Top 10 Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants
Even curious carnivores should agree that the tasty vegan options available at these restaurants would please even the most discerning palate. From breakfast to brunch, dinner to late-night snacking, and every meat-free meal in-between, we're sure that you'll find the very best veggie dining experiences using our Top 10 list as your guide.
Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese
Small Japanese-style natural food restaurant at 〒530-0036 大阪府大阪市北区 与力町２−１０ 東寺町ビル. Fully vegan and gluten-free. Menu includes ramen, gyoza, lunch sets, veggie balls, rice noodle dishes, and sweets. No English is spoken but menu is in both Japanese and English. Check Facebook page for confirmed holidays. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead.
3-4-1 Kitakyuhojimachi, Chuo-ku (at Honmachi), Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese, Organic
Small vegan restaurant using mostly organic and local ingredients. Some English spoken. English and Chinese menus available as well as Japanese. Lunch menu (11:30-last order 2pm) offers 3 options: Japanese curry, daily seasonal plate lunch, tomato sauce risotto. Sweets (all day) include chocolate mousse cake and strawberry cheesecake. Drinks include coffee, tea, soy chai, hot chocolate, and smoothies. Dinner menu (6-9pm) similar to lunch but also includes quiche. Nearest to Hommachi subway station. Address in Japanese: 大阪府大阪市中央区北久宝寺町3-4-1. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead.
1-9-9 Shinmachi, Nishiku (at downtown), Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese
Vegan food restaurant in downtown Osaka, close to Shinsaibashi, Yotsubashi, and Hommachi subway stations. Open for dinner 7 days a week, and for lunch 5 days a week. Some special full holiday days are taken every month, posted on their Facebook page. Address in Japanese: 〒550-0013 大阪府 大阪市 西区 新町 1丁目 9-9. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead.
Osaka-shi, Chuo-ku, Kitakyuhoji-machi 4-2-2, Room 503 (at Hommachi area), Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Lacto, Pizza, Italian, Western
One of Osaka's oldest vegan-friendly restaurants. Offers a daily lunch set plus pasta, pizza, salad, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and dessert. Can choose between dairy or non-dairy cheese and milk. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead.
Osaka-fu, Mino-shi, Mino 6-2-18, Minoh, Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, Organic
Vegan cafe around the corner from Minoh station, close to Minoh Park. Uses local organic produce when possible. Serves at least 3 main options for lunch plus various desserts and drinks. Hosts exhibitions in the upstairs gallery (Mikali Gallery). Next door is a big shop selling organic merchandise such as linen clothing. One parking space available. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead.
Kurasho Bldg, B1. 1-3-7, Kitahorie, Nishi-ku, Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian
Vegetarian Indian food menu offering dishes like soy meat tikka, eggplant keema curry with minced gluten meat, and tikka with soy ham. Almost all dishes can be made vegan. Location is in Yotsubashi at 大阪府大阪市西区北堀江1-3-7 倉商ビルB1, Yotsubashi station exit 6. Uses no onion or garlic (不含五辛). This restaurant is a NPO running an orphanage and school in Bihar, India so you can donate by eating here. Has menu in Chinese. Also sells natural cosmetics and toothpaste from India. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead.
Osaka-shi, Minato-ku, Chikukou 3-10-7, Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Japanese, Buffet, Honey, Non-veg
Uses fish stock, vegan options available. All-you-can-eat buffet where you pay after the meal (separate cost for coffee and juice). Milk, cheese, honey, and fish stock are used in some dishes, including some complimentary desserts. Staff do not speak English but most understand "vegan" and can assist with food choices. Directions: near Tempozan pier and Osaka Aquarium, the restaurant is directly opposite the ferris wheel. English sign on front awning saying "Greens Vegetarian Dishes.". Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead.
1-10-14 Nakazaki, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: International, Japanese, Organic, Honey, Korean
At 大阪市北区中崎町. 16 seat resto and small shop. Not 100% vegan (e.g. honey is on the menu). Located 1 min from subway Tanimachi line Nakazakicho station, exit number 1 or 2, next to the bakery. International dishes including some with mock meat. Uses organic ingredients. Menu items are accompanied by photos. Menu also in Chinese & English. At lunch time, lunch box or burgers only. Navigate using GPS to a perfect map marker used in HappyCow. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead.
2-1-24 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuoku, Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese, Western, Beer/Wine, Bakery
Vegetarian cafe turned vegan in 2014. The lunch menu consists of a few set meals plus baked goods and espresso drinks. Menu includes bagel with hummus, risotto, salad, curry, soup, and vegan cakes. Emphasis is slow food using local produce. Quiet for the noisy Shinsaibashi area, on a side street off of the main drag. Cafe is located on the second floor, above a shop currently under renovation. Last orders 9:30pm. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead.
1-15-33, Nakatsu, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese, Organic, Raw, Western, Fusion
Vegan raw food cafe, moved here in 2014. Offers lunch set, has raw cake. Last order taken 1 hour before closing. Gluten-free options. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead.
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