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Wellness Guide 2016


FITNESS

FOOD

WELLNESS

04 What’s New

16 What’s New

36 What’s New

06 Fitness Studios

18 Vegetarian Dining

38 Clinics

10 Yoga Studios

20 Lunch Ideas

42 Day Spas

13 CrossFit

24 Fine Dining

44 Natural Beauty

15 Athleisure

27 Meal Delivery

48 Travel

28 Health Food Stores

50 Index

30 Supplements 32 Grocery Delivery 34 Online Stores EDITOR’S LETTER

HONG KONG’S WELLNESS BIBLE When we started putting together Liv Magazine’s first annual Wellness Guide, we wondered whether there would be enough shops and services to fill these pages. Well, 200 listings later, we are bursting at the seams with fantastic wellness information! The guide is divided into three sections: Fitness, Food and Wellness. In fitness, you’ll find boutique gyms, yoga studios, CrossFit gyms and workout gear galore. Our Food section will introduce you to healthy restaurants that offer everything from a quick bite to a sustainable feast. We’ve also got health food stores, veggie delivery companies and sites that deliver healthconscious products straight to your door. In our Wellness section, we offer comprehensive listings of complementary therapies, from physiotherapy

and osteopathy to more fringe treatments. If it’s relaxation you’re after, we also have spas that focus on organic or natural treatments, as well as a guide to our favourite chemical-free beauty brands. And if you want to get out of Hong Kong, our Travel section will give you plenty of inspiration for wellness retreats and adventure holidays to suit any price point. Be well,

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FITNESS

What's New

Spin to Win

Having converted Centralites to the spin craze with its high-octane classes, killer beats and kick-ass lighting, XYZ has expanded with a new outlet in Causeway Bay. Though it’s a little smaller than the flagship Central location, you can still expect top instructors and to leave feeling exhilarated. 5/F, Oliv, 15 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, 2865-1077, www.youarexyz.com.

Horseplay

Kennedy Town’s health and fitness scene continues to expand, and now the area has its own CrossFit box. Having relocated from Happy Valley, Crossfit Cavaliers is a friendly spot that offers Crossfit classes all day (from 5:30am) as well as women-only FunFit classes. Want to get outside? Their MobFit boot camp takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings. 533-537 Queen's Road West, Kennedy Town, 2573-1180, crossfitcavaliers.com. 4

XYZ


Norse Code

Stylish boutique gym Odinson is proving popular among Hongkongers looking for some one-on-one fitness and functional training, complemented with yoga. With yoga studios on the lower floor and machines, free weights and a functional training area above, you can stretch your body, pump your muscles and soothe your mind, all at the same time. It doesn’t hurt that the super stylish space has gorgeous wall murals and a Mr. Green Juice bar serving juices, bowls and other light bites too. 11-12/F, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, 3955-2206, odinson.asia.

Blue Notes

Located in quiet Sau Wa Fong, Wan Chai’s Blue Door Studio is perfect for anyone seeking a friendly, intimate practice. Offers yin, hatha vinyasa and power yoga, as well as prenatal and toddler classes. Pay as you wish; no membership required. 28 Sau Wa Fong, Wan Chai, 6468-5859, www.facebook.com/bluedoorstudiohk.

Pure Awesome

The Pure juggernaut continues to dominate Central, with a new 33,000-square foot location taking over Seasons Fitness’s old space in ICBC Tower. This is the first Pure location that has an indoor pool, as well as a state-of-the-art functional fitness area and RealRyder spinning bikes that turn and move like the real thing. 3/F ICBC Tower, 3 Garden Rd., Central, 8105-5588, www.pure-fitness.com.

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Fitness | Boutique Studios

Boutique Studios

Bounce Limit

Rebounding is a great way to perform high intensity, low impact workouts. Most of the shock is absorbed by the mini trampoline, making it ideal for those with sensitive joints. Incorporating stability, core and muscle toning, it’s great for toning and rehab. Classes available include BeginnerBounce, TRX Bounce, BouncePilates and LED night for a bouncy disco. First time trial is $580 for two classes. 13/F, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, 2441-0021, www.bouncelimit.com.

Elite Personal Training Barre 2 Barre Bounce Limit

This Southside-based personal training studio offers a holistic approach to personal training, with a tailored exercise program combined with nutrition advice to look after every aspect of your health. If you want to make lifestyle changes that’ll stick, try the 21-day FIRE challenge which combines workouts, consultations, a meal plan and PT. 20/F, Regency Centre Phase 2 41-43 Wong Chuk Hang Rd., Wong Chuk Hang, 2552-9925, www.eliteptstudio.com.

Flex Studio

Aerial Arts Academy

Ready to do flips and turns in mid-air, but not sure where to begin? This studio offers aerial silk, hoop and hammock classes for beginners and advanced aerialists alike. If all of that sounds intimidating, you can try out their handstand or flyoga classes first. 16/F, Parkview Commercial Building, 9-11 Shelter St., Causeway Bay, 2375-8088. Also has classes in Sheung Wan, Tsim Sha Tsui and Central. www.aerialartsacademy.com.

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Barre 2 Barre

Specialising in ballet-inspired workouts that improve your posture, strength and flexibility, Barre 2 Barre is the only certified studio in Asia teaching BarreAmped, an intensive full body workout influenced by dance, Pilates and orthopedic stretching. Other classes include barre bootcamp, barre+yoga, cardioboxing and pilates. Drop-in: $280. 4/F, Cheung Hing Commercial Building, 37 Cochrane St., Central, 9688-3503, www.barre2barre.com.

Offering a wide range of classes aimed at increasing flexibility, mobility and strength, Flex offers a full menu of group classes including yoga, pre- and post-natal classes, cardio, conditioning and barre. It also offers classes for kids and teens, as well as clinical Pilates, physiotherapy and remedial massage. Studios are located in Central and Island South. 3/F, Man Cheung Building, 15-17 Wyndham St., Central, 2813-2399, www.flexhk.com.

Flaunt Studio

Fun and sexy, Flaunt Studio is run by local pole dancing champions, and will teach you to work it like a pro.


Fitness | Boutique Studios

Pole 101 is perfect for beginners, though if you’re looking to get technical, there are some advanced classes too. Regular dance and aerial classes also available. A package of four sessions is $1,040. 4/F, Kai Kwong Commerical Building, 332-334 Lockhart Rd., Wan Chai, 2865-7786, www.flauntstudio.hk.

H-Kore

H-Kore is the only studio that offers the Lagree Fitness Technique. Think of it like turbocharged Pilates: you work out on a machine called the Megaformer, which keeps muscles in a state of constant tension while you perform exercises to strengthen, tighten and tone the body. Classes are suitable for all fitness levels, including pre- and post-natal clients. Firsttimers pay $350 for two classes and a pair of non-slip socks.

H-Kore

3/F, Wincome Centre, 39 Des Voeux Road Central, 2441-9000, www.h-kore.com.

Mindful Wing Chung JA mere one year old and growing rapidly in Hong Kong, Mindful Wing

Chun is a boutique wellness studio combining the physical discipline of Wing Chun Kung Fu with the modern concept of Mindfulness, allowing practitioners to experience a greater mind-body connection and heightened self-awareness, while

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Ten Hut!

Head to your nearest park for an outdoor workout. All About Aesthetics If time (or lack thereof) is one of your main excuses for not hitting the gym, then this personal training concierge service is perfect for you. Instructors can come to your residential gym or a park near you to make sure you fit in that workout. Also offers outdoor group training. Multiple locations, including Tamar Park, 6558-9909, www. allaboutaesthetics.com.hk.

Apefit Incorporates intense and functional exercises that target your entire body. This 60-minute “adventure” will improve your cardiovascular fitness, functional strength, flexibility, balance and core stability. Multiple locations, including Kennedy Town and Stanley, 9231-8015, www.ape.fit.

Bikini Fit Hong Kong’s women’s-only bootcamp consists of six days’ training per week, held across four different park locations in Hong Kong. Beyond the bootcamp, it also tailors training, nutrition and lifestyle guidance factors to meet your objectives.

25’s exercises can be tailored to anyone, regardless of their fitness level. Why 25? Their program incorporates 25 minutes of resistance training with 25 of cardio, core and cool down. Multiple locations, including Victoria Park, www.circuit25.com/hk.

Fiji Fitness With an emphasis on working around their clients’ lifestyles, Fiji Fitness will come to a location of your choosing, at a time most convenient for you: a park, a gym, your apartment, or even a beach! Also provides fitness training for corporate events and kids fitness parties. Multiple locations, 5960-0525, www.fijifitness.com.hk.

NT Bootcamp Providing bootcamp classes for fitness fiends in the New Territories, this bootcamp is fun, friendly, and a great way to make new friends.

improving their fitness levels and mental wellbeing. Adult and child classes both available Monday Thursday and Saturday, with guided meditation sessions taking place just before noon Monday through Thursday. Mindful Wing Chun is wholeheartedly committed to spreading the genuine essence of Wing Chun, as passed down by Master Chu Shong Tin in Hong Kong. 8/F, On Lan Centre, 11-15 On Lan St., Central, 66207050, www.mindfulwingchun.com.

Optimum Performance Studio

Always on the forefront of new fitness trends, OPS offers classes such as Pavigym circuit, high intensity Pilates and TRX + Powerplate. Looking to become a personal trainer? The centre is known for training Hong Kong’s fitness instructors, offering courses in NASM, TRX, VIPR and trigger point. 2/F, World Trust Tower, 50 Stanley St., Central, 2868-5170, www.opstudiohk.com.

Pherform

From the creator of Bikini Fit, Pherform is a women-specific health and fitness

Multiple locations, including Sha Tin and Kowloon Tong, www.facebook.com/ NTBootcamp. Mindful Wing Chung

Multiple locations, including Kowloon Park and Victoria Park, www.bikinifit.com.hk.

Circuit 25 Providing individual attention to each participant, Circuit

All About Aesthetics Mindful Wing Chung

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Fitness | Boutique Studios

studio. Try their TRX-based Hard-Core class for core conditioning; Sculpt (which targets specific muscles) or Baby Focus, a pre- and post-natal class. 2/F, Man Cheung Building, 15-17 Wyndham St., Central, 2798-8824, www.pherform.com.hk

Torq

A high energy, complete cardio indoor cycling class that engages the entire body with the use of auxiliary equipment including dumbbells, TRX and bands. Each rider can monitor their performance during the class and see how they compare to other riders. Trial ride for new customers is $250 for two classes. 26/F, Li Dong Building, 9 Li Yuen Street East, Central, 2677-8623, www.torqcycle.com.

Torq

Ursus Fitness

Hong Kong’s first strongman gym, at Urus you’ll be slamming sledgehammers, flipping tyres and lifting atlas stones as a fun and functional way of getting fit and strong. Also offers boxing, Muay

Thai, barbell conditioning and HIIT. First-time visitors get a free class; drop-ins are $250, though packages make this cheaper. G/F, 64-68 Pok Fu Lam Rd., Sai Ying Pun, 2803-2774, www.ursusfitness.com.

