Handcrafted by Hong Kong Artisans

Hong Kong

In this day and age when consumers are constantly bombarded by mass-produced fare, it’s wonderful to come across artfully crafted food. Just as a book holds more meaning if you meet its author, food becomes truly memorable as we learn the stories of the creators behind it. Learn more about the finest artisan food offerings in the city, the fruits of labor of Hong Kong’s hardworking craftspeople.

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Conspiracy Chocolate

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Launched by a Swiss and Israeli couple in 2018, this brand has been making waves in the craft chocolate industry through its bean-to-bar production method. They source their cocoa beans directly from a single farm at the Dak Lak province in Vietnam, ensuring a full-bodied finish of aromatic chocolate made with 75% pure cacao and minimal drops of organic raw cane sugar. Rest assured, all chocolates are vegan and organic; and comes in small batches of 12 delectable flavors including hazelnut, nibby, and coffee caramel. https://www.conspiracychocolate.com/shop

  • Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

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Peerie Tea

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Tea might be a way of life in Hong Kong, but it was only a few years ago when a growing number of artisanal brands found its way into the market. Slowly introducing innovative handcrafted blends to consumers, Peerie Tea offers fine teas sourced from small locally run estates across China, Taiwan, and India. All of their ingredients are handpicked and processed using traditional farm-to-cup methods, with bestsellers being white, green, and oolong tea blends. https://www.peerietea.com/shop

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ForME HONEY

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The brand’s founder Tse Tai-hing and his wife initially started ForMe as a vegetable and herb garden, then eventually transitioned to beekeeping upon meeting an expert who saw a great opportunity in their area located in the New Territories. They utilize a unique harvesting method, raising Italian bees whereas most beekeepers use Asiatic bees. The family-owned apiary has been bottling fresh bee nectar since late 2014, infusing them in clever combinations that include Vanilla Lavender, Turmeric Cinnamon, and Garlic Cloves. https://www.ecwid.com/store/formehoney/

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FoodCraft

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Raw food chef and founder Shima Shimizu has stayed true to FoodCraft’s mission since launching in 2016: creating healthy and tasty food that accommodates all sorts of dietary restrictions. She has grown the food line from offering solely vegan yogurts and sprouted nuts to over 800 hand-selected products at present. If you’re craving for the probiotic goodness of a regular yogurt without the allergens, you can snag your stash on their website. https://www.foodcraft.hk/

  • +852 2884 1299
  • Yiuga Factory Building, 62 Victoria Rd, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

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Little Miss Macarons

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Hong Kong baker Anita Caswell Ng knows that it takes tremendous patience and skill to create the perfect macaron—one that’s crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and lets you feel all sorts of warm with just one bite. She started making her version of the famous French pastry in 2009 and has now expanded her business to provide workshops and signature treats for high-end luxury brands such as Dior and Givenchy, to name a few.

  • +852 9087 8812
  • Unit 819, Block A, Hoi Luen Industrial Centre, 55 Hoi Yuen Rd, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

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Nicole’s Kitchen

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Nicole Wong started her journey as a stay-at-home mom, casually making jams for her son out of the lack of additive-free options in stores. A few online orders and word-of-mouth recommendations afterward, she landed a game-changing contract to open a retail counter in Eslite. She has now expanded her business from jams to fruit-tea mixes and cooking sauces, incorporating nostalgic memories of old-school flavors in her recipes.

  • 6 On Ping St, Sha Tin, Hong Kong

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Ali-Oli Bakery Cafe

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Ali Oli Bakery has been renowned for its high quality European and Western baked goods and deli products since 1986. Stock up on their specialty breads, gourmet pastries, and refreshing drinks. They also house a cutesy pavement cafe on the side where you can enjoy every last morsel of their baked goods!

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Sour Times Dairy Company

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

A lot of customers are seeking out yogurt products with unique tastes and textures, typically free of preservatives and stabilizers that are usually common in tubs found in supermarkets. That’s why Hong Kong-based couple Eileen Leung and Winy Cheung perfected the recipe for homemade yogurt, which they now make in unique flavors made from locally sourced ingredients. Some of their bestsellers are warm red ginger, cocktail bun, and the seasonal strawberry-mint yogurt.

  • Hong Kong

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Schragels Limited

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Thanks to her American heritage, founder Rebecca Schrage has been serving hand-rolled and kettle-boiled bagels in all its New York-style glory since 2014. Her recipe comes from her late grandparents who ran Jewish delis in the Big Apple during the 1950s. Rated the best in Hong Kong, each bagel ordered is baked fresh in the morning and served with homemade cream cheese schmears in plain, scallion, or honey and pecan flavors daily.

  • +852 9730 6727
  • shop 1 ground floor, 17號 Po Yan St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

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Coffee Engineering

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

There’s something special about indulging in artisan coffee and understanding all the flavor profiles and aromas that go into a perfect cup. CENG, which stands for Coffee Engineering, is a local artisan cafe offering specialty and single origin coffees on their menu. They also provide barista training if you want to geek out about temperatures, dosage, and grind size alongside fellow coffee connoisseurs.

  • +852 3568 2538
  • Hong Kong, Kowloon Bay, Sheung Yuet Rd, 19號, Fook Hong Industrial Building, Unit 7, 3/F

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