Top Vegan Places in Tokyo
Tokyo has a huge variety of dining options. No wonder, this is a city with more Michelin stars than Paris and New York combined. However, when it comes to vegan food, Tokyo does not have a very good reputation.
In this article, we will try to change it by introducing top vegan places in Tokyo. As in the past couple of years, the vegan scene has grown a lot. Today pretty much in every area you will find at least a few restaurants that are completely vegan or offer plenty of plant-based options that are originated in Japanese cuisine, Chinese cuisine, Middle-Eastern, or even American junky food. These are only a very few examples.
Ain Soph (Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Ginza)
Ain Soph has three locations in Tokyo and one in Kyoto. Burgers, pancakes, Japanese cuisine. The dishes vary depending on the location. Among what they offer you can find burgers, wraps, pancakes, vegan Japanese set meals, desserts, and even pastries. There is also some seasonal menu, so it does not matter how often you visit there, you will find something new to try.
Falafel Brothers (Roppongi, Ebisu, Shibuya)
A small falafel shop that started in Roppongi, now has three locations: the original Roppongi spot, Ebisu, and Parco Shibuya. Along with the delicious falafel pita sandwiches and falafel bowls, you will be able to find here vegan gyoza, vegan pizza, even vegan burgers, and a great selection of cakes and other baked goods.
T’s Tantan (Tokyo Station)
Conveniently located in Tokyo station, it was one of the first places to offer Japanese ramen and gyoza in a vegan variation. All the dishes here are extremely delicious and reasonably priced. It is also possible to buy some prepacked monk meat and cup noodles here and enjoy it at home.
Great Lakes (Takadanobaba)
Opened just about a year ago this place offers great vegan hamburgers. It is almost hard to believe that this is not real meat. The cheese sauce is also recommended. You can come here alone or with friends and enjoy a glass of beer or other cocktails. Very tasty and easily accessible by the Yamanote line.
Nataraj (Ginza, Shibuya, Harajuku)
Last but certainly not least, Hatena cafe in Daikanyama. This small cafe in the fashionable area is a real gem. Here you can find some delicious vegan doughnuts and vegan doughnut burgers! Also, if you are lucky, you might come on a day when they have their vegan croissants and egg croissant sandwiches.
If you speak Japanese you can even DM them a day or a few before you are planning to go there and request what you want.
Amazing taste and amazing customer service! Just like in every other place mentioned in this article.
So if you hear that Tokyo is not friendly to vegans, keep in mind that this is nothing more a myth that was broken at least a few years ago. Today, with the amount of vegan options, the only problem you are going to have is deciding where to eat first.
Vegan bon appetite!