Groceries Spots in Ishikawa Area

  • Omicho Market
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kamioumichou 50
    Omicho Market in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture has been nicknamed “Kanazawa’s Kitchen.” The Market has rows of retail shops selling food products (mainly fresh foods) and miscellaneous daily necessaries; it has underpinned Kanazawa’s gastronomic culture for nearly 300 years, since the Edo period. Fruit juices in which the straw is stuck straight into the fruit, and Kaisen Don (a bowl of rice topped with seafood) with plenty of delicious, fresh seafood toppings are particularly popular with tourists. Omicho Market is around 15 minutes’ walk from Kanazawa Station.
  • Wajima Asaichi
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Kawaimachi
    Located in Kawaimachi, Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, this is one of the largest morning markets in Japan and contains between 100 and 250 different stalls. It is said to have a history over 1,000 years old, and many of the sellers and customers are women. You’ll find fresh fish sold by women in the fishing village, locally raised vegetables, handicrafts sold by women of the neighborhood farmhouses, and more, and the energetic sale cries echo throughout the market. The morning market is open from 8 a.m. to noon and is closed for the first three days of the New Year as well as the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month.
  • Kanazawako Ikiiki Uoichi
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Muryoujimachi
    A market filled with fresh-caught seafood from Ishikawa Prefecture located in Kanazawa Port a 15 minute walk from the Kanazawa Port Exit of JR Kanazawa Station. Here you'll find the freshest seafood put up for sale immediately after being bought wholesale at auction. In addition, because the market's shops are directly operated by sellers and the seafood doesn't pass through the hands of various middlemen, the prices are extremely reasonable. There are six shops in the market, including a shop where you can enjoy a seafood rice bowl on the spot, a shop selling vegetables, and a shop which carries processed foods like dried fish and tsukudani foods boiled and preserved in soy sauce. Only in November and December, you can buy Kano crab and snow crab.
  • Malga Gelato Noto Main Shop
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    4.5
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Pref. Housugunnotochou Mizuho 163-1
    Located in Mizuho, Noto Town, Hosu County, this shop specializes in gelato. The 100% local raw milk gelatos here are born through fine control of the mixture rates and aroma of the ingredients. The crafter of these gelatos, Mr. Taizo Shibano, is a gelato professional who has many achievements in international gelato contests.

    穴水-能登町の249号線沿いにあります。人気店なので、売り切れ次第営業終了となります。土曜の15時くらいに行きましたがまだちゃんとありました。駐車場が満車の場合もあり。オススメは珠洲の塩とのことでした。バスでもアクセス可能。

  • Ama-Natto Kawamura
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    4.5
    101 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Nomachi 2-24-7
    An ama-natto specialty shop located in the Nishi Chaya District in No-machi, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. Originally providing gifts for geisha to give to favored customers, this popular shop has gained a reputation through word-of-mouth and from celebrities specially ordering its products. Using a variety of ingredients, including dainagon adzuki beans, red kidney beans, chickpeas, pinto beans, and white and black soybeans, the shop creates moist, delicately sweet ama-natto made without preservatives or colorings. The shop’s ama-natto is popular with tourists as a reasonably-priced Kanazawa souvenir. The rear of the shop is used as a takeout café in the summer (opens irregularly) where customers can enjoy shaved ice topped with specially prepared mamemitsu beans in sweet syrup.

    金沢の西茶屋街にあります、久しぶりに来店しました遠方の知人に贈答用の品物を探しに来ました前に来たときから店内はスタイリッシュになっていますまた甘納豆だけでなくドライフルーツ、新しいもなかなど楽しめるお店です。

