Hong Kong’s Best In-Store and Online Gourmet Food Shops

Skip the supermarket frustrations and try some of these excellent shops and online stores offering gourmet goodies.

12 Sep 2017 — By Mawgan Batt, Nancy Matos / Shopping / Taste
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Whether you’re looking for general groceries, healthier meat and fish, organic fruit and veggies, delicious bread, top notch wine or niche deli items, this guide has you covered.  

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Farmer’s Market – by Emma Pike

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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. 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.

Enter our giveaway competition to win a $1000 voucher for Farmer’s Market’s online store here.

 

Feather & Bone

From the team behind Three Butchers, Feather & Bone is a butcher,deli and produce shop in one. Their meat s 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 storefront locations to see their beautiful cheeses and gourmet food items first-hand.

 

La Boucherie

Premium French products right at your doorstep, and we’re not just talking about meat, as the name would imply. If you’ll only eat Président butter with your pain de mie, this is the place for you.  You can also get your fill of a variety of French frozen food brands, dairy products, seafood, vegetables, baked goods, and beverages. Free pick-up is available at their warehouse or get it all delivered no charge on orders over $500.

 

Bones and Blades

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.

 

MM Fresh

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. They get their grass-fed lamb, beef and fish from New Zealand, the latter available in 100g portions sized especially for the little ones,  a welcome bonus for busy families.

 

Farmer’s Kitchen

An online meat retailer selling 100% grass-fed beef and lamb, chilled not previously frozen, delivered across Hong Kong. The varied selection also contains hormone and antibiotic-free chicken, sustainable salmon and premium quality sausages. Their aim is to educate people on what they are eating and provide the option of naturally farmed goods over hormone driven goods. Farmer’s Kitchen delivers restaurant quality, naturally farmed produce from Australia to your door. Naturally farmed animals are proven to be better for the environment as well as better for you the consumer.

 

Southstream Seafoods

The selection of meat, seafood and grocery items available from Southstream is improving all the time.  Of particular note are the Australian beef tenderloins which are melt in the mouth tender and the Hellers sausages which are delicious and gluten-free.  The seafood includes a special selection just for babies (small fillets and de-boned) as well as both fresh and frozen options. The minimum spend for free delivery is $500, but orders over $300 qualify for delivery with a charge of $55. Some locations require a higher minimum spend amount or are levied a surcharge, so check their delivery information online for more details.

 

Pacific Gourmet

Shop online or in store from a wide range of fresh and frozen meat and fish in addition to vegetables, delicious dips and 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. You can also add wine and beer to your order, like Crown Lager, for any Aussie expats missing their “Crownie”. The minimum delivery charge is $500 on Hong Kong Island and $1500 elsewhere.  Alternatively pop into one of their stores located in Happy Valley, Mid-Levels or Horizon Plaza.

 

Meatmarket

Pick up a fresh, free range Australian chicken or some 100% organic beef fillets as well as fruit and veggie bags in a variety of sizes, pre-made salads, vegetarian sausages, wines, seafood, fresh bread and Aussie milk.  A one-stop grocery shop! Bonus: they offer a 10% discount for purchases over $500 on your first order.

 

Tenderloin Fine Food

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.

 

GREAT Food Hall

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. Not many grocery stores can brag about having their very own in-house chef (Chef Timothy Broderick), so you can imagine how good the offerings are here.

 

The Porterhouse

US and Australian sourced chilled (not frozen) beef available for home delivery.  The Porterhouse also offers a range of seafood and fish, plus wine, cheese and pantry items. Keep them in mind when Thanksgiving and Christmas roll around, as they sell varying sizes of US free range and organic turkey.

 

The Butchers Club

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.

 

Good Chow

Steak specialists Good Chow deliver American 100% USDA inspected strips right to your door. Choose from their range of rib-eyes, NY or Kansas strip steaks from as low as only $31 per steak.  Undeniably great value beef and any order over $500 qualifies for free delivery. If you’re just passing through Hong Kong, no worries: they also deliver to hotels!

 

Gonzalo Kosher Meat

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.

 

Homegrown Foods

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. Until the end of February, they’ll give you a free portion of fruit or vegetables on purchases of $458 or more.

 

Chef’s Choice

Try their grass-fed steaks which are absolutely divine.  Chef’s Choice (formerly Chef’s Express) stocks a wide selection of beef, pork, cold cuts, cheese, wine, fresh ground spices and BBQ packs for pick up in store in Tung Chung, Discovery Bay, Sheung Wan/Sai Ring Pun and Ma Wan/Park Island.  If you purchase wine or Champagne at the DB Plaza shop, you can indulge in some complimentary canapés too.

