Vegan Afternoon Tea Comes to Tokyo

Enjoy a high tea vegan-style at the Tokyo Marriott Hotel

Kim   - 2 min read

There are numerous ritzy afternoon tea events held at hotels across Japan at any given time, but most of their menus include main dishes featuring meat or fish, plus desserts that incorporate butter, milk, and eggs – and obviously, this makes things difficult for those following a vegan diet. The Tokyo Marriott Hotel is remedying that, and will be hosting a fully vegan afternoon tea event from April 20th until May 31st 2022.

The innovative menu includes a wide variety of sweet treats plus several light savory dishes, and part of the goal behind the event was to utilize ingredients like plant milks, nuts, and soy meat to create flavors and textures that would leave even non-vegans surprised. The lineup includes items like a tiramisu made from soy milk, cookies made from rice flour, cupcakes topped with vegan buttercream frosting, and couscous and potato spiced savory cakes. There will also be bottomless tea and coffee available, and mocktails can be added for an additional ¥ 500.

The beautifully presented savory options are free of animal ingredients
The beautifully presented savory options are free of animal ingredients (Photo: Mori Trust Hotels & Resorts Co., Ltd.)

The vegan afternoon tea is priced at ¥8,470 per head, and reservations can be made online via the Tokyo Marriott Hotel website – sittings are available from 10.30 am, 1 pm, or 3.30 pm daily. Do note that bookings must be made at least two days prior to your intended visit.

Getting there

The Tokyo Marriott Hotel is located approximately 10 minutes on foot from Shinagawa Station's Takanawa Gate. The station is served by numerous lines, including the JR Yamanote Line, the Tokaido Shinkansen, and the Keihin-Tōhoku Line. Complimentary shuttle bus services are also available – the timetable for the bus service can be found here.

For those who opt to drive, on-site parking is available for up to 70 vehicles. Those who dine at the hotel's restaurants receive 3 hours free parking per ¥5,000 spent.


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