Your Ultimate Wellycon 2023 Food Guide

We're excited to have Tākina supplying morning tea and afternoon tea for Wellycon 2023 attendees. To make the most of your gaming time, you can even order lunch on site!

Tākina Food

When purchasing your Wellycon tickets, you'll have the option to pre-order and pay for your lunch choices. If you happen to miss out on pre-ordering, don't worry! We may have limited lunch options available for purchase at the reception on the day.

We're proud to offer a variety of dietary options, including gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan choices. To place your order visit Eventbrite

Morning and afternoon tea is $8 per person. Your token can be purchased from reception. Your choices over the weekend will include pastries, quiches and pies.

Morning tea: 10:30 - 11:30am

Lunch: Pick up at the banquet area between 12 and 2pm

Afternoon tea: 3:00 - 4pm

Please help support Wellycon and Tākina by having your lunch onsite!


While we kindly ask you to refrain from bringing hot food, takeaways, or full meals on site, feel free to enjoy snacks like chips, chocolate, fruit, or snack bars. If you need to replenish your snack supply or grab an energy drink, New World is conveniently located just two blocks away at the corner of Cable Street and Oriental Parade.


Wellycon is committed to being a sustainable event. Please bring your own water bottle or reusable cup. Water bottle refill stations will be available on site.

Standard tea and coffee will be provided, but barista coffee and other drinks are your own responsibility. For a quality coffee fix, visit Joe's Garage on Tory Street, just a two-minute walk away, so you can quickly get back to gaming! There's also a cafe Zephyr downstairs inside the venue.


Tākina is only a block away from Courtenay Place, the hub of some of Wellington's best restaurants and bars. For dinner, consider trying the delicious chicken at Winner Winner, the comforting home-style cooking at Sweet Mother's Kitchen, or grabbing a pizza at Napoli. With so many options nearby, you'll be spoilt for choice!

We hope this food guide helps you make the most of your Wellycon 2023 experience. Enjoy the games and the fantastic food options available!

Single use free 

Wellycon has worked with Nonstop Solutions for the past two years on a journey to minimise our waste. This year we have made the commitment to go single use free, an exciting step in our sustainability journey. All food and drinks will be served in reusable vessels, minimising the need for single use resources at the event.

Water stations

We also encourage all attendees to bring their own drink bottle to refill at our water stations, and to consider minimising the food and drinks you bring in from outside sources such as takeaways that create single use waste.