Just another manic mooncake, or are you being mindful about your cake’s caloric intake this Mid-Autumn Festival? Traditionally laden with lard and sugar, the much-maligned mooncake gets a healthy makeover with gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and vegan options for all!
This year, The Cakery has a new line of vegan, gluten-free mooncakes, with flavours such as oolong and peach; lemon and yuzu; red date and mixed nuts; and black sesame. Even though they’re pretty, they’re totally free from artificial colourings. $428 per box.
Shop 303, 3/F, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, 6683-3833. thecakeryhk.com
This made-to-order vegan patisserie creates beautiful vegan and gluten-free mooncakes. They come in two flavours; black sesame and matcha; and yuzu red bean. $280 per box (early bird) or $315 (regualar). Pick up at their Wong Chuk Hang factory, their concept store in Sham Shui Po, or get them delivered for an additional $80.
Order online at moono.hk
Catering for allergy sufferers is FoodCraft’s mission, and this year they’re offeing gluten-free vegan chocolate mooncakes with a tangy raspberry filling and cookie base. Available in chocolate or chocolate matcha, these cute mooncakes come in eco-friendly cloth packaging. Find a totally transparent ingredients list and nutrition information here. $348 for a box or four; order by September 27.
Green Common has taken nuts and seeds as the basis for its vegan mooncakes. Think pistachio and oat; fig and mixed nuts; and blueberry and sweet potato. They’re also offering Mid-Autumn hampers packed with plant-based treats. $328 per box of six from Green Common outlets citywide. greencommon.com
Newish plant-based Chinese restaurant, Miss Lee, has launched its take on the vegan mooncake trend this year. in each cute mooncake, you’ll find either purple sweet potato and ginger, or hawthorn and dark plum flavoured mooncakes. The mooncakes are $238 per box and orders must be place three days in advance.