18 Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten Free/Lactose Free Restaurants
in Kumagaya, Saitama
Here's an English translation of the map that helps you to find good restaurants/shops of vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and lactose free choices in Kumagaya, Saitama. Kumagaya is located in the northern part of Saitama, which is in a good access (1.0-1.5h) to Tokyo. We would like you to know about our hometown Kumagaya and how its neighboring areas are great to visit for vegetarians because there are so many fine vegetables grown here and interesting people to create excellent meals !
Kumagaya Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants Map (in Japanese)
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** V: Vegetarian, Vg: Vegan, GF: Gluten Free, LF: Lactose Free, BIO: Organic
** Please make a reservation in advance.Thank you for your understanding and cooperation !
1. Soba AI *LF
AI’s soba (noodles made from buckwheat flour) is made from highly selected buckwheat grown in good farming areas in Japan. Buckwheat flour is milled at the restaurant considering the freshness. You can compare the differences in tastes of soba by ordering “Tabekurabe set”, which is well liked by soba fans, because the owner changes how to make soba to maximize its flavor. We recommend you to eat soba in 3 different ways so that you can fully enjoy it. First, soba only, second, put some salt on soba, and third put some soba into soba soup.
Address: 1896-4 Nakanara, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama-ken, JAPAN
Hours: Monday 11:30-15:00 (L.O.14:30); Wednesday-Sunday 11:30-15:00 (L.O.14:30) 17:30-20:00 (L.O.19:30)
Holiday/Closed: Tuesday and every 15th of the month
2. Nou café *LF
Not only is it the renovated old folk house whose age is more than 120 years old, but also the garden that seasonally changes its view is Nou café’s characteristics. You can taste both homemade meals and a home like relaxing atmosphere as if you were in a Japanese ordinary home. Their pudding and “Zenzai” (a type of Japanese traditional sweets which has some materials like Mochi (rice cake) in azuki beans soup) are also their specialties.
Address: 391 Shimonara, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama-ken
Closed: Monday, Sunday and national holiday
3. HIKI Café *V, LF
A cozy café with good taste which is located in a quiet residential area. The café owner’s curry and the wife’s sandwich are highly recommended. Fresh and safer vegetables are grown in their family home for customers. You can sense a rich aroma of roasted coffee in there.
Address: 780-89 Kakinuma, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama-ken
4. Public Diner *V
One of their policies is locally grown food for local consumption. A sophisticated spacious café with a nicely picked up interior so that you can enjoy a different atmosphere. Various deli would make you feel difficult in making a quick decision so that it’s recommended to make an advance reservation. This café is also a dog-friendly café since there are seats on the terrace.
Address: 4-29 Koiduka, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama-ken
Hours: 11:00-22:00, 7 days a week
Memo: Smoking allowed
5. Akimoto Coffee Roasters *Vg, GF, BIO
A café with a micro roaster. Their coffee is strictly selected by the café owner. Healthy lunch, sweets made from rice flour and comfortably furnished room are their specialties. You can buy natural or organic food that they select.
Address: 2-341-4 Hongoku, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama-ken
6. Tandoor Kitchen *V
An authentic Indian restaurant with genuine Indian curry. Their popularity is proved by having a branch in another prefecture. Curry base is slowly cooked with originally blended spices by the owner. There are lots of menus so that you can enjoy choosing what you want to eat. Hot flavor in tastes can be adjustable upon request.
Address: 1-76 Miyacho, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama-ken
Hours: 11:00-14:30 (L.O.14:30), 17:00-22:00
Closed: Jan-1st and 2nd
Memo: Smoking allowed
7. Tsuki Usagi *LF
Tsuki Usagi provides hearty Japanese meals such as homemade udon (noodles made from wheat flour) and tempura. The udon is known as Kumagaya udon, which is made of the wheat grown here in Kumagaya. The owner’s hand-made syrup, bread and so on are made seasonal ingredients. Interesting events including on-site coffee service and music are held on the second floor.
Address: 11 Kamakura-cho, Kumagya-shi, Saitama-ken
Hours: 11:30-14:00 (L.O.13:30)
Closed: Saturday, Sunday and national holiday
8. Tabei *LF
Tabei is a traditional Japanese course meal restaurant using strictly selected materials such as chemical-free or organic vegetables and fresh fish. They always have 2 choices for lunch. You would be satisfied by their well-made cuisine. The owner’s recommendation is Kakigohri (shaved ice) with homemade syrup on top of it.
