Game Changing Vegan Restaurants in Paris
9 March 2020
The Top Trending Vegan Places to Eat in Paris
Contrary to popular opinion, Paris is extremely vegan and vegetarian-friendly. From vegan junk food and decadent desserts, to nutritious meals and unbelievably meat-like hotdogs, we have curated a list of our favourite plant-based restaurants in Paris. All so good - it would be a serious faux pas to miss out.
Le Potager de Charlotte, 9th ARR.
Welcome to the world of gourmet plant-based cuisine. Valentin brothers David and Adrien are on a mission to dispel negative opinions about veganism – one delicious meal at a time. They live by the culinary trifecta of right food – right time – right taste and that has a noticeable influence on the locally sourced and organic menu. From chickpea and rice pancakes topped with cashew cream to quinoa with heavenly roasted hazelnuts, it’s nearly impossible to pick favourites. Make sure to save some room for the baked chocolate pear that is every bit as tasty as it looks. Wholesome indulgence at its best.
Hank Restaurant, 3rd ARR.
First things first - don’t make the mistake of going to Hank at the very end of your trip. You don’t want to regret missing out on a return visit! The ultimate destination for vegan junk-food in Paris, it boasts a flavour-packed vegan burger menu that has even the most committed carnivores asking for seconds. You get the complete fast food experience – a main accompanied by sides like potato wedges and coleslaw, a delicious drink and the dessert du jour. They even do Sunday brunch from 12 pm to 3 pm that will leave you satisfied for hours. To really amp up the anticipation, feast your eyes on their Instagram posts.
Le Tricycle, 10th ARR.
Did someone say vegan hotdogs? What started out as a roaming food cart mounted on a tricycle in 2014 is now one of the most beloved spots for vegans and vegetarians at Rue de Paradis. This hole-in-the-wall restaurant welcomes you with the kind of honest intimacy and friendliness that is becoming increasingly harder to find. First-time visitors feel right at home as chatty owners Coralie Jouhier and Daqui Comis take the time to get to know them and patiently explain the menu. All of their unbelievably meat-like hotdogs (named after American rappers) are worth tucking into – from Dogtor Dre, to Nate Dog and Snoop Chien. In fact, since affordability is one of the main draws, you can opt for the ‘bento menu’ which features your choice of hotdog, side, organic drink, and dessert. What’s not to love?
VG Pâtisserie - Pâtisserie Végétale, 11th ARR.
Two words: vegan pastry. VG Pâtisserie, brainchild of Bérénice Leconte, opened its doors in 2016 and has risen to serious fame since. The line-up includes all the big names in French pastry like mille-feuille, croissants, brioche and flan – all so good, you can hardly believe they’re dairy free. The pain au chocolat is irresistible, as is the newly-introduced Saint honoré with chestnuts and hazelnuts. You can also choose from a variety of savory options like soup, pizza, veggie bowls and sandwiches. For take-home treats bring your own container and you will be rewarded with a discount. Not to be missed.
Sol Semilla, 10th ARR.
For those in need of a detox – Sol Semilla is your temple. A restaurant, juice bar and superfood store – Sol Semilla has many strings to its bow. The old-school, informal canteen (featuring a resident cat) creates a relaxing vibe that plays off its Amazonian superfood-enriched menu. Think nutritional favourites like cacao, maca, spirulina, açai, tuemric, acerola, and chlorella. Look out for their ‘dish of the day’ – typically an inventive and nourishing mix of vegetables, lentils, salad and rice. The Chef is super involved in your experience, from explaining the ingredients in painstaking detail, to sometimes even serving himself. End your meal on a sweet (but refined sugar-free) note with crowd-pleasing desserts like chocolate almond mousse or carob banana cake.