Best Healthy Lunch in Central – Top 6 Restaurants

by | Mar 4, 2021 | 0 comments

Wanting to know which is the best lunch in Central Hong Kong? We have your back.

If you find yourself getting stuck in a rut and not sure which restaurants to try for something new to eat, you’re in luck. In this article, we round up our favorite 6 restaurants for the best healthy lunch in Central. Types of food we cover in this article include;

  • Vegan flat-breads
  • Hawaiian poké bowl
  • Authentic Vietnamese food
  • Peruvian-style rotisserie chicken


1. MANA! Fast Slow Food – Best vegan lunch in Central

Mana! is on the best vegan restaurants for lunch in Central Hong Kong.

Photo courtesy of Mana! Fast Slow Food.

Photo courtesy of MANA! on Facebook.

Why we chose it:

  • Known for their delicious plant-based flats, salads, and soups, MANA! has been a staple in the community since 2012.

What we like:

  • Try their wrapped wholemeal flatbreads topped with your choice of veggie toppings, or give one of their signature flats a try.
  • The signature falafel flat includes falafel, fresh tomato, romaine lettuce, pickled peppers, parsley, and tahini.
  • The Burgers are also delicious, and you get your choice of homemade vegan patty and sauce.

What we don’t like:

  • Sometimes I just can’t help but to order the burger; wish I had more self-control.


  • This is a lovely vegan cafe located in the heart of Soho.
  • Good value

MANA! Soho, 8 Staunton Street, SoHo, 5501 7583 MANA! Starstreet, 8-10 Queen’s Rd. East, Wan Chai, 5501 7591


2. Pololi – Best inexpensive, healthy lunch in Central

Pololi sell Hawaiian poke bowls; a perfect choice for lunch in Central.

Photo courtesy of Pololi.

Why we chose it:

  • Pololi is perfect for a healthy, protein-rich lunch or a light dinner.
  • Hawaiian poké bowl with a white or brown rice base, salad, half rice, half salad. For a topping, you can select 180g of seasoned, cubed tuna or salmon sashimi.

What we like:

  • Great flavors including Traditional Spicy Ahi, California Roll Ahi, and Yuzu Sesame Salmon.
  • Flavors rotate often

What we don’t like:

  • If you are super hungry, the portion can feel small.


  • Need some extra protein after a lunchtime workout? Head over to Pololi for a bowl of poké, a protein-packed Hawaiian-style sashimi bowl. 

Pololi location, 39 Graham St, Central, 2755 8099 


3. Banh Mi Kitchen – Best quick and inexpensive lunch in Central

Banh Mi Kitchen is a perfect inexpensive option for lunch in Central.

Photo courtesy of Banh Mi Kitchen Facebook.

Why we chose it:

  • For an authentic bite of Vietnam, head over to Banh Mi Kitchen to try their delicious Vietnamese baguette sandwiches ($55-65).
  • Great menu, tasty, reasonably priced, and quick

What we like:

  • Fresh fillings made daily, Vietnamese coffee prepped in the early morning, and Vietnamese-style baguette baked in-house.
  • The baguette is first spread with a thin layer of mayonnaise and pate, then packed with your choice of protein (charred char siu, lemongrass chicken, beef brisket, tofu, or cold cuts), followed by toppings such as veggies, herbs, and sauces.

What we don’t like:

  • There isn’t much space to eat; best for takeaway.


  • Perfect as an afternoon snack or a quick lunch, we’re crazy about banh mi.

Banh Mi Kitchen Location, 22 Li Yuen St E, Central, 2328 9699


4. Fete Up – Best well-balanced, healthy lunch in Central

Fete Up creates well-balanced meals, this is one of the best vegan restaurants Hong Kong.

Photo courtesy of Fete Up.

Why we chose it:

  • Fete Up specializes in veggie or grain-based bowls, topped with lean protein and colorful vegetables seasoned and cooked to perfection.
  • You can order the “Vegan Crunch” bowl for $86, which contains Falafel with Brown Rice, Edamame, Garlic Soy Sauce.
  • You can also make your own bowl.

What we like:

  • They produce meals with a balanced combination of carbohydrates, protein, and fats.
  • They provide details on the calorie count of all of their menu items.
  • They have exciting veggie options. Roasted cauliflower? Yes, please!
  • You can add falafel to your bowl. We also love the chickpeas, edamame, and kidney beans.

What we don’t like:

  • You probably don’t want to eat this every day.


  • For a quality, hearty meal that doesn’t sacrifice your macros, Fete Up’s got your back.
  • This restaurant’s goal is to produce healthy, well-balanced, affordable food; they achieve just this.

Fete Up location, GF 31 Wyndham Street, Central, 5688 1117


5. Healthy Chicken – Best chicken lunch in Central

Healthy Chicken is a great, healthy lunch option in Central.

Photo courtesy of Healthy Chicken Facebook.

Why we chose it:

  • Healthy Chicken sells delicious Peruvian-style rotisserie chicken at reasonable prices.
  • They are really focused on providing healthy, well-balanced meals.

What we like:

  • They use fresh ingredients with no MSG, preservatives, and additives. They also provide information on the calories of every dish.

What we don’t like:

  • Not much we don’t like; they sell healthy, affordable food, but if you’re looking for a swanky venue, this isn’t it.


  • Regular-sized Chicken Breast “slow-cooked” Healthy Box costs $70 and includes a piece of chicken with rice, vegetables, and sauce.
  • Despite their name, there are also seafood and vegetarian options available.

Healthy Chicken location, 19 Wing Wah Lane, Central, 3106 0231


6. Treehouse – Delicious vegetarian and vegan option for lunch in Central

Treehouse is a great vegan option for lunch in Central.

Photo courtesy of Treehouse Facebook.

Why we chose it:

  • Treehouse is a plant-based eatery that has nailed down tasty vegetarian and vegan lunch options.
  • The menu features vegetarian and vegan options, including signature grain bowls, burgers, flatbreads, and salads.

What we like:

  • Forest burger; a beet and mixed mushroom patty burger
  • Cypress; a flatbread with eggplant caviar, halloumi cheese, roasted vegetables, and rocket for a satisfying veggie meal.

What we don’t like:

  • Not exactly cheap, but portion size is decent.


  • Hip, fun vegetarian, and vegan restaurant you need to try

Treehouse location, Shop 1, Ground Floor, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, 3791 2277


We are committed to helping you find the best places to go in Hong Kong for a drink or a bite to eat. We hope you found these tips for the best lunch in Central. Have we missed any hidden gems about lunch in Central? Please share your tips on the best venues for lunch in Central in the comments below. Related articles

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