Being a vegan in a city away from home can sound like more effort than it really is, and when in Paris it’s actually easier than ever. Delicious vegan spots in Paris have been popping up like crazy in recent years, from plant-based hot dogs to traditional French cooking made vegan. To make your hunt for Paris’ tastiest vegan food stress-free, we’ve rounded up a list of the city’s best vegan restaurants and cafes so you don’t have to.
In no particular order...
1 HANK BURGER
Located in the Haut-Marais area of Paris, HANK Burger (standing for Have A Nice Karma) is famous amongst the city’s vegans for churning out the juiciest vegan burgers in Paris. Try the l’Allumé burger, the smoky barbeque one with bell peppers, and the potato wedges with homemade veganaise - even the biggest meat lover would be beyond satisfied! Once you’ve tried a burger from HANK you’ll never turn back.
2 JAH JAH BY LE TRICYCLE
We absolutely love Jah Jah by Le Tricycle - its menu stands out as much as its name does, as each dish is 100% plant-based with a Jamaican flair, making them all vibrant, healthy and delicious. Pick a hot, cold or raw bowl, each including several different elements like rice, okra stew, sides and salads, all of which work together to create an explosion of amazing Caribbean flavours. If you fancy a burger or hot dog, that’s on the menu, too. The overall vibe of this place is super chilled out and casual, ideal for a dinner and catch up with friends and, of course, unreal food.
3 LE POTAGER DU MARAIS
You might be on a budget, but you’re in Paris! And rather than splashing out on the overpriced, token vegan option in a local French bistro, spend those euro at Le Potager du Marais which serves a French menu that is 100% vegan. From cassoulet and bourguignon to tarte tatin and crème brûlée, now even vegans can get a taste of real French cuisine, one that’s usually very meat-centric and difficult for vegans to navigate. Here, you’d easily be able to trick your unconverted friends into thinking they were eating an indulgent, non-vegan French meal, and they would never know!
4 SOL SEMILLA
Next to Canal Saint Martin, you’ll find Sol Semilla, a fantastic vegan cafe that serves up a superfood packed menu. This rustic canteen is a local favourite where vegans (and non vegans) fill up the tables to get a taste of what Sol Semilla is all about. From lentil dhal, sweet potato curries, large bowls of salads to tasty vegan cakes there's something for everyone looking for a health-packed delicious meal. We recommend ordering the All Raw Plate which comes with salad, seasonal fruits and vegetables, nopal sauce and superfood oleaginous caviar. Boasting a cosy, warm atmosphere, you'll be happy you popped into Sol Semilla for lunch or dinner.
5 VG Pâtisserie
You can't take a trip to Paris without indulging in a croissant or two. If you're looking for a vegan pastry then VG Pâtisserie is the place for you. This vegan bakery and cake shop was the first of its kind in Paris when it opened its doors in 2017. Not only do they make the most delicious vegan croissants in the city, but they also have a range of macarons, cakes and flans on offer for you to try.