Thursday, 28 May 2015

Top 5 Green Shops in Hong Kong


Not sure if you’ve realised but green shops in Hong Kong are sprouting like mushrooms, and they are showing no signs of abating. Scattering all over the city and outlying islands, owners and founders of Hong Kong’s green, organic and sustainability-orientated shops are giving you no excuses to not shop for a sustainable future. Just in case you need a quick recap of the green outlet landscape, here’s a pick of five from us.

Green Common
Yet another green initiative by social enterprise Green Monday, Green Common is the latest addition to the city’s stock of shops that prioritise green, organic, healthy lifestyle above everything else. As the first Asian sales point of Beyond Meat – a brand dedicated to replacing animal protein with plant protein to sustain future food supply and the planet – and a community space that organises regular and free seminars and workshops on food labelling and cooking, Green Common is David Yeung’s attempt at raising public awareness on the necessity of going green. In addition to donating 1% of its revenue – from its vegetarian ice cream, gluten-free pasta, zucchini pasta and the likes – to food bank Food Angel, Green Common will also be donating part of the remaining revenue to Green Monday’s own foundation to continue its environmental education effort.

Location: 222 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2263 3153
Opening Hours: 9:30am to 8:30pm Monday to Saturday, 10:00am to 8:30pm Sunday

JustGreen Organic Convenience Store
Hailing from Lamma Island, JustGreen soon expanded towards the city with a location in Soho, Star Street, plus a centralised warehouse in Kennedy Town and a new fashion concept store in Soho. From recycling resources and minimising energy usage within its office, to sourcing from only ethical products via sustainable methods, JustGreen covers everything you’ll need from body care to what you need for the larder. If you need ideas on healthy diet for your baby and toddler, or a vegan diet for yourself, JustGreen has stocked up on books and magazines to make sustainable living easy too.

Location: 75 Yung Shue Wan Main Street, Lamma Island, Hong Kong (more locations on website)
Phone: +852 2982 2325

Known for its innovative menu of healthy and clean diet, complete with vegan, dairy- and nut-free options such as the carb-free cauliflower risotto, snow crab sesame oolong soba, and fresh juices to keep you energised, Locofama also makes health-conscious living easily achievable through its stock of local and organic products from pasta to tea and coffee and pet food.

Location: 11 Fuk Sau Lane, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2547 7668
Opening Hours: noon to 10pm daily

HKFYG Organic 21
Also a restaurant-and-store in one, HKFYG Organic 21 by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth is a social enterprise that promotes healthy and organic living by dishing out food made with ingredients grown organically in Hong Kong’s only USDA-certified organic farm. Its farm-to-table experience includes everything from organic salads, pastas and all day breakfast, but by all means stay after the meal and shop the organic garlic juice, acai berry juice and argan oil at its food store.

Location: G/F, 60 and 62 B Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3104 9134
Opening Hours: noon to 9pm daily

Green Dot Dot
With easily accessible locations spread across the city’s MTR stations, Green Dot Dot encourages a healthy, natural and eco-friendly lifestyle with food and grocery items that are free of pesticides, preservatives, artificial colouring and chemical fertilisers. From sustainable seafood to organic pork and vegetables, Green Dot Dot makes sure even the time-poor can pick up the right food ingredients for an organic and healthy dinner after work.

Location: Shop No,23B, Hong Kong MTR Station
Phone: +852 2147 3239

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