Hong Kong Healthy Food News October 2017 – New Healthy Lunch Spots & Veggie Burgers

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Grassroots Pantry and Green Common are finally teaming up – starting October 23, Chef Peggy Chan’s Hollywood Road eatery will serve up the world-changing Beyond Meat Burger with a Sichuan mala twist and a side of lotus root chips.


Central crafted tea spot Flamingo Bloom only just launched this past July but it’s been such a hit that their second location (and new flagship) will open its doors on Cameron Road on October 28 for more gorgeous loose leaf floral tea drinks.


If you have vegan friends, you’ve probably seen this photo already circulation all over your Facebook feed- the plant-based crowd is going nuts (!) for Sheung Wan newbie Veggi Monster‘s Burger In Black. They also have salad boxes, healthy wraps, kombucha and Happy Cow ice cream on the menu. And did we mention there are 3 other delicious burgers on the menu.


Local Vegan & Vegetarian health food shop & cafe chain Green Common is opening its sixth location in Tseung Kwan O’s Park Central on November 8, showing Hong Kong’s ever-growing appetite for all things healthy and plant-based and continuing to validate all the great work from their sister organization Green Monday.


Hong Kong chefs everywhere have been using Bread Elements to wow patrons on the bread basket front for years and now Hong Kongers get access to baker Gregoire Michaud’s full menu with the opening of his new bakery cafe concept in Wan Chai in mid-November- the menu will feature breads, pastries, sandwiches and drinks.


Quarry Bay is starting to become a haven for healthy folk, not least thanks to the opening of Hawkr, a new takeaway concept that celebrates South East Asian street food flavors- think fresh, nutritious takes on traditional favorites such as Javanese rendang, Thai popiah wrap and Vietnamese rainbow salad.


A charming new shop tucked away on a fourth floor in Sheung Wan, FruitDay serves up colorful salads, soups, smoothies, cold-pressed juices, homemade fruit teas and toasts for anyone who needs their five-a-day.

Lead photo courtesy of Veggi Monster Facebook, all other photos from Facebook pages of each company.


  • Sonalie Figueiras

    2021 Women of Power, 2019 GEN T Honoree, V Label Global Hero, 2 x TEDx Speaker: Serial social entrepreneur & trends forecaster Sonalie Figueiras is a sustainability expert, food futurist and eco-powerhouse who has been inspiring global audiences for over a decade with practical steps on how to fight climate change. Known as the Green Queen of Asia, she is the founder and Editor in Chief of the award-winning Green Queen - the region’s first impact media platform that educates millions of readers on the connection between health, sustainability and the environment and showcases future solutions. She is also the co-founder and CEO of organic sourcing platform Ekowarehouse and climate tech SaaS Source Green, which helps consumer brands quit plastic packaging thanks to proprietary plastic reduction software. In addition, Sonalie is a global keynote speaker and an advisor to multiple mission-driven startups and NGOs, and a venture partner to several VC funds.

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