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Hokitika eatery crowned Great New Zealand Toastie

The West Coast is officially home to the country’s best toastie, with the Hokitika Sandwich Company winning the inaugural Great New Zealand Toastie Takeover competition.

Created by owner Joseph Walker, the eatery’s $10 ‘Detroit’ took out top prize in the contest with its combination of corned beef, McClure’s Sweet & Spicy Pickles, Harvarti and cream cheeses, red onion, and Walker’s own in-house sauce toasted on a locally sourced and baked to order loaf.

The Hokitika Sandwich Company’s entry was deemed the best from 13 stellar finalists and was praised by the judges for being simple, unpretentious, yet bold – and clearly made by someone who knows a great toastie.