With the zero-waste movement on the rise, we're all starting to hold ourselves more accountable for the impact we have on our planet.
In Hong Kong alone, we throw away 5.2 million plastic bottles every single day. There’s so much plastic in Hong Kong, if we were to stack all of these bottles, it would measure over 2,200 times the height of the ICC — the world’s ninth tallest building. This has caused a ripple effect within the local bar and restaurant scene, motivating the industry to make a few necessary steps into a more sustainable direction.
Some of Lan Kwai Fong’s very own hotspots are saying no to plastic, trading the once luxurious material in for eco-friendly options. Want to do your part? Here are the bars and restaurants in Lan Kwai Fong where you can indulge in the best drinks and bites while making a difference.
Beef & Liberty
Out of all the restaurants in the city, a burger joint might not come to mind when you think of sustainability. However, Beef & Liberty is taking great steps to save the planet, all while cooking up delectable (plant-based) burgers too. Swapping plastic for recycled-paper packaging and straws, they encourage customers to sip their concoctions straw-free. If you’re in dire need of a straw — you don’t want your lipstick to smudge, do you? — retro paper ones are ready to save the day.
Beef & Liberty also has a water purification system so you can quench your thirst with a fresh cup of H2O instead of ordering bottled water.
Beef & Liberty
3/F, California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central
+852 2450 5778
There’s no other place conscious eaters (and those with dietary restrictions) would rather be than Grassroots Pantry. Serving some of the most delicious and creative vegan bites in town, the restaurant prides itself in being sustainable and running plastic-free. As an influential part of the Zero-Waste Alliance, it’s no surprise they provide 100% compostable alternatives to suit your gulping needs. Going as far as using vegetable peels for broth, they truly offer a waste-free dining experience.
108 Hollywood Road, Central
+852 2873 3353
If you’re as crazy about beer as you are about wholesome pub food, there’s only one spot you need to be and that’s The Globe. Whether you’re dining in or taking out, our favorite neighborhood joint has taken great measures to save the planet. From skipping plastic straws to charging a fee for takeaway containers, they are doing what it takes to make sure we can indulge without a worry.
Garley Building, 45-53 Graham Street, Central
+852 2543 1941
Serving scrumptious dishes and delectable drinks in a green way, Brickhouse is where Mexican street food and sustainability meets. This hotspot, as well as other Maximal Concepts restaurants, only uses straws made out of paper, potato starch and metal. Picking up a bite to eat? At Brickhouse even the takeaway boxes are eco-friendly and plastic-free.
20 D’Aguilar Street, Central
+852 2810 0560
CÉ LA VI
What could be better than sipping on a cocktail from a biodegradable straw? CÉ LA VI is set on creating a guilt-free experience, every time of day and night. Finally, we can relax and enjoy the view, while knowing we’re making the world a better place.
CÉ LA VI
25/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central
+852 3700 2300
Since recently joining Ocean Park and WWF in reducing the city’s plastic waste, Fumi is serving all of their Japanese-inspired concoctions without straws. Although it might take some time to get used to your new sipping experience, the cocktails at Fumi are just as delicious as ever.
6/F, California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Central; +852 2328 3302
Serving some of the best ramen in town, Tokio Joe is the ultimate spot to indulge in contemporary Japanese dishes with a straw-free cocktail on the side. Contributing to a green Lan Kwai Fong, it’s time to quench your thirst with all of the booze and none of the guilt.
G/F, 16 Lan Kwai Fong, Central; +852 2525 1889
Creating a sustainable bar scene in Hong Kong, Kyoto Joe is saying no to plastic straws, changing the way you’ll be enjoying your next cocktail. There’s nothing better than indulging in our drinking habits while having a positive impact on the environment.
2/F, 1 Lan Kwai Fong, Central; +852 2804 6800
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