The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Rouen, France

Find fresh and healthy vegetarian food at these spots in Rouen
Find fresh and healthy vegetarian food at these spots in Rouen | © Engin_Akyurt / Pixabay
Christine Wilson

While meat continues to play a large part of the cuisine in Rouen (after all, their acclaimed dish is the Rouen duck), savvy restauranteurs know times are changing and so are the palettes of the Rouennais. Whether you’re a full-time vegetarian or simply choose to be mindful of your meat consumption, it’s important to know when vegetarian options are available. Here are our picks for the best vegetarian restaurants in Rouen, France.

1. La Cantine

Restaurant, Vegetarian, Vegan, French

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© La Cantine

All of the dishes at La Cantine are made fresh in-house using organic and local ingredients whenever possible. While the menu rotates daily, diners can typically expect to find items such as hearty salads, casseroles and mouth-watering desserts. Bearing the philosophy that everyone deserves to eat healthy and nourishing food, there are two different menu prices available, depending on your income. For students and those on a modest budget, starters begin at a mere 2 EUR, entrées at 5 EUR and desserts at 2 EUR. The ‘higher’ priced menu is only about 1 EUR extra per item and it’s worth it for the quality you receive.

2. Les Baguettes qui Piquent

Restaurant, Asian, Vegetarian

Lovers of Asian food on a vegetarian regime should head to Les Baguettes qui Piquent. Served in their modern, sleek and very zen dining room or on their charming back terrace, the three-course menu changes weekly and offers at minimum one vegetarian starter and one main. If you like what you’ve tasted, check out their small grocery section offering a variety of Asian sauces and spices.

3. Maneki Neko

Restaurant, Vegan, Vegetarian, Japanese

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© Maneki Neko

Located across the Seine in Sotteville-lès-Rouen, Maneki Neko is a genuine local spot and a favourite for Japanese cuisine. Menu items, such as their gyozas and tempuras, are made either traditionally with meat or offered as a vegetarian (or even vegan) option. Along with cucumber and avocado rolls, udon soup with an organic egg, organic miso soup and cabbage salad, vegetarians are sure to leave on a full stomach.

5. Payiz

Restaurant, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian

Located just a few steps away from the Hôtel de Ville, Payiz serves up Lebanese fare in an intimate and casual setting. Fresh falafel, hummus and tabbouleh are just a few of the vegetarian goods on offer, which are ideal for sharing with a group. Be sure to order their famous man’ouché, a traditional Lebanese flatbread topped with za’atar (a mix of thyme, sumac, sesame seeds and salt).

6. L'Oritano

Restaurant, Italian, Vegetarian

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© L'Oritano

L’Oritano is a top choice for Italian fare in Rouen. Each dish is homemade with a menu that often changes to ensure ingredients are always fresh and seasonal. A prime spot for veggie and meat-eating friends looking to dine together, L’Oritano ensures they offer at least one vegetarian starter and one main, while other courses usually contain meat. The interior is cosy and homey, while their streetside terrace allows you to enjoy meals al fresco on sunny days.

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