Friday, December 19, 2014

Vegetablian in Tokyo 15 - nic Organic Restaurant

-nic- is an organic restaurant near the station Yotsuya. Lunch is from 11:30 to 14:30 on weekdays and during that time you can get a lunch set which includes a little (but amazing) starter salad, a main dish and a tea or coffee (you can also ask for soymilk 'tonyu') for 980¥. It is definately worth the price, because it tastes all very fresh, organic and awesome!
The dishes change a little bit from week to week, but the four options always include two vegan ones marked with a green letter, here B and D.
I went there once before to buy a bento box. For a bento it really was great quality, too, but nothing compared to the lunch set *_* !

Can't wait to go back there and take L. who sadly couldn't join me for this...

yummy starter salad

lunch set B: rice, carrot, crunchy veggy things with a fruity dip and mashed potato



Bento Box



Address:
〒160-0008 Tokyo, Shinjuku, Saneicho, 19
大河ビル1階

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Vegetablian Tokyo 14 - Australian Cafe/ Restaurant in Asakusa

We coincidencely found an australian cafe/ restaurant walking around in Asakusa. They offer a few vegan dishes. We ate the Burmese Curry and the Veggie Green Curry for about 800¥. They were quite spicey and tasty. We came at night, so we didn't try, but apparently the coffe is very nice, too!
Its probably not worth to go to Asakusa only to go to this restaurant. But if you are in the area anyway and look for a nice meal you will probably not regret going there :) !



 


 




Address:
〒111-0035 Tokyo, Taito, Nishiasakusa, 3 Chome−2−12
グレースM 1F

Monday, December 8, 2014

Vegetablian Tokyo 13 - Mumbai Indian Restaurant

Mumbai is an indian restaurant near the station Yotsuya. If you go during lunch time you can get two vegetarian curries (daal and vegetable curry), a little salat and all-you-can-eat rice and naan (indian bread) for 1000¥!! It is really good and a lot! If you are a student you even get a lassi for free :) .









Address:
〒160-0004 Tokyo, Shinjuku, Yotsuya, 1 Chome−8−6


                   

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Vegetablian in Tokyo 12 - Tendon Tenya Tempura

Tendon Tenya is a franchise that sells a lot of different tempura dishes. The vegetarian one costs 580¥ and is served with rice, miso soup and tea. I am pretty sure that the miso soup contains fish stock, but the tembura dish is quite big, so even if you don't eat the soup it's still worth the price!!
We went to the restaurant in Harajuku, but there are many more around in Tokyo (like Ueno, Shinjuku, Ginza, Asakusa,...).






Location in Harajuku:

Tokyo, Shibuya, Jingumae, 
4-31 原宿TKビル1F

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Vegetablian in Tokyo 11 - Brown Rice Cafe Omotesando

The Brown Rice Cafe is located just off from Omotesando, inside the cosmetics shop Neals Yard.
They have a changing lunch menu, but the two times I went there was always, among others, some curry to chose. One lunch set costs around 1.600Yen, so its not really cheap, but for the amount of food and taste you get I definitely reccomend it. The dishes we ate the first time were a Tofu steak with vegetables and a curry set. The second time we had the soup meal and the steamed vegetables.



   
Curry set and tofu set
Basket steamed vegetable meal
 
Soup meal





                                             



Address:

Japan
〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya, Jingumae, 5 Chome−1-17


Vegetablian in Tokyo 10 - T's TanTan


I went to T's TanTan inside Tokyo Station on the "Keio Street" behind the ticket gates, so after you went in with your ticket. T's is a Ramen store which uses no ingredients from animals at all. They have different kinds of Ramen, including Soy Sauce Ramen and Tantanmen. I chose the Tantanmen and it tasted a bit of peanut and chilli: It was quite tasty! They also sell the soup stock they use in their Ramen in the store, so you can make your own Ramen at home. I bought the stock before and you can make nice Ramen with it.

