Groceries Spots in Iwate Area

  • Fukuda-pan Main Shop at Nagatacho
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    4.0
    216 Reviews
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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.

    朝ごはんに家族で訪問。 8時過ぎで3組ほどの待ち。地元の皆様にも人気なのだろう。ヒトの出入りが激しかった。 朝ごはんには甘いものが食べたかったのでキャラメルをトライ。 パンがけっこう大きいので食べ終えるのに厳しいぐらいの甘さだったが、coffeeとは相性は抜群。 エビカツも一口トライしたが、これも美味! 朝ごはんかランチに再訪したい!

  • Miyako City Fish and Vegetable Market
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    3.5
    38 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.

    三陸の漁港、宮古市。 地元のお魚などがたくさん並ぶ市場。 毛ガニ、ホタテ、カキ、エビ、 メカジキ、カンパチなどたくさんの魚。 宮古と言えば瓶丼。 瓶の中に詰まった海鮮丼が有名! いろいろ見てるだけで楽しめます。 宮古市に観光に行ったならば ぜひ立ち寄りたいスポットです!

  • Fukuda Pan (Yahaba Store)
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    4.0
    13 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.

    激混みの人気店だが、この矢巾店は比較的空いていて、駐車場も広いのでオススメ。工場のすぐ横にある店。 種類は他店と同じで、とにかく多い。ベーシックなもので約170円から。注文したらその場でパンに塗ってくれる。その量の多いこと。桃ジャムがおすすめ。桃ジャムとマーマレードをハーフ&ハーフという注文もできるのがありがたい。 おかずパンも豊富。おすすめはじゃじゃみそのパン。 パンはかなり大きいがふわふわ。ほ...

  • 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。

  • Morioka Mikoda Morning Market
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    Iwate Morioka-shi Mikodacho 20-3
  • Shoeido (Main Shop)
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
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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.

    ごますり団子で名高い和菓子屋です。それ以外の和菓子もおいしく、大福などのもち料理は本店にはイートインもあります。

  • Matsuda Shorindo
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
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    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."

    遠野駅から徒歩数分のメインストリートにあるお菓子やさん。日本人形が飾られ昔から続く老舗の風格があるお店だ。お菓子やさんではゆず味のモナカを勝手食べたが一枚でお腹に重くのし掛かる味。お茶やコーヒーと相性が抜群だ

  • Kikushodo (Nakamachi Main Shop)
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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).
  • 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.
  • Furudate Seimenjo
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    Iwate Kunohe-gun Karumaimachi Karumai 8-139
    Located about three minutes or two kilometers via National Route 340 from the Hachinohe Expressway’s Karumai Interchange, this long-established noodle factory continues to make handcrafted richly fragrant soba buckwheat noodles using local ingredients and a traditional natural drying process. Established in 1909, it is also known locally as “Hattoya.” The most popular product is their “Dattan Soba Tea,” full of Rutin and made from 100% domestic ingredients mainly from Iwate Prefecture. Their “Dattan Soba” using only domestic buckwheat flour cultivated by local contract farmers is also recommended.
  • 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。

  • "Iwateya FES""AN Store"
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    Iwate Morioka-shi Moriokaekimaedori 1-44
    This Nanbu senbei rice cracker shop is located inside the Morioka Station building Fezan in front of the station in Morioka City. In addition to classic items such as sesame seeds, peanuts and soy sauce, it sells a wide variety of Nanbu senbei rice crackers with varieties such as dried squid, apple and natto with butter and egg, and products including the Western-style thick baked rice crackers “Mamegoro.” They also have assortments that match the season.
  • Baigetsudo
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    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。

  • Iwateya Ninohe Main Store
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    Iwate Ninohe-shi Ishikiridokoro Maeta 41-1
    This Nanbusenbei rice cracker shop is located in Maeta, Ishikiridokoro, Ninohe City. In addition to classic sesame seed, peanut and soy sauce flavors, they sell various types of Nanbusenbei rice crackers such as dried squid, natto and apple. Their seasonal assortments are also popular as gifts.
  • Kojiya Motomiya Miso-chaya
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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。

  • Fusetsuka
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    4.5
    6 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.

    豆腐の味がしっかりするソフトクリーム、豆乳ドーナッツ、湯葉クリームコロッケ、おぼろ豆腐など、一度試してみたい豆腐グッズ多数あり。サンデーの下に敷いてあるのは、フレークではなく、煮豆。tofu

  • Yui House
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    Iwate Waga-gun Nishiwagamachi Kotsunagizawa 55-138
    This milk direct sales shop is located along National Route 107 in Kotsunagizawa, Nishiwaga Town, Waga County. Adjacent to Yuda Milk, it sells dairy products such as fresh milk and yogurt. In addition, the adjoining cafe space offers sweets such as soft-serve ice cream using milk and drinks.
  • Shirasawa Senbei Shop
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
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    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。

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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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