Sep 10, 2009


Great news for vegetarians!

My yoga mate Chii-chan and her friends made a map of vegetarian restaurants and cafes in the Kamakura area.

A Kamakura resident herself, Chii-chan shared the following infomation with us.

Kamakura is where "shojin ryori" (Japanese vegetarian cooking) originated, and even today,the people seem to be very conscious about food.

With Yotchan (who is an ayurveda therapist) as the leader, we set out to create a map that would help vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike enjoy the cafes in Kamakura.

Volume 1 completed in Dec. 2008 ...

and this is the new Vol. 2 !

The map offers English translation, and its FREE!!
You can find them in the Tourist Information Center at Kamakura Station and the respective restaurant/cafes.

All of the places that listed are really great places, and non-vegetarians should find them enjoyable too ヽ(^-^ )/

This is the cold pasta set served in one of the cafes listed on the map, "Cafe Life Force".

Whole grain pasta with lots of raw vegetables, miso soup, and a rare pink potato and capers dressed with sauce, and the fresh salad is topped with millet and red onion dressing.
The bamboo chopsticks from the shop "Torado" are the elegant and the perfect size to hold, and the chopsticks holder made of coral is unique too.
Cafe Life Force" is a cafe located on Yuigahama Odori, and is a delicious place to dine for macrobians and non-macrobians alike.

I especially recommend their lunches!

Thanks Chii-chan! I hope to visit Kamakura again soonヽ(^-^ )/


Anonymous said...

Hi flowerbossa,

Thanks for sharing such great info.
I have to go to Tourist Information Center soon. Btw my family sometimes use coral chopsticks holder which I broght back from Hateruma Island (the southernmost island with habitants).

As for macrobiotic, I had 'macrobi lunch' by Madonna's ex-chef at Penninsula Hotel the other day and found it very traditional Japanese menu.
Macrobians, vegetarians, organic food lovers ... how are they different?

cloud nine

gosijo said...

Hi flowerbossa,

I hope I can make it to Kamakura during my Japanese visit and try the vegetarian cooking, which I greatly enjoy even if I'm not a vegetarian.

Thanks for the tip on these maps!

flowerbossa said...

Hi gosijo,

I like meat as well, but I do enjoy vegetarian cooking! I'm really looking forward to cheking out the places my friend recommends.

I hope you can squeeze in Kamakura during your stay here though I know you will be super busy!


flowerbossa said...

Hi cloud nine,

I thought this pamphlet would be useful for you!

Satovic said that she thought it was great too, because she rarely finds this kind of consolidated info.

yes, the different types of diet is quiet confusing...

My friend Chii-chan is recently practicing "raw foodism"...
She is even attending a school to become a specialist, and went California recently.

From the lessons I learned in Satovic's ayurveda course, it seems that you usually can't go wrong if you stick to your own local diet customs, and also enjoy what is available during that season^^/

Which brings to mind that there are so many yummy things in autumn~winter!


p.s. sorry unni, I made a mistake in my previous comment to you, so I reposted it!