Written by Jasmine O
Paprika Shokudo, Osaka: Take A Break With Vegan Food
Wondering where to eat vegan food in Osaka? Paprika Shokudo Vegan is a plant-based restaurant near Shinsaibashi and popular Osaka attractions, offering delicious and nourishing options for all. Relax and savor Japanese meal sets, pizza, and soy ice cream parfaits at this stylish restaurant.
Flavorful and Nutritious Vegan Food at Osaka's Paprika Shokudo
Osaka's Shinsaibashi area is known for its lively shopping streets and proximity to great restaurants offering local food. The bustle of the area, however, can be overwhelming. For those looking to relax their mind and body, Paprika Shokudo Vegan (Paprika Shokudo), an eatery off the main street with colorful and delicious vegan dishes, is a convenient and satisfying choice.
Read more to learn about the tasty menu at this vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurant in the heart of Osaka and why it is a must-visit for all visiting the lively western Japanese city.
Healthy Plant-Based Meals near Shinsaibashi
Paprika Shokudo was established in 2013 with the mission of providing nutritious plant-based food in Osaka. The owner, Mr. Nakai, started his vegan lifestyle for health reasons and wanted to create a place where others could do the same. As such, diners can enjoy nutritious, flavorful food at Paprika Shokudo that will leave them feeling better than before their meal.
Located on a quiet side street just across the road from the popular Shinsaibashi area, Paprika Shokudo provides relaxing refuge to those exploring the city. Just a few minutes away from Shinsaibashi and Yotsubashi stations, it is easy to get to the restaurant from major sightseeing and shopping areas.
Perhaps one of the most well-known plant-based eateries in Osaka, Paprika Shokudo is usually busy with customers from Osaka and around the world. With a full menu of varied dishes, parfaits and desserts, and drinks made with organic, high-quality ingredients, Paprika Shokudo is a place that will please all diners, regardless of dietary habits.
There is English on the menu and also staff who can communicate in English at the restaurant.
The interior is light and simple, with delicate decorations throughout the restaurant, making it possible to enjoy food in a special setting. There are tables, booths, and counter seats, making it suitable for single diners and large parties alike. In the warmer months, diners can enjoy a meal outside on the deck.
Nutritious Vegan Meals and Desserts Made with Care
Paprika Shokudo is known for its beautifully-prepared food full of flavor. All dishes are vegan, containing no meat, seafood, egg, dairy, or animal-based products. The dishes are also made without refined sugars, MSG, and genetically-modified ingredients.
Diners can savor well-prepared meals like daily specials meal sets, pasta dishes, pizza, soft-serve ice cream, and other options. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and the beverage menu includes beer and wine to enjoy.
Pictured above is the vegan cheese Loco Moco meal (1,440 yen without tax). Loco Moco is a dish typically found in Okinawa Prefecture. This vegan-version consists of a soy-based patty on a bed of brown rice and vegetables, with a side dish and soup (extra charge).
Avocado and soy cheese sauce top the patty, creating a fusion of creamy, savory flavors. The refreshing crunch of the fresh lettuce and colorful vegetables make it a nutrition-filled, tasty choice. The volume and taste will satisfy anyone with an appetite.
For an additional 200 yen (before tax), you can add a soup and a side during lunchtime. Pictured above is a classic miso soup, with a refreshing but rich flavor. The side dish of soy meat and vegetables was also delicious. Please note that the selections change daily depending on the ingredients available.
For dessert, be sure to try the soft-serve ice cream. Pictured above is the soft-serve ice cream with berry sauce (540 yen before tax). With a soy base, this frozen treat is smooth and creamy and the ideal treat for finishing off your meal. The berries and berry sauce contain the right amount of sweetness and tartness that pair deliciously with the rich ice cream.
Diners can also savor decadent parfaits, which are slightly larger in size, great for sharing with a dining partner. For those craving a solid treat, there are other desserts like a baked tofu cheesecake and brownies.
Shop for Vegan Food and Treats Before You Go
Before you end your meal or teatime at Paprika Shokudo, be sure to look near the front counter for cookies, instant noodles, or an energy bar. Japanese vegan apparel is also available if you want a souvenir from the unique plant-based lifestyle culture in Japan.
A Warm Stay at Paprika Shokudo
With its warm, inviting atmosphere and delicious food, Paprika Shokudo is a must-visit for all in Osaka, regardless of dietary habits and preferences. Order your fill of vegetables and healthful food and stay a while before heading back out into the bustle of the lively Kansai city.
Made in cooperation with Paprika Shokudo