More people are embracing a healthier eco-friendly lifestyle and trending towards natural options in food and personal care products. With a higher concern over safe, wholesome, and fair trade ingredients it is not always easy to stock up on everyday essentials. Fortunately, there are three great shops that make shopping for all natural products much easier right in Shinjuku.
B2 Seibu Shinjuku PePe Building, 1-30-1 Kabukicho, Shinjuku ward, Tokyo 160-0021
Natural food specialty store Bonraspail is conveniently located in B2 of Pepe Building and open from 10am until 10pm. Need to grab some milk and bread before heading home? Bonraspail has organic milk you wouldn't worry about giving to your kids, as well as a wide selection of natural yeast breads and bagels made with domestic wheat. Forgot to bring a bento to work and want a healthier alternative to what the convenience store offers? Choose from appetizing brown rice lunch boxes featuring additive free organic vegetables, meat and fish. Bonraspail is committed to helping consumers fulfill a wide variety of daily necessities it's not surprising that they even carry organic pet food.
Isetan Shinjuku, 3-14-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku ward, Tokyo 160-0022
Everything you need to feel good about looking good can be found at the Beauty Apothecary located on level B2 of Isetan Department Store. Achieve that healthy glow with a little pampering on your face, hair, nails and skin with natural remedies and toxic-free cosmetics. The spacious floor of Beauty Apothecary is a virtual oasis of favorite and trusted luxury brands such as Aveda, Weleda, Burt's Bees, L.O. Bigelow, Molton Brown London, John Masters Organics, Red Flower among many others. Try out samples as you search for the perfect body wash and cream to cleanse and hydrate, or enjoy a make over with the help of Beauty Apothecary's attentive and knowledgeable staff to look your glamorous best. You might find some treasures to create your own spa at home such us bath brushes with extravagantly soft bristles. Relax with a drink at the in-store wine bar as you shop.
2-23-1 Yoyogi, Shibuya ward, Toyko 151-0053
With the catchphrase "Life is Macrobiotique" and its signature logo of a lima bean, LIMA has established itself as the macrobiotic wellness destination. Lima Ohsawa is the wife of George Ohsawa, founder of the macrobiotic diet who popularized the connection between food and health. Lima started a cooking school in 1965, and until today, classes from beginner to teaching levels are being offered at the Shinjuku store. Students can understand and apply the philosophy and principles of macrobiotic cooking as they cook and eat together. The small grocery store inside LIMA supplies a wide variety of organic ingredients, including the Ohsawa brand, well-known for its high quality ingredients, to help you whip up your own macrobiotic meals at home. LIMA Cafe allows customers to try macrobiotic treats right then and there. The cafe serves only the good stuff—no meat, fish, dairy, white sugar, or chemicals on the menu—and is suitable for vegans and vegetarians.