On my first trip to Paris, I went without a plan and ended up at a few restaurants with literally zero vegetarian options, ending up having to order a meat dish at one restaurant and only bread at the next.
So for my second trip to the French city, I came prepared, researching long and hard for restaurants which were either all vegan/vegetarian or had a substantial amount of meat-free options. I also tried to find organic, eco-conscious restaurants whenever possible. I thoroughly enjoyed each place I ate at and would recommend any and all of them!
Keep in mind that Paris is a HUGE city (even after living 4 years in Chicago, a city of 3 million people, I was quickly overwhelmed in Paris, which is a city of 12 million). So moral of the story, definitely plan the restaurants you want to go to each day around the area you will be visiting. Since Paris is broken down into 18 arrondissements (districts) I’ve included which arrondissement each restaurant is is to help you with your itinerary.
VG Pâtisserie (11th arr.)
A fantastic spot for a quick breakfast—this all-vegan pâtisserie shop has fluffy croissants, breads, chocolate treats, and a range of other delectable pastries. The shop is petite, but there are a few more seats outside available during the warmer months.
Du Pain et Des Ideés (10th arr.)
This bakery was the first stop we made in Paris, and it was a fantastic way to start the trip! This boulangerie has a selection of organic breads and traditional pastries. I enjoyed one of their traditional breads and an escargot pastry. Escargot means snail in French, but don’t worry it’s not made of actual snails, just shaped like one! 😉 I’ve read multiple recommendations for their “Pain des Amis” (Bread of Friends) as well!
Café Marlette (9th arr. and 4th arr.)
One of my favorite places I ate in Paris! We had quite a feast at Café Marlette, ordering bread, pastries, yogurt, granola, coffee, and juice—and all of it was absolutely delicious. This cute café can get pretty busy at lunchtime though and doesn’t take reservations, so stop by early for your best chance at a seat here.
Le Potager du Marais (3rd arr.)
This vegan restaurant serves classic French cuisine completely animal product-free. As an appetizer, I had the “Pomme de terre rôtie, tapenade, pistou, graines germées et noisettes”, and for my main meal, the “Roulé du lupin à la florentine aux champignons, sauce à l’estragon”. Both were very good!
Chez Meunier (2nd arr.)
This organic bakery was right by our AirBnb, and I swear, if we didn’t have a huge list of restaurants we wanted to try in our limited time in Paris, I would’ve eaten the pastries here every single day… they were heavenly!
Café Pinson (10th arr.)
Café Pinson seemed to be on every recommendation list I found for vegan food in Paris so I knew we had to give this one a try—and we were certainly not disappointed. We had the cream of carrot and coconut soup as a starter and I chose the “Fortifying Parmentier” as my meal.
Crépuscule (7th arr.)
We ended up choosing this place simply because there were few other affordable dinner options to be found in the 7th arrondisment, but it turned out to be a fantastic spot. The service was friendly and the crêpes were delectable—this was my first time having savory crêpes and I’m officially sold! (There were a couple vegetarian options here, though no vegan choices that I saw on the menu.)
Ma Cave Fleury (2nd arr.)
This organic and bio-dynamic wine bar wasn’t on our list before going to Paris, but it was right next to our AirBnb so we checked it out one night, and ended up having not only fantastic wine, but enjoying a great atmosphere as well. As the night went on and the space filled up, they put out more tables and the rest of the bars on the street fill up, which created a vibrant, distinctly French vibe. Wishing I could go back to that evening…
Breizh Café (3rd arr.)
Far and away the best crêpes I’ve ever had! Breizh has unique savory and sweet crêpes made from local ingredients. There are a few organic options on the menu—including an apple, caramel, and vanilla ice cream one that I tried and can vouch is AMAZING.
L’épidon (6th arr.)
L’épidon is a completely organic restaurant and wine bar that looked absolutely delicious. Unfortunately we didn’t have the time to get to this one, but it’s saved on my list for next time!
Hank Restaurants: Hank Burger and Hank Pizza (1st and 3rd arr.)
Hank Burger and Hank Pizza were also both on my list, and although I didn’t make it there during my time in Paris, I’ve heard only great reviews of these spots.
Have any vegan/vegetarian or organic restaurant recommendations for Paris? Leave a comment below or contact me here!
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