If vegetarianism is increasing in popularity in France, veganism is slowly taking its place. That said, life can be a little hard for "0 animal" fans who want to enjoy eating out and about in the French capital.
To help vegans in their quest, FineDiningLovers has listed five vegan-friendly restaurants in Paris.
Eating vegan - what does that mean?
While vegetarians remove meat and fish from their diet, vegans go one step further by removing everything that comes from animals, ie meat but also eggs, milk, cheeses, etc. from their diets.
As a result, vegan dietd favor fruits, vegetables, cereals and all vegetable proteins such as tofu or tempeh.
Best Vegan Restaurants in Paris
Brewery Lola: Vegan Bistro
Spaghetti bolognese, burgers, hot dogs ... All these dishes typical of Parisian bistros can be tasted at the Brasserie Lola in a100% vegan way. Here, animal proteins give way to tofu that's been seasoned and processed in such a way that the taste and texture are very close to the original flavors of these traditional dishes.
Where? Brasserie Lola, 99 rue du Theater, 15th arrondissement of Paris.
Le Potager du Marais for a Seitan Bourguignon
Looking for a good vegan restaurant in Paris? Then head in the direction of Le Potager du Marais. In this establishment located a few steps from Beaubourg, you can enjoy a homemade pâté, a crispy (vegan) cheese gratin!, a roast with hazelnuts, a seitan bourguignon or a tartare of seaweed, food of the future par excellence. If you plan to go there, remember to book before: the place is quite cramped and fills quickly.
Where? Le Potager du Marais, 24 rue Rambuteau, 3 arrondissement of Paris.
East Side Burger for a Vegan Hot Dog
East Side Burger opened in 2013 and skillfully explores the two trends of the moment - the burger and the vegetable - by offering veggie burgers but also some vegan-style street food classics like hot dogs and tartlets.
Where? East Side Burger, 60 Boulevard Voltaire, 11th arrondissement of Paris.
IMA for Salads with an Israeli Twist
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Set in the Canal Saint-Martin quarter, IMA specialises in Israeli cuisine which vegetarians and vegans should discover ASAP!.
Where? IMA, 39 quai de Valmy, 10e arrondissement de Paris.
Gentle Gourmet for a delicious vegan brunch
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Gentle Gourmet is a vegan paradise. From breakfast to dinner and lunch, this trendy place near Place de la Bastille has it all. On Sundays, indulge yourself with a vegan brunch with hot drink, fruit juice, bread, pastries, butter (vegetable of course), main course and dessert. Just remember to book ahead!
Where? Gentle Gourmet, 24 boulevard de la Bastille, 12th arrondissement of Paris.