There are many reasons why one may opt for a plant based meat diet! Certainly, if you have watched The Game Changers documentary by Netflix lately, you are probably in a mood for change. However, new vegans and vegetarians often find the transition process difficult and plant based meats act as a good facilitator. Others may love the taste of meat but want to give it up due to health and ethical concerns.
Whatever your reason is, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s now easy in Hong Kong to drop meat from your diet without necessarily passing through a vegan nutritionist! With more and more people becoming vegan or vegetarian, there are plenty of options that cater to those diets. Let’s take a look at the top 5 restaurants and top 5 shops selling plant based meats in Hong Kong.
Restaurant #1: Three Blind Mice
It’s never a boring meal at Three Blind Mice. Their “Green Mondays” menu changes frequently so you’ll always have many new options to choose from every time you visit! Starting at 5 pm until closing time, their menu features a variety of items across different cuisines. From Spaghetti Bolognese to Vegetarian Wellington made with ImpossibleTM meats and BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Bao to Tofu Thai Green Curry, there’s something for everyone here. Plus, they offer free-flow beer, wine, prosecco and spirits to go with your meal for just $198!
Restaurant #2: Cali Mex
Love Mexican food? Well, you’re in luck – Cali Mex makes some of the best Mexican food in the city, and they have plenty of vegetarian options. Whether you want tacos, burritos, quesadillas or nachos, you can look forward to a yummy meal made with beans, spinach, vegetables and ImpossibleTM meats. You can also request that their meals be made vegan. They’re conveniently located in several areas of the city, making it easy to drop by and grab a quick bite. Plus, their frozen margaritas are to die for!
Restaurant #3: Kind Kitchen by Green Common
An all-vegan café, Kind Kitchen offers a variety of meals with the plant based meat brand Beyond Meat. Our favourites are the BBQ Beyond Striploin with sweet potato fries and coleslaw as well as the Beyond Burger served with lettuce, tomato, vegan cheese and fries. They also have pizza, pasta, ramen and rice dishes – there’s truly something for everyone here.
Restaurant #4: The Butchers Club Burger
This is the perfect place to dine at if you’re with meat-eaters, as they offer vegan versions of all their most popular and yummy menu options. This restaurant uses Beyond Meats to make their vegan/vegetarian meals, and it tastes just like the real thing! We highly recommend the Wu Tang-Style burger. Composed of a Beyond Meat burger patty fried in the spicy sriracha sauce, as well as bap, mayo, tempura sweet potato, kimchi, cheese and tomato. Nothing to worry about – they use vegan substitutes for everything.
Restaurant #5: The Joomak
Being a vegan or vegetarian gets especially difficult when it comes to buffets. There are so rarely multiple meatless options! Luckily, The Joomak offers an entirely vegetarian Korean buffet every Monday with their all-you-can-eat-K-Veggie-Mondays. Their dishes made with Omnipork are especially delicious. In particular, their Baked Cheese Tomato Omnipork Dumplings and Vegan Kimchi Omnipork Fried Rice are to die for.
So, there you have it – the top 5 restaurants in Hong Kong that serve plant based meats! Of course, eating out every day isn’t a decent option. Plus, nothing beats a home-cooked meal. So now let’s look at the top 5 shops where you can buy plant based meat so you can cook your favourite meals at home.
Shop #1: Green Common
Green Common is one of the best shops for vegans, vegetarians and those who want to pursue a healthier diet. They provide all kinds of Beyond Meats – including chicken strips, beefy crumble and burger patties. They’re always fully stocked with everything you can think of. They also offer the brands Omnipork, Gardein, Vegelink, Alpha Foods, Su Mama and Batata Greens so you can have a diverse selection of plant based chicken, beef, pork and seafood to choose from! The best part – they have an online store with free delivery for orders above $400!
Shop #2: Corner Block
Another shop that has an online store, Corner Block has plenty of vegan foods for sale at reasonable prices. With several brands offering plant based alternatives for chicken, beef, pork, lamb, fish, shellfish and molluscs, you’ll simply be spoilt for choice! Also, all their products are organic in order to promote healthy home eating.
Shop #3: Just Green Organic Convenience Store
Just Green started operations over a decade ago and commits to bringing healthy vegan options to Hong Kong. They offer several plant based meat brands that are difficult to find anywhere else, such as Lightlife Vegan Meat and Apple Gate Natural and Organic Meat, as well as the more popular Daiya and Beyond Meats. They’re super convenient too – they have nine locations scattered across Hong Kong!
Shop #4: One Vegan Shop
One Vegan Shop imports the majority of their products directly from the UK, the US and other European countries. This allows them to provide a diverse and constantly evolving selection and makes them a popular choice among vegans and vegetarians. Whether you’re looking for a snack such as a teriyaki jerky or Bolognese sauce and minced meat to make some yummy spaghetti, they’ve got you covered. They also have vegan dog and cat food and supplements!
Shop #5: VegHamper
Fully stocked with several different options for plant based chicken, beef, pork, mutton, duck and fish, VegHamper is a great option to shop at. In addition to main meal options such as chicken wings, minced meats and steaks, they have several snacks such as chicken nuggets, satay and steak pies. This store isn’t fully vegan either, making it easier for vegetarians to get their plant based meats and dairy products in one place. The best part – they offer free delivery!
See, finding vegan and vegetarian options for plant based meats in Hong Kong isn’t that hard. Now go and discover your new plant-based-diet-super-powers! Also, if you are on a full-on natural and organic journey, check our excellent piece on natural cosmetics.