Hands up if you have a sweet tooth and love desserts (guilty!) Well, if you’re planning a trip to Japan and on the hunt for vegan desserts in Tokyo then I have just the place for you to visit.
On the 6th floor of Lumine 1 mall in Shinjuku, you’ll discover Wired Bonbon, renowned for its amazing selection of parfaits and desserts. Featuring a fully plant-based dessert menu, it’s a paradise for anyone with a sweet tooth and an ideal spot for a bit of window shopping afterwards.
If you want to know what vegan delights await you at Wired Bonbon, just keep reading!
At a glance:
V/VO: Vegan options
Payment: Card and cash accepted: payment at the end
Reservation: not required
How to order: A server will take your order at the table
The restaurant has a modern and fashionable aesthetic with a European twist. It features brightly coloured walls, exposed brick and contemporary light fixtures.
The space is much bigger than many places I have visited previously with plenty of different options for seating. As a party of two, booking luckily wasn’t necessary for us when we visited on a weekday. But it could be a great place to come for a special occasion with a few more people. They definitely have the space but I would call to check first.
Everything on the Wired Bonbon dessert menu is vegan as they use plant-based ingredients, and for mains, they have options such as a fried soy meat plate and a vegan veggie curry.
They also had a separate menu for a vegan sweets tower (¥4,180) which reminded me of a typical English afternoon tea. The selection of cakes looked equally amazing and delicious and you could pair it with coffee, tea or chamomile tea for an extra ¥200.
They use handy little symbols on the menu to indicate different ingredients or allergens. For example on the parfait page, you’ll see a leaf symbol with some writing next to it which says “We only use plant-based ingredients in the parfaits” and we can see that wheat is present in all the parfaits.
Compared to a lot of places they have quite an extensive list of hot and cold drinks you can pair with your meal or dessert.
Let me show you what we ordered ↓
Purple Lemonade Soda
I was definitely suckered into this pretty drink from the menu picture. I’m unsure if the purple bit had any taste but it ended up being a very refreshing lemonade that wasn’t overly sweet with bits (I love bits!) As the sweeter syrup and bits were at the bottom, it’ll need a good mix before drinking, just make sure to take a picture before you do!
Price: ¥715 (£3.92/ $4.82)
Berry & Berry Crepe
This crepe was filled with seriously airy soy whip, a sprinkle of crunchy rice crispies and deliciously tart yet sweet fruit. I need to know how they made the crepe so thin and delicate because it was unreal! And the outer layer was caramelised like Brulee, which made it even better.
Price: ¥1408 (£7.72/ $9.50)
Fresh Peach Tea Parfait
I could not come to Wired Bonbon and not order one of its well-known parfaits. As I chose the seasonal option it’s a little pricier than the others on the menu. But my goodness, I don’t regret it one bit.
There were so many yummy layers filled with jellies, compost, custard, fruit, and soy whip. Each one had a new flavour or texture and it was simply glorious! Also, the fruit from Japan is on another level, the peaches on this parfait were perfectly ripe and so so good!
Price: ¥1738 (£9.53/ $11.73)
Things that are close by
- Do a bit of window shopping in LUMINE 1 mall
- Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden | 13 min walk
- Yoyogi Park | 35 min walk, 13 min train
- Shinjuku Golden Gai | 15 min walk
- SOMPO Museum of Art | 8 min walk
Vegan options close to Wired Bonbon
V = Vegan, VO = Vegan options
- Afuri Shinjuku | VO | 2 min walk
- Far East Bazaar | VO | 1 min walk
- Soup stock | VO| 5 min walk
- Ippudo | VO | 7 min walk
- Plant Based Tokyo | V | 5 min walk
How to get to Wired Bonbon
Lumine 1 Mall 6F, 1 Chome-1−5 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, 160-0023
Shinjuku Station, south exit
Monday to Sunday 11:00-22:30
Perhaps after you get your fill of vegan sweets, you want to grab a savoury dish. This fully vegan restaurant in Harajuku is a great place to come for a mix of dishes, they even have vegan ramen!