Pizza Crusts, Pizza, Tortillas, Naan

These pizza crusts, premade pizzas, tortillas and naan could be handy if you are able to cook/heat your own meals while you are in Japan.

Some products have ingredients where the source is not known, and which may or may not be of animal origin, such as shortening/shōtoningu/ショートニング, emulsifier/nyūkazai/乳化剤, l-cysteine/L – shisutein ensan shio/L-システイン塩酸塩 or margarine/māgarin/マーガリン.

For those who do not live in Japan, products sold on Rakuten Ichiba can be shipped to other countries via Rakuten Global Express (English), Rakuten’s official overseas delivery service (click here for Rakuten Global Express in Japanese). They will combine your Rakuten Ichiba (Japanese) order with orders from other shopping websites, including those that do not ship overseas, and send everything to you. They do not send refrigerated or frozen items- if you order them, they will be sent to you unrefrigerated. Sign-up is free. Learn how to use the service here (English). Those in Japan can purchase any product that is carried on Rakuten Ichiba directly, of course without using Rakuten Global Express, which is only for overseas shoppers.

PIZZA CRUSTS

CGC Pizza Crust/CGC ピザ用生地、もっちりタイプ. Ingredients: Wheat flour, vegetable oil, yeast, salt, sugar, malt.

Of the 27 specified allergens, this product contains wheat.

Made in a factory that produces items containing milk components.

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Delisun Thin Pizza Bases were spotted in a branch of Yamaya in February 2021. The last ingredient in the ingredient list, E-920, is noted as possibly of animal origin by Vegan Easy: E-920 is “L-cysteine, L-cysteine hydrochloride, L-cysteine hydrochloride monohydrate  – Improving agent
Produced commercially from animal and human hair (and feathers)…however may sometimes be synthetically produced.” 

Delisun Thin & Crispy Pizza Bases. Ingredients: Wheat flour (61%), water, extra virgin olive oil (4%), high oleic sunflower oil, dextrose, raising agents (E-450i, E-500ii), salt, acidity regulator (E-296), emulsifier of plant origin (E-471, from palm and/or rapeseed oil), preservatives (E-282, E-202), flour treatment agent (E-920).

Contains wheat gluten.

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Del Sole Milano Crust/デルソーレミラノ風ピザクラスト. Ingredients: Wheat flour (domestic production), vegetable oil, sugar, yeast, salt, barley kōji (wheat flour, barley kōji, acerola (Barbados cherry) juice powder)/emulsifier.

Product contains wheat.

Made in a factory that produces items containing milk components.

Online purchase link: Rakuten Seiyu Netto Sūpā

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Del Sole Naples Style Crust/デルソーレナポリ風ピザクラスト. Ingredients: Wheat flour (domestically produced), vegetable oil, yeast, salt, sugar, malt powder.

Out of the top 7 allergens required to be marked by law, the product contains wheat.

Made in a factory that produces items containing milk components.

Online purchase link: Aeon Net Super

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Megmilk Snow Brand Co Ltd Chewy Naples Style Pizza Crust/雪印メグミルク ピザクラスト モチモチ食感ナポリ風. Ingredients: Wheat flour (domestically produced), vegetable oil, sugar, yeast, salt.

Manufactured by Del Sole.

Made in a factory that produces items containing milk components.

Online purchase link: Rakuten Ichiba

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The following item may be an older version of the previous item.

Megmilk Snow Brand Co Ltd Pizza Crust/雪印メグミルク ピザクラスト. Ingredients: Wheat flour, vegetable oil, sugar, yeast, salt.

Made in a factory that produces items containing milk components.

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The following five-pack of pizza crusts was found in the frozen section of a branch of the Gyomu Sūpā supermarket chain. It says on the package it’s sold by Kobe Bussan, which owns the Gyomu Sūpā supermarket chain, so it probably can’t be found in other shops, excepting from resellers.

Napoli-Style Professional Pizza Crust/ナポリ府ピザクラスト. Ingredients: Wheat (domestically produced), vegetable oil, yeast, salt, sugar, malt powder.

Product contains wheat.

Made in a factory that produces items containing milk components.

Online purchase link: Rakuten Ichiba

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PIZZA

Vegan pizzas can be bought from a few places online.

Fruits Life, which makes a few slices of cake sold in Aeon, one of which is confirmed to contain no animal ingredients, also sells a set of 3 vegan pizzas online. Check our Bread and Bakery Products section for more information on their cake slices.  

