Must-try Street Foods in Enoshima and Kamakura
Enoshima Island and Kamakura’s street foods are one of a kind. Filled with unique sweets and local seafood, here are some of the must-trys. The prices are included and updated as of March 2021.
- Whole Octopus Rice Cracker (Maruyaki Takosenbei)
- Whitebait (Shirasu) bread with Cream Cheese filling
- Deep-fried Whitebaits
- Meoto Manju
- Croquette with black shirasu
- Ice cream sandwich with ice cream and red beans
- Soy sauce grilled squid
- Nori Yōkan
- Shirasu Rice Bowl
- Soft Ice Cream
- Croquette with unique fillings
- Inari Sushi
- Dango Stick
- Matcha Gelato
- Kamakura Special Crepes
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Enoshima’s Street Foods
Whole Octopus Rice Cracker (Maruyaki Takosenbei)
Usually has the longest line out of all the vendors, this rice cracker is one of the most popular snacks at Enoshima. A whole octopus is used to make one senbei and you can see many visitors eating the crackers on the spot while it’s hot around the vendor. (350 yen)
Whitebait (Shirasu) bread with Cream Cheese filling
Biting into the bun, the cheese fills your mouth mixed with the whitebait bread to create a perfect mixture of cheese and the taste of seafood. It is best when it’s served hot. (250 yen)
Usually goes perfectly with a cold beer on a summer night on the beach, it can also be enjoyed while walking and taking a stroll on the island (200 yen)
Sweet Steamed Buns – these sweets are enjoyable cold or hot. (300 yen)
Croquette with black shirasu
This croquette can only be made near the sea and only one of them can make you fuller (150 yen)
Ice cream sandwich with ice cream and red beans
Ice-cream and breads, the unexpectedly yummy combo for a summer day. (400 yen)
Soy sauce grilled squid
A whole squid grilled with savory soy sauce. Chewy and Sweet in your mouth, just for 600 yen.
Jelly-like sweet with seaweed and white beans. You can also buy packaged yokan as a gift. (200 yen)
Shirasu Rice Bowl
Not really a snack but rather the main dish. This has to be on the must-try list at Enoshima. The calcium-rich bowl of whitebait sometimes combined with small shrimps is an excellent way to taste the sea nearby.
Kamakura’s Sweet Gourmet Spots
Just like Enoshima, there are many seafood-rich snacks and street food vendors in Kamakura. But there are also many different types of delicious sweets and desserts, perfect for those with even the slightest sweet tooth.
Soft Ice Cream
With flavors like sweet potato and topped with marshmallows and many more (350 yen)
Croquette with unique fillings
With fillings like beef, purple sweet potato, black sesame, sour plum with shiso leaf, chocolate. (200 yen)
Go wild with a variety of fillings or go classic with only rice in the sweet soft tofu skin for 250 yen
Melting-in-your-mouth omelette on a stick, anyone? (250 yen)
Sweetened rice cake with various toppings. (200 yen)
Rich flavor of matcha can be experienced fully here. The perfect companion on a hot day on the beach. (450 yen)
Kamakura Special Crepes
Special to Kamakura’s Daibutsu (the Buddhist Temple) this crepe is sold at Kannon Cafe. (500 yen)
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