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Flipping fast food on its head! We serve raw organic vegan SLOW food, fast! A lifestyle that doesn't cost the Earth.

Serving organically inspired, locally produced, vegan & raw slow food, fast! At the core of MANA! is a handmade brick oven baking wholesome flatbreads we have dubbed “FLATS”.

Wrapped & conveniently served in our signature paper-only Eco- packaging together with a mouthwatering selection of homemade real foods. MANA! introducing a new way of eating healthy wholesome organic fast food on the go.

Food & Lifestyle that doesn’t cost the Earth & certainly inspires Change.

IT'S GOOD TO BE HERE

Inspirational videos and interviews with change-makers, pace-setters and influencers in our community. 

 


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BREAKFAST WITH BOBSY - EPISODE 07

In this the last episode of this season, Bella Ip of Bella Vita Extraordinaire ( finally a woman Bobsy!! ) sits down to have Breakfast with Bobsy to discuss her unusual & pro-active journey so far in being a pioneer Feminist & Social Entrepreneur who has been actively inspiring handmade cottage industries in HK as well as being a beacon for Asian women in how to tap into their feminine power without losing their femininity in our still dominant masculine world. 
This beautiful woman embodies the essence of femininity and teaches us to look again at what it truly means to be a WOMAN. Fascinatingly insightful!!

 

BREAKFAST WITH BOBSY - EPISODE 07

Dr Simon Chau - Iconic Leading veteran of the HK Green Movement 

Simon is  a local legend & a true pioneer of the green movement, having co-founded GreenPower the environmental charity back in 1988, Produce Green Foundation in 1989 which set up the first commercial organic farm in HK, the Vegetarian Society of HK in 1994 and the list of his landmark achievements continues on and on ad infinutum. Since 2011 he has been totally living on a raw plant based diet setting a wonderful example that one can lead not only a healthy dynamic proactive lifestyle on a raw diet but to also look 15 years younger than his youthful 70 years whilst doing so is quite the achievement. 
In episode seven, Simon sits down with Bobsy for a lively chat in this one-hour long one-take-scene in which much of HK’s green movement history is brought back to light. A must-see for anyone on or embarking on a Green healthy lifestyle in our beloved City.
 

 

BREAKFAST WITH BOBSY - EPISODE 06

Craig Leeson has long been a champion for alternative movies in HK & founded the I Shot HK Film Festival many years back to promote films that made a difference.
He recently took 4 years to make the seminal Plastic Ocean that has just been released to critical acclaim, and as a result has now transformed into a full time champion for raising environmental awareness and specifically campaigning about the Plastic crisis facing humanity today… Craig wears many interesting hats including one as correspondent for the global news channel Al Jazeera. 

In Episode Six, Craig sits down with Bobsy for a one take non stop powerful chat about the plastic crisis, global Mind change, the root of our humanitarian, ecological & spiritual crisis, his recent movie & some positive solutions at hand.

 

BREAKFAST WITH BOBSY - EPISODE 05

In Episode Five Bobsy’s guest is social entrepreneur Howard Ling, as they both sit down and chat, over some MANA! signature KoKo Coffees, about social enterprises, changing attitudes, turning point moments, larger shifts in consciousness plus some forward thinking cutting edge ideas that only such entrepreneurs can in-vision.

Howard is the quintessential Hong Kong Social Entrepreneur who wears his heart on his sleeve. He is someone who is fully dedicated towards giving back to his hometown and building a city that is more compassionate and equitable.
His pioneering local vegetarian Chinese restaurants, are not only promoting a plant-based diet, but are also employing the less fortunate members of our society and giving them equal opportunities, truly successful social entrepreneurship in action.
Howard has been leading by example for many years with his myriad projects and social services and as a result has become a beacon of light in our city.

www.linghoward.com

 

BREAKFAST WITH BOBSY - EPISODE 04

Christian is one of HK’s original creatives and partially responsible for creating the Lan Kwai Fong scene when he started the pioneering 97 Group back in the day. He has moved on to greater and different things now and is the founder of the famous Kee Club amongst other creative enterprises. He is above all a passionate cultural creative who invests in beauty & community. He is deeply inspired by Buddhism and applies his spiritual believes into his businesses as well as being a renowned philanthropist.


He sits down with Bobsy over an inspirational chat covering a little history, consciousness, cancer, alternative healing & the scandalous business of modern medicine… 


www.keeclub.com

 

BREAKFAST WITH BOBSY - EPISODE 03

In Episode Three, we feature Andrew Mcaulay , Chair of one of HK’s most iconic Landmarks the Kadoorie Farm & Botanical Gardens as well as an insightful published poet, environmental activist & discreet global philanthropist.

