Have you heard? Leonardo DiCaprio has just invested in Beyond Meat. Yep, that's right. Following in Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Richard Branson's footsteps, he's the latest to back the Beyond Burger craze, which hit Hong Kong earlier this summer (check out our Beyond Burger taste test here or below). Beyond Meat's 100% plant-based 'Beyond Burger' patty, is the best vegetarian and eco-friendly alternative out there and can pretty much pass as beef.
"Livestock production is a major contributor to carbon emissions. Shifting from animal meat to the plant-based meats developed by Beyond Meat is one of the most powerful measures someone can take to reduce their impact on our climate," said DiCaprio.
Hong Kong is finally starting to cater more for vegetarians and the health-conscious, with several new spots offering up their own take on the Beyond Burger. From Grassroots Pantry's Sichuan burger with lotus chips to Butchers Club Burger's vegan cheese offering, check out our interactive map for where you can get your veggie burger fix in Hong Kong:
The Butchers Club Burger (Central, Tsim Sha Tsui, Wan Chai and Quarry Bay) offer the Beyond Burger vegan patty on a buttermilk scotch bap with pickled beetroot crisps, vegan cheddar cheese and vegan special sauce; thebutchers.club
Porterhouse's new a-la-carte menu offers some great vegetarian options including their Porterhouse Beyond Burger filled with smoked beetroot, avocado and lettuce; California Tower, 30-36 D'Aguilar Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2522 6366, porterhouse.hk
Grassroots Pantry is the place to go for elegant and thoughtfully-executed vegetarian dishes with an Asian twist. They've put a Sichuan spin on the Beyond Burger with a side of delicious lotus chips; Grassroots Pantry, 108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, +852 2873 3353, grassrootspantry.com
City'super Deli in ifc mall and Harbour City has been branching out to offer more vegetarian and healthy options including Beyond Burger's plant-based patty; citysuper.com.hk
SoThaiSoGood and Thaya, have launched new all-vegetarian menus, which include a Beyond Meat burger served in a bun with lettuce and tomato as well as a side of chunky chips; kingparrot.com
Hemingways By the Bay is the place to get your vegan burger fix in Discovery Bay; Shop G09, Block A, Discovery Bay Plaza, +852 2987 8804, facebook.com/hemingwaysDB
Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong will also be offering this vegan and vegetarian Beyond Burger alternative; International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2263 2262, ritz-carton.com
Green Common (Central, Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok and Sheung Wan) serve up a Beyond Burger Classic with lettuce and tomato, a Beyond Burger Plus with avocado, vegan cheese, lettuce and tomato as well as a Beyond Burger Deluxe with rocket, tomato, mushroom and black truffle sauce; greencommon.com