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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Want to make your own salad? Find out which are the best French salads to make at home!
- Try out some delicious Vegan restaurants in Paris! You won’t regret it.
- Learn the art of French cooking with these private classes with an expert chef to help you build on your skills.
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