If you are going out and about in Harajuku and Omotesando for your latest shopping adventure, you are going to want a bite to eat eventually! On Harajuku’s Takeshita-dori, you can get all the cute food you could want. On every corner you can find crepe shops, salty crunchy goodness at Calbee Plus, and if you want to get into the latest snack food trend then go to Kukuruza Popcorn and dig into some wacky and classic flavors! But all this snack food and heaps of sugar can weigh you down after a while, even if you are around shopping and exploring for days on end! Where is one to go for something that has a little for variety in the nutrition section? Look no further than right outside of the fabulous shopping mall, Omotesando Hills, for your noshing solution. You will find the whole grain and super healthy cafe, Forbidden Fruit.
The interior of Forbidden Fruit is comparable to being in the ring of a Cirque de Soleil performance. Everything decorated in a muted bronzed or silver plating bathed in orange and red lighting. Above you is a giant crystal and steel leaf chandelier that creates an atmosphere of being in the staging of a steampunk version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The furniture, made up of incredibly modern but comfortable steel stools, seems to mold into the undulating curved bar where you will place your order from a extremely varied and creative menu. While the menu may be limited, there is no want for exotic flavors on this Indian, Middle Eastern, and Hawaiian inspired menu. If you are looking for something light, you can dig into a fresh fruit salad with proscuitto or a four season vegetable soup. For something heartier, you can enjoy a plate of their red keema curry, Tagin (a Northern African stewed dish), or mini burgers. For something really out of the park, try their Hawaiian peanut sandwich which is a combination of peanut butter, pineapple, whipped cream, and sour cream. Their dessert menu is equally impressive with options like honey gorgonzola vanilla ice cake. If you are going to be going to a cafe called Forbidden Fruit, why not give your taste buds a small journey?
Their drink menu will also not disappoint the adventurous restaurant goer. Forbidden Fruit’s specialty is in healthy drinks and smoothies to refresh you as well as provide an energy boost. Their Green Shot consists of ingredients such as kale, parsley, apple vinegar, and acai berry while their Banana Energy Booster is made up of bananas, oranges, spirulina, milk, and honey. They also host a wide selection of teas, coffees, and sparkling juice drinks to quench your thirst. One beverage that is highly recommended is The Forbidden Mojito, which is closer to being a frozen fruit salad than an alcoholic beverage for it is served with a spoon to eat up all that delicious fruit once the liquid is gone.
If you are looking to take a break from all the fried foods and sugary treat that Omotesando and Harajuku has to offer, take a trip towards Omotesando Hills and give Forbidden Fruit a try!
Telephone:03 – 5785 – 6909