Auckland: Al’s Deli

Umm why do we not have more places like Al’s Deli. I believe its the only Canadian joint in Auckland and man I can’t get enough. I must have come back here 4x in the last year or so which is a feat when there are so many new places popping up.


This place isn’t for the heart-fainted, think fried chicken burgers, bagels, smoked meats, poutine, doughnuts and more! From my most recent visit for a casual Sunday lunch, it would be rude not to have the poutine with fried chicken alongside a salmon cream cheese Montreal bagel.

The Saint

Canada is known for the good ol’ poutine – fries topped with gravy and cheese curds (aka heaven). In this case we went all out and had the extra fried chicken added to it if we didnt get in enough calories. Poutine is moorish and indulgent and during our visit we were hardly disappointed. If this is new to your palette then add it to your list as you are missing out. If you are trying to be healthier maybe get the bagel? (ha) The salmon, cream cheese bagel was fresh, with a generous portion of salmon.

Original Poutine with Fried Chicken

The vibe is casual and staff are friendly. The food is simple and down to earth, served timely and is a place I love to return to.



Food: 8/10

Service: 7/10

Value for Money: Very Good


1/492 Queen Street, Auckland CBD


Opening hours:

Monday & Tuesday 8am – 8pm ish

Wednesday 8am – 9pm ish

Thursday & Friday 8am – late

Saturday 9am – late

Sunday 9am – 8pm

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