Happy 2015! We’re back and we’ve got a whole month of fresh new content to kick off your year. If one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to cut down on all things sugary, fatty and generally unhealthy, then you’ll want to study this Top 10 to a tee! We’ve rounded up our favourite health food stores to get you back on track, so whether you’re after some tasty but healthy treats or if you’re looking for some nutritious supplements, we’ve got you covered. Start off the new year with a healthier new you! And let us know via Facebook if you hear of any more health food stores that have popped up around town…
Just Green Organic Convenience Store
This business started as a small retail shop, but now Just Green has five stores around Hong Kong (pretty impressive!). This quick expansion was made possible by the company sticking to its philosophy of providing only the best products to customers that also minimise the impact on the environment during production and distribution. Drop by any one of their stores to discover their extensive range of health products which includes a range of food and beverages, beauty products, whole-food supplements, sustainable design, books, as well as Home & Living and Baby & Kid items. Check out their easy to use, well-designed website here to see what they have in store…
Using ingredients that are organically grown in the city’s only USDA certified organic farm, Organic 21’s farm-to-table experience is perfect for all health-conscious eaters and is definitely a must-try! The restaurant features a selection of organic salads, pastas and all day breakfasts, but they also have a small food store section too. This truly local joint is run by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth as a social enterprise, so you’ll be giving back if you buy from there too!
HKFYG Organic 21, G/F, 60 & 62B Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3104 9134, www.facebook.com/hkfygorganic21
Anything But Salads
Here at Sassy we’re big fans of Anything But Salads, a super cute store in Tai Ping Shan that stocks delicious and healthy treats. We’re talking dehydrated kale chips, superfood supplements and their hugely popular Rawnola, all of which are densely packed with nutrients and are free of additives and preservatives. Treat yourself to some cheezy kale crisps and a bottle of Organic Chai Masala Kombucha, for a filling yet tasty snack on the go. And don’t forget to check out their online store to see everything that’s available! Who says healthy eating isn’t fun?
Anything But Salads, Shop B, G/F, 14 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 6743 5000, www.anythingbutsalads.com
Redwood Nutrition House
You can find everything and anything that’s nutritious and good for you at Redwood Nutritious House stores in in Kennedy Town and Central. From cholesterol support, sports nutrition, detoxification, to sleeping aids – there seems to be a solution for any health concerns you may have. Simply place your order and have it delivered to your door, or opt for the self-pickup from their stores. Perfect if you’re looking for holistic health options and nutritious snacks.
Redwood Nutrition House, Shop 7, G/F, Westview Heights, 163 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, 2815 2121, www.redwoodhealth.com.hk
Redwood Nutrition House, Room 1503, Cheong K Building, 84 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.redwoodhealth.com.hk
Organic Plus started out as a convenient pit-stop on the Eastside of Hong Kong for all things organic. Now this award winning organic products retailer has five stores in Hong Kong and one in Macau, and is arguably one of the best places to pick up all your health-related and environmental essentials. They sell a comprehensive range of health food items, body care products and household supplies. Place your order and get a free delivery to anywhere in Hong Kong (depending on your minimum spend).
Organic Plus, Shop GD06, Site D, 25 Tai On Street, Lei King Wan, Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong, 2833 6238, (various locations), www.organicplus.com.hk
These sweet little one-stop shops (which were formerly known as O2H) are jam-packed with organic and allergy-free food for those seeking a healthier lifestyle in the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong. Having a busy life doesn’t mean you can’t eat fresh, healthy produce – and Corner Block’s online ordering and delivery service will help make your life a little easier when it comes to healthy eating. They’re quick at delivering the freshest food to your door, so you can whip up healthy, home-cooked meals in no time! We love their Kale Chips selection and the range of environmentally friendly household products on offer too.
Corner Block, Shop A, G/F, World Trust Tower, 50 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2523 3123, www.cornerblock.com.hk
Spice Box Organics
Spice Box Organics, an organic store which has been certified by the USDA, is a great place to find health foods, environmentally friendly household products and all natural body care products. The socially conscious company ensures that products available are sourced from sustainable organisations, and you can even find traditional medicine and Ayuverda products. Create your own Spice Box by picking your favourite herbs and spices or save yourself the time and get their signature Spice Box set instead. Free delivery to all parts of Hong Kong will be available on orders over $600 – call or order online today!
Spice Box Organics, 72 Third Street, G/F. Shop K, Fook Moon Building, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 2568 2738, www.spiceboxorganics.com
Food for Life
Food for Life believe that you are what you eat, so they’ve asked expert nutritionists to help them source their products to make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. With tons of supplements and health foods on offer, Food for Life is a great choice if you’re looking for the latest in health products and knowledge. They even host seminars and sell a selection of educational books if you’re looking to learn more about health foods and healthy living. Simply order online here and your chosen goods will be delivered straight to your door (outlying islands excluded) or pop in to one of their five stores in HK.
Apart from being a wellness education centre, i-Detox is also a fabulous health food store, stocking the latest in health foods, holistic nutrition, functional medicine and naturopathy. With a huge selection of super foods, therapeutic quality essential oils, non-toxic household cleaning and organic skin care products, this is truly a haven for all things health-related. Most products are ‘raw’ and organic, so you know you’re getting the purest supplements and food, free from chemicals. Shop online here and don’t forget to take a look at their super food detox (check out our full review here).
i-Detox, 1F, V-Plus (Building), 68 – 70, Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3904 1072, www.i-detox.com
We love this restaurant for its delicious and filling organic meals (see our full review here for the down-low), but did you know they also have an organic specialty store? ‘The Marketplace’ at Locofama provides sustainably sourced, organic food – perfect for stocking up on. They provide a good variety of local products like organic soy milk and even organic pet food! They’ve also got a range of eco-friendly home and beauty products too…
Locofama, 13 Fuk Sau Lane, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 2547 7668, locofama.com
And the extras…
Three Sixty, City Super, Taste, Oliver’s
For those who prefer to stock up on their organic foods from supermarkets instead of smaller grocers, then fear not! Walk into any one of Hong Kong’s high-end supermarkets – Three Sixty, City Super, Taste, Oliver’s and get your hands on some of the freshest organic products that are imported daily from all over the world! They all have a range of health food products and nutritious snacks too.
Find these stores all over Hong Kong!