic

Edith of Gingerbread Magic makes traditional European gingerbread using raw honey. All cookies are handmade and individually decorated in traditional Eastern European style. As well she has a great selection of raw honeys – Manuka, clover, wetland and more.

www.facebook.com/Gingerbread Magic/Beecorner-Takapuna

Instagram @beecorner_takapuna

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 Ghiotto

Glenys at Ghiotto creates the most delicious and authentic Italian treats – Panettone and Amoretti among many others. Ghiotto take great pleasure in bringing some of these traditional biscuits to New Zealand by using the time honoured recipes while guaranteeing just baked freshness.


Hermon Bagels

If you’re a bagel fan, you’ll love Goh’s selection of fresh bagels made in the traditional way. He also sells crunchy and moreish bagel crisps, mini bagels and at Easter, hot cross bagels.

Link to their website

 


Italian Cheeses


JuJu Juice

For a great start to the day, try a juice freshly squeezed to order by George and Lily. You can choose from the menu of fruit and vegetable juice combinations or they’ll even make your own combination.


 Karapiro Prime

For generations, NZ beef & lamb has been served in top restaurants around the world! Karapiro Prime is proud to say the export grade meat from our farms isn’t just going overseas, it’s also being sold directly to you; the every day kiwi.


Kiwiberry

Robynne is one of our seasonal stallholders – one that we eagerly await every year! She brings her delicious Bay of Plenty grown kiwiberries, the mini kiwifruit hybrid that us Kiwi’s have grown to love.


L’Authentique

Squeezing four Frenchmen in a shipping crate was not easy, but it was worth it. They now squeeze generations of charcuterie tradion into every L’Authentique product. Hand-crafting quality cuts of free-range NZ meat to recreate true french style products fresh for you.

Link to their website


Listers Products

Terry and Kathy Lister grow many types of fruit on their property at Glenbrook, particularly passionfruit, five varieties of figs, tamarillos, plums and more. As well as selling their export quality fruit at the market, Terry sells a huge range of jams, pickles and chutneys all made by Kathy. They’re full of fruit and flavour.

Terry also sells top quality avocados and 4-5 varieties of onions.

www.listershomeproducts.com


Little French Pastry

Little French Pastry are creators of authentic mille feuille, one of France’s most prized sweet treats. A handmade puff pastry composed of 729 delicate layers, filled & topped with whipped ganache & finished with unique garnishes.

Link to their Facebook

Lister Products


Mamaku Blueberries

Mamaku Blue Blueberries Orchard grows and supplies the finest blueberries and gooseberries in the Bay of Plenty region. Based in high altitude, grown on volcanic ash since early 1980’s and toughened by rainy, cold and frosty weather their blueberries are packed with flavour and most important boost up with high level of antioxidants, especially transferred into their 100% Pure Blueberry Juice.

Phillip is at the market every weekend with fresh blueberries during the season (usually January to April) and the rest of the year he’s here on the first Saturday of every month.

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www.mamakublue.co.nz

www.facebook.com/mamaku.blue.blueberry.experience

www.twitter.com/mamakublue


Mister Sharp

What a god-send, Lance,  Mister Sharp attends our market every second Saturday for all your knife sharpening needs, using a rotating wet stone to give items a superior edge. Visit his website to check upcoming dates.

Link to their website


Mt Eden Fish

Billy is both a fresh fish and smoked fish expert. He brings a variety of smoked fish products to our market – salmon and salmon frames, mussels, a variety of whole fish and pieces as well as the most delicious smoked roe. We have it on toast for breakfast nearly every day. It’s highly recommended.

