[UPDATES: The Covid epidemic has affected some of the restaurants and other spots in Paris and while I’ve updated this list from time to time, some of the places may be closed, so best to check their website – and social media pages – to confirm places are open before heading out.]
In the last decade, the vegetarian dining scene has blossomed in Paris and there are more vegetarian (and vegan) places than ever. I’ve updated this list over the years to include new places. Note that many standard restaurants in Paris have become more vegetarian-friendly and often have options on the menus that don’t include meat. In addition, the specialty coffee scene in Paris has exploded and most of them have cafés that served vegetarian-friendly fare. Those include Café Méricourt and HolyBelly,
Bob’s Juice Bar (15 rue Lucien Sampaix) is a lively, fast-paced vegetarian restaurant and juice bar where you dine at a communal table. Owned by an American, the place is genial and the food is delicious. Think tofu sandwiches, muffins, and futomaki. There is also Bob’s Bakeshop, which has sandwiches and homemade bagels.
The hip Eastside Burgers has vegetarian hamburgers and hot dogs.
In the Batignolles covered market, there’s My Kitch’n.
La Bonne Heure (72, rue de Moulin des Prés, Métro: Tolbiac) Old-fashioned vegetarian fare, with some fish on the menu
Soul Kitchen: 33, rue Lamarck, Tél: 01 71 37 99 95
Café Pinson: 6, rue du Forez, Tél: 09 83 82 53 53
Soya: 20, rue de la Pierre Levée, Tél: 01 48 06 33 02
Sol Semilla 23, rue des Vinaigriers, Tél: 01 42 01 03 44. Vegan restaurant with emphasis on “super” foods.
42 dégres Vegan restaurant focusing on raw foods.
Vegan Follies: 53, rue Mouffetard, Tél: 01 43 37 21 89. Vegan cupcake shop on the rue Mouffetard.
The Superfoods Café: 29, Avenue de Ségur, Tél: 07 50 27 99 34
Loving Hut: 92, boulevard Beaumarchais, Tél: 01 48 06 43 84. Vegan and vegetarian foods.
Wild and the Moon (Vegan and vegetarian)
Sense Eat (Vegetarian Italian)
VG Patîsserie Végétale (Vegan pastry shop): Homemade croissants and other French pastries.
Dwich Plan D: Vegan sandwiches and excellent vegan ice cream.
Le Grenier de Notre-Dame (Vegetarian and macrobiotic)
Land & Monkeys: 100% vegetal bakery with pastries and breads.
Chambelland: An excellent gluten-free bakery with breads, sandwiches, and pastries.
Krishna-Bhavan and Saravanaa Bhavan: 24, rue Cail (10th) Métro: La Chapelle and 170 rue du Faubourg St. Denis (10th) Métro: Gare du Nord. Two Indian restaurants serving Thalis, Dosas, Pooris and other Indian favorites. Food is refreshingly spicy, which is not always the case at Indian restaurants in Paris. Not everything is vegetarian at Krishna-Bhavan, but there are many vegetarian options. Saravanaa Bhavan is completely vegetarian.
Maoz: 8, rue Xavier Rivas (5th) Métro: St Michel. Maoz is an international falafel chain has a take away stall in Latin quarter. (Check out my write up on Maoz.) Also try the rue de Rosiers (Métro St Paul) several options including, L’As du Fallafel.
Ara: A vegan bean-to-bar chocolate shop with excellent chocolates.
10 Restaurants Végétariens à Paris (L’Express)
Flexitarian in France (Paris by Mouth)