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For those working in offices around urban Hong Kong (or any city for that matter), the daily ‘what to have for lunch’ conundrum is a constant. As well as hunting for quick bites that are delicious, we’re also often hunting for options that are healthy, that can be eaten with one hand while running errands, or that can easily be shared among colleagues in the office.

If you find yourself needing to fill any of the above orders in the Admiralty area, we’re here to help, with a round-up of the best across all categories.

Double-breasted Blazer from Zara, Hainanese Chicken Rice from Sun’s Bazaar

Best for comfort food… Sun’s Bazaar

At casual eatery Sun’s Bazaar you’ll find a pretty extensive list of classic regional dishes, including congee, noodles, rice and home-made rice rolls. Our favourite – and one of the restaurant’s most popular – is the Hainanese Chicken Rice. Served traditionally with its signature jelly-like skin finishing, oily, flavoursome rice and dark soy sauce, it ticks all the boxes when you’re on the hunt for a familiar and comforting lunch dish. We’d recommend washing it down with an authentic milky Taiwanese tea made with handmade pearls.

Zara Buttoned Blazer, Side Vent Trousers and Knit Top from Zara, Vietnamese Chicken Salad and Sabja and Chia Pot from HAWKR

Best for healthy options… HAWKR

Drawing influence from hawker food centres, HAWKR serves up the authentic flavours of South East Asia using fresh ingredients (and zero MSG!). While the Thai baguettes, curries and soup noodles are all delicious takeout options, the Vietnamese Chicken Salad – made with a rainbow of veggies including green and red cabbage, carrot, herbs, capsicum and red onion – is one of the healthiest choices. If you need something on the side to satisfy a sweet craving (sans lots of sugar and preservatives) we’d recommend the Sabja and Chia Pot with Dragon Fruit and Kiwi.

Zara Neon Masculine Coat and Strappy Neon Bodysuit from Zara, Banh Mi and Iced Passionfruit Tea from Le Petit Saigon

Best for on-the-go… Le Petit Saigon

Little brother and next-door neighbour to Saigonese grill house Le Garçon Saigon, Le Petit Saigon is home to arguably the city’s best banh mi – mouth-watering rolled pork belly, headcheese, Vietnamese ham, pork floss, mayo, chicken liver pate, pickles, spring onion, cucumber, coriander, chilli, soya sauce salt and pepper in a crusty baguette. You can order delivery, or stop by to grab a freshly-made iconic sandwich to go. If you’re skilled enough to eat it on the move with one hand, why not use the other to wash it down with an iced passionfruit tea?

Check Double Breasted Blazer from Whistles, canapes from Plat Du Jour

Best for group catering… Plat Du Jour

When it comes to ‘go-to’ cuisines for ordering in, French usually doesn’t typically get much of a look-in – but Plat Du Jour definitely should. The restaurant serves up authentic French bistro fare in bite-sized share plates – perfect for feeding the whole team over an in-office work session. You can pick catering packages of seven dishes for 10 or 25 people, including lobster bisque served with chives and crème fraiche, smoked boneless chicken wings with aioli, black angus mini burgers with gruyere in brioche buns, and (for something a little healthier) a salad with organic quinoa, kale, edamame, sweet potato and alfalfa sprouts.