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We are giving away some FREE private classes plus further savings on all of our training packages over the month of SEPTEMBER. Contact us for more details and keep an eye on Mindful Wing Chun social media pages for more details. +852 6620 7050 8/F On Lan Centre,11-15 On Lan St, Central. Hong Kong http://www.mindfulwingchun.com.hk/ mindfulwingchun instagram.com/mindful_wingchun

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Fitness | Yoga Studios

Yoga Studios

The Iyengar Yoga Centre of Hong Kong

Anahata Yoga

A swish, high-end studio that offers all types of yoga, including pre- and post-natal, as well as a practice to strengthen your core and protect your back - perfect for office workers and frequent flyers. Membership is flexible: choose between a short- or long-term contract, or a package of 10 classes. 18/F, One Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 29051822, www.anahatayoga.com.hk.

Ananda Yoga

This friendly two-storey boutique studio offers yoga classes for all levels in Hatha, Power and Ashtanga yoga, as well as moon salutations, pranayama (breathing) classes and inversions, to name just a few. 33-34/F 69 Jervois St., Sheung Wan, 3563-9371, www.anandayoga.hk

Aum Yoga

This boutique yoga chain has studios in Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok, Hung Hom 10

Bodywize

and Wan Chai. Offering classes in English and Cantonese, students can purchase packages that make it as cheap as $85 to attend a class. Each studio has its own specialty: for instance the Wan Chai outlet offers theraputic stretch, while the Tsim Sha Tsui academy offers teacher training programs accredited with The Yoga Alliance. Outlets citywide.www.aum.com.hk.

Bodywize

This yoga studio and spa offers a supremely relaxing experience in a plush atmosphere. It was the first studio

Pure Yoga

to offer AntiGravity classes in Hong Kong, and in addition to these it also offers classes designed to work the core, treat injuries or chronic pain, and detox. 1/F and 3/F, Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Rd., Causeway Bay, 2111-1656, www. bodywize.com.hk.

Dickson Yoga

This longstanding studio has large classrooms, a vegetarian restaurant, a spa and sauna facilities. Uniquely, it offers “Hanuman Yoga� which was developed by master Dickson himself. This playful form of yoga sees


Fitness | Yoga Studios

participants using silks to scamper up the studio wall to improve agility and perform supported inversions. Shop LG02A, LG/F, Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, 66 Mody Rd., East Tsim Sha Tsui, 2138-2999, www.dicksonyoga.com.

Iyengar Central

Offers Iyengar yoga classes, with no membership fees or hidden costs. Drop in fees are $180 for a 60-minute class, though packages are available that make this cheaper. 2C Welley Building, 97 Wellington St., Central, 2982-4308, www.yogacentral.com.hk.

The Iyengar Yoga Centre of Hong Kong

A studio that follows the yoga philosophy of BKS Iyengar, a master yogi whose style of yoga focuses on precise posture and alignment. It’s perfect for giving beginner yogis a solid foundation in asanas before moving onto more challenging practices. A 60-minute class here is $180 and a 90-minute class is $250, though packages are available that lower this to $150 and $180 respectively.

are organised into five "pillars” healing, grounding, dynamic, hot and specialised, so you can easily choose a class that best suits your needs. For specialised classes, you’ll find aerial and wall rope yoga, yogalates, Bollywood yoga dance, prenatal and “light and sound” with singing bowls, to name just a few. Locations citywide, including Central, Admiralty, Repulse Bay, Causeway Bay, Quarry Bay, Mong Kok and Tsim Sha Tsui. www.pure-yoga.com.

Yoga Aloha

This petite studio in Wan Chai is has a soothing, friendly vibe. It offers plenty for beginners, including a “Basics” class, various flow sessions, kids, prenatal, restorative and yin classes. Drop-ins are $250, though packages are available. 1/F, Fu Tak Building, 367 Hennessy Rd., Wan Chai, 2565-7088, www.yoga-aloha.com.

Yoga Bam Bam

A fun, friendly yoga studio with a real community vibe and two locations in Sheung Wan. Offers lots of niche classes: think acro-yoga, aerial classes with silks and inversions, and “integral” yoga, which combines meditation and breathing exercises. No membership required: $150 for your first class and $200 thereafter. Packages available. 28 Pound Lane, and 10 Shin Hing St., Sheung Wan, yogabambam.com.

Yoga Mala

With a focus on yoga’s spiritual element, Yoga Mala offers yoga and meditation classes in the heart of Central, inspired by Chinese Zen Master Nan Huai-chin. A one-off class is $240, with discounts available for packages. 11/F Man Cheung Building, 15-17 Wyndham St., Central, 2116-0894, www.yogamala.com.hk.

19/F, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, 2541-0401, www.iyengaryogahongkong.com.

Life Management Yoga Centre

A non-profit yoga studio offering one-off classes for $150 and 10 classes for $488. Also offers meditation and breathing classes, sessions specially designed for older yogis, and yoga that addresses chronic pain and injuries. 11/F, 35 Kimberley Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2191-9651, yoga.org.hk.

Pure Yoga

Hong Kong’s biggest yoga chain, Pure Yoga has eight studios across Hong Kong and is popular for its huge range of classes, great locations and professional instructors. Classes

Yoga Room

This popular Sheung Wan boutique studio has four rooms, each on different floors. If offers more than 100 classes each week for all skill levels, including hot yoga, mindfulness yoga, prenatal, mum and baby yoga, and kids’ yoga, to name just a few. It also regularly organises workshops and community events, such as the ever-popular silent disco yoga class in Sun Yat-sen Memorial Park. It also offers regular workshops and events such as mindfulness weekends, teacher training and overseas retreats. 3, 4, 6 and 16/F, Xiu Ping Commercial Building, 104 Jervois St., Sheung Wan, 2544-8398, yogaroomhk.com. 11


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box in Quarry Bay. Fitness Academy champions everyday athletes who want to perform better in various sports, improve their metabolic conditioning, or just get in shape. It’s an impressive 3,000-square-foot box with high ceilings, rope climbs and outdoor facilities. Shop D, 901-907 King's Rd., Quarry Bay, 3708-8190, fitnessacademyhk.com.

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Coastal Fitness

Founded by former Hong Kong rugby star Ed Haynes, Coastal Fitness takes a community-driven approach to health and fitness. The workouts here are a bit more structured than your typical CrossFit WOD. The gym’s Energy System Training program aims to equip you with long-term fitness development through mobility drills, running, squatting, kettlebells, Olympic weightlifting and a battery of tests to ensure continued progress. 3/F, Block C, Sea View Estate, 8 Watson Rd., North Point, 2512-2262, www.coastalfitnesshk.com.

CrossFit 852

One of the largest CrossFit gyms in Hong Kong, this two-storey complex is all about community and high-octane workouts. In addition to CrossFit classes, the skilled coaches offer a diverse range of specialty disciplines, such as power lifting, mobility, gymnastics and more. There’s even a kids’ CrossFit class here in case you want to make it a family affair. 1/F, Li Dong Building, 9 Li Yuen Street East, Central, 2205-0338, crossfit852.com.

CrossFit Typhoon

An authentic garage-like box, CrossFit Typhoon is tucked away up in Sai Ying Pun. The narrow but energetic gym leads a butt-kicking WOD that’s full of squats, pull-ups, jumping, pushing, throwing and sprinting. A focus on functional movement means you’ll fortify everyday movements, while building up lean muscle in the process. 38-40 Third St., Sai Ying Pun, 2858-8864, www.crossfittyphoon.com.

EPIC MMA & Fitness

EPIC MMA got its start as a martial arts specialist but has developed quite a following among fitness enthusiasts for its ever-expanding offerings, from strength training to strongman, AntiGravity yoga and of course CrossFit. Epic’s high-intensity CrossFit workouts incorporate Olympic lifting, metabolic conditioning, functional movements, and gymnastics.

Situated between Mong Kok and Olympic, LRCF is currently Kowloon side’s only box. Its primary focus is on offering one-on-one conditioning programs that address your needs and help to improve your CrossFit technique. Not sure if CrossFit is your thing? There’s also a two-hour training course that will give you a solid foundation. 25 Tong Mi Rd., Mong Kok, 2658-6218, www.lrcffitnessbox.club.

Reebok CrossFit Asphodel Back in 2010, Reebok Crossfit Asphodel was the very first CrossFit box to open up in Hong Kong. What started as a relatively bare-bones club has evolved into a powerful community of experienced strength training and functional movement specialists. Look for specialty seminars, camps, throw down events, strength and conditioning programs in addition to its usual CrossFit sessions.

GF, Fook Hing Factory Building, 33 Lee Chung St., Chai Wan, 3568-7719, www.crossfitasphodel.com.

Various locations including 1/F, China Building, 29 Queen's Road Central, 2525-2833, www.epicmma.com.

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Fitness | Athleisure

Athleisure Rumi X

We love the bright, graphical prints on the leggings by Rumi X, a newly rebranded, Hong Kong-based athletic apparel brand. All of Rumi X’s products are made with recycled materials such as plastic bottles and coffee grounds. www.rumixfeelgood.com.

A Day With Fe

Simple and stylish yoga and resort wear that doesn’t go out of style. PMQ Shop S502, 35 Aberdeen St., Central, 2546-9300, adaywithfe.com.

Caelum Greene

An eco-conscious boutique on Hollywood Road, Caelum Greene sources stylish and planet-conscious lifestyle brands from all over the world. It has a large activewear section, featuring niche brands that combine serious style with high performance. Check out the mats by Yoga Design Lab, and don’t forget to browse the swimwear, and the all-natural home and body products too. G/F – 1/F, 90-92 Hollywood Rd., Sheung Wan, 2857-2077, caelumgreene.com.

Miss Runner

A made-in-Hong-Kong athleisure brand that focuses on modern abstract florals and other nature-inspired prints. Founder Tania Cheung has a degree in fashion design and a background

in ballet, so you can be sure that performance is just as important as style. Think tanks, leggings, longsleeved tees and even yoga mats that are made of sustainable tree rubber. missrunner.com.

Omberry

For something a little different, Omberry takes inspiration from past decades in its yoga wear, with unexpected details and cutaways that call back to the roaring 20s and the 1960s mod era. Going on holiday? Check out their resort collection too.

Miss Runner

www.omberry.com.

The Fit Room

Luxury fashion retailer Lane Crawford has put together a fab edit of niche and better-known fitness brands that all have one thing in common: they combine serious style chops with high performance, technical fabrics. Check out the tops and shorts from Koral, which would be equally at home in a cocktail bar or a barre class. IFC Mall, 8 Finance St., Central, 2118-3388, lanecrawford.com.

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FOOD

What's New Our Daily Bread

Belgium-via-NYC import Le Pain Quotidien opened to wild acclaim earlier this year, and there’s another branch set to open in Pacific Place soon. Known for offering delicious organic breads, health-conscious daytime bites, salads and bakery goods to go and plenty of vegan options, LPQ has been a huge hit with the brunch crowd. Shop G41, The Avenue, Lee Tung Avenue, Wan Chai, 2520-1801, www.lepainquotidien.com.hk.

Power of Three

Though not strictly a health food restaurant, 3/3rds has a to-die-for salad bar offering wholesome, hearty food that’s simple yet delicious. And with their new outlet in Central, you don’t have to go all the way to Wong Chuk Hang for a hit. Think roasted aubergine with tahini, wild rice with pomegranate and pistachio, or beets and apples. And if you do want to cut loose, the pizzas and freshly made desserts are absolutely delicious too. Shop 1, Manning House, 38-48 Queen’s Road Central, 2562-8805, www.three-3rds.com. 16


Peace Out

Raw food chef Gee Wong has been making waves with POG Kitchen, a raw food concept that offers workshops, private dinners, catering and prepackaged snacks. A graduate of the renowned Matthew Kenney culinary institute, she offers Hongkongers raw vegan fine dining, with a focus on beautiful plating and top quality ingredients. pogkitchen.com.

