An evolving food and lifestyle destination returns with more diversified vendors and latest earth-conscious products
Returning in September for its third season, Tong Chong Street Market co-presented by Swire Properties and the emerging social enterprise Honestly Green will bring a wide range of signature street food featuring everything savory encompassing hand-roasted, slow-cooked dishes, exotic Japanese, Spanish, as well as Vietnamese cuisines, inviting market goers to further explore the integration of sustainability into daily lives.
“Tong Chong Street Market continues to serve as the platform for idea exchange between market goers, epicureans, emerging entrepreneurs and local farmers,” said Babby Fung, Head of Office Marketing, Swire Properties. “In this season, we look forward to seeing our visitors learn to lead a waste-less life, and extend the good practices to daily aspects.”
A series of workshops will be presented this season to cover topics including organic farming with recycled materials, cooking with leftover ingredients, and allergy-free recipes. Workshop hosts include Honestly Green, young entrepreneurs from Social Gastronomy of Twins Kitchen, NutriAlley, Vegelink and popular online eco-living platform Green Queen. Each workshop will cost HK$50 per person and registration will be available on Taikoo Place website (www.taikooplace.com). More details to be announced in early October.
Switching from home-growing tips, this season’s Sustainability Booth will offer biodegradable utensils and earth-conscious products including stainless steel straws from Taiwan, washable and reusable eco-wrap, BPA-free cups, edible spoons and bowls imported from India. Market goers can learn to start using earth-conscious utensils.
Available every Sunday from 25 September through 18 December, each market will feature 40 stalls selling meat, preserves, baked goods, fresh produce grown by certified local organic farmers, as well as exclusive signature dishes by the new and returning culinary masters. The next season will return in Spring 2017. For more information and vendor list, please visit: www.tongchongstreetmarket.com.
Tong Chong Street Market – Key information
Date: 25 September to 18 December 2016 (Every Sunday)
Venue: Tong Chong Street Market, Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay
Opening Hours: 11am – 5pm
*Latest vendor list is shown on Taikoo Place website
Co-presenters: Taikoo Place, Swire Properties & Honestly Green
Participating Vendors: 7 Degrees South Coffee, Bagoes, Bread & Beast, Co Thanh, Comilonas x Vinoshare, CookieBoy, Deiberica, Eatology, Golden Pig, I See I See, jrink, La Boucherie, Lola's, Mum Veggie, Pololi, Pop-it, Sinbad Coffee, The Bowl, Under Vacuum, Via Tokyo.
About Taikoo Place
Taikoo Place is recognised as one of Hong Kong’s best-planned business hubs, managed by Swire Properties. The portfolio now offers some 6 million sq ft of prime commercial space for local and multinational corporations. A wide range of cosmopolitan business and leisure amenities are situated within the area, including TAIKOO PLACE APARTMENTS, ArtisTree - a 20,000 sq ft multi-purpose venue, the landscaped garden Taikoo Park, and restaurants and cafes. Also located in Taikoo Place is Blueprint, launched by Swire Properties, which spans a total area of 20,000 sq ft comprising a co-working space. This is Hong Kong’s first startup initiative organised by a commercial developer. Within five-minute walking distance is the shopping mall Cityplaza and the lifestyle business hotel EAST, Hong Kong.
About Honestly Green
Honestly Green is committed to creating a future of food that is responsible and sustainable. The platform, developed by food writer Janice Leung Hayes, works to connect the best (sustainable, ethical, innovative) food producers with the wider Hong Kong public, while helping them stay informed about sustainability issues in food, with an evidence-based approach.
© Swire Properties Limited