As healthy living gets more accessible in Hong Kong, there’s no reason to procrastinate on crossing ‘eating healthier’ off that 2020 new year’s resolution (how are we already in April?!). Whether you’re moving towards a vegan diet or simply want to add in some more nutrition to your diet, there are several health food stores in the city here to help. No matter what you’re looking for, there’s a wide range of products to help you put the final touches on your next recipe. Here are a few of our favourites (both brick-and-mortar and online options) to help you find whatever is on your wish list. Time to stock up those kitchen cupboards!
If you’re looking for something for your allergies without compromising on taste and quality, Nitru Alley is your one-stop-shop for all things allergy-friendly. From gluten-free bread to almond butter (for those allergic to peanuts!), all products are gluten-free, and most products are dairy-free and egg-free. If you’re into making your own dish from scratch, don’t forget to check out the allergy-free cooking classes offered by the online shop in collaboration with Freefrom Foods International Association. Place your order now and enjoy free delivery for orders over $600.
Nutri Alley, 2137 0719, www.nutrialley.com, www.facebook.com/nutrialley
Organic Plus started out as a convenient pit-stop on the Eastside of Hong Kong for all things organic. This award-winning organic product retailer now has eight stores and is arguably one of the best places to pick up all your health-related and environmental essentials. It sells a comprehensive range of health food items, personal care products and household supplies. Place your order and get a free delivery to anywhere in Hong Kong when you spend over $500.
Organic Plus, various locations across Hong Kong, www.organicplus.com.hk
With the mission to educate, inspire and empower, i-Detox is the marketplace for those looking to not only benefit the body but also the environment. Since a lot of its products are directly sourced from ethical businesses, you’ll find that healthy living doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag (it’s still nice to splurge on that berry açai bowl once in a while though!). If you don’t feel like heading over to their Central physical store, check out their online store for their delivery services! Free delivery is available for orders over $600.
i-Detox, 4/F, 31 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 3904 1072, ilivinghk.com, www.facebook.com/iLivinghkcom
Conveniently located in Central, The Store stocks a whole range of health food products at great value. From organic foods to nutritional supplements and sports nutrition-related products, there’s plenty to pick up on the go. The Store also offers a range of skin and personal care products. As many of its items are sourced from overseas, it saves you waiting to receive your goodies in the mail from international retailers. Online shopping has also got easier with The Store as it offers same-day delivery for customers in Hong Kong, Kowloon and the New Territories. Free delivery is also available for orders over $450!
The Store, 2/F, 38 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2967 7787, www.thestore.com.hk, www.facebook.com/thestorehk
One Vegan Shop is heaven for anyone looking for plant-based alternatives! It offers a wide array of plant-based foods and beverages, beauty products, pet care and household items. The brick-and-mortar store is located in the heart of Yuen Long, but if that’s a bit of a trek for you, you can also make purchases from its online store. The neatly categorised website makes it quick and easy. If you’re also looking for meal ideas, the website has a recipe section for inspiration. Free local delivery is offered on any orders over $200 (limited services are available to certain areas, please check the website).
One Vegan Shop, Shop 1, G/F Transport Plaza, 2-6, Fung Cheung Road, Yeung Long, Hong Kong, 2796 6826, email@example.com, www.en-hk.oneveganshop.com
Green Common is another great plant-based one-stop shop in the city where you can stock up on your grocery and personal care essentials. It carries an extensive range of imported plant-based products, some of which are only available in Hong Kong at GC. If you’re after meat substitutes made with plant-based ingredients, you can now find Beyond Meat and Omnipork at Green Common. In addition to the wide selection of product offerings in stores and online, you can also visit one of its six deli shops to enjoy a delicious meat-free meal.
Green Common, various locations across Hong Kong, www.greencommon.com
If you are looking for fermented foods, such as miso and sauerkraut to improve your gut health, then FoodCraft is the place to go. Along with its own brand of products, it also offers organic Japanese food products and personal care products. We especially love their gluten-free sourdough bread! While FoodCraft is solely an online store, some retailers in Hong Kong also carry its brand of products. Order from the comfort of your home for free by placing an order of over $600.
FoodCraft, Flat A, 21/F, Yiuga Factory Building, 62 Victoria Road, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, 2884 1299, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.foodcraft.hk
SpiceBox Organics is a great place to find health foods, environmentally-friendly household products, all-natural body care products and of course, a wealth of spices. The socially conscious company ensures that products 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 trust the experts and get the signature Spice Box set instead. You can also place your order online and receive free delivery when you purchase over $300.
SpiceBox Organics, Shop 1, Golden Valley Mansion, 137 Caine Road, Mid Levels, Hong Kong, 2559 9887
SpiceBox Organics, 39-45 Hau Wo Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, 2191 0886, www.spiceboxorganics.com
We love this restaurant for its delicious and filling organic meals, but did you know there’s also an organic speciality store? “The Marketplace” at Locofama provides sustainably-sourced, organic food – perfect to stock up on. It offers a good variety of local products like organic soy milk, and even organic pet food! It also has a range of eco-friendly home and beauty products.
Locofama, 9-13 Fuk Sau Lane, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 2547 7668, locofama.com, www.facebook.com/Locofama/
If you are into cooking Chinese dishes with organic ingredients, then Greendotdot is the place to go. Its retail locations are stocked with a whole range of products like grains, noodles beans, condiments, cereals and tea. Ready to try whipping up your own Chinese soup? You can find ingredients such as organic wolfberries, organic lotus seeds and organic tigun yam. In addition to having over 20 retail stores in Hong Kong, it also has kiosks located throughout the city. Free delivery is offered for online orders over $400.
Greendotdot, various locations across Hong Kong, www.greendotdot.com
For holistic health options, visit Redwood Nutrition House. From sports nutrition to sleeping aids, there seems to be a solution for any and every health concern. As an awareness-oriented health food store, it builds on the fundamentals of naturopathic medicine. Simply place your order and have it delivered to your door, or opt for self-pickup from one of its stores.
Redwood Nutrition House, G/F, 164 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Redwood Nutrition House, Room B2, 4/F, Wing Cheung Industrial Building, 109 How Ming Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, 2948 2165, email@example.com, www.redwoodhealth.com.hk
You can also find plenty of Hong Kong’s favourite organic foods from supermarkets. Walk into any one of Hong Kong’s high-end supermarkets (like Three Sixty, citysuper, Taste, Oliver’s) and get your hands on some of the freshest organic products that are imported from all over the world! They all have a range of health food products and nutritious snacks too.
Budget online shopping:
Love to shop in the comfort of your own home and always on the hunt for the best price? iHerb is an awesome resource for hard-to-find health foods, supplements, beauty and home supplies. The prices are hard to beat and shipping is reasonably priced to Hong Kong – with your order arriving within the week!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in January 2017 by Novella Lui and most recently updated in April 2020 by Lydia Ching.