Restaurant Reviews

Paris’ Best New Vegan Restaurants

by Lily Heise

Veganism has been growing rapidly in France and as such, the number of vegan restaurants in Paris is also happily on the rise. Chefs are becoming more creative and vegans are no longer relegated to simple salads. From chic bistros to cool contemporary cafés, here are the some of the best newcomers on the Paris vegan scene. 

A cup of herbal tea and small glass teapot on a wooden table next to a beautiful bouquet of flowers by a window (left) and tasty onion starters (right) at vegan restaurant Lotus & Cactus.
Top: BrEAThe/ Above: Lotus & Cactus

Lotus & Cactus

This airy space located just off of buzzing rue de Charonne has taken a unique angle with their offerings: vegan tapas. At lunch they propose a great value menu (entrée/plat, plat/dessert for 15.50€), whereas in the evening they serve inventive tapas that change weekly, such as faux-gras with onion chutney, pissaladière nicoise tart and lentil terrine, all 100% organic and vegan. They also have a commendable wine list handpicked from their visits to the wineries themselves.

2 rue des Taillandiers, 75011 Paris

A poster for 'Grounded' coffee shop in Paris with someone serving coffee and spilling it (left). A wooden bench-table with a cup of coffee, a cookie and an issue of 'Un', a French magazine at vegan coffee shop Grounded (right).
Grounded

Grounded 

For excellent coffee to go with your vegan cake or lunch, make your way to this new café on rue de Charonne. Opened in September 2018, the New York-style café—exposed brick and all—has already become popular with locals thanks to its welcoming ambiance, peanut butter brownies, and daily lunch specials ranging from original toasts to healthy bowls made with seasonal ingredients.

101 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris

A spread of vegan burger with homemade fries and a starter of beetroot on a terrazzo table at BrEAThe restaurant in Paris.
BrEAThe

brEAThe 

Also opened last September, this venue by three vegan-convert Parisian friends is certainly the most stylish arrival on Paris’ vegan repertoire. The ambiance is new-meets-old Paris, with ceiling moldings and large mirrors contrasted by funky lighting and touches of color. And the creative, regularly changing menu features the likes of shiitake and ginger dumplings, “blue cheese” and pear chutney tartine, linguine with creamy porcini sauce and grilled artichoke hearts, and their tempting homemade seitan burger topped with smoked “cheese,” caramelized onions, and garlicky vegan mayonnaise.

16 Rue Henry Monnier, 75009 Paris

Two trays with vegan burgers and fries along with homemade sodas at Gaby Super Natural Burger in Paris.
Gaby Super Natural Burger

GABY Super Natural Burger

Veggie burgers are taking Paris by storm and these excellent versions are the latest to be satisfy Parisians’ hunger. Raised vegetarian and now vegan, owner Yvan left his job as a corporate headhunter to dedicate himself to this new culinary adventure. After a successful crowdfunding campaign and hours spent perfecting his patty, Gaby Super Natural Burger opened its doors on a small side street in the Montorgueil neighborhood in October 2018. Several burgers are on offer, including a mouth-watering “cheese” burger, a “bacon” burger, and a seasonal option, which all go well with his oil-free potato and butternut squash fries. Not merely vegan, his products are also organic, environmentally friendly, and almost entirely made in-house, right down to the mayo and ketchup!

58 Rue d’Argout, 75002 Paris

Hank's vegan cheese pizza-toast and burger (left) and a tray with a burger and fries, a cookie, and a canned soda on the back of a bike (right).
Hank

Hank

Brunch is proving to be more than a simple fad in Paris, and one of the city’s earliest veggie burger joints launched its take on this weekend meal in February, available on Sundays at their restaurant in the 9th arrondissement. The presentation might be in keeping with their “fast food” approach, nevertheless, the quality and taste are anything but. The copious feast includes incredibly convincing scrambled “eggs” with mushrooms, their signature wedge fries, delicious guacamole, a quinoa croissant, and an array of other sweet and a savory brunch items, plus fresh-squeezed orange juice and unlimited hot beverages. 

8 rue de Rochechouart, 75009 Paris

A waitor holding up a wooden ray with a vegan Japanese style rice dish with leafy plants hanging on the wall in the background at Riz Riz in Paris.
Riz Riz

Riz Riz

As its name indicates, the menu of this modern venue revolves around rice, making it both gluten-free and vegan. Dig into innovative spins and fusion combinations of your favorite rice dishes from around the globe, including mushroom arancini balls, Bangkok-style green dragon curry, or their Black Panther bowl with edamame, 5-spice tofu, avocado, and black rice. 

A spread of pumpkin soup, Japanese-inspired maki and a vegetable starter (left) and crispy vegan waffle breakfast (right) at Riz Riz vegan café in Paris.
Riz Riz

Oh, and don’t leave without trying the obligatory rice pudding, here made with coconut milk and vanilla.

221 rue Saint Martin, 75003 Paris

Outside Riz Riz in Paris (left) and its dining space of long wooden bench tables with white plastic chairs and a mural of a green leafy park (right).
Riz Riz

Kapunka

If you really have a hankering for Thai food, then beeline to this new vegan addition to the esteemed Kapunka family of Thai restaurants. The chefs of this small spot in the Montorgueil district deftly prepare authentic Thai dishes including a rainbow of curries, green papaya salad, piping hot Tom Kha soup, and mango sticky rice, which can be paired with an impressive list of vegan wines.

4 Rue de Damiette, 75002 Paris

A spread of Thai-inspired coconut milk soup with a brightly colored vegetable mains (left) and a poke bowl and broccoli dish set down on a wooden table (right) at Riz Riz vegan restaurant in Paris.
Riz Riz

Fans of Wild and the Moon can also enjoy their tasty salads, juices and other vegan delights at their new location at the Marché St Honoré.

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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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