5 Vegan hotspots in Paris
Plant based food has been hot and happening for the last few years and Paris is no exeption.
Even with its status as the capital of France, Paris has got a surprising amount of vegan friendly places ready to be discovered.
Being a vegan, you might not be able to satisfy your hunger in a traditional restaurant. Luckily, the city is covered full of delicious vegan options. So keep reading if you are willing to discover French cuisine with a twist.
Here are some of the local's favourites.
Article and pictures by Louise Cardon de Lichtbuer.
Make early mornings better with some croissants from VG Patisserie. With the looks of a typical french bakery, like the ones you can see all around Paris, VG Patisserie was created with the desire to offer all the traditional treats while going against all traditional codes of traditional french patisserie.
Everything the bakery has to offer is completely vegan, so you won’t feel like you are missing out on the traditional french sweetness.
123 Boulevard Voltaire, 75011 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm.
Close to Bastille, in the center of Paris, you can find Café Ginger. This little restaurant serves you big plates of fresh organic vegan food for lunch and dinner.
The menu offers some seasonal dishes, soups, fresh juices and desserts. Make sure to reserve in advance as the place is a bit on the small side.
9 Rue Jacques Cœur, 75004 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 1:30pm - 3pm and from7:30 pm to 10:30 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Jay & Joy
The french love their cheese, stereotype or not. Get your hands on some untraditional organic cheese made in France at Jay & Joy.
They offer all kinds of dairy free cheese, mostly cashew or almond based. Their assortment also includes vegan feta cheese, vegan foie gras, yoghourt and cheesecake.
There are several selling points over the city, but their own store is located in the Bastille area.
5 Rue Paul Bert, 75011 Paris. Open Tuesday to Friday from 12 am to 6:30 pm. Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 3 pm to 7 pm.
L’As du Fallafel
Being one of the easy-to-find-foods in areas where they don’t usually cater for vegetarians of vegans, the falafel has become a staple food for many.
In the 3rd arrondissement right in the city center you can find the Jewish quarter. There are many Falafel places one next to another, but l’As du Falafel is widely know as being the best.
Up to you to decide if you are able to taste the difference. Don’t get intimidated by the que during peak hours, service moves really fast.
32 Rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris. Open 12 am to 11pm except on friday from 12am to 3pm.
Ajourdhui - Demain
The newest hotspot in town must be Ajourdhuidemain, the very first vegan concept store in France. The store was successfully crowdfunded and opened its doors on 26/11/2017.
With its 150 square metres, it’s a big place for information and inspiration for all vegans and curious people. In the shop they sell a wide range of ethical clothing, cosmetics, shoes, books, … and there's even a snacking space.
Stay tuned for their soon to be released web shop. In the meantime you can find the concept store in Paris 11th district.
42 rue du Chemin Vert, 75011 Paris. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 8pm and on Sunday from 11am to 5pm.
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