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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Oh, and don’t leave without trying the obligatory rice pudding, here made with coconut milk and vanilla.
221 rue Saint Martin, 75003 Paris
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
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.
- Discover more of Paris’ best vegan burgers.
- Go shopping at this vegan concept store.
- Vegans should also try Abattoir Végétal.
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