 

Il Bel Paese

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).

 

T.C. Deli Shop

Australian and American fresh meat including steaks, chicken and sausages. An extensive range of bread products is available too, from Turkish spelt loaf to sourdough, made by Knead It Bakery in Australia. Available from their deli in Tseung Kwan O or enjoy one of their amazing steaks cooked to perfection at Lardos Steak House.

 

Profood

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. One of their family-friendly products are the Take a Bite bars, delicious, all-natural, zero-additive snack bars that come in colorful, fun packaging which are perfect for kids and the mum on the go. Minimum orders are $300 for free delivery with next day delivery if placed before 3pm; available from Monday to Saturday.

 

RedDeliBox

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.

 

My Meat Man

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.

 

Loi Chan Frozen Meat Co. 

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 $10. Free delivery is provided for orders over $1,000. 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

 

Magic Season Organics

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.

 

The Fresh Supply Company

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 $398. 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.

 

Farm Direct

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.

 

Catch Grocery

Catch has a broad selection of hand-picked, 100% organic fruit and veg – 50 types in fact.  They work via subscription plans, so you can order a a small box ($588, valued at $650) or a large one ($888, valued at $1000) and have it delivered to your home on the same day (if you order before 1pm).

 

Spice Store

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.

 

Eat FRESH

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 $595. Free delivery available on orders over $350 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.

 

Tas’Mania

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.

 

EcoFarm

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.

 

Green Little Frog

The fresh organic fruits and vegetables from Green Little Frog come from northern Thailand, grown in non-chemical water and soil. Their mixed fruit and veggie bags come packed with your daily basics like cucumber and tomatoes, to more exotic tropical fruits like mangosteen and pomelo. A large bag (about 10-12 Items) costs between $800-820, small bag (about 8-9 items) $500-520, and are delivered free on Hong Kong Island ($65 for delivery to Kowloon and New Territories).

 

Evergreens Republic

Aquaponics are the key to how Evergreens Republic grows their USDA organic certified produce. Their greenhouse, located in the New Territories backcountry, grows a wide range of fruits and vegetables year-long which are harvested and delivered within 24 hours (if you order before 1pm). Free delivery on orders of $150 or more, or a $50 fee applies.

 

The Fresh Grower

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.

 

A-Tao’s Vegetables Organic Corner

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.

 

Central Star Ferry Farmers’ Market

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.

 

Deli

The Dutch

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.

 

La Cremerie

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.

 

Mercato by Giando

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.

 

Oliver’s The Delicatessen

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.

 

Regency Spices

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.

 

Spicebox Organics

Supplier of high quality, organic products including groceries, spices, supplements, gluten-free goods, condiments, beauty items and more. Shop in-store in their Sai Ying Pun or Mid Levels shops, or online.

 

Monsieur Chatté

French style deli. Shop online or in store at Elements mall, Bonham Strand or the Yata Counter at APM mall 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.

 

Magnolia

The kitchen of Magnolia isn’t just for private dining with your friends – they also produce a fabulous range of food to eat at home, perfect for entertaining.  They have a variety of relishes, whole hams and turkeys, and their famous Pecan pies are a perfect end to any meal.

 

Terroirs

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. Terroirs does a great farmer cheese platter (serves 8-10) featuring five seasonal farmer cheeses which are flown to Hong Kong at perfect maturity.

 

Greek Deli

For those with a hankering for the best feta and Kalamata olives, this online deli boasts the largest selection of Greek food in Hong Kong, directly imported from Greece. But despite their name, Greek Deli also carries Argentinian grass-fed beef and Italian gourmet food products. They offer next day delivery in most areas of Hong Kong for $50 or free if you spend $500 or more.

 

Buonissimo

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 $60 for Iberico chorizo, 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.

 

Kinoa

A wide range of organic groceries including gluten-free pasta, organic cereals and condiments. Delivery is $55 (free on orders from $900) in Hong Kong Island (Except Shek O), Kowloon, Tung Chun or Clear Water Bay. Discovery Bay residents get free delivery on orders from $500 or a $20 delivery charge applies.

 

Bakery

Proof.

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.

 

hkBREADBOX

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 Thursday or Friday.

 

Schragels

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.

 

Lady M

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.

 

Stanley Cave

This bakery has a wide range of delicious cakes, pastries and artisanal breads.  A great option if you are looking for ‘proper’ bread or cakes. Be warned: you may find yourself going in for a loaf of bread and coming out with several croissants and macarons as well.

 

Levain

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).

 

Maison Kayser

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.

 

Sift

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.

