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10 Top Vegetarian Restaurants in Provence

Provence has some great vegetarian restaurants using wonderfully fresh ingredients | © DaiLuo/Flickr
Provence has some great vegetarian restaurants using wonderfully fresh ingredients | © DaiLuo/Flickr
There are some really wonderful vegetarian restaurants in Provence that benefit from having fresh fruit and vegetables – grown in a sunny climate – right on their doorstep. Here’s our guide to the top 10 vegetarian restaurants in the region.

Koko Green

Restaurant, French, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
Provençal restaurants have all the best local fresh ingredients to choose from
Provençal restaurants have all the best local fresh ingredients to choose from | © Erica Wheelan/Flickr

Koko Green in Nice, specialises in vegetarian and raw food. It’s open for lunch at the back end of the week (for dinner too on Friday and Saturdays). It does lovely tacos and smoothies and really is a great healthy alternative. Their menu changes weekly so check out their Facebook page for daily menu options.

Provençal restaurants have all the best local fresh ingredients to choose from | © Erica Wheelan/Flickr

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Green Vibes

Restaurant, Food Truck, French, European, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

This is a little food truck in Cannes that’s found in the Marché Forville. They do great burgers (with a difference, like beetroot) and lovely cakes and drinks. A real treat.
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Meal service:

Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

Atmosphere:

Casual

Green Bear Coffee

Cafe, Restaurant, French, European, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Fast Food, $$$

There are three branches of Green Bear Coffee around Marseille and all of them offer great vegetarian/vegan food and drinks. They’re a great place to work (with free WiFi) which is probably reflected in the fact that they close on the weekend. Very friendly.
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Caju

Restaurant, French, European, Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian

This vegan restaurant serves food non-stop throughout the day, so it’s a great place to pick up salads and veggie burgers all day long in Nice. They have gluten-free cakes and lovely healthy drinks. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Head to one of these amazing Provençal restaurants | © Jeff Young/Flickr

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Meal service:

All Day, Brunch, Lunch

Atmosphere:

Casual

Le Troquet à Soupes

Restaurant, French, European, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$

People love this little restaurant in Cannes which serves lots of different types of soup. They make all their soups with ingredients from the nearby Marché Forville so they’re fresh and seasonal. Closed Mondays.
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Meal service:

All Day

Atmosphere:

Modern, Outdoors
Tue - Sat:
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sun:
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Café l'Écomotive

Restaurant, Cafe, Vegan, Vegetarian, Mediterranean, French, European
The Ecomotive cafe does some amazing desserts like vegan cheesecake
The Ecomotive cafe does some amazing desserts like vegan cheesecake | © Eldriva/Flickr

The Ecomotive is a co-working space that sells organic food. It opened four years ago, and unusually for Marseille, it’s open long hours and every day. It’s a great stop on your way to, or from, Marseille’s St Charles train station as it can be found at the foot of the steps leading up to it. A good range of vegan and vegetarian food.
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Vegan Gorilla

Restaurant, French, European, Vegan, Gluten-free, Vegetarian, $$$
Vegan Gorilla | © Courtesy of Vegan Gorilla
Vegan Gorilla | © Courtesy of Vegan Gorilla

Vegan Gorilla is a vegetarian restaurant in Nice, run by an American. It has canteen-style seating or a lounge with seats made from packing crates. It has a great selection of food and drink and a wonderful, friendly atmosphere.
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Le Balagan

Restaurant, Vegan, French, Vegetarian, Fast Food, $$$
Head to a lovely vegetarian and vegan restaurant
Head to a lovely vegetarian and vegan restaurant | © Patrik Nygren/Flickr

Le Balagan is in a pretty central location, near the Avenue du Prado, one of the main boulevards in Marseille. It’s only open for lunch and only on weekdays, so it’s not the easiest restaurant to eat at, but people love it. Everything is home-made, like tarts and cakes, which are often vegan and gluten-free.

Head to a lovely vegetarian and vegan restaurant | © Patrik Nygren/Flickr

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So Green

Restaurant, Juice Bar, French, European, Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$

If you’re in Nice and looking for fast but healthy food, you should head to So Green. It’s a salad bar, smoothie bar and coffee shop that does vegan and vegetarian food. Its central location and long hours (it’s open every day too) makes it a really convenient option.
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Le Cours en Vert

Restaurant, Vegan, European, Healthy, Fast Food, $$$
Le Cours en Vert is located on the stylish Cours Julien
Le Cours en Vert is located on the stylish Cours Julien | © dominik18s/Flickr

Le Cours en Vert is located on the achingly hip Cours Julien, which in itself is a great place to hang out. This restaurant makes it even better. It’s a vegetarian and vegan place – no fish – that’s casual and friendly. Take the time to wander this exciting area afterwards. People love it.
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These recommendations were updated on July 5, 2017 to keep your travel plans fresh.