Groceries Spots in Iwate Area

  • Miyako City Fish and Vegetable Market
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    3.5
    37 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Miyakoshi Satsukichou 1-1
    This market is located in Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture. It sells fresh seafood and processed marine products from the early morning. Their item selection includes not only seafood but vegetables and flowers raised by local farmers. It is known as the community kitchen, and is a market where people interact. In addition, they also pack and ship items purchased as souvenirs.

    コロナウイルスでイライラしていたので、ドライブに出かけました。目当ては毛蟹。蟹祭りをしている魚菜市場で新鮮な蟹をゲットしました。

  • Sunfish Kamaishi
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    3.5
    21 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Kamaishishi Suzukochou 2-1
    A shopping complex located a short walk from Kamaishi Station on the Kamaishi Line in Kamaishi City, Iwate Prefecture. Here you'll find shops like Shichibeya Shoten and Azumasengyo-ten which sell dark sleeper, salmon from Sanriku Kamaishi, and other fresh seafood as well as foods like dried fish and pickled fish. There are also numerous restaurants serving Kamaishi ramen, and rice bowls piled high with tasty seafood treats like ikura salted salmon roe and sea urchin. The facility is also connected by skyway to Sea Plaza Kamaishi on the other side of the road, making this a convenient place to pick up all kinds of gifts and souvenirs.

    海鮮が並んだ市場で、その場でBBQができるようです。生うにパック・ホヤパックが並んでいますが、生ものなので持ち帰れず残念でした。

  • Fusetsuka
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    4.5
    5 Reviews
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    Iwate Hachimantai-shi Hotozaka 236
    This tofu shop is located along National Route 282 in Hotozaka, Hachimantai City. The shop sells Japanese varieties of soybeans cultivated by contract farmers, and rich tofu made from natural bittern and soft water pumped from underground. In addition to yuba tofu skin and okara soy pulp, there are also waffles and donuts made with soy milk.

    お豆腐がしっかりした味おいしかったです!大豆の色ごとに風味が違う豆腐、豆腐シェイク、豆腐ソフトクリームもとっても美味しかったので二杯オーダーしてしまいました!ワッフルもモチモチしてて美味しかったです。お豆腐コロッケ、湯葉、厚揚げ、麻婆豆腐など品揃え豊富なのもよかったです。

  • Fukuda-pan Main Shop at Nagatacho
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    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Nagatachou 12-11
    An old bread shop established in 1948 in Nagata Town, Morioka City. The founder originally only developed coffee bread with the mindset of “filling the bellies of students at a low price.” The coffee bread comes in a wide variety of styles, from sweets like “red bean jam & butter”, to sides like ham and egg sandwiches, and the “Original Veggie Sandwich” —a vegetable sandwich with toppings like ground meat cutlets available. With such abundant variation, this shop has become synonymous with Morioka soul food.
  • Fukuda Pan (Yahaba Store)
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Shiwagunyahabachou Hiromiyasawa Dai11chiwari 502-1
    This bakery is located in the town of Yahaba-cho in Shiba County, Iwate Prefecture. Their offerings of your favorite cream and ingredients as toppings on fluffy koppe-pan (Japanese bread rolls) are known as the soul food of Iwate's Morioka. In addition, they have everything from desert breads to filling side-dish breads, making it a place visited by not only locals but many tourists as well.

    岩手県だと各スーパーでも販売されていますが、好みの味を伝えるとその場で作ってもらえるので楽しいです。でも色々な味があるので悩みます。 オススメはクッキークリームとアンバターです

  • Shirasawa Senbei Shop
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Konyachou 2-16
    Shirasawa Senbei Shop sells traditional Japanese crackers in the city of Morioka in Iwate Prefecture. This venerable shop features Nambu Senbei, a famous product of Iwate Prefecture, and the flavorful Sesame Senbei are especially popular. Among the many other varieties that customers can enjoy are Peanut, Walnut, and Sunflower Seed Senbei.

    盛岡で有名な南部せんべいの老舗店です。煎餅というと一つの味かと思われますが、色々な味があります。お土産にはとても良いです。レトロな感じを味わえるところも魅力的です。

  • Kikushodo (Nakamachi Main Shop)
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
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    Iwate Oshu-shi Esashinakamachi 1-12
    A long-standing Japanese sweet shop founded in 1932. Its main shop is at the entrance to Esashi's Kuramachi Mall. They're dedicated to making sweets people love with a focus on safety, delicious flavor, and traditional hand craftsmanship. Their popular Iwayado yokan (sweet bean paste jelly) confection is wrapped in a bamboo leaf after solidifying in a rectangular wooden frame. Its traditional manufacturing method has been handed down in this region for nearly two hundred years. There are many other products that make great souvenirs too, such as their Mutsu-no-oja (their own version of a walnut tart from Switzerland's Engadin region) and their Fujiwara Yondai (pie-style manju buns).

