Our Story

Hello fellow fine food lovers and Welcome to Graze Whangarei Fine Foods!  

I am passionate about sourcing some of the best fine foods from around the world and making them available right here in Whangarei to you. I have always had a passion and love for fine foods from a very young age and consolidated this through my extensive experience in hospitality and travels throughout the world. The idea for Graze was just a seed for many years since I’d moved with my fiancé (Ian) to Whangarei and worked in a different sector. However we were tired of travelling to Auckland often to source the fine foods we so loved. We felt Whangarei was ready for a taste of something different and should have a delicatessen store of its own. Since no other stores had opened in town, I decided to take the challenge up myself, returning to my hospitality roots and opened Graze in January 2020. So now you don’t need to travel far afield to find a great delicatessen offering gourmet fine foods right here in Whangarei!

We are now proud to have everything in store to tempt your taste buds from specialty cheeses and charcuterie meats, to preserves, conserves, condiments, oils, vinaigrettes, pasta, grains, sweets and so much more! We also do Gift Vouchers and Gift Baskets and have everything you need for your next antipasto or charcuterie platter, or picnic with baskets & blankets for hire.  

Come visit us in Maunu Village to browse all our wonderful goodies instore! We’d love to share our knowledge, love and passion for foods with you and help satisfy your delicious foodie wants and needs!

Happy Grazing!

Rowena Butterworth-Boord
Rowena Butterworth -Boord
Director , Graze - Whangarei Fine Foods Ltd