Vanimal Instinct

This seriously stylish vegetarian spot in Kennedy Town offers a dining experience that’s distinctly nocturnal and much hipper than your standard patchouli-scented cafe. With a serious cocktail menu and a vegetarian yakitori bar, Vanimal aims to showcase vegetables differently, with elements of molecular cooking, fabulous presentation and hearty dishes such as paella and croquettes.

HOME is where the heart is

A fast-casual vegetarian diner that serves tasty plant-based bites with a whole lotta heart, HOME Eat to Live is changing Hong Kong’s vegetarian dining landscape with food that’s tasty, trendy, and lives up to its eco-conscious credentials. Think veggie burgers, flats, open-faced toasts, organic booze, raw and/ or vegan desserts, juices, smoothies and more.

Shop 1, Cadogan, 150 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town, 2872-8880, www.vanimal.com.

Shop G01-101, Nexxus Building, 77 Des Voeux Rd., Central, 2777-4777, www.homerestauranthk.com.

Supa Dupa

With the ambitious goal of turning healthy eating mainstream, Supafood, by the same folks behind Locofama, offers superfoodpacked salads, rice bowls, sandwiches and smoothies that are big on flavour and quality ingredients and low on crap. The small space is primarily takeout but there are a few seats if you want to eat in. 1 Jervois St., Sheung Wan, supafood.co. 17


Food | Vegetarian Restaurants

Vegetarian Restaurants

gluten free pastas and low G.I. desserts, all accompanied with nutritional facts and a full list of the ingredients present in the dish. 108 Jervois St., Sheung Wan, 2815-8221, www.facebook.com/ dandysorganiccafe.

Greenwoods Raw Café

Taking healthy eating to a new level, Greenwoods serves only raw food to ensure that no nutrients are lost in the preparation process. Open for lunch only, the innovative raw menu includes an array of dishes, from raw pizza to raw sushi, as well as plenty of tasty raw cakes. Mak Mak

13/F, 2 Carnavon Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 3428-2416, www.lifeflowhk.org.

LockCha Teahouse

Located in Hong Kong Park, LockCha serves delicious vegetarian dim sum over a great cup of traditional Chinese tea - perfect for non-meat-eating out of town guests. If you’re interested in learning more about Chinese tea, you can also participate in a tea class that’s run throughout the year.

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Ahimsa Buffet

An affordable vegetarian buffet at just $68 per head for lunch and $108 for dinner, Ahimsa Buffet serves a wide selection of dishes that include dim sum, Buddhist-style vegetarian and salads. The Zen venue is popular with Buddhists though it attracts its fair share of “flexitarians,” and even hosts regular jazz nights. Shop B, G/F, Wah Hai Mansion, 10-16 Fort St., North Point, 2528-2368, www.facebook.com/ahimsabuffet.

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G/F, The K.S. Lo Gallery, Hong Kong Park, Admiralty, 2801-7177.

Branto

Known for its authentic (read: spicy!) Indian vegetarian food, Branto is an authentic, humble spot that’s wildly popular with those in the know. Be sure to order a portion of their “pani puri” semolina cups, which you stuff with potato, chickpeas and sauces. 1/F, 9-11 Lock Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2366-8171, brantoindianvegetarian. com.hk.

Dandy’s Organic Café

Chef Vivi Cheung’s aim is to educate Hongkongers about healthy food and nutrition at Dandy’s, her casual eastmeets-west cafe in the heart of Sheung Wan. Dishes include vegan burgers, Dandy’s Organic Café

Mak Mak

This trendy, tasty Thai restaurant in the Landmark is owned by the same people behind Chachawan. You’ll find classic Thai dishes such as pad Thai and curries here, but the real draw for herbivores is the full vegetarian menu. Think crispy tofu and mushrooms served in lettuce parcels, fish saucefree pomelo or mango salad, hot and


Food | Vegetarian Restaurants

sour mushroom broth, and work-fried crispy tofu with spring onion and garlic, to name just a few.

hairy gourd and mixed mushrooms on steamed oat rice), and a drink. You can also add an extra $20 for a soup or salad.

Shop 217A, 2/F, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen's Road Central, 2983-1003, www.facebook.com/ makmakhongkong.

G/F, 18A-20 Belcher’s St., Kennedy Town, 2367-7790, www.orchidveggie.com.

Mana! Fast Slow Food

Vegetarian cafe in Wellington Street known for its healthy flats and salad bar. Sister outlet Mana! Express is across the road if you want to grab a takeout, or head up to Mana! Cafe in PoHo for a more leisurely meal. 92 Wellington St., Central, 2851-1611, mana.hk.

Maya Café

This petite vegan cafe dishes out home-cooked Mediterranean vegetarian goodness. Their lunch set includes soup, main and a dessert for $150; expect dishes such as raw gazpacho, eggless frittata and a brown rice pudding to round things off. Don’t miss out on their raw dessert counter, which offers cakes, bites and balls to eat in or take home.

The Herbivores

This stylish vegetarian dining spot is dedicated to crafting delicious and hearty vegetarian and vegan recipes. The SoHo outlet has a large communal table for a friendlier dining experience. Dishes include pumpkin carbonara, wild mushroom and mozzarella pizza, and truffle risotto, to name a few. Various outlets, including 35 Staunton St., Central, 2613-2909, www.the-herbivores.com.

lunch crowd. Veggie SF’s meat-free burgers are a specialty, but you’ll also find vegetarian versions of panAsian favourites, from gado gado to Vietnamese pho and laksa. 10/F, Stanley 11, 11 Stanley St., Central, 3902-3902, www.veggiesf.com.

Veggie Spinner

A small café located in Tai Hang, Veggie Spinner serves up fresh salads, as well as fresh juices, soups and wraps. Seats are limited but it’s a popular café for diners looking for healthy, nutritious takeaway lunches. G/F, 144 Tung Lo Wan Rd., Tai Hang, 2802-6126.

Veggie SF

Serving internationally inspired vegetarian cuisine in décor inspired by 1950s San Francisco, Veggie SF is a longtime favourite with Central’s

The Herbivores

G/F, Shop G-7, Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Road Central, 2111-4553, www.mayacafedeli.com.

MUM

Offering delicious vegetarian food to Wong Chuk Hangers, this pretty, casual spot offers mains with an Asian flair, salads and great coffee. You can also round off your lunch with one of their healthy desserts. G07, G/F, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Rd., Wong Chuk Hang, 2115-3348, www.mum-hk.com.

Orchid Veggie

If you’re looking for an affordable, healthy bite in Kennedy Town, Orchid Veggie offers modern Chinese vegetarian cuisine that’s much lighter on the grease than your regular Buddhist takeout spots. It offers a $60 lunch set that includes a main (think purple sweet potato with wolfberries fried rice, or

Ovo Café

With its relaxing atmosphere and stylish design, Ovo Cafe, attached to health store Green Common, is a haven for anyone passionate about a healthy lifestyle. Dedicated to good health and an eco-friendly lifestyle, it serves fresh, delicious vegetarian cuisine. Think vegan focaccia, quinoa salad, and spinach soup, served with an aromatic cup of coffee. Shop 1, Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Road Central, 2527-6077, www.ovocafe.com.hk. 19


Food | Lunch Ideas

Lunch Ideas Toss & Turn

Toss & Turn’s Design Your Own Salad costs $68 for one base, two proteins and four vege/crunchies options. For something more filling but meat-free, try the beetroot and avocado or grilled veggie pesto sandwiches. Shop 3, B3, Three Pacific Place, Admiralty, 2633-8312, hk.tossnturnsalad.com. P V GF GNG LC

Cafe Greenprint

With environmental consciousness, health and sustainability at the forefront of their minds, the folks at Cafe Greenprint have come up with a cafe that serves organic, superfoodpacked meals, prepared in a way that retains maximum nutritional value. Think sustainably sourced fish such as atlantic salmon teriyaki and sea salt mackerel served with salad; and pumpkin crunch with edamame. There are 12 principles governing everything

here, from the use of healthy oils and natural sweeteners, to mixing rice with quinoa and using non-GMO soy. Shop G016,G/F, Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Rd., Tai Koo, 2568-2029, www.cafegreenprint.com P dL V

Cali-Mex

Surprisingly healthy Mexican (via California) wraps and salads made with quality proteins and certified sustainable seafood. Their guacamole is made fresh several times per day.

The corn-based wraps are glutenfree, and every price point offers a vegetarian option, from spinach to "Venice Beach Vegan." Outlets citywide, including 7 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 2904-7855, cali-mex.com. P V GF GNG LC

Cedele

Though it doesn’t shout about it, this Singapore chain has been on the forefront of healthy eating in Asia for years, and has been quietly making healthy swaps throughout its menu - using rooibos in its lemon teas, creating low-sugar desserts and adding healthy seeds to its baked goods, for instance. Cedele’s “grills and greens” menu consists of lean meats with salad and a 50 percent less fat dressing, making it a great pick if you want a low-carb, high-protein hit. G07-08, Infinitus Plaza 199 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan, 2581-0808. More locations citywide. hk.cedelegroup.com. P V d GNG LC

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GF = gluten-free options LC= low carb

GNG = grab n’ go d = healthy desserts

L = locavore


Food | Lunch Ideas

Chicken on the Run

Though best known for its rotisserie, Chicken on the Run also offers a great salad bar. The Vietnamese chicken salad combines shredded chicken, cabbage and peanuts, while the mixed bean salad contains kidney beans, tri-coloured peppers and big chunks of chook to sate big appetites.

Corner Kitchen Cafe

Fresca

Cali-Mex

Fresca

1 Prince’s Terrace, Mid-Levels, 2537 4563, www.chickenontherun.com. P V GNG GF LC

Corner Kitchen Cafe

Now under new ownership, the cozy Corner Kitchen Cafe sneaks lots of nutritious ingredients into all their dishes, with a newly introduced range of grab n’ go salads ranging from $58$88. Everyone loves the Asian chopped salad with chicken; you’ll find kale and quinoa here, as well as clean proteins. 226 Hollywood Rd., Sheung Wan, 2803-2822, www.corner-kitchen.com. P V GF GNG LC

Fresca

This friendly vegetarian neighbourhood cafe serves salad, soups, drinks and baked goods to stay or to go. Everything is sourced locally and much of it is grown by the Fresca folks themselves, making it a true farm-to-lunchbox experience. It’s $70 for two salad choices, or $90 for three. Almost everything served at Fresca is vegan and gluten-free; the gluten-free steamed muffins are a

tasty add-on to any virtuous salad.

It’s just $88 - a real hidden gem.

54-58 Hollywood Rd., Central, 2770-2282, www.frescahk.com. V GF GNG LC d L d

100 Cyberport Rd., Cyberport, 2980-7417 V GF LC

Healthy Chicken

Maison Libanese

Serves consciously sourced produce and nutritionally balanced meals to go, with a focus on rotisserie chicken and vegetable sides. It’s an easy and well-priced way to get a healthy and satisfying meal. 83 Wellington St., Central, 2489-0100. www.healthychicken.com. P GF GNG LC

Prompt

In Cyberport over lunchtime? Le Meridien’s buffet restaurant Prompt does a phenomenal salad bar that’s packed with local organic greens.

