Skip your trip to the grocery store
The Hong Kong lifestyle means little time to spend doing groceries, and besides, carrying your body weight in shopping bags up hilly Hong Kong isn’t much fun. Do your shopping online instead and check out our favourite online grocery delivery sites, old and new. No matter what you’re after, there’s something for everyone here.
Jou Sun is your one-stop, personal online grocer with same-day delivery. The headquarters of this family-run business are located next to Wan Chai’s wet market and specialty stores – some of Jou Sun’s trusted suppliers. You can shop by aisle or store, for everything from organic, artisanal, local and brand name food items to personal care and household essentials.
We love that you can choose from organic premium or market fresh daily produce here. There’s also a wide range of organic meats, as well as a ‘Hot Pot Shop’ and gluten free aisle, not to mention some of the best sourdough bread in HK from Eric Kayser.
The minimum order for free delivery on Hong Kong Island is just $250, with groceries arriving in your chosen hourly window (Order before 12pm for same day delivery).
For the next 3 months (deal expires on 30 June, 2016) use the discount code “SassyJousun” for a 10% discount for every new customer’s first time purchase by using a unique address.
La Boucherie is a French e-butcher where you can find premium beef, pork or poultry. The company work closely with handpicked producers, so make sure to head to their website to see what’s freshly in. You can also see which cuts of meat make easy meals (BBQ pulled pork, please) and what’s most popular, Chipolata (French sausages, $99 for 12) being a regular favourite.
Out of meal ideas? There’s plenty of mouthwatering recipes on La Boucherie’s website – think Chicken with Coconut and Peanut Sauce and Flank Steak Wok with Turmeric and Lemongrass. And if you’re not so confident when it comes to meat dishes, you’ll find easy meat-preparation tips to answer all your questions. With free delivery on orders over $500, your order will arrive within 48 hours of your purchase and comes frozen (at -18 Celsius) to ensure quality is preserved.
Health foodies in the 852 can purchase whatever they need in Hong Kong dollars from this Californian distributor. iHerb stocks every natural product under the sun – from well known brands of groceries and supplements to beauty and baby products, and often at a much cheaper price than the RRP. You can also save by buying your favourite products in bulk – do yourself a favour and buy a box of raw fruit and nut LARABARS ($182.57 for 16), which come in flavours like Peanut Butter Cookie and Carrot Cake.
Make sure you check out iHerb’s Weekly Deals for 20% off Brands of the Week, as well as their Weekend Deals and Shop Clearance, where you can find premium health products at up to 60% off. Purchases over $40 are free or super-discounted, with fast shipping.
This one’s for the Aussies: 100% freshly shipped ethical and sustainable Australian meats, Farmer’s Kitchen has been feeding Australians since 1861, landing in Hong Kong in 2014. Here you’ll get everything from 100% grass fed beef and lamb from the company’s own source to sausages and small goods and melt-in-your-mouth Tasmanian salmon. The additional Special Products are also worth checking out, like Huon’s frozen Premium Tasmanian Hot Smoked Salmon ($105), a personal favourite.
Although on the pricier side, Farmer’s Kitchen only changes their source for quality, not price, guaranteeing you premium products. Everything arrives chilled and fresh, from the farm to your door. For next day delivery, order before noon on weekdays; there’s no minimum order and if you spend $500 you’ll get free delivery.
Having a food intolerance in HK can mean missioning from one store to the next to find all your suitable groceries…Save time online at NutriAlley; a store dedicated to both children and adults with food intolerances, NutriAlley supplies low allergenic foods that everyone will love.
You can shop by dietary requirement here, with gluten free, dairy free, egg free and nut free categories, with product prices often more reasonable than the supermarket. There’s even an MSG and colour free aisle, as well as a kosher and vegan section. Standout products include Parmela Creamery’s Nacho Nutcheese ($59) made with cashews; try them with Angelic’s Gluten Free Tomato and Mediterranean Herb Crackers ($43) for an allergen-free ‘cheese’ plate. There’s also Angelic’s Gluten Free Cookies (not just for kids!) in flavours like Double Chocolate and Ginger Crunch ($16 for a 2 pack).
While you’re shopping, head to NutriAlley’s Nutricentre for updates on new products, fun food facts and allergen-free recipes. Spend $500 for free delivery within 2-3 days.
Whether it’s superfoods, or organic, vegan, raw, paleo, or gluten free products you’re after, Berrytime has health conscious Hong Kongers covered. There’s even cruelty free and non-toxic personal care and home items here. Delivery is always FREE if you’re in HK (yay for no minimum order!).
We especially love the abundant Food and Beverage section and can’t go past the ‘Chocolate and Cacao’ category for Earth Bowls’ Chocolate Brownie Energy Balls ($124.14 for 4) and Raiz the Bar’s vegan dark chocolate ($65.10) at 5-10 dollars less than what it costs in store. You can also see which products were recently purchased by others, so you know what’s worth trying. Next day delivery is guaranteed if a commercial address is used.
Park n Shop’s online store is great for when you need to do a big supermarket shop for your staples and don’t want to spend premium prices. Alongside all your groceries, you can get everything from bedding and bath, kitchen and dining, outdoor and travel items, as well as storage, hardware, toys and stationary. Find bargains here with the range of promotions offered, including case offers, ‘Red Hot Deals’ and Park n Shops own brand products (like Select and Best Buy).
On weekends, the website can have loading issues due to extra traffic, so we recommend doing your online shop here on a weekday. Delivery is free with orders from $500; choose the day and time of your delivery starting from the next available time slot, with flexible delivery times running from 11am-10.30pm (Hong Kong Island).
An online grocer with a conscience, Homegrown Foods’ are working to reverse HK’s fast food trend. Their mission is to set the benchmark in agriculture, while advocating the benefits of eating premium, sustainable and clean food. Delivering fresh food from local farms at its prime, you can be sure that what you’re eating has greater nutritional value than what’s at the supermarket. There’s baby and personal care, as well as cleaning products here too. Spend $148 on groceries for free delivery.
Known for their fresh seasonal produce boxes, Homegrown Foods offers Western, Chinese or Mixed box subscriptions, delivering four days worth of fruit and veg. The boxes come in small, medium and large sizes, depending on how many mouths you need to feed.
Your ‘fine foods store’, Food Factory’s founders have over 20 years in experience in the gourmet food industry, with award-winning chefs on the team. Products are sourced from reliable suppliers, with site inspections ensuring only the freshest fruit and veg, live seafood and chilled meats are sourced.
While most meat suppliers in HK sell frozen meats, Food Factory’s meats and seafood are always delivered fresh, with Australian and American meat flown in almost daily, along with fresh produce from Europe and seafood from Italy, France and New Zealand. There are even custom designed aquarium tanks in the warehouse for storing live clams, lobsters and mussels.
Get free next day delivery with a $500 order, which shouldn’t be too hard to reach with all the other mouthwatering products on offer; think artisanal truffle and mushroom products, hams and salami, cheeses and pastas.
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