Here today, gone tomorrow. Wait. Or did they just move down the block?! New restaurant openings, relaunches, and relocations is the norm in Hong Kong. Some of your favorite healthy eats have expanded their locations, a couple have moved to new digs, while a crop of new entrepreneurial eco-conscious enterprises are setting foot in the 852. For all things Green Queen, here is Hong Kong’s healthy new dining roundup.
A new organic vegetable delivery service, Ratatouille offers fresh and healthy veggies direct from organic and sustainable farms in northern Thailand. Deliveries take place on Thursdays each week and orders need to be placed before Mondays at 1PM. Customize your order with each box delivery. Ratatouille only delivers to Hong Kong Island at the moment. For delivery fees, click here.
100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong; +852 6110 1538, firstname.lastname@example.org
HK’s original juicery, Genie Juicery has opened up its first Kowloon pop-up store at Langham Place in Mong Kok. The store touts its famed daily fresh cold-pressed juices, super food smoothies, cold brew coffees, protein shakes, probiotic drinks and hot vegan coffee, but is adding five new juices especially for Langham – Fire Fox, Ladybug, Berry Nice, Leap Frog and Mellow Yellow. Genie Juicery is currently offering a grand opening special offer on all cold-pressed juices only for its Langham location so get down there fast!
Langham Place, Shop K403, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok; +852 5547 1133.
Sheung Wan sandwich and salad fave, Knead HK, has opened up another location in Quarry Bay. The ‘build your own’ sandwich and salad concept features tons of vegan and veggie-friendly options (artichokes, beetroot spread, and grilled eggplants) and healthy breads like rye, quinoa & grains, and even a gluten-free option. It’s the next best thing to packing your own lunch, at affordable prices.
G/F, 18 Hoi Kwong Street, Quarry Bay; +852 2856 2911.
Formerly in Quarry Bay, popular poke shop Aloha has just relocated to Soho. Combining traditional Hawaiian cuisine classics with a Japanese twist, this chef-driven hotspot creates simple and addictive food using the highest grade of fish and best quality ingredients in a fast casual dining atmosphere.
51 Graham Street, Central; +852 9386 8984
Hailing from Germany, Foodspring has made its way to Hong Kong to enthusiastic nutritionists, sport experts and athletes. Taking sports nutrition to the next level, Foodspring offers organic, vegan, gluten-free and traceable fitness foods- think protein powder, supplements, snacks & bars, muesli and beverages.
The newest snack box subscription service, LightSpoon aims to give Hong Kongers handcrafted healthy snacks. With over 30 natural snacks to choose from, every product contains no artificial sweeteners, flavors, MSG or preservatives. Choose from their monthly subscription and get 10 or 20 varieties of guilt-free snacks, or choose a la carte. Free self-pick up or free delivery with purchase of over HKD 600.
3A, 401 Lockhart Road, Winner Commercial Building, Wan Chai; +852 9285 6877. Order online here.
Featuring organic salads, shakes and meals made from its namesake, KALE HK has relaunched to a co-share space with the Causeway Bay LGBT social club, Circo. Restaurant by day from 11AM – 4PM, the former Central locale services from the bar 4PM and onwards. We love the delicious salad boxes!
22/F, OLIV, 15 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay; email@example.com.
Püra Vïda Hong Kong
An online clean food delivery service based in Jakarta, Püra Vïda has landed in HK to showcase its über popular overnight oats, aptly titled NÖCHE. Featuring 5 all natural flavors (we are big fans of the Chunky Monkey!), these convenient ready-to-eat breakfast, snack, or meal replacements are packed with good carbs, healthy fats and proteins, and zero added sugar.
After their successful succession of pop-up shops last year, The Cakery is getting ready to open up their second permanent location at The Lankmark in early April. The first, opened back in February at Lee Garden Two, offers a wide range of healthy baked goods (think cupcakes and cakes) made from nutrient-rich ingredients that are low in refined sugar with gluten-, wheat-, and dairy-free variations. They also expanded into baking sourdough baguettes and healthy savory items like gluten-free and vegan bread, sandwiches, pasta, salad and organic coffee are also served.
Lee Garden Two, Shop 124, 28 Yin Ping Road, Causeway Bay; +852 6683 3833
Landmark Atrium, Shop 350, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central; +852 6683 3833
The Tuck Shop
Happy Valley just got a little happier via The Tuck Shop. A healthy take on its moniker, the shop stocks an array of organic, gluten-free, sugar-free, vegetarian, and free trade US and UK confectionary and snacks: you’ll find popular brands like Proper Corn, Free’ist Sugar-Free marshmallows, Eat Real, and Chippa. There are also grocery items like gluten-free pasta, condiments (like tomato ketchup, mayo, and brown sauce), and cake mixes available.
G/F, 5 Yuen Yuen Street, Happy Valley; +852 2901 1290.
A newcomer but firm favorite in the Italian food world, Nativa Food makes gluten-free foods by using teff (an ancient grain that is native to Ethiopia and naturally gluten-free) flour in all its products. Sold through online specialty grocer, Profood, Nativa Food’s bronze-cut pasta is wholegrain, slow dried and remains al-dente, unlike many other gluten-free pastas out there. Nativa also stock biscuits, Italian classics like grissini and jam tarts. It’s a game-changing product line for those living la vida SANS gluten.
Blend & Grind
Jonny Rees of Blended, the deliciously fresh and natural smoothies pop up outfit, has finally found a permanent home in Mid-Levels. Renamed Blend & Grind, the new dog-friendly location will combine Rees’ homespun smoothies, specialty coffee from Redback and pastries, not to mention a line of healthy takeaway breakfast options likes chia seed yogurts, protein balls and muesli pots. There’s even an outdoor space for you to enjoy your drink in the sunshine with your pooch!
1 Princes Terrace, Mid-Levels, Central; +852 2887 3272.
Fit Eat In
Fit Eat In, a new fitness concept, is looking to transform one-hour lunch breaks into a effective and efficient workout followed by an organic meal to go. Clients meet in Hong Kong Park (in exercise garb with your water and towel ready to go) for some high-intensity interval training (HIIT) before being delivered your boxed lunch provided by healthy fast food Supafood. Shower and changing facilities are available free of charge at the Hong Kong Park Sports Centre.
Tai Chi Court, Hong Kong Park, Central, +852 9507 7774, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos courtesy of Pura Vida (lead), Aloha Restaurant, KALEHK, The Cakery and Blend & Grind.