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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?