Ultimate Vegan Paris Guide

Ultimate Vegan & Vegetarian Paris Guide:

BEST VEGAN RESTAURANTS & VEGAN BAKERIES, VEGAN GROCERY STORES & MORE!

Fear not, Paris has lots of vegan options! France is known for its cheese, duck liver, pastries and a whole host of other non-vegan foods. But in fact, Paris has a large and varied selection of vegan food.  And to be honest, I've had great vegan meals in Paris at both vegan and non-vegan restaurants.  So I'll show you both all vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Paris, as well as places that also serve non-veg food.

Note: The vegan scene here in Paris is growing, but some of the good veg restaurants here aren't 100% vegan, some are vegetarian and also serve dairy or eggs.

In this guide you'll find the best vegan restaurants in Paris as well as amazing vegan bakeries, gluten-free breads and desserts, all vegan grocery stores and more!  So let's get right into it.  First up are the vegan and vegetarisn restaurants.

Raw Cakes

100% vegan, raw options

83 Rue Daguerre, 75014 Paris

Phone: 09 86 12 73 48

Raw Cakes is one of my favorite vegan restaurants in Paris.  And despite the name, this cute little shop isn't just about unheated desserts - although they do have a lovely selection.  This restaurant offers a range of raw meals (like their delicious lasagna pictured below),  salads and also makes one of the best portobello burgers I've ever had (the pic below is of their veggie burger. I mistakenly didn't get a pic of the mushroom one, but it was fantastic!).  What's even better is that not only is everything here vegan, it's also gluten-free! Note: their hours are a bit wacky so check their Facebook for hours and call before you go just to be safe.


Sense Eat

39 Rue Mazarine, 75006 Paris

Phone: 01 46 34 54 71

If you're in the mood for a fancy Italian-vegan meal in Paris, Sense Eat is a great option.  Before I tried this place, a friend cautioned me that the food here was a bit "experimental" and slightly "odd."  After eating here I saw what he meant, but I really loved it.  Here's the thing, from the descriptions on the menu I had absolutely no sense of what I was ordering or what anything would taste like.  But luckily I was pleasantly surprised when my plate arrived.  I had a really delicious tagliatelle pasta with a green sauce that was amazing (I ordered mine gluten-free). Note: This restaurant is Vegetarian NOT 100% Vegan.  So be mindful of that when you order if you're a vegan.  Since if something says "cream" or "cheese" it's probably not cashew based.  But that said, they have plenty of vegan options and can veganize many veg dishes.  That said, I didn't love the veganized risotto but the green asparagus pasta I had (which is available gluten-free) is phenomenal.


42 Degrees

109 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75009 Paris

Phone: 09 73 65 77 88

Raw foodists and fans of raw vegan food can certainly find things to enjoy at 42 Degrees, a 100% raw vegan restaurant in Paris. My favorite thing about this restaurant is that they have an all-you-can-eat raw Sunday buffet (33 euros). I LOVE a buffet and being able to just pick and choose whatever I want. Each Sunday the options are different, but the buffet always includes a smoothie and a hot drink in addition to the food.

I'm obsessed with the mini burgers which have buns made from mushroom caps. Those are always on the buffet along with a variety of salads, spreads, small pieces of raw bread and more. Honestly I wasn't a huge fan of the desserts on the buffet which were mainly like sweet puddings and some fruit, but the waiter also passed around a few small slices of lemon tart which was delicious. But note, my second time coming there was no tart so I just ate the fruit salad for dessert. They also have daily food specials in addition to their set menu.


Yem'a

41 Rue Godot de Mauroy, 75009 Paris

Phone: +33 1 42 94 07 73

Yem'a is a 100% vegan and gluten-free cafe.  I love this little place.  Surprisingly it took me a while to find this place - they never came up in my google searches for vegan restaurants.  But once when I was in the neighborhood, and scouring for new places to try, I discovered Yem'a, and I'm so happy I did.  This casual little place, has great healthy good choices, that also taste great.  When you arrive, the food is already prepared and on display. The way it works it that you can choose 4 items to make a bowl. I got quinoa, kale salad, green curry and guacamole.  The guac was an extra 1 euro and also came with gluten-free bread which I really enjoyed (because it was super soft and I don't like crust).  The food was all pretty tasty and good quality.  I mean of course the green curry is nothing like I would get in Thailand, but I still enjoyed it.  I also tried a cookie which I enjoyed, but my s.o. thought could have been sweeter.  All around a tasty place, and the women working here were also really friendly and lovely.


