Everybody knows that what we eat has a huge influence on our skin, hair, nails,…our beauty in general. I like to eat healthy and a lot of vegetables every day, if possible raw to keep all the enzymes, especially since I came back from my fasting retreat!
Although there are many amazing restaurants in Tokyo, it’s nice to have a list of extra healthy places serving beautiful salads for example. So I’m going to list my favorites and I’ll try to update each time I can!
Green Grill, Shibuya
I often go to this restaurant located between Shibuya and Harajuku, for lunch. It’s inside the cocoti building on the 3rd floor.
I have never been there for dinner but I do recommend their lunch because they have a nice but reasonable salad bar.
The salad bar has a wide variety of fresh vegetables grown in Japan, and 5 choices of deli salads.
There are always 3 kinds of dressings: Ceasar, Onion, Tomato Sesame Ginger.
The salad lunch costs 980 yen and includes:
- a once time serving on a big plate at the salad bar
- a cup of soup (always a minestrone)
- a piece of bread
Lunch under 1000 yen in the center of Tokyo is rare, good lunch under 1000 yen, even more!
You can complete the salad with a main dish of meat or fish for extra money, but I find them rather basic and the salad is fully satisfying on itself. As you can have only one go to the salad bar, the trick is to carefully fill your plate so that you can get as many veggies as possible!
There are not so many restaurants in Tokyo, where you can eat a lot of fresh vegetables for a reasonable price, so I fully recommend this restaurant for lunch!
Green Grill Shibuya
Address: ｃｏｃｏｔｉ, 1 −23−16 Shibuya Tokyo
Hours: 11:30AM–3:30PM, 5:30–11PM
Micasadeco & Cafe, Jingumae
This cafe located on the cat street in Harajuku, is mainly famous for the fluffy and voluminous pancakes.
I actually never tried them yet. I personally like this cafe a lot for the healthy and various lunches that change every month.
They have regular lunch plates such as salads, organic brown rice based dishes, wraps, and sandwiches. In addition, they have some lunch meals that change every month. Most of the times, you have a choice of pancake meal, brown rice meal, sandwich and salad plate, that are accompanied by a soup, a small yogurt with granola and a drink. These monthly lunches cost from 950 yen to 1100 yen.
Their lunches are often combinations of super food and energy-rich food such as quinoa or avocado. Their brown rice is organic and very nicely cooked.
Today I chose the “salad and bread set” from the monthly menu. Here is what it looked like:
The plate is a composed salad with fresh green lettuce, quinoa, carrots, red cabbage, edamame hummus, which makes a wonderful combination of colors and textures. The soup is almost always the same: consommé soup with onions and mushrooms.
Here is another example of monthly lunch:
The brown rice and salad plate comes along with the same soup and the granola yogurt. The quantity may seem to be not enough but in fact, it’s fully satisfying, probably because of the brown rice. And believe me, I eat A LOT! 🙂
This place is not big. There are about 25 seats, I think. It’s a luminous and simple interior with a bit of Japanese taste.
If you want to try this place, be careful on the timing. In the afternoon, the cafe quickly gets a long line of people eager to try the fluffy pancakes!
Micasadeco & Cafe
Address: 2F, 6-16-5 Jingumae Shibuya Tokyo
Petit Bonheur, Iidabashi
Petit Bonheur is a very small cafe that sells sweets and serves lunch, located in Iidabashi. Kagurazaka which is nearby is a very touristic area for being a sort of small Kyoto in Tokyo. Also, the Tokyo Daijingu shrine, which is just next to Petit Bonheur is famous for ensuring successful marriages and always crowded with girls.
The place is small. As it has only 15 seats on the counter, at lunch time, it’s quickly filled with working women and men from the surrounding area.
Petit Bonheur’s main product is a choux pastry called “choux-cream” in Japanese, with original vegetable fillings. But I have never tried those, so I’ll focus on describing the lunch.
There is only the all-you-can-eat-salad bar lunch on the menu.
The salad bar includes fresh leaf vegetables, mixed pasta or rice noodles salads, different types of rice, 2 soups, some quiches, fresh and cooked veggies and a few fruits.
There are many types of home made dressings too.
The particularities are that the offered veggies are sent directly from the farms and also that there are many rare vegetables that you may have never tried before.
The most surprising thing is the price!!
780 yen for the all-you-can-eat lunch with a cup of coffee or tea!!
The place is conveniently located at around 5 min walk from the station and Iidabashi is right in the center of Tokyo. So if you are around the area and you want to grab a quick but healthy budget lunch, I recommend this place!
Address: 2-4-7 247 Fujimi Chiyoda Tokyo
Hours: 11:00–17:00 on weekdays, 10:00–19:00 on weekends
lunch is served on weekdays only from 11:00 to 15:00