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Mana! SoHo

It came as welcome news to the growing vegetarian community when Mana!, a well-known vegetarian restaurant, announced the opening of its biggest outlet yet in the trendy SOHO neighbourhood above Central. The brainchild of noted proprietor Bobsy Gaia, a pioneer in operating eco - friendly, plant-based dining outlets, Mana! offers an extensive vegetarian and vegan menu, uses only recyclable, plastic-free and compostable materials, and encourages guests to their own trays for recycling.
 
The secret of this restaurant's success, though, has always been its ability to serve delicious plant-based dishes that are attractive to diners of all preferences. And the new and larger venue allows Mana! to fulfil that potential by offering guests both a dining venue and the “Zen Den” – a dedicated social hangout space for the health conscious and enviro-friendly community.
 
For our outing, we sampled quite a bit of the Mana! menu. We first had the flatbread, a signature Mana! item. Ours was Mana!STE ($95/full, $50/ half), flatbread with crispy tempeh, grilled tofu, roasted cauliflower, pickled peppers and tahini.
 
For salad, we chose Mezza Box ($120), which is hummus, baba ghannouj, olives, pickled peppers and kale salad, with flatbread on the side. The Mezza Box is both tasty and filling. We then had Mana!'s famous Flatzzas , which is a half-flat bread, half-pizza creation. Ours was The Shakti ($130) – vegan mozzarella cheese, roasted cherry tomatoes, portobello mushrooms, rocket and black olives, with chipotle BBQ sauce.
 
We also tried a classic Mana! burger, The Babylon ($90) which is homemade bean patty with mushrooms, beetroot, tempeh, garlicnaise and ketchup. The burger is both tasty and nutritious. For dessert, we had the Coconut Cake ($60/piece ), which is raw, vegan friendly and gluten-free, and fit for anybody.
 
Mana! serves a wide array of drinks including an Earth Juice ($60, beets, carrot, celery), that we chose and Mana! ($50), which is flat white coffee infused with organic raw cacao butter. Mana! also serves organic and vegan beers and wines.
 
Our experience at Mana! was enlightening. To borrow one of Mana!’s 20 prominently displayed mantras, Eat Like it Matters. And we certainly did.
 
If you are looking for a healthy and tasty meal, give Mana! a try.
 
 
 8 Staunton Street, SOHO, Central, Hong Kong

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