Continuing our blog on gluten-free life, we’ve done some research and came up with a few ideas for shopping and dining in Hong Kong. Here they are:
City’s Super, Market Place by Jason’s, Oliver’s and ParknShop are known to have gluten-free options.
Logically, your first step in search for gluten-free products would be among shops specializing in just that. And there are quite a few right here in Hong Kong:
Health Essential caters to the health conscious and those with special dietary needs and they have been doing it since 1992.
Here you will find organic, gluten-free and allergy-free foods: quinoa, fruit spreads, pasta and pasta sauce, bread, and a variety of condiments.8/F, Hung Tak Building, 106-108 Des Voeux Road, Central (www.health-essential.net)
Little Giant HK
Another perfect stop for those with special dietary needs.
Allergy-free and gluten-free items, including oatmeal, organic drinks, barbecue sauce and eve chocolate make this family shop a haven for health-conscious Hong Kongers. Deliveries can also be ordered online.15/F Chung Wai Commercial Building, 447-449 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, 2573 3610 (www.littlegianthk.com)
A great selection of snack bars, lentil crackers, lemon wafers, brown rice loaves, kids’ chocolate beverages, vegan mayonnaise and more.
Deliveries can be made online.
Room 303, 3/F, Keen Hung Commercial Building, 80 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai
3622 1287 (www.welspring.hk)
These are just a few options available to us in Hong Kong, as the city boasts a great deal of health food stores and groceries. Just keep exploring.
Mana is known for its great selection of vegetarian dishes. But what is great news for all gluten-intolerant are Mana’s house-made gluten-free flatbreads with a choice of fillings.
Still hungry? How about a wheat-free lunchtime wrap. But why are we spoiling the fun? Just go to Mana! Fast Slow Food G/F, 92 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2851 1611 (www.mana.hk)
Is well-known on Hong Kong dining scene. Everything on offer is vegetarian, healthy and very natural. There is a great selection of desserts (all gluten-free, of course) – so your sweet tooth will be catered to.
Life Café Organic Restaurant & Bar Soho, 10 Shelley Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2810 9777 (www.lifecafe.com.hk)
O Green Café
Specialty: organic and nutritious food, including gluten, dairy and sugar-free options and great desserts.
O Green Cafe Shop E, G/F, Fu Fai Commercial Centre, 27 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2851 0890 (www.ogreencafe.com)
THE place to contact of you are interested in some of the most delicious cakes and cupcakes in Hong Kong, gluten-free with an option for your own theme-designed pastry.
There is no physical shop to go to, so just order online at
http://bakingmaniac.blogspot.com or email email@example.com
We mentioned here just a few selections of groceries and restaurants, offering gluten-free dining. But, as we have mentioned before, the city offers an abundance of opportunities.
And if you are looking for further advice and tips, why not join
a Facebook community GlutenFreeHK !