Check out our healthy round-up on where to EAT, MOVE and CHILL in our homeland – HONG KONG!
Always start your morning by grabbing a coffee here; with a hint of Australian vibes, they serve one of the best quality single-origin coffees in town. Focusing not only on their quality, but also the ambience and vegan-friendly food options, they currently have 3 branches around town. The one on Wellington has always been a go-to for us, but if you’re hoping to beat the suits crowd, the branch in Sheung Wan has a nice and chillaxed vibe as well!
Cupping Room Central, G/F, 18 Cochrane Street, Central, 2511 3518
Cupping Room Sheung Wan, Shop LG, 287-299 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, 2799 3398; http://www.facebook.com/CuppingRoomHK
Think raw, earthy and #ommm, this one’s for the absolute health junkies. This vegan joint serves organically inspired, locally produced vegan and raw SLOW food, but fast! And their raw dessert counter is to die for!
8 Tai On Terrace, Pound Lane, Poho, Sheung Wan, 2347 8555; www.mana.hk/cafe
Who doesn’t love Pololi! The first Hawaiian poke shack in town serves raw, deliciously marinated fresh tuna. Diners can choose between salad, rice or a mixture of both, then select proteins out of the 8 choices – tuna, octopus, tofu, etc. And of course can’t forget their signature sauces like ‘Hong Kong style’ (soy sauce + cucumber) or slightly spicy ‘wasabi mayo’!
Kar Ho Building, 35-39 Graham St, Central; 2755-8099; www.pololikai.com
Yoga Bam Bam
One of our favourites in town, this is a zen studio with a real community vibe and fun, friendly instructors. They also offer niche classes like acro-yoga, aerial with silks and integral yoga combining meditation and breathing exercises!
28 Pound Lane & 10 Shin Hing St, Sheung Wan; www.yogabambam.com
Compared to many other cities, barre has been pretty new to HK, but this ballet-inspired studio has quickly won the hearts of many fitness junkies out here! If you’re opting for workouts that improve your strength and flexibility, go for their unique BarreAmped classes! The barre bootcamp and barre+yoga are also among some of our favourite workouts!
4/F, Cheung Hing Commercial Building, 37 Cochrane St, Central; www.barre2barre.com
When you talk about spinning in HK, there is no way you wouldn’t have heard of XYZ! Think enthusiastic instructors, killer beats and kickass lighting; it’s like fitness in a night club (not to mention they actually do offer party packages!).
New World Tower, 16-18 Queen’s Road Central, Central ; 2865-0999 ; www.youarexyz.com
It’s hard not to think about the smell when you talk about Lush – one of the pioneers and biggest players in the ethical beauty world. They have launched their huge flagship store in HK. Unlike their ordinary stores, this multi-floor store features spas styled like old cottages, with quirky treatments like the ‘Synaesthesia’ that involves coloured lights and music – a completely unique massage experience!
G/F, Soho Square, 21 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central ; 3915-0638; www.lush.com.hk
Laser skin treatments have just gotten much more accessible thanks to Skin Laundry. In just 10 minutes, the YAG laser, followed by IPL, will deeply cleanse your skin and boost collagen with no downtime!
12/F Century Square, 1-13 D’Aguilar St, Central ; 2704-0166; www.skinlaundry.com
This one is for all those busy bees opting for a one-stop spot where you can do your nails while having a blow-dry alongside a facial treatment. This super stylish day spa is the place to be. On visiting, we were given a free consultation before treatment to decide on the best course of action for our skin!
4/F, Seabird House, 22-28 Wyndham St, Central ; 2869-5868; www.flawlesshk.com