With its free-spirited vibe and lounge area out front, Catch Juicery’s new space on the far end of Wellington Street lends a boost to the area’s independent, health-conscious credentials. With a cabinet of pressed juices to the left and a minimart of healthy snacks on the right, Catch is a refreshing addition to the increasingly competitive lineup of juice bars in town.
G/F, 67 Wellington St., Central. 2567-3677, www.catchjuicery.com.
Healthy snack subscription boxes are an easy way to help you graze healthily and resist the lure of 7-Eleven as the 4pm slump looms, and Greenberry is the newest kid on the block, with a delivery service that offers a minimum of eight all-natural snacks that are free from refined sugars, preservatives, e-numbers and other nasties. Pick the “Wellness” box for snacks that pack a serious nutritional punch, or “Darlings” for healthy treats that are geared towards kids. They make an excellent Secret Santa too, just sayin’.
A Greenberry subscription starts at $198 per month. Learn more and order online at www.greenberry.com.hk.
The Ocean, Repulse Bay’s much-anticipated waterside fine-dine has officially opened its doors to the public after a long soft opening period – and boy, was it worth the wait. This seafood-only restaurant prides itself on its sustainably sourced and fully traceable seafood, prepared with the highest attention to detail and plated as pretty as a picture. Think house-made tofu with Japanese uni, burrata with prawns and heirloom tomatoes, or smoked line-caught New Zealand wild snapper. With its sweeping views of Repulse Bay, gorgeous interiors and warm hospitality, this is a fab spot to celebrate a special occasion while laying off the red meat.
3/F, The Pulse, 28 Beach Rd., Repulse Bay, 2889-5939, www.theocean.hk.
Looking for a tasty low-carb lunch in Wan Chai? Check out El Mercado’s Peruvian-Japanese fusion bento box. It’s not as random as it sounds: Peru has a large Japanese population, and their love of fresh fish combines beautifully with indigenous Peruvian ingredients and preparation techniques. The lunch set comes with a soup, salad and your choice of fish or vegetable ceviche, nigiri or tuna tataki. Or if you’d like something heartier, you can also opt for the duck rice, stir-fried beef or suckling pig. Lunch costs $158-$228.
21/F, 239 Hennessy Rd., Wan Chai, 2388-8009, www.elmercado.hk.
Michelin two-starred chef Akrame Benallal (of Wan Chai’s Akrame restaurant) is branching out into the health food world with the launch of Water Juicery. Billed as a Michelin-worthy juice experience, you can buy bottles individually, or else go for “Michelin Chef” programs. These range from one to six days and comprise juices, protein and fibre powders, and Himalayan salt. Order online or check the website to find regular pop-ups.