Address: 1-87 Hoshikawa, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama-ken
Closed: Thursday and Sunday
Memo: Smoking allowed
9. Backpackers Lunch *GF, LF
Backpackers Lunch is a Thai cuisine restaurant that originated as a mobile catering by food truck. You can fully enjoy famous Thai food like green curry and gapao rice etc., here in Kumagaya. Their shaved ice is certified as “Yukikuma” (Kumagaya original shaved ice brand. Yuki means snow, Kuma comes from Kumagaya.), so that the ice has a soft feeling like power snow with original coconut syrup.
Address: 2-86 Hoshikawa, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama-ken
Hours: 11:30-14:30 (L.O.14:00), 18:30-22:00 (L.O.21:30)
Closed: Sunday and national holiday
10. Manma *BIO
Manma is a small shop with organic vegetables, natural food and groceries including soap, toothpaste, shampoo and so on. The owner couple has a character, since the husband shows you plenty of knowledge about their items, and the wife is kind and easy to get along with.
Address: 2-77 Hoshikawa, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama-ken
Closed: Sunday, new year and Bon
11. YORIMICHIYA *LF
A Kumagaya udon place where you can make and eat udon night and day. Kumagaya udon made by your own hand would be something special. You can also cook “Furai” which is locally known as cheap but delicious food. Some typical Kumagaya souvenirs can be found in there.
Address: 1-108 Tsukuba, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama-ken
Hours: 11:00-13:00, 18:00-21:00 (L.O.20:30), Udon making (reservation required) 11:00-21:00
Closed: Monday and Thursday
12. USKING BAGEL *V, LF
A bagel shop whose flagship is Misopan bagel. (Miso is a Japanese traditional flavoring material. Pan means bread) The shop always has whole-wheat bread. The owner is known as a cheerful person who has a motto of making people happy with quality.
Address: 1-175-3 Tsukuba, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama-ken
13. Spicy Veggy Curry *GF, LF
A fine spice curry restaurant. Colorful vegetables on top of their plates are eye-catching. There are some spices on each table so that you can add curry spices as you like, and that gives you flavor changes to finish your meal. Several authentic Belgium beers with living yeast inside are provided.
Address: 3-112-1 Tsukuba, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama-ken
Hours: 11:30-14:30, 18:00-22:00 (L.O.21:30)
Closed: Monday (If Monday is a national holiday, Tuesday will be closed)
14. Q-CHANG CURRY *LF
The owner who loves Japanese cucumber pickles named “Kyu-chang” makes unique green curry using originally blended spice paste starting by grinding them. Of course, the Kyu-chan is the side of plates. You can also enjoy green curry soba (buckwheat noodles in curry).
Address: Kondo Building Mezzanine Floor, 3-54 Tsukuba, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama-ken
Hours: 11:30-14:30, 17:30-22:00 (24:00 on weekends)
Memo: Smoking allowed
15. Café On *V, LF
Café On is always searching for healthy materials. As a result they developed socks and skin lotion. They only use plant materials for meals including fermented brown rice, flavor materials made by traditional way and Umeboshi (saltily pickled Japanese apricot). Advance reservation is required for meals. Events related to mind purification are sometimes held as well.
Address: 409-5 Hirose, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama-ken
Tel: 048-526-4739 (Reservation required)
16. Onikko House *LF
A shop/café restaurant with organic vegetables and flavor materials like Miso, non-chemical fruits. This place is operated by people with/without disabilities. Wakeme udon (a type of mineral-rich seaweed named Undaria pinnatifida (academic name for Wakame)) and Aburafu-don (a bowl of rice with cooked Aburafu and eggs on top) are popular menu items. Aburafu is a Japanese traditional bread-like fried food made of wheat flour.
Address: 1630-7 Itai, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama-ken
Closed: Irregular holidays
17. Raw Souk *Vg, GF, BIO
Raw Souk produces edible beauty products such as a drinkable cleanse, under their concept of being beautiful inside of the body. Their main items are raw meals and desserts made by low-temperature heating to protect activity of the enzymes. The ingredients are of course, organic, non-animal source and gluten-free.
Address: NEWLAND, 2-3-5 Konan Chuo, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama-ken
18. Bakery CoCo Farm *Vg, GF
All the products including bread and sweets are made from rice flours, which means gluten-free since no wheat flour is used. The owner is getting more repeaters of the product like vege-cheese pizza topped seasonal vegetables, fig and walnut bread and cookies etc. No store, but available upon request.
Address: No store
Hours: Irregular holidays
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