Skip your trip to the supermarket with these online grocery stores.
Ah, parenting life! The pace of living in this city never seems to slow down, what with chaperoning your children around, juggling work, school and playdate schedules, cooking for your always-ravenous kids and more. Even though many of us have childcare and household support from our lovely domestic helpers, more often than not, we find that a quick grocery run means that we’re lugging our body weight in shopping bags (reusable, of course!) up hilly Hong Kong streets! If that doesn’t sound like too much fun, it’s time you discovered the joy of grocery shopping online. We’ve sorted out the places that will deliver everything from baked goods to fresh produce. All you’ll need to do now is select the delivery dates!
Want to enjoy the best of what New Zealand has to offer at your home in Hong Kong? Eat the Kiwi offers fresh, quality produce – everything from fruit, vegetables, meat and seafood (both fresh and frozen) to cheese, yoghurt, snacks, pies and meal kits (complete with detailed recipes = dinner sorted!). This award-winning online grocer is also passionate about sustainability. Its seafood is sourced from sustainable-certified fisheries; all of its meat is steroid, hormone and antibiotic-free. The packaging comes with a 99% biodegradable wrapping known as Wool Cool. This has an outer layer made of one of the few recyclable plastics in Hong Kong and an inner layer made of New Zealand sheep’s wool that can be added to landfill – becoming soil with valuable nitrates over time.
Eat the Kiwi works directly with producers in New Zealand to make sure you receive high-quality food at great prices. Once you’ve sampled the award-winning high-quality products, you could also opt for a regular subscription service for your most preferred items.
Use discount code SASSY15 for 15% off one order. Valid until Friday, 31 December 2021.
When a grocery store is run by a fellow mama, you know that its offerings will be good, safe and healthy choices for your family too! Farmer’s Market is owned and operated by Aussie mum, Emma Pike, and it has built a great reputation for delivering delicious, restaurant-quality meat and seafood. Even the pickiest of eaters will be happy to devour the traceable, 100% grass-fed Australian beef, (hormone and antibiotic-free) and free-range Australian chicken and the sustainably farmed Australian salmon.
Sassy Mama readers can use the code SASSYMAMA to get 20% off their Farmer’s Market order (can be used once per customer, until 1 July 2022).
Hong Kong has many local and international options for online shopping for groceries and your household needs. While some of these are online-only stores, there are retail outlets where you can touch and feel the products (and perhaps then have them delivered home to save you the trouble of carrying them!). If you know what you’re looking for, jump ahead to the relevant category.
Grocery Delivery In Hong Kong: General And Household Items
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.
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.
Naturally, what we love most about this online butcher is its impressive selection of meats, roasts and premium butcher’s cuts. However, it also has market-fresh fruits and vegetables, gourmet fridge and pantry essentials and even gifts and hampers.
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 vinegar, 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, a few pantry basics (balsamic vinegar) and personal care products.
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
Needs is an online store with a wide range of products, from food staples to children’s art and craft essentials, perfumes, skincare and more. The site has been started by three women and they proudly claim not to sell anything that they (or their families) haven’t tried and tested themselves.
Other sites delivering general groceries and household items:
Grocery Delivery In Hong Kong: Meats And Seafood
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 offers cold-chain delivery service seven days a week across the city (except outlying islands and some of the more remote areas). It can make cooking and catering simple with everything from grass and grain-fed steaks, pork and lamb sausages, lamb chops as well as pre-cooked and marinated ribs and, of course, biltong (delicious beef snacks).
Looking for restaurant-quality Aussie meat delivered to your door? Be sure to check out Farmer’s Market. As well as fresh and frozen steaks, sausages, chicken and seafood (including oysters), 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, roasting joints, hot pot slices, broth, pantry basics and more.
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.
Jett Foods delivers quality premium meat and seafood at reasonable prices. It souces products from the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Korea and delivers straight from the freezer to you via refrigerated trucks. It also stocks veggies, nuts, wine and kitchen hardware (such as smokeless barbecue grills).
Sassy Mama tip: Don’t know your rib-eye from tenderloin? Refer to this meat manual here.
Loi Chan Frozen Meat Co. is a local butcher in Mui Wo that also stocks a variety of meats sourced from all over the world. Other than the selection of beef, lamb, venison, poultry, pork and seafood, there are gluten-free products and those for vegetarians. Believing that living well begins with eating well, it now has health food products, such as Korean ginseng, Taiwanese tea leaves, etc.
