Skip the supermarket frustrations and try some of these excellent shops and online stores offering all kinds of gourmet groceries.
Gourmet Groceries in Hong Kong – Shop in Store or Get Home Delivery
Meat, Fish, General Groceries
If you’re picky about where your meat comes from, and what’s in it, then Farmer’s Market could become your go-to butcher. This online store supplies naturally farmed, restaurant quality Australian meat and fish and offers next day delivery throughout Hong Kong, 5 days per week. This is some of the tastiest meat you’ll find in Hong Kong and all their suppliers meet strict standards of ethical and sustainable farming practices. Read our review of Farmer’s Market here.
Feather & Bone is a butcher, deli, produce shop and restaurant in one. Their meat is 100% grass-fed from Australia, while their hand-picked selection of seasonal products are imported from Europe and the US. Get your goods online or pop into one of their many storefront locations to see their beautiful cheeses and gourmet food items first-hand. The dining menu showcases their quality meat and produce with some hearty breakfasts, burgers and signature steaks.
Store locations: Sai Ying Pun, Central, Mid Levels, Wan Chai, Happy Valley
Conscious carnivores rejoice! The meat sold here embraces sustainable and ethical farming, from some of the best family-owned farms in the world. Beautiful cuts of grass-fed beef, Welsh lamb, Australian pork, and 81-day free-range chicken is prepared in-house, and the knowledgeable team can help guide novices on the various cuts on offer. Shop online (with some limitations on delivery zones) or at their stores in Sai Ying Pun and Sai Kung.
Store locations: Sai Ying Pun, Sai Kung
Another HK success story started by a couple of mums, this time it was back in 2012 when two mothers searched to feed their kids hormone and antibiotic-free meat, sustainable fish and natural foods. The grass-fed lamb, beef and fish in this online store is from New Zealand, the latter available in 100g portions sized especially for the little ones, a welcome bonus for busy families.
You can pick up most of your shopping list at Soutstream’s extensive online store that includes meat, seafood, veggies & fruit, bakery, dairy & eggs, drinks & beverages, groceries, home products, personal care, pet foods and more. The top-quality meat is brought in from Australia and New Zealand and they sell a large range of wild caught fish, as well as delicious imported fruit and veggies. Their delivery service covers most of Hong Kong, with many places receiving delivery 6 days per week.
Shop online or in store from a wide range of fresh and frozen meat and fish in addition to vegetables, dairy produce, delicious dips and sauces, we particularly love the homemade pasta sauces. The focus is on grass-fed and hormone-free meat from Australia, New Zealand and the US, and the fish and seafood is from Australian waters.
Store locations: Horizon Plaza, Mid Levels, Happy Valley
Pick up a fresh, free range Australian chicken or some 100% organic beef fillets as well as fruits & veggies, wines, craft beers, seafood, fresh bread and dairy. Surprisingly you can also choose from a fantastic selection of plant-based meat subsitutes from Beyond Meat, Omnipork and Gardein. A one-stop grocery shop with an excellent delivery service.
The offering from Tenderloin includes organic poultry, meat from New Zealand and Australia, fresh Atlantic salmon, and a range of frozen fish. You can also pick up a well-priced bottle of red or white wine, delicious cheeses, pates and even coffee beans. Oh, and caviar. If you know your Oscietra from your Beluga, this shop is for you.
The one supermarket that has made the cut into our list because it offers the best range of groceries, meat, fish, vegetables and other gourmet goodies in Hong Kong.
Store location: Pacific Place
Shop online for frozen beef, lamb, pork, shellfish or buy your own piece of Prime Black Angus beef and let the butchers dry age it for you. You can also try to replicate their famous burgers (some say the best in Hong Kong) at home with their “Ultimate Burger Set”, complete with dry aged beef burger patties, handmade baps, cheese slices and bacon. Or let them do the work for you and gather your friends together and head to their private kitchen/butchery in Aberdeen for an evening of delicious food and wine where you’ll get to see the chefs at work and try your hand in the kitchen too.
Store Locations: Wan Chai, Tsim Sha Tsui, Taikoo Place
Beef, chicken and lamb, which are all Glatt Kosher, grass-fed, antibiotic and hormone-free and sourced in Uruguay, the US, Canada and Australia. The product selection is excellent with a wide range of cuts including rib-eyes, hanger steaks, whole and diced chicken, pork steaks and mince. Check out their decent ready meal selection for those lazy nights when you can’t bear to face the stove.
