Skip your trip to the supermarket with these online grocery stores.
Ah, parenting life! When you’re not lugging your children around, you’re carrying your body weight in shopping bags up hilly Hong Kong streets (so not fun!). Then to top it off, if you’ve got tweens and teens, your cupboards are probably bare two minutes after you fill them. Instead of schlepping back and forth 10 times a day, we like to do a lot of our shopping online. To help you out, we’ve sorted out the places that will deliver everything from baked goods to produce. All you’ll need to do now is select the delivery dates!
You can rely on the Kiwis to know a thing or two about fresh, quality produce. Eat The Kiwi is bringing the best of what New Zealand has to offer, direct from the producer, right to your door in Hong Kong. Even better, it is doing its bit to go eco-friendly — reducing packaging wherever possible and using boxes with a biodegradable lining to ensure that your fruit and vegetables arrive in top condition. Eat The Kiwi stocks everything from fruit, vegetables, meat and seafood (both fresh and frozen) along with cheese and yoghurt, snacks and even pies and pastries! By taking out the middleman and working directly with the producers in New Zealand, it ensures that you receive high-quality food at great prices.
Sassy Mama tip: Keep your eye out for special offers! Each month there is a different free product with every purchase over $500! In April, it’s a jar of delicious Caramel Raglan Coconut Yoghurt (usually $95). Just add the product to your cart and use the code APRIL.
Use discount code “SASSY” for $100 off your next order
For a wide selection of quality, primarily South African-sourced barbecue meats delivered to your home, get in touch with Biltong Chief. This online butcher makes cooking and catering simple with everything from grass and grain-fed steaks (including Tomahawks), boerewors (a farm-style beef sausage), pork and lamb sausages, lamb chops as well as pre-cooked and marinated ribs and, of course, biltong. The Chicken Drumettes (available in peri-peri and lemon and herb) are sure to be crowd-pleasing starters before you tuck into your Angus beef burgers! Whether you’re inviting your friends round for a barbecue or cooking for the family at home, be sure to check out Biltong Chief to get your grill stocked up. Order online before 1pm, Monday to Saturday, for next day delivery ($50 fixed fee).
Use coupon code “SMAMAAP” for free delivery on orders over $700
One for all you fromage lovers out there, the Cheese Club is your go-to place for that all-important dairy fix. Once a month, it organises a great selection of premium cheeses (imported from Europe) delivered right to your door, ready to meet your cheesy needs – plus, it won’t break the bank either! Prices are up to 50% cheaper compared to usual HK retail prices. Simply hop on to the website to see which delicious goods are being delivered that month, choose which you would like, select your delivery date and enter your payment details. Then sit back, relax and await your goods (arriving by chilled delivery).
All cheeses are sourced directly from farmers or famous cheesemongers, and if you’re planning a night in with your other half (or a floor picnic with the kids), you can conveniently get everything else you need as well – cold cuts, organic fruits and veggies, wine and more. Rediscover the pleasure of eating high-quality cheese every day without killing your budget, with the next order opening on Friday, 15 May, until Sunday, 24 May, 2020.
Sassy Mama readers will get a free Saint Marcellin cheese with your first order, simply type SASSYat the end of your order form.
The season’s freshest fruits and vegetables delivered to your doorstep (whether at home or office!) – that’s the promise WHAT’sIN makes to you when you sign up for any of its boxes. The produce carries trustworthy certifications and comes with a guarantee of no nasties (synthetic pesticides, preservatives and fertilisers), so you have complete peace of mind. What’s more, it comes in eco-friendly packaging with recycled and biodegradable materials.
Normally, you’d think that good quality means higher prices. But with its promise of providing access to fresh and tasty seasonal fruits and veggies at a reasonable price, you will find that it is 30 to 40% cheaper than similar quality products at retail stores and competitors’ outlets.
Sassy Mama tip: WHAT’sIN wants to educate people about the varieties of fruits and veggies (origins, nutrition profiles, recipes, storage, etc.). Its blog will be a treasure trove of information while you are currently homeschooling.
Sassy Mama readers who use the code F&V4SASSY will receive20% off their first orders!
