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Greenshell™ Mussels,
New Zealand’s Iconic Superfood


We pride ourselves in the work that we do and the beautiful food we produce and deliver to Mills Bay Mussels customers, all over New Zealand.

Right here in the Greenshell™ Mussel Capital of the World!

At Mills Bay Mussels we are on a mission to spread happiness through delicious, healthy and sustainable food, New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussels.

One of the lowest carbon footprints of all animal proteins, almost equivalent to the plant based protein tofu!

Grown on our farms in the Marlborough Sounds, Greenshell™ mussels are unique to New Zealand. They are then hand graded, packed, prepared and served with love by our local team in Havelock.

Visit us for the freshest mussels you can get!

Tasting Room & Eatery, Havelock Marina

From the Mills Bay Mussels family to yours… A fresh, delicious, sustainable superfood!

Live and fresh local seafood for all to enjoy!

Come take a seat at the Mills Bay Mussels café located at the front of the pack house down in the Havelock Marina – the gateway to the Marlborough Sounds. A friendly team working in an open kitchen will be showcasing the many exciting and delicious ways mussels can be prepared and enjoyed.

There is also a great selection available weekly for you to take home to your whānau.

Join the Raw Shuck Revolution!

Let’s celebrate mussels together and the incredible culinary potential that this familiar Kiwi seafood offers.

Greenshell™ Mussels should be shucked raw, then cooked, not steamed open first. This ensures a perfectly tender and delicious mussel dish will be created.

Click below to learn how and find out where Mills Bay Mussels are featured. Follow us and join the Raw Shuck Revolution!

✨Pauline ✨ We are going to miss you SO much!

Where to start...
Kind, generous, quick thinker, task juggler, problem solver...and always with a smile!

An integral part of the daily operations in the office for the past few years, you were ready to do what it takes to make things happen and help others. A friendly voice and banter on the phone with customers, on the pack line with Craig, ticketing boxes with Viv, even making express deliveries to cruise ships with Maegen 😁

The whole Mills Bay Mussels team is wishing you the best for the future ahead! 
May your days be filled with laughter, great fishing and beautiful walks with Ross.
Hope to see you come by the packhouse often!

Please join us in welcoming Jess, she just joined the team and will be the new friendly voice helping customers 👋
Attention Wellington 📣📣

Our friends @wellingtonseamarket on Cuba Street will be hosting us instore tomorrow (Tuesday 2nd July) for a Dutch Style Mussel Croquette pop-up!

Come and visit the store at lunchtime for the best Fish & Chips in Welly and some of these mussel delights!

Free tastings and lots of fun. See you there! 🎣
Need inspiration for your Matariki celebration tomorrow? ✨

Try this delicious recipe with fresh live kūtai to share with your whānau! 💚

NZ Greenshell™ Mussels with macadamia, chive & citrus kelp crust 


- One dozen fresh live mussels
- 250g macadamia nuts (sliced & toasted)
- 10g lemon kelp seasoning or substitute with a quality lemon pepper & wakame
- 1 orange zest from a single orange (fine)
- 6 Chives spears finely cut
- 150g Butter (softened)


▪️Raw shuck the mussels using a blunt, flexible knife. Leave on the half shell
▪️Combine macadamia nuts, lemon kelp seasoning, orange zest and chives in a bowl & mix well, add butter & mix to combine.
▪️Loosen the mussel meat from the shell for ease of service.
▪️Top the mussel with the crust, evenly covering the mussel meat.
▪️Toast the crusted mussels under a hot grill (or bake in a hot oven) until the crust is toasted & the mussel is hot (7 - 10 minutes).
▪️Serve hot on a plate or platter (optional garnish – lemon wedges & coriander).


 ✨Mānawatia a Matariki ✨
Tēnā koutou katoa! 

We will be closed this Friday to celebrate Matariki - a time spent with loved ones to reflect, honour the ones that have passed and look ahead to the future. 

We hope that you will be enjoying the day sharing kai with your whānau and embrace the spirit of renewal that Matariki brings!

✨Mānawatia a Matariki✨

Come by the Tasting Room & Eatery to get beautiful kaimoana! 
Opening hours this week:

Wednesday  10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday  10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday  CLOSED
Saturday  10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Grab a friend and head on over to @sisupicton as they are reopening today after a much deserved break 🙌

This delicious creation by chef Inkeri - showcasing Mills Bay Mussels - will pair beautifully well with a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. 
Stefan curated a great list showcasing wines from our region 🥂

made with oyster stout, radish, spring onion, lemon, baguette. 

 #seafoodcharcuterie #seafoodpâté #mussels #moules #nzseafood

Buy your superfood to have at home

Purchase when you come visit us or shop online here and we’ll deliver them to your door - too easy!

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