• Fruits Life 3 Vegan, Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly Pizzas without Milk, Eggs or Wheat. Ingredients: Tomato puree, rice (rice gel, rice flour), cornstarch, fermented soymilk product (soymilk, vegetable oil, etc.), olive oil, sugar, yeast, salt, garlic, spices (pepper, basil)/thickener (processed starch)), pH adjusting agent.

Product contains soybeans.

The factory does not produce items containing dairy products, eggs, and flour. 

Online purchase link: Rakuten Ichiba

Photo from Rakuten Ichiba. 

Fruits Life Vegan Pizza

Green’s Vegetarian, the website and Rakuten Ichiba shop, carries vegan Genovese pizza and Napoli pizza (Naples-style), along with many other vegan products. Be careful when ordering items marked “plant-based” as they may contain milk and egg.

Photos from website.

Green’s Vegetarian Genovese Pizza/新・リグリア海のジェノベーゼ 9インチ(約23センチ)ヴィーガンピザ 動物性原料不使用. Ingredients: Pizza crust, soy milk fermented product, diced tomato, processed vegetable oil product, basil sauce (including onion, garlic, etc.), thickener (modified starch), glycine, magnesium chloride-containing material, stabilizer (soy polysaccharide), pH adjusting agent, cellulose, seasoning (organic acid, etc.), flavor, coloring (carotene).

Online purchase links: Green’s Vegetarian website, Rakuten Ichiba

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Green’s Vegetarian Napoli Pizza/イタリア野菜のナポリピザ 9インチ(約23センチ)ヴィーガンピザ 動物性原料不使用 . Ingredients: Pizza crust, tomato sauce (including onion, garlic, etc.), soy milk fermented product, diced tomato, zucchini, red pepper, eggplant, processed vegetable oil product, onion, thickener (modified starch), trehalose, stabilizer (soy polysaccharide, pectin), pH adjusting agent, cellulose, seasonings (organic acids, etc.), flavor, coloring (carotene).

Online purchase links: Green’s Vegetarian website, Rakuten Ichiba

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As of February 2021, the vegan Marin Foods pizzas are no longer viewable in their online shop’s vegan section where it shows their other vegan products: margarine, hotcakes/pancakes, and dairy-free cheese. The vegan pizzas may have been discontinued, so if you want to try one, grab one from an online retailer like Karuna before the last of the stock sells out.

Marin Foods Vegan Pizza, Hero of the New Continent/ヴィーガンピザ 新大陸の勇者. Ingredients: Crust (flour (domestically produced), yeast, salt), processed edible oil product (edible vegetable oils, salt, processed almonds, etc.), ground tomato (tomato, salt), processed defatted soybeans (defatted soybeans, soy sauce), peppers, grilled tomatoes/modified starch, pH adjusters, flavors, coloring (carotene), vitamin C.

Product contains wheat and soy.

Items containing dairy, egg and shrimp are processed in the same factory.

Online purchase link: Karuna

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Marin Foods Vegan Pizza, Love Affair of Princess Pineapple/ヴィーガンピザ パイナップル姫の恋. Ingredients: Crust (flour (domestic production), yeast, salt), sliced pineapple, processed edible oil product (edible vegetable oils, salt, processed almonds, etc.), ground tomatoes (tomatoes, salt), okra, ripe olives (olives, salt)/modified starch, pH adjuster, acidulant (citric acid), flavor, colorant (carotene), vitamin C, ferrous gluconate.

Product contains wheat.

Items containing dairy, egg and shrimp are processed in the same factory.

Online purchase link: Karuna

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Marin Foods Vegan Pizza, Potato Pizza from a Foreign Country/ヴィーガンピザ 白い国のポテト. Ingredients: Crust (flour (domestically produced), yeast, salt), sliced potato (Hokkaido), processed edible oil product (edible vegetable oils, salt, processed almonds, etc.), ground tomatoes (tomatoes, salt), sweet corn (corn, salt), diced red pepper/modified starch, pH adjuster, flavoring, coloring (carotene), vitamin C.

Product contains wheat.

Items containing dairy, egg and shrimp are processed in the same factory.

Online purchase link: Karuna

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Although still viewable on the Sagamiya website, the Beyond Pizzas may not currently be available as of the beginning of 2021. They were two differently-shaped “pizzas” made by a 60 year-old tofu company, consisting of shreds of Beyond Cheese on a piece of agedofu (fried tofu) that you heated up at home.  They did not include sauce or other toppings.

Check our Non-Dairy Butter, Cheese, Cream, Margarine & Yogurts section to find out more about the other products that don’t include animal ingredients that Sagamiya makes.

Sagamiya Beyond Pizza. Ingredients: Fried tofu (soybeans (not genetically modified)), fermented soymilk food product (soymilk, starch, yeast extract), vegetable oil, starch, starch syrup powder, table salt, thickener (modified starch), coagulant, pH adjuster, carotenoid pigment.

