Aside from its effortless, world-renowned style that people have been striving to emulate for the last decade, Paris is also known for its cuisine. Despite its buttery baguettes, duck confit, and milky teas, Paris also has many options for those seeking healthy, light eating and plant-based vegan food.
So, in honor of Paris’s innovative cafés, ideas and cuisine, here are le meilleur des meilleurs vegan restaurants you will find in this stunning city as well as some recipes from our Food Monster App that are similar.
Le Potager de Charlotte is a tiny, beautiful café that opened in October 2015 and features European style cuisine. Their menu is composed of seasonal, local produce and delicious gluten-free options that are all vegan. They have creative starters like a rice and chickpea pancake, topped with espelette pepper and roasted squash seeds. They also have a pancake piled with fresh chives and cashew cream, soba noodles with roasted shallots, a lemon curd dessert and millet with Indian spicy soy cream.
Hank Pizza, which stands for, “Have A Nice Karma,” specializes in vegan burgers, but they also have a separate restaurant focusing on vegan pizzas. They opt for 100% vegan fare, and strives to feature flavors that will surprise and please you. The pizzas are just as fantastic as the burgers, available with a wide range of toppings. They come with the option of vegan cheese, potatoes, mushrooms, red onions, a creamy truffle sauce or vegan chorizo. Their burgers can be barbecue smoked, coated with a basil sauce or infused with figs.
Owners of 42 Degrés, Emilia and Fabien, named their restaurant after the maximum temperature that they prefer all ingredients to be heated – 42 degrees. They offer a serious foodie experience on their menu, which features completely raw and completely vegan cuisine. On it they serve fresh smoothies, mini burgers, portobello burgers, and raw salads. Their entrees include cream of Jerusalem artichokes, a vegan cheese plate and a raw lime dessert. 42 Degres is located in Paris, France.
Opt for this Homemade Gnocchi With Sautéed Artichokes, these Mini Black Bean Burgers With Garlic Basil Cream Sauce or these hearty and filling Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers.
Supernature was created by Clementine and Christophe, two passionate foodies who love healthy eating and creative recipes. Their beautiful restaurant offers food so delicious, you’d be surprised that it’s nutritious as well. Some of their coveted options are a coconut milk dessert, a chocolate brownie made of granola and chestnut honey, organic salad bowls, an avocado-based veggie sandwich, a rich carrot cake, and a brunch detox menu, all while being served in a cozy, casual room. Supernature is at 15 rue de Trevise, 75009 Paris.
For some similar recipes, try our Hummus, Avocado, and Sun-dried Tomato Sandwich, Raw Chocolate Brownie, Carrot and Radish Salad with Lime Ginger Dressing or this Raw Carrot Cake With Cashew Lemon Frosting.
The vegan desserts are Vegan Folie’s make this café a must-visit. For any sweets-loving vegan, it’s sure to excite and satisfy. Their specialty is cupcakes, which come in an orange blossom, pineapple, and raspberry and rose and almond flavors. But they also have vegan tarts, cheesecakes, and ice creams. All which come in hazelnut, vanilla genoise, salt chocolate and banana bread. Vegan culture and French gourmet cuisine truly combine at this vibrant, Rue Mouffetard street-based café. Vegan Folie’s 53 rue Mouffetard, 75005 Paris.
The Gentle Gourmet is a 100% vegan restaurant that offers homemade plant-based dishes to taste there, or at home. Opened in 2012, this pretty Parisian spot features gluten-free options and a sweet setting. They have a marinated portobello mushroom burger, seitan medallions that are roasted and flamed, a home-made focaccia garnished with fresh ceps, and iced peas paired with toasted black bread and a light cream cheese. The Gentle Gourmet is located at 24 Boulevard de la Bastille 75012 Paris.
Sol Semilla is a superfood-specializing, vegan restaurant, located close to Canal St Martin. In every dish, they push nutrition, flavor, ecology and fair trade. The chef, Joelma Leitao draws from her Native American heritage and focuses on culinary secrets from Amazonia. The restaurant features dishes like an all raw plate, vegan milkshakes, a carob soup, a coconut mousse dessert, and a magic potion cold drink which is made from organic apple juice, and acerola. Sol Semilla is located at 23, rue des Vinaigriers, 75010 Paris.
If you’re searching for a vegan version of your grandma’s favorite French recipes, then Portager du Marais will illicit nostalgia through good food. Popular dishes are revisited in a 100% natural and 100% vegan way. This beautiful restaurant knows how to please the palate from organic products. Their menu features a mushroom pate, a french onion soup, a vegetable pie, buckwheat pancakes, and fried vegetables with smoked tofu. This café is located at 24 rue Rambuteau 75003 Paris.
This bright, airy veggie spot is a delicacy to visit. Abattoir Vegetal have tons and tons of vegan options, from vegetable curries, and veggie burgers to sweet potato fries and falafels with lemon cream. Every dish is colorful and adorned with little flowers. Orders are matched with seasonal vegetables, and are a reasonable price! Their brunches on the weekends are the best. The weekend menu includes buddha rice bowls filled with roasted veggies and museli bowls that have white cheese. Enjoy seasonal fruit sides and natural fruit juices, too. Find it at 61 rue Ramey, Paris, France 75018.
Did you know you can find Asian cuisine in Paris? Tien Hiang’s menu takes typical Asian dishes and transforms them into vegan and vegetarian options. You can indulge on vegan shrimp ravioli, black pepper vegan beef cauldron, pho soup, vegan Peking ‘duck’, Thai noodles and ‘beef’ skewers, all which are natural, organic and delicious. Find Hiang’s at 14, rue Bichat, Paris, France 75010.
If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions!
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