Looking to pick up a new skill that could double as a fun night out and up your health? Sign up for a cooking class! As the global food world has embraced the plant-based movement, more and more workshops, demos and classes have sprung up to teach green-minded cooks how to create delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes, and Hong Kong is no exception. Below we round up the city’s best plant-based cooking classes, so dust off that apron and get cooking!
Bake Your Own
Founded by four ladies who understood the confines of Hong Kong’s teeny kitchen spaces, Bake Your Own is a fully equipped shared kitchen. Offering bespoke baking classes for kids, team building, consumer events, product launches, bridal showers or just girls night out, their extensive facility has everything you need to channel your inner Duff Goldman (or Arnold Kwok 郭子豪, as above). With two convenient locations, learn to bake tasty local treats or delicious vegan desserts.
8/F, 15 Sharp Street East, Oliv, Causeway Bay, +852 3460 3475, firstname.lastname@example.org
14/F, Room 1405, 56 Dundas Street, Mongkok
The cooking classes offered by popular local health food company, Foodcraft, shows off some of the best mindful Japanese cuisine. With a wide range of vegan courses like their Okinawan Longevity Cooking Class, Japanese Vegetarian Monk Cooking Class, and Nuka Zuke (pickled veggies fermented in rice bran) Making Class to name a few, you’ll learn to connect with the dishes at a deeper level. Also, don’t forget about their famous Sauerkraft, sourdough baking, or kombucha classes!
Classes start at HKD 580 / per person.
21/F, Flat A, 62 Victoria Road, Yiuga Factory Building, Kennedy Town, +852 2884 1299, email@example.com.
Run by two sisters, Tansy and Althea, Happy Plantarian focuses on Whole Food Plant-based cooking, which both women have been following for over 25 years. On a mission to educate Hong Kong on the benefits of healthy, nutritious foods free from animal products, sign up for either their interactive cooking classes or PCRM “Food for Life” Nutrition Program taking place on Lamma Island.
Classes start from HKD 128 / per person.
+852 6545 1996, firstname.lastname@example.org
For a lovely cooking experience that’ll take you out of the city, look no further than Olive Leaf. Owner and experienced cooking instructor, Israeli Chef Ayelet Idan runs a popular vegan cooking classes specializing in Middle Eastern dishes. In addition to hosting plant-based social private dining popups, grab some friends and sign up to learn how to make Middle Eastern sweets as well! While most of Olive Leaf’s cooking classes are based on Lamma Island, follow her Events page for classes on Hong Kong island.
Classes start at HKD 600 / per person.
+852 9723 0459, email@example.com
The Mixing Bowl
Well known for their crowd-pleasing breadmaking classes, The Mixing Bowl hosts a slew of baking and cooking courses in the city. Offering a Holistic Series featuring some seriously yummy recipes like Vegan Pasta and Sauces, Vegan Mexican Feast (!), or their Gluten-Free Brunch, feel free to peruse their other vegan-friendly classes or their crowd-pleasing Introduction To Sourdough.
Classes start at HKD 550 / per person.
23/F, 22 – 26 Bonham Strand, The Pemberton, Central, +852 2524 0001, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nourish With La
A primary teacher turned Plant-based Nutrition Coach Laree Te kanawa, offers Saturday cooking classes in her Happy Valley studio for spread her passion for cooking and educating others about eating more mindfully. Making three recipes that include a snack, lunch, dinner, meal preparation tips and guided nutrition advice, groups can choose time slots from 12PM – 2PM, 1PM – 3PM, or 2PM – 4PM for a fun and informative hands-on class.
Classes start at HKD 350 / per person.
+852 6042 1100, email@example.com
Images courtesy of Pexels (lead), Bake Your Own, Foodcraft, Happy Plantarian, Olive Leaf, The Mixing Bowl, and Nourish With La