Plantin Kaviari by Gourmet en Provence
Want a taste of fine dining at home? Plantin Kaviari, supplier for fine dining and Michelin-starred restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau since 2009, is also offering home delivery. It specialises in two products: caviar from Kaviari House and truffles (including freshly-foraged ones when in season) from Plantin House. Besides these, there is a large range of fine products from France, such as meat, poultry, foie gras, fruits, vegetables, cold cuts, cheese and more. All meat, poultry and foie gras products are imported fresh upon order, and with France being under lockdown at the moment take a look at the extensive frozen range.
With Plantin Kaviari, you’re assured of the best quality (free-range, antibiotic and hormone-free). Suppliers include the finest French craftsmen, there is full traceability of products, food safety compliance and helpful customer service. Weekday deliveries are free from $900 and up on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon and $1,200 and up to New Territories.
5% off all orders for Sassy Mama readers with the code SASSY05 valid until Friday, 31 December, 2021.
Since opening its doors back in 2012, this home-grown Hong Kong favourite is your go-to market, online store and cafe for freshly, healthy and organic selections. The online store has a wide range of pantry goodies, fresh plant-based food, superfoods, vegetarian and gluten-free choices – perfect for the eco-conscious family. Rest assured that SpiceBox Organics is also one of the few local stores that are certified by the USDA National Organic Programme. It nurtures local business as well, insisting on using organic, traceable and sustainable ingredients from close to home. Keep a lookout as well for the upcoming online meditation workshops (taking place via Zoom) to help keep the mind healthy, as well as your body.
Shop online and Sassy Mama readers will receive a 15% discount on orders when using the code “Sassy2020”.
SpiceBox Organics, 137 Caine Road, Shop 1, Golden Valley Mansion, Caine Road, Mid Levels, Hong Kong, 2559 9887
Your one-stop, personal online grocer with same-day delivery, this family-run business sources its products from a range of trusted suppliers. You can shop by aisle or store, with everything from organic, artisanal, local and brand name food items to personal care and household essentials.
Jou Sun, www.jousun.com
Flair Food is bringing the best of European produce to your kitchen in Hong Kong. Whether you’re after meat, seafood, dairy, cold cuts or even fine oils and vinegars, they’ve got you covered. Produce is sourced directly from the farmers so you can be assured of the quality.
This online grocery delivery store is all about keeping it local. Reducing transport by buying local is one of the best things you can do for the environment, but it also ensures your fresh produce is picked at its peak. You’ll also be supporting farmers throughout the New Territories and some carefully vetted ones from across the border in China. Other than fruits and vegetables, you’ll also find drinks, toiletries and other household products.
Select premium butcher’s cuts, market-fresh fruits and vegetables, gourmet fridge and pantry essentials and even gifts and hampers. There’s even free delivery for orders over $500.
Feather & Bone, www.featherandbone.com.hk
When you shop from farmfresh330, you are doing your bit to support a social enterprise creating opportunities for people with mental illness. Plus, you’ll be buying quality groceries! It stocks organic veggies harvested fresh from the farm, organic meat plus a range of health foods and eco-friendly products.
Calling all the Brits out there who are missing a taste of home! British Essentials stocks a variety of products imported directly from the United Kingdom.
Meats And Seafood
Looking for restaurant-quality meat delivered to your door? Be sure to check out Farmer’s Market. As well as fresh and frozen steaks, sausages, chicken and seafood, you’ll also find a range of hot pot cuts and bulk meat packs.
As the name suggests, Meat Market stocks all sorts of quality products including beef, lamb, pork, poultry, game, seafood and deli meats. We love that other than the premium cuts, it also stocks secondary cuts that are perfect for stew and curries. There’s also ready-to-cook homemade chicken nuggets, schnitzels and the iconic Aussie meat pie!
Shop a range of beef, chicken, lamb, pork, seafood and even plant-based meat substitutes from My Meat Man. All the producers adhere to the strict Meat Standards Australia so you can be assured of quality and consistency in all its products.
Sassy Mama tip: Be sure to check out the Chef’s Tips for some handy hints in the kitchen.
Overfishing is a huge issue throughout the world and we all need to do our part to make sure our seafood is responsibly sourced. Thankfully, M&C Responsible Seafood is making it easy by ensuring all its products are fished and farmed sustainably. A great option is its weekly seafood basket which comes complete with oily, white fish and shellfish sourced from the seafood markets of Brittany.
M&C Responsible Seafood, www.mnc-asia.com
Jett Foods delivers quality premium meat and seafood at reasonable prices. It souces products from the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China and Spain and delivers straight from the freezer to you via refrigerated trucks. It delivers to most places around Hong Kong for free on orders over $700 (otherwise there’s an $80 fee).
