Munchies – a certified organic and GMO-free bakery – might be a relatively new kid on the block, but is already making significant waves in Hong Kong with its irresistibly delicious handcrafted goodies.
The people behind Munchies are not marijuana addicts but passionate individuals who bake so well that one would feel like he/she literally got the munchies.
Specialising in a delectable variety of homemade chewy cookies, fluffy doughnuts and artisanal ice-cream, Munchies is a paradise for those with a hopeless sweet tooth.
They also happen to serve the tastiest customisable ice-cream sandwiches that will have you hooked. But business is not all they are after – Munchies gives a damn about you and the environment too.
Enter the edgy-looking bakery and be enthralled by a splash of whimsical illustrations of cartoonish cookies, doughnuts, ice-cream, gloves, spatulas and cannabis.
The colourful art sketches will stop you in your tracks – and we say that the mural is truly apt for a shop named Munchies. Hong Kong is by no means tolerant of green crack, so imagine our fascination with the bakery’s misleading name and its audacity in identifying themselves with 4/20. Bravo indeed!
From Earl Grey to Matcha, Munchies has a mouthwatering selection of addictive cookies (HK$20 / S$3.60), doughnuts (HK$25/ S$4.50) and ice-cream (HK$48/ S$9). Munchies’ doughnuts are life-changing. Never in our lives have we had a doughnut so fresh, light and pillowy.
Perhaps it could be a particular texture and taste we were searching for, but we dare say that Chicago’s Doughnut Vault and Melbourne Doughboys Doughnuts do not even come close. If you would like, bite-size donut balls are available at just HK $10/ S$1.80 each.
Grab a munchie from Munchies or dine at the two-storey quirky cafe’s upper deck. Customers can cheekily pose with the catchy cursive gigantic quote “Go Green Stay Lifted” – we reckon the word “green” has a dual meaning, if you know what we mean.
Cannabis jokes aside, Munchies’ desserts are simply divine. We are honestly uncertain about the amount of calories, but who cares? No good story started with eating a salad anyway, unless it is a cannabis plant.
Sheung Wan’s hipster cafe scene is hitting a saturation point, but Munchies has all the reasons to be unfazed. The dog-friendly and eco-friendly establishment’s commitment in baking without additives, GMOS and other chemicals has won itself a legion of fans.
Munchies also donates 1% of its sales to support non-profit organisations and most recently organised a successful dog adoption drive. Judging from all that, it seems like Munchies is here to stay.
4 Shin Hing Street
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Tue to Sat: 12pm – 10pm
Sun: 12pm – 9pm
Nearest Station: Sheung Wan
For more recommendations, read our guide on the 7 most delicious and Instagram-worthy Ice-cream in Hong Kong.
About the writer:
Hui Jun Ng is a staff writer for ladyironchef. She previously worked in the food and marketing industry. She loves traveling and enjoys exploring underrated destinations. In her free time, you will find her indulging in coffee and her all time favourite local dish – bak chor mee.