Thank You My Deer
Starting with its awesome name, this cozy spot is all about authenticity and creativity. Located in a popular spot and owned by two young women, TYMD offers vegetarian options in their gluten free dishes, treats and gourmet coffee to office workers and passersby during week days. The menu changes every week according to the availability of ingredients and the cook’s inspiration. During the week, the lunch menu includes any of the house special tartines or salads with a lemonade and a dessert. But if you get there on the weekend, you can enjoy any of the amazing healthy brunch deals. You can of course have your food, fresh gluten free bread, homemade granola, coffee and treats to go.
112, rue Saint Maur, 75011 Paris, France, +33 (0)1 71 93 16 24
If you feel like getting your hands dirty and experiencing the true authentic food of Southern India, Sangeetha is the place to do so. The experience starts at the door with the delicious smells and pleasant décor, that together with the food, take you on a magic ride of exotic flavors. The staff is friendly, polite, willing to explain the dishes’ names to customers and recommend their favorites. The food arrives quickly, so it is a good option for when you’re hungry and in a hurry. Don’t be afraid of the names you don’t know or ingredients you’ve never seen, just eat them. And don’t be shy, eating with your hands is perfectly normal.
178 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010 Paris, France, +33 (0)1 40 35 00 00
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 10:30-22:30
This popular spot for veggies also happens to be vegan. The menu has a wide variety of tasty dishes. In addition to the accessible prices, there is also a lunch menu that includes a main dish, an entrée and/or a dessert. The portions are quite generous, and you can taste the freshness and quality of the food in every bite. If you plan your visit ahead, you might want to get a reservation as the place fills up rapidly during peak hours. If you’re still struggling with your French, any staff member will gladly help.
41, Rue des Bourdonnais, 75001 Paris, France, +33 (0)1 40 41 93 95
A bio organic, vegetarian and vegan cantine hidden within a trendy area, SOYA offers unique options of fresh and well presented standard dishes and daily specials. Whether you are a vegetarian or not, you won’t believe this creative and high-quality cuisine is all veggie and healthy. You can satisfy your thirst with one of the assorted freshly squeezed juices or smoothies or the natural wines, for a reasonable price. Make sure to have a reservation before you go to avoid a long wait, especially during the weekend’s brunch and the week’s peak hours.
Sol means ‘sun’ and semilla means ‘seed’ in Spanish, a name that suggests the concept behind this environmentally conscious store. Their main business is the sale of ‘superfoods’. Their natural and nutritious products are sold to stores and restaurants, but they also have their own cantine of superfood cuisine where they offer customers a mindful eating experience through an organic connection to the food. At Sol Semilla they create exquisite recipes made up from high quality foods. The menu consists of only vegan dishes that change every week according to seasonal vegetables and the ingredients’ availability. Every dish incorporates the values and dedication of the staff and chef, who solemnly believe in the quality and spiritual significance of food. Trust their gastronomical judgement, they really know what’s best for you.
This chain of vegetarian falafel street food is a fresh and tasty choice for a quick filling lunch. It’s not a typical Parisian brasserie, where you can sit for long time and enjoy your drink with a cigarette after your meal. But it rather offers a real Middle Eastern experience of eating fast and cheap yet healthy and tasty. More vegetarians around the world are opting for these deep-fried chickpea round patties as an alternative source of protein because of their particularly good, spiced flavor. At Maoz, you get the falafel balls inside of a pita with unlimited salad toppings and a delicious tahini sauce. For just a couple of more euros, you can also get the tasty french fries or the unique Moroccan soup and a drink.
East Side Burgers
You would think that vegetarianism or veganism and burgers are like water and oil, impossible to mix, but a place like East Side Burgers makes anyone regain their faith in vegan gastronomy. ESB is best known for its vegan burgers that change every week accompanied by organic side dishes. We know it’s hard to imagine a healthy meat-free version of this commonly known junk food, but here it is. You can choose from one of the two different combos, the ‘Classic’, including a burger, french fries or coleslaw and a drink, or the ‘Kitsh’ with a quiche, french fries or coleslaw and a drink. If you still have an appetite after your meal, you can chose from the assorted vegan desserts. ESB created a genius way to spoil veggies and vegans.
With a very modern and fresh concept, Café Pinson combines creative design and healthy living. The Café is located Le Marais, one of Paris’ most popular and trendy neighborhoods. The excellent Café Pinson offers dishes made of vegetables, cereals, seeds and meat-free proteins. Their organic cuisine is wheat and dairy-free. Ensuring quality and freshness they change their menu constantly, making it easy for customers to come back and try new recipes. If you are up for some dessert, make sure not to miss out on their delicious sweet treats to accompany a cup of high quality coffee.
6 Rue du Forez, 75003 Paris, France, +33 (0)9 83 82 53 53
58 rue du faubourg poissonnière, 75010 Paris, France, +33 (0)1 45 23 59 42
La Bonne Heure
This pleasant spot is far from the crowded touristy areas, yet in a great neighborhood for an after-meal walk. The attractive menu consists of a variety of vegetarian dishes and delicious soups to satisfy your hunger while allowing those who are not vegetarian to have a good dining experience as well, by offering a fish menu. You will get high quality, homemade, organic food, in an intimate dining environment with excellent service. Alongside the big portions and the obvious careful selection of quality ingredients, you’ll definitely get more than what you pay for.