With a plethora of organic farms and restaurants emerging around the city, the popularity of nurturing whole food is on the rise in Hong Kong. And it’s not hard to join the party! The farm-to-table movement promotes healthy and sustainable consumption. By minimising the distance between where food is grown and served, farm-to-table restaurants bring you fresh and natural flavours straight from local farms, or even from their own gardens.
Though faced with immense difficulties, some restaurants continue to honour their commitment to sustainable fine-dining. Located in the Soho district of Hong Kong, here are three farm-to-table restaurants that are sure to satisfy both your palate and health-conscious mind.
1. Grassroots Pantry
Grassroots Pantry takes pride in sourcing unprocessed, organic and sustainable ingredients responsibly. Popular among vegetarians and omnivores alike, the restaurant is dedicated to educating the public on sustainable produce-sourcing and promoting plant-based cuisine. Its gourmet vegetarian menu includes breakfast selections, both sweet and savoury. Providing raw, vegan, gluten-free, Buddhist-friendly and nut-free options, Grassroots Pantry’s a la carte menu has gone the extra mile to cater for all kinds of dietary needs. Its new space at 108 Hollywood Road features Scandinavian minimalist decorations in neutral tones, and offers a homely sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of city life. Alternatively, you could also hire Grassroots’ catering service for an exclusive experience with your guests.
Address: 108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong; +(852) 2873 3353
2. Linguini Fini
As a sister company of Homegrown Foods, which sources quality organic produce from local farms in the New Territories, Linguini Fini believes in quality and sustainability. This is why the restaurant endeavours to keep everything sustainable and close-to-home. Each bite of the hearty Italian dishes is packed with fresh, seasonal flavours. Check out the Linguini Fini menu for a wide selection that’s sure to get your mouth watering.
Address: 49 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong; +(852) 2387 6338
A refreshing take on Chinese cuisine, Sohofama offers both comforting classics and fusion dishes that reflect the multicultural society that Hong Kong is. Although Shanghainese cuisines are often seen as greasy and seasoning-heavy, Sohofama is committed to serving healthy and chemical-free food. A selection of fresh, homegrown herbs and slow-cooked chicken broth replace the use of MSG and chicken powder. As a farm-to-table restaurant, Sohofama took the extra step by bringing the table to the farm: the restaurant features an urban mini farm where they grow the restaurant’s own herbs and vegetables. Check out the menu for more delectable flavours and get a delivery to your door!
Address: Shop G09-G14, G/F, Block A Staunton, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central; 852 +(852) 2858 8238
Written by: Nicole Tang