For Your Little Black Book
Whether you have lived in Hong Kong your whole life or are new to the scene, finding help when you’re in sticky situations can be difficult, or worse, chaotic. To help you out, we have complied a list of essential numbers and apps to add to your contacts. From babysitters, part-time cleaners to at-home doctors to dry cleaners and online groceries, we’ve got you covered, mamas!
Looking for a way to tick off all all your childcare needs? We’ve got a solution that’s been helping sleep-deprived mamas from day one! Established in Hong Kong over 50 years ago, Rent-A-Mum is a well-respected native English speaking child-care service offering daytime and evening babysitting, vocational nannies, and specialist maternity services. Rent-A-Mum is an ideal choice for families relocating to Hong Kong through the busy settling-in period (AND families that have been based in the city for generations). Oh, and did we mention that the experts here have a unique ability to successfully match professional nannies in full-time roles – ideal for busy working parents needing top quality childcare. After all, when it comes to our little ones, only the very best will do.
Rent-A-Mum, www.rent-a-mum.com, 2523 4868
The Nanny Experts
If your helper is away on holiday, why not make things easier at home by hiring a trusted babysitting agency? At the top of our list is The Nanny Expert, a team of experienced nannies, maternity nurses, tutors and babysitters providing premium childcare services. What’s more, The Nanny Experts team of candidates speaks English, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, German and more!
The Nanny Experts, www.thenannyexperts.hk, 6295 6051
Providing all-inclusive babysitter matching employment services, Babysitter.hk is a great option if you’re looking for babysitters. With over 1200 professional full-time and part-time nannies, babysitters, night nurses and child tutors, you’ll be able to find whatever you need from this online platform!
Babysitter.hk, www.babysitter.hk, 3678 8815
In Safe Hands
Need a maternity nurse, night nurse or nanny? Look no further than In Safe Hands. A Hong Kong based, English speaking maternity and childcare agency, it prides itself in offering trusted, childcare services that comes with good recommendations and a solid reputation!
In Safe Hands, www.insafehands.com.hk, 2323 2676
Aside from full-time and part-time nannies, Babysitters.hk also assist you in finding night nurses. Simply fill in the online service request form and the website will start matching you with suitable candidates in no time
Babysitter.hk, www.babysitter.hk, 3678 8815
Asia’s leading online grocery concierge service, honestbee, is a winner in our books when it comes to shopping for household, grocery needs (over 40,000 choices of products!) and food delivery (over 70 restos to order from!). Offering an array of products, from local’s favourite to higher-end specialty stores such as Fusion, TESCO, Feather & Bone and Catch Grocery, you’ll be guaranteed to find everything you need. The website is easy to use, and the experts handpick from the freshest ingredients available. As an added bonus, honestbee works with some of our favourite restaurant partners for easy home delivery. This includes San Xi Lou, Burgeroom, Celebrity Cuisine, Ser Wong Fun, Ding Dim 1968 and Cafe Hunan. It currently has over 70 restaurant partners and currently delivers from Pok Fu Lam to Happy Valley – with an estimated 45 minute delivery time! Honestly, food deliveries have never been easier.
Use the promo code SASSYGRO when spending over $400 and get $150 off your grocery delivery, valid until 30 September. Getting food delivered? Use the promo code: SASSYFOOD when spending over $300 and get $150 off your food delivery, valid until 30 September. Both offers are for one time use only, terms and conditions apply.
Jett Foods is a mama’s one stop-shop for premium food. If you’re looking to get your weekly quality imported meats and seafood delivered straight to your door, this place offers exactly that and more. At some of the fairest and competitive prices you’ll hear of in Hong Kong, it’s no surprise to see why this place is a Hong Kong staple. Plus, Jett Foods is all about guaranteeing top value products. Sounds pretty perfect to us. Quick, convenient, and stress-free, we’ve been fans from the start. From prime cuts of lamb, beef, chicken, pork and top quality seafood, to condiments, herbs and spices you need to go with it! Time to say “so long” to scheduling in frantic shopping trips or last minute, after-work runs to empty supermarkets. Stocking up on fresh produce has never been easier…
Jett Foods, www.jettfoods.com
If you have no time for grocery shopping and are looking for healthy, organic and local selections, Jou Sun is your best bet. From organic daily produce, brand name food items to household essentials, you’ll find high-quality products from this one stop, online personal grocer. As a bonus, it even offers free next day delivery!
Jou Sun, www.jousun.com
Looking for premium beef, pork or poultry? Hong Kong’s online butcher La Boucherie’s got you covered with their diverse selection of traditional French products ranging from quality meat, to cold cuts, pastries, bread and even beers and champagne. All items directly imported from France with free home delivery for orders over HK$500!
La Boucherie, www.laboucherie.com.hk, 2562 1382
Established in 2014 under the direction of Katie Campbell, Farmer’s Kitchen is your go-to when it comes premium yet sustainable meat freshly delivered from Australia. From 100% grass feed beef and lamb sourced from the company’s own farms to sausages and meat packs, you’ll get everything you need here! For next-day delivery, order before noon from Monday to Friday.
Farmer’s Kitchen, www.farmerskitchen.com.hk, 9556 0070
Believe in the pleasure of dining at home? Look no further than Pacific Gourmet. Providing a myriad of quality food products sourced from Australia and Norway, an enticing range of deli items and award-winning wines from all over the world, you’ll be guaranteed a complete gourmet dining experience at no better place than your own home.
Pacific Gourmet, www.pacificgourmet.com.hk, 2898 0221
No time to cook, mama? Don’t worry, because the technological era of the 21st century has blessed us with home delivery options a plenty with just a tap on our phones. Besides having a large variety of cuisines and diverse dishes from premium eateries to choose from, they also deliver impressively fast, so dinner will be ready in literally a flash!
