Introducing Whare Kai Pop-Up Store

Accessible, fresh produce conveniently located and at a low cost

In a first-of-its-kind, students and staff will have easy access to fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables at a pop-up store setup across the street from the University at Whare Kai in Caretaker's Cottage, Albert Park. 

Students can head to the pop-up store and choose between two value-packed and generous-sized Mystery Boxes: standard box for $15 or large box for $26 and pick and mix from the produce on offer at the store. Students are encouraged to bring their own carry bags. The pop-up store accepts cash and EFTPOS. Whānau can also pre-order boxes online, which students can collect from the store. 

This initiative has been made possible through Auckland Council’s The Kitchen Project, now operating at the Caretakers Cottage, and Perfectly Imperfect.

The partnership between Perfectly Imperfect and Auckland Council has plans to expand this concept and introduce additional initiatives nearby campus in 2024, further enhancing the fresh produce options of students, staff and the wider community. For any inquiries, please feel free to contact the wellbeing team at

Whare Kai Schedule

Upcoming pop-up schedule happening at Caretakers Cottage, Albert Park. Check back soon for 2024 dates!

Date Time
Tuesday 17 October 1-4pm
Wednesday 18 October 1-4pm
Thursday 19 October 1-4pm
Tuesday 24 October 1-4pm
Wednesday 25 October 1-4pm
Thursday 26 October 1-4pm