Hong Kong seems to have it all these days when it comes to food. We are truly spoilt for choice with gorgeous products from every corner of the world. The city boasts an especially impressive array of artisanal foods from gastronomically rich Italy, France and Spain. When you are looking for the most unctuous cheese or the most high quality smoked salmon, our guide to online European artisanal food shops in town will save you precious time- they all deliver straight to your door. Even the most discerning gourmand will agree: these products are the best of the best!
Food for Foodies
With artisanal foods and boutique wines, as well as a space for tastings and private events, Food for Foodies has a wonderful selection of Italian specialties. Their product range includes cheeses, coffee, chocolates, olive oil, jams, chutneys and biscuits. They feature organic juices and hard to find organic condiments such as organic vegan rice mayonnaise. Their coffee is Grade 1, single origin and hand-harvested. They also stock espresso machines and specialty knives. Their web shop is also very easy to use with handy filters for price, region and best of all for organic products. Their product selection changes frequently as many items are made in small batches on a seasonal basis. They also offer great holiday hampers plus they stock artisanal meats on a wholesale basis.
Green Queen Loves: Food for Foodies stocks a selection of organic jarred (not canned! Canned tomatoes are a no-no!) tomato products from Campania which is known for producing the finest tomatoes (ie the San Marzano variety).
Free delivery on orders over HKD 600.
With an incredibly large selection of artisanal and gourmet items, Terroirs has you completely covered when it comes to any French ingredient you can think of! Moreish Sel de Guerande artisanal caramel spread, artisanal and low sugar jams, organic wine, artisanal apple cider, Chardonnay vinegar, raw foie gras, French saffron and MONIN beverage syrups made with organic cane sugar are just a handful of their many great products.
Green Queen Loves: Terroirs is THE place to find difficult-to-locate specialty French grocery items such as Treblec buckwheat flour from Brittany, goose fat and harissa paste, making it easy to impress at your next dinner party especially if you try the raclette cheese (and rent the raclette grill!).
Free delivery on orders over HKD 500.
Pata Negra House
Offering Hong Kong a variety of Iberian artisanal food products, Pata Negra House stocks hams, sausages, seafood preserved in olive oil, cheeses and red, white and sparkling wines from Spain. For your next tapas night, they have Spanish green olives, tapenade, piquillo peppers, sun-dried tomatoes and marinated sweet garlic. They also stock gourmet items including foie gras, French wines and caviar from Iran and Kazakhstan. Pata Negra also offers wholesale options.
Green Queen Loves: Pata Negra is best known for its extensive selection of Iberico ham. However, they also stock traditional Spanish cheeses such as Manchego, a sheep’s milk cheese made from Merino sheep, and Valdeon, a cow’s milk variety wrapped in sycamore or chestnut leaves.
Free delivery on orders over HKD 700.
Le Magasin focuses on French artisanal products including saucisson, cheese and organic wines. They also have a selection of kitchen items such as gorgeous french steak knives and handmade ceramics from Provence. This online store also has a retail outlet in Stanley.
Green Queen Loves: With Le Magasin, you can forget the stressed of polluted city life and drift off into a magical land of Provencal picnics thanks to their amazing selection of specialty artisanal French products including terrines, olives, escargots, confits, rillettes, tapenades, sardines, crepes, spreads, sweets, fondue au chocolate and pates de fruits.
Free delivery on orders over HKD 1, 000.
Les Halles Bordeaux
Les Halles Bordeaux is an artisanal and gourmet online specialty French food shop. They feature items including organic Bayonne ham, free range and GMO-free foie gras, Basque cheeses, Fleur de sel from Guerande, marinated salts, macarons and caneles. They also have a selection of specialty hampers.
Green Queen Loves: The smoked salmon! Les Halles Bordeaux stocks French smoked salmon cured in alder wood using traditional techniques including suspended smoking. Available in organic and conventional varieties.
Free delivery in Central, Admiralty, Mongkok and to TST station exits or HKD 60 for home delivery.
Offering European artisanal products from Italy, Spain, Croatia, France, Germany and Austria, Profood stocks a large range of delicious foods. Featuring handpicked boutique lines from each country, Profood boasts Iberico ham from Spain, organic extra-virgin olive oil from Italy, and Sirana Gligora cheese made with fresh truffles from Croatia. They also have gourmet handmade pastas, vinegars, honeys, pasta sauces, seafood and wines. Looking for something special for your kitchen? try Profood’s vintage Berkel meat slicers for the foodlover who has everything.
Green Queen Loves: Profood has a selection of wild bluefin tuna from cult Spanish brand Don Bocarte, including wild tuna belly and wild tuna neck. In addition to tuna, they also stock Don Bocarte anchovies and octopus. For a truly unique meal, try their Stefano Rocca sea urchin and mullet “bottarga” cream.
Free delivery on orders over HKD 500.
Photos courtesy of Terroirs, Pata Negra House, Les Halles De Bordeaux, Profood, Spaghetti Amatriciana – Station Lounge AUD13.90 via photopin (license) and beef terrine via photopin (license)