For the Food for Thought Explorer Event on 11th July, we have lined up heaps of exciting eateries, cafes and shops for you to explore. In fact, there are so many of them that we have do this in two parts. So here you go....
- Cabinet Organic - Organic lovers can rejoice with the wide range of edible goodies and household products available at Cabinet Organics. The store carries over 700 items from staples to beverages, baby food, personal hygiene products, and cleaning supplies. There's even a large selection to cater to those with special allergy or lifestyle specifications. All items are imported from Europe and many have been awarded great taste awards in the United Kingdom, and are difficult to find in Hong Kong. (27 High Street, 2799 9317)
- Cali-Mex - Need no intro, this casual Mexican restaurant is high on our list for their use of fresh ingredients, served in a fun and upbeat environment. We pretty much love everything on their menu. Their signature burritos have won over many hearts and tummies. (High Street, 2325 5199)
- Crispy Bistro - A no-nonsense cafe that serves up favourite comfort foods such as waffles, good-size breakfast platters, coffees and teas. Their coffee and ice cream concoction is something to desire. (32 Second Street, 2540 9166)
- Craft Brew & Company - It's about about the passion for great-tasting craft beers at Craft Brew & Co. There are no mass market brands here, so you can wave goodbye to the likes of Carlsberg, Stella and San Miguel. The goal at Craft Brew is to educate guests on the variety of craft beers, so they can discover what suits their palates the best. What better way to learn than to sip ice cold refreshing brews along the way! (36 High Street, 2885 0821)
- Czarina 1964 - One of the oldest Russian restaurants in Hong Kong, with a history that dates back to 1964, Czarina reopened its doors in 2014. Serving up traditional Russian dishes, such as the hearty borstch, with a local Hong Kong twist. The restaurant was fondly nicknamed "HKU canteen" by many HKU staff and students back in the day. (50 High Street, 2540 2874)
- High Street Grill - From the people-pleasers at Oolaa comes this buzzing and well-loved restaurant that offers up family-friendly brunches and dinners in a relaxed environment. Their huge menu caters to all tastes with their specific variety of Australian fusion cuisine. (48 - 78 High Street, 2559 2638
- Jaspa's - A Hong Kong institution, Jaspa's has long been the go-to spot for casual dining. With locations in Soho, Happy Valley, Sai Kung, Kennedy Town, Sai Ying Pun and Discovery Bay, Jaspa's is the perfect spot for a hearty breakfast, lazy brunch or casual dinner. The menu features simple comfort foods such as succulent baby back ribs, sizzling chicken fajitas, creamy salmon linguine and airy pavlova. (53 - 65 High Street, 2803 7238)
- La Rotisserie - Acting upon its initial success in Sheung Wan, La Rotisserie opened up in the Pun for its second outlet. We love this chicken a lot. Do not expect comfy seats or fancy cutlery, they serve you take away or eat in with fold- up paper boxes. But behold, inside these casual containers are the finest grade A grass-fed free-range chicken, slow-roasted until they are gleaming golden. (71 Third Street)
- La Viola - If you’re after beautiful food in a modern setting, La Viola is the Sai Ying Pun party you’re after. The southern European cuisine translates into reasonable lunch sets and high-end evening pastas, meats and delectable desserts. The large bar also makes it ideal for people watching and enjoying a sophisticated glass of wine. (Island Crest, Second Street, 2503 3325)
- Locofama - This chilled eatery is on a mission to serve sustainably-sourced meat and fish dishes. Their menu also has a host of veggie and gluten-free options that all use organic produce where possible and there is a sweet alfresco area as well as a spacious interior to enjoy all the mindful goodness. (11 Fuk Sau Lane, 2547 7668)
Stay tuned for more partner introductions in Part 2.
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