Returning again to the topic of my time working in fashion, when I first moved to Japan in 2012, I went to work every day in the Harajuku and Omotesando areas. At that time, back in 2011, having moved to Japan from Los Angeles, I had a certain expectation for finding a natural food store somewhere in a giant city like Tokyo. Fortunately for me, right around the corner from Omotesando station is one of Tokyo’s most well-established health food stores, NaturalHouse.
I always think things like packaging can be less plastic, but if you are looking for healthy, wholesome foods, organic produce, hand-made delicious macrobiotic snacks or eco-detergents, supplements, and the like, you have to enjoy the offerings at this oasis in a desert of delicious, but meat-obsessed Japanese food.
You can even have a buffet lunch there, and on top of that, you can sit in a cozy environment and eat it there, complete with dessert if you’d like.