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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.
  • 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.
  • Tanatsuya
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Shimotsutsumichou 19-4 Omi-machi shopping street Nearby Toshima-cho Near mouth
    A grain and cereals shop operated by the Kanazawa Daichi organic farm and located inside the Kanazawa Omi-cho Market in Kanazawa, Ishikawa. The shop sells rice, wheat, beans, and more, with a focus on pesticide-free and organic agricultural products cultivated by Kanazawa Daichi. The shop’s shelves are filled with grain-based seasonings, foods, and snacks which can casually be enjoyed any and every day. The shop also sells popular Jiroame soft-serve ice cream made from soymilk and without the use of any sugar or artificial sweeteners, as well as senbei rice crackers and candies created in the shape of Hyakuman-san, the official mascot of Ishikawa Prefecture.
  • Meruhen Nisshindo
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Suzushi Uedomachi Kitagata A) 49-1
    A long-standing shop established in 1913 selling Japanese and Western sweets in Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture on the northern tip of the Noto Peninsula. People love the shop’s healthy sweets made with an abundance of local vegetables and grains and without the use of additives. The shop’s signature item is its baumkuchen, which are made by mixing in a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables. The shop sells a variety of cute baumkuchens, including five layer, five color and seven layer, seven color varieties. The rusk-like baumchips make popular souvenirs and gifts.
  • Ama-Natto Kawamura
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    4.5
    85 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.

    西茶屋街は、規模が小さくてあまり見るところがないと聞いていましたが、西茶屋街に来た目的は、ここの甘納豆を買うことでした。 僕は北海道出身なので、お赤飯には、甘納豆を入れます。お正月には、是非、ここで買った甘納豆を入れて、お赤飯を炊いてもらおうと思います。他に甘納豆の詰め合わせを買い、お茶のお供に食べたいと思います。

  • Tawaraya
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    4.5
    50 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kobashimachi 2-4
    A long-standing “ame” candy and syrup shop located in Kobashi-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa which was established in 1830. It is said the shop was started after the original owner witnessed the struggles of mothers who were unable to produce milk for their newborn babies and decided to create a highly nutritious ame which could be given to suckling infants. The shop’s ame is made with only domestic rice and barley. The shop’s signature item is its Jiro-ame, a “mizuame” thick syrup. This can be eaten as-is but it’s also popularly used as a natural seasoning and secret ingredient in vegetable, fish, and meat dishes.

    Hard to believe this place is so old! Their specialty of sweet honey on a stick with different flavors was delicious! So happy we found it! There is one with ginger that is great if you have a sore...

  • Hachinota (Ishino-machi Branch)
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Hakuishi Ishinomachi T 14-1
    A popular Japanese confectionary shop dedicated to quality ingredients and the concept of local production for local consumption located in Ishino-machi, Hakui, Ishikawa. The shop’s renowned yokishigure is made with kimian egg yolk and sweet bean paste wrapped in an aromatic dough mixed with chocolate and peanuts. This popular sweet was even awarded the honorary gold prize in 19th National Confection Exposition. The shop also offers well-reviewed Japanese and Western-style confections made with Mikohara Rice, a brand rice which has even been presented to the pope, such as the chewy Mikohara Rice dango dumplings and the pure white Mikohara Rice rolls.
  • Iwauchi Kamaboko
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Shimoumichou 22
    This long-established Kamaboko store was founded in 1876, in Omicho Market, in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. As stated in its catchphrase, “a store to make and sell,” the store continues to use carefully selected local ingredients to make its fish paste products. The products the store creates are crucial parts of the local diet such as kamaboko, chikuwa and various ingredients for nabe (hot pot-dish), and popular fried food for people to eat while they walk. The store’s most famous product is Himuro Chikuwa, a traditional food made by Kaga master chefs. Every day, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., customers can buy freshly-made kamaboko here.
  • Nakatani Tofu
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Nomachi 2-19-13
    An old-fashioned tofu shop in the “Nishi Chaya District” in Kanazawa which sells rich tofu made with select soybeans and water, as well as fried foods. The shop’s signature item, however, is its soy milk soft-serve ice cream. Only available from April to October, people love the tofu-like flavor, natural sweetness, and creamy texture. The tofu ice cream, which is simple in flavor and goes well with soy sauce, is a popular treat to take home. Closest station: Nomachi Station.
  • Omicho Croquettes
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    4.0
    80 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Shimoumichou 24 World Food Diamond
    Local people doing their shopping line up alongside tourists at this famous croquette shop, inside Omicho Market. The freshly fried crispy croquettes draw rows of customers, many of whom get buy croquettes to take-away, and others, to eat as they walk. In addition to the classic, old-fashioned meat croquette and vegetable croquette, the shop also sells sweet shrimp, octopus, crab and other seafood croquettes, which are well-received. The nearest station is Kanazawa Station.

