For the culinary challenged or downright 很忙 hĕn máng (very busy), feed your troupe these healthy snacks without a gram of regret.
Dali Bars is an American-owned company located in Yunnan province and specializing in easy-to-pack snack bars, similar to popular hiking bars. The 40g sized bars come in three flavors: Cocoa Almond, Cranberry Coconut, and Fig Hempseed. They are made of either imported or organic domestically sourced ingredients, and cost between RMB 12-15 per bar, free shipping included. Dali Bars can be purchased at Chez Gerrard and Yoga Yard stores, or online ( firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (0871) 6552 5511).
Chez Gerrard: 40 Jianchang Hutong, Dongcheng District. (6415 0118) 东城区箭厂胡同40号.
Yoga Yard: 6/F, 17 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6413 0774, email@example.com) www.yogayard.com 工体北路17号6层
Mantra Bars produces natural energy bars made with nuts and dried fruit, free of refined sugar and additives. These snacks are perfect as a grab-and-go meal replacement for busy summer days, and are a smart solution to sugar cravings. Available in three flavors: Cinnamon Cocoa, Lemon Ginger, and Coffee. All ingredients are natural and free of gluten and dairy. Sold at markets (like Farm 2 Neighbors) in individual packs (RMB 15). Also available for delivery in six-packs at RMB 80 and RMB 15 delivery fee.
Order via WeChat (mantrabar).
Bushao is dedicated to producing delicious, nutritious, and natural snacks. “Raw” food, fruits and vegetables dehydrated at low temperatures are available along with baked goodies, mainly based on oats, nuts, and seeds. Vegetable and fruit crackers, kale chips, and other snacks are made with both local and imported ingredients. Neither preservatives nor artificial colorings disgrace these snacks. Prices range from RMB 20-35 per pack with free delivery for orders over RMB 100.
Order via phone (186 1185 1983) or WeChat (bushao2015).
Miss Muesli aims to produce perfect combinations of oats, fruits, nuts, and seeds, best for breakfast or snacks for the whole family. Bars, granolas and muesli come in different options and mixes, priced at RMB 48, RMB 90 per 1 KG, RMB 45 for 400g, respectively. Miss Fruit Fever and Miss Honeyberry are kid favorites, with customization options for picky eaters. Ingredients sourced from around the world: Australian oats; Chinese goji berries; fruits, nuts, and seeds from the USA, Germany, Turkey, and the Philippines.
Miss Muesli 燕麦小姐
Tue-Fri 3-8pm, Sat-Sun 11am-6pm. 42 Xiguan Hutong, Dongcheng District (188 0116 8480, firstname.lastname@example.org, WeChat: missmuesli) www.missmuesli.cn 东城区细管胡同42号
Manna Source is a start-up aiming to encourage intelligent and sustainable eating. Organic kale chips come in three flavors: Garlic, Onion, and Honey. A Shunyi farm provides the kale while cold-pressed coconut oil, honey, garlic, and onion powder are shipped from USDA Organic certified companies. Prices range from RMB 45 for a single pack up to RMB 230 for a discounted jumbo multi-pack.
Order via phone or WeChat (156 0123 2255).
Tribe might not primarily be well known for snacks, but if you plan to get one of their trendy take out meals, you might as well order snacks, too. These options are best for older kids and teens, although granola loving little ones might enjoy the Peach & Ginger museli for RMB 38. Fig & Chai and Salty Nuts & Olive Oil are two other flavors available at the same price. Protein bars come in a three packs for RMB 28 and are made with whey protein powder, organic oat flour, dark chocolate, and maple syrup. The ingredients are all from organic suppliers in Beijing.
Worker’s Stadium: Bldg 3, China View, 2 Gongti Dong Lu, Chaoyang District.(6431 9289, WeChat ID: tribenutrition) www.tribeorganic.com 朝阳区工体东路2号中国红街3层
Lido: Lido Place, Unit B-103, 6 Jiangtai Road, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区工体东路2号中国红街3层.
This article originally appeared on page 20-21 of the August 2016 Issue of beijingkids magazine. Click here for your free online copy. To find out how you can obtain a hard copy, contact email@example.com.
Photos: Courtesy of Dali Bars, Mantra Bars, Miss Muesli, Bushao, Manna Source, & Tribe