Admittedly, I don’t know how to speak french. Like, at all. But that didn’t stop me from tracking down the best vegan food in Paris when I visited on the #hotforfoodbooktour! I’ve been given so many recommendations for vegan restaurants in the city, and I managed to squeeze a few of them into this trip. Here’s my recap of the veg-friendly places I enjoyed, as well as the tourist attractions I got to see along the way!
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Nat and I knew we had to try out this spot because we’d heard so many amazing reviews! We got pretty excited about the options and ended up ordering plain and chocolate croissants, steamed cappuccinos, quiche lorraine, and a bowl filled with lentils, potatoes, vegan tzatziki and tahini! A feast, to say the least.
verdict: I loved EVERYTHING I ate here. Bookmark it as a must-visit spot in the city! This was our first confirmation that vegan food in Paris is some serious biz.
This place isn’t exclusively a restaurant – it’s so much more! It’s a vegan-themed shop with clothes, books, snacks, baked goods, and that’s just for starters. You’ll get a better idea of the scope if you watch the snippet in the vlog! This is where I got my tofu tote that so many of you are a fan of. If you’re vegan or just appreciate nosing around an interesting store, you MUST visit this shop!
verdict: good luck leaving without at least 3 new vegan items in your rucksack.
Paris and cheese go hand in hand, as far as I’m concerned. So Nat and I knew we had to scope out some 100% vegan cheese to live like the french do! The best one in the roster was the Tomm Pousse La Camemvert cheese from Mon Epicerie. The vegan cheese game is seriously improving, people! This is legit brie. Never had anything vegan like this before!
verdict: if you have a hankering for any alternative products like vegan cheeses and meats, this spot will be your BFF.
Behold, vegan viet food in Paris! We couldn’t resist. This restaurant was ridiculously good! We had the banana flower salad, spring rolls, and fresh greens (lettuce) roll. I rolled my spring roll up in the lettuce, although I’m not sure if that’s what I was SUPPOSED to do… regardless, this place was très bon!
verdict: an amazing option for vegan Vietnamese food if you ever have a hankering for it! Sometimes it’s nice to have options that aren’t the typical cuisine you can find in the city.
Here’s some of the places I went and things I did aside from vegan restaurants!
- Place de la Bastille
- Coulée verte René – Dumont
- Le Marais neighbourhood
- Palais de Tokyo
- Arc de Triomphe
- Place de la Concorde
- Louvre Museum & Gardens
- WH Smith Paris – bookstore
- Villa des Arts – cool area with cute bars on the street
- Parc André Citroën – where the Generali Balloon is!
- La Javelle
Of course, a main highlight of this adventure was my book signing for the #hotforfoodbooktour! It always makes me so happy to meet those of you who read my content and support my cooking. I love sharing vegan recipes with y’all, and it’s especially cool to meet those of you who live across the globe! It was pretty mind blowing to see how many people travelled to this bookstore to say hello and get a book signed from me! I even signed a few copies of my book and left them behind. Lots of appreciation goes out to WH Smith Paris who hosted the meet and greet/book signing.
Well, that’s a wrap on my Paris adventure! Keep in mind, there’s WAY more vegan restaurants for you to explore if you go. I barely scratched the surface! Check out Happy Cow to search for a list of veg-friendly restaurants if you’re hungry for more. I hope to return back one day to try them out myself.