    I tried one Shrimp and one crab Korokke. It tastes like a deep fried mashed potato stuffing with filling, and that is a bit what it is. Not bad if you are close by.

  • Kato Koyodo
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Futakuchimachi N-94-1
    A Japanese confectionary shop located in Futakuchi Town, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture renowned for its elegant and dainty castle town-style sweets. The shop’s shelves are lined with seasonal fresh, dried, and baked sweet prepared by the hands of artisans. The shop’s signature item is its Kaga shikishi a snack assortment focusing primarily on colorful senbei rice crackers made with chewy glutinous rice. About the size of a person’s palm, these lovely treats are decorated with traditional natural themes and look like works of art. The uchiwa senbei, decorated rice crackers skewered on a toothpick to resemble a traditional Japanese fan, are popular to offer as gifts in summer.
  • Kanazawa Urata (Mikage)
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Mikagemachi 21-14
    A Japanese confectionary shop located in Mikage Town, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture famous for the Kaga Hachiman okiagari monaka bean jam cakes, which are popular to give as gifts celebrating the birth of a child and when visiting someone in the hospital. Modeled after the Kaga Hachiman okiagari, a traditional Kanazawa craft, these cute monaka bean jam cakes consist of a crisp outer crust filled with sweet adzuki bean paste. The shop also sells a wide variety of other fresh and baked sweets sure to delight as a souvenir or present. The shop’s Japanese-style choux crème puffs, crisp pastries filled with matcha green tea cream and tsubuan course sweet bean paste, are also well-reviewed.
  • Sakakobo Taro (Onikawa Branch)
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Nagamachi 1-3-32
    A Japanese confectionary shop located next to the Nomura Samurai Residence in the Nagamachi Samurai District, a popular tourist destination in Naga-machi, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. In addition to selling sweets, the shop also has a café area. Sakakobo Taro sells a variety of novel sweets, such as yokan jelly made with cacao and peanut butter, as well as colorful bite sized sweets made with dried kanten gelatin. Visitors can relax in the café space, enjoy the view of the Nomura Samurai Residence garden, and enjoy a cup of matcha green tea with a high class Japanese confection, shiratama azuki rice dumplings with sweet adzuki beans, or zenzai sweet bean soup.
  • Furukawa Shoten
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    4.5
    13 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Suzushi Idamachi Yo Part 8-1
    A popular bakery located in Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture on the northern tip of the Noto Peninsula. Furukawa Shoten sells an abundant variety of breads, such as moist breads made with local vegetables and glutinous rice, sweet breads, hearty side dish-style breads, and breads slow-risen and backed with natural yeast. The most popular bread that Furukawa Shoten sells is the cooled cream bread, a soft bread stuffed with whipped cream. A variety of creams are offered, including course ground Noto dainagon adzuki sweet bean, black sesame, and fruit creams.

    パンの種類は沢山ありますがクリームパンが人気!食パンも美味しい。クリームパンはお土産にはならないです。なぜなら中は生クリームなので溶けてしまいまうのです。

  • Tsukamoto
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Kawaimachi 1-90
    A long-standing Japanese confectionary shop located in Kawai Town, Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture. The shop’s signature item is the egara manju, a renowned Wajima sweet. Smooth sweet bean paste wrapped in a glutinous rice flour dough which is dyed a vivid yellow using Cape jasmine which is then steamed to create an extremely rare Japanese treat. The name is said to come from its resemblance to an iga Japanese chestnut, the pronunciation of which was corrupted into “egara.” The name is sometimes also written with characters meaning “fate,” “congratulations,” and “good” for good luck. Extremely popular, egara manju often sell out early in the day.
  • Patisserie Ofuku
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Hirosaka 1-2-13
    A popular Japanese and Western confectionary shop located in Hirosaka, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. Established in 1918 as “Ofukuken,” the shop underwent renovations and reopened under its current name in 2013. The shop sells Japanese sweets made by the third generation proprietor and Western confections made by the fourth generation proprietor, who trained at a hotel in Tokyo. The shop’s “an” sweet bean paste donuts have been popular since before it reopened. The shop’s seasonal Japanese confections and cakes made with seasonal fruits are beautiful and delicious. Ofuku has an eat-in space in addition to selling items for bringing home.