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• Sagamiya Beyond Pizza, round version. Ingredients: Fried tofu (soybeans (not genetically modified)), fermented soymilk food product (soymilk, starch, yeast extract), vegetable oil, starch, starch syrup powder, table salt, thickener (modified starch), coagulant, pH adjuster, carotenoid pigment.

This version is labeled “vegan” in English on the front of the package. The ingredient list is the same as the rectangular version. The package states that it is dairy, lactose, and gluten-free.

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TORTILLAS

• Del Sole Tortillas/デルソーレフラワートルティーヤ. Ingredients: Flour (domestically produced), shortening, sugar, salt, yeast/leavening agent, L-cysteine hydrochloride, emulsifier.

Product contains wheat.

Domestically produced.

Made in a factory that produces items containing milk components.

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The following product was found in the frozen section of a branch of the Gyomu Sūpā supermarket chain. It says on the package it’s imported by Kobe Bussan, which owns the Gyomu Sūpā supermarket chain, so it probably can’t be found outside of Gyomu Sūpā.

La Canasta Tortillas de Trigo. Ingredients: Whole wheat flour (wheat flour, wheat bran), vegetable oil, glucose, salt, rice flour, malted barley flour/glycerin, emulsifier, leavening agent.

The source of the emulsifier is not known.

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La Corona Flour Tortillas/ラ・コロナ フラワートルティーヤ. Ingredients: Wheat flour, vegetable oil, margarine, salt, sugar, yeast/leavening agent, L-cysteine hydrochloride, preservative (calcium propionate), thickener (CMC, xanthan gum), pH stabilizer, emulsifier (derived from soy), flavoring, citric acid, antioxidant (vitamin E), coloring (carotene).

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Old El Paso 10 Regular Tortillas/オールド・エルパソ トルティーヤ. Ingredients: Wheat flour, vegetable oil, salt, wheat protein, glucose, glycerin, leavening agent, emulsifier, preservative (calcium propionate), acidulant, coloring (titanium oxide), antioxidant (vitamin E: derived from soybeans).

Made in a factory that also produces items containing dairy.

Online purchase link: Rakuten Ichiba

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NAAN

Del Sole Bran Naan/デルソーレ ブラン ナン. Ingredients: Wheat flour, wheat bran (domestically produced), vegetable oil, shortening, sugar, salt, yeast/thickener (guar gum), vitamin C.

Product contains wheat and soybeans.

Manufactured in a facility that handles products containing eggs and dairy components.

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The following product says on the package it’s imported by Kobe Bussan, which owns the Gyomu Sūpā supermarket chain, so it probably can’t be found outside of Gyomu Sūpā.

Naan/ナン プレーンタイプ. Ingredients: Wheat flour, vegetable oil (includes soybeans), sugar, salt, yeast, wheat gluten, glucose, dextrin, carrot fiber/leavening agent, pH stabilizing agent.

Made on the same line as items containing eggs and dairy products.

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Seijo Ishii grocery store has an own-brand naan, but it isn’t clear what the shortening is made out of.

Seijo Ishii Mini Naan/成城石井ミニナン. Ingredients: Flour, vegetable oil (soybean oil, rapeseed oil, olive oil), shortening, sugar, salt, yeast, barley malt powder, thickener (guar gum), vitamin C.

Out of the top 7 allergens required to be marked by law, the product contains wheat.

Products that contain egg and dairy are manufactured in the same factory.

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TopValu Fluffy Hand-stretched Naan/トップバリュ ふっくらもちもち トップバリュ手のばしナン. Ingredients: Flour, vegetable oil (contains soy), shortening, sugar, salt, yeast, bran powder/thickener (guar gum), emulsifier, vitamin C.

Product contains wheat and soybeans.

Products that contain egg and dairy are manufactured in the same factory.

Note that the TopValu almond milk contains pork and it isn’t clear if it’s in the emulsifier or some other part of the ingredients for that product. It is unknown what the emulsifier in this product consists of.

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A made-in-Malaysia paratha carried by Gyomu Sūpā supermarket chain and imported by Kobe Bussan, Gyomu Sūpā’s owners, has also been spotted. It is marked as “suitable for vegetarians” in English on the package.

SK Kitchen Plain Paratha/プレーン パラタ. Ingredients: Wheat flour, margarine, rice flour, sugar, salt, vegetable oil/emulsifier (derived from soy), preservative (potassium sorbate), flavoring, baking powder, colorant (turmeric, carotene, annato).

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