Vegan Paris Guide 2019 – 23 Best Vegan (and Vegan Friendly) Restaurants & Shops in Paris

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Paris Vegan Guide to the Best vegan Restaurants in Paris

Need a Vegan Paris Guide? Look no further! Here are some of the best vegan restaurants 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 not to fear, there are plenty of options. I’ve tried some of the best vegan restaurants in Paris in an effort to supply you with the best Vegan Paris Guide possible, and couldn’t be happier!

There are over 60 vegan restaurants in Paris and hundreds of vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurants spread out all over the city! For vegans in Paris that should be music to your ears! The city is your (vegan) oyster, and a multitude of vegan burgers, pizza, asian food, vegan cheese, and more are all up for grabs. You can even find exceptional vegan croissants, pastry, and cakes in Paris to satisfy your sweet tooth.

I’ve visited the French capital several times since going vegan and had the opportunity to try a lot of vegan restaurants in Paris.

Here are my favorite vegan restaurants in Paris! And some other vegetarian, and vegan-friendly spots.

Le Faitout Vegan Restaurant

Vegan Cheese Plate at Le Faitout Paris

There seems no better way to start an article on food in Paris than by talking about a superb French cheese plate. It just so happens that this one doesn’t contain a single drop of milk.

Le Faitout is a lively vegan restaurant and bar serving up veganized versions of French classics, including an incredible vegan cheese and charcuterie plate. The contents of the plate are, in fact, so good that as the very last slice of luscious, creamy cheese passes your lips you’ll start to fantasize about the day you return for a second helping.

Six to eight different vegan cheeses are arranged in an O at one end of the plate, as if to imply the orgasmic pleasure that awaits your mouth. Playing second fiddle, only because the cheese is so good, are the mock-meats that are displayed in a less symbolic, yet, equally appealing manner on the other side of the plate. The selection is served with crusty slices of fresh baguette (obviously), cornichons, red onion marmalade, and a mysterious pot of some creamy concoction that reeks (in a very good way) of onions.

Visiting Le Faitout is an absolute must for anyone who thinks vegan cheese can’t be as good as the “real” thing, or for those of us who are just plain obsessed with the stuff.

In addition to the cheese and charcuterie plate, the restaurant serves a number of other French classics like steak frites (which is also phenomenal) and steak tartare, and plenty of stellar desserts.

Tip: Keep an eye out for the sweet (yet extremely shy) resident cat. She’ll make you fall in love with more than just the food!

Sol Semilla – Healthy Organic Vegan Food

Healthy Vegan Food in Paris

If you’re hankering a bit of healthy bio goodness, head to Sol Semilla in Paris. This cozy little restaurant and shop has a menu packed full of flavorful veggies that changes daily. Everything is organic, gluten free, homemade, perfectly cooked, and seasoned to perfection.

Vegan Dessert at Sol Semilla in Paris

In addition to the daily plate the restaurant also has a daily soup option, lots of desserts to choose from, and even a raw plate option. Organic, bio, and natural wines round out the menu nicely. If you’re not in the mood for an alcoholic beverage there are plenty of fresh juices and other non-alcoholic drinks to choose from.

Le Tricycle – Caribbean Inspired Vegan Food & Vegan Hotdogs

Tricycle Vegan Cafe in Paris

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 – Healthy Caribbean Vegan Food & Gluten Free Desserts

Jah Jah Vegan Restaurant in Paris

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. Thing big bowls full of vibrant veggies and quinoa, curries, and other rice dishes.

Vegan Cake at Jah Jah By The Tricycle

Additionally, Jah Jah has some pretty stellar healthy vegan and gluten free desserts on offer.

Hank Vegan Burger – Vegan Burgers & Fries

Hank Vegan Burger in Paris

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.

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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.

 Aujourd’hui Demain – Vegan Sweets, Burgers, & Breakfast

Aujourd'hui Demain Vegan Restaurant in Paris

Behold the best vegan burger in Paris!

Aujourd’hui Demain is a vegan cafe, restaurant, grocery, and clothing store in Paris. The incredibly popular cafe serves simple, yet mouthwatering, dishes, delicious desserts, coffee, beer, wine, and juices.

The Great Blue Burger at Aujourd’hui Demain is by far the best vegan burger I’ve had in my life. The Beyond Meat patty is topped with a fat slices of vegan blue cheese, figs, carmelized onions, lettuce, and tomato, and drizzled…no drenched in even more blue cheese sauce.

Aujourd’hui Demain can get incredibly busy but this burger is seriously worth the wait.

Hank Vegan Pizza – Vegan Pizza

Hank vegan pizza in Paris

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.

