Daimaru Food Floor, Kyoto
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Melon-flavored bread

Daimaru Department Store boasts one of the biggest food floors in Kyoto. They offer a wide range of Western delicacies, pastries and chocolates, a good selection of sake and a respectable wine department. There are also many stalls devoted to Kyoto's specialty foods such as tofu, fu (wheat gluten), yuba (tofu skin), and beautiful vegetables, both fresh and pickled.

They're located right next to the western end of the traditional outdoor Nishiki Market, and visiting one after the other provides an interesting study in contrasts.

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Ginnan (gingko nuts); pickled baby eggplants; melons packaged for gift-giving
Fishcakes in various flavors
Freshly made fishcakes; goma-dofu (sesame tofu) and tofu variations
Pastries; jams, juices and vinegar-based drinks
Kushiage (deep-fried meat and vegetables on skewers); creampuffs
Grilled unagi eel; a French bakery; salt-grilled ayu (sweetfish)
Rakkyo (pickled shallots); nukazuke (rice bran-pickled) cucumbers
Miso paste

Daimaru Department Store

Open 10am-8pm daily


Shijo Takakura 79. (Shijo just east of Karasuma-dori)

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