Overfishing is a huge issue throughout the world and we all need to do our part to make sure our seafood is responsibly sourced. Seafood Society by M&C Responsible Seafood brings you the freshest sustainably caught seafood from small fisheries on a caught-to-order basis. Customers should order their seafood products three days in advance so that the company can source them directly from the fishermen. You can visit the showroom to try samples and attend events and cooking demos by leading chefs.
Seafood Society, 17/F, Unit E, Kwong Ga Factory Building, 64 Victoria Road, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.seafoodsociety.hk
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.
Other online grocery sites selling meat and seafood:
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Grocery Delivery In Hong Kong: Fruits And Vegetables
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.
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.
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 (it even owns the area surrounding the farm and water source!). 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.
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.
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. It offers to pick, pack and deliver within 48 hours. 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 VMO wholesale vegetable market at Lai Chi Kok or any of its accredited retailers; or order online via the Local Fresh mobile app (download on iOS or Android), or get in touch with the team (contact details below). 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.
Get fresh fruits and vegetables delivered to your doorstep with What’sIN. You could go for the a la carte option or the surprise 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. If you opt for the weekly or bi-monthly subscription, delivery is free and you could also choose to add a la carte items as well.
Other online grocery sites selling fruits and vegetables:
Grocery Delivery In Hong Kong: 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 some of its products.
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 Green Common. Looking for a healthy lunch? Check out the Green Common meals at some of the deli locations across the city.
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 sustainable and eco-friendly beauty products. Everything stocked here is aimed at helping you 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.
Live Zero Bulk Beauty, 20 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Live Zero Bulk Foods, 33 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 9433 3394
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! There’s free shipping for orders above $500 (not including chilled or frozen items that will require separate packing).
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. Shop at the Yuen Long store or online. There’s free delivery for orders over $300 (it doesn’t deliver to remote parts and some outlying islands, so check the website before ordering).
Since opening its doors back in 2012, this home-grown Hong Kong favourite is your go-to store for freshly, healthy and organic selections. It has two retail outlets (and a small cafe space in each of them) and an online store with a wide range of pantry goodies, fresh plant-based food, superfoods, vegetarian and gluten-free choices – perfect for the eco-conscious family.
SpiceBox Organics, 137 Caine Road, Shop 1, Golden Valley Mansion, Caine Road, Mid Levels, Hong Kong, 2559 9887
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.
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. Given the current COVID-19 restrictions, it has stopped deliveries to remote village houses and some outlying islands, but you can opt for self-pickup.
Other online grocery sites specialising in health and organic products:
Grocery Delivery In Hong Kong: Luxury And Specialty
This is for all your fans of fromage! Once a month, Cheese Club organises a great selection of premium cheeses, imported from Europe and sourced directly from farmers or famous cheesemongers. If you’re planning a “cheesy” night in, you can conveniently get everything else you need as well – cold cuts, organic fruits and veggies, wine and more. Prices are attractive when compared to the usual retail prices in Hong Kong. Orders are usually placed by the second week of a month and are delivered chilled before the end of the month.
As part of the LQV Group, La Cremerie is all about bringing high-quality French products to Hong Kong. La Cremerie selects only top-quality ewe, cow and goat’s milk cheeses directly from exclusive French farms, and then continues to age them in-house. This guarantees that the cheese reaches its optimum ripeness, offering the best texture and balance of flavours. Shop online or head to the locations in Mid-Levels or Wan Chai where an expert Cheese Master can help you pick out your dream cheese line-up.
La Cremerie (Mid-Levels), 118 Caine Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong
Plantin Kaviari by Gourmet en Provence
When truffles and caviar come together, you know you’re in for some fine dining! Specialising in these two luxury products, Plantin Kaviari has been a supplier for fine dining and Michelin-starred restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau since 2009. And now it also offers home delivery. There is a large range of fine products from France, such as meat, poultry, foie gras, fruits, vegetables, cold cuts, cheese and more. Plantin Kaviarin prides itself on its quality (free-range, antibiotic and hormone-free products), suppliers (including the finest French craftsmen), full traceability of products, food safety compliance and helpful customer service.
The Fine Wine Experience
The Fine Wine Experience is the place to go for when you are searching for a particular vintage (there are several bottles listed that are over 100 years old!). While it does stock many quality wines under $500 a bottle, you’ll find many more at the higher price points ($1,000 plus). It also stocks glassware and coffee-table books.
The Fine Wine Experience: Flagship Store, Shop A, 165-166 Connaught Road West (entrance on Chiu Kwong Street), Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 2803 0753
Other online grocery sites that deliver speciality items:
Grocery Delivery In Hong Kong: Supermarkets
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, updated in April 2020 with a further update in April 2021.