Organic meat, vegetable and fruit delivery sourced from local farms in the New Territories. The range includes vegetable boxes, high quality cuts of meat, delicious jars of tomatoes, chickpeas and beans as well as condiments, wine, spirits and snacks. Delivery is available across Hong Kong. They’ll give you free delivery on purchases of $458 or more.
Italian gourmet specialities and a heaven for foodies. Their shops sell everything from extra virgin olive oil, to fruits and vegetables directly from Italy. Products are very high quality and fairly reasonably priced at several shops across Hong Kong. Their take-away menu will make your mouth water with hot pasta dishes and extensive dessert options (try the lemon tiramisu).
An online retailer specialising in artisanal foods including seafood, cured meats, cheese, oils and vinegars. Their products come from all over Europe (and Thailand) – have a look at their selection of the quirkily packaged Zotter chocolates from Austria. Their products are perfect for foodies, families, amateur and professional chefs and some for vegetarians and vegans. Minimum orders are $300 for free delivery on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon and $500 in New Territories and Discovery Bay with next day delivery if placed before 3pm; available from Monday to Saturday.
Whole salmon from Norway, Australian lobster, or if you’re so bold, geoduck clam from California and other live and chilled seafood from around the world can be delivered fresh to your home (free on orders $800 or more). Their website has handy tips on preparation and handling for seafood novices, along with simple recipes.
Spawned from My Wine Man, My Meat Man sells premium Australian beef, lamb, chicken and sausages. They’re serious about their products, which you can see from their detailed website exploring their meat’s provenance. Delivery fee is $100 or free on orders over $800. In some areas, the minimum order is $1000 for free delivery, or a $200 fee applies.
This frozen meat store in Mud Wo, South Lantau offers exceptional pricing and quality on a variety of meats including Cornish Game Hens and whole ducks imported from the USA, Canadian scallops, antibiotic-free chicken franks, fresh fish and more. They deliver to Discovery Bay Kai Tak ferry pier and you have to pick up your meat form the pier. The minimum order is $300 with a ferry fee of $20. Free delivery is provided for orders over $500. You must pay by bank transfer in advance or pay the boatman directly in exact change when you pick up your order.
Fruits and Vegetables
Run by founders Raymond and Becky Kwong and their dedicated brood, the Magic Season farm grows Chinese and western vegetables free from fertilizers, chemical pesticides or preservatives. To help get you started, they can send you a ‘newbie’ pack (first-timers only), with a selection of fresh vegetables, starting at $150. And if you want to know where the goods come from, you can tour the very farm where they grow it all.
This online store features a great selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, restaurant quality meat and deli items. They promise to bring you fresher and tastier produce than you’ll find in a typical HK supermarket because they deliver straight from their suppliers to your door in double-quick time. You can shop for local and imported produce, and there’s a good organic selection. They deliver three times per week on Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, New Territories and some Outlying Islands (or you can pick up from their store in Wong Chuk Hang), and delivery is free over $399. The nice surprise is that these goodies not only taste great but you can find some good deals on price too. Check out our review of The Fresh Supply Company here.
You may have spotted one of Farm Directs many shops situated at local MTR stations, making it quite convenient to grab a head of crispy lettuce on the commute home. They grow their veg on hydroponic farms using a state-of-the-art UV filtration technology, and they aim to reduce transportation costs and pollution in the city, so you can feel extra good when eating that salad. Also check out their decent range of organic goods like honey, sauces and coffee beans.
Shop Locations: Cityplaza, Taikoo Sheng; MTR Hong Kong Station; MTR Heng Fa Cheung; Flower Market, Mongkok; MTR Tseung Kwan O Station; MTR Mei Foo Station; MTR Tuen Mun Station
Jou Sun is a one-stop online grocer that offers same-day delivery from a variety of thoroughly vetted vendors. Choose from organic or market fresh produce, organic meats, gluten free items and sourdough bread from Eric Kayser. Delivery is free for orders over $200.
When you’re in need of Asian produce but don’t want to face the crowds at Chungking Mansions, you’ll be thankful for Spice Store. Their products run the gamut of harder-to-find Asian veg like karela (bitter gourd) and senjne phalli (drumstick), plus awesome chutneys and spices, household goods and organic grocery items. Free delivery on orders over $300.
Organic, locally produced vegetables delivered straight to your door with recipes devised by Chef Mia who brings her food expertise to give you creative ideas to make the most of your veggies. Choose from either a la carte or a mixed bag of seasonal organic vegetables for $385. Free delivery available on orders over $345 on Hong Kong Island ($450 for Kowloon and New Territories). Eat FRESH also has a line of organic products, such as pantry items including free range organic eggs, gluten-free breads , and an organic living range featuring high-quality organic essential oils.