  • Reneishodo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Kaga-shi Yamashiro Onsen 18-116
    A long-standing Japanese confectionary shop established in 1819. The shop continues to make neri yokan jelly, Yamashiro Onsen’s signature confection. The shop’s neri yokan bears the innate flavor of sweet adzuki beans and is made with just adzuki, kanten algae gelatin, and sugar. The exquisite confections are the combination of a homemade Hokkaido adzuki bean paste, highly refined crystalized sugar, and natural kanten. Its simplicity means its flavor is pure, and the use of high quality, healthy ingredients means it’s safe to eat as well. The jelly makes a perfect souvenir of your trip to Yamashiro Onsen as well as an excellent gift.
  • Marufuku
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Kaga-shi Yamashironsen Onsen Dori 48
    A Japanese confectionary shop standing at the entrance to the Yamashiro Onsen hot spring district. The shop has continued to make simple and inviting treats by hand for over 80 years. The shop’s most popular product is its thick and heavy Kurikko buns, which consist of sweet white bean jam and a whole candied chestnut wrapped in a chewy, cookie-like dough. Going perfectly with a strong cup of tea, these exquisite gems are beloved by everyone from children to senior citizens. Customers also love the shop’s plump and tasty Onsen Manju buns made with water straight from a hot spring in Yamashiro Onsen and kurozato brown sugar from Okinawa.
  • A Point
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Kaga-shi Katayamazu Onsen 12-1 Pumpkin Mura Building 1F
    A cake shop adjoining the Kabocha-mura building in Katayamazu Onsen. The shop, decorated in a white and sky blue Northern European style, sells choice, handmade confections which are safe and healthy. Particularly popular is the crispy cookie choux crème. The fluffy shells of these exquisite gems are stuffed with a rich custard cream. Depending on when you come, it’s not uncommon to find they’ve sold out. The shop’s cakes, decorated with caricatures and popular characters, are perfect for birthdays and other events.
  • Shibafune Koide
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Inaho 2-8
    The Inaho Plant of Shibafune Koide, a long-standing Japanese confectionary shop established in 1917. Located just off of the Hakusan Interchange, the factory makes and sells via a direct sales shop elegant, high quality Japanese confections. The namesake Shibaune is a renowned confection consisting of beautiful, small elliptical rice crackers covered with white sugar like fresh-fallen snow and flavored with spicy ginger. In order to preserve the flavor and pungency of the ginger, the snacks are carefully coated one at a time with a ginger syrup warmed to 80° C. The shop sells a variety of seasonal namagashi fresh sweets and confection assortments perfect for giving as presents, congratulations, and condolences.
  • tout le monde chouchou (Kuratsuki Main Shop)
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Kuratsuki 5-53
    A Western confectionery shop that looks like a Nordic castle. The chic interior with a high ceiling offers an array of colorful confections. Their classic sweets, tarts and roll cakes made with seasonal fruit, etc. are all just sweet enough. The shop has each section selling cake, pastries, baumkuchen, and gelato. A self-serve coffee machine is in the aisle. Their Kanazawa Mito Baumkuchen—inspired by the trees enlivening Kanazawa's lovely townscape—is an ideal gift for weddings, baby showers, etc.

    駐車場も広く、友人の誕生日祝いのバームクーヘンを買い求めに行きました。お洒落な外観の店舗でショーケースには美味しそうなケーキが並んでいます。焼き菓子などのギフトセットが豊富です。セルフのコーヒーコーナーもありました。

  • FRAN·DORE Yamashina Main Shop
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    4.5
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Yamashina 1-3-17
    This Western confectionary shop can be identified by its country-style exterior and cute recessed terrace. Inside, the shop is filled with charming knickknacks, its display cases covered with products perfect for birthday cakes, gifts, or a luxurious little treat for yourself. The Kinugoshi Choux Crème Goma is particularly popular, and consists of a fluffy choux crème crust stuffed with black sesame cream and a kokuto brown sugar-flavored warabimochi bracken starch dumpling. The dainty crust goes perfectly with the light, refreshing cream filling. The black sesame variety is only available from July to mid-September, but the Kinugoshi Choux Crème Matcha, filled with organic matcha custard cream, is sold year round.

    金沢市山科にあります、もう30年以上やられていると思いますケーキ屋さんでは老舗です、ここの絹しゅ、また季節限定のももちゃん、マンゴソフトクリーム身体に悪いと思いますがうまいがます。

  • Itsumi Ushioya Kanazawa Main Shop
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Nishi Kanazawa 2-168-1
    A marine products shop famous for its tataki seared Japanese amberjack. In addition to tataki, the shop stocks kombujime and sujime fish, ichiyaboshi fish dried overnight, tsukeuo marinated fish, fresh delicacies, Japanese deli-style foods, traditional foods, nukazuke and kasuzuke pickles, dried foods, and snacks. The shop’s vaunted series of exquisite tataki seafoods are prepared shio tataki style with salt from Noto salt farms and hand-seared by skilled artisans.
  • Kawaki Shoten
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Aokusamachi 88 Omicho Market 1F
    This long-standing crab and eel specialty shop has been operating in the Omi-cho Market, the pantry of Kanazawa, for over 40 years. The shop’s crab is boiled and its eel likewise charcoal broiled on-site. The shop also carries choice, seasonal delicacies from the Sea of Japan such as northern shrimp and oysters.
  • FRAN·DORE Vallee
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Tagami Sakura 3-1
    A Western confectionary shop which sells products which make perfect birthday cakes, gifts, and tasty little desserts. The cute, country-style establishment has a terrace seating area and space where visitors can take in seasonal flowers. The shop’s display cases are filled with baked sweets, choux cremes, roll cakes, mini cakes made with seasonal fruits, and other desserts sure to delight whether given as a gift or eaten yourself.

