Urban bakeryFor an affordable healthy lunch at the Landmark, head to Urban Bakery (also part of Maxim’s group). With sleek interiors inspired by London Street culture, Urban Bakery is set in a cozy yet urban dining space with walls designed by Portuguese Graffiti Artist Vhils. Urban Bakery is a great place to pick up a healthy salad box for lunch in Central but they are better known for their freshly baked croissant.
Shop 322, 3/F, Landmark Atrium, 12-16 Des Voeux Rd. Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 3565-4320
Fish & MeatHidden away on the on the corner of Wyndham Street and Glenealy is Fish & Meat. This trendy restaurant offers simple seafood and meat dishes with fresh ingredients that nourishes your body. The kitchen is helmed by chef Russell Doctrove, who has over 10 years of experience cooking in some of top restaurants in the world including Michelin-starred restaurant Gordon Ramsey, and Amber to name a few. The menu focuses on farm-to-table ingredients to create rustic-style dishes with fish and meat options.
32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2565-6788 www.fishandmeat.hk
Genie JuiceryGenie Juicery has been the talk of the town for a while for their juice cleanse programs which lasts for multiple days. Detoxers drink strictly juices to cleanse their bodies of nasties. Designed for busy city-dwellers keep fit on the go to stay healthy with no added fuss. For those who don’t’ want a cleanse program, you can visit their juice bar at IFC where you can pick up juices, smoothies and healthy snacks like raw granola.
2096B, ifc Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2803-0369 www.geniejuicery.com
Mana! Fast Slow FoodLocated on the steep slopes of Wellington Street is Mana, a small cafe for health junkies looking for vegetarian grab-and-go meals with gluten-free options. Mana Raw is a smaller version of the original Mana, just a few steps away at 97 Wellington Street. Each item on the menu is packed full of nutritional goodness. Their speciality, toasted wraps offers over 15 choices of fillings from grilled vegetable, humus, falafel to salad. Or get their delicious tofu burger for hearty satisfying meal. With yoghurt bowls full of vitamins like acai berries, raw granola and cacao and healthy juices and drinks like the wheatgrass shot, Mana is one of the most popular places for healthy eaters, be prepared to wait as their lunch queue is usually very long.
92 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong. Tel:2581-1611 www.mana.hk
Nood Food Nood is Pure Fitness’s new health food cafe that opened in 2015 to cater to Pure Fitness’s members and also the demand for healthy food amongst the expats living in Midlevels. Located on the ground floor of Pure Fitness Centre in the middle of Soho next to the Midlevels escalators, Nood is conveniently located so you can grab a healthy meal on the way to work. Gym members can grab a protein shake or a vitamin packed juiced after their workout. There is a hot food section and salads bar where you can pack a healthy lunch to work and a prepackaged food section for grab and go healthy snacks and juices. The bar opens from 7am till late.
32 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 8199-8189 www.allnood.com
1-3 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Tel: www.kale.com.hk
Fresca New to Hong Kong’s healthy eating scene is Fresca, a vegetarian restaurant that just opened in late 2015 on 54 Hollywood Road. Fresca serves a selection of salad, soups and sandwiches that uses ingredients only from local farms. The location is small and seats no more than 25. The place is decked out with cute clay pieces of farm animals and glass jars with miniature gardens.
Grassroot Pantry is a hip vegetarian cafe located on Hollywood Road on Upper Shueng Wan. The place is headed up by Peggy Chan who’s very passionate about healthy eating sustainable farming and organic food. Designed like a cosy English home, the dining area is like a living room decorated with flowers, plant pots, rustic interiors, whimsical wallpaper and antique pieces. Be prepared for delicious healthy food as the menu is designed to impressed. Order a Thai vegetable curry, Japanese soba noodles or Schezuan Vegetable Stir Fry.
Anything But Salad
Inspired by Hawaiian cuisine, Pololi is a take-out joint decorated in tiki tiki themed decor like surfboards and painted waves on walls to create a Hawaiian relaxed atmosphere. The menu is all about healthy ‘poke’ sashimi bowls, which are cubes of seasoned raw tuna mix with salad, rice or both. Seating is limited at Pololi with 4 counter seats, but we saw customers eating on the steps outside.
313 Queen’s Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Tel: 2511-1106 www.pololikai.com
Sai Ying Pun
Locofama Co-founded by Chef Justin Chan, Locofama is a great place for those looking for some peace and quiet away from the busy city life to sit and read a book. We love the white walls, wooden rustic decor, open space, long wooden tables and open kitchen allowing guests to watch chefs cook. Come here for simple healthy food made from fresh intervenes and flavours are equally well balanced.
9-13 Fuk Sau Lane, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong. Tel: 2547-7668 www.locofama.com