If you think all the healthy eateries are only located in Central, we’re here to prove you wrong and have put together our top places to healthy eating in Admiralty and Wanchai so you can enjoy a vegan meal, eat healthy raw food or get your detox in these districts.
Great Food Hall
Great Food Hall has an excellent salad bar that you can build your own salads by picking the ingredients from a selection of vegetables and proteins (meat and cheese). If salad isn’t your thing, grab a nutritious snack, wrap, sandwich or yoghurt from the supermarket. Keep in mind, it’s not the perfect lunch spot as it’s a grab and go place with limited counter seats.
LG 1, Two Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong. Tel: 2918-9986 www.greatfoodhall.com
Lock Cha Tea House
Founded as a teahouse in 1991 by Ip Wing-chi, Lock Cha Tea House has grown to into a vegetarian dim sum place serving tasty dumplings that is lighter than your average char sui bao. The premise mirrors a Chinese teahouse with their wooden furniture, old-fashioned tables and Chinese paneled window that makes for a quiet atmosphere. It’s not all about the dim sum here, Lock Cha offers a selection of the finest teas in the world- it is a teahouse after all and tea is a great drink to detox and breakdown toxic in your body.
G/F, The K.S. Lo Gallery, Hong Kong Park, Admiralty, Hong Kong. Tel: 2801-7177 www.lockcha.com
The Petit Café
The Petit Café is located on the top of Pacific Place shopping centre right next to the taxi stand on the 4th floor. It’s a popular hot spot for people working in Pacific Place to get their lunch with colleagues but it can get crowded at times. The interior is spacious but seating is limited so most people sit on the outdoor terrace with views of the skyscrapers. The Petit Café is a great for a classy yet affordable lunch with a range of healthy yet delicious sandwiches and salads.
Shop 407, L4, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong. Tel: 2918-9293
Toss & Turn Salad Bar
Toss & Turn (T&T) is under the Cedele Group, a group of healthy eateries in Singapore using natural healthy ingredients. At T&T, you’ll find ingredients made with no chemicals, zero preservatives and additives. There’s a huge choice of ingredients to choose from at the salad bar like brown rice, quinoa, cous cous, and grilled chicken. If you’re craving something more satisfying and filling, get their mean wraps or sandwiches (with 50% less fat slim fit dressing) and soups.
Shop 3, B3, Three Pacific Place, 1 Queen’s Road East, Admiralty, Hong Kong.
Tel: 2633-8312 www.tossnturnsalad.com
Beef & Liberty
Located on Star Street, Beef & Liberty is a popular burger joint that serves meat made from 100% grass-fed Australian beef. The burgers here taste juicy and flavourful without being greasy and fatty – everything a decent burger should be. If you’re on a strict diet, opt for a burger bowl, a burger served with salad instead of a bun.
2/F, 23 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Tel: 2881-3009 www.beef-liberty.com
Bread & Beast
Bread & Beast debuted in 2014 at farmers’ markets, festivals including Clockenflap and catered at events like Lane Crawford before launching their first brick and mortar restaurant in September 2015. The eatery specialises in sandwiches with 3 ingredients: bread, meat, and pickles. Everything is sourced from local vendors to make sure everything is fresh and the décor draws inspiration from a bakery (bread) and a butcher shop (beast) which makes for a casual nice neighborhood place.
Green Common is a supermarket selling superfoods, fresh produce, snacks, cooking ingredients and other non-food supplies. Compared to the usual supermarkets, Green Common go the extra mile to provide product information shelves such as the country of origin, benefits of the ingredients and explains if the item is gluten-free, vegan, raw and fair-trade. A great place to pick up fresh juices or a light snack during breaks.
Green Veggies is casual local diner serving home-style Chinese vegetarian dishes like pan-fried green beans with imitation meat. The portions are very generous and lunches start from HKD$45 including 2 dishes. We loved the vegetarian version of the char siu bao made from soy meat with a coating of sweet sauce that didn’t taste too heavy nor oily.
It’s relatively easy to find a fresh sushi around every corner in Hong Kong these days. However for vegetarians, it is a different story. That’s why we love Isoyoa, a vegetarian Japanese restaurant that’s simple and casual. Food is light but filling without compromising on quality and flavour. Upon arrival, we’re presented with a fixed lunch menu (HKD$98) or a 10-course dinner set (HKD$300). One of the signature dishes is the beancurd hotpot that’s delicious and full of flavour.
Tucked away on the streets of Luard Road in Wan Chai is Khana Khazana, Hong Kong’s first Indian Vegetarian Restaurant. This place serves traditional Indian vegetarian meals from Tandoori dishes to a variety of curries. There’s over 20 types of curries to chose from and over 8 types of rice that’s made with the freshest of herbs and ingredients.
Loving Hut is a well-known Taiwanese vegetarian restaurant serving traditional Asian cuisine like Singaporean Laksa. The main entrance is next a sushi express shop and upon entering, you’ll see the menu displayed on the wall. It’s a self-service restaurant where you pay and wait for your number to be called for food. Loving Hut delivers dishes with imitation meat and faux seafood like pork chops made from tofo, beef made from mushroom and there’s plenty of vegan baked goods.
The Star Street region is full of hip independent restaurants and we found Maya Café on Moon Street. Maya Cafe is a cute little café serving vegetarian cuisine with a Mediterranean twist. With white walls, simple decor and basic furniture, the focus at Maya is the food. The food focuses on raw, vegan and organic ingredients that’s gluten-free. Chose from fantastic vegetarian hot dishes like pumpkin and carrot soup to quinoa salad to the gluten-free muffins and a range of fresh juices.
Ovocafé serves vegetarian dishes like salads, soups, wraps and comfort food like pizza and all day breakfasts. Upon entering the cafe, we feel like we’ve walked into a garden centre thanks to the interior details. Most of the decor is adorned with trees and plants- successfully nailing the theme of eco-lifestyle.