The newest addition to Green Common’s flagship store, Kind Kitchen is the perfect place for healthy sustainable eats in Hong Kong.
Kind Kitchen is a modern restaurant built around healthy and earth-friendly eating. It is a go-to place for both vegans, vegetarians, and environmentally conscious omnivorous food lovers. With its sustainable plant-based cuisine, Kind Kitchen contributes to lowering meat consumption, thus reducing the need for methane gas production required for factory farming and its overall carbon footprint.
Launched in 2018, Kind Kitchen is a welcome new initiative of t he popular Hong Kong sustainable grocery store and restaurant chain Green Common. As part of the Green Monday foundation, its mission is to “make change happen, make green common”. Green Monday aims, through its ventures, to raise awareness of environmental issues, promote public health, and make sustainable purchases more mainstream.
Kind Kitchen is conveniently located in Nan Fung Place in Central. The spacious eatery designed by local award-winning architecture firm EDITECTURE boasts a pretty pastel interior with reminders like “be kind to every kind” and “kindness tastes good” displayed on the walls.
Plant-based fusion cuisine
The restaurant’s innovative menu revolves around two main plant-based ingredients: JUST egg substitute made from mung beans and Omnipork and the groundbreaking meat-free pork alternative developed by OmniFoods, a food tech company owned by Green Monday.
The menu is jam-packed with globally inspired dishes ranging from comfort Asian food to Western classics with a twist. The highlights include Portuguese style Beyond Chicken turmeric grain, Korean Omnipork pizza, Vietnamese banh mi filled with tofu and Omnipork chunks, Beyond Burger with apple puree and vegan honey mustard, and JUST Scramble French toast with agave syrup.
To quench your thirst, Kind Kitchen offers plenty of refreshing drinks like green power juice and passion fruit iced tea. In collaboration with the local tea provider Tsit Wing and Swedish oat milk company Oatly, Green Common has even created a plant-based version of the iconic Hong Kong-style milk tea. Before leaving, don’t forget to taste their trendy and sustainable vegan dalgona, described as “low CO 2 coffee to save the icebergs”.
The Kind Kitchen staff are attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and will be more than happy to answer all your questions about various ingredients and dishes.
Vegan dishes for children
Kind Kitchen is a plant-based restaurant that children love, too. A dedicated children’s menu is filled with delicious vegan takes on staples like spaghetti bolognese, sausage pizza, and rice with chicken. Each meal comes with a kid-size drink and a healthy dessert.
But the biggest draw of all is the Mini Common area, a play corner created in collaboration with SPRING, the local award-winning early childhood play center. It comes complete with a mini kitchen, tiny shopping carts, and games to keep the youngest customers busy while at the same time teaching them about healthy food and sustainability.
Address: Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2110 0055
Open: Mon-Sun 11:30am-10:00pm