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The Best Gluten-Free, Vegan Christmas Cake Options in Japan 2022

By Alex Gray Dec 13, 2022

As the holidays grow closer, it’s time to make final preparations for your Christmas feast. Finding gluten-free or vegan Christmas cake options for your feast may seem difficult, but it’s no longer impossible. If there’s one thing Japan loves about the holidays, it’s Christmas cake.

Guidable Gluten-Free and Vegan Christmas Cake Recommendations

Read on for our recommended vegan Christmas cake list in Japan. And many of them are even gluten-free too! They are bound to sell out fast, as there are only a few of each, so reserve them fast!

AIN SOPH. 

Vegan & gluten-free

ainsoph vegan christmas cake

Credits: AIN SOPH. Instagram

AIN SOPH. is one of Japan’s leading vegan restaurants with locations in Ginza, Shinjuku, and Ikebukuro. Choose from the Christmas Classic Shortcake and Chocolate Opera! Each cake has two different sizes; you can enjoy the Strawberry Short Cake in size 4 or 5, and the Christmas Opera Cake in size 3 or 4.

  • Strawberry Short Christmas Cake (size 4, 12cm) – 5,000 yen 
  • Strawberry Short Christmas Cake (size 5, 15cm) – 6,500 yen 
  • Christmas Opera Cake (size 3, 9cm) – 3,300 yen
  • Christmas Opera Cake (size 4, 12cm) – 4,680 yen

All cakes are vegan & gluten-free.

Reservations:

Made online, open now.

Website: https://www.ain-soph.jp/christmas-cakes

You can specify your collection location, date and time!

Collections:

Collection locations: AIN SOPH. Ginza, Shinjuku Sanchome and Ikebukuro
Collection dates: 23rd ~ 25th December
Collection times:11:30~16:00 18:00~20:00
*The Ginza store is accepting pickups from 11:30 am to 5:00 pm on the 25th due to business hours.

T’s Restaurant

Vegan, gluten-free & nut-free

vegan christmas cake tsrestaurant

Credits: T’s Restaurant Instagram

Another one of Japan’s leading vegan restaurants is T’s Restaurant in Jiyugaoka. T’s Restaurant also owns a popular and very delicious noodle restaurant called T’s Tantan, with restaurants in several locations, including Tokyo station.

T’s Restaurant is offering the choice of two vegan Christmas cakes.

  • Christmas Cake – Plain (12cm) – 4,350 JPY,  (15cm) – 5,350 yen
  • Christmas Cake – Chocolate  (12cm) – 4,680 yen

Both cakes are vegan, gluten-free and nut-free. 

Reservations:

Phone, via staff at the restaurant.

Phone: 03-3717-0831
Website: http://ts-restaurant.jp/

Collections:

Collection location: T’s Restaurant, Jiyugaoka
Collection dates: 23rd ~ 25th December

They also have a vegan stollen available to purchase for 1,280 yen at their store – no reservations required.

hal okada vegan sweet lab

Vegan & gluten-free

vegan christmas cakes hal okada

Credits: hal okada vegan sweet lab Instagram

hal okada vegan sweet lab makes cakes using only plant-based ingredients, cakes that are sweet yet carry the delicacy of vegan ingredients. The Kayama Farm Strawberries Vegan shortcake is a Christmas version of their most popular cake, and only 30 of them are available each day between 20th~25th December. The strawberries from Kayama Farm are grown with organic fertilizers with reduced pesticides.

  • Kayama Farm Strawberries Vegan Shortcake (15cm) – 6,400 yen

The cake is vegan & gluten-free.

There is a nut-free version available for an extra price.

Reservations:

Reserve online now until Friday 16th December!

Website: https://halokada.square.site/2022christmas

Collections:

Collection location: hal okada vegan sweet lab, Hiroo
Collection dates: 20th~25th December 11:00〜19:00*
*Select your collection date when making your reservation.

CHAYA Macrobiotics

Vegan & gluten-free

CHAYA Macrobiotics serve dishes made only with the best organic and specially cultivated produce without the use of chemical seasonings, synthetic colours or artificial sweeteners. Enjoy your Christmas completely guilt-free with CHAYA Macrobiotics’ vegan cake, free from gluten, eggs, dairy, and white sugar. Instead, they use plenty of ripe strawberries and a delectable soy whipped cream for a sweet and sour treat.

  • Strawberry Christmas Shortcake with Strawberry and Vanilla Marble Mousse (15 cm) – 5,940 yen

This cake is vegan & gluten-free.

Reservations:

Website: https://chayacake.theshop.jp/

Collections:

Collection locations: CHAYA Macrobiotics Shinjuku, Shiodome, Hibiya*
Collection dates: 23th & 24th December (25th December already sold out!)*
*Select your preferred collection date and location when you reserve

Shochiku-En Cafe

Vegan & gluten-free

vegan christmas cakes Shochiku-En Cafe

Credits: Shochiku-En Cafe Instagram

Cakes from Shochiku-En Cafe in Asakusa are made with fresh fruits and vegetables and without the use of colourings, additives or white sugar. There are two cakes to choose from this Christmas: the Strawberry Tree Christmas Cake and Chocolate Christmas Cake. The delicious Strawberry Tree Christmas Cake is inspired by a winter tree stump covered in soy milk cream snow.

vegan christmas cake Shochiku-En Cafe chocolate

Credits: Shochiku-En Cafe Instagram

The Chocolate Christmas Cake is made with organic coconut oil and handmade raw chocolate made from cocoa butter, which is perfect for chocolate lovers.

Choose between the two yummy vegan, gluten-free Christmas cakes.

  • Strawberry Tree Christmas Cake – 3,800 yen
  • Chocolate Christmas Cake (size 4) – 3,500 yen

Both cakes are vegan & gluten-free.

Reservations:

Chocolate: https://shochiku-en.jp/shop/christmascake-chocolate/
Strawberry: https://shochiku-en.jp/shop/christmascake-strawberry/

Satisfy Your Cake Craving in Japan With This Gluten-free & Vegan Christmas Cake List

Eating a special diet in Japan used to be extremely hard, and we still have to sacrifice many yummy Japanese dishes, but it’s no longer impossible to enjoy our own Christmas treats. This is a list of Christmas cakes available from the author’s favourite restaurants, but there are even more options out there if these don’t take your fancy!

We would love to see your Christmas in Japan; tag us in your stories or posts for a chance to be featured on our Instagram @guidablejapan.

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