The urban dilemma of ‘where to eat healthy today?’ leaving you stumped? Freshen up your restaurant repertoire with these under-the-radar Hong Kong gems. All of them are vegetarian, offer healthy menu items and will leave you wondering why you haven’t tried them yet.
Greenwoods Raw Cafe
Greenwoods Raw Cafe is a 100% raw vegan and wheat-free restaurant. They are open for lunch and offer both a set menu and a la carte offerings including soups, salads, raw pasta, and a range of delicious raw cakes and other desserts. There is also a selection of green juices, water kefirs and wheatgrass shots. We especially love their afternoon tea service- the full tiered monty in of desserts, drinks and savouries- all in their resplendent raw form!
13/F, 2 Carnarvon Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, +852 3428 2416, WhatsApp +852 6627 7500. Open for lunch Tuesday to Saturday 12-2.3-PM and for tea Tuesday to Saturday 2.30-5.30PM.
This vegetarian restaurant focuses mostly on Asian fare with the use of vegetarian meat alternatives, although there is a limited Western menu section. The large menu includes a selection of small plates and buns, pizzas, noodle dishes, curries, vegetable dishes, and desserts as well special items such as vegetarian tapas and flavored soy milks with options like papaya and honeydew. InnoVeggie also has a produce shop, a coffee bar as well as a Lab Made artisan nitrogen ice cream counter.
2-4 Fort Street, North Point, Hong Kong Island, +852 2856 6238. Open daily 11AM to 11PM.
Isoya Japanese Vegetarian Restaurant
As its name implies, Isoya Japanese Vegetarian Restaurant offers vegetarian sushi and maki rolls, as well as a range of Japanese dishes including noodles, tofu, mochi, tempura and dumplings. They offer both a la carte menus as well as an omakase set.
9/F, 83 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island, +852 5500 8812. Open Monday to Saturday 12 -2.30 PM and 6-10PM.
O Veg Farm
A true example of farm-to-table cuisine in Hong Kong, O Veg Farm is a small restaurant and private kitchen located on a beautiful organic farm in Yuen Long, and in fact the farmhouse doubles as the restaurant. The three course set menu, which changes daily based on seasonal availability, features produce exclusively from the farm. Bookings are required and they accept cash payments only.
G/F, 53 Tai Kong Po, Kam Tin, Yuen Long, New Territories, +852 2893 3037. Open Fridays and Saturdays 6.30-10.30PM.
Veggie Spinner offers a vegetarian and vegan take on many traditional Western staples such as burgers, wraps, fries, pastas and salads. Their menu is full of special touches such as homemade ketchup and bread made with organic flour. Their salads are made with organic ingredients when possible and change daily. They also have a selection of juices and wheatgrass shots.
G/F, 144, Tung Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang, Hong Kong Island, +852 2802 6126. Open daily 10AM – 10PM.