 

Po’s Atelier

We love the bread and pastries at Po’s Atelier.  Everything is baked fresh on the premises and is free from nasty unnatural additives. If you are planning a cheese board, then make sure you have the perfect bread to go with it – their oolong fig bread is a great choice.

 

Tai Tai Pie Pies

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).

 

Munchies

Finally, a place to get donuts in Hong Kong! Sure, we always had the Marks and Spencer raspberry jam variety, but we’re talking the proper big, covered in icing and sprinkles, sinful treats. This bakery in Sheung Wan caters in sweets with a conscience – everything is handmade using organic, GMO-free ingredients and they give back 1% of sales to support non-profit organisations. The display case at Munchies is brimming with a rotation of cookies and donut balls dripping in frosting and toppings to match their names (apple pie, s’mores). But the big draw is those donuts: simple ones like the original glazed, fluffy ones rolled in cinnamon and sugar, and decadent ones made with maple syrup and sprinkled with walnuts. They also make ice cream, which they can serve with the cookies and donuts, as if you weren’t gorging enough.

 

Twelve Cupcakes

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.

 

Tai Cheong Bakery

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.

 

Ms B’s Cakery

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.

 

Healthy Treats

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.

Raiz The Bar

You’ve heard all the talk about dark chocolate being good for you, so get the best stuff when it’s time for a nibble. Raiz The Bar is all about producing healthy chocolate: only certified organic, ‘responsibly raw’ vegan, paleo, low GI, stone ground chocolate free from refined sugar, dairy, gluten, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, GMO and fillers goes into their products. Phew. They even take their ethical approach to the packaging, using  post-consumer waste boxes beautifully designed with vegetable-based inks by local artist Alison Tan. Wonderful concoctions like ‘sour cherry chilli’ and ‘cold drip coffee’ bars are up for grabs at various retail outlets in the city.

 

Greenberry

There are lots of snack box delivery companies on the market, but Greenberry claims to be Asia’s first monthly subscription service of healthy boxed snacks. It really is a delight to get one of these at your door and discover the selection of nutritious goodies they’ve put together in one of their ‘Wellness’ or ‘Darling’ boxes. Expect snacks like kale chips, granola bars, crackers, organic cookies, coconut water, nuts and dried fruit, with 8-10 items in each box. The ‘Darling’ box is designed for children aged 3 and up and is great for school or when on the move.

 

Cloud Candy

Okay, so candy and healthy aren’t usually uttered in the same sentence, but you can get the sweet stuff void of all the garbage ingredients you can’t pronounce. Cloud Candy makes their confectionery with only natural ingredients and no artificial flavours or preservatives, melting and stirring a mixture of milk and cream the old fashioned way, by hand. The chewy candies come in cute containers of various flavours like green tea, seal salt and banana.

 

Crave Healthy Food

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.

 

Little Giant

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.

 

 

Lola’s Ice Pops

Kids craving a treat, but you want to keep it healthy? Lola’s Ice Pops are preservative, artificial colouring and chemical-free and utterly delicious! Some of the flavours they’ve come up with are watermelon basil, mango red chili and green apple caramel. Available at a variety of retailers across Hong Kong, including city’super and The Bottle Shop.

 

Happy Cow

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.

 

Just Green

The go-to shop for anyone trying to source allergen-free food and healthy treats.  Their stores also carry Happy Cow ice cream. There are several locations on Hong Kong Island, and stores in New Territories, Lamma Island and Discovery Bay.

 

Corner Block

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.

 

Nood Food

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.

 

Ice ‘N’ Lean

Healthy and diet-friendly ice cream? It is possible, apparently, as the health conscious team at Ice ‘N’ Lean have introduced the world’s first organic and grass-fed protein ice cream that is low in sugar and fat. Choose from various ‘Protein Ice Cream’ flavors, or indulge in their ‘Paleo Pieces’ – chocolate nut butter cups with a layer of organic dark chocolate. Kids will also love them.

 

Wine

Cru

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.

 

BottlesXO

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.

 

Wine’n’things

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).

 

Chilled Wine

White, red, rosé  and sparkling wines starting at $90a bottle brought to you by quality vintners. And if you need some inspiration, order a mixed case like the ‘Junk Survival Pack’, perfect to tote along to your next boat party.

 

La Cabane a Vins

Hong Kong’s only wine cellar that stocks solely natural wine made from organic fruits as well as minimal chemicals and technology.

 

Cellarmaster Wines

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.

 

Winerack

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.

 

My Wine Man

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 12 bottles, or purchase in store.

 

Castello del Vino

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.

 

The 8th Estate Winery

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.

 

Enoteca

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.

 

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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