 


 Original Sicily

Original Sicily is an online store and distributor of imported fine Sicilian food into New Zealand. Dario is very passionate about his land and its food and he will give you a taste of Sicily through his very typical products. Each one of them has a store and a tradition behind it and Dario will always be more than happy to share it with you.

www.originalsicily.co.nz

https://www.facebook.com/originalsicily

https://www.instagram.com/originalsicily


 

Organic Mechanics

Organic Mechanic was founded at La Cigale in 2013 to serve and educate people about health and wellbeing through providing some of the freshest and nutritious organic smoothies on the planet. Since its birth, OM has expanded into stocking OM Kombucha (a refreshing, effervescent probiotic fermented tea) into organic and retail stores all over Auckland. You can still find their flagship storefront serving a range of organic smoothies, matcha lattes, and kombucha on tap in the ‘OM Shack’ every Saturday and Sunday.

Instagram @organicmechanic

Link to their website


Paella Pan

Aaron spent 8 years in Southern France close to Spain playing Rugby League. Often travelling to and from the Catalunya border where he was surrounded with amazing culture and food when he had the idea to bring the flavour back to New Zealand, hence Paella Pan was created.

Aaron and his team now cater many private functions from weddings to corporate events with their authentic Spanish cuisine such as Tapas, Salads, Paellas & desserts all made in-house including their own Chorizo & Sausages avoiding all processed foods.  Aaron, Susana and their staff are happy provide more information at the market.

www.paellapan.co.nz

Seafood paella ( photo 1)


Plant Food

At Plant Food, they create super yum, nutrient rich, smile worthy food. Currently their range includes a bunch of cashew based pesto-y/aioli-y/saucy products, which are all dairy free, gluten free and vegan!


 Pudy’s Dog Treats

Pudy’s supply 100% naturally dried meats derived from Venison, Chicken, Turkey, Beef and Pig. The meat has been grown on New Zealand farms with no hormones or antibiotics injected throughout its lifecycle. The meat is then simply dried and packaged in 100% biodegradable packaging.


 Pukeko Bakery

Jason is one of our first stallholders from the start of the market. Very early every weekend morning his team are making a large selection of artisanal handmade breads and pastries ready to sell. We love his spicy fruit loaf and traditional German-style sourdough rye and his mini ciabatta rolls are great to keep in the freezer.

www.facebook.com/Pukeko-Bakery

Pukeko Bakery


 Sachie’s Kitchen

Each Sachie’s Kitchen meal kit serves four. They include all the base ingredients you need, including pastes, sauces, herbs and spices and noodles or rice, with only a couple of additional perishable ingredients required. The pastes have been prepared locally by Sachie, who has sourced some of the more exotic authentic herbs and spices directly from Asia – meaning the kits provide the best of both worlds! Traditional, authentic ingredients along with New Zealand’s fresh produce. Yum!


Salash

Pedja and his family are passionate about producing top quality salamis, cutello, prosciutto, sausages and more using Freedoom Farms pork and organic meats. All their products, 100% natural with no added chemicals or preservatives, are slowly dry-cured in very traditional centuries old ways that they bought from Serbia. They’re cold smoked using beech wood shavings from the South Island. This gives all their outstanding products deep rich flavours.

www.salash.co.nz

Salash


Sovrano Limoncello

This award winning limoncello comes as a result of the combination of the knowledge from a very passionate Sicilian and the some of the worlds best fruit grown in Kerikeri. The exquisite end product is now recognised as some of the best on the market.

Link to their website


Stevens Strawberries

The team at Stevens Strawberries grow their own stunning strawberries in West Auckland. When the strawberry season is done, they supply seasonal fruit grown by friends.


Anatolia Kitchen

Tahsin and his family came to NZ over 10 years ago. From small beginnings, Tahsin now sells a huge variety of traditional Turkish foods – every sort of freshly made hummus you can imagine, dips, olives, breads, baklava, Turkish Delight, oils, pomegranate juice, dried fruits, nuts, seeds and, recently added, spices. It’s very difficult to go passed his stand without stopping to buy.

Try their freshly made Gözleme, either spinach or meat. They’re so good.

 


The Chili Factor

Yinon, the person behind The Chili Factor, makes a variety of products inspired by food he’d eaten in Israel. Sandra is at the market every Saturday selling a selection of hummus some with varying amounts of chili. At certain times of year she also has traditional matzos unleavened bread.