In this chat Andrew shares with Bobsy how he found himself waking up to “ what he was really on earth to do” , his deep love for KFBG, King Cobra snakes,  the Yin & Yang symbol & what he likes about the Mana! Chia Seed Pudding.

He also shares a rare reading from his latest book of poetry Unveiling the Heart.

www.kfbg.org. 

 

Breakfast with Bobsy - Episode 02

In Episode Two, we feature multi-hyphenate Sean-Lee Davies who has spent much of his life as an artist - activist - entrepreneur - film-maker raising awareness for the environment and its imminent deterioration. In 2015, he founded PROJECT C:CHANGE to help the plight of wildlife, through art and film. An avid diver and photographer, he talks about his first hand experience witnessing animals halfway around the planet suffer due to our lifestyle decisions, Einstein as a hippy, and the rise of the “Plastic Age.” 


Read more about Sean and his projects at www.seanleedavies.com

 

Breakfast with Bobsy - Episode 01

In Episode One, we feature Pure Yoga’s founder teacher Patrick Creelman, who has been credited with popularising yoga in major Asia cities, starting with Hong Kong. Since the opening of Pure Yoga in Hong Kong in 2002, he has taught thousands of students and trained hundreds of yoga teachers from around the world. Patrick and Bobsy talk about their first meeting at the fabled Bookworm Cafe, putting a lid on plastic in coffee drinking, not being “perfect”, and letting go of accumulation in the city. 

Read more about Patrick and his upcoming teacher trainings at Pure Yoga here: www.pure-yoga.com

 

MANA! FAST SLOW FOOD | GRASSROOTS PANTRY | LN FORTUNATE COFFEE were our must eat's!! Hong Kong all around is a food haven no matter what cuisine you're in search of. We also got to sit down with the founder of MANA! Fast Slow Food Bobsy Gaia and learn more about his idea and concept behind creating MANA!.

Food Waste Documentary - IEA

Our honour to have a Bobsy Gaia, the founder of !Mana Fast Slow Food, to be our first guest on Living Life interview. As the eco-entrepreneur and pioneer of organic vegetarian movement in Hong Kong, what is the secret behind all his success?
Bobsy Gaia has been pioneering socially responsible business in Hong Kong since 1992. He is the co-founder of several vegetarian restaurants, including "MANA! Fast Slow Food". (by Celia Lai and Crystal Tai)

China Daily features MANA! founder Bobsy and finds out about his lifelong dedication to the environment through his charity work and restaurant businesses.

Bobsy Gaia Co-founder of MANA! Fast Slow Food

Vege.COOLiving forum

On 1st October, World Vegetarian Day, Friends of the Earth organized its first ever Vege.COOLiving forum at Jao Tsung-I academy. This pioneer initiative's aim was to create awareness about the environmental and health benefits of vegetarian diet and to mobilize the public to pledge a healthier and greener lifestyle.

Ming Pao Weekly:  In the 1990s, Bobsy founded ABLE Charity as a grassroots organization and began planting the Lamma Forest. Here's his story

潮食男女: Take a walk through MANA! Fast Slow Food vegetarian restaurant

Bobsy at TEDx: Are we experiencing the largest mass shift in human consciousness ever to be recorded in known history? And have we shifted from a material paradigm to a consciousness paradigm? Is Consciousness a causal reality where " I think therefore I am." is no longer enough & " I am consciousness therefore I am.

SCMP on Save the Human documentary

Did you know that the meat and dairy industry are the no. 1 cause of pollution in the world? Through his short film, which won the South China Morning Post Documentary Award at the recent I Shot Hong Kong 2009 festival, vegetarian MANA!

MANA! Fast Slow Food in 蘋果日報 Apple Daily

ABLE Charity | Custodians of the Lamma Forest

An introduction to the founding of ABLE Charity.

Save the Human!

DO YOU KNOW... "18% of all global Green Houses Gases are from the consumption of MEAT and DAIRY?" SAVE THE HUMAN STOP GLOBAL WARMING!! GO VEGGIE NOW!! 

Lamma Fun Day 2007, Hong Kong's annual fund raiser for Child Welfare Scheme.

Please visit www.cwshk.org

HONG KONG FRIED WHITE RICE 1997

FUN DOCUMENTARY ON EXPATRIATES IN HONG KONG AFTER HANDOVER

 

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Poho, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

(+852) 2347 8555

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Central, Hong Kong

(+852) 2851 1611

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