    Just outside the museum don’t miss this small patisserie where the owner develops his own research and achieved great results in mixing western patisserie with Japanese taste.

  • Shimada Suisan
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kamioumichou 35
    A seafood shop and restaurant located in the Omi-cho Market in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture designed around the concept of a “manly fish dealer.” Aiming to serve only the most delicious items, the shop sells seasonal seafood exclusively selected for freshness, size, quality, and flavor. The shop’s seasonally changing selection of eye-catching goods can include Iwagaki oysters in summer, and sweet shrimp, blackthroat seapearch, and crab from the fall onward. The shop also sells unique items not found elsewhere in Japan, such as “kazu-ebi” shrimp, a cherished delicacy in the Hokuriku region; and “oni-ebi” shrimp, a variety highly prized by gourmands.
  • Yubeshi Nakauraya (Waichi Main Shop)
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Kawaimachi 4-97
    A long-standing Japanese confectionary shop established in 1910 and located in Kawai-machi, Wajima, Ishikawa. The shop’s signature item is the maru-yubeshi yuzu dumpling, a renowned Wajima sweet. A ripe yuzu hollowed out and stuffed with uniquely-flavored glutinous rice which is then steamed several times and dried for half a year, the maru-yubeshi is a traditional sweet loved by celebrities and tea ceremony masters nationwide. Other items sold by the shop include soft gyoku-yubeshi gyuhi dumplings and refreshing yuzu jelly. The second floor is a café offering coffee and sweets served on Wajima lacquer dishes.

    2018.05.06訪問。 朝市散策の際に訪問。有名店のようで、朝市近辺だけでも3軒お店がありました。 お土産屋さんでこちらのプリンがおいしいと聞いたので注文。 能登プリン(ゆず、プレーン)の2種類を食べました。 ゆずプリンは ゆずの香りがふわっとして甘い中にも爽やかな感じが。 プレーンは普通のプリンでした。 能登産の材料で作っているプリンなので能登プリンなのかな。 期待したほど特徴は無かっ...

  • Le pont de chocolat Saint Nicolas (Korinbo Shop)
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kourimbou 2-12-24
    Le pont de chocolat Saint Nicolas is a shop specializing in chocolate and cake, located in Korinbo, in the city of Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture. The charming building recognizable by its white walls and cobalt blue door, so that it looks as if it came from a street corner in Europe. Trained in Belgium, the home of fine chocolate, the patissier makes each piece of chocolate individually, resulting in a confection as beautiful as a fine jewel. This chocolate melts in one’s mouth and lets customers experience the mellow fragrance of fine chocolate. The café space inside the shop serves seasonal cakes and gelato.

    French inspired shop and cafe with chocolate, pastries, ice creams etc. The flan and the waffles were fresh and delicious. The cappuccino was good. The wifi did not work. Staff spoke little English...

  • Tsukuda no Tsukudani Main Shop
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Shimoshinchou 6-18
    Tsukuda no Tsukudani is located in Shimoshincho in the city of Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, a neighborhood with an old-style atmosphere. It makes and sells tsukudani, various ingredients simmered in soy sauce and mirin (cooking sake). This shop’s version uses local vegetables and other select ingredients produced in Japan, but no additives. Its flagship product is Kaga no Hakuho, stewed walnuts served in a mochi rice cake shell that looks like a walnut. Other favorite goods are rather creative: Utsuwa Chazuke, ingredients for chazuke (rice with green tea over it) in the wafer, fish tsukudani, and sweets made with Kaga Province vegetables. Gift packs containing a combination of menu items are a popular souvenir of Kanazawa.

    以前お土産で頂いた最中に入った佃煮が美味しかったので、それを求めていってきました。店内にはいろいろな種類の佃煮があります。試食ができるのでいろいろ頂いてみました。加賀の白峰という胡桃の入った最中が美味しかったですね、もちろん購入しました。

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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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