Introducing ZenPop's latest offering—our Limited Edition Packs are exciting one-off boxes of unique and must-have products from Japan, as requested by our fans!
What's a ZenPop Limited Edition Pack?
Our Vegetarian Snack Pack has now SOLD OUT. We're sorry if you missed out this time, we hope to offer another meat-free pack in the future. Until then, let us know if you have any ideas for a ZenPop Limited Edition Pack. We'd love to hear from you!
Eating as a vegetarian, let alone a vegan, in Japan can be challenging! Japanese cuisine is full of amazing vegan and vegetarian ingredients- seasonal vegetables, seaweed, tofu and other soy products, and of course, rice and noodles. However, it can be difficult to find a 100% meat-free meal in Japan. Until now! We’ve sourced the very best vegan or vegetarian Japanese ramen, snacks and candy that Japan has to offer!
Your Limited Edition Vegetarian Snack Pack includes:
ZenPop confirmed directly with each manufacturer to ensure that all products are 100% meat-free.
*The photos are for illustrative purposes only. Actual products may vary.
T’s Tan Tan Ramen
A big hearty bowl of ramen 100% free of animal products. Supervised by T’s Restaurant - a mecca for all vegan ramen lovers in Japan - these Tan Tan noodles are nutty, spicy and delicious! If you can’t get to T’s Tokyo store, then this is the next best thing!
Jagariko Potato Snacks
Calbee’s Jagariko Potato Sticks are one of Japan’s most popular snacks. Enjoy the irresistible crunchy texture and classic salty ‘Salad’ flavor.
Salted Red Bean Candy
Anko is a sweet paste made of red beans and sugar. It’s used in lots of traditional Japanese sweets, like mochi and dorayaki.
Hokkaido Melon Caramels
This limited release flavor is made with concentrated melon juice from Hokkaido, in northern Japan. Enjoy this best-selling milk caramel, loved since 1913 in Japan.
Introduce your tastebuds to unique flavor combinations, like kombu (kelp) and ume (plum) - two hugely popular ingredients used all throughout Japanese cooking.
Japanese rice cakes are made of glutinous rice and there are so many varieties that you’re unlikely to try them all in one trip! Some of our favorites are ichigo daifuku, mochi stuffed with sweet red bean paste and a strawberry, as well as tri-colored hanami dango, eaten during spring.
Japanese rice balls are triangular balls of white rice, stuffed with a tasty filling of your choice. They’re widely available at Japan’s thousands of konbini (convenience stores) or izakaya. We recommended plain salt, pickled plum, seaweed and red bean onigiri.
Light battered vegetables, and typically meat and seafood, are a popular and tasty meal served with rice (tempura donburi or tempura-don) or noodles. As tempura is served individually, you can easily choose only vegetables. We recommend sweet potatoes, shiitake mushrooms, eggplant and kakiage (mixed vegetables).
Of course, you couldn’t visit Japan without enjoying sushi. And we have good news, sushi isn’t all about fish! We recommend kappa-maki (cucumber roll), takuan-maki (pickled daikon radish roll), eggplant miso, egg or more unique flavors like umeboshi (pickled plum) or natto."
While Japan doesn’t have as strong a culture of street food, as some other Asian countries do, there is still a selection of delicious snacks for you to grab-and-go! Taiyaki, literally “baked sea bream”, is a popular sweet treat usually filled with red bean paste. You can find taiyaki stores often near train stations or other busy areas
Learn more about Japan’s vegan and vegetarian dishes: Visit our blog!