Food

The Best Salads in Paris

by Lily Heise

With summer fully upon us, many traditional French classics, like steak frites or bœuf bourguignon, are less tempting at mealtimes. Much more adapted to the warm weather are refreshing salads. Parisians do love their salads. There’s even one named after the city– la salade parisienne. While salads can be found on many brasserie menus, you can find delicious and creative options at these venues serving the best salads in Paris.

Mûre

Meaning ripe in French, you can’t eat fresher or more sustainable salads than at this restaurant in the 2nd arrondissement. Its ingredients come from its own farm located near Paris or from local or nearby culinary artisans. Its menu, including a number of salads, varies depending on what’s ripe for the picking.

(Left) The outside of Mure restaurant with a white exterior and wooden tables. / (Right) A salad made with green olives, cucumber, tomatoes and cilantro toppings in a blue bowl.
Top: Colorful salads @lateliersaisonnier / Sunset in the Seine @dathhh
Above: Outside Mûre @eva.sealey / Nutritious salad @lateliersaisonnier

Maison Plisson

Known for sourcing top quality ingredients from smaller producers, you’ll have nothing but the best seasonal vegetables, fruit, cheeses or meats on your plate at la Maison Plisson. They have a lovely terrace on the Marché Saint-Honoré square and another venue in the Upper Marais. After you’ve feasted on their innovative salads, duck into their shop to pick up some ingredients to make your own at home.

(Left) Cheeses, wine, vegetables and fruits from la Maison Plisson laid out on the floor onto of a mantlepiece next to a blue bag. (Right) An orange bag carried a bottle of wine, asparagus, tomatoes and a baguette from Maison Plisson.
Charcuterie time @lamaisonplisson / Bag of ingredients @lamaisonplisson

Cali Sisters

Inspired by the good vibes of California, this hip restaurant serves up delicious frenchified West Coast cuisine. The menu varies between its two locations – one in the 2nd and the other in the 10th, but always includes a few tasty salads.

(Left) The interior of Cali Sisters restaurant with white and blue walls, green chairs, and green plants. (Right) A smoothie bowl from Cali Sisters, filled with strawberries, nuts, blueberries and raspberries on top of a mint colored table next to a silver spoon.
Interior of Cali Sisters @thecalisisters / Healthy bowl @thecalisisters

Maisie Café

For a creative vegan salad, make your way to this healthy cantine in the 1st. Changing regularly and in accordance with the seasons, you can augment your vitamin dose by pairing your salad with one of their made-in-house juices. Envelop yourself in more nature by enjoying your lunch in the nearby Tuileries Gardens.

(Left) A salad bowl from L'Atellier Saisonnier filled with tomatoes, avocado, peppers, beet and chickpeas in a blue bowl. (Right) Green, red and orange juices on top of a marble table in front of a brown bag from Maisie Cafe in Paris.
Delicious salad @lateliersaisonnier / Three juices @maisiecafe

Bagnard 

Trained at the prestigious Ecole Ferrandi and a former participant of Top Chef, it isn’t surprising that Yoni Saada’s salade niçoise is often considered the best in Paris. This renowned salad is in good company with a number of other original, Mediterranean-inspired salads.

(Left) The outside of a restaurant with white walls, a blue sign and white tables. / (Right) A plate of avocado, roquette, cheese and pomegranate seeds.
Outside L’Atelier Saisonnier @lateliersaisonnier / Avocado salad @Bagnard Saintonge

L’Atelier Saisonnier

If you’d rather decide what goes into your salad, then make your way to this eatery with locations in the 9th and 11th. At lunchtime you pick out your base, toppings, and dressing from a wide selection of seasonal ingredients.

(Right) A Delicious salad plate from L'Atelier Saisonnier in Paris, filled with mint, roquette, beets, pomegranate seeds and an egg. (Left) The outside of a L'Atelier Saisonnier restaurant in Paris with checkered wire chairs and marble topped tables.
Salad in L’Atelier Saisonnier @lateliersaisonnier / Terrace @lateliersaisonnier

Addresses

Mûre, 6 rue Saint-Marc, 75002 Paris

Maison Plisson, 93 bd Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris and 35 Place du Marché Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris

Cali Sisters, 17 rue Notre Dame des Victoires 75002 Paris and 36 rue de Paradis 75010 Paris

Maisie Café, 32 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris

Bagnard, 7 rue Saint-Augustin, 75002 Paris and 58 rue de Saintonge 75003 Paris

L’Atelier Saisonnier, 58 rue La Fayette 75009 and 15 rue de Charonne 75011

(Right) Close up of a charcuterie board with a tomato, a radish, broccoli, picked, cheese and avocado topped with pomegranate seeds from l'Atellier Saisonnier in Paris. (Left) A blue door with a green plant in front of it and two tables with healthy salads from Cali Sisters in Paris.
Close up of ingredients @lateliersaisonnier / Delicious healthy food @Cali Sisters

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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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