21 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
Kamimaedu 2-1-10, Naka-ku, Gion Bldg 2F, Nagoya, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese, Fast food, Bakery
Vegan food and coffee lounge opened Sept 2015.
209 Mukaida, Narumi-cho, Midori-ku, Nagoya, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese, Organic, Western, Bakery
Organic, natural food restaurant advertising "no milk, no egg, no white sugar." The owner previously had worked at a vegan cafe in the UK. Accepts custom order for cakes, too. Rustic interior with wooden furniture. Cafe by day, then after 6 pm is a Spanish bar. On Sunday is brunch and a small vegetable market.
3 Chome-23-38 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese, Organic
Cafe belonging to a fitness club. The 'LOVE' in name stands for local, organic, vegetable, eco-friendly. Does not use dairy, white sugar, or egg. Offers lunch sets from 11:30am followed by veggie burgers and rice bowls from approx. 3pm. Hours are very flexible - early visits recommended. Directions: take the subway to Fushimi, go out Exit 5 towards Shirakawa Koen, walk alongside the park with it on your right side, turn right at the first street after the stoplight, and the cafe will be on your left side in the second block.
Yubinbango 451-0031 Nagoya, Nishi-ku, Josai 2-chome, number 15 No. 13, Nagoya, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese, Macrobiotic
Macrobiotic cafe connected to a health food store. Feels like you're in someone's kitchen that's decorated with a Hawaiian touch. The Japanese set lunch costs around 1000 yen. Also offers desserts; try the chocolate cake. You can shop while you wait for your order. Address in Japanese: 〒451-0031 名古屋市西区城西2丁目15番地13号.
Iki iki Gaaden, Kawanayama Biru, 51-1 Kawanayama-machi, Showa-ku (at Takigawa-machi), Nagoya, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Japanese, Macrobiotic
A very small restaurant near Irinaka subway station on the Tsurumai line. You have two choices - lunch with dessert, or lunch without dessert. Guests are expected to remove shoes at the door, and only chopsticks are offered as utensil (no forks). Everything is written in Japanese, and the owner speaks only Japanese. Evening reservations for 4 or more people is possible (call). Directions: take Exit 1 and walk towards Seirei (Holy Spirit) Hospital, stay on the same side as the hospital, and restaurant is after Takigawamachi intersection, the restaurant name is written in kanji (自然庵).
1809 Yutakagaoka, Meito-ku, Nagoya, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Indian, Beer/Wine, Take-out
South Indian food menu that's vegan-friendly. Relaxed atmosphere with communal counter seating on the first floor and tables on the second. Offer dosas, rasam, uttapam, and has a vegetarian lunch with unlimited refills of rice, sambar, and chai.
Shinei 2-1-9 Flex bldg B2F, Nakaku, Nagoya, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Japanese, Macrobiotic, Beer/Wine
Night restaurant, full bar, lounge, and music venue. Dishes features lots of vegetables.
Chikusa Ward, Honyamacho, Nagoya, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Japanese, Western, Bakery
Restaurant and bakery at 4 Chome−74−1 小島ビル 2F, at northwest of Motoyama station, between Nakashima building and Wakayama Seikeigeka medical clinic. Has vegan muffins and scones.
2-1-2 Sanmon-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Japan
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Organic
Serves vegan Buddhist cuisine (Sho-jin Ryori) and is also a tea house. Offers vegan dishes and excludes five acrid and strong-smelling vegetables (Go-kun) including garlic. Free Wi-Fi.
Nakamura-ku, Mei-eki 4-3-25, Castle Plaza B1, Nagoya, Japan
Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Standard Japanese style North Indian menu with a selection of vegetarian dishes like spinach curry, chick pea curry, and others (likely uses ghee/clarified butter - vegans must ask). Lunch time vegetarian plate (two curries, sweet yoghurt, small salad starter, and hot/cold drink with naan or rice) costs approx. 1200 yen.
2 Chome-18-33 Nishiki, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Japan
Cuisine: Italian, Japanese, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Bar near Fushimi station. If you make a reservation at least 12 hours in advance, the chef prepares an all vegan course.
Naka Ward, Nishiki, 1 Chome-14-23, Nagoya, Japan
Cuisine: Lacto, Japanese, Western, Fusion, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Simple place on the 2nd floor, with view of Hori kawa (river), located a 5-minute walk from Fushimi station or 15-minute walk from Nagoya station. Owner's sister is vegan so he understands what vegan means and can speak some English. Could order tomato pasta and specify no cheese or order the sides that are vegan.
