Grab your mates, get festive, and spend little to no money.
Chicken wings are a food lover's dream. Not only are they absolutely delicious, come in many different flavours, and practically go with everything, but they are more or less the cheapest thing on the menu at a restaurant (big yes).
I wanted to take this a step further and hunt down the absolute cheapest wings in Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington (sorry rest of NZ, I'm only one person).
1. The Culpeper - $1 Wing Mondays
This is definitely the fancy boi of the list, located down on the waterfront you'll forget that you're paying a gold coin for wings. The Culpeper also specialises in barbecued meat, so you know that you're in for some amazing food while you soak up the view.
What: Pop on down anytime from 6pm on a Monday to nab delicious wings for only $1 a pop. Easy as that, no limits, no other purchases need to be made, you can just enjoy some fine wings as you try to remember why you don’t like Mondays. Bookings are recommended though, so get in quick!
Where: 143-147 Princes Wharf, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010
2. Danny Doolans - 25c Wing Fridays
Danny Doolans is the pubiest pub in the CBD hands down, so you know damn straight they're not only offering you the cheapest of food, but that it's going to be super hearty and comforting, which is the absolute best.
What: This deal is actually insane. Every Friday Danny Doolans has 3kgs of delicious buffalo wings on offer between the hours of 5pm-8pm. The price you ask? 25c EACH. That’s 12 wings (basically a meal) for just $3! You really have to be in quick to make the most of this deal before they sell out for the day.
Where: 204 Quay St, West, Auckland 1010
3. Franc's - $1 Wing Mondays
I couldn’t forget you guys over on the shore, especially an amazing eatery like Franc’s. Posted up on the beachside of Takapuna, you’re in for the most tranquil wings experience of your life.
What: Drop in anytime on a Monday and you can nab Franc’s XXL wings at just $1 each! With choices between plain, hot sauce, or honey soy, you’re in for an absolute treat. You do have to purchase a drink to be eligible for this cracking deal, but as summer approaches and as its situated right next to the beach, I don't think that'll be a problem.
Where: The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland 0622
4. Flying Burrito Brothers - 2-4-1 Wing Wednesdays
I mean, I know it's a Mexican restaurant (a delicious one at that), but you can't judge a book by its cover. Plus you can never turn down a spicy deal.
What: Pop on down to the Flying Burrito Brothers Newmarket branch anytime on a Wednesday and you’ll be surprised to find that their special for the day entails 2-4-1 wings! There’s absolutely no terms on this one so you can eat till your heart’s content.
Where: 65 Davis Cres, Newmarket, Auckland 1023
5. Al's Deli - $12 Plate Of Wings
Al's Deli is basically the king of comfort food in Auckland, bringing you doughnuts pumped to the brim, alongside the mystical poutine. So I'm a simple man, when I see a wings deal attached to the Al's Deli name, I could not be more down.
What: Just stop by anytime on a Wednesday for their delicious special of the day, a $12 bowl of wings. You can get these bad boys in a range of flavours, hot sauce, BBQ, sweet and sour, or bloody mary! Delicious.
Where: 1/492 Queen St, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010
6. Malt Public House - 50c Wing Fridays
Malt Public House is the more funky version of your typical pub. A lot more vibrant, and a lot less sadness. Located in West Lynn village, it’s a relaxing atmosphere and the perfect place to wind down and devour some wings.
What: Malt Public House actually has two wing deals running on a weekly basis! Firstly, simply attend their free quiz night that runs on Mondays and nab wings for just $1! Also, start your weekend off right by popping in on a Friday evening between 5pm-7pm for crazy cheap 50c wings!
Where: 442 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021
7. The Flying Moa - $1 Wing Fridays
Another new-ish pub with a classic Kiwi feel. The Flying Moa is located in Mount Wellington and offers a homely vibe with quality daily deals to fit!
What: The Flying Moa is definitely where you want to spend your Fridays. Between 3pm-6pm you can nab buffalo wings for just $1 a pop! Alongside you can grab $9 cosmos all day long, so why not stick around for the live music starting at 7.30?
