Vegan Options at Seijo Ishii
Seijo-ishii is, simply put, luxury grocery heaven. Every item is carefully curated so that only the most well-packaged, beautiful products survive the filtration process.
It started as a small store in 1927 in Tokyo’s affluent Setagaya-ward, and remained as a single store until 1997 when a second location opened up in Ebisu Station. Since then, it has grown into a large company with locations across the country.
Although it is admittedly expensive— you can easily spend ¥3000 on just a handful of items– it is so much fun to shop here! There are always new products to try, and you don’t have to worry about whether they will be delicious.
To save you time reading the ingredients label of each individual product, we have listed out the best vegan products that can be found at most of their locations in Tokyo.
What To Buy At Seijo Ishii
You can find a variety of sweet snacks, both healthy and not-so healthy. There is usually a large selection of chocolate bars to choose from, most of which are fair trade. I also love checking out which cookies or biscuits they have in stock, as they tend to differ at each location.
From potato chips to Japanese rice crackers, there are tons of amazing savory snacks to choose from. There is usually one wall dedicate to imported potato chips, pretzels, and healthy high-protein chips that I love to explore. Besides that, there is always a ton of nuts and hors d’oeuvre type of snacks to choose from.
Nuts & Little Bites
Again, not the cheapest products, but Seijo Ishii often carries certain brands not found at normal Japanese grocery stores.
You can find large bottles of maple syrup, various types of pickles, even vegan nutella! I’ve also found the pricing for Marie Sharp’s hot sauce to be one of the best in the city.
The beverage selection at Seijo Ishii is unmatched when it comes to variety and uniqueness. There are tons of healthy fruit juices, smoothies, kombucha, milk alternatives, and craft beer. They also carry a wide selection of wine, if you are more into the fermented grape variety.
Fresh Fruit Juice
Thanks for reading and let me know if I’ve missed any of your favorite products in the comments!