Jan 24, 2011|
If your kids are missing the food you used to buy them in Europe, then look no further than Euro Treat. The store carries everything from yoghurts from Germany and Spain to juices, snacks and canned good, all at very reasonable prices. Free delivery across Hong Kong is available, but the minimum purchase amount varies depending on where you are.
G/F, 17B Old Bailey St., Central, 2537-0207, www.eurotreat.com.hk
This is a handy alternative to local gourmet meccas like Great or Oliver’s. Browse online for everything from Belgian waffles to Australian abalone. They import a range of gourmet food, from frozen meat and seafood to organic foods, cheeses, pastries, condiments and coffee beans. Their philosophy is simple: “Shopping should be easy. Cooking should be fun. Dining should be a pleasure.” They offer free delivery for orders over $600 across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories.
HING LUNG FOOD PALACE
This online store offers a wide selection of fresh and frozen meats, poultry and seafood, plus marinated BBQ packs, a hot pot selection and a variety of unusual cuts including ox tongue, goose liver and chicken feet. There is free delivery for orders over $500 on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, and free delivery on orders over $800 across the New Territories and Tung Chung, 2/F, 68 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, 2541-5072, www.meat.com.hk
Homegrown Foods is the latest business to realize the importance of tasty, locally-grown, sustainable produce. Sourcing vegetables from farms which avoid chemicals and harmful toxins, the company offers weekly or bi-weekly baskets in two sizes available to order online. Both contain 7-8 varieties of seasonal vegetables, with small boxes good for 2-3 people costing $298 and large ones for 4-6 people costing $546. Five-week trial packages and six and 12-month memberships are also available at discounted rates.
If you don’t want to spend your weekends traipsing the aisles at your local supermarket, this online emporium offers a convenient alternative. They stock organic meat, seafood and fresh produce at reasonable prices. Don’t be fooled by the name—you can actually do most of your weekly shop here, as the company has now branched out to sell fruit and veg, homemade sauces and organic free-range eggs, among other staples. Orders come vaccuum-packed and insulated in jelly ice pouches. They will deliver to your home or office, with free delivery on orders over $500, depending on location.
This boutique is the place to shop for French people missing the flavors of home. It stocks all kinds of French delights, including foie gras, a huge range of cheeses, saucisson, charcuterie, chocolate, biscuits and jams. All of the products and ingredients are handpicked by owners, Jean-Yves and Marie Christine Chatté, andimported directly from France. Try the homemade “foie gras terrine,” based on a recipe created by Jean-Yves’ father in the 1950s. Delivery is free to Hong Kong, Kowloon and the New Territories for any order over $1,000. Bon Appetit!
121 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, 3105-8077, www.mrchatte.com.hk
Oliver’s introduced gourmet international food to Hong Kong more than a decade ago, and this one-stop shop is still a favorite haunt for local foodies. It stocks everything from roast chicken to quiche, organic fruit and vegetables and fresh seafood. It also has a superb collection of wine and beer. Delivery is free for purchases over $500 or $30 if you spend under this, and there is a private shopping service also available.
2/F, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Rd., Central, 2810-7710
Vole’ is billed as a “cosmopolitan lifestyle food mart.” It stocks imported produce, meat and cheese, fresh sushi, seafood and bakery goods. It also has a good selection of fine wines and imported beers. Delivery is free to Hong Kong, Kowloon and the New Territories for purchases over $500, but charges apply for other areas.
Shop 2, 6 & 7, G/F, Causeway Centre, 28 Harbour Rd., Wan Chai, 2511-1589 www.vole.com.hk
THE ORGANIC FARM
The Organic Farm delivers seasonal organic fruit and vegetables in 3-kilo boxes weekly. You can choose to receive either an Asian or a Western pack. Check out the website to find the delivery day for your area, fill in the application form and you’re good to go. Deliveries are payable by cheque every quarter and you can do a one-off trial first. After this you pay an annual membership fee of $200 and a weekly fee of $150.
1/F, 21 Canal St., West, Causeway Bay, 2483-9966, www.organic-farm.com
TENDERLOIN FINE FOOD
This online delicatessen offers all you’ll need for your next cookout, from marinated kebabs to ready-made burger patties. Local meat lovers will find a range of gourmet treats online, including NZ grass fed beef, US Angus, Aussie lamb, Dutch veal and organic poultry. Tenderloin also sells fresh and frozen seafood, cheese, wine and tinned caviar. The minimum order amount is $400 and orders over $600 are free within Hong Kong Island, or over $800 for Kowloon and the New Territories.