Eating gluten free in Hong Kong – this was a bit of a challenge for me, however, with some tips and tricks – or rather, some wonderful spots to eat, you’ll be fine. We had a great two days in Hong Kong and you can, too. Keep reading below and take some advise from me. If something is good and gluten free while you’re travelling then eat up. Just eat up!
Hong Kong is full of street markets and some of the food looked so appealing (and some not so much), yet I stayed away since wheat based sauces are often used in Asia and there was no way I wanted to be ‘glutened’ on our first couple of days.
After we checked in at our hotel we hit Nathan Road and found a grocery store just south of Jordan Road. We visited the Temple Street Night Market first and then shopped on the way home. The grocery store is in the basement, down a flight of stairs, but it was well stocked and clean. Bonus is that it closed at 11pm giving us a lot of time to enjoy the market. We picked up fruit and some water. Eating whole foods is best when travelling, even if you’re not trying to be gluten free. And it certainly made eating gluten free in Hong Kong easy for me.
I also visited Nature’s Village in Soho. Although there are a few locations around Hong Kong, this one just happened to be close to Man Mo Temple. They sell the Glutino brand and it was good for some snacking food like dried kale chips and Glutino cheese crackers.
My favourite place for eating gluten free in Hong Kong was Mana! Fast Slow Food. Even if I wasn’t eating gluten free this place was awesome. Expensive, yet awesome. The food was fresh and filling. Oh, and the fries, so good.
The one challenge was finding places that weren’t so out of the way – we didn’t plan our visit around eating gluten free and if we had we would have missed so many things while on our two days in Hong Kong visit. If you’re spending more time in Hong Kong and have the leeway of trekking 45 minutes one way to a good place to eat then check out Sassy’s gluten free guide. Although I like eating more whole foods and not so much baked gluten free starches, sometimes that’s all I’ll feel like.
Thanks for visiting and happy travelling!