Food Panda, www.foodpanda.hk
Uber Eats, www.ubereats.com
No need to don those rubber gloves mama, as Hong Kong is rife with top quality home cleaning company to help you out with chores around the house. To start with, check out Merry Maids, a professional team of 40, renowned for providing services such as helping with moving into a new place or moving out, deep cleaning and even window cleaning. You can even tailor-make a regular schedule choosing from their premium or hourly plan, making it flexible for busy mamas too!
Merry Maids, www.merrymaids.com.hk, 2857 4038
Take the pressure off cleaning by enlisting the help of Smart Home. With home assistant services including pre move-in and post renovation cleaning, pest control, air-conditioner cleaning and more, you’ll be guaranteed a squeaky clean apartment by the time you come home.
Smart Home, www.shome.com.hk, 2717 1196
Prestige Home Services
Serving Hong Kong since 2000, Prestige Home Services pride themselves in excellent customer services and home cleaning. They offer a multitude of services ranging from part-time helpers, deep cleaning, marble, carpet to upholstery and curtain cleaning. With even weekly and monthly packages to choose from, housekeeping has never been easier.
Prestige Home Services, www.phshk.com, 2893 7387
Top Maids Home Cleaning Co.,
Looking for something on the more affordable side? Top Maids Home Cleaning Co.’s got you covered. With regular housekeeping, spring and office cleaning services, you’ll be tremendously impressed by the affordable price tags and reliable services.
Top Maids Home Cleaning Co., www.topmaid.com.hk 2151 1280
Jeeves Hong Kong
Hands up if your laundry is piling up in your apartment and you’ve got no time to sort them out? If you are, check out London’s finest dry cleaners, Jeeves! Providing services that focus on high quality clothing and meticulous fabric care such as dry cleaning, retexturing, handbags and briefcase restoration as well as wedding dress preservation, your problems will be solved in a flash.
Jeeves, www.jeeveshongkong.com, 2973 0071
With their constant emphasis on quality, service and cleanliness, Park Avenue “The Fashion Care Specialist’ is your go-to when it comes to high-quality dry cleaning and laundry. With the professional dry cleaning, leather and suede restoration, garment repairs and alteration services, your laundry is definitely in good hands.
Park Avenue, parkavenuehk.com/parkavenue, 2893 9368
One of the leading commercial laundry companies here in the 852, Vogue Laundry strives to ensure quality and reliable services that cater to both personal and corporate needs at an affordable price. Whether you’re looking to freshen up household items or seeking professional help for dress alterations, simply put Vogue Laundry on speed dial!
Vogue Laundry, www.voguelaundry.com, 2480 2419
With 39 shops across the SAR, Clean Living is easily one of Hong Kong’s largest clothing service providers. They offer a wide array of services ranging from professional dry cleaning and laundry, special stain removal, cleaning of fur and leather to fabric care. Best yet? Free pickup and delivery even to areas like Discovery Bay, Park Island and Tung Chung!
Clean Living, www.cleanliving.com.hk, 2333 0141
Whether you’re transporting goods or passengers, make your process less arduous by enlisting professional help from some of the best services in town. GoGoVan is an app-based platform that connects drivers and customers and makes transporting goods both convenient and efficient.
GoGoVan, www.gogovan.com.hk, 3590 3399
A phenomenon quickly taking the world by storm, Uber has made its presence strong in our city. With just a touch of a button, you are now able to request your own private driver during any time of the day. Perfect if you live in a city that is non-stop 24/7!
Allied Pickfords Hong Kong
If you’re relocating to or across the SAR, enlist the help of Allied Pickfords Hong Kong to make your process less stressful. Since its establishment in 1984, the company has prided itself in providing seamless home services ranging from domestic to international moving and even office and household goods relocation in more than 40 countries.
Allied Pickfords Hong Kong, www.alliedpickfords.com.hk, 2736 6032
Asian Express International Movers
Offering services that caters to international, domestic, local to even office moves, Asian Express International Movers promises to provide high levels of service demanded by both prominent corporate and private clients. As a bonus, it even provides handyman services!
Asian Express International Movers Ltd, www.aemovers.com.hk, 2893 1000
Odd jobs around the house can be tricky and time-consuming, but in Hong Kong we are blessed with plenty of services to give us that helping hand. Whether your home is in need of an urgent renovation, or you simply need someone to run errands and pick up groceries, these services are here to handle your to-do list. Providing professional and reliable services at reasonable prices, your problems will be fixed in a flash. They’re only a phone call, Whatsapp or a tap on your phone away!
Ace Handyman, www.acehandyman.hk, 9078 1918, 6302 0004
Cheuk Kei Professional Maintenance Company, 5518 1445
Hello Toby, www.hellotoby.com, 3703 3250
Doctors at Home
Sickness does not wait. If the waiting time of the crowded emergency rooms clinics is too long, or your loved ones are simply too ill to leave the house, there’s always a better option: enlist the help of doctors at home. Offering high standards of personalised medical care, these experienced doctors will come to you and provide emergency or routine medical care in the comfort of your own home, office or hotel.
Hong Kong Home Doctor, www.hkhomedoctor.com, 6628 5365
Doctors Direct, www.doctorsdirect.com.hk, 2338 0527
Hong Kong Emergency Medicine Centre, www.emchk.com, 2889 6999 (Central Clinic), 2889 6900 (TST Clinic)
Beauty Needs at Home
In need of a quick trim or an updated makeup look for a night out? Bring the glam squad to your own home with these app-based beauty providers delivering professional and affordable hair, makeup, nails services and more to wherever you are!
WeCut Asia, www.wecut.asia, 3796 6268
BloomMe, bloomme.com.hk 9703 9134
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