In the heart of Hamilton, New Zealand, nestled within the vibrant community, lies a family-owned gem that not only caters to the gastronomic desires of its patrons but also serves as a cultural bridge to the rainbow nation of South Africa. Welcome to The Lekker Shop, a haven where quality meat cuts meet affordability and where the rich tapestry of South African culture is interwoven into the local market.

Established in February 2015 by the Nel family, The Lekker Shop embarked on a mission to redefine the grocery and butchery experience in New Zealand. The roots of this venture trace back to the family’s South African heritage, where “lekker” is a word that encapsulates the essence of all things delightful, tasty, and good.

At the core of The Lekker Shop’s mission is a commitment to providing the community with access to high-quality meat cuts without breaking the bank. The butchery section is a testament to their dedication, showcasing a range of meticulously selected beef, lamb, and poultry. From succulent boerewors to perfectly aged steaks, each offering is a celebration of flavour and tenderness.

The affordability factor isn’t just a pricing strategy; it’s a philosophy that believes that everyone deserves a taste of quality without compromise. The Lekker Shop understands the importance of the communal table, where families gather, and friends unite over a shared love for good food.

Beyond its role as a butchery, The Lekker Shop serves as an ambassador of South African culture. The shelves are adorned with imported South African goods, from unique spices to iconic snacks, creating a nostalgic haven for expats and a discovery zone for locals intrigued by the flavours of South Africa.

The aromatic notes of biltong, the vibrant colours of South African groceries on the shelves and the warmth of the culture can all be found at The Lekker Shop. The store becomes a microcosm of South Africa, inviting customers to embark on a sensory journey through its diverse culinary landscape.

The Lekker Shop isn’t just a grocery store; it’s a meeting place, a cultural exchange center, and a hub for creating lasting memories. The family-oriented atmosphere extends beyond the employees, making every visitor feel like an extended member of the Lekker family.

As The Lekker Shop continues to flourish, the family remains dedicated to their mission. They envision a future where the fusion of South African flavours and Kiwi hospitality becomes an integral part of the community’s identity. The store stands as a testament to the belief that good food has the power to bridge cultures, creating a shared experience that transcends borders.

In the aisles of The Lekker Shop, every cut of meat, every imported spice, and every smiling face at the counter tell a story – a story of tradition, taste, and the unifying power of a shared love for all things lekker.

Visit one of our branches today for an authentic South African experience.

1 Grasslands Place, Frankton, Hamilton
2/5 Borman Road, Horsham Village, Hamilton