Maison Libanaise is an everyday Lebanese canteen inspired by 1960s Beirut with a Mediterranean salad bar on the ground floor. Salads start at $78, depending on the protein choice. Try the tabouleh, almond falafel or haloumi for vegetarians. There are tons of protein and paleo options for the gym-goers from next door. 10 Shelley St., Central, 2111-2284, www.maisonlibanaise.com.hk. P V GF GNG LC

Caffe HABITŪ

Though it might be better known for its coffee, a full onethird of HABITŪ's menu is in fact vegetarian. Think quinoa risotto, green carbonara with Brussels sprouts, spirulina and fresh peas, or the green all day breakfrast, which swaps out bacon and sausage for grilled tofu and avocado, portobello mushrooms and kale salad. Coffee not your thing? Try their detox acqua, an infusion of fresh fruits and herbs. Outlets citywide, including Room 101, Tak Woo House, 1 Wo On Lane, Central, 3974-5156, www.caffehabitu.com. V GNG LC 21


Food | Lunch Ideas

Nood Food

You don't have to be a member of Pure's gyms or yoga studios to take advantage of their tasty salad counter. Small salad boxes are $65 for four options, while a large is $95 for up to six options. There will always be nut-free and paleo-friendly options on the menu, and around 30 of their salads are suitable for vegans. Every ingredient is listed and each salad categorised into carbs, protein or fibre, making it extremely easy to make the right choice for your diet. 2/F, Kinwick Centre, 32 Hollywood Rd., Central. Salad counters also available at Pure Yoga Hutchinson House, Admiralty; and Pure Fitness Lincoln House, Quarry Bay. www.allnood.com. P V GF GNG LC d

Spicebox Organics

This popular organic health food shop has a cafe serving snacks and vegetarian meals that are raw, vegan, gluten-free and otherwise good for you. Their jarred salads are $78 each. There are five styles, including organic kale and beetroot, gluten-free pasta and kale, quinoa, and their famous curry chickpea. Try the gluten-free and vegan cupcakes and muffins, as well as the raw carrot cake and brownies for dessert. Shop 1, Golden Valley Mansion, 137 Caine Rd., Mid-Levels, 2559-9887, www.spiceboxorganics.com. V GF GNG LC d

Nood Food

The Restaurant by The Kinnet

Daily salad selections go up on the blackboard; think mushroom salad, kale and tofu, and couscous to name just a few options. It’s $60 for two choices, and $28 per additional salad. Must try: Need something more? Try the shredded chicken or tofu brown rice bowls, topped with leafy greens, corn, and either kimchi or guac. Everything has been designed by the centre’s in-house nutritionist.

Urban Bakery Works

3/F, Hillier Building, 33 Hillier St, Sheung Wan, 3968-7600, www.thekinnet.com. P V GF LC

Urban Bakery Works

A fav among the Central set, Urban Bakery Works at The Landmark has a kick-ass salad bar. It’s $60 for three toppings in a small salad box, or $80 for five toppings in a large one. The sous vide salmon salad with sugar peas and avocado is a real crowd-pleaser. Shop 322, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, 3565-4320. P V GF GNG LC 22


Food | Fine Dining

Fine Dining Artichoke Canteen

Destination dining at its healthiest, Artichoke Canteen is nestled in an industrial building in Ap Lei Chau. With its very own lounge and garden, The restaurant is committed to serving “real” food - that is, ingredients that are locally sourced or organic where possible. They also aim to keep food true to its original flavour, and make dishes as healthy as possible. Think healthy, hearty fare, such as pumpkin and seared tuna salad, veggie burgers and lean grilled meats served with plenty of veg. 311, 3/F, Harbour Industrial Centre, 10 Lee Hing St., Ap Lei Chau, 25800293, artichokecanteen.com.

Divino Patio

In response to customer demand, Divino Patio in Wan Chai has come up with a new health-conscious a la carte menu. Think standout dishes such as slow-cooked cuttlefish with Italian black rice and tomato salsa; baby spinach salad with quinoa, fresh fennel, grapefruit and pecans; or panseared swordfish steak with wild rocket and sun-blushed tomatoes.

The Ocean

Shop 11, 1/F, BRIM28, Causeway Bay Centre, 28 Harbour Rd., Wan Chai, 2877-3552, www.divinogroup.com.

Fish & Meat

Perched at the top of Wyndham Street, Fish & Meat offers a fuss-free dining experience with a focus on sustainably sourced clean proteins, cooked simply and served with healthy sides. Think atlantic mackerel with chickpeas and salsa verde, sustainably sourced tuna and compressed watermelon salad, grassfed beef tartare and fresh burrata with grilled peaches and vine 24

tomatoes. Also has a private dining room for special occasions or meetings. 32 Wyndham St., Central, 2565-6788, www.fishandmeat.hk.

Grassroots Pantry

One of Hong Kong’s original vegetarian, sustainable restaurants, Grassroots Pantry is the place to go for vegetarian brunch and smart-casual dining in a stylish location. Also offers gourmet vegetarian catering as The Alternative Caterer. 108 Hollywood Rd., Sheung Wan, grassrootspantry.com.


Food | Fine Dining

NUR

Short for “nourishing gastronomy,” think seasonal produce, packed with goodness but beautifully plated for occasion dining. Diners never know quite what to expect when they arrive, as the menu lists only ingredients, leaving the preparation techniques a surprise. Hong Kong’s answer to Noma. 3/F, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 2871-9993, www.nur.hk.

The Ocean

Sustainable seafood in a lush Southside setting. The multi-course tasting menus are sublime, and there’s also a sushi bar if you want to go even lighter. Shop 303-304, 3/F, The Pulse, 28 Beach Rd., Repulse Bay, 2889-5939, www.theocean.hk.

Okra

A trendy new spot in Sai Ying Pun, Okra may not bill itself as a healthy restaurant, but head chef Max Levy is in fact extremely passionate about healthy and sustainable eating. The menu leans heavily on tofu and seafood, with specialties including the nigiri tofu, which is made fresh daily; and the seaweed salad.

28 Elgin St., Central, 2577-7160, www.postopubblico.com.

dumplings in vegetable broth and Indian paper dosas, there’s plenty here to keep plant eaters satisfied.

Pure Veggie House

25/F, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Rd., Central, 2537-1388, www.sevva.hk.

pioneers of the locavore movement.

A Buddhist vegetarian spot with a seriously Zen vibe that’s perfect for out-of-town guests on restricted diets. Think vegetarian stuffed dumplings, fried enoki mushrooms and black truffle mushroom pouches, all carefully crafted by master dim sum chefs, or for the evening, braised lotus leaves wrapped in winter melon; “Buddha’s Love” vegetarian casserole; or even Sichuan style bamboo roots in chili oil. 3/F, Coda Plaza, 51 Garden Rd., Mid-Levels, 2525-0552, topstandard.com.hk.

Sevva

While this hotspot in Prince’s Building may be better known for its wraparound balcony, killer views and pricy cocktails, Vegetables” it actually offers a “We menu that offers fresh organic produce, from the golden saffron vegetable risotto with white truffle oil, to the Shanghainese style vegetable

Sohofama

A locavore Chinese restaurant in PMQ. Sources sustainable produce with as low a carbon footprint as possible and creates low-oil, low-MSG dishes with a taste of home cooking. Sipping a fresh coconut or an organic cocktail on the outdoor terrace is a real joy. SG12-SG14, G/F, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St., Central, 2858-8238, sohofama.com.

Wild Thyme

Middle-eastern restaurant that found a niche as a vegetarian eatery, but now offers quality meat dishes too. Think sharing plates of mezze, flatbreads and richly flavourful mains, as well as lean protein kebabs for paleo peeps. Also does private events. 4/F, Lee Wai Commercial Building, 1-3 Hart Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2577-3662, wildthyme.hk.

110 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun, 2806-1038, www.okra.bar.

Artichoke Canteen

Posto Pubblico

A hugely popular Italian-American-style bar/restaurant in SoHo that prides itself on sourcing locally and responsibly. Sister restaurant to Linguini Fini and Stone Nullah Tavern, who are also

Wild Thyme

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Food | Meal Delivery

Meal Delivery

Nosh

Paleo Taste

Lean By Design

Crave Healthy Food In addition to meal plans, this one-stop shop combines meal programs and personal training with nutritionists and health coaches all dedicated to helping you achieve your fitness goals. Just looking for something healthier to graze on? Crave also offers detox juices, smoothies and delicious homemade snacks. You can also order meals, drinks, snacks and dips a la carte through the website. www.cravehealthyfood.com.

Eatology Whether it’s calorie-control, muscle building or just a balanced, nutritious meal you’re looking for, Eatology has a program for you. All of its menus are designed by a dietician, but if you really want to drill down into details, you can get a bespoke meal program, which comes with a calorie and macronutrient breakdown. www.eatologyasia.com

Gymbox One of the newer food delivery companies on the block, Gymbox is designed for regular gymgoers who prioritise protein and want to keep things simple. Right now there are three meals available: chicken breast, sole fillet or tofu, all served with tri-coloured

veggies and quinoa. Boxes start at $62, ring in at less than 500 calories, last in the fridge for up to five days and can be frozen for up to two weeks. 6 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, 2558-1099, www.gymbox.com.hk.

Lean By Design With its three-, six- or nine-week eating plans that range from 1,200 to 2,800 calories per day, Lean By Design makes it easy to stick to those healthy eating goals. Each carefully balanced meal is fresh, colourful and packed with nutrients to ensure that you’re fueling your body the right way, whether you’re looking to lose weight, build muscle, or simply keep your body functioning at its best. www.leanxdesign.com.

Nosh Nosh is Secret Ingredient’s sister business, which offers healthy cooked meals for pickup (Mid-Levels or Happy Valley) or delivery anywhere along the blue line from Tin Hau to K-Town and Pok Fu Lam. Each meal comes in ecofriendly packaging, and the eight or so dishes on offer are rotated in and out each week so you’ll never get bored. www.nosh.hk.

Nutrition Kitchen Any gym bunny knows that abs are made in the kitchen. Set up by personal trainers, Nutrition Kitchen focuses on supporting your workout, getting results and knowing the exact nutritional breakdown of what you’re eating through its macronutrient- and protein-rich meal plan. 9813-8697, www.nutritionkitchenhk.com

Optmeal Optmeal places a strong focus on lean meat, fresh produce and low carbs, all perfectly balanced and produced by their in-house Cordon Bleu chef. Pick a 10- or 20-day meal plan, then choose a standard or large meal, low carb or regular, and Optmeal will do the rest. www.optmeal.com.

Paleo Taste Trying to go paleo but feeling uninspired? Let Paleo Taste make it easier with dishes that are grain- and gluten-free, unprocessed and made from scratch. But paleo doesn’t mean joyless – take a gander at the desserts, such as the amazing chocolate brownies that are made with grassfed butter and almond flour and sweetened with honey. 5416-8556, www.paleotaste.com.hk. 27


Food | Health Food Stores

Health Food Stores Spicebox Organics

Food for Life

Fully embracing the motto “you are what you eat,” Food For Life offers supplements, healthy snacks and health drinks, to name a few. Their passionate health experts and nutritionists have also done research and comparisons between products so that consumers know they are purchasing the highest quality goods. Locations across Hong Kong side, including G/F, 77 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, 2893-7001, www.foodforlifehk.com. Or ON S AL

Batata Greens

Cabinet Organic

Available at select supermarkets, retailers, and at the Batata Greens Supermarket, Shop A, 241-243 Sai Yee St., Prince Edward, 2485-3523, www.batatagreens.com.hk. ON V

G/F, 27 High St., Sai Ying Pun, 2799-9317, www.cabinetorganic.com. Or ON V AL

With its wide selection available at supermarkets and retail stores citywide, Batata Greens aims to promote vegetarianism across Hong Kong with its mock meats. Popular items include vegan steak, vegan char siu bao and vegan calamari. Check out its own supermarket in Prince Edward for the full range.

