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It’s almost the end of 2021 and there are still heaps of pop-up events and restaurants around Hong Kong. With that, what better way to spice up the end of the year than checking out a pop-up event with new collaborations and seasonal dishes?
We’ve rounded up five pop-ups you won’t want to miss out on this month.
Cookie Smiles Charity Pop-Up
Cookie Smiles, a social enterprise under the Edible Artists Global Academy Association (EAGAA), is an online fundraising platform selling cookies with the mission of supporting the disadvantaged. From December 6-23, Cookie Smiles has partnered with JOYCE to give back to the community with a festive treat – Gingerbread for Good!
Starring 12 celebrity chefs that have designed their own gingerbread treats, this pop-up event features classic flavor combinations like Ando’s “Grumpy Mojo,” a maple syrup gingerbread man, to other creative flavors like Cookie DPT’s combination of red velvet cookie dough and traditional gingerbread flavors.
Aside from their pop-up event, when you’re craving cookies but can’t be bothered to go outside, make sure to grab some online from Cookie Smiles, where you can treat yourself and help others simultaneously.
Address: Joyce, G/F, New World Tower, Central
Brick Lane Deli
Brick Lane is bringing Hong Kongers an authentic British comfort food experience. Inspired by the vibe of Brick Lane in East London, Brick Lane’s restaurants and pop-ups replicate the aesthetic and energy of their East London namesake.
Just in time for Christmas, in addition to its original all-day breakfast menu, Brick Lane Deli in Sha Tin is hosting a London Street Food Festival via pop-up stall featuring dishes like the Grilled Raclette Smoked Ham Toastie, Grilled Raclette Chips and more London street foods for you to savor.
Address: Shop 126, 1/F, New Town Plaza Phase 1, Sha Tin, New Territories
Available from December 11 to January 2, Aurora Lab is bringing the first northern-light themed dining experience to the pulse in Repulse Bay. Enjoy an interactive fine-dining experience in tucked-away huts, which allow you to take in the simulated aurora. Featuring an “unobstructed 180-degree panorama” of the sea, a “sea of lights” and snow at night, the pop-up’s array of colors bring the ambience while dining.
Choose between the three-course Arctic Dinner from 5-7 p.m. for HK$988 or the four-course Aurora Dinner from 7.30-10 p.m. for HK$1,288 (except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, where the Arctic Dinner and Aurora Dinner are HK$1,688 and HK$1,988, respectively). The Northern Lights may normally be a bit out of reach for Hong Kongers, but you can experience their magic right here in the city this month.
Address: R/F, East Wing, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay
Holy Bake’s newest pop-up is the perfect stop for handmade scones. Holy Bake proudly says, “Our scones are made of 0% preservatives and 100% love.” By donating 30% of all profits to charities focusing on local vulnerable groups, Holy Bake doesn’t just serve scones but also love and support for everyone in the community.
From December 1 until February 28, 2022, you can check out Holy Bake’s signature scones and exclusive flavors (don’t miss out on the upcoming Christmas specials and holiday sets) at ifc mall. The pop-up store also accepts preorders and pickups, so you can message Holy Bake directly on Instagram (@holybakehk) for more information.
Address: LA2, Podium One, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central
Tong Chong Street Market’s Coffee Festival
The Tong Chong Street Market (TCSM) has bimonthly festivals to advocate for eco-living and promote healthy living and sustainability through food. This month brings their Coffee Festival, where you can find renowned coffee shops like the tech-savvy Flash Coffee and excellent coffee pairings, like NINETYs exclusive Berry Christmas Bagel and Yoffee yogurt cup.
You can also find festive comfort foods like Hong Kong-style smoked meats served by Big D’s to satisfy your holiday cravings. Utensil rental services are available, and if you bring your own cup, you can enjoy a HK$5 discount at designated stalls.
Address: G/F, One Taikoo Place, Tong Chong Street, Quarry Bay
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