LIVES Kitchen has a new menu item, "Gapao Rice" !

Work, Eat, Laugh
LIVES Food Truck Project


The LIVES Food Truck Project, which has been a popular lunch destination in Tokyo since 2018, is dedicated to "work, eat, and laugh" for people with disabilities. The purpose of the LIVES Food Truck, where staff with disabilities and volunteers enjoy working together, is to convey the importance of building deep human relationships with each other, regardless of disability, and to contribute to raising social awareness to create a working and living environment that is inclusive of everyone. For the staff working here, it is also a place where they can take the next step toward employment.



11:30-13:00 / until Sold Out

■Main Locations

Every Tuesday
In front of Kawada Construction (Kita-ku, Tokyo)

1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Kotohira Shrine, Kotohira Tower (Minato-ku, Tokyo)

2nd and 4th Wednesdays
Hilton Tokyo (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)

Every Thursday
In front of Toranomon Hills, Shintora-dori (Minato-ku, Tokyo)

*Students only
*Every Monday
On the campus of Showa Women's University (Setagaya-ku, Tokyo))
*Every Friday
On the campus of Meiji University (Suginami-ku, Tokyo)


■Our menu for January 2024

Chef's Lunch Box

Gapao Rice

Stir-fried chicken with fish sauce, oyster sauce and basil, served with a hot egg. Marinated red onion and bell pepper with mustard seeds and red wine vinegar. Fried bean curd, bean sprouts, kikurage mushrooms, spinach and vermicelli are combined with namul tossed in oyster sauce and sesame oil. The spicy seasoning goes well with the rice, and the meal is hearty and satisfying.


Chef Akiyama, DEAN & DELUCA

Chef Akiyama joined DEAN & DELUCA after working as a chef in a French restaurant. He has worked his way up from store chef and area chef to chef in charge of development, managing kitchen staff, developing new products and bridging internal projects. He prepares seasonal ingredients from full scratch in the stores. Together with his team of experienced chefs, he delivers prepared foods that embody the DEAN & DELUCA brand.

LIVES KITCHEN Original Keema Curry 
LIVES KITCHEN's popular Keema Curry served with carrot and cabbage salad.


Our Project's Renewal, and 5th Anniversary!
Get involved today and help us move forward!

This year, as we celebrate the 5th anniversary of our activities, we are renewing our project with the hope of spreading this initiative to an even greater number of people.

For this new project, we have welcomed a new partner, DEAN & DELUCA, a global food boutique, and will be working with Kakewa, a student-led joint venture for agriculture x welfare collaboration.
With the LIVES food truck as a starting point, we aim to be a positive step forward, creating new value and change, by bringing together farmers, students, cooks, chefs and people from diverse backgrounds with the vision of creating an inclusive society.

DEAN & DELUCA, which aims to be a food platform, and "Chef's Gathering Box," a valuable and delicious lunch box, created by restaurant chefs from various genres.



The individuality of each person shines through, with everyone working together, eating together, and laughing together. Your generous support will be a big step towards a more inclusive society. 

Please support LIVES Kitchen in connecting local communities through “eating together.”



■ About LIVES Project

Hands On Tokyo has been working with many Community Partners related to people with disabilities for the past 14 years. In 2017, the LIVES project started, involving these partners, our volunteers and sponsors to spread awareness and understanding.

Our vision is to create a perfect inclusive society a place where everyone's personality is valued and every individual is able to work, eat, and laugh together, regardless of their physical and mental capability.


■Get involved today

Hands On Tokyo was approved by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government as an "Approved Specified Nonprofit Corporation" in December 2017. Donations for Hands On Tokyo are Japanese Yen tax deductible. For more information, please go to the "DONATE TODAY" page.

■ If you would like to support the LIVES Food Truck financially, please visit the Hands On Tokyo website page below. Please indicate "LIVES Food Truck Project" on the donation application form (Donation to be directed to…).