Health is wealth after all.
Do you ever find yourself ordering in because of the convenience when all you are really craving is a nice wholesome homemade dinner? Though, sometimes, it can be difficult to source good quality, nutritious, organic foods. We get it, you want to make sure that you’re feeding your family the best produce you can find and, ideally, to ensure your fruit and veg comes from a reliable source and isn’t wrapped in thousands of layers of plastic. The good news is that there are actually numerous organic stores and companies readily available in Hong Kong that can provide you with fresh, wholesome, organic produce and the vast majority will also deliver straight to your door! Here are some of our go-to organic, green and fresh food spots around the city.
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Organic Stores In Hong Kong
Green Common is a great plant-based one-stop-shop where you can stock up on your grocery and personal care essentials. It carries an extensive range of imported plant-based products in-store and online. If you’re after meat substitutes made with plant-based ingredients, you can now find Beyond Meat and Omnipork as well. 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.
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 and personal care items. While FoodCraft is solely an online store, some retailers in Hong Kong also carry its products. Shop from the comfort of your home by placing an order of over $700 for free delivery, and be sure to check out specific delivery restrictions and guidelines for your location.
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 free delivery to anywhere in Hong Kong when you spend over $500 (orders below have an $80 service fee and all chilled or frozen orders have an additional charge of $25).
Whether you’re looking for some extra nutritional support, have cholesterol problems, or need sleeping aids – Redwood Nutrition House has got you sorted. With stores in Kwun Tong and Wan Chai, you can find almost everything healthy and organic that your heart desires, from holistic health bites to nutritious snacks (always be sure to stock up on those) as well as gluten-free options! 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
This one is for the eco-friendly gods and goddesses! Because not only is it completely environmentally-friendly, but it is also a socially conscious company that sources everything ethically. Aside from providing a wealth of spices (with the option to create your own herbs and spice box), Spice Box Organics ensures health for the mind, body and soul with its selection of traditional meds, household and body care products. You can also place your order online and receive free delivery when you purchase over $300.
Spice Box Organics, 137 Caine Road, Shop 1, Golden Valley Mansion, Caine Road, Mid Levels, Hong Kong, 2559 9887
From organic foods to nutritional supplements and sports nutrition-related products, there’s plenty to pick up at this now online-only store. It also offers a range of skin and personal care products. As many 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 for orders placed before 2:30pm (and office deliveries placed before 11:30am). You can also get free delivery on orders $450 and over.
If you’re looking for top-quality meat, seafood and poultry, try Farmers Market. This online store stocks a huge range of options, all of which are naturally and sustainably farmed. Founded by Hong Kong mama Emma Pike, who moved here from Australia in 2006, Emma had a passion to provide the most wholesome food to families in Hong Kong and Singapore at prices that don’t make your eyes water! There’s no minimum order and if you get your shopping in before 12pm you can have it delivered fresh the next day, with free delivery on orders over $500 (there’s a $50 charge for orders under $500).
This local organic online store enables its customers to buy affordable groceries that are fresher and of better quality by sourcing directly from 35 farmers and speciality importers around Hong Kong. You can easily find sustainable and organic produce, from fresh meat and seafood to dairy products, rice and other grains. With seasonal promotions and next day delivery, your online healthy food shopping is made easier. Delivery is free on orders over $500 ($80 charge for orders under $500) and usually arrives the next day.
We love this restaurant for its delicious and filling organic meals, but did you know it also has an organic speciality store? The Marketplace at Locofama provides sustainably-sourced, organic food – perfect for stocking up on your faves. 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.
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 Tiguan 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 (additional $80 fee if under).
Food for Life is another holistic lifestyle retailer in the city. With tons of health foods and supplements to offer, this organic store a great choice if you are looking for the latest health products. Order online and your chosen goods will be delivered straight to your door (outlying islands excluded), with free delivery offered for orders over $450. Alternatively, you can also pop into one of the four main stores and affiliated stores in Hong Kong.
If you are a believer of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is all about the body’s yin and yang balance, then you may want to pay a visit to CheckCheckCin. In Cantonese, Check Check Cin means “to check first.” Focusing on Chinese medicinal principles, this store offers an extensive range of Chinese beverages such as rice water and herbal teas that pride themselves on being beneficial for your health. It also has a mobile app which makes food suggestions for your meals based on your body type. You can purchase products at the Causeway Bay store, or head to the Sheung Wan location for the Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic (call 2833 5508 to make an appointment).
