Auckland food institution The White Lady will be offering food to a day-time crowd on Queens Wharf.

The White Lady is the first to move into a temporary container village popped up on Queens Wharf this week.

"This cafe version of the White Lady is in a style that can be easily enjoyed with a harbourside stroll and coffee in hand", co-owner Max Washer said.

The White Lady trailer will remain on Commerce St where it serves burgers throughout the night.

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The mobile food trailer has been operating in Auckland for almost 70 years.

The eight 20-foot containers making up Queens Wharf Village will be filled with a mix of food and beverage providers as well as retailers with outdoor lounging spaces and entertainment.

The White Lady's cafe will be among the containers in Queens Wharf Village.
The White Lady's cafe will be among the containers in Queens Wharf Village.

Queens Wharf Manager Connie Clarkson said the containers would be filled over the coming months.

"We aim to complement what's already on offer nearby and pick up some of the services, perhaps even tenants, that will be moving out of the Downtown Shopping Centre," she said.

Hundreds of thousands of people that visit the wharf each year, Clarkson said.

The containers in the village have been decorated by local artist Amiria Puia-Taylor and her interpretation of Tāmaki Herenga Waka (Tāmaki - the gatherer of canoes).