Health and organic food store in Hong Kong since 1992. Stocks products imported from USA, mainly food-allergy items including gluten-free, wheat-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, and nut-free as well vegan and special needs for diabetics and cancer recovery patients. Also offers natural cleaning products, health aids, personal care products, books, music CDs. more-less
8/F, Hung Tak Building, 106-108 Des Voeux Rd, Central
Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
852-25452286
Closed now

Mon-Fri 10:00am-7:00pm, Sat 9:30am-5:30pm

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First Review by Powerbex
Stevie
Stevie
  • vegan
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Health Essential, Hong Kong

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Posted on 03 / 10 / 2015

I spun along here (26 Oct '14). I agree with most of what the other reviewers have said in that it is mostly imported western products. There's a pretty decent choice

The surprise I received though was that it isn't 100% vegetarian. They sell pork and beef sausages. Just to make this 100% clear. This isn't Hong Kong mock meat I am talking about. This is a brand imported from Germany that clear states on the label "Schweinefleisch 72%". I'm not saying my German is brilliant but it's good enough to know that means 72% pork. In the same section they also sell a western brand of chicken broth. In my humble view this establishment would improve further if the pork and beef were removed.
Updated from previous review on Sunday October 26, 2014

Pros: Vegan friendly, Lots of interesting products
Cons: Not 100% vego
beerzuki
beerzuki
  • vegetarian
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+105

Mostly western style products

5
Posted on 07 / 11 / 2014

I found that this store carried fairly similar shelved stuff to places I have been in UK / USA / Australia. I didn't notice any fresh produce. It had the shelves nicely marked though indicating things that were suitable for diabetics (and other requirements like gluten free, too).

It is a blessing particularly for people with dietary needs and expats in Hong Kong to have access to a place like this.

Pros: well selected range
chiappa
chiappa
  • mostly-vegetarian
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+11

Charming

4
Posted on 11 / 21 / 2012

I was impressed at the great collection of products here. Not the biggest of shops but they really nailed it with loads of essential and interesting products. However seems most of the stuff originates from the US. I just wish there could be more variety in origin, but I was happy to see some Japanese and cheap Indian products:) The service is really good, lovely staff. Will visit here on my future trips to Hong Kong!

Pros: variety, friendliness, expertise
Cons: US galore, lack of MORE shampoos

watermeloun
watermeloun
  • vegetarian
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+83

Health Gate --> Health Essential

3
Posted on 10 / 03 / 2012

Great healthy store. It's a bit difficult to find though. You have to take an elevator to access the shop.

Inside you'll find a lot of products. Snacks, baking products, all suitable for vegetarian and vegan.

Pros: large choice
Powerbex
Powerbex
  • vegan
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+163

Wonderful

5
Posted on 11 / 26 / 2009

A great store with a wide variety of produce and friendly staff. Always make a stop here for my special needs...good selection of baking goods for vegans, with non-dairy choc chips, agave syrup, xanthan gum etc



 

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