Article: Vegan Restaurant Recommendations for Tokyo
- Saishoku Kenbi - A vegetarian restaurant with set lunches. See the menu here or click here for more information here at Happy Cow.
- Doughnut Plant- A small stall with bagels. Supposedly, they are all vegan (except the chocolate bagels). They also offer iced and hot coffee. Located by Shinjuku Station's South exit.
- Tubu Tubu Cafe - An all-vegan cafe designed to have very healthy food. They have two locations in the wider Shinjuku vicinity.
- Loving Hut - An all-vegan cafe with mock meats and other tasty options.
|Hanada Rosso's Burger|
- Pure Cafe (official site) - All vegan cafe with many healthy options. They also have a small store and some vegan desserts. Mainly serve sandwiches, soups, and salads. Click here for my full review.
- Hanada Rosso - Vegan restaurant with really tasty plates and a lovely atmosphere. Click here for my full review or click to see more information on Happy Cow.
- Brown Rice Cafe - A vegan cafe with an organic, macrobiotic feel. Has juices, teas, rice meals, etc. and a nice atmosphere. Located in an eco-friendly building.
- Nagi Shokudo - Another vegan restaurant in the vicinity. Cozy atmosphere and humble feel. Click here for more information on Happy Cow or here for the official site. Located in the Shibuya area.
Ueno and Ryogoku:
- Genmaikoso - A more expensive restaurant with meat and vegan options. Lunch tends to be more affordable. Very close to the Edo-Tokyo museum, which I highly recommend.
- T's Tan Tan - Vegan ramen! Need I say more? Located inside Tokyo station. See this post for directions. Click here for my review.
|Ghibli Museum in Mitaka|
Mitaka is a beautiful area near Tokyo. We visited for the wonderful Ghibli museum, which I highly recommend if you enjoy any of the films (just be sure to buy tickets in advance). Vegetarian options are a little more limited. I did find this place, however, but it was only open for lunch and we didn't get a chance to try it.
- Sarasya - Appears to be a health center with a small vegetarian-friendly cafe. May only be open for lunch. Click here for information on an alternative site.
If you do want to make it clear that you're a vegan in Japanese, I recommend saying more direct phrases such as "Sakana wo tabererenai" ("I can't eat fish") and "Niku wo tabererenai" ("I can't eat meat") as opposed to using the term "vegan," which seems less commonly understood, particularly outside of vegetarian restaurants. For more vegan language tips, check out this post on Veg Out Tokyo.
For more ideas, check out this post from Time Out Tokyo or visit Happy Cow.
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