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Where to Find the Best Vegan Food in Paris
The art. The culture. The atmosphere. People come to Paris, France for a myriad of different reasons each year. And each year, visitors become spellbound by Paris’s restaurants. That statement isn’t an exaggeration — Paris is one of the food capitals of the world and has been for centuries. This is the city that le Cordon Bleu calls home. This is the country that invented the Michelin Star system. You just know that Paris’s food is going to taste amazing.
What you might not know is that Paris has a vast collection of amazing vegan restaurants. We’re talking about everything from vegan burger joints to fine dining establishments and everything in between. Each place is different from the next and, trust us, there are a lot of places to eat in Paris.
Choosing which of these restaurants to eat at can be hard. That’s why we’ll help you make that choice easier. Today, we’ll show you 8 amazing vegan restaurants in Paris. These establishments are sprinkled all across town. The City of Lights is a big place, so you should definitely store your extra luggage before we get started.
42 Degrés takes its name from a rather interesting cooking method. The chefs at this establishment cook all of the food here at a temperature below 42 degrees Celsius. This method preserves almost all of the microbes on a piece of food, making for a healthier dining experience. We’ve got to give points for innovation here. We also have to give a shout out to 42 Degrés’ Smoked Pepper Parsnip Parmentier and their Marinated Mushrooms.
Comptoir Veggie bills itself as “a 100% plant-based coffee-shop/canteen”. Specifically, Comptoir Veggie specializes in serving savoury juices, delicious pastries, and even a variety of salad bowls. This restaurant first opened in August 2017 at 75 Avenue Ledru Rollin. Since then, Comptoir Veggie has become a huge hit with Parisians and visitors alike.
The most popular salad bowl on offer is easily the Buddha Bowl; it’s a mystery bowl of sorts that has new ingredients added to it every day. We encourage you to visit their website to view the full menu. Just a heads up, the entire menu is in French.
East Side Burgers takes pride in being the first 100% vegan and vegetarian fast food restaurant in Paris. This establishment first opened for business in September 2012 and the crowds haven’t stopped coming since then. That’s because East Side Burgers has a wicked selection of vegan and vegetarian foods. Some of these items include:
- “Le East Side” — a veggie burger with cheddar, vegan bacon, and red onions.
- Homemade vegan quiche and hotdogs.
- A ton of vegan desserts like Mini-Apple Pies & Cheesecakes.
Some visitors have called East Side Burgers a “Vegan McDonald’s”. We can see where they’re coming from; East Side Burgers has blazed the trail for vegan fast food joints in Paris. With time, this place might even become a full-on chain of restaurants.
If East Side Burger is the McDonald’s of vegan fast food, Hank Vegan Burger would be Denny’s. Hank’s is famous for their old-school diner atmosphere and their amazing brunch options. Sides include items like coleslaw, potato wedges, and vegan chicken nuggets. Hank’s is also big on variety. That’s why some items like the “Dessert of the Day” change all of the time.
Spice up your life with Liife! Lame jokes aside, you should definitely check out this fantastic restaurant. Liife specializes in serving healthy vegan meals for athletes. Their whole motto translates to “eat smart for performance, health and the environment”. This restaurant’s menu is full of Acai bowls, organic egg dishes, and organic smoothies. Liife really is full of surprises. Head over to their website to see what Liife has in store.
How does a nice hot bowl of curry sound right about now? How about a plate of basmati rice? New Jawad Longchamp is the most popular Indian restaurant in Paris. Indian cuisine is inherently vegan-friendly, so it’s no surprise that New Jawad has a slew of vegan items on offer.
They’ve got Onion Bhaji. They’ve got Pakora Donuts. They’ve got all kinds of new and exciting dishes as well as tried and true favourites. New Jawad is fun for individual guests, couples, small groups, and the whole family. Even if you’ve never had Indian food before, you just might fall in love with New Jawad Longchamp after one visit.
Tien Hiang is one of Paris’s most popular East Asian restaurants. Chinese dishes, Thai classics, and Vietnamese favourites are all on the menu. This restaurant is famous for its traditional dishes, but we wouldn’t be talking about Tien Hiang if its vegan options weren’t stellar.
Thankfully, Tien Hiang serves a wealth of tasty meatless meals. Almost all of the dishes that are served here have mock meat substitutes! There are also plenty of vegan-friendly desserts on the menu. We can’t say enough good things about Tien Hiang. This place is great for vegans and meat lovers alike.
Cheese is considered a delicacy in many places, especially France. Unfortunately, cheese isn’t vegan-friendly – or at least, it wasn’t. Le Faitout is a restaurant that serves vegan cheese plates. Their dishes are just as savoury as real cheese, but they’re all completely plant-based.
Eating at Le Faitout is truly an unforgettable experience. A colourful array of vegan cheeses will be laid out in front of you, alongside mock meats and baguettes. You’ll also have the chance to sample Le Faitout’s “Mystery Pot”. We don’t really know what’s in there, but we know that it’s vegan-friendly and tastes amazing. Stop by Le Faitout’s website to learn more about this incredible establishment.