Specializing in supplying high quality natural and organic products from the UK, the items at Cabinet Organic include breakfast cereals, pasta and baby food, as well as specialised products such as tempeh and sauerkraut. It’s also the distributor of the UK brand Rude Health, which creates delicious organic cereals, energy bars and dairy-free milks.

Corner Block

Located in the heart of Central, Corner Block is a one-stop shop for those looking to pick up organic, allergy-free produce and environmentally friendly personal care products. If you’re short on time, you can order online and deliver it straight to your door. Shop A, G/F, World Trust Tower, 50 Stanley St., Central, 2523-3123, www.cornerblock.com.hk. Or ON V AL vegMEAT

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ON = online shopping available MEAT = fresh meat available S = health supplements available

Green Common

Operated by Green Monday, the social enterprise that encourages meatfree eating across Hong Kong, Green Common aims to make a wholesome, sustainable, plant-based and environmentally friendly lifestyle the norm. It offers an extensive selection of organic, vegetarian, and allergenfree products in a huge and beautifully designed space. Shop 1, 1/F, Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Road Central, 2263-3153, www.greencommon.com. Or V AL S veg

Green Dot Dot

With branches across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories, Green Dot Dot carries a wide selection of environmentally friendly products. Its extensive selection of food products are sourced from the USA, Canada, Japan, Taiwan and Europe. Can’t make it to their own stores? You can also find Green Dot Dot products in major = refrigerated items


Food | Health Food Stores

20/F, Waga Commercial Centre, 99 Wellington St., Central, 2868-9808, www.health-concept.com.hk Or ON V S

i-Detox

Green Common

supermarkets across the city. Outlets citywide, including G/F, Shop B, Fat Cheong Building, 63A Electric Rd., North Point, 2603-2326, www.greendotdot.com. Or ON V AL vegMEAT

Green Earth Society

With the aim of providing green living solutions to Hongkongers, the Green Earth Society sells products such as organic cotton apparel, water and air purification systems, gardening tools and organic food produce 5 Tak Lung Back Street, Sai Kung, 5432-2733, www.greenearthsociety.com. Or ON V AL S

Garden Organics

Bringing in organic brands that have met organic standards set by the USDA, Garden Organics carries an extensive selection of organic face and body care, child friendly products, baby clothes and some food and beverages. Room 1609, Dominion Centre, 43-59 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, 2711-7838, www.gardenorganicshk.com. Or ON

Health Concept

In addition to the wide selection of organic whole foods, vegan snacks, gluten-free items and eco products, Health Concept also provides consultations to help you achieve optimal wellness.

Along with its Superfood Detox and Corporate Wellness programs, i-Detox, one of the city’s most comprehensive health stores, stocks superfoods, vegan proteins, nut butters, healthy snacks and kitchen gadgets such as dehydrators, to name just a few. 1/F, V Plus, 68-70 Wellington St., Central, 3904-1072, www.i-detox.com. Or ON V AL S

Inka Organic

Sourcing healthy, organic and natural food from Peru, Inka Organic sells organic superfoods such as quinoa and chia seeds, which contain tons of dietary fibre. It also specialises in maca, which is high in vitamin Bs and minerals. No. 58, G/F, Midland Centre, 328 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, 3106-0180, www.bztinka.com. Or V

Just Green

This popular organic convenience store has eight outlets across Hong Kong, offering a nicely curated selection of healthy food and personal care products. The chilled section is more comprehensive than most, with lots of health-conscious ready meals; and there are plenty of health-conscious packaged snacks too. Outlets citywide, including 1/F, Wong Chung Ming Commercial House, 16 Wyndham St., Central, 2755-3555, justgreen.com.hk. Or V AL

Manna Organic Station

Carrying organic produce, health supplements, superfoods and personal care items, Manna Organic also stocks noni juice, a fermented drink that helps

with your immune system, sleep cycle, and cell regeneration. Online shopping available. Outlets citywide, including Shop 37, G/F, Tai Po Plaza, 1 On Tai Road, Tai Po, N.T., 3188-2304, www.manna-shop.com Or ON V S

Nature’s Village

Supplies sports nutrition certified by the FDA, as well as snack bars and other goods for healthy people on the go. Customers can shop products by health concern, from heart health to digestive issues. Multivitamins also available. Outlets citywide, including 36 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 2121-1037, www.naturesvillage.com.hk. S

Organic Plus

With six shops located over Hong Kong, Organic Plus stocks a comprehensive range of health supplements, and carries brands like Aubrey Organics (organic body care), Dynamic Health (superfood juices and supplements) and Happy Cow (dairy free ice cream). Outlets citywide, including Shop P403, Yen Kung Mansion, Taikoo Shing, 2833-6298, www.organicplus.com.hk. Or ON V MEATS

Spicebox Organics

Spicebox Organics is a socially conscious company that specialises in sourcing high quality foods that are healthy, environmentally friendly and tasty too. It’s stocked with more than 1,000 products including vegan items, gluten-free food, spices and ecofriendly cleaning and body products. Store locations in Mid-Levels and Sai Ying Pun. Shop 1, Golden Valley Mansion, 137 Caine Rd., 2559-9887, www.spiceboxorganics.com. Or ON V AL veg S 29


Food | Supplements

Supplements Acai Brotherhood

Importing this superfood directly from Brazil, Acai Brotherhood sells a freezedried acai powder made from premium organic acai berries that contain a ton of iron, fibre and antioxidants. Add a scoop to your morning smoothie, or make your own acai bowl at home. $350 for 250g, available online www. acaibrotherhood.com.

AP Nutrition

AP Nutrition designs and produces its own supplements and sells them straight to the consumer, ensuring an unbeatable price. All supplements are quality tested in a third party lab to ensure customers are purchasing high quality products. Supplements include iBCAA (instantized BCCAs), 100 percent whey protein and creatine, to name a few. Prices range from $75-360. www.ap-nutrition. com.

Body Awakening

High quality food-based supplements and cleanse kits designed in-house by a certified nutritional practitioner and manufactured in medical-grade facilities. All products are organic, with the majority of raw materials coming from New Zealand. Bestsellers include probiotic powder, krill oil capsules and magnesium. Sold in more than 50 retail shops across Hong Kong. Available at certain retailers and online at www.bodyawakening.net. 30

Island Supplements

Produced with milk from grassfed cows that are free from hormones, antibiotics and rBST, Island Supplements offers top-quality protein from the finest raw materials. Available in unflavoured, green tea and cocoa. Order online. www.islandsupplements.hk.

Jack & Sparrow Naturals

There 100 percent certified organic green superfoods from New Zealand are rich in chlorophyll, minerals, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals The powders are dairy- and GMO-free, vegan and free from unwanted additives and preservatives. Retail price ranges from $186-229.50, www.jackandsparrow.com.

Life Nutrition

Life Nutrition’s supplements are produced based on the latest scientific understandings and incorporates essential co-factors that help maximize absorption. Supplements are also quality tested and are free from GMOs, gluten, artificial flavours and synthetic preservatives. All packaging is free from plastic and uses 100 percent recyclable aluminum bottles. Available at Watsons outlets citywide. www.lifenutrition.com.

Lush Protein

Sustainably sourced with high quality ingredients that are free from unwanted fillers, additives and junk, the Singapore-

based Lush Protein designs sports nutrition products for women. Products available include creatine, protein bars, and vitamins and natural antioxidants. www.lushprotein.com/hk.

Moxo Organics

A highly nutritious and quick breakfast is within your reach, with Moxo Organics’ signature protein smoothie blends that make it easy to supercharge your morning. Health coaching and workshops are also provided. www.moxoliving.com.

Nuzest

A premium supplements company from Australia that prides itself on sourcing the cleanest raw materials for its products. Products include green superfood, vegetable protein, and super vitamin smoothie. www.nuzest.hk.

The Clean Nutrition Co.

Made in New Zealand using milk from grassfed cows, The Clean Nutrition Co produces clean whey protein that can help you improve performance, build strength and recover faster. And it’s all good, natural stuff for your body, too. Available in vanilla, natural and cocoa flavour. Available at The Store, 2/F, 38 Cochrane St., Central. www.cleannutritionco.com.


Food | Supplements

Oh My Gut!

Looking for some fermented treats to balance that gut flora? Try these local companies. Sour Times Dairy Company

Quo Kefir Believers

Taboocha

Artisanal yoghurt that’s free from stabilizers, thickeners and preservatives. Sour Times uses only fresh ingredients in its fun and creative yoghurt flavours that often come with a Hong Kong twist - think cocktail bun or “tofu fa” - beancurd dessert.

Coconut kefir and probiotic yogurts made right here in Hong Kong and delivered to your door. Monthly gut health plans are available if you want to reboot your digestive system. Their gluten-free, low-GI granola is also absolutely delish. www.quohk.com.

This local kombucha brewery uses organic Chinese tea and raw cane sugar to produce a range of fun and delicious flavours. Try the lime basil black tea or the pineapple turmeric green tea.

www.sourtimes.hk.

$38-42. Available in health food stores citywide, including Just Green, Green Common and Spicebox Organics. www.taboocha.com

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Food | Grocery Delivery

Farmer’s Kitchen

Kinoa

A French organic supermarket, Kinoa has health-conscious kitchen and home essentials galore, from jam, honey, pasta and cereals to cosmetics, skincare and home cleaning products. Best sellers include tender-grained Bolivian quinoa, ready meals such as ravioli and ratatouille, and French green lentils. Kinoa-shop.com.

Meat Market

Grocery Delivery Eat Fresh

Specialising in organic products, Eat Fresh divides its extensive online store into three categories: Fruits and Vegetables, Kitchen Pantry, and Health and Living. In the Pantry section you’ll find wine, tea, chocolate, jam, milk, and even niche items such as goji juice and apricot kernel butter; while under Living there’s organic skincare, insect repellent and organic tanning products.

Though originally known for its Chinese and western vegetable subscription boxes, Homegrown Foods also sells meat, skincare and nuts and snacks, all from farmers who adopt sustainable, organic practices. You’ll also find E.C.O. free-range eggs, locally sourced hormone-free meats, as well as starches, vinegars and other kitchen essentials. Free delivery for purchases over $458; otherwise a $100 delivery fee applies.

Eatfresh.com.hk.

www.homegrownfoods.com.hk.

Farmer’s Kitchen

Jou Sun

www.farmerskitchen.com.hk

www.jousun.com.

Specializing exclusively in grass-fed Australian beef and lamb, Farmer’s Kitchen has plenty of large cuts at a good price for carnivores on a budget. For instance, a 7-kilo rump cut sells for around $1,050–great for a party or for stocking up your freezer. Also available are barbecue packs, salts and sauces, and even Australian barbecue grills.

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Homegrown Foods

Jou Sun specialises in local meats and veggies from organic farms that have been specially selected for quality. Also for sale are goods from social enterprises and small local businesses, so you can be sure that what you order is helping to support the local community. A social enterprise, it hires local older women (who are wet market experts) to do much of the shopping for them.

