Whilst there was an excellent roster of yogis at the IRIS event earlier this month, what really caught our attention were all the new local F&B start ups, several of which were featuring the most delightfully healthy vegan treats! Having spent the afternoon indulging in our second favourite activity (eating!), we round up the top 5 brands we have also partnered with. Find out how to redeem these special offers on our website now!Sow Vegan
Sow Vegan seek to provide you a huge variety of homemade, organic products which are all vegan with gluten free and raw options available. The snack range includes dried fruits, vegetable chips, breakfast cereal and some seasonal snack products. One of the more unique items we came across was the Teriyaki Squid which is young coconut meat with a homemade teriyaki marinade. What’s more is that Sow Vegan also prepare vegan snack boxes for catering!
New to hit the scene, Mad Bars prides itself as being the ultimate refueling treat. Gluten and dairy free, also completely vegan. The Mad Bar is full of antioxidants and superfoods – and is perfect for that refuel kick during those tiresome moments in life. Madi currently has two flavours at the moment – almond & coconut energy bars, and she also makes a mean chocolate cranberry energy truffle!
Say this name 5 times very fast! It’s a bit of a tongue twister but Nutty Buddy Nut Butters is the brainchild of Laura Fairchild (the rhyme is unintentional). It’s made by dry roasting the nuts in order to maintain its mineral rich nutrients, and to bring out its naturally sweet aroma. There are several ways you can enjoy this nut butter; you can spread it on toast, use it to bake your cookies or just simply eat it straight out of the jar! Laura has kindly given us a very special offer – if you purchase a jar of this nut butter online you will also receive a FREE pack of homemade energy balls (link here). What are you waiting for!
It goes without saying, Jeanne has hands down succeeded in making “vegan food that doesn’t suck!”. (For the record, we never said vegan food was terrible, this is the Rebel Girl motto). Whilst cupcakes have been all the rage for quite some time now, what really piqued my interest was the vegan doughnuts which were selling out like hot cakes! They come in taro coconut, peanut butter chocolate and raspberry sprinkles. I was unfortunately unable to get my hands on any of these (serious FOMO here!) but you could definitely hear the buzz about them all around the festival!
34 See Cheung Street, Sai Kung
Whilst this artisanal coffee shop is actually nestled in the New Territories, if you ever find yourself in this neck of the woods I would definitely recommend dropping by and sampling one of their delicious raw pistachio chocolate slices! (If you’re lucky they may just want to share their recipe with us!) Complement that with one of their bulletproof coffees with soy or almond milk and it’s our idea of a perfect afternoon treat! Little Cove Espresso also sells organic colas, chia bowls and an array of other gluten-free and paleo baked goods.