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Best places to pick up a salad in Hong Kong

We round up the restaurants and cafes with the freshest, crunchiest, most delicious salads in Hong Kong

By Sam Evans
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Summer is just around the corner, and as temperatures rise, what better way to cool down than with a nice, fresh, crunchy salad? We're lucky in Hong Kong to have some brilliant restaurants doing all manner of great grub, and the city's salad game is no different. If you are looking for eateries with the crispiest leaves, the ripest tomatoes, and the most delectable garnishes, look no further, because these are some of the very best salad spots in Hong Kong.

RECOMMENDED: Looking for something other than salad? Check out our list of the best new summer menus to hit the city.

Best salad spots in Hong Kong

SaladStop!
SaladStop!
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SaladStop!

Restaurants Vegetarian Quarry Bay

Originally from Singapore and arriving on our shores back in May 2018, SaladStop! tosses up some of the freshest salads in the city. The greens here contain no additives, preservatives, or artificial colours, making them pretty much as natural as it gets. Of their eight signature salads, we recommend the Tuna San ($85), which is a delicious Japanese mix of avocado, lettuce, edamame and wasabi, with meaty chunks of wasabi on the top.

If you’re feeling like doing things your own way, you can also mix your own salad, by choosing your greens, proteins, and dressing. We recommend drenching your greens with Singapore chilli crab dressing or the wasabi honey soy sauce for a bit of spice.  

Nood Food
Nood Food
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Nood Food

Restaurants Cafés Soho

A favourite amongst gym bunnies and health-conscious Hongkongers –Nood Food stocks a wide selection of nutritious, wholesome ingredients that go into their salads. The best part is, the greens here are significantly cheaper than at other places around town, so you can be good to yourself without being bad to your wallet.

A popular bite here is the perfect-for-after-a-workout chicken paleo Caesar salad ($60), which comes with lettuce, chicken, egg, tomatoes, brazil nuts, anchovies, and red wine vinegar, for a dose of protein. Another salad with an exciting array of flavours from the land and the sea is the roasted beef and kelp noodle salad ($64), with beef, kale, tomatoes, cashew nuts and organic coconut nectar.

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Fresca
Fresca
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Fresca

Restaurants Vegetarian Soho

This vegetarian restaurant adopts a farm to table ethos when it comes to its food, with a regularly changing menu of seasonal ingredients that you can mix and match between, depending on your mood. The ingredients on offer include carrots, apples, walnuts, seasonal vegetables, and even Korean bean paste tofu! As for the price, it's $87 for a regular-size salad or $110 for a large one.

mana starstreet
mana starstreet
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Mana!

Restaurants Vegan Wan Chai

We all know the brand because it's been one of the pioneers of organic food in Hong Kong for the better part of a decade. The ethos here is to put people and the planet before the dollar signs, and because of that we just know we're getting a good salad here.

It definitely doesn't disappoint, with a wide variety of flavours in their green bowls, you will be spoilt for choice. We particularly love the Pachamana salad ($135), which comes with a mixture of tofu, tempeh, broccoli, garlic, beets, edamame, sprouts, and sesame seeds on a bed of brown rice and quinoa. Fresh and filling, the taste makes you know that you're doing your body a good service.

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Knead
Knead
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Knead

Restaurants Vegan Sheung Wan

This popular Sheung Wan salad and sando specialist does things right when it comes to their bowls of greens, by allowing you to build your own salad, you get exactly what you want. Start with a base like baby spinach, lettuce, or quinoa, and then add all manner of ingredients from pumpkin to sundried tomatoes, to hummus, to gouda! Whatever you choose, it's always fresh, so have fun and enjoy some seriously good salad.

Nood Food
Nood Food
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Treehouse

Restaurants Central

A plant-based and chef-driven restaurant located in the heart of Central, built on the premise that dining should be sustainable, ethical, modern and fast. This fast-casual venue serves up fresh food in an eco-friendly and thoughtfully constructed space. The salads here come in three signature bowls available for $138 per order. The Orchid is a punchy mixture of avocado, kale, romaine, cashew sauce, and red onions. The Dahlia mixes greens and roasted pumpkin with beets, and sprouts for maximum earthy flavours. Finally, the Frangipane puts together greens, mushrooms, chickpeas, tomato, and pesto for a healthy flavour pop!

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Kale salad
Kale salad
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Kale

Restaurants Vegetarian Central

Another of our city’s best salad spots, Kale stands just a few steps from the Mid-Levels escalator. This restaurant specialises in catering to people with a variety of different diets, with gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan and pescetarian options. Whatever you choose to eat here, however, you are guaranteed only fresh, organic, non-GMO ingredients. 

As for the salads, you can choose from three salads – including kale with avocado dressing, beetroot with orange and fennel, and quinoa salad – and then add your protein on top for the ultimate mouth-watering bowl. Add pesto chicken, cajun chicken, seared tuna or crab meat, all for $98 for a small bowl, and $118 for a large bowl.

Locofama
Locofama
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Locofama

Restaurants Sai Ying Pun

This Sai Ying Pun hang out should be on the hit list for any salad lovers in the city. The guys here source organic produce from local farmers, and serve up hefty salad bowls that are sure to leave you healthy and full! They have a selection of standard salad bowls, like the baked organic tofu patties and baby spinach with portobello mushrooms ($118), or the shredded chicken breast with curly kale and quinoa ($128). 

For those who want to be the masters of their own salad destiny, however, you can make your own, by first choosing from proteins like chicken breast ($40), seared sesame tuna ($60), or even cajun tiger prawns ($60), and then mixing it with different mixes of salad like curly kale and quinoa ($88). Finally, add a healthy drizzle of apple cider vinegar, honey and greek dill yoghurt, or sweet balsamic vinaigrette to finish off your salad with a flavour hit!

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