While walking the streets of Shinjuku, it’s almost impossible not to find a shop that you will fall in love with. Whether it be cakes, gelato, soft serve ice cream, pastries or other traditional Japanese sweets, you will find them all in Shinjuku. With so many snacks to choose from, you’re going to have a hard time in making a decision.
Don’t worry. This article will show you some of the best street foods that you can find in Shinjuku. So relax, take it easy and head straight to the shop that you find to your liking.
Here are the 10 best Street Foods in Shinjuku
1. BAKE CHEESE TART (ベイク チーズ タルト 新宿ルミネエスト店)
Going to BAKE just to buy one of their sinful cheese tarts is a worthwhile experience. You can even say that it will become a habit because you will fall in love with the taste. Even someone who is not a big fan of cheese tarts will change their mind after a bite of this delicious and yummy snack. Make sure to buy a lot and share the happiness with family and friends!
Address: 3-38-1 Shinjuku Shinjuku Tokyo
2. Mr. Waffle (ミスターワッフル ルミネ横浜店)
Mr. Waffle offers freshly baked Belgian-style waffles for those who happen to pass their little shop in Shinjuku. They have almond, cinnamon, and Earl Grey tea flavors. They are great snacks while you take a rest from the hustle and bustle of Shinjuku. If you like, you can take it home and enjoy them with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate as well.
Address: Lumime2F, 3-38-2 Shinjuku Shinjuku Tokyo
Website: http://mr-waffle.com (Japanese Only)
3. Hyakkaen Shinjuku (百果園新宿)
Hyakkaen is a popular fruit store right next to Studio Alta that is located in front of Shinjuku Station. They sell fruits both local and from abroad. Their most popular snack is the fruit skewers that are sold for ¥200 per stick. The fruits are very sweet and delicious. A perfect treat for those fruit lovers out there!
Address: 3-24-5 Shinjuku Shinjuku Tokyo
4. Mametorou Shinjuku (豆とろう)
Mametorou became popular because of their soft serve ice cream. They also specialize in mixing tofu and tea together to create a delicious snack. Some people say that they were the first shop to sell “soy bean soft serve” ice cream. If you’re wondering what “tofu cheesecake anmitsu” taste like, you better stop by their shop and give it a try!
Address: Shinjuku Metro Food Street B1F, 1-1-2 Nishishinjuku Shinjuku Tokyo
Website: http://www.donsarya.co.jp/mametrou.html (Japanese Only)
5. Cha No Ikedaya (茶の池田や)
Cha No Ikedaya also offer soft serve ice cream. Little do people know that their main business is actually selling tea leaves, coffee, and seaweed. If you love to drink tea, then going there is a must! They have many varieties of tea that came from all over Japan. However, that doesn’t stop them from giving everyone a taste of their macha soft serve snack which is quite popular in Shinjuku.
Address: South Budl. Odakyu Acem 1-1, Nishishinjuku Shinjuku Tokyo
6. Petit Varie (プチバリエ)
Petit Varie is a well-known shop that sells soft serve ice cream and crepes. Located near the Southeast entrance of Shinjuku station, this shop is a great place where you can have a quick snack before continuing your stroll in Shinjuku. Their cheesecakes and crepes are highly recommended so make sure to get at least one of them!
Address: 3-36-2 Shinjuku Shinjuku Tokyo
7. Pearl Lady (パールレディ)
Pearl Lady is a Juice bar that sells milk tea, fruit juices and crepes. Their crepes are great and you will find them to your liking. They also have a variety of drinks served with colorful and chewy tapioca pearls which you can enjoy at your leisure.
Address: 3-27-10 Shinjuku Shinjuku Tokyo
8. LADUREE (ラデュレ)
LADUREE gives you a taste of Paris while you’re in Shinjuku. They are famed for their delicious macaroon, yogurt, soft serve and other desserts. Of course, some of their customers specifically visit LADUREE solely because of their macaroons. They offer so many flavors like Earl Grey, orange blossom, lemon, chocolate, raspberry, iced mint, guava, pistachio, rose, vanilla, salted caramel, Marie-Antoinette Tea and much more!
Address: 3-38-2 Lumine Shinjuku LUMINE 2 1F Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.laduree.jp (Japanese Only)
9. Oiwake Dango Honpo Shinjuku Honten (追分だんご本舗新宿本店)
Oiwake Dango Honpo is a store that specializes in Japanese Sweets. This includes dango, shaved ice and other traditional desserts. They also have ozoni (rice cake soup) which is rarely seen in Shinjuku. A small gem in the busy streets of Shinjuku that will give you a refreshing taste, if you’re lucky enough to enter its doors.
Address: 3-1-22 Shinjuku Shinjuku Tokyo
Website: www.oiwakedango.co.jp/shop.html (Japanese Only)
10. Mario Gelateria (マリオジェラテリア)
Mario Gelateria is quite popular because of their delicious gelato (Italian-style ice cream). The delicious ice cream melts in your mouth and the flavor is irresistible. There are many types to choose from and once you picked one, you’re going to crave for more. You can even order assorted gelato to combine your favorite flavors in one delicious serving!
Address: Isetan Shinjuku B1, 3-14-1 Shinjuku Shinjuku Tokyo
Website: http://www.mariogelateria.com (Japanese Only)
Data is as of December 2017
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