Homeslice is the perfect pizza bar in Hong Kong for punk rock kids and pizza lovers to indulge in good music and good food
Hong Kong is an ever-flowing fountain of superb food ventures, happy hours and great new live music venues. Recently opened in Sai Ying Pun, Homeslice is a buzzing Neapolitan pizza restaurant and bar that delivers a comprehensive array of authentic Italian dishes with a contemporary twist. There are meaty choices, as well as a number of vegan and vegetarian options. Set out to be the coolest pizza bar in town, we couldn’t wait to try it out.
Homeslice in Sai Ying Pun
Upon entering the restaurant, we realised Homeslice is more than just another pizzeria, but rather a picturesque and charming pizza bar like no other. You can find a great selection of posters on the walls, including classic alternative rock bands like Siouxsie and the Banshees, Sonic Youth and The Black Keys, which is an absolute appeal to all indie music lovers (and they surely secure a cool playlist for them as well).
There are a wide range of tasty starters available on the menu, including fried squid, burrata, salads and more. We sampled the Panzanella salad – which is vegan, made with fresh tomato, soaked bread, basil, cucumber and onion. It may come across as a simple dish, but it’s beautifully flavoured, seasoned with a zesty dressing, and topped with the freshest ingredients – those juicy tomatoes were ridiculously good. If you’re looking for good salads in Hong Kong, we definitely recommend this.
Another signature starter at Homeslice is the “Katsu” Sando, a mortadella cutlet sandwich. It consists of mortadella cutlet, pickled cabbage and sriracha mayo. It’s a very unique yet delicious combination, and it’s our photographer’s favourite. He devoured it in no time!
Being vegan in Hong Kong, you can hardly find any vegan pizzas around – the pizza crust always winds up with either dairy or eggs. That’s why Homeslice has just become my new favourite. Not only do they serve one-of-a-kind 48-hour fermented sourdough pizzas, they have also got a vegan option on the menu (and five vegetarian options for those who love cheese).
The Ortolana pizza is hands-down the best vegan pizza I’ve tried in Hong Kong, just like the ones you would get to try at a vegan restaurant in Europe. They’ve rolled out their dough thinly enough to get just the right pizza texture. Made with grilled eggplant, zucchini, olive, rosemary and tomato, the pizza was an appetising healthy alternative to traditional cheese-loaded pizzas. Not to mention that the extra capers and basils added a layer of depth and complexity.
While there are many veggie options on the menu, the Spicy Sausage pizza is a winner for us as well. Made with fermented chilli sauce and crème fraiche, the pizza was indulgent, savoury and indeed very spicy! Homeslice has managed to cater to both vegans and meat eaters with their diverse range of food, and it’s definitely worth a second (or more) visit.
Homeslice, Shop 3, 321 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 3819 4026, 西營盤德輔道西321號
Excited to try Homeslice and looking for more dining options in the city? Check out these new brunch in Hong Kong, sample the vegan hot pot at Pure Veggie House or have a casual French dining experience at A.O.C Eat & Drink.