I love nothing more than planning my food stops when I travel. I love trying the local food but also checking out the health food spots and making sure I’m eating whole foods. Hong Kong is full of healthy options for all kinds of foodies.
My have a little trick when travelling and searching for good food spots, aside from getting recommendations from friends or trip advisor, I always check out Instagram. I search for relevant hashtags like #honkingfood #healthyhongkong and not to mention when I get to a restaurant or cafe I look at their page or tags to see each dish from the menu before ordering.
So, here are my favourite food spots in Hong Kong. If you’ve been let me know your favourites :)
This cafe focuses on pure plant based food, conveniently placed near Central Station. The menu is simple, concise and covers a variety of dishes. The breakfast menu includes; avocado on toast, acai bowls, smoothie’s, juices and more. Lunch comprises of flatbreads, Buddha bowls, salad boxes and soups. The sweet potato fries and cauli mash side dishes are seriously tasty. And of course, they serve raw desserts! What more could you want?!
This café/restaurant is similar to a place you’d find in Melbourne with Asian influence. it’s clean fresh interior makes you feel detached from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong city which can be nice for a break and when you need to chill. They have a local, farm to table ethos with their menu offers delicious sustainable food. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Mana has 3 locations offering a variety of food. Mana cafe is a chilled laid back cafe with an urban vibe. Each location offers something slightly different from grab and go dishes to sit down and relax. Like most health eateries in Hong Kong they declare a food revolution by offering costumers sustainable, local fresh food to fuel your day.
The superhero of healthy fast food – saving the world one bite at a time! Their words not mine! They’re reinventing fast food in a healthy, accessible and achievable way. They hone in on the busy lifestyle of Hong Kong and the necessity to eat well while balancing a busy lifestyle. They serve organic, ethical food at an affordable price – so there’s really no excuse to eat healthy.
The salad boxes are divided up into 3 sections which I love; lean, maintain and bulk. Which I think is really efficient especially for those who don’t know what to order!
Like many cafes in Hong Kong, they offer a variety of food, so you can enjoy pastries and the like but also feed yourself with their pastas or breakfast. For me, it was all about the eggs! I was graving eggs when we decided to check this place out (based on a coffee recommendation). We all ordered variations of their egg dishes and we ALL devoured them.
The cupping room is a top choice for coffee too on Hong Kong Island with three branches.
At Maya Café they believe in a vegetarian healthy lifestyle that is good for the mind, body and environment. Their food is 100% organic and vegetarian, consisting of both raw and cooked foods
The menu is inspired by the Mediterranean diet, focusing on a good balance of vegetables, fruits, unrefined cereals and olive oil.
If you want to grab something on the go while getting your protein fix and healthy goodness this place is perfect. It specializes in takeaway food, again trying to make healthy eating easier for people with busy lifestyles – which is ideal for people living in Hong Kong.
The food won’t blow your socks off in terms of the tastiest food you’ll have there but for those who are in a rush and want to watch your macro intake when travelling, this does the job and offers exactly that.
You can pick up juices, smoothies, nut milks, cold brew coffee and raw food here. So it’s pretty much a one stop destination for all things healthy in Hong Kong.
I’m not a fan of juice cleanses or detoxes but on hot days when you want something refreshing while browsing the streets of Hong Kong is ideal to be able to pick up a delicious juice, smoothie or snacks here. The treats are pretty epic!