What our customers say...
"A great little shop in a very convenient location, packed with American favorites from candy to PopTarts to designer clothing. So glad to have a little slice of home in Auckland, where I can get the things I want or need, and even ask for special orders. I just can't get out of the store without picking up a number of treats from home and introduce my Kiwi friends to those things they've only heard or seen on TV or movies, like Twinkies. Thank you, Sandy, for bringing our favourites to us."
"I was so excited when I found out about your store! There are things I still miss from the States even after 7 years of being in NZ so it's great having a place to get American goodies and clothes."
"A quick note to say how fabulous we find your store!! We are in no way connected to the US but I love the clothing we find and my children adore coming in to choose their treats. We always describe it to others as a little treasure trove. (People always ask where we found those red cups we use for picnics and parties!)
You've given us such a wonderful and friendly store -- no doubt your ex-pats appreciate it even more than we do.
Wishing you continued success with Martha's Backyard!"
"I recently bought a package of Mesquite flavored BBQ rub and used it on some pork ribs. I coated the ribs in mustard and then applied the Mesquite rub. Then I put the ribs in the smoker for 4 hours at 200 F. Wow! The Mesquite rub really was awesome stuff. I haven't seen it sold here in NZ.
I went back to MB and bought 3 more packs. I really like going to MB for getting hard to find spices for cooking."
"I love Martha’s Backyard - I come in at least twice a month. It’s started to be a little fix for me...to get a little taste of home right here in Auckland!
I mostly come for the American treats like Mission Chips, Fritos, Santa Fe Queso, Jello No Bake Cheesecake, Twinkies and Ho Ho’s, but I’ve also bought clothing there too. It’s good to take the time to browse because you just never know when you’re going to find that must have item. I really appreciate Martha’s."
"I have been shopping at Martha’s backyard since it was located in a small room on Apirana Ave and there weren’t even any food items! Sandy has always been so helpful in filling requests for specific items and her prices are very reasonable. It is good to know there is somewhere to go for those items you can’t live without but aren’t available in mainstream shops. I had always relied on friends and family still in the US to mail these items over but now I can get it all at Martha’s Backyard!"