May 6th, 2022, 10:00 AM

Lettuce Eat!

By Natasha Hersman
Image Credit: Natasha Hersmann
A comprehensive guide to veganism in Paris.

As we all know, the French love to eat clean and freshly made products; however, when it comes to veganism, the there seems to be a distinct lack of options in France. Being half French, I love cheese and a good entrecôte more than anything. However, when I found out that I was allergic to dairy products and barely ate meat, I finally decided to go vegan. Having been vegan for a few years, I have never found it more difficult to be vegan than in the city of Paris, not only because of all the good non-vegan food, but because vegan restaurants or any vegan goodies are very hard to find. Luckily, I have lived here for quite a few years and will be your guide to being vegan in Paris.

Surprisingly, some opulent restaurants in Paris are cruelty free. The following restaurants, cafes, and bakeries are where you can splurge on a plant based meal. 


Jah Jah by le Tricyle

11 rue des Petites Ecuries, 75010 Paris France

Now, when it comes to this restaurant I highly recommend getting the cauliflower wings and the vegan hot dog. Not only can you go to get delicious food but the restaurant also offers takeout for cruelty free movie nights. 

Le potager de Charlotte

12 Rue Louise-Émilie de la Tour d’Auvergne

When it comes to le potager de Charlotte I give this restaurant five stars. The presentation at this restaurant is very colorful and vivid. The rice and chickpea galettes filled with herbed cashew cream, pumpkin seeds, greens and Basque Espelette pepper, paired with the melon gazpacho is truly delicious.

42 Degrés

109 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75009 Paris.

Next to the first two restaurants discussed not so far is 42 Degres, based on raw gastronomy, which is all raw cooing and doesn’t pass 42 degrees celsius in the kitchen. Bonus, the presentation of food is very appetising.  

Le Potager du Marais 

26 Rue Saint-Paul, 75004 Paris.

In the heart of the Marais lies a simple yet very French vegan restaurant. The restaurant offers alternatives for bistro dishes such as; boeuf bourguignon, cassoulet and hachis parmentier. 

Friendly Dining 


11 Rue Moret, 75011 Paris. 

The restaurant's name pretty well sums up what it provides. Toutofu is tout tofu! The restaurant's cuisine is Chinese and has many freshly made organic tofu dishes. The Dan Dan ramen noodles and Hun Tun grilles are highly recommend for your next dinner at Toutofu. 

Hank Burger

8 Rue Marguerite de Rochechouart, 75009 Paris & 55 Rue des Archives, 75003 Paris. 

For all you meat lovers Hank burger is the best vegan option for you. Hank’s was one of the first vegan restaurants to open up in Paris back in 2014. My newly obsession is the Rocqeuse burger with fig and arugula sauce, potato wedges and veganaise for just fifteen euros.

Le Faitout

23 avenue Simon Bolivar, 75019 Paris. 

If you’re a cheese lover like myself Faitout has the best alternate option. The price ranges from 14 Euros to 23 Euros, and is also great for you to go with your non-vegan friends. Vegan options like the cheese platter is definitely a must try. 

brEaThe Restaurant

16 Rue Henry Monnier, 75009 Paris. 

This restaurant is housed in a former 19th-century teahouse, providing a unique experience while dining. brEAThe is best known for their Seitan vegan burger.  

For a Friday night


63 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75009 Paris.

Laéolo is a lovely restaurant that serves vegan dishes and gluten-free baked goodies. There are also sugar-free treats to satisfy your sugar cravings. 

Abbatoir Végétal

9 Rue Guisarde, 75006 Paris & 61 Rue Ramey, 75018 Paris.

In French, abbatoir means slaughterhouse, which may seem ironic for a vegan piece, but hear me out. Abattoir Végétal not only serves incredible food, it also has incredible dish presentations displayed in artistic ways. The restaurant has been able to flip a previous butcher shop into a cute, girly brunch spot.  

Sol Semilla

23 Rue des Vinaigriers, 75010 Paris.

If you're a health nut, Sol Semilla might be the place for you. The restaurant takes pride in incorporating superfoods into its menu. Guarana, maca and açai will find their way into your meals in some way, and there is a shop next door where you can take their superfoods home with you. 

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Sweet Tooth

La cerise sur le cairn

3 Rue Dupont des Loges, 75007 Paris.

Nothing is worse than not being able to eat a croissant in Paris, but thankfully, this adorable little bakery has your back. Not too far from AUP, is a sweet cafe full of gluten and vegan free pastries. The vegan chocolate chip cookie is delectable. 

VG Pâtisserie

123 Bd Voltaire, 75011 Paris

This bakery is a must-visit. VG Pâtisserie has it all: pain au chocolat, croissants, meringues, and macarons. 


101 Rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris.

This cute little cafe is perfect for a healthy lunch. If you’re not too hungry this is the perfect place to go. This restaurant has the best iced oat lattes and my favorite cinnamon rolls ever. Whether you’re looking to have brunch or get a quick breakfast to go, Grounded is the perfect place. 

Cloud cakes

6 Rue Mandar, 75002 Paris

For the best cupcakes you’ll ever try, Cloud cakes is definitely a must. The flavours ranges from passion fruit to peanut butter. Cloud cakes also offers açai bowls for when your not craving something too heavy. 

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Insta worthy cafes 

Wild&the moon 

4 Rue du Helder, 75009 Paris.

Wild&the Moon is hands down the most popular vegan cafe in Paris; if you haven't heard of it, you've been living under a rock, my friend. If you haven't tried it yet, this is the place to go for lunch ASAP! The cafe offers delicious granola bowls, superfood salads and wellness shots to revive you after a long night out.

Café Bienvenue

4 Rue du Bourg l'Abbé, 75003 Paris.

This cozy living room restaurant area is highly recommended to go with your friends. The restaurant holds comfy sofas and a sort of tipi where you can take photos in. This is your best bet for a Sunday morning hangover.  

Café Kitsuné

Palais Royal, Louvre, Tuileries, Richelieu, Archives, and Vertbois. 

I'm pretty sure almost everyone who lives in London or Paris has heard of this cafe. The coffee shop offers some gluten and dairy free pastries which are definitely worth a try. 

Kith - Treatz 

49 Rue Pierre Charron, 75008 Paris.

If you like coconut, Kith's vegan alternative coconut frozen yogurt is a must. I personally pair it with lotus which is vegan and it is delicious! 

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Naturalia. Locations all over Paris. 

Un monde vegan. 64 Rue Notre Dame de Nazareth, 75003 Paris

Mon épicerie Paris. 31 Rue des Gravilliers, 75003 Paris

Jay and joy. 5 Rue Paul Bert, 75011 Paris