As fans of the intersection of Food x Fashion, Tokyo's department stores offer an abundance of opportunities for research. But in contrast to their American counterparts, the finest ideas and concepts are underground.
That’s why, for the best lunch and produce, we go downstairs to the massive Takashimaya depachika (food hall). The name comes from the Japanese word depato (department store) and chika (basement) – a reference to the location.
Expect find seasonal specialties, produce, bento boxes, sushi, salad bars, deli sandwiches, gourmet foods in Peck in Italy, Chinese takeout, Fauchon pastries, confections, global restaurants, cafes, live seafood, a butcher, and more – all merchandised to perfection - within the sprawling Takashimaya flagship.