    洋菓子と、和菓子のお店です。竹の皮に包まれた周りが硬い田舎羊羹は味わい深くとても美味しいです。あまり売店で売られていないので、江刺に行くと必ず立ち寄ります。

  • Kojiya Motomiya Miso-chaya
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Iwate Hachimantai-shi Terashida 165-28
    This restaurant is located along National Route 282 in Terashida, Hachimantai City. It offers meals ramen and rice bowls using naturally brewed and aged miso and koji, set meals, and their “miso chaya lunch” with different daily side dishes. In addition to miso and koji, the adjoining store sells specialty products from the northern Tohoku region.

    8月初旬、パートナーと近くの静流閣に泊まった後、盛岡市への帰る途中、寄り道をしました。 味噌専門店と言うことで、味噌ソフトクリームを初めてたべました。 食べた瞬間は、普通のソフトクリームなのですが、食べ終えた後、口の中に、味噌の風味が広がる、不思議な食感でした。 味噌かしわ餅の味噌の味に似ているような感じがします。 決して、味噌臭いとか、そんな感じではなく、癖になりそうな味です。

  • Matsuda Shorindo
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Tono-shi Chuodori 1-7
    "A Japanese sweet shop founded in 1868. It is designed like a traditional storehouse, and you can distinguish it by its large wooden sign. The specialty is white hard candies called ""Akegarasu"" made with walnuts and sesame. The sweet got its name from the shape of the walnuts that resemble crows (karasu) when cut in half. In addition to this, they also have candies made with lots of wild grape, candies made with concentrated sugar, and a special baumkuchen cake made to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the publication of The Legends of Tono."

    物語の館など観光地の多い中心部にある老舗のお菓子屋さん。銘菓「明がらす」,試食として丸ごと一ついただき,女将さんから色々教えていただきました。明がらすは,上品で甘さ控えめ,なんだか懐かしい味でした

  • Sekiguchiya Kashiho Confectionery
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
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    Iwate Morioka-shi Shinmeicho 2-3
    This Japanese confectionery shop is located in Shinmei-cho, Morioka City. It manufactures “Morioka Dagashi,” which originated from preserved food for the winter. It sells a variety of confectionery such as “shochuto” with shochu in boiled sugar and “ishigoromo” with sugar coated on kneaded and dried bean paste.

    盛岡駄菓子の看板が掛かって、老舗感ある建物。 商品は、煎餅から万頭類まで様々。煎餅をいただきましたが、このお店の雰囲気にしばらくはぼーっとなっていたように思います。

  • Kashi Kobo Yoshinoya
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Nishiwaigunhiraizumichou Hiraizumi Izumiya 81-1
    This Japanese confectionary shop is located in Hiraizumi-cho, Nishiiwai County. A long-established store that has been in operation since 1915, their popular offerings include Japanese sweets such as sesame yokan (red bean jelly) to cakes, apple pies and cream puffs. In addition, there is a cafe space inside where you can enjoy the sweets with a cup of coffee.

    平泉観光後、一休みと電車の時間調整を兼ねて入店しました。飲み物にはサービスでクッキーが付いてきます。相方は、アップルパイも追加しました。お店のおかみさんはとても親切でいろいろとお話を聞くことができました。

  • Sawagiku Confectionary Main Store
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    2.0
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Kujishi Juhachinichimachi 2-1
    Sawagiku Confectionary, located in the city of Kuji, Iwate Prefecture, has been in business since 1930. It sells mostly baked goods that contain traditional Japanese ingredients, such as Busu no Kobu, which combines granulated sweet bean paste with artisan Shigure butter. It also sells Western-style baked goods, such as cheesecake and rusks. Its products are popular souvenirs and gifts.

    地元では昔からある菓子店。あまり流行ってる店という感じはないのだが、なぜ?地元に5店舗(1店舗減り現在は4店舗)もあるのか…地元民の間では不思議がられている。 ずっと食べてなかったが、数年前に親族が大量にケーキを買ってきてくれて食べたのだが…イマイチ( ̄- ̄;)スポンジはボソボソだし、どこか脂っぽい。ケーキの下の紙が油を吸って、ジドーっとしている。他の美味しいケーキ屋さんでは、そういうのは見られ...

  • Baigetsudo
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Morioka-shi Honchodori 1-9-40
    This Japanese confectionery shop is located in Honchodori1-Chome, Morioka City. It sells Japanese confectionery centered on freshly cooked rice cakes such as the Iwate local cuisine “Ochamochi.” In addition, their Kurohira milk agar-agar, matcha green tea with strong astringent and bitter flavor, uses Kurohira beans from Morioka and is certified as one of Morioka's delicious foods.