Loi Chan Frozen Meat Co. is a local brand that has a selection of beef, lamb, venison, poultry, pork and seafood as well as mass-produced delights including nuggets, hamburger patties, and sausages. For vegetarians, browse through the selection of veggie patties and veggies sausages, as well as vegetables and samosas. Loi Chan Frozen Meat Co. also curates a series of gluten-free products. Organic foods are sourced from the United States.
For responsibly produced food sourced exclusively from pristine New Zealand, it’s worth checking out 178 Degrees. Select from a range of quality king salmon, blue abalone, wagyu beef and lamb as well as Manuka honey and selected craft liquors.
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Fruits And Vegetables
We’ve all stared at the fruit and veg in the supermarket and had our concerns about food safety. This led three Hong Kong mums to start an online grocery delivery business in 2011 delivering fresh organic fruits and vegetables sourced right here from local farms.
Bringing you fresh greens like baby cos lettuce, baby spinach and curly kale direct from its own farm just south of New Zealand, the Fresh Grower certainly goes the extra mile to deliver your fruits and veg. You could also opt for a vegetable box or salad box to receive a variety of fresh seasonal goods.
Ordering vegetables grown locally is the best way to give back to Hong Kong and this government-run platform does just that. 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.
Frutodor is the online grocery delivery website to go to for all the fruit-loving families out there. Its family fruit boxes are great value and will ensure the kids are getting their daily serve and you can also choose to have monthly or quarterly subscription services.
Dedicated to providing seasonal food from local farmers to local Hong Kongers, this little farm is located on Lantau Island. As well as picking up your regular salad veggies and herbs you can also stock your fridge with angled loofahs, silk gourds and water spinach. Dragontail Farm only delivers to Lantau Island.
ecoFarm offers weekly vegetable and fruit deliveries. To make sure everything is without harmful chemicals, all products are USDA, EU and JAS-certified and grown at a Jiangxi farm in China. You can order various-sized boxes including a build-your-own box, big harvest one-offs, and premium boxes (all prepaid). Weekly links are sent to your email for selection. Some speciality items include kale, avocados, cactus fruit, and grapefruits, amongst others. You are also able to specially request items. There are new speciality items every season, including Japanese pumpkin or heirloom French tomatoes.
Health And Organic
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. While FoodCraft is solely an online store, some retailers in Hong Kong also carry its brand of products. Shop from the comfort of your home by placing an order of over $600 or you can choose to pick up from S.F. Express on orders over $400.
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, 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.
Organic Plus has locations all over Hong Kong as well as online. It stocks over 1,000 different organic foods including grains, pasta, oils, household products and supplements. There are even certified organic snacks for infants and toddlers!
Organic Plus, www.organicplus.com.hk
Stock up on healthy foods, sports supplements, vitamins, superfoods and personal care items from The Store. It delivers all over Hong Kong in recyclable packaging for that extra green touch.
Allergies and intolerances, especially in kids, can be a nightmare in Hong Kong. NutriAlley has you covered with everything from gluten-free, egg-free and dairy-free (amongst others) products ensuring that for those who are a bit sensitive to these things can still enjoy yummy treats.
Offering all things vegan, One Vegan Shop stocks everything from pet food, skincare and household items as well as healthy foods, supplements and dairy-free desserts. Plus, there’s free delivery for orders over $200 (regular price is $300, but it has been lowered due to the COVID-19 outbreak, be sure to check when you order).
Toying with the idea of going vegan or vegetarian with your family? Veg Hamper is an online grocery delivery store that specialises in vegan and vegetarian “meats” to help make your journey a little easier. It also sells eco-friendly tableware.
Veg Hamper, www.veghamper.com
If you’re just wanting something from your local supermarket but don’t have the time to cruise the aisles, here’s a list of those in the city that deliver:
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2018 and updated in April 2020.
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Featured image courtesy of Getty, image 1 courtesy of Eat The Kiwi, image 2 courtesy of Biltong Chief, image 3 courtesy of Cheese Club, image 4 courtesy of WhatsIN, image 5 courtesy of Plantin Kaviari, image 6 courtesy of SpiceBox Organics, image 7 courtesy of Leonardo Carvalho on Unsplash, image 8 courtesy of Ella Olsson on Unsplash, image 9 courtesy of Maddi Bazzocco on Unsplash.