Wild and The Moon

55 Rue Charlot, 75003 Paris

Phone: 01 86 95 40 44

Wild and The Moon is an all vegan restaurant which has 3 locations in Paris. I've found a few things I enjoyed here (like the gluten-free veg sandwich), and their menu online is pretty extensive.  But note, they don't offer all of their menu options each day.  Every day they make a few dishes from their menu and package them and put them in the fridge.  So whether you want to eat there to take food to-go, most food items are juices are pre-made.  Smoothies are made-to-order, soup is dished out to order as with a few other small items, but most food is ready and waiting when you arrive.  Pro: not much wait time, Con: Some dishes didn't taste too fresh to me because of that.  For example, I really liked the sandwich they have, but because it was made before I arrived, the bread was a bit soggy, but not incredibly so.  I still liked it, but it would have been better if it was fresh. Also note, because everything is pre-made, if you go late in the day, there may not be many options left.


Toutofu

11 Rue Moret, 75011 Paris

Phone: 01 83 96 53 61

Toutofu is a vegan restaurant and tofu shop all in one.  The owner has been making fresh, organic tofu for restaurants in Paris for years but has now opened a restaurant which prominently features their house-made tofu.  I don't eat tofu often, but I must say, this place impressed me.  I stumbled upon this place by chance and I'm happy I did.  When deciding what to order, talk to the owner. He guided me towards the right choices.  The menu is small but thoughtful.  And the dish he recommened most highly doesn't look very impressive but was SUPER flavorful and tasty.


PARADIS MARGUERITE

29 Quai des Grands Augustins, 75006 Paris

Phone: 01 43 54 51 42

Paradis Marguerite is a vegetarian restaurant  with vegan options.  So vegans: when ordering, just be sure to ask about eggs and or dairy.  The servers are very knowledgeable about the menu and vegan options (and they speak english).  My favorite thing that I've had here is the zucchini noodle pasta.  Note, this is a cooked dish, not a raw one, and I really enjoy the chilli like ragu that's on top.  That said, I have a very healthy appetite, so this dish is a bit light for me.  So when I come here I tend to order a soup or salad as well.


 

MAISIE CAFE

32 Rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris

Phone: 01 40 39 99 16

Maisie Cafe is a vegan restaurant with a good selection of juices, smoothie and hot drinks (like turmeric latte - my favorite).  They also have a nice selection of baked good and pre-prepared options for take away. I really love their gluten-free banana bread.  It doesn't look too impressive, but it tastes amazing. There is the option to dine-in as well, and they also have a menu of dished that are made-to-order.


 

JUDY

18 Rue de Fleurus, 75006 Paris

Phone: 01 43 25 54 14

Judy is a vegetarian restaurant with vegan options (vegans should use emphasis when ordering without eggs or cheese).  Judy also has a separate take-out location just around the the corner from their main restaurant.  Items at the take out counter are generally priced a bit lower than the restaurant but portions are also smaller.  Also note, at Judy's main restaurant gluten-free bread is available for an extra charge, but this is not the case at the takeaway since everything there is already pre-made. 

Vegans should use emphasis when ordering items without eggs.  On 2 different occasions when I ordered a vegan avocado toast it was served to me with egg on it.  And to be honest, for 19 euro avocado toast, I think they should have greater attention to detail.  That said, I do keep going back, because it's delicious.  Also note, their avocado toast is served with vegan cheese - I usually order mine without this because it tastes too much like real cheese and it scares me (lol).


 

SOL SEMILLA

23 Rue des Vinaigriers, 75010 Paris

Phone: 01 42 01 03 44

Sol Semilla offers healthy and tasty vegan food.  To be honest, when I looked at this restaurant and the photos online, I wasn't in any hurry to go.  But I wish I had gone sooner! The dishes look pretty simple and basic but their filled with flavor and are healthy too.  Also, their good with modificatios and gluten-free options.  I loved their maca and turmeric soup with daily veggies.