One of Hong Kong’s most comprehensive meat suppliers, Meat Market has predominantly grass-fed bone-in cuts, roasting joints, secondary cuts, steak packs - and that’s just the beef section. There’s a handy key on every product, telling you everything you need to know: the country of origin, whether it’s chilled or frozen, how the cattle is fed, and more. It also has a great selection of organic and hormone-free pork and chicken. www.meatmarket.com.hk

Mm Fresh Food

A relatively new company, Mm Fresh Food specializes in grass-fed, wet-aged beef and lamb from New Zealand that’s free-range and hormone-free. Mm Fresh Food prides itself on its ability to trace every cut of meat back to its source. It also offers sustainably-caught seafood from the waters off New Zealand and Australia. For a taste of everything it has to offer, try the family pack ($1,579), which you can stash in the freezer to

Homegrown Foods


Food | Grocery Delivery

provide you with more than five kilos of meat, fish and pies. www.mmfreshfood.com

Pacific Gourmet

One of Hong Kong’s larger purveyors of quality meats, Pacific Gourmet has plenty of choice when it comes to beef. Each product is marked as grain- or grass-fed on the website. In addition to beef, you’ll find organic, hormone-free poultry, Australian pork and deli meats. Offers delivery six days a week. www.pacificgourmet.com.hk

Tenderloin Fine Foods

This long-standing meat delivery company has grass-fed beef from New Zealand and Argentina, both of which offer free-range, lean and hormone-free cuts. It also offers free-range lamb from Australia or New Zealand. Not sure how to prep your dinner? Tenderloin has cooking tips for each cut.

Get Your Greens Order organic veggies direct from the farm

Ecofarm Certified organic vegetables from Jiangxi province at a fantastic price. 5509-9869, www.ecofarm. com.hk.

Evergreens Republic An aquaponic greenhouse in Lau Fau Shan that offers a huge range of produce. 2472-0038, www.evergreensrepublic.com.

Fresh Grower Fresh veggies grown from volcanic soil in New Zealand, these veggies are as clean as they come. You'll

also be able to source hard-to-find veg such as broccolini and fennel. G/F, 223 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, 2185-7825, www.freshgrower.com.hk.

Magic Season Organics Originally a local farm, demand for organic veggies exceeded their available land, and now they run a certified organic farm in Qingyuan, China. Subscription boxes are very competitive. 6683-9119, www.magicseasonorganics. com.

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Shopping | Online Stores

alike. Delivery is free for orders of $300 or more, but there are a few far-flung spots they won’t go to; check the website for details. www.oneveganshop.com. Or V

Nutri Alley

Online Stores Berrytime

A new online store catering specifically to people with allergies, Nutri Alley carefully sources each of its products – from snacks, condiments and drinks to day-to-day groceries – and provides a handy key so shoppers know at a glance when an item is suitable for them. The goods are categorized into nut-, dairy-, egg- and caffeine-free, and it’s also noted if they’re kosher or vegan. Nutrialley.com. AL V

Berrytime

paleo, dairy- or gluten-free, or raw.

This slick website offers a well-curated selection of health products, many of which are exclusive to Berrytime. Everything is organised logically by food, personal care and homewares. We love the instant chaga mushroom drink by Four Sigma foods - one of the latest healthy food trends. Free delivery in Hong Kong. berrytime.com. Or AL V S

Lifeproject.hk. Or AL V S

Lotus Mart

Specialising in natural soaps, personal care product and household cleaners, Lotus Mart is a great place to pick up toiletries and bigger items such as laundry detergent and eco-friendly paints. Also has a kids’ section with eco-friendly disposable nappies and wipes from Seventh Generation. Check out the “Deals” section, which has monthly specials on selected products. www.lotusmart.com. AL S

One Vegan Shop Life Project

This massive online store divides into several categories, including health supplements, groceries, personal care products, household cleaners and babies and kids. On the groceries side, it has an entire section dedicated to specialist diets, whether you’re vegan, KEY Or = organic 34

V = vegetarian

Profood

This gourmet online store is an Aladdin’s cave of small-batch artisanal products. There’s a large selection of healthy goods, including energy bars, organic dressings, dips and sauces (some of which are vegan or vegetarian) and other treats. Highlights include the Thai Mekhala brand of sauces, which are vegan and made in Chiang Mai. www.profood.hk. Or V

For an impressive range of veganfriendly food and lifestyle products, any budding herbivore needs to check out One Vegan Shop. There’s a huge selection of milk alternatives, baking supplies, dairy-free cheese, meat substitutes, snacks and more - a hugely helpful resource for vegans, food allergy sufferers and health fanatics

AL = allergy-friendly

S = health supplements available


The Cakery

Just Desserts Slay your sweet tooth, minus the sugar Bad Food Gone Good Paleo-friendly, refined sugar-free cookies, cakes and brownies. badfoodgonegood.com.

The Cakery Nutrient-dense cupcakes. Some are gluten-free, some are paleo-friendly, some are packed with superfoods. www.thecakeryhk.com.

Ice ‘N’ Lean Natural protein ice cream with less sugar than an apple per tub. icenlean.com.

Raiz The Bar Bean-to-bar chocolate that’s raw, allergen-free and low in sugar. Various flavours, many of which are packed with superfoods. raizthebar.com.

Rebel Girl Made to order vegan cupcakes with some gluten-free options. rebelgrrl.webs.com.

Ice ‘N’ Lean

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WELLNESS

What’s New Float Your Boat

Launched by yoga instructor Dee Cheung, Float On is Hong Kong’s first float spa. Guests enter a sensory deprivation pod filled with epsom salts that allow them to achieve a weightless sensation, though if you are claustrophobic you can leave the door to the pod open. The treatment is said to be good for de-stressing, improving sleep quality and relieving aches and pains, particularly during pregnancy. 89 Caine Rd., Mid-Levels, 2548-2844, floatonhk.com.

True Love

Located in a World War II-era tong lau on the far end of Wellington Street, Love Hair is an intimate salon run by a former stylist at the popular but now sadly gone Hipp.Fish. The salon has a strong eco message and is very conscious in its efforts to minimise waste, use eco-friendly fixtures and choose product lines with fewer harsh chemicals that still deliver results. The end product is a friendly and welcoming space a million miles from the harsh lights and thumping music of some of Central’s larger players. 99F Wellington St., Sheung Wan, 2458-0190, lovhairhk.com.

Take a Pause

Established in Mui Wo and now with a brand new studio in Central, Pause offers yoga and Pilates classes, along with complementary therapies, by experienced, friendly practitioners who love what they do. On the fitness side, Pause offers small classes with lots of personal attention, as well as private consultations. You can take a yoga class in your lunch break, join an evening meditation or have an Ayurvedic consultation. As for complementary therapies, try Balinese massage, Tibetan singing bowls or kundalini yoga, to name just a few. Expecting? There are also lots of pre-natal health and fitness services, as well as classes suitable for babies, kids and teens. 16/F, Tin On Sing Building, 41-43 Graham St., Central, 2581-9699, www.pause.hk. 36


Laundry List

Laser skin treatments have just gotten much more accessible thanks to the 10-minute laser facial offered by the Skin Laundry, which launched three skin-cleaning bars in Central, Repulse Bay and in Lane Crawford IFC. The 10-minute facial uses a YAG laser followed by IPL to deeply cleanse skin and boost collagen as well as resolve complaints such as acne, pigmentation, enlarged pores and fine lines – all with no downtime. A treatment costs $550, with discounts available if you buy a package. 12/F Century Square, 1-13 D’Aguilar St., Central, 2704-0166, www.skinlaundry.com.

Learn to Levitate

Lush Life

One of the pioneers and biggest players in the ethical beauty movement, Lush launched a huge flagship shop and spa on Lyndhurst Terrace earlier this year. With soaps, shampoos and makeup on the lower floors, The spa is styled like an old-fashioned cottage kitchen and the treatments are as quirky as you’d expect: the signature “Synaesthesia” massage choreographs massage strokes to coloured light and music to take you on an invigorating, trippy experience. The rest of the menu is similarly eccentric; think an ocean-themed massage complete with sea shanties and a ship cabin-themed treatment room, and a relaxation treatment set to Beatles songs. G/F, Soho Square, 21 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 3915-0638, www.lush.com.hk.

Located on the Southside, the 3,800-square-foot Levitate is Hong Kong’s first “family” spa that offers pampering treatments for babies aged 2-18 months, as well as their parents. There’s an infant massage course available if you’d like to bond with your baby, as well as a playgroup for members from noon-3pm, with singing, crafts, free play and other activities (children must be accompanied by a caregiver). For parents, spa treatments use Organic Pharmacy and Aromatherapy Associates products, with prenatal massage a specialty. Mani-pedis, hair spa and eyelash extensions are also available. Shop B L/2, 11 Shum Wan Rd., Aberdeen, 2997-278, levitate.com.hk. 37


Wellness | Clinics

Clinics

UP! Health UP! Health

Alive Wellness

A fairly new complementary therapy centre in Central, Alive Wellness offers a huge range of therapies, including acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, kirtan, lymphatic drainage, physiotherapy and mediation. For more long-term help in reaching your goals, Alive Wellness also offers spiritual mentoring and personal coaching. Room 602, Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham St., Central, 2541-8600, alivewellness.hk.

Balance Health

At Balance Health, treatments are divided into three streams: natural medicine, physical therapies and mind-body connection. With more than 30 types of treatment available, from therapeutic massage to hypnotherapy and everything in between, Balance Health’s specialties include chronic pain, stress, allergies, women’s health and digestive issues, to name a few. 27/F, Universal Trade, Centre, 3-5 Arbuthnot Rd., Central, 2530-3315, www.balancehealth.com.hk.

Byrne, Hickman & Partners

One of Hong Kong’s longest-established physiotherapy practices. Offers treatment for sports injuries, post38

operative rehabilitation and clinical Pilates, and can also help to treat chronic and posture-related pain. Room 201, Dina House, Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell St., Central, 2526-7533, www.byrne-hickman. com. Also has clinics in TST, Repulse Bay and Sha Tin.

Dr. Susan Jamieson Integrative Medical Practice “Finding fast solutions for patients and caring” is the vision of this practice in the heart of Central. For more than 25 years, Dr. Susan Jamieson has run a general medical practice that offers western medicine along with complementary therapies, including psychology, physiotherapy, acupuncture and herbalism, to name just a few. It’s known for its sympathetic Dr. Susan Jamieson Integrative Medical Practice

and patient-first approach to treating illness and promoting wellbeing. 1300, 13/F , Asia Standard Tower, 59 Queen’s Road Central, 2523-8044, drsusanjamieson.com.

Integrative Medicine Institute

One of Hong Kong’s longest-standing integrative wellness practices, IMI offers a huge range of complementary health services, though it also has a conventional medical practice. For aches and pains, it has osteopathy, chiropractic, TCM and acupuncture. More left-of-field treatments include reiki, colourpuncture, iridology and crystal healing, among others. Also has a large store with a great selection of health products. 13/F and 17/F Kailey Tower, 16 Stanley St., Central, 2523-7121, imi.com.hk.


