Mid-Autumn Festival is around the corner (21 September) and with that, comes family time – and mooncakes! However, the holiday is also often synonymous with overindulgence, and can leave you feeling bloated and uncomfortable from the festivities. Why not reduce this with clean, guilt-free mooncakes? In preparation for Mid-Autumn Festival, here’s our picks of yummy vegan mooncakes you can get in Hong Kong.
Not only are the Cakery’s mooncakes gluten-free, vegan and free from food colouring, but they also contain a lower sugar content compared to traditional mooncakes. Available in a box of four mooncakes, flavours this year are black sesame lava, mango bean pasta lava, jasmine raspberry and taro bean paste.
Excitingly, the forest green gift box housing the mooncakes lights up in the centre, a feature inspired by the lanterns characteristic of the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Price: HK$628 for the gift set of four mooncakes.
Available at The Cakery locations around Hong Kong
Indulge guilt-free this Mid-Autumn Festival with Green Common’s mooncakes, which, in addition to being vegan, are free of cholesterol, trans-fat and preservatives and come in two flavours – custard and mixed flavour. The vegan custard flavour is made with flaxseed powder and agave syrup, while the mixed flavour comes in two varieties: figs with pistachios and oat and blueberry and purple sweet potato. Even better, the cakes come in a completely compostable package, which also features a sugarcane bagasse tray and a reusable box which converts into a mini-table.
Price: Mixed flavour mooncake – HK$328 per box of six. Custard mooncake – HK$308 per box of six.
Available at Green Common
Soulistic’s “Cheers to Full Moon!” mooncakes are handcrafted using plant-based ingredients; the soy crust encasing a homemade vegan custard filling with a chickpea “salted egg yolk” will make for a delicious vegan treat!
The mooncakes also boast a low-GI index, no refined sugar, no trans fat and no preservatives.
Price: HK$338 for a four-piece set. HK$430 for a set and two bottles of Soulistic’s apple and elderflower kombucha.
Available at Soulistic
Hong Kong’s beloved vegetarian restaurant, Miss Lee, is offering homemade vegetarian mooncakes for dine-in guests who order their four-course set menu or tasting menu. The delicious mooncakes come in four flavours: sweet potato, red bean, egg yolk and sesame (each guest can receive one mooncake of their chosen flavour).
Available at Miss Lee
Black Garlic Restaurant x Lissome
Black Garlic has teamed up with vegan bakery Lissome to create a collection of mooncakes. They’re available in three flavours that take inspiration from popular Asian desserts – yuzu adzuki, matcha black sesame and black garlic.
Besides being vegan, the mooncakes have a low sugar content and are gluten-free
Price: HK$338 for a box of six.
Available at Black Garlic locations across Hong Kong
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