The Great New Zealand Toastie Takeover presented by McClure's Pickles

The loved toasted sandwich – a treasured staple in every Kiwi household – is getting an upgrade this winter, with 50 eateries putting their unique spin on the classic snack for The Great New Zealand Toastie Takeover.

Now in its second year, this popular celebration of the toasted sandwich has introduced a competitive element for 2019, with participating eateries being judged on their creations in the quest to find the country’s tastiest toastie with all toasties featuring McClure's Pickles.

Establishments right around Aotearoa are entering the Great New Zealand Toastie Takeover this year, meaning toasted sandwich connoisseurs are in for a real treat.
AUCKLAND
Burger Bagel
 
One Foot at a Time - Toasted Pide,Confit Garlic Butter, McClure's Sweet & Spicy crinkle cut pickles, Onion Jam, Chèvre Goats Cheese, Mozzarella, Grated Parmigiano Reggiano ,Rocket leaves and balsamic reduction topped off with a McClure’s whole spicy pickle along side Crispy shoestring fries with truffle and shaved Reggiano
 
Two thick slices of brioche bread garlic butter free range streaky bacon sweet and spicy pickles and black truffle Brie
 
Pastrami n Swiss Melt
Toasted Hot Dog bun w/ Pastrami, Russian Dressing, McClure’s Pickle Spear & Melted Swiss
 
Fort Greene Cheese-Steak - Grass fed house-smoked Pastrami, melted cheese, McClures spicy pickles & onion jam on our homemade sourdough baguette
 
The [Mission Impossible] Steak n Cheese Toastie - Souvide Seared Sirloin Steak w McClure’s Garlic & Dill Pickle, Triple Cheese / Onions / Sourdough Bread / Mushroom & Bone Marrow Gravy served with In-House Fries our Seasonal side Salad
 
The Izzy - Smoked kahawai ghee with mcclures sweet and spicy pickles and melted gruyere on sourdough
 
Persian Spiced Lamb Shoulder with Whipped Feta & McClures Pickles
 
The Jo Bro - Waitaha Wagyu Mince, Montbeliarde Cheese, Jo Bros Original (includes McClures Pickles) between bread
 
Yellowfin tuna melt with horopito pepper and kawa kawa flakes - The toastie is served on a panini grilled turkish pide, with a poached tuna mix including roasted capsicum, marinated artichoke, sauteed courgette, kalamata olive, red onion, fresh basil, radish, lemon and olive oil, and mixed greens. This is topped with avocado and garlic roasted cherry tomatoes, a giant helping of McClure's criss cut spicy pickles, and melted brie sticks
 
BBQ Brisket Toastie - Shaved BBQ brisket, McClures bread & butter pickle, American mustard & melted gouda & Swiss cheese between Swiss loaf, grilled and served with a pickle spear, spicy BBQ sauce & salted crisps
 
Smoked beef brisket/ McClure's pickles/ housemade kimchi plus mayo/mozzarella/ on Fort Greene grain loaf
 
Nacho Pickle Toastie - McClure’s Pickle Chips, Nacho Cheese Spread & Corn Chip Crispy Bits on Tetsuya’s Thicc White Loaf.
 
Macaroni & Brisket Burnt End, McClure’s Pickle Toastie
 
Artisinal white bread, welsh rarebit, mushroom ketchup McClures Spicy Pickles & Rocket Salad
 
Toasted Paratha with Shredded Duck Confit, Pickled Red Cabbage, Emmental Cheese and Spicy McClure's Salsa Verde
 
The Sweat Shop Reuben
House Smoked Brisket | Three cheese hot sauce | McClures pickles | Emmental on sourdough served with Fried McClures Pickles
 
Dagwood Sandwich
Apothecarys “Dagwood” Rueben sandwich. Featuring the worlds best pickles
 
Butchers Toastie
Corned beef, Cheese, Caramelized Onion, McClures Pickles Fried Egg
 
4 Cheese Brioche Toastie
4 cheese brioche toastie with mortadella and McClure’s pickles
 
The Fox
Salted corned beef, homemade picalilli, McClure's Pickles, saurkraut, paprika, parmesan crumb crust, molten cheese on a donut
 
Braised black angus beef cheek, black truffle, pickled red cabbage, fermented chilli, mozzarella, sweet & spicy McClure's Pickle on house made brioche toastie served with crumbed onion rings and pickle juice truffle aioli.
 
Corned beef toastie with McClures Pickles, Smokey Bechamel, Comte & Braised Onions
 
Creamy Chilli sunfed chick'n, port aged cashew cheese, pickles & chilli jam
HAMILTON / WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY
Capers Toastie Delux – Smokey Nuts - Rosemary Roasted Pumpkin, Capers Nut Mix, Tamarillo Chutney, Mozzorella and Smoked Chedder Cheese, McClures Spicy & Sweet Pickles on 5 Grain Bread.
 
RUBEN
Smoked brisket, spicy pickles, cheddar, Russian dressing, sauerkraut served with McClure Pickles, salted thick cut fries and smoked mayo.
 
