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Vegan and vegetarian food in Shizuoka: Locomani

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Locomani

Looking for vegan or vegetarian food in Shizuoka? Look no further!

Service: Very friendly although a bit shy!
Equipment: Great overall cleanliness. Excellent washroom
Prices: Reasonable
Strong points: Seasonal vegan menus. Healthy rice flour cakes. Mainly local products including a lot of organic vegetables
Completely non-smoking!

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Locomani

When Shigeyuki Aoshima (青島茂幸) (40) and his wife Hiroko (寛子) (38) opened Locomani in Takajo Machi, Shizuoka in June 2008 they were on a mission: create healthy food for all and mainly from regional products.
At first they served vegetarian and omnivorous meals, but later moved to vegetarian food only to finally offer exclusively vegan gastronomy last year.

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Locomani

Their restaurant/cafe is a very cozy place all wood and country decoration, a warm place to enjoy slow food at lunch or early dinner or a little haven for a quiet drink and a book or friend.

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Locomani

My favorite seat at the counter along the kitchen

Their menus are exclusively seasonal thanks to their many farmer friends and the mild climate of Shizuoka allowing for a steady supply all year round. Instead of lengthy explanations the following pictures I took over the years should give you a good idea of what you can enjoy there.

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Locomani

Vegetarian kuruma fun katsu/車ふんカツ lunch set. The katsu/cutlets are vegetarian and served with an apple and miso sauce.

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Locomani

Organic vegetables curry set, which is practically vegan as they use coconut milk

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Locomani

Vegan/vegetarian lunch set with a few intriguing ingredients

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Locomani

Boiled kabocha pumpkin and konyaku/elephant’s foot tuber jelly

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Locomani

Vegetable and tofu miso soup and 3-year old organic tea

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Locomani

Another Lunch set

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Locomani

Crunchy and juicy deep-fried vegetable Imperial rolls

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Locomani

Rice can be either plain white or genmai/whole. Try the combination of the two!

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Locomani

The whole concept is vegan, although the “soy bean meat” really looked, tasted and crunched like meat. Absolutely yummy!

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Locomani

Apple and walnuts pound cake made with rice flour for the finishing touch.

    
Name Locomani
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Address 420-0839 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajyo, 1-10-6
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420-0839 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajyo, 1-10-6
Opening Hours 11:30~20:30 (closed every Wednesday and one Monday)
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