It looks like we’re in for another typically hot Hong Kong summer – and the best way to beat the heat is with a dose of vitamin sea!
Following on from our tips on how to organise a sustainable junk trip, why not go the extra mile and make sure your food is as healthy and eco-friendly as possible too? With that in mind, we’ve rounded up five great junk catering options in Hong Kong for the perfect eco-junk trip.
When on a junk trip, sometimes all we knead is a sandwich. Knead is a grab-and-go sandwich joint in Sheung Wan, where you can customise your own sandwiches or salads with 35 topping choices, along with various bread options like sourdough and flatbread.
Knead’s junk catering menu offers a choice of wrap and salad lunch sets that come with a brownie tray, as well as healthier salad trays, and small bites. There’s also antipasto platters or pastry sets, plus the option to add biodegradable plates, cutlery and napkins, and plenty of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan choices too.
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Habitu is a European-style café that uses only the best ingredients from around the world. Their sharing platters come loaded with a variety of dishes, ranging from pasta and quesadillas to seafood dishes. Alternatively, pick and choose from their lunch boxes, bento sets and sandwiches, alongside adding some sweet treats. You can even order two-litre or four-litre coffee pots to sober up after your junk trip!
Habitu takes care to minimise the use of plastic in their catering orders; all food is packaged in paper boxes with biodegradable paper plates and wooden cutlery.
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Tai Tai Pie Pies
Offering an alternative to your standard sandwiches, pies aren’t that common in Hong Kong – but they certainly make for an easy meal while out at sea! Specialists Tai Tai Pie Pies have an extensive selection to choose from, including classic steak pies and desserts like apple pie; you can even find vegetarian options like their Impossible plant-based meat pie and Omnipork sausage roll, both made with vegan pastry.
Tai Tai Pie Pies also offer whole cakes, making it a great option for birthday junks; their extra-large pies come in reusable glass dishes, which you can return to receive a HK$20 rebate on your next order. While Tai Tai Pie Pies don’t have specific junk catering menus, they do offer next-day delivery of their pies via their website, making it perfect for add-ons or last-minute planners.
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Most people know Nosh from their healthy meal plan services, but they also do catering! Their junk platter menu will cover an entire day’s worth of seaside activities with plenty of guilt-free snacks and is great for large groups.
All Nosh’s ingredients are sourced sustainably, with vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options on their menu, as well as hearty mains like peri-peri chicken steak and beef meatballs. For HK$250 per person, everyone will receive a morning snack, lunch with salad, afternoon snacks and dessert – all served in biodegradable sugarcane and PLA plastic packaging. Do note that you would need to reheat your mains and orders must be placed three days in advance, with a minimum of 20 orders.
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KIN Food Halls
If nothing above catches your eye, how about some sushi? KIN makes sure that all their food is made fresh to order using regeneratively-farmed ingredients, with responsible waste management and sustainable sourcing every step of the way.
Their sustainable sushi boxes are available in 6, 12 or 18-person sizes. Best of all? They come in a reusable bamboo box that you can keep or return to KIN to receive HK$50 credit towards your next order. Other options include a morning pastries box, a cheese and charcuterie platter, a cookie selection with prosecco, or a combination of everything – and they even do next-day delivery.
Find out more at KIN
See also: 8 Ways To Make Your Junk Trips More Sustainable
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