Welcome to Wan Chai

With plans to catch up at #NOPA2016, we have Wan Chai on our mind.

Suzi Wong’s neighborhood is becoming a little hotbed for all things natural and organic. We prepared a little guide to the area we will share with visitors at the at the end of the month. It seems the perfect time to bring everyone together and introduce you to each other. New businesses are opening in the ‘hood along with established members on streets that used to be the exclusive domain of all-night bars and plumbing shops.

All member listings are dated so you can see how fresh the details are.

Get in touch when you would like more details or an introduction … naturally.

Enjoy!


Listings are maintained and updated on the website directory.

Dine

Restaurants

Khana Khazana – Indian restaurant and bar; vegetarian and vegan food available; takeaway

Light Bites

Cali-Mex – Mexican food combining imported ingredients like grass-fed and hormone-free beef with locally grown organic produce; burritos, tacos, nachos, quesadillas, saladas

La Crêperie – Serving authentic buckwheat flour galettes and sweet crepes

MIX – Fresh juices, mixed smoothies and healthy wraps

Vegetarian

Cute Fei – Chinese and international vegan cuisine; egg/dairy-free

E-Vege Restaurant – Guangdong vegetarian buffet

Isoya Japanese Vegetarian – Authentic Japanese cooking techniques with fresh ingredients and no MSG; sushi, tempura, stews, noodles and grilled dishes

Tung Fong Siu Kee Yuen Vegetarian – Hong Kong style Chinese vegetarian restaurant with bakery, snack shop & deli

Shop

Groceries

Bon Vivant Organics – Organic food sourced from certified organic farmers and producers in Europe with established organic regulations

Farm Direct – Fresh produce grown at local hydroponic farms growing from non-gmo seeds without harmful chemicals using UV water filtration for irrigation

Health Food Stores

Food For Life – Omega oils, detox kits, healthy snacks and household products

Just Green – Organic, gluten free, vitamins & supplements, fresh food, home, health, baby and pet products; fair-trade, natural and eco-responsible

Nature’s Village – Organic and natural food and supplements; environmentally responsible products for health conscious customers

surewit – Personal health care and natural food products

Welspring – Wellness center and shop; natural, organic, gluten free, fair trade, vegetarian and raw foods, supplements, personal care and household items

Personal Care & Cosmetics

Aēsop Counter – Skin, body and hair care products for men and women containing plant-based ingredients and anti-oxidants

Biofa – Natural and certified organic French cosmetics

Crabtree & Evelyn – Remedies and home comforts combining science with natural ingredients for well being

Social Retail

The Salvation Army – Wan Chai Family Store – New and used clothing, electrical home appliances and office equipment in good condition; toys, stationery, gifts and premiums, handbags, books

Books & Music

Green Music – Soft music combined with sounds of nature suitable for relaxing, meditation, sleep therapy

Fashion Boutiques

Daydream Nation Circus Shop – Fashion arts house collaborating with theatre, dance, music, film and visual arts

Home & Office

Ming Tai Enterprise Ltd – Home water filtration system from Canada; free water quality test

Exercise

California Fitness – Membership fitness centers with, steam rooms, saunas, group studios, classes and personal trainers

Plateau Spa – Outdoor garden with 50-metre swimming pool, sauna, five fitness and exercise studios, a 400-metre jogging track, tennis and squash courts

Dance Concepts Studio – Classes in Argentine tango, milonga and waltz; Workshops, walk-ins, private lessons; studio for hire

Oasis Dance Centre – Mey Jen Tillyer, Dance Teacher; Qualified instruction; Middle Eastern Belly Dance, Hawaiian, Gypsy, Flamenco, Indian, Tribal Fusion; hen nights, kids’ parties, performances, corporate events, costumes

VIM Pilates Studio – Pilates, flexibility & stretch classes and fitness training for physical wellness with private, semi-private, group classes and instructor training.

Josephine Yu – Yoga Teacher; Stretch, strengthen, relax, improve the alignment of the body

Relax

Plateau Spa – Massage, reflexology, hydrotherapeutic massage, private pools, sauna, steam rooms, fitness centre and yoga classes

Spa L’Occitane – Facilities and treatments in a back-to-nature refuge

Wellness

Aromatherapy Treatments

Love & Care Centre – Cecilia Fan, Aromatherapist and Tutor; Holistic treatments using medical grade essential oils

Centres

Adventist Lifestyle Medicine Center – Alan Siu, Registered Dietitian; Fitness club with organized walking, running, marathon running; weight management program; lifestyle counselling and camp; corporate wellness program

Dreams Possible – Non-profit personal growth center with natural health therapists offering treatments and workshops

Drs Owens, Trodd & Partners – Family practitioners, naturopathy, midwifery, nutritionists, osteopathy, physiotherapy, psychology, podiatrists, dermatology , obstetrics & gynaecology, speech therapy

Tian Yan Nei Gong Centre – Classes and private sessions teaching Nei Gong (an internal Qi Gong) to integrate body and mind; free trial class.

Holistic Medical Doctors

Doctor Rigo Office – Combining the science of Western technology with homeopathic and alternative practices treating illness and improving health and wellbeing

Hospitals

Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Private, not-for-profit vegetarian hospital

Ruttonjee Hospital

Osteopaths

Inès De Beer – Osteopath DO, Sacral Cranial Osteopath; Manual therapy using techniques to increase the musculo-skeletal mobility of the body; treating problems including as low back pain, headaches and neck pain

Resources

Workshops & Courses

House of Health – Online institute for training and education in clinical nutrition and functional medicine

Personal

Coaches

Julie Chiu – Certified Health Coach; Learn about how mindful eating can be used to achieve a healthy weight through workshops and coaching.

Voli Consulting – MaryAnn Voli, Executive Coach; Certified in 6 seconds Emotional Intelligence and the neuroscience of coaching

Mindfulness

Hanli International – Promoting meditation and zen life in Hong Kong

Osho Information Center – Meditation activities and groups; books and meditative music/discourse CDs by Osho

B2B

Energy Resources Management – Robert Allender, Certified Energy Auditor; Outsourced energy management and consulting services

HKdotCOM – Recycling computers and technology equipment from company liquidations; new stock daily

Ecover Asia – Eco-responsible household, laundry and personal care cleaning products

Serendipity House – Sole distributor of over 100 natural and organic personal care, cleaning and wellness products

Community

SPCA Hong Kong Centre – Promoting animal welfare with mainly volunteer support

WWF Hong Kong – WWF’s mission is to stop and eventually reverse the accelerating degradation of our planet’s natural environment and to help build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

EXCEL (Extension and Continuing Education for Life) – Public part time arts education programs for all ages and professional service training to promote artistic excellence and arts literacy

EPD – Public engagement for long-term strategy on environmental protection

HK Arts Centre – Arts and culture incubator offering a wide range of programs; cinema, theatres, galleries, classrooms, studios and restaurants

Friends of the Earth – Catalyzing the community environmental debate and shaping policy change

St James Settlement – Providing community support for children, youth, families, elderly and mentally disabled including residential care, food bank and home maintenance services

STOP. (Stop Trafficking of People) – Working to end modern slavery by providing news, information and resources to the anti-human trafficking community in Hong Kong


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