With our guide to healthy eating in Hong Kong, you'll never be short of guilt-free places to eat again
Just five years ago, if you were looking for a cafe or restaurant dedicated to healthy eating and well-being in Hong Kong, you would have been hard-pressed to find one. Thankfully, that’s no longer the case, as there is now a wide selection of salad spots and vegetarian restaurants in Hong Kong, such as Green Common. We’ve selected some of our favourite places where you can eat all the organic, gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian fare you can fit in your mouth; go forth and be well with our guide to healthy eating in Hong Kong.
Healthy eating in Hong Kong
Veda is back and better than ever after the reopening in December 2021! The restaurant is still a firm favourite for a hearty salad with loads of flavour, but now you can also enjoy the new free-flow Champagne brunch on the weekend. Don’t miss the new pastry counter by day—in partnership with Alive Food—and bar counter by night. Alive Food bakes up artisanal fermented products that are locally produced and free of preservatives and additives. Just another reason—one of many—why Veda is on our list for healthy eating in Hong Kong.
Read our full review of Veda.
Veda, Ovolo Central, 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3755 3067
When speaking of healthy eating, it’s hard to not think about delicious smoothies and acai bowls. Opened by a lovely couple, Supabowl in Wan Chai makes a wide range of vegan and vegetarian acai bowls, and with loads of fresh fruits, coconut chips and cacao nibs on top! If you’re looking for something indulgent yet guilty-free as breakfast or lunch (and Instagram-worthy), this is your spot.
Read our full review on Supabowl here
Supabowl has locations in Wan Chai and Central.
3. Fete Up
Offering two types of salad boxes – Fete Box and Fete Lite – where you can pick your own choices of grains, veggies and protein, Fete Up in Sheung Wan is one of the best spots for those that are into healthy eating, whether you’re a veggie or a meat eater. Their choices consists of organic coconut rice, quinoa, roasted tandoori sweet potato, Japanese miso vegan minced, chickpea salad, roasted chicken and more.
Fete Up has locations across Hong Kong.
4. Spicebox Organics
Not only is SpiceBox Organics a small beloved health food store in Mid-Levels, it is also a deli that serves delicately made vegan and vegetarian treats. Serving an array of healthy and low fat food items on the menu, including freshly baked tandoori roti rolls, mixed bean chili, kale salad and carrot cupcake, SpiceBox Organics is definitely one of the best lunch spots for health-conscious peeps.
Read our full review of SpiceBox Organics.
SpiceBox Organics – Mid-Levels, Shop 1, 137 Caine Road, Golden Valley Mansion, Caine Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, p. 2559 9887, 半山堅道137號金谷大廈地下1號舖
All you knead is good food to get you in a good mood. Available for both takeaway and dine-in, you can build your own salad (starting at just $52), or sandwich ($47), or choose from the pre-made options. Our usual go-to includes the smoked salmon salad and the chicken schnitzel sandwich. There are also vegetarian and vegan options from which to choose. Complete your meal with bottled fresh juice or a guilt-free brownie or cookie!
Knead, G/F, 28 Jervois St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2851 7778
Delicious wraps, burgers, salads and noodle bowls are the name of the game at Treehouse. Expect delicious flavours, healthy juices and even raw vegan desserts.
Treehouse.eco, Shop 1, Ground Floor, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3791 2277
7. Ahimsa Buffet
Ahimsa Buffet is easily one of the best (vegan and vegetarian) all-you-can-eat buffet places in Hong Kong. Costing only $68 and $118 for lunch and evening hours, you can indulge as much as you want. They serve an array of delicious food, including steamed dumplings, traditional Chinese turnip cake, healthy stir-fry noodles and vegan dessert.
Ahimsa Buffet has branches across Hong Kong.
When it comes to healthy eating in Hong Kong, this spot can’t be missed! Fresca is a friendly vegetarian eatery located in SoHo, Central. Each day they will prepare a diverse range of warm and cold salads for their customers, with our favourites being their Vietnamese vegetarian noodle salad and marinated spicy tofu. And don’t forget to give their steamed gluten-free muffins a try.
Fresca, G/F, 54A Hollywood Road, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2770 2282, 中環蘇豪荷里活道54A號地舖
Pololi was the first poke shack to open up in Hong Kong, and we just can’t get enough of their fresh flavours and laid-back vibe. Simply pick your base (rice, salad or half and half), and then choose from their mouth-watering selection of poke. Spicy mayo ahi tuna is always a good option, but they also have salmon versions if you aren’t a tuna fan, and there’s even a tofu option for vegetarians – what’s not to love?
Pololi, 39 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2755 8099
If you fancy something that tastes great, but can’t quite make up your mind, then Oolaa is definitely the joint for you. Having made a name for itself in the weekend brunch department, this HK stalwart has one of the most comprehensive menus in town. The set-lunch menu offers a buffet salad bar, choice of main (think pasta, fish or steak) and dessert, PLUS they have an outdoor terrace!
Oolaa has branches across Hong Kong.
11. Nood Food
With over 20 locations in both Hong Kong and Singapore, you know that Nood is onto something special in the healthy eating department. We can’t get enough of their amazing range of freshly pressed juices and especially love the Spring Clean from the Restore Me range. Nood is also the perfect spot for lunch, offering a range of super healthy sandwiches, salads and wraps. And don’t miss their selection of sweet and savoury snacks – yes please, fudge brownie!
Nood Food has multiple locations in Hong Kong.
12. Asaya Kitchen
Looking for a slightly elevated cuisine that offers clean eating? Look no further than Asaya Kitchen, which offers Mediterranean-Japanese fusion cuisine with both indoors and alfresco dining. The pescatarian menu showcases sustainably sourced seafood and local, seasonal ingredients. From what we’ve had, we recommend their Hokkaido scallop, hamachi crudo, cous cous, and the Japanese King fish. Dining here is a wholesome experience given the peaceful atmosphere and lush greenery.
Asaya Kitchen, 6/F, Rosewood, Hong Kong Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 3891 8732
6. MANA! (CLOSED)
The pioneer of the vegetarian and vegan lifestyle in Hong Kong, MANA! has become a staple on the HK dining scene. Offering a selection of flats, salads, juices and more, you’re sure to find something you love here. Plus they have branches across town to keep you full wherever you go.
MANA! has multiple locations in Hong Kong
12Noon is a cafe and deli that offers handcrafted healthy meals and cold-pressed juices, such as Chicken Fajita Cauliflower Rice, Mexi-Cali Salads and Hummus Wraps. We especially adore their vegan coconut yogurt, which is topped with a generous amount of roasted coconut flakes, nuts and dry oats.
12Noon has branches in Central, Wan Chai, and Wong Chuk Hang.