The term Kyoto vegetables refers to two different kinds of vegetables.
One kind is vegetables that were traditionally eaten, and the other kind is vegetables that are strongly associated with Kyoto that began to be distributed from around 1989.
Kyoto has wide variations in climate depending on the season, so the Kyoto vegetables that grow there are unique and have a deep flavor.
Here are some spots to enjoy healthy Kyoto vegetables.
Strong aroma is combined with sweetness and a crisp texture. It is called the jewel of the fields.
The flesh is firm and sweet. Even when cooked it retains some firmness.
There is no sharp taste, and it has a distinctive aroma and sweetness.
— 家庭菜園の里人N (@sato_bito) 2017年5月11日
It has a fine grain and holds its shape well when boiled.
That distinctive pattern is due to a special harvesting technique.
This buffet restaurant has many Kyoto vegetable dishes.
Vegetables are cooked and served the day that they are harvested, so it is possible to taste the goodness of fresh Kyoto vegetables.
They have over 15 dishes along with soups, steamed vegetables, rice, and dessert.
Japanese notation：都野菜 賀茂
This izakaya in a Kyoto townhouse serves delicious Kyoto vegetables.
Their lunch is popular too, and if you’re not there early they may run out.
Their Kyoto vegetable creative dishes eaten in the warm wooden atmosphere of the townhouse is superb. They also have local Kyoto sake and seasonal fish.
Japanese notation：おうちごはん ここら屋
Hours：11:30〜14:00 / 18:00〜22:00
This shop has Kyoto vegetable sweets made by Kyoto artisans.
This shop is in the limelight, being featured in media such as television and magazines.
Colorful Kyoto vegetables brightly decorate cakes, and their taste is superb.
This delicious cake shop allows you to discover new possibilities in Kyoto vegetables.
This Kyoto pickle shop uses Kyoto vegetables and seasonal fresh vegetables that are carefully selected from various farmers and then individually and carefully pickled by the hands of artisans.
There are no artificial preservatives or colorings used, so it is possible to taste the flavor of the ingredients themselves.
It is possible to sample pickles in the shop to find the one for you out of the various pickles.
Japanese notation：京漬物の老舗 赤尾屋
This commercial facility sells fresh vegetables and foodstuffs under the concept “Vegetables are the body, the body is vegetables.”
There are various tenants, and not only Kyoto vegetables but also fish, meat, bread, and side dishes are sold.
This market-like commercial facility is in the center of Kyoto City.