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I found the best plant-based junk food on the planet at the fun Hideout Burrito in the trendy Shibuya neighborhood of Tokyo, Japan. Deep fried burritos? Oh, hell yeah.
Hideout Burrito is a total hideout. Once you find it, head down the steps to find a comfy, casual joint tucked around the corner, complete with cool tunes and friendly folks.
A super simple menu offers a whopping 6 different vegan burrito options, including creative seasonal specialties, with hot sauces galore to smother to your heart’s content, a soy green smoothie, and even a selection of vegan ice cream flavors.
Props to the commitment to zero waste by offering eco-friendly biodegradable straws, recycling receptacles, and even serving fun shakable side salads in mason jars.
And now, burrito porn.
Salsa Vegan burrito
The first burrito I tried was the vegan burrito, along with the classic jalapeño salsa flavor option. With creamy tofu cheese, beans, crunchy cabbage, avocado, and spicy sauce, this one was a total flavor explosion. Which is why I then had to try them all.
Sesame Onion vegan burrito
Another classic vegan burrito full of beans, veg, avo, and cheese, but this time complete with a zingy homemade sesame onion sauce for a tasty Asian fusion kick.
Sweet & vinegar mushroom burrito
The perfect marriage of sweet, savory, tangy and umami is hiding inside this surprisingly exciting mushroom veggie burrito. Add jalapeños for an extra punch.
Beans & avocado burrito
How can beans and avocado get even more delicious? When there’re smothered in tasty cheese and sauce, wrapped into a tight burrito, and then deep fried. Bam!
Seasonal burrito: teriyaki
With avocado, veggies, deep fried soy meat, mayo, and a flavorful teriyaki sauce, this one was a total sweet and savory treat.
Seasonal vegan burrito: california style
This whopper was jam-packed with avocado, cabbage, beans, soy meat, quinoa, and fries - inside the burrito - and then deep fried on the outside. What a protein powerhouse. I’ve never had anything so tasty and filling. Two satisfied thumbs up!
Go get these bad boys. Find Hideout Burrito at 35-4 Udagawacho in Shibuya, Tokyo.