Lauren Shannon

Lauren is the founder of True Taste Tokyo, a creative agency here in Japan. She leads the Tokyo Writer’s Salon and contributes to various international blogs and websites. The Pennsylvania native and 18-year resident of Japan is a fan of great food, Japanese stationery, travel, film and art. She loves helping creators share their stories with the world.

Articles By Lauren

San Francisco Peaks, Harajuku

I love small, independent, backstreet joints, so I was happy to stumble upon this one right in Harajuku. One of the really special talents in...

April 29, 2016 | Food & Drink

The Coffee Shop, Daikanyama

On a small Daikanyama side street near the bridge crossing the Yamanote line and just up from Meiji-dori you will find a hidden caffeine haven...

August 5, 2013 | Food & Drink

Hollywood Burger, Daikanyama

The small shopping and café district of Daikanyama (between Ebisu and Nakameguro) had its first heyday in the IPO bubble of the early 2000s. Now,...

July 8, 2013 | Food & Drink