Tien Hiang: Asian Vegetarian restaurant in Paris

Tien Hiang Vegan Bo Bun Paris

The more time I spend in Paris the more vegan and vegetarian Asian restaurants I find, eat at, and am blown away by. I recently paid a visit to Tien Hiang Vegetarian Restaurant for a hearty  hangover Sunday lunch. Let’s just say, I left thinking more about the food I had just enjoyed and less about how my previous night’s activities were putting a damper on my mood.

Tien Hiang is vegan fried food and mock meats heaven. In addition to the usual vegan spring rolls and dumplings Tien Hiang also has fried vegan chicken on the menu. Obviously I couldn’t pass up the chance to give this a try. They were crispy, salty, fried bits of some kind of mock meat which I assume was made from some kind of seitan. Dipped in sweet and sour BBQ sauce, these meaty delights were a godsend.

As for main dishes, I would highly recommend the mock beef Bo Bun and the chicken stir fry. Both are exceptional.

La Palanche d’Âulac – Asian Vegan Restaurant

Best Vegan Vietnamese Food in Paris at La Palanche d'Aulac

For absolutely delicious vegan Asian food in Paris head straight to La Palanche d’Aulac. The all vegan menu has a large selection of veganized Vietnamese and Thai dishes including pho, Vietnamese spring rolls, curry noodle soups, and more.

The coconut 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.

Bodhi Vegan – Asian Vegan Restaurant

Bohdi Vegan Restaurant in Paris Vietnamese Ravioli

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.

Bohdi Vegan Paris - Vegan Chicken Hotpot

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!

Le Potager du Marais – Vegan French Cuisine

Le Potager du Marais Vegan Restaurant Paris

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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.

VG Pâtisserie Végétale – Vegan French Croissants & Pastry

Pâtisserie Végétale Paris France

Look no further, I’ve found the best vegan croissant in Paris.

VG Pâtisserie Végétale is a spectacular little pastry shop selling incredible vegan croissant, pain au chocolate, and croissant aux amandes. VG Pâtisserie also serves beautifully composed vegan versions of french pastry like macarons, Paris-Brest, lemon curd tartlets, chocolate cakes, and more.

VG Pâtisserie vegan croissant in paris

If  you long for your pre-vegan, pre-croissant eating days, there is no better place to head than VG Pâtisserie in Paris.

Vegan French Pastry in Paris

Cloud Cakes – Vegan Cakes, Cupcakes & Muffins

Cloud Cakes Vegan Cakes 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. This all vegan cafe and bakery is the perfect place to get your mid-day sugar rush on while out exploring all the best sites in Paris, but don’t be surprised though if you have to wait around for a seat because this place gets packed.

Favorite options include the blueberry and rosemary cake, the red fruits muffin, and the red velvet cupcake. Paired with one of their delicious coffees and you’ve got 10 minutes in heaven.

Grounded – Vegan Cafe

Vegan Date Scone from Grounded Cafe in Paris

Grounded is a lovely little vegan cafe in Paris serving freshly baked sweets, simple savory meals, and high-quality coffee. The cafe is fairly new and opened in July 2018.

Since most vegan cafes in Paris can get uber busy (I’m looking at you Cloud Cakes), Grounded is a haven. Quiet and cozy, it’s the perfect place to relax, sip your coffee, and munch on a sweet vegan treat in peace. The date scone with apple compote is the perfect rainy day treat. Paired with one of their delicious coffees and you’ll be in heaven.

Just try not to let the word out, I rather like this uncrowded slice of vegan Paris life the way it is!

Toutofu – Chinese Vegan Restaurant & Homemade Tofu

Vegan Dan Dan Noodles at Toutofu in Paris

Toutofu is an all vegan Chinese Restaurant in Paris that makes their own organic tofu on site, which is obvious by the giant bags of soy beans stacked in the corner of the restaurant.

The dishes are Toutofu are simple but superbly seasoned, and of course, feature their homemade tofu. My favorites were the Spicy Dan Dan Noodles and the Soy and lentil beignets with a sweet and spicy dipping sauce.

The dishes here are all pretty affordable as far as Paris is concerned, and the staff are super friendly. Additionally, you can buy their tofu for under 4 euros a block to take away.

Vegebowl – Asian Vegan Restaurant

Vegan Daily Bento Box at Vegebowl in Paris

Vegebowl is a vegetarian restaurant in Paris serving veganized versions of Asian dishes. The large menu is 90% vegan and features a wide variety of dishes with mock meats like chicken, beef, pork, duck, and fish. Soups, spring rolls, curries, and stir fries are all on offer.

I visited at lunch and opted for the daily bento box which came with several mock meats, a salad, rice, and fruits. The portion was on the smaller side but the flavors were big and it was a good way to sample more than one dish without going broke.

