Quinoa salad with avocado at Organic 21

We all know how few places there are in Central to eat healthy, so I was super excited to hear about the all-organic cafe, Organic 21, opening on Staunton Street.

Run by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) to give young people opportunities, Organic 21 is a sparsely decorated cafe that uses only organic produce sourced from the HKFYG  farm in Yuen Long. A television on the wall loops a slideshow of their dishes, which, to be honest, look way better on photos than they do in real life.

I ordered a set lunch with the quinoa salad with avocado, which was served in a bowl with cherry tomatoes and sunflower seeds.

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The dish was OK but the avocado was on the raw side and overall, I was unimpressed (I could have easily made this at home). I also tried one of their smoothies out, which tasted quite fake and watered down.

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My lunch buddy ordered their “truffle” pasta, which came with barely any sauce, rendering it unedible. She even asked the local staff for some more sauce, and they gave her a small bottle of oil instead (great service, eh?).

In the end, we had to go for a second lunch of fluffy Danish bread at Bologne — a total fail for trying to eat healthy that day! 😦

Organic 21, 60 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3104 9134

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