On my recent trip to Hong Kong, I was lucky enough to stay directly opposite the little raw juicery Mana! on Wellington Street in Central. This meant plenty of healthy fuel to keep me going in the summer heat of Hong Kong.
Mana! has two locations very close to each other. The first one is a slow cooking cafe just up the road. The long lines out the door at every hour of the day meant that I was not able to try this! :-( I will make it my top priority on my next trip to Hong Kong, since I am eager to try some of their delicious sounding flatbread wraps and salad boxes.
The second location was the Mana! Raw cafe, which I went to visit several times each day. They have a menu of signature juices and smoothies, all perfectly formulated to include superfoods and the best raw ingredients for optimal health and energy. With names like Flow, Passion, and Groove they sound too cute to resist!
You can also make your own juice or smoothie from a long list of basic ingredients, spices, and superfoods, such as chlorella powder, hemp protein or chia seeds.
On top of the drinks, there are raw meal boxes available: vegan sushi rolls, soups, and salads. I tried the raw wrap: dark leafy collard greens filled with sprouts, avocado, tomato, and cucumber. Together with a garlicky dipping sauce and raw carrot and radish noodles on the side. It was the perfect refreshing meal to fill me up for the afternoon, but keep my light on my feet. The filling in the wrap is very generous, so you don’t have to worry about staying hungry!
I also tried their daily changing flavored chia puddings: mine was vanilla and berries. It was creamy and sweet, but not overpowering. A great pick me up for an afternoon snack or a delicious, filling breakfast.
As for the prices: yes, you will easily spend around 150 HK$ if you get a drink and snack, which is much more than what you would pay at Starbucks or other cafes. But you simply can’t put a price tag on how vibrant and alive you feel after a raw meal like these! You can’t go wrong here - just go and try it.
Check out Mana!: www.mana.hk
Locations are at:
Mana! Fast Slow Food: 92 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
Mana! Raw: 97 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong