Dijon is known more for haute cuisine than the vegetarian scene, but the trend is gradually, if not speedily, gaining ground. There are many excellent vegetarian-friendly options on the menu in these great spots around town.
An Indian-themed café-restaurant in the lively Rue Berbisey, Le Shanti specializes in 100% vegetarian options, locally sourced. Their tasty veggie burgers, falafels, salads, soups and desserts are as imaginative as they are appetizing and very reasonably priced.
You might walk by this little lunchtime spot and miss it because it isn’t really that noticeable from the street. La Petite Marche, upstairs in the popular organic store La Vie Saine, offers a healthy organic menu in an informal dining room with a view of the charming pedestrian street below. They include vegetarian and vegan options and a special that changes every day according to seasonal products.
The Taj Mahal is listed as one of the best choices in Dijon by the Vegetarian Association in France for their thoughtfulness to vegetarians. The menu offers dishes flavored with aromatic spices, Indian pastry and cardamom tea. Some comments refer to extended waits during peak hours and the somewhat idiosyncratic décor.