Say goodbye to lackluster salads and supermarket sushi and hello to a whole new wave of inspiring lunch spots…
Shop 1, Manning House, 38-48 Queen’s Road Central (Alternative Entrance: Stanley Street), +852 2562 8805
A brand new outpost of much adored Wong Chuk Hang café 3/3rds has opened on Stanley Street in Central. Come for the freshly roasted coffee. Stay for the scrumptious ultra-thin pizzas, insanely delicious cheese toasties, fresh soups, veggies and salads.
50E Stanley Street, Central, +852 3565 6725
Be transported to the shores of Cape Cod in the heart of Central with authentic Lobster Rolls, each made with an entire jet-fresh Maine Lobster. Clawing for more? Pair your roll with truffle fries or lobster bisque.
10 Shelley Street, SoHo, +852 2111 2284
Possibly the best takeaway available in Hong Kong, new SoHo spot Maison Libanaise allows you to choose your protein (our fav is the lamb), add a pita wrap, salad or rice, and then select your sauces (we like the cucumber labneh and red harissa), producing a seriously scrumptious Lebanese feast that is ready in minutes. Add sides like freshly whipped hummus and babaganoush, freshly squeezed juices and bite size baklava and you’ve got the perfect meal for lunch, dinner and beyond.
2/F & 3/F, 38-42 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, +852 2808 0752
Star chef Philippe Orrico doesn’t do anything by halves. So when he decides to make an open-face sandwich, you better believe it’s going to be a little slice of heaven. His latest eatery, Tartine, is a casually stylish two-level haven above the bustling streets of Central featuring absolutely delicious Tartines topped with gourmet ingredients like tomato & buratta, lobster & homemade béchamel, and goat cheese & roasted figs, along with yummy brunch options, and decadent appetizers, soups and salads.
Bread and Beast
G/F 3 Swatow Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2237 1868
If you’re ravenous and rabbit food is just not going to cut it, look no further than this Wanchai sandwich shop, which specializes in a “sandwich trinity” of slow cooked, hearty cuts of meat, self-cured pickles and freshly baked bread. Favourites include the Birdman, featuring Krispy Fried Chicken, Spicy Mayo, and Pickled Grape Relish and the Un’Porchettable, a mouthwatering combo of Herby Porchetta, Green Sauce, and Pickled Green Apple.
Ground Floor, 4 Swatow Street, Wanchai, +852 3706 5641
A firm favourite of Central-ites, this bite size Hawaiian seafood shack is now dishing up its authentic Hawaiian poke – sashimi grade seafood, chopped into cubes and marinated in tantalising flavours — in Wanchai. As delicious as it is healthful, choose your favourite poke from options like Ginger Shoyu, Avocado Mayo, and Wasabi Miso, over brown or white rice or green salad.
Le Pain Quotidien
Lee Tung Avenue, G 40 – 41, 200 Queen’s Rd E, Wan Chai, +852 2520 1801
Turning heads and tempting taste buds on Wanchai’s new Lee Tung Avenue, this European coffee shop has a lovely alfresco terrace and a menu of organic eggs, fresh salads, and freshly baked breads, sandwiches and pastries. Wash it all down with one of their bowl-size lattes to ensure a buzzy afternoon ahead!
Let’s do lunch!