Friday, 16 October 2015

Travel Diaries: The Best Vegan Restaurants in Paris

Paris is not known for being exceptionally vegan-friendly, but I was pleasantly surprised by the amazing vegan meals that I ate during my week in the city of love! If you're vegan and planning a trip to Paris, then I would highly recommend visiting each of these restaurants, you'll thank me later!

My favourite veggie restaurant in Paris was Vegebowl, with a 100% vegetarian and 90% vegan menu. This restaurant has an extensive menu, with a lot of imitation meat dishes with an Asian flair. Dylan and I both opted for the set menu, where you had a choice of a few different dishes for a set price (€12). I ordered the Nêms, sweet and sour tofu or "pork", white rice, and fried bananas. For an appetizer, the Nêms were really quite good! Taro, soya vermicelli, carrot, and "chicken", all in a spring roll like wrapping. I absolutely love Taro, but I haven't had it since we were in Beijing 2 years ago. The main course of sweet and sour tofu or "pork" was absolutely incredible. The serving was somewhat small, but the quality was outstanding. Seriously, one of the best meals I've ever had! For dessert, I had fried bananas sprinkled with brown sugar - another winner! Dylan and I both left feeling pleasantly full and extremely satisfied. We actually went back a few days later and I ordered the exact same thing!

Address: 3 Rue de la Boule Rouge, 75009 Paris, France

Nêms Vegebowl Paris France

Sweet and sour tofu or pork, Vegebowl
Sweet and sour tofu or "pork"

Fried Bananas Vegebowl Paris France
Fried Bananas 

Another one of my favourite vegan spots in Paris was Brasserie LOLA, a 100% vegan restaurant in the 15th arrondissement. I ordered the pad Thai, and Dylan ordered a vegan hot dog with coleslaw and wedge fries. We both absolutely loved our dishes, and would highly recommend stopping by if you're ever in Paris. The staff were very friendly, and spoke English well. Prices were moderate, but we felt as though the prices were fair for the high quality of the meals.

Address: 99 rue du Théâtre, Paris, France

Brasserie LOLA Paris France

Brasserie LOLA Paris France

Vegan Hot Dog Brasserie LOLA Paris
Vegan Hot Dog

Vegan Pad Thai Brasserie LOLA
Vegan Pad Thai 

If you're looking for a good veggie burger in Paris, then I'd definitely recommend checking out HANK Burger (Have A Good Karma) in Le Marais. This restaurant is quite small and has limited seating, so many customers take their meals to go. I ordered le Petit Nerveux, which came with coriander sauce & tortilla chips on the burger. I also got a side of wedge fries with vegan mayo - delicious! €11 will get you a burger, fries, and a drink. 

Address: 55 rue des Archives 75003 Paris

HANK Burger Paris France

And finally, we have Las Vegans, where we went to for dessert on our last night in Paris. Las Vegans offers a wide variety of vegan ice creams, and I tried the peanut butter flavour - so good! We also got a slice of vegan Nutella cheesecake with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. The cheesecake was probably the best dessert that I've ever eaten in my life. Even if you're not vegan, this is worth trying!

Address: 30 boulevard Bonne Nouvelle, Paris, France, 75003

Vegan Nutella Cheesecake Las Vegans Paris
Vegan Nutella Cheesecake

Vegan Peanut Butter Ice Cream Las Vegans
Vegan Peanut Butter Ice Cream 

Las Vegans Menu Paris
Las Vegans Menu 

We definitely ate well during our time in Paris! Turns out, there are so many amazing vegan restaurants in Paris, scattered throughout the city. There's definitely something for everyone - burgers, Asian, desserts, etc. Are you a fellow vegan traveler? What are your favourite veggie spot in the city of love?

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  1. Ok so I want to go to Paris now for the vegan food...ha! It all looks so delicious! Glad you had so many options :)

    1. Haha!! I was surprised to find way more vegan options in Paris compared to what we have here in Ottawa!

  2. Oh my goodness, all of this food looks amazing! I am not vegan but I eat mostly vegetarian and I know it can be hard finding good places when travelling. Glad you found some great spots! :)

    1. Thanks Megan! You do have to do some research/searching around, but it's definitely possible to find good food while travelling! :)

  3. Everything looks delicious! Especially that cake :D

  4. THAT CHEESECAKE! It's awesome all the great vegan places you've highlighted on all your trips. I travel with a different food sensitivity. I have celiac disease, and if I get sick it is a really awful thing to happen while you're trying to enjoy a trip (I actually got sick twice when I was in Peru, once celiac related once regular food poisoning). I also traveled a bit in Europe when I was a vegetarian and it wasn't easy either (but that was 10 years ago!) I feel like as long as you are flexible outside of your food restrictions than you can usually find something, but guides like this are super helpful for anyone planning a trip with the same concerns. Plus, these places look great vegan or not :)

    1. Thanks Zoe!
      Oh no! I've actually never gotten sick while travelling, but I think it's pretty hard to get sick from vegan food lol! And you're right, vegan/vegetarian/gluten free options are way more accessible these days :)

    2. It's true, I mean vegetarian/vegans don't have to worry about getting sick the same way you do with food allergies but it could still be very frustrating and upsetting. I'm definitely glad how much more accessible all these options are though :)

    3. Yes, very true. When we went to Versailles for the day there were no veggie options at the restaurants, but there were a lot of fruit stands, so it's not like I was going to starve! You've just got to be open to different options :)


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