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Special Offer – Bring a Friend & Your Own Meal is Half Price – Anniversary Weekend

January 26th, 2017 Posted by Go Organic, The Latest & Greatest No Comment yet

Have you tried our new menu yet?

Bring one or more friends to try a dish off Wise Cicada’s new a la carte menu over the long weekend and your own meal will be half price when you quote this code. #enjoylife

Offer valid Sat 28, Sun 29 and Mon 30 Jan 2017

NO SURCHARGE Mon 30th Jan Auckland Anniversary Day

Cafe / Store is open Mon 30 Jan 9am – 6pm

(Offer excludes drinks and cabinet food)


NEW Tiger Nuts – A ‘Super Root’ from Africa – Now @ Wise Cicada

January 25th, 2017 Posted by A Plant Based Lifestyle, Go Organic, The Latest & Greatest No Comment yet


You’ve periodically asked us for Tiger Nuts over the last few years and we haven’t been unable to source them…. but ‘Ceres’ have finally bought them to Aotearoa for us!

The Tiger Nut (cyperus esculentus lativum) or chufa is a a root tuber and traditional food from Africa, Tiger Nuts are beneficial to your gut flora and immune system, as the resistant starch is high in prebiotic value.

Also beneficial to insulin levels, high in magnesium, other minerals, and loaded with important fatty acids. They are just fine for someone with a nut allergy (as they are a root tuber) and for those doing the paleo ‘thing’.

Ideal as a slow release energy snack for active sports people. It may even give you a stamina edge over competitors.

Tiger nuts can be made into a milk, traditionally known as ‘horchata’ on the mediterranean coast. Often eaten dried, they are also versatile and delicious when soaked (plump and tasty after about four hours).

Gluten free tigernut flour has a unique sweet taste and is packed with fibre, we are still experimenting with it, but will post a recipe soon.

Purchase Online:   Tiger Nuts      Tiger Nut Flour

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New Vegan, Organic a la Carte Menu @ Wise Cicada

January 25th, 2017 Posted by A Plant Based Lifestyle, Go Organic, Main Meal Today, The Latest & Greatest No Comment yet

Introducing some of our new menu items: Now available all day (a la carte), along with all your other favourites:
Available: 8 am – 6pm Week Days / 9am – 6pm weekends

QUINOA NORI WRAP Quinoa, Capsicum, Cucumber, Carrot, Brown Rice Vinegar filled Nori Wrap with wasabi mayo, Kimchi and Furikake sprinkle. $14.50


THE BEAT BURGER Two Beet & Black Bean Patties, Caramelized Onion, Pesto Stuffed Oven Roasted Mushroom Portobello, Slice of Life Changing Bread, Mesclun Salad & Chipotle Dressing $18


4 A DAY Three Salads served with Beetroot, Apple & Flaxseed Crackers Pad Thai Salad with Tamarind Chilli Garlic Dressing, Rainbow Kale Salad, Vegan Greek Salad in Lemon olive Dressing $17

Cashew & Coriander Pesto, Mahammara, Sundried Tomato Cashew Cream Cheese, Hummus, Marinated Olives, Salad Greens & Toasted Gluten Free Coconut Bread $17

Pan Fried Sprouted Mung Bean Falafels, Sweet Chilli Sauce, Carrot & Beetroot Salad, Salad Greens & Lemon Pepper Aioli $17

BIRCHER MUESLI Organic Buckwheat, Sunflower, Pumpkin & Sesame Seeds, Coconut Chips, Almonds, Raisins & Apple all soaked in apple / orange juice, Coconut Cream, Cardamom & Ginger. Topped with Seasonal Organic fruit salad, home-made coconut yoghurt & Berry Chia Coulis $16

BRAZILIAN SUPER-FOOD BREAKFAST Frozen Acai, Blueberries, Banana, Fruit Salad, Almond Milk & Granola (gluten free option) + $3 $16

SLOW COOKED BAKED BEANS Home made Baked Beans slow cooked with Vegetables & our Special Spice blend served with Salad Greens & Whole Grain or Gluten Free Sourdough

CREAMY MUSHROOMS Creamy mushrooms served with a Cashew Pesto stuffed Portobello, Salad Greens, Sauerkraut & Whole Grain or Gluten Free Sourdough $18

MATCHA PANCAKES A triple stack of mini Matcha pancakes layered with Caramelized Bananas, served with a Seasonal Fruit Salad, Raw Fresh Coconut Ice Cream and Cranberry Ginger Compote $18

SCRAMBLED TOFU Creamy Tofu scramble served with Seasonal Greens, Sauerkraut & Whole Grain or Gluten Free Sourdough $17

GREEN HERB FRITTATA  Green herb Frittata served with a Coconut Tzatziki, Salad Greens, Sauerkraut & Sweet Chilli Sauce $17

Smashed Avocado Creamy Mushrooms 2 x Vegan Sausages (not gluten free) $3.50 each
100% Vegan – 95% Organic

MEXICAN BREAKFAST WRAP A Raw Carrot and cumin Wrap filled with raw carrot and beetroot salad, Mexican Quinoa salad and refried black turtle beans. Served with a Raw sweet chilli chipotle sauce and seasonal greens. $17

A hearty quinoa porridge flavoured with cinnamon and orange zest. Served with vanilla coconut nectar and home made Granola. $14

ORGANIC SOUP OF THE DAY Changes Daily Please Ask At The Counter $14.50

Wise Cicada – Supporting Your Healthy Ethical Lifestyle into 2017…..

