The Japanese loves their sweets. Whether it be innovative classics like wagashi at Shiroikuro or a decadent crepe at Marion Crepes in Harajuku, you’ll never want for any kind of sugary desert if you have an insatiable sweet tooth. The latest craze to hit Japan and join the ranks Mister Donut and Krispy Kreme is Hara Donuts.
If you have ever been to an orchard in fall in the New England area, you will be well acquainted with this style of doughnuts. Instead of tasting like spun sugar and air, Hara Donuts’ creations are cakey and full bodied. The all natural ingredients gives their moist texture an added boost in taste. In other words, you don’t inhale a Hara Donut, you eat a Hara Donut.
Each season, Hara Donuts offers limited time selections. Summer options lean towards fruity varieties like banana, mango coconut, kiwi, and pineapple. In the winter and fall, you tend to get more chocolate and cream varieties. Hara Donuts also has flavors that are truly unique and oddly healthy sounding like サツマイモ (Japanese sweet potato) and carrot as well as flavors that are truly Japanese such as matcha chocolate glazed and black soybean flour. While you will be able to get classic flavors such as plain and chocolate glazed, Hara Donuts shines is in their innovative use of flavors like poppy seed, lemon tea, and white cacao.
If you want something that is a little off the beaten path when it comes to flavor, the balance of creativity and taste is perfected at Hara Donuts. To reach the Meguro branch of Hara Donuts, exit Meguro Station and walk towards the river. After you’ve enjoyed the tranquil scenery for a little bit, you will find yourself at Hara Donuts. But be warned! They only make one tray of each flavor a day and once they sell out of donuts, that’s it!
Telephone:03 – 3714 – 8853