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Vegan in Paris: 11 Best Restaurants & Cafés

Typical French cuisine is usually not known to be very vegan-friendly. Think escargots, boeuf bourguignon or coq au vin. But don’t worry, being vegan in Paris can still be totally easy!

Over the years, Paris has turned into a vegan-friendly destination offering a wide range of plant-based restaurants & cafés serving everything from classic French pastries to fine dining.

Recently, I had the great opportunity to explore the vegan food scene in Paris firsthand, and what can I say, it exceeded all my expectations!

From charming little cafés tucked away in hidden corners to upscale restaurants offering gourmet plant-based cuisine, I had the best time eating my way through all the vegan places in Paris.

And of course, I do not want to deprive you of them!

So whether you’re a vegan like me or simply looking to try something new culinary, this comprehensive list of the best vegan restaurants and cafés in Paris is your ultimate guide to experiencing the city’s vibrant and delicious plant-based offerings.

Bon appétit!

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11 Amazing Restaurants & Cafés That Make Being Vegan in Paris Super Easy!

1. The Friendly Kitchen (Restaurant)

Location: 8 Rue Popincourt
Budget: €€€

The Friendly Kitchen was the first vegan restaurant we tried and it was definitely the perfect start!

Located in the trendy Le Marais district, this charming restaurant offers a menu brimming with innovative plant-based dishes.

From their flavorful coconut and sesame-crusted tofu – which I can highly recommend – to their delicate beetroot and strawberry tartar, The Friendly Kitchen delights you with its creative and delicious offerings.

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Coconut and sesame-crusted tofu

What I truly love about this restaurant is its strong commitment to using organic, fresh, and locally sourced ingredients. They take pride in selecting the freshest produce, supporting local farmers, and prioritizing sustainability.

Their menu reflects this by offering dishes that change with the seasons, ensuring that you can savor the flavors of each time of year.

Since it’s a very well-known and beloved dinner spot it’s usually completely full in the evening so make sure you reserve a table in advance!

2. Cloud Cakes (Café)

Location: 6 Rue Mandar
Budget: €€

Cloud Cakes is the perfect example that being vegan in Paris is an absolute delight.

This vegan bakery/café serves all the French pastries and sweets your heart might desire. Whether it’s plant-based croissants, macarons, cupcakes, muffins, or cakes, you get it all.

We went there for breakfast and I ordered their “Sweet Morning Toast” – toasted pieces of bread with chocolate spread and banana – whereas my boyfriend went for a classical avocado toast.

Accompanied by a delicious oat milk latte for me and an oat milk cappuccino for my boyfriend and the day was up to a good start!

Because we had to wait quite a bit for our food (they were training a new chef) the lovely waitress brought us two small cupcakes as an excuse.

It was seriously such a sweet gesture!

3. Aujourd’hui Demain (Restaurant & Café)

Location: 42 Rue du Chemin Vert
Budget: €€

Aujourd’hui Demain is a unique and vibrant vegan restaurant, coffee shop, and concept store located in the heart of Paris.

The menu boasts a diverse range of dishes, from hearty vegan burgers to colorful Buddha bowls, all made with fresh and locally sourced ingredients.

Moreover, it offers plant-based interpretations of classic dishes, such as vegan “boeuf” bourguignon or Caesar salad. I chose the latter for a late brunch and my boyfriend tried the breakfast pancakes, a combination of pancakes, vegan sausages, tofu scramble, vegan bacon, and potatoes.

Right next to the restaurant area inside, you’ll find a curated selection of eco-friendly and cruelty-free products, ranging from clothing and accessories to cosmetics and household items.

So after you’ve filled your belly with delicious vegan food, take some more time to check out all the great stuff they have in the store section!

4. Kitchen (Café)

Location: 74 Rue des Gravilliers
Budget: €€

If you’re looking for a hip, laid-back brunch spot, Kitchen is your place to be!

Located in the 3rd arrondissement close to major sightseeing spots such as Le Centre Pompidou or Notre Dame, Kitchen is the perfect place for a hearty brunch before exploring the city.

On the menu, you find healthy smoothies, organic coffee, healthy breakfast bowls, pancakes, or, if you prefer something salty, soups, salads, and veggie stew.

Vegan pancakes with banana & red fruits

Although it’s not an entirely vegan but vegetarian restaurant, almost 80% of its dishes are completely plant-based or can be made so.

5. Bodhi Vegan (Restaurant)

Location: 23 Av. Claude Vellefaux

As a vegan in Paris, you have the choice to dine in a huge amount of restaurants, all offering different cuisines from all over the world. Of course, there are also enough places that specialize in Asian cuisine.

Probably the best address to indulge in Vietnamese & Southeast Asian cuisine is Bodhi Vegan.

This cozy and inviting restaurant serves an array of innovative and diverse vegan creations from Asian culinary traditions such as stir-fries, dumplings, or sushi.

In addition to its main focus on Asian cuisine, Bodhi Vegan also offers vegan versions of traditional French dishes and even a hearty cheeseburger with fries!

Why not try one of their delightful desserts to round out your meal? From decadent vegan chocolate cakes to creamy cheesecakes, their homemade sweet treats are the perfect way to satisfy your cravings.

You see, Bodhi Vegan offers a variety of dishes, from appetizers to desserts, and therefore guarantees a truly exceptional vegan dining experience for every taste!

