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The Vegan Boom is Landing to Japan!

The current vegan trend is not only about vegetables if you were thinking so, but now it improves to be available in much more food options that even non-vegans can enjoy without knowing it vegan!

Food Diversity was receiving plenty of inquiries about vegan cakes which we would like to introduce to you today!

What is Vegan Cake?

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Vegan cake refers to the cake that is made with plant-based ingredients only, without eggs, dairy products, white sugar, or honey. It is attracting attention in response to the recent rise in health and environmental awareness.

Hal Okada

Chocolate Roll Cake  (¥3,024). Credit to GOOD EAT CLUB

Hal Okada serves 100% plant-based cakes set up in a quiet alley in Hiroo, Tokyo, just a quick walk from the Hiroo shopping arcade. We can’t hide our surprise at how rich and moist the cake is!

■ 1F, 5-4-18 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
■Close in every Wednesday


Vegan pancake (¥1,860). Credit to AIN SOPH. Ginza.

AIN SOPH is a vegan cake shop set up in 4 areas within Japan; Ginza, Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, and Kyoto. The shop’s most popular item is the vegan pancake that is surprisingly soft and moist, enriched with the aroma of plant-based cheese!


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■ 4-12-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
■11:30 – 15:00 / 17:30 – 20:00 (L.O. 19:00)


Rainbow cake (¥880). Credit to Shochikuen.

The shop that sets up in Asakusa and Mikawashima comes with the concept of Taiwanese vegetarian cuisine. Their most popular rainbow cake was boomed after get covered by the Japanese popular TV program “Hirunandesu” and magazine Veggy. On top of that, they also offer no less popular tapioca milk tea with vegan cheese cream and handmade buns.


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■2-7-6 Nishi-Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
■11:00 – 20:00 (Open until 15:00 on Wednesday and Thursday)


Mocchiri (chewy) Fruits Pancake  (¥1,360). Credit to KOMEDA IS.

“KOMEDA is” is a plant-based cafe developed and managed by popular Japan’s coffee shop chain “Komeda Coffee”. Their Kome Pancake, which is a blend of rice flour, is one of the must-try items with a nice sweetness that is surprisingly gentle, perfect for your break time!

Besides, you can also enjoy their noteworthy menu, Shiro Noir which has a perfect balance of hot Danish pastry and cold soy milk ice cream.

■1-13-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
■7:00 – 23:00

See Also

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Chaya Macrobiotics ISETAN Shinjuku

Strawberry Chocolate Decoration Cake (¥3,996). Credit to Chaya Macrobiotics.

Chaya Macrobiotics is one of the inventors of the macrobiotic restaurants with 4 stores in Tokyo, which comes with the concept of “Health & Beauty”. The shop offers macrobiotic cakes without wheat, eggs, dairy products, or white sugar, but are particular about ingredients such as rice flour, organic soymilk, and granulated sugar. Available for an order of whole cakes.

■ Shinjuku ISETAN honkan 7F, 3-14-1 Shinjuku, Tokyo
■11:00 – 21:15

Parlor 8ablish

Pistachio and Lemon Gugelhupf (¥4,104). Credit to Parlor 8ablish.

In 2020, 8ablish changed its business type from restaurant to a parlor, offers a variety of vegan and gluten-free cakes. Their Gugelhupf is baked by mixing jam with the whole lemon in a bright green pistachio dough that brings a rich taste of pistachio flavor accented with the refreshing scent of lemon zest.


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■ 2F, 5-10-17 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
■10:00 – 18:00

Please have a visit and enjoy vegan-friendly cakes in Tokyo!

See Also

Vegan Bakery On The Rise! Vegan Bakery Shop “Kamogawa Bakery” Open in Kyoto!