green hong kong
Happy New Year to all Green Hong Kongers! May your 2013 be filled with joy, good health and as a green as possible!
Just a quick update on some fantastic new additions to the locavore, raw and organic Hong Kong foodie scene.
If you haven’t been to Grassroots Pantry, it’s time to pencil it in. They serve delicious vegetarian fare with a focus on vegan options and even a couple of raw dessert choices like the blueberry cheesecake.
Another brand new options for veggies is The Herbivores, an innovative scene-setter on Hong Kong’s green dining scene brought to you by a chef team previously a Roka, so expect a Japanese twist to the menu.
Pushing boundaries in the wild food movement is Wild Grass. Their whole raison d’etre is organic, sustainable fresh ingredients done perfectly. Even the furniture is recycled. This is fine dining with a conscience. Perfect for a an eco-date, get booking now!
Want more raw and superfood ingredient options? Try Culture Organics, a brand new online store with some very interesting prices for speciality ingredients like cacao butter and coconut palm sugar. They also have the usual selection raw kitchen equipment, supplements, nuts & seeds, beans, grains, superfoods and much more.
On the raw front, another exciting discovery: Anything but Salads. Imagine, Hong Kong’s very own first raw vegan prepared food service. They have raw breads, crackers, dips, cheeses, milks, granola…Green Queen’s mouth is watering as she writes this! Plus they offer catering services (from raw vegan to intelligent vegetarian) and host a private kitchen. Absolutely raw-tastic!
Green Queen also came by Spicebox Organics, a fairly recent addition to Sai Ying Pun’s funky neighourhood. They stock some great organic brands from India, choose from Tulsi tea, speciality oils, raw energy bars and granola and cute gifts like thali sets and diyas. For those of you who want to cook Indian at home, finally here is your one-stop shop for organic Indian ingredients!
For those of us who want to detox this January, check out The Genie Concept. They provide hand-delivered, freshly made raw, organic fruit and vegetable juices in special packs and with detailed instructions so you don’t have to think! Plus, the staff is so lovely you can’t help but have a crush on the whole team!
With all this thrilling innovation and experimentation, there is absolutely NO reason not to green your eating!
Attention ALL Hong Kong residents who don’t recycle. Which is most of you. Yeah, yeah, we have heard every excuse. ‘There are no recycling bins in my building.’ ‘I don’t have time.’ ‘I don’t know how to recycle.’ Well here is the fool-proof solution: sign up to HK Recycles, a brand new social enterprise that
For just HKD20 a week, HK Recycles will collect your recycling and well, get it recycled! Here are the facts:
- –> it’s cheap – as their website cleverly notes: less than a cup of coffee
- –> it’s convenient – they pick up once a week at your doorstep
- –> they ensure that the waste actually gets recycled- they have a no landfill policy
- –> they do private households as well as offices, shops, basically any entity with waste to recycle
- –> they provide you with a starter kit which includes 4 compact recycle bags for easy sorting
- –> they do glass! Until now, there has been no viable glass recycling programme in Hong Kong
- –> they employ people from marginalized communities and pay them above market rate
No Excuses! Sign Up NOW: HK Recycles
Organic mooncakes are not easy to find- only 1 place stocks them: Just Green! Green Dot Dot do have some low-sugar and vegetarian/vegan options but only Just Green is selling the real deal: organic and dairy-free. They are made by from ingredients sourced at Just Green itself.
This Lantern Festival, eat clean! Visit Just Green!
Organic Moon Cake – Original
Ingredients: Organic Soy Pulp, Organic Flour, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Coconut Milk, Organic Chi Shang Glutinous Rice Powder, Syrup, Organic Fair Trade Cane Sugar, Alkaline Water, Egg
(Contains soy beans and egg; need to be refrigerated)
Eco-pack: $80 Gift-pack: $85
Lantern set (4 pcs): Original Price $438 Coupon Price $328
Organic Moon Cake – Mixed Nuts
Ingredients: Organic Soy Pulp, Organic Flour, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Coconut Milk, Organic Chi Shang Glutinous Rice Powder, Syrup, Organic Fair Trade Cane Sugar, Organic Pine Nuts, Organic Brazil Nuts, Alkaline Water, Egg
(Contains soy beans, tree nuts and egg; need to be refrigerated)
Eco-pack: $83 Gift-pack: $88
Lantern set (4 pcs): Original Price $449 Coupon Price $338
*Lantern sets are available as coupon before 12 Sept 2012. Customers with coupons are entitled to pick up 1 lantern set per each coupon at appointed collecting points from 12 Sept to 29 Sept 2012.