Wellness | Clinics

TAKE THREE

DNA Testing Companies

A simple cheek swab can tell you so much about how your body responds to diet and exercise, enabling you to precisely tailor your fitness program for maximum results. Biorna Quantics

DNA Fit

Offers a “Simply Fit” testing kit that provides full gene sequencing for increased accuracy. Swabs are sent to Louisiana State University for testing. After the results come back you are walked through the results. Also offers a meal delivery service with dishes perfectly balanced to complement your body’s needs.

Originating in the UK, DNA Fit is a popular service that will give you an insight as to how your body responds to different workouts. Can also tell you about food sensitivities and your exact vitamin and mineral requirements. Tests come with a consultation for a full understanding of the results.

biorna-quantics.com.

www.absolutedna.hk.

Prenetics A next-generation DNA testing clinic that can tell patients the precise dosage of medicine they require based on how their body metabolises drugs, and also advise on potential adverse reactions. Choose a test for commonly prescribed drugs, or else go into specifics to see how your body reacts to pain or cardiovascular medications, psychiatric drugs or diabetes treatments. www.prenetics.com.

WELLNESS CENTRE FOR BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT SoHolistic is a friendly healing centre in the heart of Hong Kong’s SoHo district. We are dedicated to supporting your wellbeing and personal growth by offering a unique variety of holistic and esoteric services. Our aim: to empower our clients to co-create optimal health and wholeness, in the face of urban and life stresses.

Special offer for July and August: $700 Kinesiology treatments (regular price $900)

Our services include: • holistic hypnotherapy & wellness counselling • nutrition • energy healing • tarot readings

• neuro-energetic kinesiology • psychic/spiritual readings • crystal bed (from the renowned Casa de Dom Inácio de Loyola in Brazil)

SoHolistic is conveniently located near the escalator, on Old Bailey Street in SoHo. https://www.soholistic.asia/

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Joint Dynamics

An integrated clinic that specialises in movement and mobility, Joint Dynamics offers physiotherapy services, along with sports massage, personal training and stretch therapy. Also has a run clinic if you’re looking to improve your running technique, as well as various high-tech body analysis systems that can tell you more about how your body works. 5/F, Asia Standard Tower 59-65 Queens Road Central, 2762-0528, www.jointdynamics.com.hk.

Life Clinic

A holistic medical centre, Life Clinic bills itself as a “vitality clinic” with a focus on preventative health, wellbeing and antiaging. Its approach combines lifestyle and nutritional assessments, hormone balancing and aesthetic medicine to reduce external signs of aging. Check out its disease prevention programs, which aim to allow its patients to age healthily. Room 1702, 17/F, New World Tower 1, 16-18 Queen’s Road Central, 2881-8131, www.lifeclinic.com.hk.

Mind N Life

Clinical psychologist Dr. Quratulain Zaidi runs a family-friendly psychology practice. A particular area of interest for her is tech addiction. Can also help with problems such as anxiety, stress/burnout and sleep issues, as well as more urgent psychological issues such as depression, bipolar disorder and self-harm. Patients are seen at The London Medical Clinic or at On Lan Street, Central. www.mindnlife.com

Soholistic Wellness Centre Formerly the New Age Shop, Soholistic offers various alternative therapies, including kinesiology, health coaching and hypnotherapy. If you’re into more fringe therapies, it also offers tarot reading, past life regression and chakra therapy. 1/F, 7 Old Bailey St., Central, 2810-8694, www.soholistic.asia.

Life Clinic

The Sanctuary

Recently relocated to Wellington Street, The Sanctuary has a huge menu of alternative health treatments, from the mainstream (massage, meditation, hot stone reflexology) to the fringe (past life regression, energy healing, reiki). Regularly hosts visiting healers and wellness events. Unit 902, 9/F, Waga Commercial Centre, 99 Wellington St., Central, 2537-1373, thesanctuary.com.hk.

Sports and Spinal

A physiotherapy clinic with two outlets in Central, Sports and Spinal specialises in back pain and spinal complaints, though it offers treatments for all kinds of physiological issues, from massage to post-op rehabilitation. For children, its sister theraputic centre, SPOT (spot.com.hk) offer assessment and early intervention for kids facing developmental or

physical challenges. 15/F, Winway Building, 50 Wellington St., Central, 2530-0073, sportsandspinal.hk.

Sutherland-Chan Centre

Clinical massage therapy at SutherlandChan combines deep tissue, lymphatic drainage, myofascial release and trigger point therapy techniques to provide a massage treatment that’s geared toward releasing long-held aches and tensions. 19/F, World Trust Tower, 50 Stanley St, Central, 2544 5838, sccentre.com.hk.

UP! Health

This friendly, newish clinic offers chiropractic and myofascial release in a fun, bright and welcoming space that’s a mile away from a stuffy doctor’s office. Room 1102, Wellington Place 2-8 Wellington St., Central, 2110-1674, www.uphealth.com.hk.

Stanley Wellness

A boutique wellness practice on the Southside, Stanley Wellness offers a comprehensive range of treatments for both body and mind, including osteopathy, counselling, sports and aromatherapy massage, mindfulness, herbal medicine and more. G/F 120 Stanley Main St., Stanley Market, 2372-9700, www.stanleywellnesscentre.com. 41


Wellness | Day Spas

Flawless

This super stylish day spa specialises in manicures, facials and makeup. For facial treatments, the spa uses cosmeceutical brand Medik8 as well as Aromatherapy Associates. Customers are given a consultation before the treatment to decide on the best course of action for their skin. The large terrace is perfect for pampering events such as bachelorette parties or baby showers. 4/F, Seabird House, 22-28 Wyndham St., Central, 2869-5868, www.flawlesshk.com.

Sparadise

Sparadise offers organic slimming, nails, waxing and body pampering treatments, using ethical products such as vegan nail polish brand SpaRitual and insta-tan label Ecotan. Be sure to check out the spa shop; a portion of income from products sold goes to support charitable projects across Asia.

Day Spas

3-4/F 60 Wellington St., Central, 2997-2208, www.sparadise.com.hk.

Flawless

Emmanuel F

One of Hong Kong’s original organic hair salons, Emmanuel F is committed to providing an organic, chemical-free salon experience. The spa to the left of the salon also focuses on organic treatments using french organic brand Phyt’s. UG/F, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, 2167-8280, emmanuelf.com. 42

Iyara Organic Spa

Part of the popular Iyara chain of nail bars, Iyara Organic Spa on Hollywood road specialises in organic hair, face and body treatments, using brands such as Sundari, Clark’s Botanicals and Intelligent Nutrients. Also offers


Wellness | Day Spas

hair spa treatments by natural Thai brand Marma Herbal, which restores hair health and helps to alleviate itchy scalps and other common hair and scalp complaints. 2/F, 27 Hollywood Rd., Central, 2523-8700, www.iyaranaturaltherapies.com.

Massada Spa

Hailing from Spain, now located in the heart of Causeway Bay, Massada Spa offers authentic natural beauty therapy with highly effective anti-aging treatments using patented massage techniques that works from your chest to head. In addition to nonsurgical facial solutions, Massada Spa also provides body massages with complimentary paraffin treatments and professional spa mani-pedis in an incredibly sumptuous setting. 25/F, Guangdong Tours Centre, 19 Pennington St., Causeway Bay 2506-9005/6067-9862 (WhatsApp), www.massadahk.com.

Massada Spa

Nature’s Spa by Jurlique

Popular Australian botanical brand Jurlique has a large spa in Causeway Bay that showcases the brand’s natural yet effective products. Certified biodynamic, Jurlique is passionate about protecting the environment and harnessing the power of nature without destroying the planet. Room 2401-2, 24/F, World Trade Centre, Causeway Bay, 2576-2011, www.jurlique.hk

Spa L’Occitane

Step out of Hong Kong and into the south of France by paying a visit to Spa L’Occitane. Using the brand’s natural products, the treatments here are relaxing yet effective, using shea butter, essential oils and specialist massage techniques to deliver treatments that are supremely nourishing and relaxing. Shop 3, Star Crest, 9 Star St., Wan Chai, 2143-6288, hk.loccitane.com.

Thann Sanctuary Spa

Dim and relaxing, Thai body care brand Thann’s spa is a stylish cave of tranquility in busy TST. Each customer is asked to pick their favourite aromatic line from Thann’s collection, which will then be used in the shower amenities and to fragrance the room. For instance, you can try peppermint, thyme, eucalyptus and rosemary for stimulating; lemongrass and kaffi lime for clarifying, or rose and jasmine for relaxing. While facial treatments are available, the real standouts are the body massages, which are highly therapeutic and use Thai and other Asian healing techniques to iron out kinks and de-stress. Room 1010-11, 10/F, World Commerce Centre, Harbour City, 11 Canton Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 3689-4391, www.thann.com.hk. 43


Wellness | Natural Beauty

Bahia

10/10 Hope

This boutique skincare and cosmetics distributor focuses on eco-friendly natural brands, including Neal’s Yard Remedies, Bondi Wash, The Laundress, organic skincare brand Absolution and hair care brand Christophe Robin, to name just a few. There are 10/10 counters in Eslite stores citywide and in Sogo, or you can visit 10/10 Space, their spa in Causeway Bay. Flat B, 1/F Fairview Mansion, 51 Paterson St., Causeway Bay, 3595-1152, www.1010space.com.hk.

Aromatherapy Associates

Using theraputic-grade aromatherapy oils, Aromatherapy Associates products are both gorgeously scented and highly effective. There are various product lines available, each designed to respond to a specific need, be it anti-aging, hydrating, mattifying or deep-cleaning. The body care line is designed to lift your mood and calm, relax, de-stress or energise. Available at Lane Crawford IFC, L/3, 8 Finance St., Central, 2341-8298.

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A Beauty Bar

Specialising in organic and natural beauty brands, A Beauty Bar carries vegan nail polish brand Sparitual, mum and bub brand Erbaviva, Bliss, Ilia and John Masters Organics, to name just a few. One of their highlighted brands, Esse, contains probiotics to help protect the face’s microbial ecosystem for optimum skin health. It’s also certified organic, vegan and cruelty-free. Stores and counters citywide, including Harvey Nichols, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, 2111-9398, abeautybar.com.hk.

Bahia

Each of Bahia’s four products are prized in Morocco for their skinsaving credentials: pure argan oil for moisturising; prickly pear for anti-aging; rosewater for skin calming; and rhassoul for deep-cleaning. All the products in Bahia’s line are

eco-friendly, ethically sourced from Moroccan women’s cooperatives and totally natural, making them an ideal complement to any skincare routine. The Bahia line costs $209-$650 and is available at Sparadise, 3-4/F, Wellington St., Central, 2997-2208 and online at www.bahiacosmetics.com.

Caudalie

Originating in France, this familyrun skincare company harnesses the antioxidant power of grapes to deliver effective skincare solutions with real scientific chops. An Ecocert brand, it’s free of parabens and other artificial ingredients and is part of 1 percent for the planet, an initative that sees 1 percent of all Caudalie’s turnover going to environmental causes. The cult product is the Beauty Elixir ($380), which brightens skin, tightens pores, reduces the appearance of fine lines and generally imparts a radiant glow. 3 Gough St., Central 2319-1006, 2319 1006, caudalie.com.


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Cha Ling

A Chinese-French luxury skincare label, eco-friendly brand Cha Ling is committed to protecting the ancient pu’er tea forests of Yunnan, China. It offers farmers a fair wage for cultivating the tea, which is harvested according to strict organic certifications and traceability requirements. The raw ingredients themselves are rich in antioxidants and make for effective skincare solutions. Try the Cleansing powder ($400), which can be mixed into a paste as an effective exfoliant, or else blended with a brush into a rich lather for a gentler cleanse. Shop 3306A, Level 3, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui. 3101-0708, www.cha-ling.com.