    味噌っぱさみクルミは、しんこのお餅でクルミ入りの味噌を包んだもの。しその葉もいいアクセントですね。 みその深い味わいにクルミとしその香りがちょっと豪華さを添えて、これはめちゃめちゃうまいです。

  • Kaishindo
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    Iwate Pref. Oushushi Esashi-ku Odaki Chikaraishi 211
    A Japanese confectionary shop established in the distant Enpo era located a little drive from Mizusawa-Esashi Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen in Oshu City, Iwate Prefecture. The shop's Iwayado yokan jelly, made according to a traditional recipe, is made with Iwate Dainagon and Hokkaido azuki beans. Created laboriously by the hands of skilled artisans, this jelly has a rich flavor derived straight from the superb ingredients used to make it. Other products include kurineri yokan jelly richly flavored with brown sugar, old fashioned honneri yokan jelly, kintsuba flour dough cakes redolent with the innate flavor of azuki beans, and seasonally limited jellies made with Esashi apples.
  • Shoeido (Main Shop)
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    Iwate Ichinoseki-shi Jishumachi 3-36
    A long-standing Japanese confectionery shop that has been around for over 100 years since the Meiji period. They sell a variety of Japanese sweets with a focus on showy high-grade Japanese fresh confections that reflect the seasons. Their Gomasuri-dango are a local favorite with velvety black sesame syrup in nicely textured mochi rice balls. Another local favorite is Tamura-no-Ume, featuring bean paste mixed with ume plum in gyuhi mochi wrapped in green shiso leaves. A sweet with a history, it was created on the orders of Tamura Clan, the feudal lord of Ichinoseki Domain since he hoped for some Ichinose specialty.
  • Yoshida seimen
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    Iwate Oshu-shi Esashi Odaki Honoki 220-1
    The main store of this company is located along Prefectural Route 14, north from JR Mizusawa-Esashi Station. It produces and sells yellow somen noodles called tamago-men, which are made with egg. They originate from the Genroku period, when Christian Matsuya Juzo moved here from Nagasaki and learned about them from a Dutchman. The noodles have a slight eggy fragrance and subtle sweetness, and are characterized by their refreshing texture. They are also popular for the long time it takes for them to soften, and they are delicious whether eaten chilled or hot. Some products are combined with udon noodles and curry soup, and are popular choices for souvenirs.
  • Sasacho Brewery
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    Iwate Hanamaki-shi Towacho Tsuchizawa 5417
    A long-established brewery in Towa-cho, Hanamaki City. It's at the foot of Mt. Hayachine, one of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains. They make miso and soy sauce while faithfully adhering to the knowledge and methods of their predecessors. Their rich and natural Shinise-no-Aji Tsuyu seasoning features a blend of bonito stock and soy sauce fermented for an extended period, without any artificial flavors. It comes recommended and has even been featured in the newspaper. Other popular items include Hon-kuradashi, Iwate inaka miso that has been aged for a long time in Akita cedar barrels and Hayachine Shoyu, soy sauce made with spring water from the mountain.
  • Kaiho-zuke Nakamuraya
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    Iwate Kamaishi-shi Suzukocho 5-7
    This store produces and sells Kamaishi's famous Kaiho-zuke. It is located approximately a four-minute walk from JR Kamaishi Station. Sanriku Kaiho-zuke is a best-selling productmade with a blend of Sanriku mekabu (wakame seaweed root) pickled in a secret sauce, Sanriku abalone, and salmon roe atop, which has been boiled using a unique damashi-ni technique to make ittender. The rich and full flavor is perfect to go with white rice. The store also sells other seafood products, such as Hotate ougon-zuke, which is soy marinated mekabu with salmon roe steeped in sake, as well as Hotate herring roe ougon-zuke.
  • Ganso Shizukuishi Light Truck Market
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    Iwate Iwate-gun Shizukuishicho
    Located about a five-minute walk from JR Shizukuishi Station, this morning market is held on the Shizukuishi Yosharedori Shopping Arcade with it closed to vehicular traffic, and has hawkers directly selling their best products from rows of light trucks. There are many products unique to the production area such as fresh vegetables, fruits, marine products, crafts, items rarely seen, and highly discounted goods. There are also other fun events. It is held on the first Sunday of every month from May to November (the second Sunday only in July). There is a shuttle bus that operates between the parking lot, market area and Shizukuishi Station when the market is open.
  • Nishinoya Main Store
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    Iwate Miyako-shi Hokuda 2-20
    "Established in the early Showa period, this long-established Japanese and Western confectionery store is located approximately a five-minute walk from the JR Miyako Station. In addition to cakes and other Japanese and Western confections, the store also has a wide variety of different types of bread. The fruit bread, which has not changed its recipe since the store's establishment, is very popular and is highly recommended, with its rich flavor and exquisite buttercream and apple filling. The genkotsu bread is also very popular, with its filling of fresh cream accented with mandarin orange and sandwiched between fluffy bread. The store's Fishing Fire ""Isaribi"" confection, with its filling of squid powder, won the prestigious gold prize at the 19thAll Japan Association Of Confectionery manufactures competition."

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A northern Tohoku prefecture promising peace and quiet, Iwate is sparsely populated, replacing people with snow-capped mountains, history-rich sites, and fields of crops that are to thank for the region’s delicious local cuisine. Meander along the three-city Golden Route, where you’ll visit the grand Buddhist temples of Hiraizumi and the Tono folk villages before tasting the three famed noodle dishes of Morioka.

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