 

GENTLE GOURMET

24 Boulevard de la Bastille, 75012 Paris

Phone: 01 43 43 48 49

Gentle Gourmet is a high-end vegan restaurant in Paris.  The dishes are beautifully plated and always Insta worthy.  That said, as a gluten-free vegan who loves veggies and not fake meats and seitan...I was hungry when I left. To be fair, I ordered 2 appetizers because I couldn't find a main dish that I wanted.  But the asparagus soup was amazing.  My non-vegan friends however, were raving about the place when we left. Go and try it for yourself and tell me what you think.


Hank Pizza

18 Rue des Gravilliers, 75003

Phone: 09 72 50 33 68

Hank Pizza is a classic vegan spot in Paris.  It's casual and offers about 3-4 different flavors of pizza at a time.  Until recently I loved going here for their gluten-free pizza.  But as of July 2018 they no longer offer a gf pizza option (gasp!). I asked the woman at the counter if they were going to bring the gluten-free pizza back, perhaps when the summer is over and the city is busy, but she says there are currently no plans to do so.  So, gluten-loving vegan can enjoy a slice at Hank, the rest of us can go elsewhere... 

Also note, Hank Pizza has a sister restaurant a few blocks away away called Hank Burger.  I haven't been there yet because I rarely like veggie burgers (gasp, I know but it's true. I'm gluten-free and I'd rather just eat mixed veggie something rather than a burger. But I hear Hank Burger is good).


 

ELAICHI

7 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, 75010 Paris

Phone: 01 40 38 97 57

Elaichi is a casual vegan restaurant offering dine-in and takeout options.  Technically I think this is an Indian restaurant.  But to be honest, I don't really think of it as Indian (I've had too much authentic Indian to do that), but that said I do like the food.  It's like Indian fusion.  Everything is pre-made and on a hot buffet where they dish out the food for you.  The selection varies a bit each day but I really love the value here.  For under 9 euros you can get a healthy portion of tasty vegan Indian inspired food.  The combination allows you to choose 4 different options on a plate, or 3 options plus rice.

Bonus: Check out the decor restaurant that's connected to Elaichi.  There's a door leading from the dining room at Elaichi into a sister restaurant.  It's a must-see (I'm not posting pics here because I don't want to ruin the fun surprise)


 

HEALTH INSIDE

30 Rue Charlot, 75003 Paris

Phone: 01 42 78 18 81

Health Inside is a vegetarian restaurant with vegan options.  They also have a nice selection of gluten-free items including gluten-free desserts.  Some desserts are also sugar-free for those wanting to be super healthy.  The fresh and light quinoa salad was delightful and satisfying. 


 

Vegan Bakeries in Paris

VG PATISSERIE

123 Boulevard Voltaire, 75011 Paris

Phone: 09 67 80 13 42

VG Patisserie is a 100% vegan bakery in Paris and is sincerely one of my favorite places in France.  It's probably also one of the reasons I gained a few inches on my waistline when I first moved to Paris (it was totally worth it).  Luckily VG Patisserie also has lots of delicious gluten-free options which don't taste gluten-free at all, let alone vegan.  And what's even better is that everything is labeled as gluten-free or not.  This bakery also has vegan macaroons that are out of this world.  Unfortunately they don't have them every day, but they are also available for special order, though I don't know how many you have to order to be eligible for this. Also note, VG Patisserie's offering change seasonally based on what fruits are available.


 

CLOUD CAKES

6 Rue Mandar, 75002 Paris

Phone: 01 42 33 95 45

Cloud cakes is a vegan bakery in Paris which also offers some veggie bowls and a few food options.  Unfortunately their selection of gluten-free goods is limited, but they generally have 1 or 2 items each day that are gf.  But to be candid, I didn't love the gf pie I tried.  But I did have a bite of one of their non-gluten free cakes it it was pretty great..


 

LAELO

63 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75009 Paris

Phone: 01 42 29 85 29

Laelo is a vegan bakery and restaurant offering a selection of pre-made foods, and cooked dishes made to-order.  They also have a really nice variety of gluten-free desserts and foods as well. I really like the fruity desserts and cakes.  The cake I had in the picture below kinda tasted like pancakes to me a bit - and I love pancakes so I really enjoyed it. 


 

VEGAN FOLIE'S

53 Rue Mouffetard, 75005 Paris

Phone: 01 43 37 21 89

Vegan Folie's is a 100% vegan bakery and mini-cafe.  Most of their items are desserts but they have food options like sandwiches and lasagna that are pre-made.  They offer a few gluten-free items, but most are not.  I tried a few bites of their non-gluten free cake and also had a gluten-fee cake, and to be honest I think the gluten-y ones are quite superior.


