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Author:  queenofpainting [ Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:19 pm ]
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Mint chocolate chip Oreo ice cream. Based off the Vegan Scoop recipe but with a can of coconut milk and some extra water and soy milk.

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A layered chocolate dessert from Simple Modern Patisserie, a macrobiotic gourmet place just outside of Tokyo. I enjoyed this. Also pictured are a free madeleine and almond biscotti given to me when I told the pastry chef (?) it was my birthday.

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A pastry shell filled with sweet almonds. It looked pretty but was super dry, as is the case with most of the macrobiotic vegan sweets I tried in Tokyo. Also from Simple Modern Patisserie, not pictured, was a slice of strawberry shortcake, which was basically oily cream, some slices of strawberry, and a flavor that weirdly reminded me of Dr. Pepper.

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Sweet cranberry doughnut from Eat More Greens. SO GOOD!!!! The cranberry wasn't tart at all and the dough clearly involved yeast and possibly was fried, so no dry cake doughnuts here. I took several trips back to EMG to check back for more of these bad boys. They're about a 10-minute walk from Roppongi Hills. Not entirely vegan, but very vegan friendly and highly recommended.

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Strawberry cheesecake from Loving Hut. Yum! This place is tiny but they're worth visiting. The staff spoke English and everything to my knowledge was vegan. The prices are reasonable as well.

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An array of more sweets from Eat More Greens. Can you tell I was really excited to find this place? The giant pink thing is basically the same recipe as the previously pictured cranberry doughnut but in the form of a cinnamon roll, obviously minus the cinnamon. Also pictured is a standard, okay slice of chocolate cake with beany soy cream and a—surprise!—incredibly dry oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. I tried some other sweets from there, like a black sesame biscotti-type thing (mmm!) and a rather good slice of apple pie. This is probably my favorite vegetarian restaurant in Tokyo.

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Messy southwestern-style meaty sandwich from Pure Cafe. Their savory dishes are hit or miss for me, but I liked this and also some breaded, fried tempeh with homemade ketchup. I also got a cinnamon almond scone which was dry and on another occasion a lemon poppyseed muffin which had a delicious glaze but, yes, a dry texture. I don't get the dryness of macrobiotic vegan food in Japan, but spending just a couple weeks there made me crave anything sweet, so I didn't even care that much then.

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Author:  PonyPal [ Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:29 pm ]
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NOM. Also, Toyko= MeJealous.

Author:  lutin [ Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:50 pm ]
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beautiful!

Author:  eatsbabies [ Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:22 pm ]
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So much deliciousness that I don't know what to comment on. That fancy chocolate dessert is intriguing (and vegan madeleines, cool!).

Author:  vijita [ Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:37 pm ]
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Yum! I loved Pure Cafe. And I think it's cute that you have one savoury item in all of those imagines. :)

Author:  dakini [ Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:31 pm ]
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what a fun selection! happy to hear that there are delicious vegan options in tokyo.

Author:  inmypies [ Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:25 am ]
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That ice cream is right up my alley. mmm.

Author:  birdsonawire [ Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:10 pm ]
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I totally hear you about a lot of the macrobiotic desserts being on the dry side (I had quite a few when I lived there). Sad because they're so pretty, but then so disappointing when you dig into them and everything just crumbles! I don't know if this restaurant is still there, but I had the most amazing vegan desserts at a place called Chaya on the top floor of the Isetan in Shinjuku. The restaurant itself isn't vegan, but almost all of their desserts are. Plus they had the most amazing bread.

ETA: Yes! It totally still exists. I did some digging around online and found their website.

Author:  dragonssister [ Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:58 pm ]
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We have had such bad luck searching for resteraunts in Tokyo. Half of the time they are not there anymore it is so frustrating. The last place we tried to go to (last month) was completely demolished and they were building something else there we looked for it for like 30 minutes then we had to find someone to try and help us (which of course we did, the Japanese are extremely helpful) and he led us to a non-existant building. This happens to us about 50%+ of the time we have tried to find a resteraunt either on Happy Cow or "Vegan Guide to Japan". I have not been to any of the ones listed here except for Loving Hut. We went during lunch time and had the bento.

I think I will try Pure Cafe after seeing your post.

I usually go to Brown Rice Cafe in Shibuya when I visit Tokyo because it is convenient to the Crayon House which has an organic food store in the basement level which sells vegan sausage/jerky, tempeh, and other vegetarian foods. As well as having a large toystore with a nursing room in it upstairs.

I'm curious to see what else you find in Japan.

Author:  queenofpainting [ Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:51 am ]
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I was actually in Tokyo last summer for a few weeks. It was nice basically being able to walk to all the veggie restaurants I wanted to visit. I didn't go to Brown Rice Cafe or Crayon House even though they were on my list because I was so low on money! But now I regret it knowing they sold stuff like vegan sausage there.

I think I remember looking at Chaya's website before, but I never went. Next time I go to Tokyo I'm definitely going to more restaurants.

Author:  pistachiorose [ Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:58 am ]
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Great pics!

Yeah, I've found the pastry-type macrobiotic sweets to be pretty disappointing. I've pretty much given up on them and just go for the creamy-looking ones instead.

Not that this is the vegan Tokyo thread, but:

Chaya still exists! I'm drinking tea that I bought there right now.

I used to love Cafe Eight (connected with Pure Cafe) but it unfortunately is no more. So sad. Aelle and I went there a few months ago (coincidentally) just in time for the closing party.

I'd also recommend Hanada Rosso (in Harajuku) to anyone, they have delicious macrobiotic lunches at a reasonable price. Beware the coffee with soy milk though, it always curdles for some reason. They also have delicious parfaits!

I love love love Brown Rice Cafe. It's a bit pricy though.

After reading this thread, I guess I've got to check out Crayon House and Eat More Greens!

There's also a vegan ice cream shop and vegan muffin shop in Midorigaoka that haven't been to yet, but I'll go soon and report back.
http://mihane.jp/
http://www.nanayoubi.com/
The muffin shop isn't open at the moment, but I've been told it's only temporary. I hope so, anyway!

More of you ppkers need to come to Tokyo!

Author:  butterbobbin [ Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:37 am ]
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That ice cream looks heavenly.

Author:  Maggie Muggins [ Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:27 am ]
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I so need to get myself an ice cream maker.
So much deliciousness!

Author:  nickvicious [ Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:53 am ]
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I'll take the sandwich! I'm a sucker for hand helds.

Author:  thisheregiraffe [ Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:05 pm ]
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vegan madeleine?! /swoon/ Also, I'm curious about the cranberry roll.

Author:  queenofpainting [ Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:09 pm ]
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pistachiorose wrote:
There's also a vegan ice cream shop and vegan muffin shop in Midorigaoka that haven't been to yet, but I'll go soon and report back.
http://mihane.jp/
http://www.nanayoubi.com/
The muffin shop isn't open at the moment, but I've been told it's only temporary. I hope so, anyway!

I love that these places exist! The muffins look so pretty.

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