Fresh fruit and vegetables delivered weekly, or set up a regular standing order and never worry about not having crisp lettuce in the fridge. Organic products, like premium Tasmanian cherries (larger and juicer than the ones you’re probably used to), are delivered ‘from gate to plate’ within 48 hours. All items are sourced from (yes) Tasmania, which is famous for its cool growing conditions, clean soil and fresh air.
A wide range of vegetables that varies seasonally but unlike many of the organic vegetable suppliers in Hong Kong, you can also order fruit, which is imported from Holland but well priced versus similar produce from the supermarkets. There is also a good selection of local Chinese specialty vegetables, which certainly simplifies the weekly shop.
Seasonal produce bred in fertile volcanic soil on a South Auckland farm are flown in twice a week to Hong Kong, so you can bet on getting fresh fruits and vegetables delivered to your door. Free delivery with a minimum $400 order, or pop into their store in Wan Chai and fill your basket with New Zealand rose apples or sweet stem broccoli.
Store Location: Wan Chai
This local and imported organic vegetables shop offers quality organic vegetables at a reasonable price out of a small store in Sai Ying Pun. They are known for their friendly customer service and good selection of both local and imported items. For those who can’t visit their store in San Ying Pun, they offer home delivery.
Store Location: Sai Ying Pun
WHAT’sIN specializes in supplying surprise boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables to doorsteps around Hong Kong. You can also order a 2.5 or 5kg boxes of one or two fruits or vegetables for delivery with choices such as Sicilian blood oranges, sugar loaf pineapples and tomatoes on the vine. Choices vary with the seasons, so check back often!
Held two times a week, this farmers market offers local and organic fruits and vegetables supplied by local growers. Each Sunday, the market is hosted by Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Market. The Wednesday market is arranged by SEED. Bring your own bags to tote home your goodies.
The shop for Dutch cheese in Hong Kong. Gouda aficionados will be grateful for this place, with several varieties for the choosing, along with special goat and truffle cheese. Drop by their stylish Central or Sai Kung stores for a cheese sample with matching wine.
Store Locations: Central and San Kung
More cheese, this time of the French variety. Newly-opened La Cremerie sells mature farmhouse cheese from France straight to their handsome Wan Chai shop. Lovely pâté and charcuterie are also on hand, and the friendly staff will help you decide between a pavé corrézien or crottin de Chavignol.
Store Location: Wan Chai
There’s an Italian marketplace at Fenwick Pier where you can load up on all the Italian fruits and vegetables, cheese, wine, liqueur and pasta your heart desires. Bite into juicy Italian peaches and test your cooking skills with up to eight types of Italian tomatoes. They enjoy when customers share their culinary experiences online, so you may gain a following on their social media pages.
Store Locations: Fenwick Pier, Mid-Levels, Happy Valley, Ap Lei Chau
Long-term expats and locals are very familiar with Oliver’s at the Landmark, helping us get those rare international treats we crave since 1981. Thankfully now we have so much choice in the city, as this very guide shows, but Oliver’s will remain worth a visit for gourmet food, fine wines and common products to keep your kitchen stocked. They do delivery or you can shop in person, with free parking if you spend over $500.
This is the place to look for all those unusual spices that your typical Hong Kong supermarket does not stock. They guarantee their products are pure, unadulterated and are freshly selected from this year’s crop so you can expect really fresh and vibrant flavours. Their prices are very reasonable and you can shop online for delivery throughout Hong Kong.
Supplier of high quality, organic products including groceries, spices, supplements, gluten-free goods, condiments, beauty items and more. Shop in-store in their Kennedy Town or Mid Levels shops, or online.
Store Locations: Kennedy Town and Mid-Levels
French style deli. Shop online or in store at Elements mall, Bonham Strand and find an extensive selection of wines, cheeses and deli items. French expats and cider lovers alike will be happy to know they carry La Chouette.
Store Location: Bonham Strand
European delicacies galore from French raclette cheese to Spanish spicy chorizo, everything for your tapas night or wine and cheese party is available to order online.
Specialising in fine Italian food, this online gourmet purveyor is more than a delicatessen. From a long list of cold cuts to choose from, starting at $58 for Prosciutto di San Daniele, or steeper priced white truffles (from $4500), you are spoilt for choice. Delivery is free if you spend $700 or more, otherwise it’s $70 to have the goodies delivered. They also offer a $50 discount on your first purchase of $700 or more.
Delicious bread, pastries and cakes made with unbleached flour and free of artificial ingredients or preservatives. Walk by their Happy Valley bakery and smell the goodness that wafts from the door, as they make their goods fresh on site daily. We love that all of their surplus product goes to charity, something we hope to see more local businesses do.