Nagoya-shi, Higashi-ku, Izumi, 1-9-14 Takaoka Residence 1F, Nagoya, Japan
Cuisine: Beer/Wine, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Veg suitable appetizers include hummus, falafel, aaalouk (babaganoush), and a few others. Ask your waitstaff for the vegetarian menu. Features belly dance shows Thur, Fri, Sat evenings from 8:30pm at 1000 yen/person; Wednesday's show is free. Directions: On the Sakura Dori line, get off at Takaoka station exit 1, walk north and turn left at the light Takaoka Kita, turn right at the next street (one way street), and Casablanca is the second building on left.
3-31 Oicho, Naka-ku (at Nagoya-shi), Nagoya, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, International, Take-out, Catering, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. All food is gluten free, dairy milk and egg free. Has a vegan/vegetarian menu. Serves vegetarian curry, a vegan sandwich, orange juice, a set which consists of rice or rice bread, salad, 2 kinds of deli, coffee/tea), a kid's plate and more. Has 27 kinds of allergen free curry/cream stew and a daily sweets menu (pumpkin pudding, gluten free granola parfait, etc. - vegans please inquire). Child friendly.
Chiyoda 5-21-6, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Japan
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Beer/Wine, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. 60+ years old pork cutlet restaurant with also a Chinese vegetarian menu. Veg choices include a few types of noodle soup (main dish), a few side salads, and deep fried vegetable protein dishes such as "chicken" balls or fried "shrimp" - ask if uses same fryer as meat. No English spoken, but staff understands "vegetarian" and "macrobiotic." Directions: from Tsurumai subway station exit 2, cross footbridge to the other side of the large road, and walk up, keeping the Family Mart and JR Tsurumai station to your right, turn up the first street to your left (a one-way street) and walk a short way. KiHarutei is a tall white building with the characters 気晴亭 on it.
6-7 Haruokatori, Chikusa, Nagoya, Japan
Cuisine: Ovo, Chinese, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Chinese restaurant near Fukiage station in Chikusa that has a veg menu with gyoza, ramen, chow mein (yakisoba), sweet and sour pork, fried rice. Uses soy meat. Ask for the "saishoku" or "veggie" menu. Note it's necessary to call at least 2 hours in advance, so kitchen could prepare the stock etc for vegetarians.
Higashi-ku, Higashisakura 1-14-12, Eastern bld 2f, Nagoya, Japan
Cuisine: Japanese, Bakery, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Rice bread bakery; making many vegan rice bread, some gluten-free rice bread. Offers lunch til 2:30pm.
La Chic 7F, 3-6-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Japan
Cuisine: International, Japanese, Organic, Buffet, Beer/Wine, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Buffet-style restaurant in the LaChic Building. Daily changing menu. Has veggie options. Food made from locally grown and fresh ingredients. Live music sometimes. Address in Japanese: 愛知県名古屋市中区栄3-6-1.
Minato-ku Kansei-cho 4-26, Nagoya, Japan
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Japanese, Western, Beer/Wine, Fusion, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options availble. Provides some vegan plates - ask. Near AEON Mall, at Aonami line Arakogawa Koen stop.
Sake 5-19-27, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Japanese, Macrobiotic, Organic, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Organic food place that also offers vegan, vegetarian, and macrobiotic food with no added MSG. Has Wi-Fi.
3-16-21 Shinsakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Japanese, Organic, Beer/Wine, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Cafe serving vegan lunch and sweets with one meat/fish choice. Need a reservation if after 7pm.
Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations
4-19 Shiotsuke-dori, Showa-ku, Nagoya, Japan
A health food store which sells tvp and soy products, beans, quinoa, nuts, dried fruit, tea, natural peanut butter, and vegan baked goods. Also has a cooking school teaching macrobiotic and natural baking. Sells eco-friendly goods as well.
358-1 Miyahigashi, Nagoya, Japan
Non-veg Middle-Eastern grocery store near Meidai University. Sells some vegan-suitable items not found elsewhere in Japan such as: tempeh, dates, figs, bulk nuts, dried bulk legumes, coconut oil, plus Mediterranean jams, preserves, canned hummus, frozen samosa, and even vegan wafer cookies from Brazil.
3-11-22 Sakae, Naka-ku , Nagoya, Japan
Small donut shop near Loft, Shirakawa Park, and Nagoya Science Museum. Sells vegan ice cream although the donuts contain milk and egg.
3-6-21 Marunouchi Naka-ku Nagoya Aichi (at Hisaya Odori), Nagoya, Japan
Organic grocery store with a cafe (not vegan). Sells a variety of items including soy and almond milk, natural soda and ginger beer, olive oil/coconut oil, and a few vegan snacks. Address in Japanese: 愛知県 名古屋市中区 丸の内 3-6-21 久屋鍛冶町ビル .
4-96 Nonami Tenpaku-ku (at Nonami), Nagoya, Japan
This shop stocks instant food, soya meat, veggie mayonnaise, cutlet-sandwich, etc.
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