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Paris is not L.A. or Berlin. While at most places in the world it’s not a big deal to find a vegetarian or vegan restaurant – or just interesting veggie options in regular places – it’s not exactly like that in Paris. In Paris, restaurants with vegetarian options are still rare. If you just enter a random french restaurant, it’s likely that you won’t find anything on the menu that qualifies for vegetarian, yet alone vegan. You often can still order a salad, fries and with some luck a Ratatouille, but don’t expect anything fancy or exciting. You have better chances if you opt in for Indian, Lebanese or Asian cuisine but as you visit France, something coming closer to french cuisine would probably be nice 🙂
However, things are moving. We’re still years away from just stepping in the first restaurant that comes our way and find a proper choice of dishes suitable for veggies, but we’re getting there. The amount of vegetarian restaurants in Paris is rising and not only that: they are keeping up with the traditional french cuisine.
Eating vegan in Paris becomes easier. There are quite a few vegan restaurants now, you have Gluten free and raw options and some are offering as well a classic Sunday brunch. However, you need to prepare your vegetarian Paris vacation a little. To make it easier for you, we assembled a list of great vegetarian, vegan and gluten free restaurants in Paris – plan ahead and reserve your table in advance; those places are easily booked out!
vegan Lunch, afternoon tea (Goûter) and Dinner, Brunch on Sundays
You find this little vegan restaurant between Jardin Luxembourg and the Montparnasse tower. Apart from yummy and colourful vegan dishes, you can even eat gluten free and raw! Apéti serves also a vegan brunch on Sundays.
72 Rue du Cherche-Midi 75006 Paris
Line 10, Vaneau
Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free – Lunch and dinner
This vegetarian and macrobiotic restaurant was the first in Paris – opened in 1978 – and kept the same chef ever since. Their products are regional and mostly bio – their dishes vegetarian, vegan and gluten free. Enjoy lunch and dinner and don’t miss out on their awesome choice on fresh juices!
18 Rue de la Bûcherie 75005 Paris
Line 4, Saint Michel – Notre Dame
Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free – Lunch and Dinner
Enjoy fusion food in a contemporary setting at a very acceptable price. VegEateria offers lunch and dinner service, it’s closed on the weekend though.
47 Rue de Turbigo, 75003 Paris
Line 3 and 11, Arts de Métiers
Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free – Breakfast, Lunch, and brunch on Sundays
Family run restaurant near the Canal St. Martin (a pretty cool area to have have drinks outside in summer btw) with dishes inspired by sunshine and warmth. They are offering vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes for breakfast and lunch and a vegan and gluten free brunch on Sundays.
216, rue Saint Maur, 75010 Paris
Line 2, Colonel Fabien
Vegetarian and gluten free – Lunch and Dinner
18, rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris
Line 7 and 10, Jussieu
Vegetarian with gluten free options – Lunch and Dinner
This gastronomic vegetarian and vegan restaurant is the perfect place for fine dining. It’s dishes are inspired by Italian cuisine and are served as little pieces of art. Located in the centre of Paris, it’s offering lunch and dinner service and is also barrier free!
39, rue Mazarine 75006 Paris
Line 4 and 10, Odéon
If you have any questions about Paris or need some advice and how to plan your trip, don’t hesitate to reach out! I created a Facebook group for this matter and I am available to help you out! Click here to join the private Salut from Paris Facebook group!
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