Paris is world-renowned for its gastronomic excellence, and is also open to healthier ways of eating, such as plant-based vegan food. From sizzling hot vegan pizzas and delicious cakes to burgers with mushrooms used instead of bread, here are the best vegan restaurants in Paris.
Le Potager de Charlotte
Restaurant, Vegan, $$$
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Le Potager de Charlotte serves seasonal and local produce in innovative ways. One of their most creative starters is the Rice and Chickpea Pancake, complemented by espelette pepper and roasted squash seed. There is also a starter version of the pancake, topped with fresh chives and cashew cream – an ingenious vegan use of cashew nuts to create a dairy-free alternative to cream. The traditional sliced egg is replaced with sliced avocado in another dish, the smooth fruit layered with a delicious helping of hummus and the tang of turmeric. The design is similar to another of their popular starters, Roasted Carrot with Cremona mustard, cumin, and paprika. Come for breakfast, lunch or dinner and be amazed!
Not only does Hank’s have a hugely popular restaurant in Paris specialising in vegan burgers, but they also have a separate restaurant focusing on vegan pizzas. The pizzas are just as delightful as the burgers, available with a range of toppings. You should make sure to order a generous helping of the much-loved crispy potatoes, drizzled in a secret ‘veganaise’ sauce and topped with vegan ‘cheese’. Their home-made vegan desserts, cookies and carrot cakes are well worth a try as well. Both restaurants are open seven days a week.
The signature dish at 42 Degrés is the portobello burger with the mushroom used instead of bread. Owners Emilia and Fabien decided to name their restaurant after the maximum temperature that they insist ingredients should be heated – 42 degrees. They say that beyond 42°C (107°F), the nutritional value of the food is significantly reduced. As well as offering a delicious foodie experience, you’re sure to benefit from all the energy and goodness of the food, too.
The vegan desserts are to die for at Vegan Folie’s, a must-visit for sweet-toothed vegan fans of patisserie everywhere. Their speciality is cupcakes, but all forms of vegan tarts and treats on their menu are truly delightful. The owners have combined their respective passions for vegan culture and French gourmet cuisine to offer a vibrant range of organic, natural yet sweet treats enjoyable for all. It’s located on the most famous food street in Paris, Rue Mouffetard, where you’ll find only the best restaurants and food shops.
This popular vegan burger restaurant called Hank (sister branch of Hank Pizza) is an acronym for Have A Nice Karma, an ethos that stands at the heart of the restaurant’s gastronomic values. It’s a rare fast-food restaurant that cares about making the world better. Hank opened four years ago and is now a well-loved spot for sharing good food that guarantees a good impact on health, positive ecological impact on the planet and non-exploitation of animals. These fresh burgers are made with unique, mouthwatering ingredients.