September 2014

The Beijinger – September 2014: Healthy Living

Our September issue brings you a guide to healthy living in Beijing, with an emphasis on food, of course. We look at the burgeoning organic food market in the capital and the rise of, one of the city's top online resources for organic food shopping. We also worked out how to build an aquaponic water feature for the garden and scouted out a selection of the city's best farmers' markets.

Elsewhere, we attempted to live for a week as a vegan, and investigated the best cures for a hangover according to those who would know best – city bartenders. We went back to the excellent Hua's Restaurant, and sampled hawthorn in some of its many guises.

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We report on a visit to Qufu and provide you with some inspiration for a last-minute October holiday getaway. We also have an excerpt from Chinese writer Hong Mei's travelogue of a voyage to India.

Meanwhile, in MEET we grabbed a word with local musician Jonathan Heeter, Beijing-based author Bob Blunt, Hong Kong band The Yours and singer-songwriter Jim Kroft.

As usual, we bring you our handpicked choices of the best things to do in the city in September.

Look for the magazine around town and don't forget: the Beijinger's latest incarnation is optimized for reading on iPads; you can download it directly from our website or browse this month's edition on