Vegan lunch at Green Earth Cafe : Osaka

Green Earth is located at Hommachi, a business-like area similar to Genmai Café. This is Osaka’s oldest vegetarian restaurant and was established in 1991. It officially turned vegan in 2019 and now offers daily lunch sets, pizza, pasta, burgers, salads, desserts and much more! This cafe prides itself on being home to food containing no MSG. Many of their customers are foreigners, and they provide a place for people trying to achieve health goals and a space to feel relaxed.

The daily specials offered at Green Earth are announced on their Instagram daily, so if you are curious about what is on the menu, be sure to check out their Instagram! They offer flexibility in their menu by opting to remove certain ingredients such as garlic or onion, making it perfect if you have restrictions due to religion or dietary requirements.

The day that we visited had a daily special that was very “Western” for me, so I decided to order Karaage, the deep-fried soy meat bowl. Even though deep-fried foods are not the healthiest, I loved that they were served with brown rice and came alongside fresh veggies such as green salad and carrot, with a lovely homemade dressing and heaps of Nori!

Karaage bowl – ¥950

I loved the Goma Shio (ground black sesame and salt) that you can sprinkle on your rice and other food items, adding extra saltiness and lovely minerals!

Goma Shio – ground black sesame and salt 

My Irish hubby ordered pizza. There were two different options. However, he decided to go the Green Earth pizza A. This included tomato sauce, soy ham, onion, spinach and mushrooms with a choice of either vegan cheese or cashew cheese (we opted for the cashew cheese). Green Earth prepares the pizza fresh upon ordering, so it takes an average of 20 minutes.

Green Earth Pizza “A” – ¥1350

Next, it was time for dessert! We ordered an Amazake (fermented rice sake) ice cream set. The set menu included Amazake ice cream and a choice of cake. We chose the soy cheesecake which was rich and creamy and went nicely with the side of ice cream that wasn’t too sweet and had a sorbet-like texture.

Amazake ice cream set with soy cheesecake – ¥1000

We also ordered their pumpkin cake, which is also known as their signature dessert. It was filled with lots of yummy pumpkin and was definitely both of our favourites! – No wonder it’s known as their signature dessert!

Pumpkin cake – ¥600

Green Earth Vegan Cafe is a lovely place to relax and cleanse your body if you have been exploring Osaka. Their menus are also English-friendly, so I recommend you visit this place if you are ever in Japan.

Green Earth Vegan Cafe

Address: Chuo-ku, Kitakyuhoji-machi 4-2-2, Room 503 (at Hommachi area),





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