The Midnight Baker

The Midnight Baker crafts a gluten, wheat and dairy free Vegan seed loaf.  Packed full of protein, fibre, good oils and healthy fats, it’s what bread should be.

Link to their website


The Nut Guy

Wilson Owen is one of the true characters of our market. Stop and have a chat and he’ll tell you about the wonderful top quality vanilla beans, extract and sugar that he sells as well as fresh hazelnuts and walnuts. His vanilla products are regarded by chefs as the best available.


 True North Teas

True North’s carefully curated collection of single origin teas comes from the lush tea plantations of Sri Lanka. After visiting Old Ceylon’s plantations, sourcing and tasting hundred of cups of tea, we picked the very best for their quality, flavour and aroma and bring them to you.


 Wells Grove River Estate

Several years ago Barry and Sheryl converted their dairy farm to an olive grove and now have about 1500 trees. They have their own press which means they can harvest and press their olives all in one day. Barry usually has up to 6 award winning blends. All are available to try before you buy. His oils are the only ones we use. As well you must try a jar of his table olives. They’re amazing – in 2012 he won a Cuisine Magazine’s Artisan Award and was overall runner-up.

www.riverestate.co.nz


Your Heartland Greengrocer

We can also say that Jason is our oldest stallholder – he’s been part of the market since the very beginning. Jason has the largest stall with a huge selection of fruit and vegetables. Much of it is spray free and comes from growers he knows around Whangarei. If you’re after something unusual you’re likely to find Jason has it. If not, ask and he’ll try and find it for you.


Zeli

Zeli is sauerkraut made entirely by hand in the traditional way. Vrati is a chef from the Czech Republic who makes sauerkraut using a classic recipe he learnt from his grandparents… for the traditionalist it is perfect, but if you want a fresh look at an ancient food, try his flavoured Zeli! perfect with todays NZ cuisine:

Lemon, Dill and Chilli or Ginger, Coriander and Lemongrass, or Carrot, Fennel and Cerleriac.

Fermented probiotic superfood with 4000 years of history, still eaten today.

www.facebook.com/zeli.cznz

Instagram @zeli.cznz

 

 

Britomart Stallholders

La Cigale

To Britomart, La Cigale brings it’s market favourites – croque monsieurs, almond croissants, pain au chocolat as well as their own Gravity coffee cart…every naughty treat to satiate your morning market needs.


Anatolia Kitchen

Tahsin and his family came to NZ over 10 years ago. From small beginnings, Tahsin now sells a vast variety of traditional Turkish foods – every sort of freshly made hummus you can imagine, dips, olives, breads, baklava, Turkish Delight, oils, pomegranate juice, dried fruits, nuts, seeds and, recently added, spices. It’s very difficult to go passed his stand without stopping to buy.

Try their freshly made Gözleme, either spinach or meat. They’re so good.


Aotea Organic Coffee

Helen quenches your morning coffee needs using Kokako coffee beans, helping you get through your morning!


Bacon Brothers

These three brothers are creating some of the most delicious bacon creations around using free range and organic locally sourced produce. What better start to the weekend than an epic Bacon Brothers sarnie

@BaconbrothersAKL

Link to their Facebook


Bethany Flowers

One of the original Britomart stallholders, Renee sells the most stunning, good quality flowers around. He also sometimes supplies seasonal fresh vegetables, season dependent.


 Clevedon Herbs and Produce

Their core business shifted from hydroponically growing fancy lettuce for supermarkets throughout New Zealand, to providing beautiful fresh herbs and a range of produce and seedlings for markets in the Auckland area. All produce is grown by the team and is either spray free or an organic spray has been used.

Link to their website


Doughnut Workshop

Pawel knows how to hook us with his freshly-made traditional doughnuts. All with seasonal fillings and of the highest quality, how could you possibly walk past.

Doughnuts


Eden Orchards

This family owned and operated business is the epitome of NZ agriculture. The Bignell family work together to provide the best cherries on the market. All fruit is tree ripened, left until the optimal picking time and then packaged and sent to the market floor within 24 hours.

