Prune is to healthy foodies what a steakhouse is to carnivores — HEAVEN! I’ve been there 3x already — once when it first opened, once for a press lunch and most recently with a friend on a lazy Saturday afternoon for lunch — and that number would be much higher if it wasn’t so damn far.
Every time, I’ve been totally satisfied with the food, service and cosy ambience of the place. Yes, it’s a little on the pricey side, but so worth it when you know that you’re getting quality ingredients and a healthy meal.
What we ordered:
Chocolate Dream smoothie, made with “Banana. Blueberries. Strawberries. In-Season Leafy Greens. Flax Seed. Dates. Organic Soy Milk. Raw Cocoa Powder.” This was so delicious, especially the little chunks of sweet dates that I could chew on between sips.
Salad medley (choice of three): I got the curly kale salad, kelp noodles and beetroot salad. All of them were seasoned perfectly, with lots of flavour. The beetroot was the most ‘plain’ of the three but since I love beetroot, I didn’t mind. It also includes the beetroot stalk, which gave it a nice crunch.
My friend got the daily goodness bowl, which was tofu chili that day, and loved it. She couldn’t believe it wasn’t meat (being a non-vegetarian herself) and found it extremely filling.
For dessert, we shared the zucchini chocolate loaf (which I recommend not heated up as it gets a bit dry) and the apple cinnamon muffin (which must be heated up or else it’ll be too heavy and dense). I believe both are gluten free and vegan. The apple muffin was so good I even got one to go!
Overall, I love Prune! I can’t wait till they open up more locations (please do, Peggy!) hopefully closer to Central/Wanchai or CWB even.
Unlike other healthy eateries that seem like they’re doing it just to jump on the health food trend, or to make big bucks, it really feels like Prune (and Grassroots Pantry, its sister and neighbouring restaurant) is creating delicious and healthy meals from the heart. It definitely doesn’t feel mass produced like some other places in Hong Kong do and I really hope it stays that way.
Anyway, highly recommended!
Prune, 14 Fuk Sau Lane, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.prunedeliworkshop.com