It’s so lovely to be vegan in Paris!
I’ve just got back from a short trip to Paris. I’ve spent there 4 days with my boyfriend and it was amazing. We were walking endless hours in the tiny, romantic streets, checked off all the important monuments of our sightseeing list, and of course ate and drank a lot. Though it seems like using the vegan logo on products and in restaurants is not as common there as in Germany, there are still lots of super yummy options for us there. Yay! I’ve listed for you some of the most delicious places we’ve visited plus a few helpful info for your next trip to Paris.
Le Tricycle, 51 Rue de Paradis, 75010 Paris
A fully vegan tiny place offering hotdogs and salad bowls. We’ve arrived a little bit late, so we couldn’t try their veggie bowls anymore, they only had hotdogs, but they were super delicious. For 5€ each they tasted surprisingly good.
Wild and the Moon, 55 Rue Charlot, 75003 Paris
It was one of the places I was most excited about visiting, since everybody told me it’s a stunning place. They have two little bars near each other, we went to the one which is a little bit bigger (Wild and the Moon Wild Bar). They offer a large range of smoothies, cold pressed juices, salads and other healthy beverages. We tried their daily menu, which was a veggie stew (12€), and a quinoa-nori salad (11€). Both super satisfying! Plus the place is wonderfully beautiful, my hipster heart skipped a beat when I entered…unfortunately I wasn’t the only one who felt like this, the place is extremely crowded.
Bob’s Kitchen, 74 Rue des Gravilliers, 75003 Paris
Another super hipsterish and overcrowded place with amazing food. It’s not a vegan place, but most of their food is vegan, as well as the daily soup (3,50/5,50€), salad (6,50€) and veggie stew (9,50€). I highly recommend you this place, because the food is so tasty and satisfying. However be prepared to make new friends, since you’ll be surely sitting next to a bunch of strangers.
Hank Vegan Burger, 55 Rue des Archives, 75003 Paris
Hands down one of the best burgers I’ve ever had! All burgers come with a ‘steak’, some melted cheese, tomatoes, onions, pickles, salad, plus the extras you choose. We’ve tried one with a cilantro sauce and tortilla chips in it, and another with a fig sauce and arugula. We’ve ordered them in menu with potato wedges and cole slaw, plus a wine and beer. All burgers cost 8€, or 13€ in menu with an alcoholic beverage.
Hank Vegan Pizza,18 Rue des Gravilliers, 75003 Paris
A recently opened place, serving delicious pizza for 5€/slice. With thick but fluffy dough the pizzas here are great as a quick snack/meal on the go. We’ve tried their truffle pizza and instantly fell in love! Also, just realised that most truffles are not vegan…. 🙁
Cojean, all around the city
Cojean is a small French chain offering various healthy-ish, vegan dishes. They have juices, smoothies, coffees, teas, salads, sandwiches and soups from 3-10€. Foods are always labeled with the vegan logo, so it’s easy to grab there a quick breakfast or lunch. This chain was an absolute life saver in some of the city areas, where they didn’t have anything vegan.
Un Monde Vegan, 64 Rue Notre Dame de Nazareth, 75003 Paris
It’s a tiny vegan shop with a great selection of different cheese and meat substitutes. Although most of these products are from the UK or Germany, we’ve still found a few cool new things there.
These are all organic supermarkets, which you can find in various places in the city. They all have delicious fruits and veggies, pastries, a few packaged salads and sandwiches, fresh juices, and often cheese or meat alternatives. Our favourite finds were the Karma Kombucha, Biocoop’s lentil and smoked tofu salad, Sojami’s tofu spreads, and some nice vegan wines (unfortunately I don’t remember the brands).
And just a few more info. As I’ve mentioned before, unfortunately it’s not that common to use the vegan logo on products. However luckily most supermarkets sell tabbouleh, hummus, bread and of course veggies. Make sure to always check the labels (Google Translate or a boyfriend who speaks french will be a big help), we’ve found some hummus containing cream cheese…
Most regular supermarkets don’t sell wines with the vegan logo, but in organic shops you can find some. Or otherwise look for wines saying vin non collé or vin non filtré. Or just go to Hank Vegan Burger/Pizza, or to Brasserie 2eme Art (49 rue Montmartre. Paris 75002), there you can enjoy a lovely glass of cruelty-free wine with your delicious dinner. Most pubs and bars sell Kronenbourg beer, which is vegan-friendly in France.
I think that’s it. It was a short but very-very sweet trip, I just can’t wait to go back to Paris! Thanks to everybody for the great tips, all your suggestions were amazing! There are a few more places that were recommended to me, but we didn’t have time to visit anymore. Next time I’ll surely go to 42 Degrés, VG Burger, Gentle Gourmet Café, Nanashi and Café Pinson too.
See you soon, Paris ♥︎