The Nature Shop KaRuNa

  • Health-food-store Health Store
    ( 4 reviews )

4-96 Nonami Tenpaku-ku (at Nonami), Nagoya, Japan

This shop stocks instant food, soya meat, veggie mayonnaise, cutlet-sandwich, etc. Open Mon 10:00am-6:00pm, Wed-Sun 10:00am-6:00pm.

4 Reviews

First Review by 6810

Vegan goodies to all over Japan!! - Edit

I buy from this store for amazing soy sausages, soy nuggets, soy hams and hamburgers to Osaka by mail.
Shipping free is you order
Ore than ¥10000 you can order with your family and friends and just put it in the freezer for your vegan lunch box to office or school!! Highly recommended!!

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Love this shop! - Edit

This is my go to place for vegan goods, and they have a lot of interesting products! You can grab a bento box, pack of ramen, ice cream, and plenty of fake meats for your own recipes. I come here pretty often since it's very close to my place, which I'm very grateful for! So glad this store exists!

Pros: location (for me anyway), tons of great products!

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ernestoche 29 Jan 2018 - Hey, does this place have vegan cheese?  

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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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