RYE 
Wagu Beef Pastrami Toastie
Wagu Pastrami Toastie w/ McClure’s Bread and Butter Pickles, Wagu Onion Jam, Mexicanca Cheese & Horseradish sauce, McClure’s Pickle Mayo on Turkish Bread Served with Rosemary and Parmesan Polenta Fries
Golden Harvest Organic Sourdough, Bay of Plenty avocado, corriander, red onion, McClure’s Sweet and Spicy Pickles and liquid.48 Hour Marinated and 12 hour braised NZ beef briskit. Jalapeno bearnaise with McClure’s sweet and spicy pickling liquid reduction. Polenta crumbed and fried McClure bread and butter pickles – finished with our house made salt. Golden Harvest Sourdough, topped with mornay sauce and manuka smoked sharp cheddar
 
Ol smoky’ the toastie that almost got away….
Smoked kahawai, creamy mustard bechamel, smoked + vintage Meyer cheeses, Mc Clures sweet + spicy pickles, Huffmans hot sauce, potato sourdough, fried pickle
CENTRAL NORTH
 
Cold Smoked Salmon, Mc Clure pickles w/ preserved lemon cream cheese grilled in house made potato bread. 
Kim Meets Reuben
Sliced Corn Beef, Swiss Cheese, McClure's Sweet & spicy Pickles, Sauerkraut, Kimchi Russian Dressing grilled between sourdough
 
12 hour slow cooked corned beef with sauerkraut, swiss cheese,pickles and finished with federal russian dressing on toasted herb buttered dark rye. Served with Federal relish
 
Kiwi Cuban
Vogels, Ham, Pulled Pork, McClure's Pickles, Habanero Mustard, Swiss Cheese
 
WELLINGTON
Gramercy Grilled Cheese
Gruyere & Taleggio cheese toasted in our Cheddar & McClure's Pickle sourdough
 
Roasted Cauliflower, Garlic Kale, Taleggio, & McClure's Spicy Pickles
 
PK'S TUNA MELT - -tuna -mozzarella-spicy sliced pickles-red onion-home made garlic aioli-fresh basil-inside brioche bread
 
150g home-made beef patty, McClure’s Sweet and Spicy pickles, cheddar cheese, Colby cheese, BBQ sauce, tomato relish + American mustard between toasted brioche slabs
 
 
CHRISTCHURCH
 
Pastrami Toastie with Three Boys Pilsner, honey + mustard onions, cumin cheese + McClures Bread + Butter Pickles on multigrain $11.00
 
The Reuben
Corned beef, mustard bechamel sauce, Swiss Cheese & Sauerkraut grilled in thick sliced bread with McClure's Pickles.
 
The Reuben
A homestyle toastie of Corned beef, silky mustard bechamel sauce, melted Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and featuring McClure garlic & dill pickles - grilled golden in thick sliced bread!
 
Pulled lamb shoulder & Havarti cheese Toastie - 4 hour lamb shoulder , Creamy Havarti , McClures Pickles , Spanish Onions & Seeded Mustard sauce between toasted Sourdough bread.
 
The French Dip
Provolone , Cheddar, Onion & Mustard Aioli with McClures Pickles & Hot Beef Jus & potato crisps $12. Add Rare Roast Beef $4 Served on Bohemian bread
 
Pastrami Kim Cheese
Pastrami, house kimchi, ale cheese sauce, pickles, smoked provolone, yellow mustard, rye sour dough, served with mac n cheese “fries"
 
PRET 
Prets’ New Yorker
Pastrami, Jalapeno, Gouda Cheese, Green Tomato, Sauerkraut, Cheese, Capers & Mc Clures Bread & Butter Pickles on Prets’ Artisan American Rye
 
Mi Goreng Toastie with cheese, McClures Sweet n Spicy Pickles + sriracha mayo on multigrain
 
Sweet and smoky pulled pork with mozzarella, American cheese and mcclure’s sweet and spicy pickles on homemade Turkish bread
 
REST OF SOUTH ISLAND
 
Five Stags - Cromwell
Pickles and pork belly toastie - Sweet and spicy McClure’s pickles, pork belly, red cabbage, Jalapeno chilies, cheddar cheese, garlic batter and wholegrain toast.
 
The Detroit - Corned beef, sweet and spicy pickles, red onion, havarti cheese, house-made special sauce, mixed greens served on toasted ciabatta.
 
Free Range Slowed Cooked Lamb, Crispy Kumara, Broccoli, 3 Cheese Sauce, Pickles, House Minted Jelly
 
Vines Village Cafe Marlborough 
Little River Duck Toastie - Slow roasted aromatic duck with Sweet & Spicy McClure's Pickles, Sour Cherry, Little RIver (Nelson) Cumulus A2 Cheese & Caramelised Onion on crusty white bread. Served with House Parsnip Crisps & Rosemary Salt and a McClures Garlic & Dill Pickle on the side and Boom Habanero Hot Sauce.