Where: 65 Lunn Ave, Mount Wellington, Auckland, 1072
8. Little Easy - $1 Wing Wednesdays
I am actually so hyped about this one. I have had Little Easy's Korean flavoured wings before and BOY they are good. Situated in the heart on Ponsonby, Little Easy has that laid back Kiwi charm that has been missing as of late from pubs in Auckland.
What: Pop in on a Wednesday and you're going to be absolutely treated to some the cheapest and best wings in town. Nab as many wings as you'd like for just $1! Flavours include BBQ, spicy, Korean, or original, all with sauce on the side. Better yet, Wednesday is their quiz night! So why not try your luck at winning a bar tab while you're at it.
Where: 198 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby, Auckland, 1011
9. Birdies - $1 Wing Tuesdays
Birdies is one of the many amazing eateries situated in the newish restaurant expansion within Sylvia Park. As you could've guessed by the name 'Birdies', their main focus is chicken, so you're definitely in good hands as they dish out some delicious wings.
What: Anytime on a Tuesday at Birdies you can nab as many sticky, deep-fried buffalo wings as you’d like for the great price of just $1 each!
Where: 286 Mount Wellington Hwy, Mount Wellington, Auckland 1644
10. Coasters Tavern - 12 Wings for $6 on Wednesdays
Coasters Tavern is as wholesome as it gets, fitted with a relaxing courtyard, daily deals, social events, and strangers who are now your best friends, you'll feel like you've gone back in time.
What: Stop by between 12pm-8pm on a Wednesday to nab 12 delicious wings for just $6! You can't even get a double cheeseburger combo from Maccas for that price anymore. This place offers many different flavours to choose from, including BBQ, honey soy, Jamaican jerk, buffalo, salt n pepper, naked (just the wing), Moroccan, and devils xxxtra hot (yikes).
Where: 1 Daniels Rd, Redwood, Christchurch, 8051
11. Carlton - 50c Wing Wednesdays
The Carlton has been around since 1863, that is absolute madness. Though I can assure you they've updated the look since.
What: Just like every bar in Christchurch, pop in on a Wednesday between 12pm-8pm for tasty wings at just 50c each! You must order them by the dozen, which ends up being just $6 for the bunch. Choose from an unbelievable number of flavours such as, hickory smoked & chipotle, honey mustard, Jamaican jerk, buffalo, salt n pepper, naked, cajun, and devils xxxtra hot!
Where: 1 Papanui Rd, Merivale, Christchurch, 8014
12. Casa Publica - 12 Wings for $6 on Wednesdays
I'm being a little bias here, but this place sounds absolutely amazing. I mean who doesn't want South American inspired wings?! Buffalo is out, rum and chipotle pineapple is in.
What: Visit anytime from 12pm on a Wednesday to nab 12 of the funkiest wings around for just $6! With some of the coolest flavours, choose between rum & chipotle pineapple, green chilli & coriander, or habanero chimichurri!
Where: 180 Armagh St, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, 8011
13. Tequila Joe's - All You Can Eat Wednesdays
I am genuinely thinking of traveling to Wellington just to hit this restaurant. It is the only Mexican restaurant in Wellington with an open kitchen, and features one of my all time favourite deals, all you can eat!
What: On Wednesday from 5pm, and for just $25 with a drink or $29 without (honestly just order a coke, it'd be the same price) you can eat all the buffalo wings you want! These bad boys also come with baja fries as if it couldn't get any better. There is a 2 hour time limit for bookings before 5pm, but I doubt that'll matter. Also, kids 10 and under can nab this deal for half price!
Where: 43 Vivian St, Te Aro, Wellington, 6011
14. The Rogue & Vagabond - 77c Wing Wednesdays
The Rogue & Vagabond is one of those classic grunge-y Kiwi pubs. With a distinct focus on craft beer, you're in for a good time.
What: Pop by anytime from 5pm on a Wednesday to nab as many wings as you want at just 77 cents each! Better yet you can nab 12 of their delicious wings and a pint for just $19, that's your evening sorted!
Where: 18 Garrett St, Te Aro, Wellington, 6011