Tokyo’s first vegan convenience store opens in Asakusa – Totally Vegan Buzz

Tokyo’s first vegan convenience store opens in Asakusa

Tokyo's first vegan convenience store opens in Asakusa
Image: Kasey Furutani / Time Out Magazine

Tokyo’s first ever 100% vegan convenience store has launched in Asakusa to serve exclusive plant-based foods and merchandise.

Tokyo's first vegan convenience store opens in Asakusa
Image: Kasey Furutani / Time Out Magazine

Vegan Store opened its doors in Asakusa on December 3 becoming Tokyo’s first grocery store to cater to vegans, vegetarians and anyone looking to eat healthy and delicious plant-based food.

The convenience store is only a few minutes away from Tokyo’s most famous temple Senso-ji and minutes away from Tokyo’s express and subway stations.

Tokyo's first vegan convenience store opens in Asakusa
Image: Kasey Furutani / Time Out Magazine

The store promises to be a Mecca for vegan fare as it offers certified vegan-friendly and organic hot food, rice balls, vegan meats, non-dairy milk, cheese, and yogurt, gluten -free snacks, and self-care items.

It will also sell vegan versions of Japanese convenience store staples like Japanese style vegan curry roux, Vegan dashi, onigiri (stuffed rice balls), soy version of cream stew, or kara-age (fried chicken).

Vegan Restaurant

Vegan Store also houses a casual restaurant serving vegan and gluten-free dishes made from organic vegetables. The meals’ prices ranging from ¥500 to ¥3,000 (US$4.60-US$27.80) are affordable and easy on the pocket.

Tokyo's first vegan convenience store opens in Asakusa
Image: Kasey Furutani / Time Out Magazine

While veganism is rapidly gaining inroads in the food sector around the world, Japan is still new to the plant-based concept as its cuisine still relies heavily on fish, poultry and eggs.

However, with Tokyo hosting the Summer Olympics next year, Japanese lawmakers are deliberating on how to make food choices more vegan friendly.

Would you prefer to shop at exclusively vegan shops? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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