One of the biggest pain points of being vegan in Japan is the lack of coffee shops with alternative milk options. You could walk into the hippest, trendiest-looking coffee shop with a name like “Onibus Coffee,” thinking it must have
Pizza nuts welcome here! A little secret, I am a tiny bit of a pizza fiend. It is a running joke in my family about who eats pizza more often in a week since we all are kind of obsessed
Nakameguro is a trendy neighborhood just next to swanky Daikanyama. It’s a great place to just take a stroll, either along the Meguro River or through its small streets lined with cafes & shops. I always feel a bit of imposter syndrome when I go, pretending that I’m much more sophisticated and fancy than I really am. It is also home to some of my favorite places to eat in the city. Below are my top 3 (in no particular order).
1. T's Tan Tan (Tokyo Station, Ueno Station, Narita Airport)T's is your go-to, staple vegan food here in Tokyo. It is very popular, and rightfully so. T's provides reasonably priced vegan ramen, allowing you to try traditional Japanese food without any animal products. The vegan gyoza are delicious and crispy. They are smaller than most gyoza you will find and have a thinner, crispier shell. The gyoza contain veggies and soy meat and definitely tops the lists as a fan favorite.
Tokyo Vegan Restaurant of the Month: Olu Olu Cafe
People often ask me what some of my go-to restaurants are here in Tokyo. Not only tourists but locals are curious as to where they can find delicious vegan food that will not break the bank. Ever since I started going to Olu Olu Cafe two years ago, I have whole-heartedly been recommending it to anyone and everyone.