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Originally published by Sarah Moran. Last updated by Beverly Ngai.
We know you’ll all be nodding your heads when we say it’s difficult to stay on top of your health game in Hong Kong. Our never-ending schedules make it almost impossible to find time to hit the gym, and let’s be honest, sometimes we’re just too drained after a busy day at work to even consider it. But there’s one thing we can definitely take control of and that’s making sure we get enough vitamins and minerals to keep us in tip-top condition. Luckily, there are plenty of options when it comes to health food and supplement stores in Hong Kong—just take your pick of these.
Founded in Hong Kong over two decades ago, Nature’s Village has firmly established itself as a go-to place for fitness enthusiasts and gym buffs. While they are most known for stocking an abundance of sports nutrition products from international brands like ANS Performance, BPI Sports, and Quest Nutrition, you can just as easily find healthy snacks, personal care products, and dietary supplements catering to all sorts of different health needs here. What’s more, they have seven locations scattered across Hong Kong, so you are bound to find a branch that’s convenient for you!
Nestled inside a factory building in the western corner of Kennedy Town, Foodcraft is somewhat of a hidden treasure found only by those who seek it out. Unlike most health food stores, Foodcraft prides itself on offering an extensive range of handcrafted products made in the shop’s own kitchen! Whether you opt for homemade vegan yoghurts, nut butter, sauces, or baked goods, you know that whatever you pick up will be minimally processed and of the freshest quality. Want to get hands-on and whip your own healthy dishes from scratch? Foodcraft also offers a multitude of culinary workshops and DIY kits that range from mushroom growing and kombucha making to vegan cooking classes and beyond! How’s that for inspiring your healthy eating journey?
Foodcraft, 21/F, Yiuga Factory Building, 62 Victoria Road, Kennedy Town | (+852) 2884 1299
Love the idea of a healthier lifestyle but not the staggering price tags that come with it? The Store offers a wide range of health products sourced from overseas and—the best part—almost everything is priced 25 to 50 percent off retail price. Who doesn’t like a bargain? They also use recycled paper bags and upcycle their packaging to play their part in caring for the environment and encourage their customers to do the same. You can save time and money when ordering goods from international retailers since The Store also offers same-day delivery!
At Green Common, a healthy lifestyle goes beyond healthy eating. From reusable shopping bags and refillable water bottles to zero-waste living, Green Common inspires a more holistic mindset towards food and living with various stores across Hong Kong and six deli shops, too. Meatless, healthy, cruelty-free, and fair-trade are their priorities when sourcing their goods from Hong Kong organic farms, social enterprises, SMEs, and fair-trade organisations. Green Common only has one mission for all of us to take part in: make change happen and make green common!
As their name suggests, One Vegan Shop offers cruelty-free and hard-to-find plant-based alternatives, food and beverages, beauty products, pet care, and household items. The majority of their products are directly imported from the USA, UK, and European countries, with something for everyone—even pets! If their brick-and-mortar store in Yuen Long is a bit too far for you, you can always order online and enjoy free delivery with orders over $300.
One Vegan Shop, Shop 12, G/F, Yee Fung Building, 35 Yau San Street, Yuen Long
O’Farm is a combination of the best Western and Eastern health food products all in one place! Selling everything from organic fruit juices to traditional Chinese supplements, they have over 70 stores located around Hong Kong, so you should not have too much trouble finding one close to you. We know what you’re thinking though, and there’s no need to be intimidated by all the Chinese products and unfamiliar labels. Just ask for assistance from O’Farm’s friendly staff who will gladly help you pick out what you need to get you going on your health journey.
Aside from carrying an exotic variety of herbs and spices that may be difficult to find anywhere else in Hong Kong, what’s special about Spicebox Organics is that customers can get involved in the many workshops they offer at their stores, as well as dig into their café menu and try out some of their organic roti rolls or freshly-made smoothies. Working to be more than your average health food store, Spicebox Organics takes great measures to scour the globe and local regions for organic products only of the highest quality.
Whether you’re looking for chemical-free household products or some non-GMO foods, this award-winning health food store is arguably one of the best around. Having extended their locations all the way over to Macau, Organic Plus strives to only provide healthy, natural, and environmental-friendly products to their customers. Best of all, they even offer services to deliver the freshest organic fruits and vegetables straight to your front door.
Beyond providing eco-friendly items to facilitate a zero-waste lifestyle, Slowood also stocks many package-free products with a buy-what-you-like policy that allows you to purchase just the right amount of whatever you need. You can simply measure any quantity of spices, grains, legumes, liquid soaps, or oils, weigh it out to calculate the cost, and then pay at the counter. If you forget to bring your own reusable containers, the shop also has a variety available for purchase in-store. Read more about Slowood here.
Not only is iLiving a health store that stocks a huge selection of superfoods, essential oils, and holistic medicines, but it’s also a holistic wellness centre where health consultations, comprehensive health assessment, and many other services like physiotherapy, life coaching, and detox programs are offered to those seeking help in the health and wellness game. If you’re looking for a change in lifestyle, then iLiving is the best place to start.
iLiving, 4/F, 31 Hollywood Road, Central | (+852) 3904 1072
Food for Life believes that education is the key when it comes to achieving optimum health, which is why—apart from carrying a ton of fresh and natural foods for their customers—they also work with expert nutritionists to hold regular seminars and workshops for all to attend, making sure that their customers can stay on top of their health knowledge and get to know what’s right for their bodies without blindly overloading on anything that has a green label on it.
Redwood Nutrition may not be large in size, but quality over quantity has always been part of its company motto. With everything you need for a good old detox to a quick energy pick-me-up, these guys have got you covered. Don’t forget to get the latest lowdown on their special discounts and promotions by becoming a Redwood member, too!
Redwood Nutrition, Shop 9B, G/F, 164 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai | (+852) 2948 2165
Any regular MTR commuter must be familiar with Green Dot Dot by now. Located inside over 20 different stations around Hong Kong, this store makes being healthy more accessible to just about anybody. Not only do they stock up on health food items and supplements, but many stores also carry a range of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, as well as frozen meats ready for you to easily pick up when you’re on your way home.