Green Queen Recommends: Top Healthy Meal Delivery- Organic, Vegan, Gluten-Free & Responsibly Sourced

Editor’s Update Feb 2016: We have a newer and more updated roundup of the best healthy meal delivery options in Hong Kong. Find it here

Cooking at home can be rewarding and delicious- though when life gets really busy, it’s great to be able to get some help! Whether you prefer a meal kit where everything is chopped and measured and prepped so you can throw it on the stove and whip up a full dinner in less than 30 minutes or if you are looking for great healthy lunch delivery options, Green Queen share the city’s best eco-friendly and responsibly sourced meal delivery companies.

something fresh noodles

Best for Vegetarian & Vegan – Something Fresh

July 2015 Update: Something Fresh is no longer operational.

Something Fresh has such a great selection of vegetarian dishes on offer, it’s effortless to go meatless! Order their dinner meal kits or forgo cooking all together and choose one of their prepared lunchbox options. They change their menu regularly but some of their classics include Buckwheat Noodles with Sesame-Peanut Dressing and Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto Lumache Pasta.

What’s Included:  All of the ingredients needed to prepare a delicious vegetarian dinner with a recipe card with colorful step by step instructions or a prepared lunch main. Dinner mains meal kits average HKD 115 a person while cooked lunches average around HKD 80.

Important Details:  Lunch order cut off time is 1PM, dinner order cut off time is 7:00 pm and they deliver until 9:00 pm. Free delivery for orders over HKD 400.

Green Queen Loves: Search for meals using their handy filters for vegan, gluten-free, low carb, or organic. They are also committed to sustainability: all of their containers are either recycled or biodegradable. They also save paper by emailing you the recipe (though you can pay a small fee for the printed version).

lola's lunchbox

Best for Homemade Cooking- Lola’s Lunchbox

July 2015 Update: Something Fresh is no longer operational.

Lola’s Lunchbox is a great solution for those of us who crave home cooking whilst at work! Lola is a self-taught chef who prepares all the meals herself in her home kitchen. You don’t choose your dishes, she updates the menu every week but she will adjust for dietary restrictions. A sample past menu: Ceviche (White Fish Marinated with Lime juice, Olive Oil, Tomatoes, Mango, Avocado, Shallots),  Sweet Potato Mash and French Macarons

What’s Included:  Each lunchbox contains a main dish, a side and a dessert and will set you back HKD 150- each box feeds one.

Important Details: Delivery fee is included in the price and she currently only delivers to Mid-Levels, Central, Admiralty, Wan Chai & Causeway Bay between 12-2PM.

Green Queen Loves: Nothing compares to homemade food, especially when it is made with quality, clean ingredients. All the produce, dairy, eggs and flours are organic. Meat and seafood are imported from France, Australia, Canada and Japan. She even makes the pasta by hand- just like mom!

HK Personal Chef

Best for Stocking Your Freezer – Hong Kong Personal Chef

March 2015 Update: Something Fresh is no longer operational.

For those with very limited kitchen skills or who want to keep some healthy, responsible sourced options on hand for moments when you need a quick fix after a long day day at work,  Hong Kong Personal Chef offers a great selection of ready to eat meals that you can keep in your freezer. Their focus is balanced nutrition and each dish is calibrated to give clients the optimal levels of protein, carbohydrates and fats. Standout dishes include their Moroccan Lamb Tagine and their Organic Chicken & Chorizo Risotto.

What’s Included: Grab one of their chilled or frozen meals (HKD 110 per serving) or try their Daily Healthy Package five day lunch plan which offers daily superfood-packed nutritious salads along with two snacks and a green juice every day (HKD 1, 000).

Important Details: Next day delivery for dishes from their regular menu. Free delivery for orders over HKD 500.

