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This shop is attached to the Greenwoods Raw Cafe in the center of Hong Kong. They sell some organic fruits and veggies, the availability really depends on the season and the day of the week. We found some great raw products here like raw nut butter, raw dates, and organic raw nuts.
There was some fruit like organic bananas, apples and dragon fruit, organic bell pepper, orgaic cucumber and greens. Also organic lemons. More fruit like oranges, coconuts and dates in the fridge.
They had a 5 years celebration and therefore everything was 20% off. Here are some beauty products, organic spices and organic nuts.
Raw almond butter.
What we bought at the store: raw organic almond buttter, raw granola, raw organic dates, raw organic brazil nuts.
A small shop with some organic produce, pretty close to the zero waste store.
Small bulk store with organic products. Nuts, fruit, organic chocolate. Natural detergent, cosmetics, reusable straws, and containers. There is a fridge with organic greens.
Awesome, beautiful stainless steel containers, perfect as a bigger bento box. Menstrual cups, a super useful and zero waste menstrual care product.
Eco-friendly beauty products.
Beautiful kitchen towels. We picked up the one on the right.
The Live Zero shop is on the second floor. If you have troubles finding it, ask the friendly guards at the information desk.
Organic bananas are the cheapest here. Wish they were not packaged in plastic.
This farmers’ market is awesome and super central on the Hong Kong island on pier 7. All the produce is organic and the vendors super nice. The vibe is a little tense, the pace is fast.
Sunday 11:00 – 17:00
The vendors don’t bring a lot of produce and the best stuff goes fast, be there 10:45 to get all you need. Bring cash, small banknotes are better, vendors might not have change.
Shortly before 11 the veggies are all covered.
Vendors are packing basket for the pre-orders. If you live in Hong Kong and going to get your produce regularly here, pre-order with the vendors to get the best produce.
Organic carrots, Stefan’s fav veggie.
More organic greens, lettuce, radishes.
The organic sweet potatoes were 31 HKD.
The organic green bananas were 53 HKD. Organic dragon fruit was 158 HKD.
Definitely not the best place to look for organic produce, but they have some. They have lots of packaged organic products, some raw chocolate and a great selection of meat alternatives and vegan cheese.
Organic plant milk.
Organic lentils.Organic pasta.
Organic mangos, organic figs, Organic nuts.
Organic milk alternatives. Vegan soy milk. Organic rice milk.
Great selection of vegan meat alternatives.
Organic oats and granola.
Organic rice cakes.
They had some good papaya and avocado here. Also organic berries.
Organic greens, mushroom and beans.
Organic sweeteners agave and maple syrup.
Organic chocolate, the white vivani one is vegan.
Organic plant milks.
Small shop in Central. We live nearby at it was the first store we visited as we moved in this area.
Organic spices and herbs.
Organic nuts, flax, matcha, nutritional yeast.
Baking Powder, xantan, xylitol.
Zero waste bath and beauty products.
The fridge with some organic veggies and organic greens.
This small organic farmers’ market on the Central Star Ferry Pier No. 7 had everything amazing veggies, greens and fruit.
Central Star Ferry Pier No. 7
Every Wednesday, except public holiday and adverse weather condition
More info on the market here on the seed website .
We love okra and eat it raw, we bought red and green okra here.
We bought papayas, cucumbers, and got this lemon grass as a gift
Pumpkin, cucumbers and chayote.
Sweet potatoes are 400 HKD for 600 g/little more than a lb.
Organic beets, radishes, carrots, beans.
Our market haul. The regular organic bananas and organic avocado is from a supermarket.
Super excited about this store and can’t wait to go back to Spice Box Organics to get the fermented cashew cheese tomorrow.
The organic spices section at Spice Box Organics is amazing.
Organic sweet potatoes and pumpkin. Medium sized carrots not in picture were around 10 HKD each.
Organic beans, chickpeas, lentils at Spice Box Organics.
Well hidden in a small mall on the first floor is a small but packt with goodies shop. They have some amazing organic products we were looking fore everywhere. They also had Braggs Aminos, we never buy they as it’s not certified organic but they are salt-free if it’s something you where looking for you’re welcome!
Organic snacks and Dr.Bronner Soaps. 1/2 parts of the shop.
We are dedicated to eat all organic and always make sure to find the best places to shop for organic produce and snack wherever we go. We found lots of organic in Hong Kong. Here I’ll provide an overview, check the stores and markets for products and prices.
Before coming to Hong Kong we made sure there is enough organic in Hongkong to be found and made a list of shops and delivery services, so the day we arrived, we were able to pick up some produce without a long internet search and asking around. The thing with asking around anyways is that people who don’t care much about organic are unaware of its existence or simply assume everything at the fancier stores or fruit stools is organic. But as everywhere, organic in Hong Kong is only organic if it is CERTIFIED organic. Many organic products are imported Here in Hong Kong, some products are grown locally and have a USDA or Chinese certificate.
We also found a raw vegan restaurant, it uses (some) organic produce.
