L for You is an organic, probiotic vegan restaurant tucked away in the heart of Tokyo’s fashionable Aoyama district. The owners have created a relaxing and homely atmosphere serving healthy lunches, dinners, drinks and deserts.
This is a restaurant with a clear mission to enhance your health and wellbeing through a probiotic diet. They accomplish this by offering organic gut-healthy fermented foods made with miso, amazake, vinegar and an array of others.
L for You has this down to a delicious science. They offer both vegan and non-vegan menus that have been carefully prepared for balance, using traditional fermented foods containing numerous probiotics that are known to lead to a happy tummy. These guys will serve you a balance of lactic acid bacteria from amazake, acetic acid bacteria from home-made pickles and yeast bacteria from miso and fermented soy beans, just to name a few.
Some of the benefits from these friendly probiotics are said to be improvement of the nutritional value of food, control of intestinal infections, better digestion of lactose, control of serum cholesterol levels, reduction of inflammation, increase in healing and even positive impact on some types of cancers.
Organic veggies and whole grains, including brown rice, are used in each meal for nutritional balance and healthy fiber. The owners are dedicated to providing organic products whenever possible. According to them, about 95% of the offerings here at L for You are organic.
Several choices of lunch plates are available from 11:30 – 15:00 in both vegan and non vegan varieties. The meal offerings vary by season and always use good-for-your-gut ingredients. Some examples include chicken for carnivores and soy meat for vegans, both prepared in advance with an amazake marinade. Their miso soup, organic of course, is not to be missed.
Dinner plates also loaded with delicious probiotic goodies are served in the evenings.
Gluten-free paninis and french toast await those craving healthy bread-based goodies. A vegetable deli of pickles, marinades, rice salads and other cold, probiotic-rich dishes are available for thehungry, health-conscious customer at any time.
For those of you seeking a wonderful afternoon treat, L for You has vegan raw sweets as well as gluten-free cakes and baked goods. You can couple your deserts with organic coffee, herbal teas or plant-based milks. Amazake smoothies. organic wine and beer are also available.
The probiotic concept extends to other beverages as well. Do not miss their ever-popular organic lemonade. This healthy drink is painstakingly prepared from fresh organic lemons and natural vegetable sugar extracted from Japanese white “daikon” radishes. The chef ferments this concoction and uses the concentrated result to create cold lemonade in the summer and a hot version in the cold of winter.
This restaurant was started by the two owners who had discovered personally that a balanced probiotic diet absolutely made them feel better. As they progressed through their culinary journey the idea for L for You was born. The “L” in their name is for the following seen important L’s of life:
Love – Cherish the world around you
Life – Consider your path for living
Lucky – Appreciate your destiny
Learn – Absorb knowledge
Light – Sparkle and shine
Link – Connect and bond
Local – Couple with community
Like – Smile through life
After you have enjoyed your healthy and balanced probiotic meal, do take some time to look around the shop section of L for You. They carry a wide array of organic products. Amazake, miso, energy bars, chips, drinks, seasonings, soy meat and many other hard-to-find products line the shelves.
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