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10 Reasons to Visit the Green Queen Zero Waste Christmas Market

3 Mins Read The Green Queen Zero Waste Christmas Market 2018 is a specialty pop up market featuring locally made, zero waste and eco-friendly brands. We aim to keep the market as plastic-free as possible and show Hong Kongers that’s it’s possible to celebrate Christmas consciously. Below, we share our top 10 reasons why you should come.  1. […]

Vegan Mince Pie & Brandy ‘Butter’ Recipe

4 Mins Read Vegan Mince Pies? Sounds like an oxymoron, right! We thought so too but turns out it’s more than possible and even more delicious than the original version. Ally Van de Pol of Dragon Fitness & Coaching, a fitness coach and plant-based advocate, shares her very special recipe below. Yumsy! Sweet Shortcrust Pastry & Pie Assembly […]

5 Vegan Stocking Stuffers Under HK$400

3 Mins Read Loving Earth Chocolate Gift Box 3-Pack HK$ 127 It’s hard to do Christmas without chocolate! Spoil your favorite herbivore with this delicious trio (Mylk, Mint, Dark) of raw vegan choccie bars by one of the first OG vegan chocolate brands Loving Earth- all their bars are organic, fairly traded and wild-crafted functional foods, made with love […]

Hong Kong Vegan Christmas Guide 2017

4 Mins Read Green Queen has put together the ultimate vegan Christmas 2017 food guide. Why should omnivores have all the fun during festivities? Here’s where to stock up on all things vegan yuletide this holiday season from Christmas pudding to advent calendars. Happy Holidays!  Ed.Note: We will continue to update this post as we find more options! […]

Perfect Presents: The Green Queen 2016 Xmas Gift Guide

7 Mins Read This Christmas, spoil your nearest and dearest with the perfect present thanks to Green Queen’s Xmas Gift Guide, a collection of the city’s best ethical, organic and artisan brands and products.  Crafted 852 Coconut Crazy Gift Box Crafted 852‘s ‘In A Box’ sets provide a high quality gifting solution, perfect for any occasion. Each box […]

Bird Guide: Where To Get Your Holiday Turkey For Thanksgiving & Xmas Dinner

4 Mins Read Yay for Thanksgiving & Christmas dreams! It’s that merry time of the year again when visions of stuffing and pumpkin pie overtake all other thoughts! This is also the time when the quest for the perfect turkey becomes everyone’s most pressing grocery quest. This being Hong Kong, finding the right bird (ahem) is not an easy […]

Make This Year’s Christmas Your Greenest One Yet

3 Mins Read Who doesn’t love Christmas? ‘Tis the season to give, receive, eat and be merry and we’re already wearing bursting with yuletide cheer! The tree is trimmed, presents are popping up under it in the middle of the night (Is that you, Santa?) and the letter box is filled with cards from friends and family. Not […]

Green Queen’s Last Minute Xmas Food Guide 2014

4 Mins Read Expecting a full house on Christmas Eve/Day and have not gotten around to sorting out your sustainably sourced Christmas dinner? Not to worry, Green Queen has you covered. We have scoured the Green Queen Guide to Hong Kong to bring you the best last minute options to sort out everything from meat to veggies to […]

Green Queen Recipes: Cranberry & Pineapple Relish – Tropical & Christmassy

2 Mins Read Grocery stores full of cranberries mean the holiday season is upon us- there’s something so festive about these juicy jewels that gets us feeling all Christmassy. But boring old cranberry jelly felt like a letdown so we added some of our Green Queen pizzazz and concocted this cranberry relish recipe- the pineapple adds some real zing […]

9 Ways To Greenify Children Parties During The Holiday Season

4 Mins Read Nothing makes the little ones happier than a good old-fashioned celebration! The kiddies love the action, the special foods, the costumes, the decorations and the buildup of excitement that precedes festivities. Trouble is, the way we celebrate special occasions- be they birthdays or Christmas or Lunar New Year- seems to be an excuse to worship […]

Gifts With A Heart: Our Top Picks From PhatRice For Everyone On Your List

6 Mins Read With the holidays right around the corner, the yearly nightmare before Christmas of what to get everyone on our list has begun. However, this year PhatRice has you sorted. The sustainable e-commerce platform features fair trade, socially conscious and ethically made products and brands from around the globe. Who can argue with gifting that enriches the life of the […]

The Entertainer Hong Kong Is THE PERFECT GIFT This Holiday Season

5 Mins Read Everyone’s got that one person that is absolutely impossible to shop for. They have everything or they are super picky or you are simply out of ideas. For that hard-to-cross-off-list individual, we have stumbled on the most perfect gift: The Entertainer Hong Kong: 2015 Edition. What is The Entertainer Hong Kong you ask? Simple: a […]

Green Queen Foodie: Turkey Tales – Blue Butcher’s Brilliant Birds

4 Mins Read The festive season is upon us. Whether it’s Thanksgiving or a Christmas party bash, there’s no escaping the gluttonous eating and or the over-imbibing of booze. So if you have a choice, why not pick a venue with a farm-to-table, nose-to-tail dining philosophy where quality produce is sourced from local, Australian and French farmers. Makes sense, n’est-ce-pas? Uber […]

Green Queen Recommends: HK’s Most Eco-Friendly Toy Shops & Brands

4 Mins Read Kids need safe toys, that are made to inspire and educate them physically and mentally. In Hong Kong, where cheap plastic toys are sold on every corner, it can be hard to find sustainably-made, non-toxic eco toys that are designed with future geniuses in mind! Below we have the full roundup for all of you […]

Green Queen’s Last Minute Xmas Food Guide 2013

5 Mins Read Only a few more days until it is officially Christmas but really only 1 more day until most of us take time off and enjoy the holiday festivities. Spending time with family and friends is the best part of course, right after stuffing your face with delicious holiday food & drink! For the super green procrastinators […]