Vegan in Paris? Look no further! Here are some of the best vegan restaurants and shops in Paris!
Paris doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being an overly vegan-friendly city, especially with the legendary cheese, croissants, pain au chocolat, and steak frites. But don’t fret. Paris has 60+ vegan restaurants and hundreds of vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurants spread out all over the city. Vegan burgers, pizza, asian food, vegan cheese, and more are all up for grabs. You can even find exceptional vegan croissants, pastry, and cakes to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Hank Vegan Burger
Hank Burger is an adorable little vegan restaurant serving up incredible vegan burgers and fries in Paris. There are five different burger options on the menu with delicious toppings like olives, rocket, fig sauce, and creamy mustard. You can also compose your own burger with whatever toppings you like, and now you can even upgrade your Hank burger with Beyond Meat patty for an additional Euro.
The regular “vegan steak” is organic, and the soft buns are locally made just for the restaurant. The vegan cheese is even melty. Don’t forget to add a side of crispy seasoned wedge fries to go with your burger for a match made in heaven.
Hank Vegan Pizza
What’s better than vegan burgers? Maybe vegan pizza, and of course Paris has it on offer.
Hank Burger has now opened Hank Pizza, and let’s just say it’s totally worth a visit. I mean look at those slices. Wow!
The pizza, which is more like a topped focaccia than what you might think of as traditional pizza, comes in a variety of toppings like cheese sauce with potato, mushroom, and sautéed red onion, spinach with pine nuts, or tomato sauce with fresh tomatoes, house made vegan ricotta, and pesto, and more.
The Hank Burger and Hank Pizza restaurants are only a few blocks from one another, so if you’re really in the mood to splurge on comfort food then the Hank restaurants are a great choice.
La Palanche d’Âulac
For the absolute best vegan Vietnamese food in Paris head straight to La Palanche d’Aulac. The all vegan menu has a large selection of veganized Vietnamese dishes including pho, Vietnamese spring rolls and more.
The curry noodle soup came with bits of mock beef, tofu, julienne carrots, rice noodles, and lime, mint, and beansprouts on the side. It was exceptionally well seasoned, tasty, and satisfying. I can’t wait until the day I can return.
Another amazing Asian vegan restaurant that should absolutely be on your radar is Bodhi Vegan in Paris. This little restaurant’s massive menu is full of mock meat delights, and the staff are super friendly and welcoming.
I ended up visiting twice in one week because I loved the food so much. I’d highly recommend the chicken hotpot which came to the table sizzling hot. Paired with a side of white rice, the tangy sauce and the mock chicken were fabulous. The Vietnamese ravioli were also exceptional and the perfect starter. Delicately thin rice paper filled with tiny bits of mock meat and peanuts, and topped with mint and a tangy vinegar sauce, chili, and soy sauce. I could eat this every day!
The Best Vegan Restaurants in Paris – Le Potager du Marais
Le Potager du Marais has been opened since 2003, first as a vegetarian restaurant and now vegan. Their goal is to build a bridge between traditional French cuisine and vegan cuisine, while using local and seasonal ingredients.
The small, rustic restaurant serves a selection of vegan soups, pates, tarts, main courses, and desserts. If you’re dying to try French cuisine and are vegan, this is the place to go.
Tips: Try the seitan bourguignon and book a table in advance as the restaurant can get very busy.
Pâtisserie Végétale in Paris
Look no further, I’ve found the best vegan croissant in Paris. Pâtisserie Végétale is a spectacular little pastry shop selling incredible vegan croissant, pain au chocolate, and croissant aux amandes. Pâtisserie Végétale also serves beautifully composed vegan versions of french pastry like macarons, Paris-Brest, lemon curd tartlets, chocolate cakes, and more.
If you long for your pre-vegan, pre-croissant eating days, there is no better place to head than Pâtisserie Végétale in Paris.
Cloud Cakes – Vegan Dessert in Paris
If you’re ready to sink your teeth into delicious vegan cakes, cupcakes, and pastries in Paris, Cloud Cakes is another awesome option. Just a few blocks from Notre Dame Basilica it’s the perfect place to get your mid-day sugar rush on while out exploring all the best sites in Paris! Don’t be surprised though if you have to wait around for a seat because this place gets packed.
Super healthy veggie brown rice bowls with a side of vegan hotdog? That’s my recommendation for Le Tricycle vegan restaurant in Paris.
This tiny restaurant is the perfect spot for lunch. The Caribbean inspired menu is simple. Two bowls on offer, options change daily, and a set menu of vegan hot dogs. The ingredients are super fresh and perfectly ripe. Bowls are packed full of veggies, brown rice, and herbs and are super tasty, healthy, and totally filling. The hot dogs, which are named for hip hop stars, are also pretty fantastic.
Jah Jah By Le Tricycle
For awesome vibes and more of the delicious and healthy food served at Le Tricycle head to their sister restaurant Jah Jah By Le Tricycle. The restaurant serves a similar, yet larger, menu with healthy and comforting Caribbean dishes as you’ll find at Le Tricycle but in a larger space. Additionally, Jah Jah has some pretty stellar healthy desserts on offer.
Falafel at Chez le Libanais
Okay, this is not a vegan restaurant but Chez le Libanais is totally worth a visit. The restaurant has, hands down, the best falafel I’ve ever had in my life. They also have a large vegetarian menu, but I didn’t manage to tear myself away from the falafel every time I visited, so I can’t attest to the quality of anything else they serve.
French Food that Happens to be Vegan – The Baguette
One of the symbols of French food, and the god of bread worldwide is the baguette. This masterpiece is crusty yet chewy, simple yet complex, and basically the stuff of dreams. Luckily the traditional French baguette happens to be vegan!
In Paris baguettes are available at any of the hundreds of boulangeries you pass on the street. They are also incredibly inexpensive. So when paired with slices of vine ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, and red leaf lettuce and you can have a cheap sandwich for a lunch. Take it to one of Paris’s breathtaking parks on a sunny day with a bottle of wine for an unforgettable picnic.
Lunch isn’t the only meal this versatile bread can be used for. Pick one up at the local shop in the morning while it’s fresh and warm, and slather it with raspberry jam. It’s the perfect petit dejeuner with a fresh cup of hot coffee.
In my opinion the baguette is nothing short of a man made miracle. Versatile, delicious, cheap, and vegan. Absolutely perfect.
Parisian Produce and Markets
One of my favorite things about France is that there are still stores that specialize in one thing and do it exceptionally well, including produce shops. They dot the streets of neighborhoods in Paris, and have a bounty of gorgeous goodies on display.
Fresh strawberries, raspberries, and cherries entice with their sweet aroma. An invitation I could never deny, and one my stomach is always happy to accept. The possibilities for fresh and healthy meals from these shops are endless.
Vegan Food & Clothing Shops in Paris
Paris is chocked full of vegan and vegan friendly food shops and clothing stores. My favorites are Aujourd’hui Demain – Concept store et restaurant vegan à Paris for vegan groceries. They also have a cafe at the front of the shop.
For vegan clothing, purses, bags, jewelry, and accessories I’d recommend Manifeste011. The shop is small but very well stocked with vegan and vegan-friendly brands from all over Europe.
Finally, for vegan cheese and foie gras, visit the Jay&Joy – Crèmerie végétale bio shop. You can find this brand of cheese at many of the vegan and bio shops around Paris but here they’ll let you (and encourage you) to try any and every variety you desire, plus you can see the kitchen staff in action as they create the brand’s delightful products.
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