Have your home smelling like freshly-baked bread, without all the mess and work. Bread products are delivered to you 90% baked then quickly frozen, leaving you to pop them in your oven for fluffy brioche, crispy baguettes and savoury focaccia ready in under ten minutes. Order on Tuesdays by 5pm, and expect delivery on Friday.
Yes! Authentic New York-style bagels in Hong Kong made with a recipe passed down through generations of the Schrage family: the dough is proofed for more than 24 hours, then each bagel is rolled by hand, kettle-boiled and stone baked. You’ll immediately notice the difference when you take a bite. Get some with lox, sandwich fixings or plain ol’ cream cheese at their Sheung Wan shop, at various hotels and delis in the city, or delivered at home.
Store Location: Sheung Wan
Internationally famed with decadent confections counted as some of the best in the world, Lady M has come to Hong Kong and we are so thankful. Our waistline may suffer for it, but we can’t wait to indulge in their signature Mille Crêpes cake, 20 paper-thin crêpes layered with light cream and a caramelized golden top.
Store Locations: Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui, Central IFC Mall, Sha Tin, Kowloon Tong and Hong Kong International Airport
Artisan breads including sourdough, pan baked, croissants and brioche. Be on the lookout for their delicious seasonal products, like panettone and stollen at Christmas, and post-Yule Galette des rois (King’s cake).
Store Locations: Discovery Bay, Wan Chai, Central
Delicious French bakery serving baguettes, cakes and pastries to eat in and take away. The bakery also does beautifully decorated seasonal sweets – their Christmas logs look too good to eat.
Store Locations: Wan Chai, Mid-Levels, Happy Valley, Sheung Wan, Admiralty, Kennedy Town, Sai Ying Pun, Tsim Sha Tsui, Central, Quarry Bay
If you are looking for cupcakes that are full of flavour and beautifully presented, then look no further than Sift. These make a great gift if you are visiting friends. They also do an assortment of French pastries and macarons.
Store Locations: Ap Lei Chau, Kowloon Tong, Central, Causeway Bay, Wan Chai, Quarry Bay
Delicious homemade, American-style pies with both sweet and savoury options available, perfect for dessert or for a relaxed lunch with friends. The pies come in two sizes: 9” served in an aluminum tin (4-8 servings) and a traditional 9.5” deep dish version that comes in a glass dish (8-12 servings).
A rival for Sift in the Hong Kong cupcake scene, Twelve Cupcakes’ treats are on the smaller side, but that means you won’t feel as bad for eating two in one sitting – which we’ve done. Easily. Popular cupcakes on a daily rotation include red velvet and cookies ‘n’ cream, and on a weekly basis they throw in different flavours like lychee martini and salted caramel banana.
Store Locations: Central, Causeway Bay, Kowloon Bay, Mongkok, Tsuen Wan, Tsim Sha Tsui
This Chinese bakery has been churning out their award-winning egg tarts since 1954. First opened at Lyndhurst Terrace in Central, they have a ton of locations in Hong Kong which attract tourists on the hunt for that famous egg tart, and locals who pop in for pineapple bread, red bean buns and steamed sponge cake at low prices. Not to be missed is their doughy sugar puff.
Store Locations: Many locations in Hong Kong including the flagship store at Lyndhurst Terrace in Central
This is the place to go to when you want to impress on a birthday or anniversary with an eye-catching and luscious cake. They claim that each of their cakes is a work of art, and once you see one you will not disagree – they are stunning. Visit their shop in Central to see for yourself or get one of their creations, which can be made gluten and sugar-free, delivered.
Store Locations: Wan Chai, Central, Queensway
If you are looking to add some healthy options into your menu, or if you are catering for guests with dietary restrictions, here’s our list of Hong Kong’s best stores that offer healthy and delicious groceries and treats.
So much choice here for nutritious eating, from conveniently prepared meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner to healthy desserts low in sugar sent fresh to your door. Everything is organic and there are plenty of vegan and gluten-free options too.
If you have guests or family members with dietary restrictions, Little Giant carries a wide range of allergy-free products including gluten-free and dairy-free sweet treats. Online ordering is available or visit the store in Fo Tan.
Store Location: Fo Tan
Another healthy option if you’re craving ice cream, Happy Cow is dairy and gluten-free and uses coconut to achieve a beautiful sweetness that balances well with the interesting flavour options. Our favourite is the cherry almond fudge – yum! – but you can also indulge in more exotic options like yin yang sesame.
