June 2016 Update: Green Queen has a new and updated version of this post, read it here.
Greenwoods Raw Cafe – Hong Kong’s Only 100% Gourmet Raw Cuisine Restaurant
Only mere months ago, the idea of a completely raw restaurant in Hong Kong seemed extremely unlikely. Along came Greenwoods Raw Cafe. Opened by Dr Simon Chau, the founder of the Hong Kong Vegetarian Society , and tucked away in a building in Kowloon, the cafe offers a gourmet raw dining experience. The set lunch menu options- they are not open for dinner- feature a selection of ‘classic’ gourmet raw food dishes like raw pasta made with zucchini spirals, raw chesecakes made with nut cheeses, raw sushi, raw soups, salads, raw pizza with a flax seed cracker base that experienced raw foodists will recognize from their travels in places like New York City, Los Angeles, London and Sydney where raw food gourmet cuisine is more established. A lovely place to eat a nutritious and alive meal- great for the health conscious amongst us as well as those who enjoy creative and elaborate meals.
Greenwoods Raw Cafe, 13/F, 2 Carnarvon Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. For reservations call +852 3428 2416. Tuesday to Sundays, Lunch only: 12PM to 14.30PM.
Culture Organics & Raweggie Foods – Raw Vegan Kitchen Equipment & Pantry Ingredients
Culture Organics & Raweggie Foods is a raw foodist e-tail dream! The only store stocks a full range of raw lifestyle equipment & food ingredients. On the appliance front, they offer dehydrators (both Sedona & Excalibur), cold-press juicers (Tribest brand), blenders (Vitamix), food processors, spiralers, nut mylk bags and yoghurt makers. For a perfectly stocked raw pantry, Culture Organics provides raw nuts, raw seeds, raw powders, cold pressed virgin oils, coconut products, cacao products, sea vegetables, raw protein powders and much more. They have some great bulk prices and offer efficient delivery services. Get raw grocery shopping at www.cultureorganicsfood.com.
Green Vitamin – Local & Handcrafted Raw Vegan Packaged Food
Green Vitamin became famous for being Hong Kong’s first local & organic kale grower but in a few short months, it has transformed into the city’s most avant-garde prepared raw food brand. They package raw kale chips, raw coconut cookies (they call them domes), raw granola & raw flaxseed crackers and they bottle water kefir, coconut kefir, raw coconut yohgurt & various flavours of kombucha. All of the products are prepared by hand by Chef Shima Shimizu for Green Vitamin. Order online at www.greenvitamin.hk.
September 2016 Update: Green Vitamin has permanently closed operations.
Priscilla Soligo of Rawthentic Food – The City’s Premier Raw Food Chef
Chef Priscilla Soligo is a raw & living food Chef cum artist. Her living foods creations are Michelin worthy- her Rawthentic Food site and Facebook page are filled with luscious shots of Michelin worthy dishes that could be served at any gourmet non raw restaurant. There is nothing that she has not covered in her repertoire: fermented foods, gourmet nut cheeses, raw patisserie… She has trained with some of the foremost raw food chefs around the world and is constantly improving her craft. She teaches raw food workshops and is currently writing her first book. She is also working on a line of raw chocolate and energy bars which will debut in Hong Kong shortly. The best way to find out about what she is up to is her Rawthentic Food’s Facebook Page.
Nood Food – Pure Yoga’s Raw Vegan Juice Bar & Health Food Cafe
Just when our Organic Avenue obsession was getting to hard to bear, Pure Yoga went and launched nood food, Hong Kong’s answer to the the NYC juice bar craze. nood food offers raw foodists convenience and health on the go. They have packaged raw food meals like raw falafel with dips and raw zucchini pasta as well as an extensive range of cold-pressed juices and raw superfood smoothies plus raw snacks like raw chocolate, raw crackers and raw kale chips. Though mostly frequented by Pure members, the cafe is open to the public.
nood food, 2/F Asia Standard Tower, 59-65 Queen’s Road Central, Central. Open Monday to Friday 6.30 AM to 10.30PM and Saturdays & Sundays 8.30AM to 8PM.