A ramen shop serving both vegan and non-vegan options, Bassa Nova is hidden down an alleyway of Takeshita Street in Harajuku, slightly away from the throngs of people. You can order from the vending machine. There are two vegan options: pink beetroot soup and green curry soup. With the former, you can opt for either hot or cold. The beetroot is there simply for color. Topped with flavored soy chicken, mitsuba (Japanese parsley), red onions and homemade fried onions, as well as thick chewy noodles, this ramen will leave you satisfied. The shop also provides  a ramen bib for those who want one. This can come in handy, especially if you’re wearing white. There’s a Bassa Nova near Shimokitazawa, but beware, it’s only pork-bone broth. The Harajuku one is the shop to visit.