With a huge variety of cuisines and amazing street stalls, anyone who appreciates food (so most of us) can probably verify that Hong Kong is the place to be.
Although less prominent, healthy restaurants and cafes are slowly emerging and becoming more mainstream. Fortunately for us, this makes guilt-free, delicious and wholesome foods easier to find.
Here are some of TMS’ recommendations around the city.
Since 2012, MANA! has set out with the mission to serve delicious foods sustainably and responsibly with “zero waste.” And their mantra, “We’re not on the planet for business, we’re in business for the planet,” says it all.
Their signature Zaatar Flats ready-to-go give customers the option to create their own oven-baked flatbread with 40 toppings to choose from. Not only that, but their variety of veggie burgers and salads will leave you begging for more!
Once you’re done with your meal, MANA! gathers all the food scraps & biodegradable packaging and sends it to a facility to be transformed into compost, so you can enjoy your meal knowing that afterward, nothing is wasted.
If you’re looking to dine in for a fancier occasion, Oolaa is a TMS favorite. With three locations scattered around the city, although their menu isn’t entirely healthy, they certainly do provide a variety of vegan and vegetarian options on their menu that you can gorge on guilt-free!
Oolaa is most popular for their brunches and their tasty avocado toast washed down with their Green Goddess smoothie is a must-try combo! If you want to enjoy an open seating area to complete the perfect brunch experience, be sure to check out their Soho location.
Treehouse’s flatbreads, veggie burgers and bowls are to die for thanks to Chef Christian Mongendre.
The restaurant captures the taste of Tel Aviv with their Savanna burgers and falafels. On top of that, they have also created their own line of healthy juices and detox drinks inspired by the flavors of Thailand. And, if the convenient, vegan-friendly and gluten-free menu isn’t enough to pull you in, we can promise that the rustic-chic vibe of their Central location will definitely leave you with pictures deemed “Instagram-worthy.”
Address: Shop 1, Ground Floor, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong Number: +852 3791 2277
While the current travel ban may be stopping us from traveling to Hawaii, you don’t need to deprive your palate from the adventure.
If you find yourself wanting a taste of Hawaiian cuisine, you can find your Ohana at Pololi. This Hawaiian-inspired eatery is Hong Kong’s first poké chain and serves tasty traditional rice bowls and sushi rolls. Pololi also offers protein-packed platters for the meat lovers out there with a choice between rice and salad. With more than 30 different poké options, you’re bound to find something you love!
Lucky for you, if you’re craving something sweet after a delicious poké bowl, there’s no need to venture too far. Right beside Pololi, Central, you’ll find refreshing and freshly made acai bowls. As Hong Kong’s first dedicated acai cafe, the options are not only unique but also diverse.
If you’re trying to opt for a healthier option, instead of heading for ice-cream, Supabowl is a much healthier alternative that is free of both artificial ingredients and added sugars. Simply choose a size, a base (acai, pitaya or protein) and several toppings of your choice and Voila – you’ve got your sugar fix for the day!
Hidden in the alleyways of Central, is a lesser-known, flexitarian restaurant that is best-known for serving nourishing hearty salads.
Despite its large vegetarian selection, Kale also offers white meat such as chicken and seafood. Even for those with a highly particular diet, this hidden-gem can probably cater to that with their non-microwaved, vegan, pescetarian, low carbs and garlic/onion-free options.
Address: G/F, 26 Li Yuen Street West, Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Number: +852 2511 1777
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