Vegan Cakes in Tokyo

Vegan Cakes in Tokyo isn’t just about cakes but also includes all manner of sweet delights that we discovered during our trip to Tokyo. Yes there were vegan cakes but there were also vegan doughnuts, vegan buns, vegan parfaits and even a vegan tiramisu. We managed to enjoy an array of vegan sugary goodness whilst exploring Tokyo, the toughest thing was finding enough time to sample everything on our list, but we tried our hardest!

Wired BonBon

Even with the problems we encountered finding Wired BonBon which you can read more about in our Vegan Guide to Tokyo we still fell in love with the Cream de Cream Chocolate Mocha Banana Parfait that was on offer. We would even go as far as saying it was one of the most delicious vegan desserts we’ve ever had the pleasure of devouring. It was a sad day indeed when we left Tokyo without managing a return visit, if there’s one vegan dessert you should sample whilst in Tokyo it should be this beauty. We also ordered a Roasted Green Tea Soy Tiramisu which was very good but just not on the same level as the parfait, in fact we wish we’d just ordered 2 x parfait and not bothered with the tiramisu.

Tokyo Vegan Food from Wired BonBon 1
Tokyo Vegan Food from Wired BonBon 2

Good Town Doughnuts

The vegan doughnuts at Good Town Doughnuts were perfect. We believe they were everything that a doughnut should be, light and fluffy and drowned in a selection of sweet, sugary and fruity toppings that certainly hit the spot. Their slogan asks the question, “Doughnuts, is there anything they can’t do?” and having sampled the goods we’d have to say no. If you’ve got a sweet tooth this is a must visit location in Tokyo.

GoodTown Doughnuts in Tokyo
Tokyo Vegan Food from The Little Bakery 2

Brown Sugar 1st & The Little Bakery Tokyo

Brown Sugar 1st sells a selection of vegan cup cakes and also vegan ice cream and cookies, it’s a cute little cafe and the cupcakes were ok but if we’re honest they looked better than they tasted as they were a little dry which was a shame. Later that day, we made up for our disappointment by heading to The Little Bakery Tokyo which is next door to Good Town Doughnuts and along with the tasty vegan cinnamon swirls on offer they sell their neighbours doughnuts, so we had another of the doughnut delights covered in rich and delicious chocolate sauce. We love doughnuts.

Tokyo Vegan Food from Brown Sugar 1st 2
Tokyo Vegan Food from The Little Bakery 1

Pierre Gagnaire & Rice Balls from 7-11

We love the juxtaposition of our next two sweet treats and this is in line with our style of vegan travel, we enjoy spending time in vegan friendly luxury hotels and resorts and we are also more than happy to stay in a simple beach hut or airbnb, variety is the spice of life so they say. During our time exploring Vegan Fine Dining in Tokyo we dined at Pierre Gagnaire Tokyo which boasts 2 Michelin stars, our dessert was a selection of intricate and delicate creations that were the perfect end to a perfect meal as featured in our review of ANA InterContinental Tokyo. At the other end of our vegan dining experiences in Tokyo were the simple yet satisfying, sweet yet salty rice balls that were available at 7-11. Cheap, cheerful and the perfect way to sustain ourselves in between meals whilst exploring Tokyo.

Pierre Gagnaire Tokyo vegan food 6

Sampuru AKA Fake Food

OK we’ve got a confession, these cakes below are not vegan, in fact they’re not even cakes, they are Sampuru AKA Fake Food which are created by fake food making wizards in Kappabashi Street and used by restaurants to advertise their food. Made from plastic, wax or resin the best examples cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars and are much sought after all over Japan. So we didn’t eat them but they looked pretty cool and we wanted to tell you a little bit about Sampuru.

Sampuru in Tokyo 1
Sampuru in Tokyo 2

The best Vegan Cakes in Tokyo were the parfaits from Wired BonBon closely followed by the doughnuts at Good Town Doughnuts. Our lives will not be complete unless we have the chance to return to Tokyo and visit both of thes locations at least one more time. Read all about our vegan travel adventure to Tokyo in our Vegan Guide to Tokyo and feel free to get in touch if there are any vegan cakes in Tokyo that we need to check out next time we’re in town?

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  1. Nina January 26, 2019 at 9:31 am - Reply

    Oh my god, I loved the matcha tiramisu at wired bonbon! I have to try good town doughnuts next time. What I can totally recommend are the tiramisu and French toast at ain soph ripple (even though that’s technically not cake …)

    • Vegan Food Quest January 28, 2019 at 2:32 am - Reply

      Hi Nina
      Someone else told us about the French Toast but we literally ran out of eating opportunities during our time in Tokyo, there were sooo many options!!! Good Town Doughnuts was amazing, we went back 3 times (it was closed once sadly…)

  2. Lise November 23, 2019 at 3:50 am - Reply

    Next time if you go through Haneda airport, HealthyTOKYO Cafe & Shop have amazing cakes!
    My favorite one is the melty chocolate cake, I’d even dare to say it’s the best I’ve had in my life.
    They also have a very good carrot cake, a cheesecake, and many different kinds of muffins.

    HealthyTOKYO Cafe & Shop is all vegan and outside the security zone so you don’t need to check in to get there.

    • Vegan Food Quest November 26, 2019 at 2:16 am - Reply

      thank you for this, we always like new ideas! we will be sure to visit next time one of our team flies through Haneda!

  3. Rosana Rodriguez September 17, 2020 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    Such a variety of vegan cakes in Tokyo, everything looks perfect and delicious. Thanks for Vegan Guide to Tokyo.

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