Menu

Seasonal Menu: Miso Ramen

Tantanmen

Address:
T's たんたん 東京駅京葉ストリート店
Japan
〒100-0005 Tokyo, Chiyoda, Marunouchi, 1−9−1


Vegetablian in Tokyo 9 - Chabuton Vege Ramen

Chabuton is a Ramen chain-store with various shops in Japan and even a store in Singapore. Mainly Chabuton serves Tonkotsu-Ramen, meaning Ramen with Pork bone broth, but they have one Vegetarian dish: Vegetarian Spirulina (for 820Yen) and Vegetarian Gyoza (for 300 Yen). Both tasted very good, especially the Gyoza!

We went to the Shimokitazawa store and the Akihabara store, see pictures below.
 













Location Shimokitazawa:
Japan
〒155-0031 Tokyo, Setagaya, Kitazawa, 2 Chome−10−10



Location Akihabara:
Japan
〒101-0028
東京都千代田区神田花岡町1-1

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Vegetablian in Tokyo 8 - Tokyo Vegefood Festa 2014

Today we went to the Tokyo Vegefood Festa at Yoyogi Park. Since 2006 it takes place once a year in Tokyo sometime between September and November. There are many stalls that sell vegetarian/ vegan/ macrobiotic products, organic clothes, drinks, vegetables, fruits and more!
We went for indian food! While enjoying it we even got to see a J-Pop band performing on the small stage.
When you are in Tokyo while this festival takes place you should definately drop by!



spinach and chickpeas curries


a VW café

Vegetablian in Tokyo 7 - Chabara Akihabara

We went to a "Shojinryori" store in Akiharabra - Buddhist food not using any animal products and not using certain spices. You can either chose the small version with three different dishes and rice or the large one where you get a small portion of all the dishes they have. We took the large version and it was so yummy! It costs about 1500¥ and you get Miso Soup and rice as much as you like.
Definitely a recommendation!





Address
Japan 〒101-0022 東京都千代田区神田練塀町8-2

Vegetablian Tokyo 6 - Genki Sushi in Shibuya

Genki Sushi in Shibuya is a very delicious and cheap restaurant! Most things only cost 108¥ and taste very good. The amount of choice for vegetarians is not huge, but it's still enough to be happy!
On the pictures you get an idea about what you can eat. Additionally to that there are also vegetarian omelette onigiris and french fries!




You order the food on this little machine
egg
eggplant
Kappa Maki
corn with mayonaise
Kanpyo Maki

Inari
 Address:

24-8, 1F, Leisure Plaza Bld., Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 150-0042

Monday, November 24, 2014

Vegetablian in Tokyo 4 - Kick Back Cafe in Sengawa

Kick Back Cafe is a really nice restaurant/cafe near the station Sengawa on Keio Line. 
They offer different kinds of vegan main dishes, deserts and drinks. 
We tried the normal vegan Ramen, the soy cream Ramen, Gyoza and the vegan croquettes. All was really amazing!! 
Everything is homemade (even the drinks!) and the portions are big. So the prices, around 950¥ for main dishes and 500¥ for deserts and drinks, are very reasonable!

Not only the food, but also the atmosphere is really nice! The restaurant has a little stage, where the band of the owner and staff members regularly perform. :) 

Address: Tokyo, Chofu, Wakabacho, 2 Chome−11−1






Sunday, November 23, 2014

Vegetablian in Tokyo 3 - Udon at Marugame Seimen in Shimokitazawa

We ate "Tororo Shoyu Udon" (Udon with yam) and "Oroshi Shoyu Udon" (Udon with radish) at Marugameseimen in Shimokitazawa. Marugameseimen (丸亀製麺) is an Udon chain store, where you choose your Udon at the counter and can also buy some Tempura. The two Udon dishes we had are supposed to be eaten with soysauce - The soysauce is provided at the table and you need to put it on the noodles yourself. Unfortunately the soysauce contains Bonito-Stock, so we brought our own sauce. The shop is quite nice, because it is cheap and tastes good and there are Udon which come without soup (soup usually contains Bonito-stock...)!



Address:
Japan
〒155-0031 Tokyo, Setagaya, Kitazawa, 2 Chome−14−4