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Bird On A Wire in Ponsonby is known for doing some of the best free-range chicken takeaways in Auckland, serving up a range of delicious offerings including free range rotisserie chickens (half, whole, quarter), burgers, sandwiches, salads and soups. All their chicken is halal and free range because they really do love their chooks.

Nestled inside Ponsonby Central, the Ponsonby branch of this well-known Auckland restaurant chain is a local favourite for healthy breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Renowned for their free range rotisserie chickens and saucy sandwiches, Bird On A Wire proudly champion ingredients that are sourced fresh and local, making for meals that are healthy and guilt-free for both eater and environment. Don't forget to get a side of the most delicious chips in town - served with harissa mayonnaise. Vegetarian & gluten free options available. Or if you're in need of some home-cooked soul food instead, grab Bird On A Wire's choice-as chicken stock on your way home - it's out of this world and will enhance any home cooking effort.

Products and specialities

Free range and halal rotisserie chickens (half, whole, quarter)
Sandwiches
Burgers
Chips
Salads
Artisan breads
Soups
Stocks
Coffee
Alcohol
Vegetarian
Gluten-Free

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My favourite spot in Auckland for a chicken feast - be warned Bird On A Wire is so good that once you pop, you just can't stop. A weekly favourite for a top Ponsonby lunch.

best chicken meals in Auckland hands down. Rolls are my favourite but I’m down with the whole menu.

Comment by Kylie B.
Thanks for all the great Auckland foodie tips, Scott. Loving your lists! #topoftheclass

This is my favourite spot for picking up dinner on the go. The rolls are around $10 and they’re full of delicious free range pulled chicken, amazing sauce (korean bbq is the best) and veges. If you’re feeling super healthy go for one of their salads.

It may seem weird that a vegetarian loves this place, given they specialise in chicken! But if you've been here you'll understand why. The salads - fresh, flavoursome, and so many options to choose from. My go-to is the medium salad, Japanese slaw and aubergine noodle salad with a side of tofu! Tastes delicious and keeps me going all day.

Bird on a Wire’s special burgers are life changing feats of culinary mastery. Blue cheese sauce, free range pulled chicken and soft, tasty baguettes make it hard not to love this weeks special - I’m definitely coming back for next weeks come Monday.

I had to check myself last weekend when I realised three of my meals in the last two days had been Bird On a Wire rolls because they are so delicious. I always grab the jerk chicken roll or the Korean barbecue roll - both of which blow my mind with delectable chicken goodness. The weekly specials are also worth a try. A must visit in Ponsonby.

For those who love leafy greens or beta-carotene beauties, Bird On A Wire has a cult following because it truly is one of the best salad bars in Auckland. I'm excited that their Ponsonby store is in the heart of Localist's local and it's a regular lunch haunt for the content team at least once a week. I'm a big fan of the summer slaw with apple cider and wholegrain mustard vinaigrette and am pretty excited that my lunch break today will include chowing down on a returning perennial fan favourite - the melt-in-the-mouth sensation that is their char-grilled aubergine, coriander, sesame and sweet soy noodle salad. I wish it was lunch time already! Love you #birdonawirenz

Delicious Free range and a great takeaway alternative! Boys and I really enjoy it

It's no surprise that Bird On A Wire has built up a cult following in the two and a half years it's been on Ponsonby Road, their chicken is just that good. Although they do great burgers and sandwiches, it's the fantastic fresh salads that you can have with or without chicken that are a stand out for me. I love the Japanese slaw with miso dressing and the beetroot and carrot salad with maple dressing, although all of their salads are delicious. I usually choose a mix of my favourite three salads on the day and add a little of their tasty chicken for a perfect lunch or dinner takeaway.

Bird on a wire makes me #feelgood because I can eat pretty much anything from there without feeling guilty!

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