January 4th, 2017 Posted by A Plant Based Lifestyle, Go Organic, In Season No Comment yet

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As one of the few independent health stores in Auckland, we are passionate about providing you with the food,  products and services that support your health-filled, ethical lifestyle.

We are your local organic grocer, fully NZ owned and operated. There is only one unique store/branch – 88 Broadway Newmarket, packed with interesting products and experiences, it pays to come with a little time to spare so you can relax and enjoy.

It is vitally important to us that we support the local organic industry and provide you with the freshest, seasonal, local, chemical-free food.

It is our priority to support local, small businesses that produce New Zealand made, quality, health-giving food and products.

Accessibility of price and variety of organic and natural food and product options are our core commitments, so that all in our community can be as healthy as possible.

Our cafe food is made with care and love from only the finest whole-food, organic, vegan ingredients, an uncompromised standard you will find in only a select few Auckland eateries. We make pure food to nourish you and support your health, with sustainability for the planet and care for all creature on it – always in mind.

Wise Cicada exists for you, you are our friends, as well as our customers…. the store / cafe is a community gathering space created for you! It is the health conscious ‘town square’ so to speak, for Newmarket. Please regard it as your ‘home away from home’ and have fun with our friendly team when you stop by.

Have a fun-filled, healthy and happy holiday season – we look forward to seeing you again in 2017!

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We’re Trialling Recipes for our New a la Carte Menu – Let Us Know What You Think

December 15th, 2016 Posted by A Plant Based Lifestyle, Go Organic, Main Meal Today, The Latest & Greatest 1 comment


A new look and flavours will come to Wise Cicada in 2017 with a vegan organic a la carte menu – due mid January.

Picture above: Black Bean, Beet & Portobello Stack….served with a quinoa and roasted corn salad, tempeh chorizo, seasonal greens, lemon pepper aioli and a raw sweet chilli sauce.

We are trialling new recipes and would love to hear your feedback. We’re also asking you for your contributions with a prize offered in return if your recipe idea makes it onto our menu.

MORE INFO – How to Win
Email your recipe ideas / feedback / requests to

Pic below: ‘ZEN WRAP’ … raw carrot, cumin wrap stacked with wild rice & pumpkin pilaf, slow roasted pumpkin, caramelised onions, sun-dried tomato cream cheese, wilted beet greens with onion and garlic, steamed asparagus, red pepper, pomegranate dressing, creamy mint dressing and a side of vegan Greek salad.


Get Involved in our New Menu Planning – Send in Your Recipe & Win

December 8th, 2016 Posted by A Plant Based Lifestyle, Competitions, Go Organic No Comment yet


WE WANT YOUR INPUT! – Send in your favourite plant-based recipe to – it may just end up on our new menu for all to enjoy.

Go in the draw to win lunch for you and three of your friends (10 Prizes to be won). If your dish ends up on the menu, you instantly win one of the prizes. We plan to roll out a new a la carte vegan organic menu in 2017. So tell us what you would like from your fav’ vegan cafe. WE’RE LISTENING!


December is the Season for Giving – Win on Our Instagram Feed Throughout the Month #wisecicadaofficial

December 7th, 2016 Posted by Competitions, Go Organic No Comment yet


December is the season for giving, so we are encouraging you to enter yourself and a friend in our daily prize draw on Instagram. Like our prize image, then tag a friend and comment on why you would like your friend to win the prize. If you both follow our instagram feeds and your comment chronologically matches the number randomly drawn, you and your friend will both win.

Check it out – @wisecicadaofficial

Giving in December Promotions @wisecicadaofficial start Fri 9 Dec – until 22 Dec

This Week’s Giveaways:

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Organic Cold Pressed Juice Blends Ready to Go at Wise Cicada

December 3rd, 2016 Posted by A Plant Based Lifestyle, Go Organic, The Latest & Greatest No Comment yet


We are happy to report that you can now grab an organic cold pressed juice blend from us without the wait.

We are pre-preparing three delicious healthy cleansing juice recipes (designed by Maria)  fresh every morning.

EARTH GLOW: Organic Green Cleansing Juice – Kale, Mint, Celery, Coriander, Parsley, Apple, Coconut Water, Ginger, Lemon $12.50

SUNSHINE BLISS: Organic Anti-inflammatory & Immunity Booster – Orange, carrot, Turmeric, Lemon, Ginger $10.90

BEET WELL: Organic Antioxidant Goodness – Celery, Parsley, Carrot, Ginger, Lemon $12.50

All 250mls

(NB: Available Daily while stock lasts – they are going fast so be in quick)

Organic, Vegan, Raw Catering @ Wise Cicada

November 25th, 2016 Posted by A Plant Based Lifestyle, Divine Desserts, Go Organic No Comment yet


CATERING – We can cater for your raw organic vegan cake needs any time: This is what our last customer said:

“Just a quick message to say thank you so much for the beautiful Banoffee Cheesecake I ordered for my birthday.

All of my guests adored it and I went home with only ONE piece left – that’s a brilliant testament to how delicious it is!”” (from Rebekkah 23 Nov)

Thanks Rebekkah – We are glad you enjoyed – Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!

Give us a call to discuss options and prices 09 529 9529

Organic Vegan Smoothie Bowls Made to Order @ Wise Cicada

November 9th, 2016 Posted by A Plant Based Lifestyle, Events, Go Organic No Comment yet


Join us Sunday 27 November for smoothie bowls made to order as we celebrate the beginning of summer.

More Info