France is a notoriously difficult destination for plant-based eaters. Renowned for its cheese, meats and croissants it doesn’t tend to cater to us veggie lovers. However, with a little research, I found Paris to be surprisingly vegan-friendly. We were never more than 10 minutes away from a plant-powered cafe or restaurant and the meals we enjoyed were absolutely delicious! So if you’re heading to Paris and are worried about what you’re going to eat, hopefully this ‘Paris Vegan Food Guide makes your life a whole lot easier!
Bol Porridge Bar.
This organic porridge bar offers up both savoury and sweet options with a selection of milks – oat, soy or almond. They have unique flavour combinations and provide a hearty brekkie to start your day.
This vegan coffee shop and cafe is best for breakfast and bakes. It serves morning classics including avocado toast, acai bowls and croissants, but you can also pop by for a cupcake, carrot cake or brownie!
Wild & The Moon.
This is probably the most hyped plant-based restaurant chain in Paris, but you’ve got to pop by and see what the fuss is about! It is a 100% vegan cafe serving homemade organic juices, smoothie bowls, salads, soups and snacks. I tried the blue magic bowl and it was indeed rather magical.
This cafe doesn’t seem to be well known in the vegan community but it was one of our favourites in Paris! It is 100% veggie but has tonnes of plant-based options. The focus is cold pressed juice but I fell in love with their daily salad bowls which come packed with delicious ingredients like homemade vegan ricotta! Oh and don’t miss the vegan banana bread too.
Whole Food Barn.
Again, this spot wasn’t one I saw recommended a lot online but we were pleasantly surprised by our lunch there. It is a raw vegan restaurant which focuses on huge salad bowls which are packed full of goodness. It is the perfect place to go and get in your greens in between all the vegan croissants and pizza!
This cafe located right next to Jardin de Luxembourg offers brunch and light meals. I had both brekkie and lunch there and throughly enjoyed them both! It serves meat but has tonnes of veggie and vegan options – a highlight was the warming and nourishing buddha bowl.
This coffee shop and cafe is new onto the Paris vegan scene and is best for brunch and lunch. They specialise in fresh and organic bowls and burgers, but what I really love about them is their focus on sustainability and reducing plastic consumption.
Jah Jah by Le Tricycle.
This well-known lunch spot focuses on a combination of Jamaican & African vegan cuisine with daily bowls which change depending on the ingredients available. They also have epic vegan hot dogs which they are pretty famous for, so give them a go if you want to try something different!
Janine Loves Sunday.
This unassuming restaurant looks like a typical French bistro from the outside yet it is 100% plant based! It is best known for its epic vegan pizzas (try the chorizo one!) and its pad thai. We also loved sitting in front of the restaurant (which is located on a bustling street), nibbling on the chicken nuggets, sipping a cocktail and watching the world go by.
This vegan burger restaurant is renowned to serve up the best buns in Paris! The menu is short and simple, with a handful of burger variations including the famous Beyond Meat burger. They also have fries, melted vegan cheese for dipping and even vegan Magnums for dessert. The dream. (Note: There is also Hank Pizza, a partner vegan pizza restaurant which we didn’t get to try but looks incredible!).
This was by far our favourite coffee spot we tried out in Paris. It serves up Ozone coffee and has plant-based milks including my favourite – Oatly oat milk.
These are the restaurants which were on our hit list but we didn’t quite get time to visit! If you have the chance, stop by and let me know if they live up to the hype!
This former butcher turned plant based restaurant serves up daily bowls, juices and craft beers. It is known to do great brunch on the weekends.
Las Du Falafel.
A simple middle eastern eatery focusing on falafel and hummus, which a selection of vegan options. Warning: queues are likely!
Le Potager du Charlotte.
A little more pricey and a little more fancy, a vegan restaurant serving European style cuisine. There’s an all-day breakfast on Sundays but they’re best known for dinner.
Le Potager Du Marais.
Again, another spot which is a little more pricey and best known for dinner. It is a 100% vegan restaurant specialising in French cuisine and often needs a reservation to get a table in the evening. Dishes include tartes, gratin and even traditional French pastries.
A casual vegan cafe serving up cakes, pies, savoury bowls, acai and smoothies. It has a zero-plastic policy and uses only recyclable and compostable materials.
A vegan concept store and cafe-restaurant. Options include beyond meat burgers, jackfruit “tuna” salad and vegan bacon pancakes.
Enjoy your time in Paris and tag me @zannavandijk if you try any of the above spots on my recommendation!