A vegan bakery delight!
I love finding new and unique foods and today is no exception! Join me in my quest to find my flavor matching appetite in Ovgo's vegan bakery.
Vegan foods feel few and far in between, but off the Hibiya Line lies a tucked-away American vegan bakery ready for a visit. Today, our story starts on a quiet commuter train line named the Hibiya Line.
10-8 Nihonbashikodenmacho, Chuo City, Tokyo 103-0001
〒103-0001 東京都中央区日本橋小伝馬町１０−8The Hibiya Line is one of my favorite train lines in the Tokyo area as it is a well-kept secret for work commuters and locals alike. Of all the busiest train lines, the Hibiya Line can easily travel between Akihabara, Ueno, Naka-Meguro, and Tsukiji easily and freely making it one of the most convenient forms of beating the traffic during rush hour.
Today's stop on the Hibiya Line is Kodemmacho station, then located less than a minute away is Ovgo Bakery.
Ovgo B.A.K.E.R Edo St.
A large glass window storefront catches your eyes walking down the quaint Japanese business avenue. The window seems to mimic a giant blue-bordered picture frame allowing an audience to dive into the scene. Printed in large capital letters AMERICAN VEGAN BAKE SHOP.
This will pique anyone’s interest and imagination. Ovgo's freshly baked delights, its cashless payment system and its many cakes, cookies, and muffin flavor combinations will undoubtedly having you want more.
Walking into the store you see the glass counter with stacked baked goods overflowing the countertop onto the table. With a selection of this size, there is something here for everyone.
What is astounding is the hard at work staff both behind the counter and in the kitchen. With a quick glance, you can notice Ovgo's busiest worker bees baking the best breads in the back. I am so envious at the patience and practice to make all these remarkable and wonderful baked treats.
Selections at a vegan bakery may confuse new customers. So, inventing flavor combinations and introducing new ingredients with old familiar elements can excite any hungry patron. The menu contains both baked goods and cafe-style drinks.
Ovgo's baked line-up has cookies, scookies (scone cookies) and muffins. All prices are between ¥290-¥500.
They have a staple list of favorites featuring chocolate, coconut, oatmeal, walnut, cranberry, blueberry and banana. On top of this is a flavor of the season, this month was the Autumn Cream Potato Muffin.
After careful consideration, my choices were: the Snickerdoodle (cinnamon sugar cookie), Citrus Earl Grey Muffin, Banana Bread, Matcha Chocolate Chunk Scookie, and the featured Autumn Cream Potato Muffin.
I figured getting a mix of my favorites and a selection of something new will give me the greatest marriage of sugary and savory.
My first bite was into the autumn special's Potato Muffin. This was my first time eating a potato muffin and to my delight, it was absolutely delicious. The potato flavor was a great base for a fluffy muffin and its yummy yam and sweet potato cream, it was incredible.
Following this was the Matcha Chocolate Scookie and I wish this scone-cookie existed worldwide. The chocolate was a compliment to the lightly bitter macha and its rich sweetness, I'm upset I have not had this any sooner in my life.
Next, was the Earl Grey Muffin and to be honest, it tastes like an earl grey tea but in a fragrant muffin, it was extraordinary. Last was the classic banana bread and snickerdoodle. The way Ovgo captured the flavors in these classics is a testament in their skill and you cannot tell the difference if they are vegan or not.
Albeit I would recommend butter and warming up all the baked goods, however overall, my treats were phenomenal. I am very fortunate to discover a vegan place such as this where the foods were given extra care to reach all audiences, especially for vegans and non-vegans alike in Japan.
I firmly believe this bakery and its flavors should be shared and no longer kept secret, and thankful that in Japan we can experience the deliciousness that is Ovgo.
I'm a social worker, teacher, blogger and twitch affiliate. I am a Conversation Teacher, and a Helper of People. I love teaching, eating pizza and playing video games. I live in Japan. Follow me on Instagram; spenceramansick619 and I have a Youtube Channel; Spenceramansick
From the same writer
Center City Shibuya's Udagawacho district has a ramen restaurant with a fabul...
· Lifestyle · about 2 months ago
Discover Japan's artistic past in print form and its tradition as we journey ...
· Travel · 6 months ago
· Travel · 10 months ago
· Lifestyle · 10 months ago
· Travel · 9 months ago
· Lifestyle · 9 months ago
· Lifestyle · 2 months ago