We were happy to find the very charming Le Petite Pâtisserie de Mirayné in the Shibuya-ku ward of Tokyo, Japan. They had an array of cookies, biscuits, tarts, and muffins...all vegan!
Ryan and I took forever deciding what to get, since everything looked so good. We finally decided on a fresh peach & fig tart (excellent, especially the crust), mini basil biscuits (buttery flavor with nice basil aroma and flavor), pumpkin cookies (crisp and delicate), and a banana muffin (moist and delicious).
They also had a Mirayné cookbook available for sale. I do read enough Japanese to know that it says "vegan" right on the cover, but not enough to actually bake successfully from it.
We enjoyed our sweets on the covered front patio. Before we left, we stepped back inside to buy more cookies to bring home (we selected the black cocoa and lemon, both of which were awesome). When we opened the door, we were greeted by the aroma of a freshly baked batch of cookies that the owner/chef had just taken out of the oven...it was incredible!
Le Petite Pâtisserie de Mirayné is located on a small street at 3-24-8 Nishihara, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan close to the Yoyogiuehara station. They are open Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri, and Sat from noon to 6pm (closed Wed and Sun). To the best of our knowledge, it is 100% vegan. It looked to us that all milk-based drinks contained soy milk, but Happy Cow has a note that says some of the drinks may contain cow's milk so you may want to verify when you order.
For links to more restaurant reviews from our July 2014 trip, please see our post "The Vegan Community in Japan is Alive and Well!".
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