When the weather is this nice, everyday calls for a picnic – make sure you’ve got the best grub on hand.
The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and you’re stuck at a desk all day. Don’t despair – just carve out some “you” time with an impromptu lunch picnic. You can do it solo or grab your work besties – the only thing that matters is you get outside and eat something delicious.
Read on to find our top picks for takeaway lunches in Hong Kong this summer.
This Lebanese canteen is the ideal one-stop-shop for all your outdoor lunching needs. Craving a salad? They got you. Hankering for a wrap? Yup, they got those too. Vegetarians and carnivores alike can find a delicious meal-to-go at the ground floor takeaway. The grilled halloumi and Za’atar fried chicken are two of our favourite proteins, but the harissa-roasted cauliflower is also a total game-changer. Then choose your sauce, and maybe a cheeky side of baba ghanoush as well.
10 Shelley Street, Central; +852 2111 2284
Feather & Bone
So, this one requires a bit of extra work, but you’ll be rewarded in the end with the most delicious picnic ever. Head to your nearest Feather & Bone, where you can find a huge selection of artisanal cheeses, fresh produce, and charcuterie. Pick a few of your favourites (we love the Berni Chorizo Superior Pure Pork and the Rodolphe Le Meunier Mimolette Vieille). Don’t forget to stop by the pastry section and grab a little sweet treat to finish your meal, #treatyourself.
Feather & Bone – Central
18 Gage Street, Central; +852 2325 8570
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Imagine this—it’s a sunny Friday afternoon. You’ve had a long week and you’re ready to start the weekend early. Your stomach is rumbling, and the only thing that’s going to sate the craving is a juicy burger. Enter: Honbo. We love this independent burger shop, because their burgers are out-of-this-world good, and they work closely with local farmers, brewers and artisans to create the best product in town. They do great sweet potato fries too!
6-7 Sun Street, Wanchai; +852 2567 8970
Bread & Beast
When in doubt, a sandwich is always a good idea. No one makes them better than Bread & Beast. They design each one like a full meal, because well- it is! They work with the Sandwich-Trinity: great bread, zesty pickles and succulent meats. The Ngau Lam’Wich, with 18-hour slow cooked beef brisket, Chu Hao Mayo, spring onions and pickled daikon is a revelation in bread, but we also love the Kentucky San, made with crispy fried chicken, curry Kewpie Mayo, shredded cabbage, pickled ginger and nori flakes. Complete your meal with one of their addictive sides, like lotus root chips with fuyue aioli and spring onions or brussels sprouts.
Bread & Beast
3 Swatow Road, Wan Chai; +852 2237 1868
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This little vegan spot is the perfect place to grab a healthy, guilt-free lunch on the go. They source their ingredients from private farms, which makes the food that much tastier. You can build your own salad, or grab a ready-to-go meal, with mouth-watering options like Korean-style tofu and raw Pad Thai. Choose from salad or rice as the base and add your favourite toppings until you’ve built your dream lunch.
54A, Hollywood Road, Central; +852 2770 2282
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