CLOSED: Life Take Away Deli

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 2 reviews )



50 C Johnson Rd, Wan Chai (at across from OVO on Ship Street), Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China

Offers a daily selection of in-house-made globally inspired salads, savory dishes, sandwiches, freshly baked cakes, sweet breads and cookies. A great selection of beverages are available including bottled organic drinks, fresh squeezed juices, shakes, teas and organic coffee. Under the same umbrella as Life Restaurant and Bar in Soho. NOV 2015 REPORTED SHUT BY COW MEMBER AMBASSADOR.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, American, International, Juice bar, Bakery

2 Reviews

First Review by Stevie

life takeaway deli - Edit

decided to try something different for lunch other than liza veggies and happy veggies.

went with a hkd65 box of salad, choosing from three out of six pre-made options. (these for some reason were not labelled, while other items in the refrigerated counter were labelled gluten-free/vegan, with ingredients detailed. i later found out that there were labels, but they were stuck on at the back instead. strange!)

i'm vegetarian but out of curiosity and just for fun asked the service staff which of these salad options were vegan. she clearly knew her stuff, telling me that one of them contained feta cheese, and when i ended up choosing that one, reiterated that it was not vegan and if i was okay with that.

because everything is tightly packed into a small box, i found the flavours rather mishmashed. one of the dressings (for the asian noodles) seemed to my imagination to veer on the threshold of "left too long outside", but when i asked after the meal, i was assured that food was prepared at 5 am that day and that it was probably the lemon causing the sour taste (that said, i will probably order something else next time). the broccoli and beans were a bit too al dente than what i'm normally used to (i don't know if that's intentional health-wise) and i also found the design of the salad box a little high and user-unfriendly. gripes aside, though it was "just" a salad, i was kept full till dinnertime.

overall i found it a very relaxing respite, if you don't mind sitting on a high stool facing the wall. for those on a budget, there are hkd30 tofu sandwiches and the like, but i don't know if that will be enough for heavier eaters.

Pros: friendly staff who knows her products, vegan-friendly, relaxing ambience

Cons: expensive, disposable packaging even if you dine in

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Life Take Away Deli, Hong Kong - Edit

I went to go here for lunch today around 1.30 pm. It seemed a little strange that when I was there it was closed (I had rang earlier and been told it was open til 8 pm). I was about to leave when the employee returned. I asked if everything was OK and she said that on Sundays it's a 1 person operation and she had been on a lunch break. Staff are completely entitled to breaks of course. Thus if you go on a Sunday you may want to ring up to ask when the break time(s) will be.

I asked what was vegan friendly. Plenty things were. I went for the dahl soup which was very nice as was a veg samosa. I also had a salad box of tofu, aubergine and a mixed veg salad in what the person serving me told me was a sour tasting dressing. I should've listened to her advise better was it didn't taste nice.Veg

Pros: vegan friendly

Cons: Ring before you go on a Sunday in case

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