My Guide To Find Vegan food while in Paris, France

by veronica

This year I booked myself a birthday trip to Paris. I had never been before despite studying French when I was younger, and being quite good at it, I have you know. (Now I remember only tidbits of this beautiful language). I really didn’t know what to expect. If the French people would be as arrogant as they say (and sometimes are in London) and that vegan food would be hard to find that I’ve seen people state online. The city itself was magnificent, the people were warm, friendly and chatty and vegan food, is not a problem to find at all!

I encourage you to visit if you like stunning architecture, beautiful parks, culture and second-hand shopping.

So this is a list of the places I stumbled across, mixed with tips from my friend Louise who used to live in Paris and I’ll also add some of the places from my wish list that I dint get a chance to visit, at a later date.

Date updated: 29 04 2018 

Wild and the Moon


A health food café with fresh and delicious food. Has a multitude of good-for-you lattes o choose from, everything from Chaga to Turmeric. vegan protein shakes/smoothies and sandwiches. I particularly liked their moon porridge.

Located: Has two locations in Paris, view website for details


Fast health food chain with several locations around Paris. Has vegan options.

Located: Has several locations in Paris, view website for details


Fast health food chain with several locations around Paris. Has vegan options.

Located: Has several locations in Paris, view website for details

Gentle Gourmet

Vegan fine dining. Make sure to book a table. If you look online this place has some really mixed reviews. I will write a post about my experience there and link it here shortly. Meanwhile, I enjoyed the food there. I thought it was delicious, beautifully presented and had a mix of textures on my plate.

Located: 24 Boulevard de la Bastille, 75012 Paris, France

La Recyclerie

This is a really quirky space in the North of Paris. I stumbled across this place on my way back to the metro from visiting Saint-Ouen in Porte de Clignancourt. They were offering a vegan brunch on a Sunday. I was not that hungry and wanted something lighter so decided to look for other options. The staff were really friendly, and I’d like to try another time.

On a warning note though: I was visiting this area by myself and it’s not nice. It’s dodgy, especially beneath the bridge to the markets. Where people were shouting at me and approaching me. I did not feel safe as a woman here and it was in the middle of the day. (My street-smart nerves from my London days kicked in big time here due to all the groups of men hanging around)

Located: 83 Boulevard Ornano, 75018 Paris, France

Pret A Manger 

This classic takeaway chain has several locations in Paris. They have vegan options.

Located: Has several locations in Paris, view website for details



Completely gluten-free and vegan café/restaurant. Offering hearty bowls and desserts. I really enjoyed the food here. It was healthy and hearty. I had a bowl with their kale and shiitake mushroom, quinoa and hummus. It was great. The carrot cake was unbelievably moist and delicious.

Located: 41 Rue Godot de Mauroy, 75009 Paris, France

Le Pain Quotidien


You can throw a stone in any direction and you’ll find a Le Pain Quotidien. For a vegan is great since they have plenty of vegan options and their food is organic. Do not miss the Moelleux au Chocolat, it’s a real divine treat!

Located: Has several locations in Paris, view website for details

Hanks Burger


Yummy vegan burgers with sides and dessert if you have room left in your tummy.  The portions are huge. I had the burger with the olives and homemade tomato sauce. I really liked it! The coleslaw is kind of addictive.

Located: 55 Rue des Archives, 75003 Paris, France

We are juice

Classic juice bar also servings sandwiches in the Marais area.

Located: 34 Rue des Jeuneurs, 75002 Paris, France

Hot Vog

I found this place on my way to Jardin du Luxembourg, however, I wasn’t hungry at the time. But noted the location and the name. This place specialises in vegan hot dogs. The prices seemed reasonable as well.

Located: 10bis Rue Vavin, 75006 Paris, France

Le Potager du Marais


I found this place while I was exploring the Marais area. It’s a small restaurant serving lunch and dinner.  They have a really interesting menu.  I had the lupin roll with mushrooms and a tarragon sauce. Which was the most French sounding and different I could find on the menu.

Located: 24 Rue Rambuteau, 75003 Paris, France

Le Bar at Shangri-La Hotel


As the afternoon tea aficionado that I am, I booked myself a birthday treat at the Shangri-La in Paris, as they serve a vegan afternoon tea at Le Bar. Needless to say, the service was attentive, the patisseries absolutely delicious and the surroundings beautiful. Book well in advance. This is where you can find more information.

Located: 10 Avenue d’Iéna, 75116 Paris, France

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