Welcome to our new bi-monthly column about all things plant-based dining in Hong Kong. The city has become such an exciting destination for hungry herbivores of late, with openings and menu launches happening weekly. Omnis get roundups everywhere else so Green Queen thought it was high time for veggies to get a regular dedicated update of their own. Enjoy!
Sha Tin 18 Year Of The Omnipork Menu
Sha Tin 18 created a celebratory CNY menu based around vegan minced pork alternative Omnipork with dishes like Wok-friend Plant-Based Meat, Glass Noodles, Coriander & Soya Sauce (pictured) and Stir-Fried Plant-Based Meat, Cucumber, Preserved Olive Paste and Plant-based Meat Dumplings with Sichuan Chilli and it has proven so popular that they have made it permanent.
Sha Tin 18, Hyatt Regency Sha Tin, 4/F, 18 Chak Cheung St, Ma Liu Shui, Sha Tin.
Tai Tai Pie Pies Vegan Pies
Veteran pie makers Tai Tai Pie Pies have just announced two new vegan pies at their Pie Counter in GREAT Food Hall. They partnered with leading meat alternative brands, Beyond Meat and Omnipork to create a Beyond Meat Aussie Mince Pie and an Omnipork Italian Sausage Roll. According to founder RJ Asher, “So good, they have even fooled me.”
Order online at Tai Tai Pie Pies or grab them at GREAT Food Hall, Pacific Place, LG 1, Two Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty.
Igloo Dessert Bar New Almond Milk Gelato
Craving vegan gelato? You can now satisfy your frozen urges at Igloo Dessert Bar (famous for their just-launched White Rabbit Candy gelato, note: not vegan) thanks to their new vegan spring line made from their almond milk base, flavours include blood orange, pineapple, lime, coconut water, dark chocolate and charcoal black.
Igloo Dessert Bar, Central, Shop C, Lower Deck, Pier 7 Star Ferry, Central.
Holly Brown Vegan Gelato
Not to be outdone, Central cafe Holly Brown also debuted three new flavours of dairy-free gelato: milk tea, chocolate and vanilla and bonus: you can order your preferred choice with vegan waffles!
Holly Brown, 22 Stanley Street, Central.
New Plant Dishes At Genie Juicery
After introducing new juices and salads and upping the ante with their switch to glass bottles earlier this year, Genie Juicery has just launched 30 new healthy plant-forward dishes including Veggie Sushi (a fish-less take on maki rolls), Watermelon Jerky (made from the fruit- pictured), Rocky Road snack bites and much more.
Genie Juicery, Shop 2096B, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central.
Woodlands Dedicated Vegan Menu
Hong Kong’s oldest Indian vegetarian restaurant recently underwent a refurb, which included created a dedicated vegan menu to remove any uncertainties for all you dosa lovers out there. We also LOVE their new alcohol-free wine offering- read our full review.
Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Restaurant, P1, MTR exit, Tsim Sha Tsui Wing On Plaza UG16-17 62 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Green Common Tuen Mun Opens
David Yeung and his team are relentless in their quest to bring healthy, plant-based foods to the masses, and with the recent opening of Green Common Tuen Mun (their sixth location in just over three years), they are well on their way. Expect the same varied range of vegan groceries, meat & dairy alternatives and their popular cafe offering. The team have also debuted a new ‘shop within a shop’ Green Common concept at TASTE of Festival Walk and at TASTE Tung Chung late last year.
Green Common Tuen Mun, The Parkville, Shop 7-11, G/F, 88 Tuen Mun Heung Sze Wui Road,Tuen Mun.
Impossible Foods 2.0 Now At 150+ Restaurants
We already shared the good news about the foodtech company’s award-winning Vol.2 meat alternative, now wheat-free and gluten-free, which officially launched in Hong Kong a few weeks ago but get ready to see the bleeding patty on many more menus around town as they announce new dining partners like Castelo Concepts’ Wagyu on Wyndham (now serving a Kungfu Kick Burger and Impossible Italian Sausage Pizza – note: dishes are vegetarian, not vegan), as well as Triple O’s, Classified and Aussie Grill by Outback. Burger lovers can also enjoy Impossible 2.0 at Beef & Liberty.
Ed. Note: Restaurants serving Impossible Foods do not necessarily have vegan dish options unless we specifically call it out in our coverage. Please make sure to check in advance with the establishment.
Lead photo courtesy of Green Common.