organic destinations

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 16 May, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 16 May, 2004, 12:00am


10 Shelley Street



Tel 28109777

The vegetables here are done al dente, meaning they are just cooked and still firm when served. The halloumi (lightly browned goat's cheese) and greens ($95) is tasty and wholesome, while fresh zaatar ($85), a traditional Lebanese mix of thyme, sesame seed and sumac blended with olive oil, on flatbread with avocados, tomato and cucumber, is a vegan dish that is refreshing and satisfying. But we found a surprise in the African ground nut stew ($105), which consists of sweet potatoes cooked in a mildly spiced peanut sauce with wilted spinach and fresh coriander, and served with a side of quinoas. Its clean, slightly sweet taste is delicious on its own or mixed with the stew. Topping the experience is a range of juice combos and the option of rooftop dining.

Bebek Bengil 3

5/F The Broadway

54-62 Lockhart Road

Wan Chai

Tel 22178000

This restaurant uses organic greens for its salads, and its famous duck is free-range.

California Restaurant

G/F California Towers

24-26 Lan Kwai Fong


Tel 25211345

Executive chef Jeffrey Le Bon believes organic greens have a crisper texture. Two of his favourite salad dishes are Greek salad (with artichokes, cucumbers, cubanelle peppers, kalamata olives, feta cheese and crispy pita bread, $105) and grilled prawn and walnut salad (with mango, sweet basil pea sprouts and sesame vinaigrette, $128). The green leaves in both are organic.


Oliver's Delicatessen

2/F Prince's Building


Tel 28107710

The organic products featured here include grain, rice cakes, baby foods, eggs, veggies (frozen or fresh), flour, tahini, tofu, yoghurt and other dairy products, cereals, frozen pot pies, frozen waffles (there are also some wheat-free versions), corn chips and organic New Zealand beef.

City Super

Basement One

Times Square

1 Matheson Street

Causeway Bay

Tel 25062888

Shop 3001 Level Three

Harbour City

Tsim Sha Tsui

Tel 23758222

Shops 1041-1049 Level One

IFC Mall


Tel 22347128

This fine food store has recently imported organic beef by Dutch company Frisian Holsteniver. The animals are raised without antibiotics or growth hormones and fed with chemical-free grass. The meat is exclusive to City Super in Hong Kong. Prices per 100 grams: rib eye $38, striploin $35 and tenderloin $45.

Great Food Hall

Unit 009 Level LG1

The Mall

Two Pacific Place



Tel 29189986

The hall carries more than 4,000 organic food items, including fresh meat and fish.