Store Location: Specialty shop at the Hong Kong Observation Wheel and shops all over Hong Kong
This popular Central food shop (formerly O2H) promotes healthy eating and caters to those keen on green living. You can do your entire weekly shop here, as they stock all the cupboard staples like cereal, pasta, jam, as well as an extensive range of gluten-free, wheat-free and dairy-free products.
Store Locations: Central
A haven for vegans who can find a plethora of tasty sweet and savoury snack options. Their cold-pressed juices are very popular, and are made with organic, sustainable produce. If you’re looking to re-charge your diet and make some lifestyle changes, pop into one of their locations and ask about their juice cleansing programmes, which range from one to six days.
Store Locations: Nood Food has cafe, juice bar and fridge locations all around Hong Kong
Nature’s Twist, a local startup, offers a range of all-natural and all-tasty, vegan, superfood snacks, made from highly nutritional and mostly organic ingredients carefully sourced from around the world. They are perfect for health-conscious adults, kids and families. With names like ‘Bliss Bites’, “The Innocent Cookie’ and ‘Coconut Crisps’, each pack comes bursting with the delicious flavour of superfoods like cacao powder, chia and flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, coconut and banana.
Cru deals in wine out of four major hubs – Singapore, London, Bordeaux and luckily for us, Hong Kong – as they have fabulous fine wine and spirits for truly discerning tastes. Delivery is free if you fork over more than $2000 (that’s not so hard to do for good wine) or it’s a flat fee of $150.
Chilled wine and beer delivered straight to your door within an hour with no minimum order or delivery fee? Someone’s read our minds! You can even follow your order with the BottlesXO app to see where your Pinot is heading.
In the Hong Kong wine game for more than 20 years now, at first Wine’n’things’ focus was on New Zealand wine but they’ve since expanded to carry bottles from around the globe (now’s your chance to try Lebanese wine). Shop by region or type online and have it delivered free if you spend $1000 or more ($120 otherwise).
White, red, rosé and sparkling wines starting at $90 a bottle brought to you by quality vintners. And if you need some inspiration, order a mixed case like the ‘Staff’s Favourite Whites’, perfect to tote along to your next party.
Hong Kong’s only wine cellar that stocks solely natural wine made from organic fruits as well as minimal chemicals and technology.
The Cellarmaster experts sample and savour over 1000 different, award-winning wines each year to ensure they offer you an outstanding range of top quality, value for money wines from across the world. Delivery under $1000 is $80, delivery over $1000 is free. In the New Territories, free delivery applies to orders $1500 and up, there’s always a delivery charge to outlying islands.
Online wine retailer that although has a narrow inventory at any one time, offers consistently good wines that don’t break the bank. They offer free delivery on all orders over 6 bottles ($100 otherwise) and you can select a variety of wines or beers.
Via Pacific Selections imports high quality, great value wines from all of the major regions in the world. Order wines from Italy, Spain, the USA, Australia and more from the comfort of your couch. The delivery charge is $150, but free for orders of $1200 or more.
Owlsome Bottles deliver fine craft beers, whiskies and spirits from all over the world. Their offerings include a number of brands you can’t find anywhere else in Hong Kong. Delivery costs $80 but is free for orders $400 and up.
Online and in-store wine retailer which has a growing range of wines from Australia, New Zealand, USA, France, Spain and Italy. Free delivery on orders over $3000 or more than 12 bottles, or purchase in store.
Store Location: Wong Chuk Hang
This well-stocked and beautifully-presented shop in Wan Chai specialises in internationally recognised Italian wines, but also carries a good supply of wines from Chile, Argentina and New Zealand. Online orders and delivery is also available.
Store Location: Wan Chai
All wine sold at the 8thEstate Winery is made at their Ap Lei Chau headquarters from imported grapes. You can get a better sense of how they do it by visiting the facility while sampling some of their products at the tasting bar. Online purchase is available, but there’s a limited selection of wines listed, so contact them directly for more info.
Store Location: Ap Lei Chau
First opened in Tokyo, Enoteca has six locations in Hong Kong, each one stacked with rows of quality wine from around the world. You’d be hard-pressed to find anything priced under $100, but you will be rewarded with a great selection. Their Champagne assortment is quite impressive.
Store Locations: Central, Admiralty, Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Kowloon Tong, Sha Tin, Yuen Long
If you have any suggestions for additions to this list, we’d love to hear from you! Just drop us a line at [email protected]
Nancy Matos is a lifestyle and culture writer from Vancouver, Canada currently based in Hong Kong and London, who’s always on the hunt for the next fancy donut.
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