Yup, yup. HUNGRY. That’s what you’ll constantly feel like when walking around in – NY flashback – Soho , now my favorite district in HK. And it’s one of the reasons why this foodie walhalla definitely deserved a place of honor in my travel address book.
9 am – BREAKFAST
Grassroots Pantry – 108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Have a Maca Chia Seed Ginger Pudding or Coconut Kefir Yogurt Parfait to start your day!
Or whatever other healthy and delish option on their pretty menu.
And there’s even better news, all you Veggies, Vegans, Gluten Free or Nut allergy persons: their menu legend includes the following: R = Raw | V = Vegan | GF = Gluten-Free | BF = Buddhist-Friendly | NF = Nut-Free. BIG HOORAY for that last one since I’m one of the lucky “no nuts” kind of girls. Can’t get any better, right? Well, their interior is as amazing as their food.
12 am – LUNCH on-the-go
Pressed Juices – 81 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
No time to lose when you’re city tripping around HK so why don’t you stop by this surfy cold pressed juices bar to grab your self a vitamin boost on-the-go. Follow the chalk board for daily mood advice. When in a blue mood, go for a Blue Heaven or take a Zen Berry for a glowing skin.
12 am – LUNCH like the locals
DIM SUM Square – 27 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
A trip to HK is not complete without having some traditional DIM SUM . My advice, go to DIM SUM Square. Do you need to wait in line? Yes. Is the interior going to win a price? No, not at all. Are you going to freeze due to the air conditioning? Absolutely, yes. (-bring a coat-). Is the food tasty? Oh yes yes yes and you’ll pay a very fair price. Is the experience worth it? Yup, and if you’re lucky there might be a nice Asian sitting next to you who will finally teach you how to use those chopsticks right.
3 pm – COFFEE break
Brew Bros Coffee – 33 Hillier St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Grab yourself an afternoon latte at this cool coffee bar and enjoy some free wi-fi. Instagram can(‘t) wait. P.S. They also have a very healthy and attractive all day breakfast menu. Read: smashed avocado on toast, super kale salad or some guilty pleasure eggs Benedict.
8 pm – DINNER, the Italian way
208 Duecente Otto – 208 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
In a romantic comfort food mood? Have dinner at 208, a restaurant that is both elegant and cosy. Tip: try the veggie Butternut Ravioli, I promise you, you won’t regret it. Not so in the mood for pasta, go for one of their delicious pizzas. Crunchy, tasty and superlight. Exactly what a good pizza should taste like. Oh and if you get cold from the airco, ask the staff for a blanket. Sounds weird, but there has to be a first time for everything, right?
8pm – DINNER, the Asian way
Three Monkeys – 151-155 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Looking for a banging vibe and a more nonchalant industrial atmosphere, than you’ll be perfectly off at Three Monkeys. Enjoy the japanese food in their very trendy interior and end your evening with a nice (sake) cocktail at the bar. Funny fact I: their toilets are really cool. Funny fact II: while walking around in other HK districts I often stopped at other places that had that same nice vibe. They happened to be from the same owner. Check out their website for more great venues.
Well that was it for a start, I’m very curious to hear your thoughts.
Please don’t forget to keep an eye on the blog since there will be more Hong Kong food, drinks and sweets inspo coming up!
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