- Roberta Dencheva
Keen to try something different and original? 42 Degrés is the first vegan raw food restaurant in Paris. The name comes from the maximum temperature at which ingredients can be heated – 42 degrees – while maintaining all their vitamins, enzymes and nutrients. You can also check out their Instagram account – it’s pretty sensational.
42 Degrés, 109 Rue du Faubourg Poissonière, 75009 Paris, France, +33 9 73 65 77 88
Traditional French brasseries and quality vegan fare have been masterfully combined at Brasserie Lola. The ambiance is typical Parisian bistro, and the generous-sized dishes are executed beautifully. It can be hard to get the vegan touch right, but this place hits it spot-on time and time again. Bonus points for being one of the only vegan options near the Eiffel Tower.
Brasserie Lola, 99 Rue du Théâtre, 75015 Paris, France, +33 1 45 78 22 35
Gentle Gourmet Café
Fancy trying some of that fine cuisine France is so famous for, but vegan style? Gentle Gourmet Café offers a variety of gluten-free, vegan dishes, served so beautifully, with flowers literally blooming on the plate. This is one of the most popular vegan spots in town, so book ahead for peak times and brunch.
Gentle Gourmet Café, 24 Boulevard de la Bastille, 75012 Paris, France, +33 1 43 43 48 49
For all the vegans with a sweet tooth, Vegan Folie’s is waiting with open arms. It’s the first 100 percent organic and vegan shop in France geared towards Anglo-Saxon treats, with their particular specialty: cupcakes. It’s also located along the famous foodie street, Rue Mouffetard, and just down the road from Ernest Hemingway’s old apartment near Place Contrescarpe.
Vegan Folie’s, 53 Rue Mouffetard, 75005 Paris, France, +33 1 43 37 21 89
Hank’s Vegan Burgers
This hole-in-the-wall burger shop dishes out vegan burgers and potato wedges. These burgers will fill you up with happiness without hurting your wallet. Grab a bag to go, and eat in the nearby gardens of the Musée des Archives, which are extremely lovely and rather quiet.
Hank’s Vegan Burgers, 55 Rue des Archives, 75003 Paris, France, +33 9 72 44 03 99
The Loving Hut offers an interesting mix of Asian and Western cuisine. It’s actually one of the fastest growing fast-food vegan chains in the world, with restaurants open in several European countries, the USA and Asia. Try the pho – it’s divine.
Loving Hut, 92 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75011 Paris, France, +33 1 48 06 43 84
In 2011, British couple Edward and Daniela Carey noticed a lack of healthy food in Paris and decided to open the vegan restaurant, Café Ginger. The food here is fantastic, the portions plentiful, and the desserts to die for. Reserve in advance, as this place fills up fast.
Café Ginger, 9 Rue Jacques Cœur, 75004 Paris, France, +33 1 42 72 43 83
Sol Semilla is a down-to-earth South American vegan shop, offering fair-trade superfoods like powdered acerola, guarana, and açaí. Their vegan canteen offers heaping plates of nourishing fresh veggies, touched with their superfood concoctions. It’s a bit on the pricey side, but you get what you pay for.
Sol Semilla, 23 Rue des Vinaigriers, 75010 Paris, France, +33 1 42 01 03 44