Whereas "my" old local supermarkets in Europe now have Vegan isles,

markers in the shelves and HUGE selections of plant based alternatives,

Japan can be a bit more tricky - especially outside of Tokyo.

But honestly, it turns every shopping trip into a mini-adventure:

Always on the search for -accidentally- Vegan-friendly products!     

❤️   NOTE ❤️

*Labels:

Japan's food labeling laws are very lenient (they will fortunately become a bit more strict in 2020!), so next to the unspecified "aromas" and "flavorings", some products may contain e.g. katsuo bonito, without this being mentioned on the label.    

**Sugar:

Like in the USA, a lot of processed white sugar is still made with bone char. Which per definition makes a lot of products not-vegan.

 

***Accessible:

With this blog I want to make it easier for vegans traveling to Japan or people who are transitioning to a (more) vegan lifestyle. Japan can be a challenge, especially in the countryside. Although topics like palm oil, waste free and health (processed/sugar/additives) are very important, I will keep this blog easy accessible and will share food which' ingredients are vegan, to the best of my knowledge.   

 

I will always mention if I am not 100% about something being completely vegan, and will edit or remove items if I learn they are not.