SpiceBox Organics Debuts New Organic Cafe Menu To Delicious Fanfare
SpiceBox Organics has quietly rolled out a new signature spring café menu that has us shouting from the rooftops with glee. Filled with fresh, nutritious recipes, there is something on the menu for all types of hungry healthsters alike: from their vibrant organic salads to their gluten-free vegan chili to their traditional Biryani dish with a paleo twist, not to mention the vegan lasagna and the assortment of raw and paleo desserts.
“We have been working alongside our store patrons, corporate customers, in-house consultants, F&B operations team and even product vendors to get this spread ready,” enthuses Spicebox Organics founder Punam Chopra of the month-long project. “Based on their feedback, we made some changes and improvements [to the menu] that I think people are really going to enjoy!” Indeed, the new dishes are light and delicious, and sure to be a hit! Below, Green Queen gives you the full lowdown on Spicebox’s brand new menu.
Dietary Key: (GF) Gluten-Free; (V) Vegan; (P) Paleo; (D) Dairy
Daily Organic Selection
Baked Mac and Cheese with Side Salad, HKD60 (D)(GF)
These cheesy ‘Mac and Cheese’ squares are made using gluten-free quinoa pasta baked with fresh seasonal vegetables and served with a side salad of crunchy red cabbage topped with sesame seeds.
Wholewheat Baked Samosas – Set of 2, HKD75 (V)
Whole wheat pasty samosas are stuffed with organic sweet potato, peas and their special house blend of spices, served with the perfect accompaniment, a tamarind chutney dip.
Roti Roll Stuffed with Grilled Tofu and Mushrooms, HKD66 (V)
A vegan take on a traditional Indian street-food dish, the Kathi roll, this SpiceBox twist uses organic multigrain yeast-free flatbread, stuffed with tandoori tofu and mushrooms cooked in cold-pressed coconut oil. Seasoned with red onions and a mint/cilantro chutney, this was a Green Queen fave!
Cashew Lasagna with side salad, HKD66 (V)(GF)
One of the more inventive dishes on the menu, organic soybean lasagna sheets (from local HK brand Gafell!) are layered with tofu, cashew cheese and spinach bechamel. You won’t be missing dairy when you take a bite of this.
Paleo Biryani, HKD99 (GF)(P)
The classic biryani is Layered with cauliflower rice, this deliciously filling dish is made with eggplant and onion, laced in SpiceBox’s special biryani spice mix.
Kale and Roasted Beetroot Salad, HKD78 (V)
This was our absolute favorite salad: organic kale and roasted beetroot dressed with cold-pressed olive oil and lemon juice. It doesn’t get more simple and satisfying.
Kale and Pasta Salad, HKD68 (V)
Organic curly kale and gluten-free red lentil pasta glazed in a simple house dressing and topped with nutritious hemp seeds? Yes please! Could a dish be more on trend?
Warm Sprouts and Vegetable Salad, HKD78 (V)
Freshly sprouted green mat beans and black-eyed peas are steamed then tossed with seasonal vegetables, roasted cumin and pink Himalayan salt- this warm salad is packed with sprout goodness!
Quinoa and Vegetable Salad, HKD78 (V)
Fresh organic quinoa salad made with crunch veggies and tossed with organic turmeric and cumin seeds- this light, healthy and delicious salad can be served warm or cold.
All Day Breakfast
Spanish Omelet, HKD70 (D)(P)
Made with two whipped organic eggs, sweet potatoes and onions, and served with a side salad, we would eat this omelet for lunch everyday if we could. Le sigh.
Overnight Gluten-Free Oats, HKD75 (GF)(V)
A SpiceBox special oat mix featuring dates, freeze-dried bananas, cacao powder, hemp protein and chia seeds, all left overnight to soak and blend in almond milk. The tasty consistency is more filling than even traditional oatmeal, and the nutritional profile gets a boost thanks to the hemp protein.
Coconut Wonder Chia Seed Parfait, HKD60 (GF)(V)(P)
Parfaits have been our go-to breakfasts as of late and SpiceBox’s Coconut Wonder is at the top of our list. Chia seeds with coconut milk, maple syrup, berries and SpiceBox nut granola? So yum!
Match Madness Chia Seed Parfait, HKD70 (GF)(V)
All of your superfood faves in one convenient cup: chia seeds with matcha powder, honey, almond milk, cacao powder and fresh strawberries.
Raw Carrot Cake, HKD45 (GF)(V)(P)
A raw vegan take on a classic favorite: carrots, almonds, pecans, coconut oil, coconut cream and oats…What healthy carrot cake dreams are made of! This treat, as well as the raw brownie below are handmade by life coach and vegan chef Nathalie Sommers.
Raw Brownie, HKD45 (GF)(V)(P)
As big traditional brownie fans, we were pleasantly surprised at how incredibly rich and satisfying these raw babies were, despite having only four ingredients: walnuts, pecans, dates and coconut oil.
SpiceBox Style Apple Crumble, HKD65 (GF)
A British classic served up with a SpiceBox spin, this yummy crumble is made with apples, superfood gluten-free cereal, almond flour, coconut sugar, maple syrup, ghee, and a heavenly holiday spice blend.
Chocolate Cupcake, HKD45 (GF)(V)
A guilt-free treat consisting of the vegan baking trio brown rice flour, potato starch and topped with a whipped dark chocolate frosting made from coconut milk and olive oil, the chocolate cupcake, and the carrot one below, are made by local GF bakery The Cake Minstrel.
Carrot Cupcake, HKD45 (GF)(V)
This delectable dessert is made with a batter of fava flour, sorghum flour, potato starch, and tapioca starch, not to mention shredded carrots. The frosting is a veritable coconut frenzy, a combination of coconut milk, coconut milk powder, coconut flour, organic coconut oil, vanilla extract and lemon juice. Try saying that five times fast.
Paleo Poppy Seed Cake, HKD45 (GF)(P)
A light and fluffy paleo-friendly poppy seed cake made with eggs, coconut oil and almond flour, this makes for an ideal low-carb breakfast choice.
Paleo Chocolate Cake, HKD45 (GF)(P)
It’s hard to believe that this decadent cake is made from just eggs, coconut oil, almond flour, cacao, honey, coconut cream and dark chocolate frosting. Impressively good!
Detox Mixed Greens Smoothies, HKD78
Kale, apple, cucumber, celery, moringa leaf powder, lemon, ginger, coconut water and chia seeds…Loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, this supergreen blend is an excellent daily drink.
Energize Smoothie, HKD70
Our favorite smoothie of them all, the Energize blends cacao, banana, almond milk, almond butter and zesty spice mix to give you a real pick-me-up buzz.
Power Protein Smoothie, HKD70
Made with NuZest strawberry pea protein, berries, almond milk and chai spice mix, this amino-acid replenishing smoothie is the perfect post-workout refueling drink.
Editor’s Note: the entire new menu is only available at SpiceBox Organics‘ Caine Road and Kennedy Town locations; the Sai Ying Pun only stocks a limited selection of grab and go offerings. You can also order most of it for delivery using FoodPanda and Deliveroo, and Spicebox also works with food waste reduction platform Food Savior.
All photos courtesy of Green Queen