6. Le Potager de Charlotte (Restaurant)

Location: 12 Rue Louise-Émilie de la Tour d’Auvergne & 21 Rue Rennequin
Budget: €€€

With 100% vegan cuisine, flavorful ingredients, and nicely arranged dishes, Le Potager de Charlotte is the epitome of gourmet plant-based dining.

The restaurant has actually two locations, one in the 9th arrondissement and the other in the 17th arrondissement. We went to the one in the 17th arrondissement, the menu is the same for both tho.

The first restaurant was opened in 2015 by two brothers who are passionate about health, the environment, and animal rights. After it became a major success, they decided to open a second one in 2019.

At Le Potager de Charlotte, they only use local, organic ingredients as well as 100% homemade recipes created by the chef himself.

From starters to mains and desserts, every single dish is not only a feast for the eyes but absolutely delicious!

As a starter, we ordered sesame-marinated tofu (since we loved it at The Friendly Kitchen already), and as a main course, I chose hazelnuts mashed potatoes and my boyfriend went for rigatoni basil & balsamic cream.

To top it all off, we then ordered lemon cashew cream with blueberry coulis and berries. It was fantastic!

7. brEAThe Montorgueil (Restaurant)

Location: 3 Rue Mandar
Budget: €€

Have you ever been to a fully vegan sushi bar? If not, now’s your chance!
(And even if you have been, it sure wasn’t as great as this one. Don’t miss it, seriously.)

brEAThe Montorgueil is a Japanese restaurant with a big focus on plant-based and homemade Sushi. But of course, they don’t serve just your normal “boring” standard sushis like avocado or cucumber.

No, on the menu you find extraordinary creations like Maki with tempeh and BBQ sauce, an “Oriental Crispy” version (not gonna tell what it is), or, my absolute favorite, Maki with seitan, grilled baby corn, and green Thai sauce.

We ordered four different types of Sushi, Edamame, a Negroni for my boyfriend, and a fruity Mocktail for me. Everything was incredibly tasty and really filling as well!

8. Urban Greener (Café)

Location: 30 Rue Muller

I’m truly a sucker for cozy, relaxed vegan cafés and if I feel super comfortable in one, I could spend hours doing nothing else than drinking coffee and having conversations.

The Urban Greener in Montmartre is exactly such a place.

We found this bistro on the look for a good vegan brunch in the Montmartre area since we planned to explore it that day. It was a sunny Sunday and all outside seats were taken so we took a table inside.

The place was quickly packed with people and I had the feeling the staff was truly overwhelmed. Everything seemed a bit chaotic and we even had to change tables because the one we were seated first was actually reserved.

Moreover, we had to wait quite some time to get the stuff we ordered but the two young servants tried their best and were super friendly. Plus, the food was absolutely amazing!

I had the sweet brioche which was similar to French toast and my boyfriend ordered a granola bowl.

Urban Greener Montmartre

Despite the unpleasant situation with the tables, I can highly recommend Urban Greener as another go-to place for a vegan brunch in Paris!

9. VG Pâtisserie (Café)

Location: 123 Bd Voltaire
Budget: €€

Attention dessert lovers: This place is just for you!

VG Pâtisserie is a bakery making a variety of pastries and desserts, from macarons to tarts, croissants, brioche, and mini cakes.

They also do have a small selection of savory stuff such as cheese croissants, sandwiches, or quiches but they’re especially known for their creamy dessert creations.

As a lover of macarons (and I mean it’s Paris), of course, I had to go there!

Accordingly high was my excitement when I saw the huge macarons filled with pistachio cream perfectly arranged in the showcase. My decision was made right away.

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My boyfriend tried some kind of mini cake, which was drenched in something that tasted like lemonade, but it couldn’t beat my incredibly heavenly and delicious giant macaron!

Yeah, I truly love macarons.

10. Copper Branch (Restaurant)

Location: 151 bis Rue de Rennes

If you’re looking for a quick, inexpensive lunch, Copper Branch is the right address.

This Canadian franchise restaurant offers a healthy and tasty vegan menu including power bowls, burgers, sandwiches, smoothies, and sweet delights.

Since we were not hungry that day, it was a light lunch for us. We shared a crispy wrap and vegan “chicken” nuggets with homemade lemonade and iced tea which was all really tasty.

For anyone being very hungry, I recommend their special meal deal that includes one main, one side dish, and a drink. You get a good portion of food for a really great value!

11. Burger Theory (Restaurant)

Location: 11 Bd des Filles du Calvaire

Last but not least, Burger Theory is another vegan must-visit restaurant in Paris, especially for burger enthusiasts.

Located in the historic district of Le Marais, this trendy eatery offers a menu filled with mouthwatering plant-based burger creations, bowls, and specials such as vegan “buffalo wings” or grilled “cheese”.

From double cheeseburgers to unique flavor combinations, Burger Theory certainly meets every taste.

We both ordered the first burger on the menu, a BBQ buffalo burger with soy meat, plant-based cheese, BBQ sauce, pickles, fried onions, coleslaw, and chives. Plus one portion of fries each.

Honestly, it was one of the best plant-based burgers I’ve had in my five years of being vegan!

So if you can’t decide, just try this one. It’s Lina approved! 😉

As you see, being vegan in Paris is super easy, and, what’s more important, super delicious. So, have fun and enjoy exploring all the amazing vegan finds in Paris!

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  1. I definitely don’t think of France as being vegan-friendly but these all look so good! I’d love to try one of the bowls at Aujourd’hui Demain!

  2. I love that Paris has so many great vegan options – and the food looks so delicious. I wish that every city made it so easy for vegans.

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