Hi guys! I’ve been wanting to make this Vegan Guide to Paris for some time now. Even though I live in Lille; Paris is only an hour by train. So my husband and I will go often for a weekend, or even a day trip.
This Vegan Guide to Paris is a list of my favourite cafes to eat in Paris! Some I visit every time we go, and a couple are still to be tested. But this is the list I always share when people ask “where should I eat in Paris!?”
I’ll also preface by saying that this is a list of recommendations for vegan cafes to visit for lunch and coffee during the day. Not necessarily restaurants for dinner. And that’s for two reasons:
- I LOVE lunching! If you asked whether I prefer to go out for lunch or dinner I will always choose lunch! For me, there is nothing better than a cozy cafe with exploding plants, lattes, good music, and all the trendy vibes. My favourite thing to do on holiday is hit up as many vegan cafes and coffee spots as I can and just veg (literally and metaphorically). I mustn’t be the only plantbased foodie to think this too, because when it comes to cafes, there are plenty of options.
- At dinner I go traditional. When it comes to dinner, I’m not afraid to visit a non-vegan restaurant and request a vegan plate. Typically, I can always find one or two plates on the menu that are already “accidentally” vegan, or can be easily modified. I always find that choosing more traditional restaurants for dinner is a great way to get the best of both worlds. Trendy vegan cafes by day, and elegant restaurants by night is my sort of trip. A lot of restaurants will also accommodate with vegan plates if you give them notice in advanced, so don’t be afraid to call and ask ahead.
So, now that I’ve provided you the details of what to expect in this blog post; lets get into the FOOD reccos! Below is a list of my favourite places to eat and drink in Paris (most are fully vegan, and some offer vegan options). All-in-all they are definitely worth putting on your list! I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.
Whenever I go to Paris I make sure to visit Wild and the Moon. It’s got a few locations, but my favourite is the one in Le Marais. (It’s my favourite area in Paris for delicious food and good boutique shopping). Wild and the Moon is a great vegan lunch spot with plenty of choice from hot and cold dishes, to soups and salads.
The menu is always changing depending on the season, but lunches are generally a mix of quinoa, falafel and protein bowls, and curries. They also do delicious breakfast bowls and an abundance of healthy smoothies, juices and lattes. This is really your one-stop-shop for all of your favourite vegan foods.
What’s more is that they stock their fridge full of healthy meals to go (located right at the front of the store). From juices and smoothies, to chia puddings, salads and protein bowls. Even if you’re only stopping by for a coffee, you can snag a delicious meal to go and eat it at the park.
The Love Juice Bar is a cute little cafe to stop in for breakfast! You can take a smoothie to go. Or, if you’re lucky, snag one of the few tables to enjoy a smoothie bowl and avo toast. With it’s pretty marble table tops it’s definitely a place to get an instagram worthy shot for the feed.
It’s important to know that the Love Juice Bar is a very tiny cafe, so I’d recommend going at off-times if you want a seat. Their speciality in making delicious smoothie and nice cream bowls with fun toppings is worth the walk! The staff was super friendly when we visited, which made it even more enjoyable. They also have a little fridge to take items to go, like puddings and juices. So you can grab a bite for later.
We walked to this cafe from our airbnb in Saint-Germain, which was about 30 minutes. (Don’t know about you but I love to walk, especially in Paris as the buildings are stunning. It was a great way to see the city and work up an appetite). The cafe is located in upper Le Marais, making it a great place to start before heading to Le Marias for boutique shopping.
3. Cafe Berry
Just down the street from the Love Juice Bar is the Cafe Berry. Unfortunately this cafe was closed during my visit, but based on their Instagram alone it looks worth a visit for breakfast. Their toasts look SO gourmet, and the cafe is so girly and quaint inside. I will definitely be coming back to this cafe on my next visit.
Aujourd’hui Demain is the first vegan concept store in Paris. How cool! Go for lunch, but save time to peruse through ethical clothing and products in their boutique. Food and concept stores hybrids are becoming a popular trend in Europe. I’ve been to a few in Paris, as well as Amsterdam and I love the concept (literally!). This is the only concept store I know that’s entirely vegan, which is a bonus for those of you into vegan clothing as well as food.
The menu is small but delicious, and offers beyond meat burgers, gourmet vegan cheese, and sweet treats. And on weekends they have a brunch menu. Aujourd’hui Demain also hosts atelier workshops, like learning to crochet and food tastings. The concept store is a bit out of the way (at least from my typical Paris route), but if you’re really into a vegan lifestyle it’s worth a visit.
5. Season Paris
Coffee shop, restaurant and juice bar, this is a Parisian style cafe for an Insta-worthy meal. The restaurant itself is beautiful. It’s light and bright, modern and zen. But also has Parisian character with it’s blacks, whites and golds. I think the style is a perfect marriage between modern hip and classic Parisian.
It’s important to note that this cafe is not entirely vegan. But the menu always boasts a few vegan dishes. This would be a great place to go with a group of friends who aren’t all vegan, as it offers a little something for everyone. The ambiance is perfect for dining with your girls. And personally, I love supporting restaurants putting vegan options on their menu. The more we support these chefs’ efforts to offer us vegan options, the more options they’ll provide!
If you’re into food and interior design. Merci Paris is your store. Located in Le Marais, it looks deceivingly small from the outside. The front bodes a restaurant/coffee shop. Go inside and pass through the nostalgic library and the space opens up to a large boutique department store! I could spend hours in Merci going through each and every item. From unique minimalist pieces for your living space, to clothing, furniture, lighting and linens it is nothing short of a designers paradise.
My favourite of course is the kitchen section, showcasing a range of dinnerware, napkins and kitchen items in all colours of the rainbow and styles. If you’re a food blogger, you’ll definitely want to check out the second floor.
The cafe again is not entirely vegan, and the menu is always changing. But they do offer vegan options like healthy soups, hummus and bread. I’d recommend stopping in for a coffee or light snack for a little fuel before perusing through their never-ending supply of dream household items.
Finally, I want to include this popular department store in Saint Germain. Worth a visit if you’re in the area, and into the luxe shopping experience. It was Christmas time when I was visiting Le Bon Marche, and the holiday decorations themselves were nothing short of spectacular. The main floor of Le Bon Marche is a large grocers with tons of options for making your own picnic. It’s a more “luxe” style grocers, so you’re paying a premium, but it’s good from the sense that you can buy things pre-cut and ready to eat if you’re on the run.
As it’s a high-end grocer the food is high quality, ripe and tasty. Grab a baguette, hummus and veg, olives and of course a bottle of French wine. Head over to the Jardin du Luxembourg and enjoy. If you like to spend hours in the grocery store looking at products like me, this is a great place to be. I could spend hours in this store perusing through their range of tea’s and dark chocolates alone.
So there we have it. My Vegan Guide to Paris for the next time you visit. I do hope you enjoy these cafes and shops as much as I do. And that they make your food experience even more enjoyable!
And, if you do take any of my recommendations from this Vegan Guide to Paris do let me know what you thought in the comments below! I love hearing from you. And of course, tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to hear about your experience.
Enjoy Paris! Profitez bien!