Juice cleanses have taken Hong Kong by storm. Here’s our list of the best juices in Hong Kong.
When Hong Kong jumped on the detox bandwagon, two ambitious ladies from down-under grasped the opportunity and opened Genie Juicery in 2011. Having both worked in fashion, certified health coach Melanie Barnish and model Cara McIlroy came together to create Hong Kong’s first retail juicery.
“We use a hydraulic press to fully extract the freshest juice by crushing the fruits and vegetables, and because there’s no heat created by the machine, it kills off the unwanted bacteria and chemicals and keeps the nutrients intact.” Genie Juicery stocks a whopping selection of 100 per cent organic juices containing spinach, raw fruits and coconut.
Amidst the cleansing craze, it can be difficult to know where to start. These two think the best way to kickstart your healthy lifestyle is to drink cold pressed juices regularly and integrate healthy habits into daily living. “Our inspiration comes from our upbringing in Australia. The lifestyle there is very health-focused and fresh produce is readily available. We grew up eating well and know how good it makes you feel.”
When asked what they think will be the detox trend in 2018, Melanie and Cara said, “We believe that cold pressed juices as a part of a staple daily diet are an ongoing trend. We hope to see more people be aware of what they are putting into their bodies and looking after themselves.”
2096B, Podium Level 2, ifc Mall, Central. geniejuicery.com
Joe & The Juice
What makes this danish coffee and juice chain stand out from the crowd is its music, hip juicers showing off their juggling skill with fruit and its overall upbeat vibe. Joe & the Juice also have a penchant for mix and matching different flavour combos. For instance, their chili-infused vegan friendly juices has a great kick to it – proving that a healthy diet doesn’t have to compromise on taste. Heads up: their spicy tuna sandwich is one of our absolute favs.
L/4, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay. joejuice.com
Rejuvenate your energy level with one of nood’s post-workout juices. Loaded with nutrients, nood’s juice cleansing helps boost endurance and speed up recovery. Aside from juices, nood food also serves steaming hot items such as Turkey & Cranberry Sauce Wrap to keep your belly warm. In line with their health and fitness-based clientele, nood uses ingredients that are all chemical-free.
16/F The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Central. 2971 0055, allnood.com
There’s no better way to kickstart the year than to flush out all the holiday excess. Concocted by acclaimed Hollywood nutritionist, Lisa Defazio, Catch Juicery provides a wide range of cold pressed juices, organic smoothies and juice shots for health conscious individuals. They also have guilt-free salads and raw foods available, all reseasonably priced.
Shop 303, L/3, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central. 9317 7796, catchjuicery.com
Founded back in 2012, owner and chef Peggy Chan has built a strong following of supporters with her plant-based cuisine. The restaurant emphasises on using only sustainable, organic and locally-sourced ingredients. Great options from the menu include raw spicy “tuna” hand roll made from sprouted seed ($115) and kelp noodle pancit bihon ($145). Finish up your meal with a serving of mango chia seed pudding ($80) before washing it all down with one of their certified organic grassroots cocktails.
108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, 2873 3353, grassrootspantry.com
The MANA! Fast Slow Food location on Wellington Street is a great for nourishing and filling salads and smoothies. For something more substantial, choose one of their baked and rolled signature flatbreads seasoned using a mixture of Lebanese herbs. Putting its money where its mouth is, the restaurant also operates under a zero-food-waste and free water mentality. All packaging used is either compostable or biodegradable. For those who want to dine in, there is limited but adequate seating at the back terrace. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out their raw food-only outlet and cafe.
A number of locations including 92 Wellington St, Central, 2851 1611, mana.hk
This superhero-themed takeaway spot offers savoury items like salads, wraps, coconut brown rice boxes, and oolong tea soba noodle boxes. Meat and fish options are available, such as halibut with honey Sriracha and a grass fed beef bolognese. Don’t worry if you’re a vegetarian – the vegetarian options like baked tofu with sweet miso and baked eggplant with balsamic are just as satisfying. For slow burning fuel, try the coconut chia pudding, carrot cake supaball or one of the smoothies.
1 Jervois St, Sheung Wan, 2812 6088, supafood.co
While its name is inspired by Southeast Asia-style food courts (known as hawker centres), its offerings are much healthier than your usual stir-fry. HAWKR’s MO is fresh and healthy grab and go street food style dishes with an Asian twist. For wraps, there are meatball and salmon fish cake options; both generously stuffed with fresh and pickled vegetables. More filling options include a healthier twist on Thai green chicken curry and Javanese beef rendang. Those looking for just a snack may want to try one of the yogurt pots, kueh, or fresh baked goods.
36 Hoi Kwong St, Quarry Bay, 9222 8583, firstname.lastname@example.org