Green Queen Loves: They make everything from scratch from their chicken broth to their dried fruit. They offer a Green Monday option for those who want to go meatless once a week. All of their ingredients are sourced with the utmost care and with an eye for quality and sustainably- lamb from New Zealand, organic chicken and Tasmanian veggies.

secret ingredient

Best for Healthy Gourmet – Secret Ingredient

Many a gourmet dinner party hostess has Secret Ingredient to thank when guests applaud her kitchen skills. The company pioneered the meal kit concept in Hong Kong a few years ago and their recipes offer home cooks with little or no experience the chance to put together meals with a distinctly haute cuisine bent such as Chilli-crusted Grass Fed Tenderloin over Quinoa-Black Bean Salad & Fresh Tomato Salsa. Bonus: some of the dishes are designed by well known Hong Kong Chefs!

What’s Included: Everything you need to prepare a dinner main, which includes a protein, vegetables and a grain for HKD 150 per person, though some dishes require a minimum order of two portions (around HKD 250). with recipe cards that are really easy to follow.

Green Queen Loves: Secret Ingredient‘s focus is premium ingredients- all their meat is grass fed and their chicken is free range. They also have a great selection of low-carb, dairy-free and gluten-free dishes. Their greenest feature? They use biodegradable packaging made out of earth-friendly corn.

Important Details: Order before 5PM for Hong Kong Island or 12-3PM for Kowloon/Southside. They deliver from 3PM to 8PM at your office or home. Free delivery for orders over HKD 400.

fresh to go

Best for Asian Organic – Fresh To Go

Fresh To Go delivers dinner meal kits with a menu of traditional Cantonese cuisine classics including Iberico BBQ Pork and Stir Fry Squid with Mustard Greens. Great for those of us who miss Grandma’s cooking but want premium ingredients.

What’s Included: Order Premium or Supreme dinner sets (HKD 300- 550) for two that include all the ingredients you need for a main, a soup and two sides or go a la carte. Easy to follow recipe instructions included.

Green Queen Loves: Veggies are local organic, meats and chicken are imported organic, the packaging is unbleached recycled card and they use filtered water. Green all around!

Important Details: Order before 11 am for same day delivery between 4PM to 7PM. Free delivery for orders over HKD 350.

Crave Healthy Food

Best for Tailored Detox Plans – Crave Healthy Food

Crave Healthy Food offers tailored programs based on food experts and nutritionists to create the right program for you.  After an initial fitness and diet assessment, a health program is designed which fitness sessions, coaching and meal delivery comprising of juices, smoothies, snacks and meals. Crave Healthy Food also offers al la carte meals, a wide selection of ready-to-eat meals that includes not just  lunch and dinner options but healthy breakfast choices as well.  Choices include Kale Gratin, Roasted Veggie Farro, and Balsamic Brussel Sprouts.

What’s Included: Full program including nutrition, fitness and coaching is HKD 7, 500 for a four week program including two meals a day plus snacks/drinks. A variety of meals are also available including breakfast for HKD 55, dinner & lunch for HKD 70, salads & starts for HKD 55, soups for HKD 45, dips & spreads for HKD 65, and desserts for HKD 55.

Important Details: A la carte meals feature free delivery for orders of two meals or more.

Green Queen Loves: Many items are organic and there are a variety of gluten-free, vegan, and low carb selections.

Homemade Foods

Bonus – Best for Babies & Kids – Homemade Foods

March 2015 Update: Something Fresh is no longer operational.

Looking for homemade healthy baby food without having to go to the store? Homemade Foods delivers purees of all varieties for your little one. Also available are toddler and “big kid” friendly foods like soups, baked potatoes, granola, homemade fish fingers and chicken nuggets. All foods are made fresh to order and have a four day shelf life but they are open to freezing the baby purees for families that are traveling.

What’s Included: Meal of your choice delivered in a recyclable cardboard box with a reusable ice pack.

Important Details: Delivery is on Tuesdays and Fridays and there is a HKD 55 fee.

Green Queen Loves: Homemade Foods uses only organic fruits and veggies and hormone free proteins. No preservatives, no added sugar, nothing nasty, just homemade goodness.


All images courtesy of Something Fresh, Lola’s Lunchbox, Hong Kong Personal Chef, Fresh to Go, Homemade Foods, and Crave Healthy Food.