Elemental Herbology

A relatively young brand, Elemental Herbology combines natural formulations with real science to deliver results without harsh chemicals. There are five product lines available, based on the five elements of wood, fire, metal, earth and water, which you can pick and choose according to your skincare need. We love the award-winning Vital Glow overnight resurfacing cream, a supremely light product that evens skin tone, improves skin texture and delivers a natural radiance. Treatments and products available at The Mandarin Oriental Spa, 24/F, The Mandarin Oriental, 5 Chater Rd., Central, 2825-4888.

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Fleurance Nature

An organic French brand that has been around since the 1970s, Fleurance Nature has no less than seven organic certifications. It has health supplements, skin and body care products, home care products and essential oils. Shop by product or by active ingredient - aloe vera, burdock, argan or royal jelly. Free delivery on orders of $300 or more. Available in selected Watsons outlets citywide and online at www.fleurancenature.hk.

Gourmet Skin Bar

An online shop selling cult natural beauty products, including Cocovit, Hurraw!, Aromantik, Kahina and Mun, to name just a few. Best-sellers include the organic sunscreen serum by Suntegrity, and the health supplement powder by The Beauty Chef. Free delivery on orders over $500. gourmetskinbar.com.

Little Things in Life

An online store selling natural skincare, much of which is formulated for sensitive skin. It’s a nicely curated selection of brands for face, body, mum and baby, and even makeup. If you’re constantly suffering from itchy eyes, try the Eye of Horus cosmetics line, which is formulated with traditional cosmetics bases such as moringa oil. ltilhk.com.

Lush

One of the original natural beauty brands, Lush has a longstanding reputation for being eco-conscious, fairtrade, cruelty-free and ethical. It minimises packaging, uses fresh ingredients and creates plenty of vegan products and unique formulations - all with a great sense of humour. Its popular New solid shampoo bar ($115) contains cinnamon, clove and peppermint to help stimulate your senses and boost hair and scalp health.

The best-selling Mask of Magnaminty ($100-$175) is a cooling, soothing face and body mask that calms and exfoliates problem skin. Outlets citywide, including G/F-4/F, Soho Square, 21 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 3915-0638, www.lush.com.hk.

Melvita

Founded by French biologist and beekerper Bernart Chevilliat, Melvita is an organic beauty brand certified by Ecocert and Cosmebio that harnesses natural ingredients such as honey and flowers to create effective and gentle skincare solutions. It’s known for its organic rose floral water ($250) and its organic argan oil ($260). Stores and counters citywide, including 3314, L3, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, melvita.hk.


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Travel

Amatara Resort & Wellness, Phuket

Amatara Resort & Wellness, Phuket Looking for a wellness retreat without sacrificing those five-star trappings? Amatara Resort & Wellness, 45 minutes from Phuket’s airport, offers several wellness packages all geared towards achieving various goals, from relaxation to detox to fitness. The resort has its own fully equipped Pilates, studio, Thai hammam, a 2,000-square-metre spa and a beautiful yoga sala overlooking Cape Panwa. Short on time? Amatara also offers oneday retreat packages. www.amataraphuket.com.

Chōsen, Bali Formerly known as Ninja Camp, Chōsen experiences have gained a cult following for providing a holistic program that encompasses once-in-alifetime experiences, hardcore workouts, pampering, life coaching and gourmet nourishing cuisine. Converts say that the week spent in far-flung locations leave them more motivated, centered and clear-eyed when it comes to achieving their personal or professional goals. The experiences take place year-round in Bali, Guatemala, New Zealand and Iceland. chosenexperiences.com.

Flight Centre

Lightfoot Travel

One of Hong Kong’s largest travel agencies, Flight Centre is committed to offering unbeatable rates on all kinds of holidays. Besides just hotels and flights, it also offers Active Travel and Wellness Travel packages, and can get its customers exclusive access to otherwise sold-out marathons and other sporting events held around the world.

Prefer your adventure holidays a little less rough and tumble? Lightfoot Travel can put together a bespoke adventure package for far-flung destinations, from Arctic cruises to trekking in Bhutan; horseriding through the Atacama Desert to heli-skiing in New Zealand.

17 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 28302899, www.flightcentre.com.hk.

Hariharalaya, Cambodia Located just a stone’s throw from Angkor Wat, the Hariharalaya yoga and meditation retreat offers a real backto-basics experience. Guests stay in traditional (read: aircon-free) Cambodian huts set within two acres of lush jungle. The six-day retreats include three vegan meals per day, morning yoga, meditation sessions and workshops, as well as social event such as traditional Khmer dance and movie nights. Do note that Hariharalaya observes digital detox and there is no wifi available. The all-inclusive rates ring in at USD290 (HK$2,250) for six nights in an open-air bungalow dormitories are cheaper and the more luxurious accommodation is a little more expensive. www.hariharalaya.com.

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5/F, Tin On Sing Commercial Building, 41-43 Graham St., Central, 2815-0068, www.lightfootravel.com.

Hariharalaya, Cambodia


Wellness | Travel

Museflower Retreat Set up by Hong Kong wellness entrepreneur Tania Ho, Museflower is an affordable, 16-room retreat located in Chiang Rai, near the Thai border with Burma and Laos. Committed to conservation, the retreat has a solar heated Himalayan salt swimming pool, an aquaponic garden, an orchard and a duck egg farm, as well as an organic spa with unique treatments and beautiful outdoor yoga salas. Rates start at THB1,650 (around HK$363) per night, inclusive of three vegetarian buffet meals and a one-day class pass. Retreat packages are also available. musefloweretreat.com.

Whistling Arrow This tour operator specialises in adventure journeys through China, Nepal and Mongolia that’ll really take you through places that few tourists have ever been. Their trekking expeditions take travelers through Northeastern Nepal, the sacred mountains of Sichuan, to the border of Tibet and Sichuan and through the Mongolian hinterlands. Check the website for an upcoming schedule; the next available trek is Kawa Karpo Kora, through Western China and Tibet, from September 16-October 2. www.whistlingarrow.com.

Natural, Eco-Friendly, Replacement-Free Water Solution from Austria.

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INDEX

10/10 Hope

44

DNA Fit

3/3rds

16

A Beauty Bar

44

Dr. Susan Jamieson Integrative Medical Practice 38

Life Management Yoga Centre

Profood

34

11

Prompt

21

Life Nutrition

30

Pure Fitness, ICBC Tower 5

A Day With Fe

15

Eat Fresh

Acai Brotherhood

30

Ecofarm

32

Life Project

34

Pure Veggie House

25

33

Lightfoot Travel

48

Pure Yoga

Aerial Arts Academy

6

11

Elemental Herbology

46

Little Things in Life

46

Quo Kefir Believers

Ahimsa Buffet

31

18

Elite Personal Training

6

LockCha Teahouse

18

Raiz The Bar

Alive Wellness

35

38

Emmanuel F

42

Lotus Mart

34

Rebel Girl

35

8

Epic MMA

13

Love Hair

36

Reebok CrossFit Asphodel 13

Amatara Resort & Wellness 48

Evergreens Republic

33

LRCF Fitness Box

13

Rumi X

15

Anahata Yoga

10

Farmer’s Kitchen

32

Lush

46

Sevva

25

Ananda Yoga

10

Fiji Fitness

8

Lush Protein

30

Skin Laundry

37

AP-Nutrition

30

Fish & Meat

24

Lush Spa

37

Sohofama

25

Apefit

8

Fitness Academy

13

Magic Season Organics

33

Soholistic Wellness Centre 41

Aromatherapy Associates 44

Flaunt Studio

6

Maison Libanese

21

Artichoke Canteen

24

Fleurance Nature

46

Mak Mak

18

Sour Times Dairy Company

31

Aum Yoga

10

Flex Studio

6

Mana! Fast Slow Food

19

Spa L’Occitane

43

Bad Food Gone Good

35

Flight Centre

48

Massada Spa

43

Sparadise

42

Bahia

44

Float On

37

Maya Cafe

19

Spicebox Organics

22, 29

Balance Health

38

Food For Life

28

Meat Market

32

Sports & Spinal

41

Barre 2 Barre

6

Fresca

21

Melvita

46

Stanely Wellness

41

Batata Greens

28

Fresh Grower

33

Mindful Wing Chun

7

Supafood

17

Berrytime

34

Garden Organics

29

Mind N Life

41

Sutherland-Chan Centre 41

Bikini Fit

8

Grassroots Pantry

24

Miss Runner

15

Taboocha

31

39

Green Common

28

Mm Fresh Food

32

Tenderloin Fine Foods

33

5

Green Dot Dot

28

Moxo Organics

30

Thann Sanctuary Spa

43

30

Green Earth Society

29

MUM

19

The Cabin

38

10

Greenwoods Raw Cafe

18

Museflower Retreat

49

The Cakery

35

6

Gymbox

27

Nature’s Spa by Jurlique 43

The Clean Nutrition Co.

30

18

H-Kore

7

Nature’s Village

29

The Fit Room

15

Byrne, Hickman & Partners 38

Hariharalaya

48

Nood Food

22

The Herbivores

19

Cabinet Organic

28

Healthy Chicken

21

Nosh

27

Caelum Greene

15

Healthy Concept

29

NT Bootcamp

8

The Iyengar Yoga Centre of Hong Kong

11

Cafe Greenprint

20

HOME Eat to Live

24

The Ocean

25

Caffe HABITU

21

Homegrown Foods

32

Nutri Alley

34

Cali-Mex

20

Human + Kind

46

Nutrition Kitchen

27

The Restaurant by The Kinnet

22

Caudalie

44

i-Detox

29

Nuzest

30

The Sanctuary

41

Cedele

20

Ice ‘N’ Lean

35

Odinson

5

Torq

9

Cha Ling

46

Okra

25

20

Chicken on the Run

21

Integrative Medicine Institute

Toss & Turn

38

Omberry

15

UP! Health

38

Chosen

48

One Vegan Shop

34

Urban Bakery Works

22

Circuit 25

9

Ursus Fitness

9

Coastal Fitness

13

8

Vanimal

17

Corner Block

28

27

Veggie SF

19

Corner Kitchen Cafe

21

19

Veggie Spinner

19

Crave Healthy Food

27

29

Whistling Arrow

49

CrossFit 852

13

32

Wild Thyme

25

Crossfit Cavaliers

4

4

CrossFit Typhoon

13

Dandy’s Organic Cafe

18

Dickson Yoga

10

Divino Patio

24

All About Aesthetics

Biorna Quantics Blue Door Studio Body Awakening Bodywize Bounce Limit Branto

50

Island Supplements Iyara Organic Spa Iyengar Central

39

17

30 42 11

Jack & Sparrow Naturals 30 Joint Dynamics Jou Sun Just Green

41 32 29

NUR

Optimum Performance Studio Optmeal Orchid Veggie Organic Plus Pacific Gourmet

Kinoa

32

Paleo Taste

27

XYZ

Le Pain Quotidien

16

Pause

36

Yoga Aloha

11

Lean By Design

27

Pherform

8

Yoga Bam Bam

11

Levitate

36

POG Kitchen

17

Yoga Mala

11

Life Clinic

41

Prenetics

39

Yoga Room

11


Liv Magazine August 2016  
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