Vegan in Japan: 4 Veg-Friendly Eateries in Fukuoka

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Vegan in Japan: 4 Veg-Friendly Eateries in Fukuoka

In the first part of this series, I introduced some fantastic vegan-friendly restaurants in Okinawa. This time we’re heading to Kyushu for the next stop on our plant-based tour of Japan: Fukuoka. Better known for its yatai (open-air food stands) than its vegan scene, Fukuoka’s veggie offerings might seem limited at first. However, if you look beneath the surface you might be pleasantly surprised by what’s available.

Here are four notable places to get you going.

1. Lily Valley

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Lily Valley

This delightful café is sure to capture your attention right from the start with its amazing display of cookies and muffins just inside the door. Before you get carried away with the sweets though, do check out their savory options as well, as they have a great selection of delicious lunch sets on offer. Its peaceful atmosphere and small size make Lily Valley a fabulous choice for a relaxing meal while you’re out and about in the hustle and bustle of Fukuoka. Alternatively, you can pop in to get some sweet treats to take away with you.

Although Lily is completely vegetarian, be aware that not all of the dishes are vegan. The menu is only available in Japanese, however the word “vegan” is written in English next to all the vegan-friendly items. This means you shouldn’t have any difficulty figuring out what you can eat, but if you do have any questions, the staff are always happy to help.

  • Location: Near Akasaka Station
  • Address: 1F Prima Akasaka, 1-18-25 Akasaka, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
  • Tel: 092-791-1619
  • Opening hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (6 p.m. on Saturdays); Lunch 11.30 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed on Sundays.
  • Map

2. Rota Café

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Rota Cafe

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