Something that both Americans and Japanese nibblers have in common is the mutual love of crunchy potato chips. The American market may have the Doritos down to a science at this point, but they just don’t have the variety of the Japanese brands. At your local Tokyo conbini, you can buy every flavor from sour cream and onion to the more exotic yuzu or ume boshi (sour plum).
Nestled in the midst of Harajuku’s famous Takeshita-dori, Calbee Plus takes the potato chip crunch market one step further. Here, chips are elevated to an art form. The salty spuds offered in this store are worlds beyond what you can find in the convenience store, making this little gem on Takeshita-dori a trip worth making.
Upon entering Calbee Plus, you are immediately enveloped in the delicious smell of freshly fried Calbee potato chips. Strange? Not exactly. You see, Calbee Plus makes potato chips right there, in the store. You can order freshly-fried potato chips that have just been cooked right in front of your eyes!
You could just order plain potato chips, but why? Calbee Plus has a full selection of expertly-made potato themed treats. You can choose between flat or wavy chips, plain or chocolate covered, and a choose between salted, peppered, cheese, chicken, or maple syrup and butter flavored chips. If you really want to treat yourself, maybe you would like a chocolate covered potato chip parfait? Or what about soft serve ice cream served in a Calbee potato chip cone? Not only delicious, but unique; you can only get this potato-chip menu at this Calbee Plus location.
Along with the menu options at the Calbee Plus Harajuku location, you will also be able to find flavors of Calbee potato chips that you cannot find anywhere else. Flavors range from chocolate-covered shrimp potato chips to selections of wider appeal, such as purple potato or wasabi-tofu flavored.
If you are looking for way to bring a little piece of Japanese snack culture to your friends back home, visiting the Calbee Plus store in Harajuku is the place to go!
Calbee Plus Harajuku Location Information
Nearest Station: 5-minute walk from Harajuku Station (click on the Google Map for directions)
“Why Go?”: Crunchy potato chip goodness with a Japanese twist! Perfect for gifts or for yourself!
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