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Aujourd’hui Demain, Paris’ First Vegan Concept Store

by Lily Heise
Paris' first vegan concept store, Aujourd'hui Demain, sells interior design finds as well as art, and fashion apparel from shoes to bags.Julie Flogeac

The continued growth of vegetarian restaurants and speciality shops in Paris is proving to be much more than a passing trend as an increasing amount of Parisians are swapping out their steak-frites for a bol végé. The green movement in Paris has recently gone one step further with the city’s first Vegan Concept Store, Aujourd’hui Demain.

A vegan concept store in Paris, Aujourd'hui Demain, stocks cookbooks as well as accessories like bags and shoes.Julie Flogeac

Located in the 11th arrondissement, the shop was opened last year by two enthusiastic young entrepreneurs, Raphaël Francisco and Cheyma Bourguiba, with the help of a successful crowdfunding campaign. A veritable animal-lovers’ haven, everything sold or prepared in the shop is 100% vegan, which means it contains no animal products (including honey and leather goods) nor products tested on animals. In every way the shop strives to be ethical, sustainable and environmentally-friendly. The bright airy space features an urban-chic decor with cascading plants and album covers posted on the walls.


Inside Paris green concept store, Aujourd'hui Demain, you'll find ethically made furniture and plants to brighten up your home.Julie Flogeac

The food section contains a range of dried and fresh vegan culinary delights, including vegan cheese by French producers Les Nouveaux Affineurs. You can get inspiration for what to prepare with these yummy goods from one of their cookery and healthy lifestyle books which are on sale in the book department. To complete the merchandise component of the shop are some natural cosmetics, stylish clothing by up-and-coming designers and faux-leather footwear.

Inisde Paris' vegan concept store Aujourd'hui Demain, you'll find handcrafted furniture like this orange faux-leather armchair and coffee table.Julie Flogeac

After you’ve perused the aisles, settle in at their delicious organic café. In the morning and afternoon you can can get a fresh-pressed juice or lactose-free latté with your choice of soy, rice or almond milk–best enjoyed with a rich brownie or “cheesecake.” Over lunch they serve a variety of toasted club sandwiches, soups and veggie bowls abundant in seasonal ingredients and on weekends the menu broadens to include regularly changing thematic brunches.

At Paris' green concept store Aujourd'hui Demain, you'll find vintage furniture and some great fashion apparel too like shoes being tried on by this girl sitting in a velvet armchair.Julie Flogeac

To help promote veganism, they also organize cool workshops and events like a used clothing sale every third weekend of the month and vegan pop-up festivals. Before leaving, be sure to commemorate your eco-friendly visit to the shop in its free photobooth.


At Paris vegan concept store Aujourd'hui Demain, there's a cafe with illustration art on the walls (left), and it serves vegan fare from a beautifully illustrated menu (right).Julie Flogeac

Aujourd’hui Demain

42 Rue du Chemin Vert, 75011 Paris

Tel: 09.81.65.20.01

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10am–8pm, Sunday 12–6pm

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Written by Lily Heise for HiP Paris. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, London, Provence, Tuscany, Umbria or Liguria? Check out Haven In.

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Lily Heise

Lily Heise has been living in Paris for more than 10 years. When she's not getting into romantic mischief, she writes on dating, travel, and culture. Her writing has been featured in Frommer’s Guides, the Huffington Post, Conde Nast Traveler, City Secrets, DK Eyewitness Guides, and other local and international publications. She is the author of Je T'Aime, Me Neither, and Je T'Aime... Maybe? lively novelized memoirs on her romantic misadventures, and continues to share dating tips, stories and travel features on her blog www.jetaimemeneither.com. View Lily Heise's Website

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