Vietnam in Paris – Asian Vegan Restaurant

Vietnam in Paris Vegan Restaurant

The moment I stepped foot inside this restaurant my nose was greeted with the familiar and memorable scents and aromas of my favorite restaurants in Vietnam.

Vietnam in Paris is an all vegan restaurant serving, you guessed it, vegan Vietnamese food. The restaurant’s dishes are superb recreations of traditional Vietnamese dishes. Anyone who has traveled to Vietnam and has a craving for a taste of the country without having to book a flight should visit this restaurant while in Paris.

Despite the fact that the food at Vietnam in Paris is absolutely fantastic, I do feel the need to add a few disclaimers. The portions are quite small for the big price tags. If you do visit, expect to pay a lot to leave full.

Chiche Hummusiya – Best Hummus in Paris!

Chiche Vegan Hummus in Paris

“A warm and creamy hummus, a soft pita, a sun-drenched fresh salad, all served on a large table with friends or strangers, is the concept of hummusiya found in every street in Tel Aviv.” That and more is what you get at Chiche, Paris’s first hummusiya.

Creamy hummus – check! Soft pita – double check. Sun-drenched fresh salad – not entirely sure as I’ve never made it past the amazing hummus to bother with leafy veg. Friends and strangers dining together – check. And on top of that, the service is some of the friendliest in Paris.

Even though Chiche isn’t vegan, or even vegetarian, and they only have a few vegan dishes on the menu I’m including them in this article because the hummus is by far the best I’ve ever had…and I’ve eaten a lot of hummus all over the world.

The vegan items on the menu are the Classique and Khatzil hummus plates. The first being hummus topped with a healthy spooning of tahini, stewed chickpeas, plenty of pickled red onions, and parsley. The latter, which is my favorite, is topped with spiced roasted eggplant, lots of pickled red onions, and parsley. Both options are served with a warm fluffy pita. If you’re super hungry you can also opt for the baked sweet potato, sans aioli. Even naked, it’s a treat.

El Guacamole – Veganized Burritos & Tacos

Vegan Burrito at El Guacamole in Paris

El Guacamole Taqueria isn’t a vegan or vegetarian restaurant in Paris, but I’m including it because I love Mexican food. It’s is a Mexican owned and operated restaurant that serves tacos, burritos, nachos, and other Mexican dishes.

The vegetarian burrito without cheese is vegan and is loaded with cactus, mushrooms, guacamole, onions, lettuce, and tomatoes. The flour tortillas are homemade and the whole thing is grilled to perfection. It’s a big messy, delicious dish that will satisfy even the most hungry vegan appetite. Highly recommended if you’re craving Mexican food, hungover, or just looking for something a little different in Paris.

Vegan Groceries, Clothing, and Tattoo Shops in Paris

Aujourd'hui Demain - Concept store et restaurant vegan à Paris

Paris is chocked full of vegan and vegan friendly food shops and clothing stores.

Aujourd’hui Demain – Concept store et restaurant vegan à Paris sells vegan groceries, clothing, shoes, backpacks, purses, houseware, cookbooks, and wine.

Un Monde Vegan is another fabulous little shop for vegan groceries. You can find a plethora of vegan cheeses, meats, cookies, chocolates, nut butters, packaged vegan croissants and cakes, and more at this shop. If you live in Paris, or frequent the city, you can start an account with the shop. When you spend 100 Euros at the shop you get 5 Euros off your next purchase.

Manifeste011 has beautiful vegan clothing, purses, shoes, bags, jewelry, and accessories I’d recommend. The shop is small but very well stocked with vegan and vegan-friendly brands from all over Europe.

Jay&Joy – Crèmerie végétale bio shop is an awesome shop for vegan cheese and vegan foie gras. 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.

Aenima Vegan Tattoo & Piercing in Paris

Aenima is the perfect shop for vegan tattoos and piercings in Paris. The shop is 100% vegan, and the staff are incredibly friendly. I got a nose piercing here and can confirm that the shop is incredibly sanitary, beautiful, and professional. Plus, it’s right around the corner from one of the Hank Burger restaurants.

By the way, if you’re visiting Paris on a budget check out this guide to the best hostels in Paris on my other site!

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Comments

  1. This makes me excited to go back to Paris! I’ve tried a lot of vegan offerings but missed a few experiences from your article.
    Hanks burger with fig sauce!

    I’ll have to check out the patisserie vegetale.
    I loved laelo – did you get a chance to visit?

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      Hey Oak! Yes Patisserie Vegetale is soooo amazing. Croissant aux amandes were my top favorite breakfast item before going vegan, and this is the first veganized one I had. It totally lived up to my memories. Thanks for the tip on Laelo. I didn’t even know about it. Next time I’ll visit. 🙂

  2. It’s my dream to get to Paris one day and this article has cemented it. I’ll have to save it so I can look at it later! 😉

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