Activist-driven veg cafe
Vegie Shokudou is only open on Wednesdays because it is inside a non-vegetarian restaurant that is closed on Wednesdays. The activists who run it worked out a deal to use the kitchen and dining space when the other restaurant is closed.
They advertise that they use "minimal animal products" but everything I've seen there has been completely vegan. They sell Zapatista coffee and even use local vegetables that are grown by disabled children! This is as conscious of an establishment to support as it gets.
The dinners they serve are usually rice or noodles with tofu and vegetables, or some sort of curry. They include tea (hot or cold) with the meal and it's only 600 yen. They also have Zapatista and rabbit shaped baked goods for 150 yen.
The cafe is tiny and sort of hard to find, but they put out a white sandwich board on Wednesdays that says "VEGE", along with Japanese writing.
Added by Cass Danger on Oct 10 07 (last updated Dec 11 08)
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Take the Chuo line (from Shinjuku station) and get off at Koenji. Find the McDonalds that is next to the station and head down the small diagonal alley way (not the main street) that sprays away from the Mcdonalds. You will pass Maid Cafes, and keep walking down the alley nearly all the way to the end. At the end of the alley/street there is a Sunkus (don't go this far, but you'll see it from the cafe). The cafe is just short of the end on the right hand side across from a recycle shop.
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