Keep in mind, we visited Hong Kong in November for 3 weeks, prices and availability can vary immensely between seasons. I always compare the prices and availability with Germany, Germany has a rather great availability of organic produce and very fair prices. In NYC we would spend at least twice as much as in Germany shopping at Wholefoods and Trader Joes, in LA the same amount money if shopping at an organic wholesale and 3 times as much as in Germany when shopping at Wholefoods. The most shocking is a very bad availability of local fruits, probably due to the season, the imported fruit is very expensive, bananas 11 HKD (~1€+/1$+) each. The greens and veggies, on the other hand, are easier to find and the local brands are not too pricey. The nuts and seeds are also easy to find, but the nuts are rarely raw. Cosmetics, cleaning stuff and detergent are easy to find as well at the health food stores. It was the easiest to get the produce at the supermarkets, but here, everything is wrapped in plastic. Farmers markets are far out and have only the seasonal local stuff which is great, but they are only 2 times a week. Health food stores are the best for treats, nut butter, vegan meat alternatives, and natural cleaning products.
After going to the organic farmers market we passed through the mega mall on our way to the bus back home and discovered this large food supermarket and wanted to check out they organic options as we didn’t get everything we needed at the farmers’ market.
The fruit display is beautiful, but only a few fruits are actually certified organic, let’s see which ones are.
Banans are certified organic and 17 HKD (1.90€/$2.17) for 3 bananas.
Here we have an overview of the biggest organic fridge in the store. There are some organic fruit, but mainly organic greens and organic veggies.
Organic papaya is around 50 HKD (5.60€/$6.38) for a kg, one fruit is about 1 kg. There are also organic limes, organic ginger, organic cucumbers, organic peas, organic baby corn and asparagus.
Organic greens and organic romaine hearts are around 60 HKD (~6€/$8).
Organic bell peppers are around 30 HKD for 2 pieces (~3€/$4).
Here is another partially organic display in the middle of the store. There is organic pumpkin, organic greens, organic red and white cabbage, and couple of other veggies I captured in following pics better.
Durian is not organic, they just cut it open and I could take a look at the stems, there was no visible ripening agent on it. Doen’t mean the durians are not treated but ok for me as an exception, we bought one piece on Vietnam durian, the Malaysian was too expensive we found
Let’s move on to the dried goods. I couldn’t spot any canned goods such as organic beans, lentils, or tomatoes here.
Organic rice milk and other plant milks, even rice chocolate milk.
Tai Po Farmers’ Market is an all organic farmers’ market located far outside the city center with a great selection of veggies even during the winter time. Held on Wednesdays 10AM-4PM and Sundays 9AM-5PM it’s a rather small farmers’ market, not because there are few farmers, but because they don’t have much produce and the produce is more or less the same, making the variety rather limited. We were hoping for some fruit, but not expecting much. We found dragon fruit and some ripe bananas and bought kale, lettuce, tomatoes and okra.
Kale and different kinds of cherry tomatoes at the Tai Po Farmers’ Market. We bough all the yellow and dark ones on the left.
Organic dragon fruit at the Tai Po Farmers’ Market.
Chard and cilantro. Organic sugar cane.
A nice perk at the Tai Po Farmers’ Market: Wash your hands and produce you wanna try. Totally recommend trying cherry tomatoes before buying, find the variety you like the most.
Vegan milks and organic apple sider vinegar.
More plant milks and juices.
Raw organic cashews.
How to find the store. It’s a little hidden on the first floor above the Tesla store. It’s the easiest to go up to the first floor in the building across the street (there is a Muji on the right in this one) and to cross the bridge in the first floor. The bridge is on the left around the corner.
I love how they promote the vegan burger “beyond meat burger”. Even I don’t eat processed cooked foods myself, I would definitely recommend to any meat eater in my life to try this burger.
Maybe the most exciting first. After couple of days here i Hong Kong I get actually really excited over apples and tomatoes.
In the fridge, we discovered organic greens, organic tomatoes and organic cabbage.
There is another fridge behind the apple isle. With organic mushrooms. organic apples and organic persimmons.
Can you spot the organic grapefruit and organic tenderness? Also organic celery and more organic tomatoes.
The canned stuff: organic corn, organic apple juice, organic chickpeas and beans.
Canned organic tomatoes and more beans.
Organic flax and cous cous.
More organic seeds, chia, grains and organic rice.
I think we had this kind of black organic rice at a raw vegan restaurant in LA. I was soaked and was pretty soft for an uncooked rice.
Organic sesame seeds, organic goji, and more organic beans.
Organic tomatoes in glass jars.
Found one more display with organic products. Plant milks, noodles, organic oatmeal.
After moving, this one was the closest to our apartment and it had a great variety of organic products. Apparently, people don’t buy organic produce so much here and many items were on sale,but mouldy, rotten. The best fruit to buy on sale is persimmon and bananas, they look rotten to people before they actually go bad. Be careful with corn, sweet potatoes and mushrooms, there was actual mould on them.
Organic carrots and baby carrots.
Organic orange bell peppers are wrapped individually :(
Persimmons are on sale. Sweet potatoes are mouldy.
Mouldy organic corn.
Organic avocados and organic greens.
Organic bell peppers and mushrooms.
