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First Review by 6810

Only Vegetarian food store in town - Edit

It is the only food store I have found that has any vegetarian (mostly vegan) food. It has a wide selection, including lots of vegan or vegetarian frozen "meat" and gyoza, and some other types of health food, vitamins, etc.

To find it, go out Nonami (Sakuradori, "Red" line) exit no.2. Don't cross any streets. Walk North-East (face so that the UFJ Bank across the street is to your left) up Highway 59 for about 10 minutes or so. Karuna will be on your right. The sign has colourful circles on it.

Pros: A large selection of vegetarian food, Almost everything in the shop is vegetar

Cons: A bit far from downtown, a little expensive

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Great shop, bad location - Edit

Karuna has a great selection of vegetarian, vegan and macrobiotic treats. This store is also affiliated with the Taiwanese Buddhist temple nearby. I actually went to a vegetarian cooking retreat at the Buddhist sanctuary in Nakatsugawa, Gifu a few years ago.

Prices are fair and the selection is great. I'm a big fan of the mock Unagi (grilled eel) made from mashed tofu, lightly fried on a sheet of nori and seasoned with unagi style sweet soy sauce and sansho.

Only problem is, Karuna is quite a way from downtown Nagoya. A long train ride is required and then a hike up a long hill. If you go by car there are only two or three parking spaces. Be careful!

Pros: Fair prices, good selection, Take away bentos and sandwiches

Cons: Out of the way, Online shop shipping costs rather high

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