I don’t know about you but during the summer my body does a complete 180 and replaces it’s cravings for heavy foods for lighter options like freshly squeezed smoothies, crunchy salads and tart-tasting fruits. That doesn’t mean to say that I don’t still crave all the wrong things, so every now and then I’ll allow myself a little bit of leeway so I can enjoy something super sweet and savoury without throwing my personal dietary preferences under the bus.

Made with natural ingredients and sweetened with unprocessed sugars, plant-based alternatives are a great way to enjoy a touch of sugar without going overboard.

When you hear the words ‘plant-based’ your mind probably wanders over to buddha bowls jam-packed with so many greens they’re almost too healthy to even stomach, but the truth is, ‘plant-based’ alternatives are even available as ‘healthy junk food’ options too!
Now, I know what you are thinking, how on earth can you describe junk food as being healthy? But that’s exactly the concept driving Japanese plant-based food brand 2foods, and the idea behind their 2021 summer donuts lineup.

Left: Blue Hawaii Donut, Center: Mango & Passion Donut, Right: Chocolate Banana Donut

Headquartered in Shibuya, 2foods focuses on creating ‘healthy junk food’ that supports an ethical environmentally friendly society. The goal is to create ‘yummy’ foods that are beautiful, feature an appealing aroma, are affordably priced and are addictive in a good way.
This summer, the brand has released 3 new plant-based donuts that are designed to bring you over to the plant side.

Mango & Passion Donut

Takeout: 464 yen
Eat-in: 473 yen

What would summer be without a helping of heavenly mango? This donut is perfect for freshening up your day, and is coated with juicy mango and passionfruit glaze before being topped with fresh mango pulp, coconut and superfood quinoa.

Blue Hawaii Donut

Takeout: 464 yen
Eat-in: 473 yen

This vivid and brightly coloured donut will have you dreaming of taking a dip in the refreshing summer sea. Inspired by the classic cocktail, the Blue Hawaii Donut is drizzled with a glaze made from pineapple and special craft rum. Shredded coconut and chopped raspberries are sprinkled on top for a contrast of colours.
*The glazing is made using liquor.

Chocolate banana donut

Takeout: 464 yen
Eat-in: 473 yen

Taking inspiration from a classic favourite, this fun donut is topped with melted chocolate and banana glaze. A helping of crunchy banana chips and superfood cacao nibs accent the treat and give it a tropical summer feel.

2foods has five different store locations spread across Tokyo. Find your nearest store online to satisfy your summer donut cravings now.

By - Connie Sceaphierde.