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Shimokitazawa, a Foodie’s Paradise only 7 Minutes from Shinjuku

Jul 24, 2018

Shimokitazawa is only a 7 minute train ride from Shinjuku. It is an area filled with vintage clothing stores, theaters, concert halls and other hot spots. However, it is also the perfect spot for foodies who want to walk and explore the town while eating delicious snacks along the way. In this article, we would like to introduce you to several shops where you can get your food to go!

Try Hot and Crispy Curry Bread at Tenmaya!

Tenmaya offers four types of curry bread – beef, butter chicken, soft-boiled egg and cheese – all of which are 250 yen each. We tried the cheese curry bread for this article and its mild flavor was absolutely perfect.

Address: 2-12-12 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo-to
Telephone Number: 03-5787-6810
Hours of Operation: 11:00AM-10:30PM

Who cares about Calories? Try the Crème Brulee Crepe at Southern Hills Café!

For those who love sweets, being able to have both a crème brûlée and a crepe in the same treat is a dream come true! This sweet dessert is especially popular with young women. We tried the Apple Cinnamon Crème Brûlée crepe, and we were extremely pleased with its fragrance and sweetness.
Address: 2-3-6 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo-to
Telephone Number: 03-6804-0134
Hours of Operation: 11:30AM-11:00PM (Last Order 10:30PM)

Try a Cute Swiss Roll at Patisserie Kozu!

When locals think of cake in Shimokitazawa, they think of Patisserie Kozu, an extremely popular shop in the area. Their cakes are so cute, and are very rich as well. Although their most popular cake is the Strawberry Swiss Roll, we want to recommend the Fruit Swiss Roll. The cream used for the filling is mixed with fresh fruits such as strawberries, pineapples, kiwis and bananas, and the icing used for the outer layer has a mild pineapple flavor to it.

Address: 5-8-18 Daizawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo-to
Telephone Number: 03-6796-2455
Hours of Operation: 10:30AM-9:30PM, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 10:30AM-10:30PM
Closed: Tuesdays

Flipper’s, a Popular Shop Where You Can Get Crunchy Pancake Pie to Go!

The line to get into Flipper’s is always very long. However, you can get their famous Pancake Pie to go! You must try this heavenly combination of crispy and crunchy.
Address: 2-26-20 1F Kitazawa. Setagaya-ku, Tokyo-to
Telephone Number: 03-5738-2141
Hours of Operation: 11:00AM-8:00PM (Last Order 7:30PM)
Closed: Irregular Holidays

Captain’s Donut, a Shop that Supports High School Baseball!

The donuts and soft-serve ice cream served here are made with soy milk and soy pulp are healthy and delicious. The donuts are usually 180 yen each, though you can get a discount if you are a student (high-school student or younger - 160 yen each) or are a member of a high school baseball team (discount available during the spring or fall Koushien baseball tournament for students who are members of their school baseball team - 150 yen).

Address: 2-7-5 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo-to
Telephone Number: 03-6407-9691
Hours of Operation: 10:00AM-1:00AM
Open Everyday

Get a 180 yen Coffee to Go at Bookends Coffee Service

This stylish coffee stand is popular with tourists from overseas, as you can get authentic coffee at a great price. This is a great spot to take a break on your foodie tour!

Address: 2-11-17 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo-to
Telephone Number: 03-3411-8885
Hours of Operation: 11:00AM-9:00PM

Shimokitazawa is a very trendy area, so if you want to know what's popular in Tokyo, you absolutely must check it out!