CheckCheckCin, Shop G14, Windsor House, 311 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
If you’re allergic to various foods or have specific dietary restrictions, opt for user-friendly Nutri Alley, where shoppers are provided with a range of “free-from” products. Whether you’re looking for caffeine-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan or kosher items, you can easily find them with its filter search!
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 $300 but limited services are available to certain areas, so always check the website.
Certified organic online store, Organic Taste is stocked with a range of products such as superfoods, detox supplements, healthy munchies, energy bars and plenty more. They all carry certifications from around the world such as USDA Organic, EU Organic and others. What’s more, products are all at pretty friendly prices, which would otherwise be quite pricey at any other ordinary retail store!
Hong Kong’s first, completely zero-waste and packaging-free grocery store, Live Zero a huge array of organic products such as flours, grains, legumes, nuts, oats, granola, herbs, spices, pasta, oils and vinegar (to name but a few!). On top of pantry staples, the store also sells everything you need to reduce your plastic consumption, such as shampoo and conditioner bars, cleaning products, reusable cups, lunch boxes and cutlery, as well as stainless steel straws.
Featuring a wide assortment of seasonal tropical and western organic fruits, that have been sun-ripened in French Reunion Island or in the Mediterranean basin before being selected by the finest HK chefs, WHAT’sIN curates fresh, delicious fruits and brings them straight to your door in a practical sized box. We’re especially impressed because produce is all organic or free from harmful chemicals. Plus, as an added bonus, WHAT’sIN will also deliver fruit boxes on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, ensuring you always have fresh fruit in the house – we love that it strives to use eco-friendly packaging for its deliveries, too!
Dragontail Farm dedicates itself to harvesting organic foods for locals from locals. Located in Lantau Island, it sells in-season foods and hopes to expose more people to unique and little-known veggies like angled loofahs, silk gourds and water spinach, but it also has a lot more common veggies like tomatoes and cabbage. There is a wide variety of herbs such as mint, oregano, parsley, basil and rosemary, depending on the season. Although it has very few fruits – bananas, mulberries, and passionfruit are occasionally available.
Originally created by three mums, Naoko, Annamaria, and Charlotte, Eat FRESH provides organic foods that are all HKORC-certified and undergo annual testing. The produce is farmed in the New Territories by organic farmers. Currently, two health coaches help run the organisation and regularly produce articles about health and sustainable healthy living, as well as recipes for dragonfruit vegan gelato, minestrone, homemade sauerkraut and eggplant parm. There is a subscription plan available as well as a la carte selections.
A government-run platform helping local farmers right here in the 852! Ordering vegetables grown locally is the best way to give back to Hong Kong. You can either visit the wholesale vegetable market or choose your order online and wait for it to be delivered. Vegetable Marketing Association changes its selection of vegetables every other season. In winter, the vegetables include flowering Chinese cabbage, pea shoots, radishes, Irish potatoes and Chinese kale, amongst others. During the warmer months, you can find an assortment of gourd, cucumbers, string beans and eggplant.
Organic Markets In Hong Kong
Every Wednesday (unless there’s a T3 or higher), head to the Central Star Ferr Pier 7 as the second floor transforms into a farmer’s market – offering local and organic fruits and veggies. Organised by the Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden and SEED, you can rest assured that the produce here is as natural and fresh as it gets!
If you’re living on Kowloon side and finding it hard to purchase organic produce, head to the farmer’s market in Mei Foo on any Sunday between 11am to 5pm. Take MTR exit B and right next to the wet market, you’ll find fresh veggies ready to be stirred up into a salad!
If you’re in the area, check out Organic Veggie Express in Sai Ying Pun’s local market. The locally-grown superfood veggies are handpicked while they’re fresh and ripe. Not only will it benefit your health, but it will also support the local economy!
Don’t forget that most supermarkets will also stock their own range of organic options. But if you prefer to shop online, why not check out the iHerb grocery section and tag on some healthy snacks when you place your next order?
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on 25, April 2012 and most recently updated in August 2020. Thanks to Novella Lui for her contribution.