    金沢市杜の里にあります。山科にあるふらんどる本店の支店です。本店同様のメニューです私は絹ごしシュークリームが特に好きでよく買いに行きます。

  • Babylon
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Fujieminami 3-168-17
    A small bread bakery located in Kanazawa City. In addition to the breads themselves, the shop strives to make all of the secondary materials used in its breads by hand utilizing only high quality ingredients. Further, in order to provide breads safe to eat for those with allergies and atopy, alongside its regular breads the shop also sells breads made without eggs, fats, butter, milk, or other animal products.
  • Cake Boutique Preeminence
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Kitayasue 4-8-31 Head Office Building 1F
    The displays of this cake boutique are filled with choice Western confections crafted by a French chef equal to that of anything in France. Made with select ingredients and without the use of additives, the shop’s cut cakes, anniversary cakes, and wedding cakes are all gorgeous and delicious. The shop’s roll cakes and baked sweets are also popular.

    この日はケーキバイキングの日ということで、入場待ちの列が出来ていました。 私はケーキだけを購入。季節限定の丸ごと桃は、中に桃のジュレが入っていました。 ブルーベリータルトも上にたっぷりブルーベリーがのっていてお勧めです。

  • Kanazawa Jizakegura
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Kinoshinbomachi 1-1
    This local liquor specialty shop is located inside the JR Kanazawa Station building and caries beverages from 35 sake breweries in Ishikawa Prefecture. There’s also a bar in the establishment where you can sample and compare the shop’s various wares and have fun finding your favorites. In addition, a vending machine in the shop dispenses cups of local liquors.
  • Aji no Chikaokaya
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Kanazawa Ichino Machi 3-2-31
    Focusing on sharing tradition and spicing up your dinner table, this shop makes and sells tsukudani soy sauce boiled preserved foods and tsukemono pickles primarily using local specialty products from the Kaga area. Particularly recommended, to take home or to give as a souvenir, are the kurumini candied walnuts, a local specialty product and essential ingredient for banquet cuisine in the Kaga area; gori tsukudani candied gobies, one of the most well-known dishes in Kaga cuisine; makiburi straw-wrapped amberjack, a Noto specialty invented as a means of preserving food for fishermen; and the shop’s vaunted kaburazushi amberjack and turnip sushi.
  • Shirai Nanao Shop
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Nanao-shi Ipponsugimachi 100
    This kombu kelp and marine products shop has been in business for over 80 years. Situated on Nanao’s historic Ipponsugi Street, the shop retains an old-fashioned, nostalgic atmosphere. The shop’s displays are filled with kombumaki seaweed rolls, amedaki candied herring, kombumame beans and kelp, and hand-shaved kombu kelp strips. On the second floor, there’s a museum area displaying items connected to kombu as well as old-fashioned tools and curios collected by the owner.
  • Umeya Tsunegoro Main Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ishikawa Nanao-shi Sakujimachi 1
    A history-leaden confectionary shop which was established in 1915. Particularly recommended are the Kokuto Manju brown sugar buns, and the Daizu Ame soybean candies, a beloved confection in the Noto-Nanao area which has even been presented to the emperor. Customers also appreciate a space the shop provides where you can enjoy a cup of tea and a Japanese-style confection along with a view of the shop’s courtyard. In addition to products available year round, the shop also offers an abundant variety of seasonal confections, high grade jonamagashi fresh confections, and confections for giving as gifts.

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Long, thin Ishikawa prefecture runs along the Sea of Japan up into Noto Peninsula. Highlights of the seaside towns lining the west coast include Kanazawa, often described as a "Little Kyoto" thanks to its old wooden tea houses and geisha culture as well as its picturesque Japanese garden, Kenroku-en.

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