Link to their website


 Hermon Bagels

If you’re a bagel fan, you’ll love Goh’s selection of fresh bagels made in the traditional way. He also sells crunchy and moreish bagel crisps, mini bagels and at Easter, hot cross bagels.

Link to their website


I Love Ginza Teppanyaki

Martin serves us up Tako Yaki, mouth-watering traditional Japanese street food hailing from Osaka. These delicious morsels will send you straight to the streets of Japan.

Link to their Facebook


Kiwi Tucker

Kiwi Tucker promise the best mussel fritters and we tend to agree! Surely there’s nothing more quintessentially NZ than a mussel fritter breakfast.

Link to their Facebook


Mudgy’s Hot Smoked Salmon

Mudgy’s fresh salmon is smoked onsite by the man himself using a conventional wood smoker – how could you not be enticed by that. The salmon is marinated and smoked in three flavours – Italian herb, chili and dill which customers can sample before they buy.

Link to their Facebook


Mulleez

This award winning, Clevedon based company smoke the best fresh fish, eel, roe and salmon which is then sold direct to the public through the market. Contact them to arrange smoking of your own catch too!

Link to their website

Mulleez Smoked Seafood


NZ Cheese Co.

James from NZ Cheese Co has a serious passion for cheese – he’s spent a year in France training in the art of cheesemaking and returned to NZ to continue his cheese dream. His company distributes the highest quality NZ cows, sheep and goats milk cheeses throughout.


Olas Latin Food

These guys wanted to bring their passion for the food of their countries to us lucky people. Specialising in Argentinian empanadas and Venezuelan arepas, Olas provide an authentic, healthy and fresh slice of home.

Link to their website


Philippe’s Chocolate

An institution within Auckland for many years, Philippe’s Chocolate make traditional French patisserie and goodies, catering to all us sweet tooths!

Link to their website

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Pokeno Blueberries

Pokeno Blueberries is a family run business, seasonally providing beautiful fresh and frozen blueberries.


Pukeko Bakery

Jason is one of our first stallholders from the start of the market. Very early every weekend morning his team are making a large selection of artisanal handmade breads and pastries ready to sell. We love his spicy fruit loaf and traditional German-style sourdough rye and his mini ciabatta rolls are great to keep in the freezer.

Link to their website


Roar Honey

The team at Roar Honey take the finest Manuka honey from some of the most remote places in NZ, providing the most special honey products available.

Link to their Facebook

Raw Honey


Sandy Ridge

Sandy Ridge provides home grown avocados as well as free-range eggs, ham and bacon. They also sell wonder-product Cocova, coconut and avocado cooking oil.


SS Heer

SS Heer is one of the main growers of moth orchids and anthyrium lilies in NZ. Sharon always has a beautiful selection to choose from, all at very reasonable prices. As well they grow and sell beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and aubergines.


Stevens Strawberries

The team at Stevens Strawberries grow their own stunning strawberries in West Auckland. When the strawberry season is done, they supply seasonal fruit grown by friends.


The Chilli Factor

Yinon, the person behind The Chili Factor, makes a variety of products inspired by food he’d eaten in Israel. He’s at the market every weekend selling a selection of hummus some with varying amounts of chili. At certain times of year he also has traditional matzos unleavened bread.


The Nut Guy

Wilson Owen supplies buyers with freshly cracked New Zealand-grown walnuts, hazelnuts and macadamia nuts – all stored in refrigeration when cracked to maintain freshness. He also has freshly roasted nuts, both hazelnuts and macadamias, as well as mixed roasted nuts.


Urban Fuel

Urban Fuel Mobile Juice Bar is focused on providing high-quality products – With a variety of offerings to choose from, what better way to start a morning. Made in the simplest way using the fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms, the team have turned those fresh fruits and veges into tasty, fresh juice as well as a series of desserts and snacks, without added preservatives or sugar.

Link to their website


Uri – Vegetables

Uri travels all the way from the Hokianga with super fresh home grown seasonal vegetables as well as produce from other NZ growers.