3 Delectable Desserts in Harajuku, Tokyo

Tokyo Food Sweets 2019.08.29
From light flakey crusts to decadently gooey chocolate and cream, Tokyo's got some mouth-watering sweets. And with all the trend-setting that happens every day in the Harajuku neighborhood, it's no wonder it's a hotspot for delicious new delicacies. Today we're bringing you three desserts that you absolutely shouldn't miss during your trip to Japan.
Harajuku Crepes
  • Take a stroll along the always-crowded Takeshita Dori, and you'll find a number of little shops selling crepes that are, well, a little different from what you might see in France. Forget a light dusting of powdered sugar, these decadent Harajuku creations get a little crazy.
  • Just like your average French crepe, the milk and eggs give the Japanese batter a nice flavor. Let's be honest, though, the draw for the crepes in Harajuku isn't the simple, well-made pancake itself. Wrapped into an easy-to-carry cone, these beauties are absolutely stuffed with toppings. 

    Go for the Tokyo classics, and fill your crepe with bananas, strawberries, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce. Or you can get something a little more indulgent, and add oreos, ice cream, or... an entire slice of cheesecake to your dessert. It's entirely up to you.

    Marion Crepes
    1-1-6-15 Jingūmae, Shibuyaku, Tōkyō-to 150-0001 (Map)
    (Mon - Fri) 10:30am - 8:00pm
    (Sat - Sun) 10:00am - 8:00pm
Creamy and Crunchy!
  • No, we're not talking about peanut butter...

    This is a dessert worth lining up for! In this district full of sweets, there are so many options around, yet people queue for these cream puffs that are like nothing else.
  • As orders come in, the freshly baked choux pastry is filled with luscious custard cream. You won't find any soggy pastry here - this made-to-order approach means that the outside of each choux cream is crunchy and satisfying, as things should be.
Sinfully Sweet Pizza
  • Think back to nostalgic memories of s'mores made over a campfire... who doesn't like that super-sweet combination of chocolate and marshmallows?

    At Max Brenner, inside the trendy Laforet Harajuku shopping mall, you can enjoy what's sometimes called the "Sinful Pizza" or, realistically, a "Calorie Bomb!"
  • Hearty pizza crust, smooth melty chocolate, and lightly toasted, stretchy, sweet marshmallows combine to make a dessert you'll need to share with a whole table of friends.

    Laforet Harajuku, 1-11-6 jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo, 150-0001 (Map)
    11:00am - 9:00pm (L.O. 8:45pm)
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