Vegan organic milks.
Organic apple juice.
Dried organic berries.
What’s in the fridge.
Organic frozen spinach.
Organic tomato sauce.
Organic chips and apple juice.
More natural cleaning supplies.
We stubbled across this supplements store while walking in the hood. Not really worth checking out unless you are in the area anyway. We went to one shop, it’s a chain, the other shops might have a better organic selection.
Organic dried mulberries, flax, sesame seeds. Berry powders and raw cacao.
Stefan found a nice health food store chain in Hong Kong we wanted to check out. Even the first store was almost impossible to find, the selection of organic products was nit disappointing. The produce is however very limited, they only had organic avocados. The produce is better on Mondays and Wednesdays we were told.
After showing you the products, I’ll show you how to find the shop.
Great selection of organic nuts and seeds, probably the best in Hong Kong.
The durian is not certified organic, but we got it anyway. One of the few exceptions where I would buy non-organic knowingly.
The nori snack was delicious, on the webpage the pumpkin seeds are labeled as organic.
Co Coa Snacks, but not my fav kind.
Vegan meats and cheeses, milks and yogurt.
Vegan nut butters, organic spices and flour.
Natural cleaning supplies. Dr. Bronner’s spoap.
Artisana raw nut butters.
Organic sweeterer. Organic lentils.
Vegan cheese and milks.
Organic cacao and berry powders.
The shop entrance is on the right side. There is a door on the left. Walk up to the 1st floor.
Here, they also had the Co Coa Chocolate.
Vegan meat alternatives Gardein.
Organic nut butters, tahini, cashew butter, hemp butter, organic coconut oil below.
Here, the produce section is bigger. Apples, greens, mushrooms, and cabbage. All certified organic.
Organic nuts and seeds.
Raw organic nori.
We got everything but the carrots and corn here.
There are quite a few welcome markets all around Hong kong which make you hunt for organic produce so much easier. But keep in mind, not every single Wellcome Store will have organic products.
Today we went to this one near the Kennedy Town Train Station.
All the greens in the middle with the sticking out price tag are organic and around 30 HKD.
It’s hidden in the Malls basement, ask for directions if you feel lost or check out the map in the mall.
They have a little of almost everything. We went to the Great Food Hall with a bigger backpack as we new they might have the best organic produce in town besides the farmers’ markets which were not happening that day anyway. The prices are as expected for imported foods astronomical. A little strange were the organic bananas for 110HKD (12€/$14) from Australia, don’t they get imported into Germany a well? Why are they in Germany around 2€ then.
Here is also a conventional product that caught my eye, never seen a freeze-dried durian being certified organic, let me know if you have.
Some organic herbs, herbs are definitely worth buying organic as all greens.
Here are the greens, I tried to catch the prices so you can see how much the produce is.
The Earthbound Farm greens were 52HKD.
They had lots of blueberries.
These giant non-organic berries were crazily huge, the organic once in the background were not small either.
There is a section with local Hong Kong organic produce on the bottom shelf. Everything is less expensive and around 30HKD.
Here are avocados, wrapped in plastic so it’s hard to see them. The amounts of plastic used to wrap the produce, organic and non-organic are heartbreaking here.
Here more random plant-based food we as raw foodies don’t buy but happy to share if you need them.
We actually bought the raisins. They were oil coated, haven’t seen this at the store, oh well.
Got these organic chia seeds. Chia puddings are so easy to make even while traveling with no equipment.
We still had some almonds we brought with us from Germany, but we might get them next week.
Beens and lentils, some even salt free. But don’t let be fooled by the low sodium statement on the cans. The so called “low sodium” products usually contain salt. Look in the ingredients List for a product with no added salt at all.
The frozen section, they had organic veggies, but all the fruit was conventional.
Raw organic mulberies, will be great in a chia pudding.
Lastly, the water in glass bottles.
Organic and natural shampoo and beauty products are near the cashier.
We only accidentally discovered this amazing organic market hidden in the back of residential buildings. As we were driving around in search of a decent hotel, we passed the small street where there store was located and came back there later after we settled in. Unlike many places in Como, Naturasì has a great parking area for customers. The fruit and veggies selection was great (we were there in december). Super ripe delicious organic persimmons, tomatoes, lettuce and even some basic raw vegan bars.
There are different chains of all organic markets, most of them pretty tiny, but with a good enough fruit and veggies selection.
Organic seasonal fruit, veggies, sprouts, seaweed, raw vegan snacks and water in glass bottles.
Great organic seasonal fruit, veggies, sprouts, seaweed, organic nuts and seeds. Water in glass bottles.
You might be able to find a modest selection organic fruits and veggies at the regular stores such as Carrefour, what you will find there, might get your through the day, but keep in mind that organic fruit like banana are most likely pretty unripe and not ready to eat.
So for the first couple of days, while the fruit is ripening, eating at a restaurant is an option. We totally recumbent checking out the Koko Green restaurant in Nice.
Farmers Market in Nice
We saw an organic stand with mostly veggies at the flower market. Not really worth relying on, but nice fresh option to stock up on seasonal local veggies.