 

CHAMBELLAND

14 Rue Ternaux, 75011 Paris

Phone: 01 43 55 07 30

Chambelland is a 100% gluten-free bakery and cafe in Paris, with several vegan options.  Vegan options include focaccia, banana bread, and a whole host of other breads.  They also have a wide variety of pastries that are not vegan. Baked goods containing allergens like eggs and dairy are labeled and the staff is helpful and knowledgeable.  Also note, everyday Chambelland offer a vegetarian pre-made sandwich, and on some days it is vegan as well.


 

Vegan Options in Non-Vegan Paris

It's Paris! And although meat, cheese and eggs make their way into lots of dishes, there are quite a few with accidentally vegan dishes on their menu.  At most of these restaurants, nothing is labeled on the menu as "vegan."  But after checking with the servers and the kitchen, it was with great surprise that I found the below dishes. 

Note: If you visit any of these, please verify the ingredients again with the server to ensure the recipe hasn't changed since I've been there.

French Foods in Paris That Are Usually Vegan:

Note: Every restaurant makes things differently so although these are usually vegan, please verify at specific restaurants before ordering.

-Buckwheat Crepes (most are vegan, but of course make sure the veg filling doesn't have any cheese or egg if you don't want that. But since crepes are made-to-order I've never had a creperie mind not adding the cheese.  They usually think it's weird, but they still make it vegan for me)

-Ratatouille - Roasted vegetables usually containing tomatoes, and squash and/or eggplant.

-Baguettes & many breads (I have fallen in love with olive breads here)

-Sorbet:  Chocolate sorbets sometimes contain eggs

 

Paris: Non-Vegan Restaurants w/ Great Vegan Food

LE HIBOU

16 Carrefour de l'Odéon, 75006 Paris

Phone: 01 43 54 96 91

Le Hibou is an upscale but non-pretentious restaurant with a really great vegan curry.  I love this place because I love coconut currys almost more than anything, and this is a great one.  It usually comes with rice, but I get salad instead.  Seasonally, the menu does change but so far they're keeping the veg curry on the menu.  But once I ordered a fantastic appetizer of white asparagus, but when I went back it had been replaced by other options :(  Their artichoke is also vegan (it's just steamed), and the mustard dipping sauce is also vegan - but be sure to double check when you go in case the recipe has changed.


 

BREIZH CAFE

109 Rue Vieille du Temple, 75003 Paris

Phone: 01 42 72 13 77

Breizh cafe is a cute crepe shop with Japanese influences, and they have a few vegan crepes and ones that can be made vegan with some omissions.  I really enjoy their salad crepe which also comes with tofu - although I usually substitute the tofu for mushrooms or artichoke.  It's a little pricey for crepes (about 19 euros), but it's delicious.


Miznon

22 Rue des Ecouffes, 75004 Paris

Phone: +33 1 42 74 83 58

Miznon is an Israeli restaurant with an emphasis on vegetables. Actually I love it here.  And it turns out Miznon is owned by an Israeli celebrity chef and has other locations around the world. I didn't realize this until sitting down to write this and doing further research on the place.  (I guess this helps to explain the long lines that can form). 

The roasted cauliflower is their signature dish and is an entire small head that is slightly charred.  They also have a vegan ratatouille that I really enjoy. Normally they serve it with an egg on top, but they're happy to omit it if you ask.  And interestingly they serve the ratatouille with hummus on the bottom which looked weird to me at first but tasted amazing. They also have a few other roasted vegetables as side dishes (like sweet potato, green beans & broccoli). They also have a few vegan and veganizable sandwiches. Be sure to ask about egg and dairy.  Also note, during peak hours it's common for a line to form, but the food is worth the wait and the line tends to move quickly.


 

ETHIOPIA RESTAURANT

89 Rue du Chemin Vert, 75011 Paris

Phone: 01 49 29 99 68

Ethiopia restaurant has amazing Ethiopian food and a delicious vegetarian combination platter. Fans of Ethiopian food will not be disappointed here or at their sister restaurant Reine de Saba.  Both are amazing.  Call at least a day ahead if you want or need gluten-free injera (the bread that Ethiopian food is eaten with), it's not always available.  The portions are large and the food is tasty.


 

CAFE BEAUBOURG

43 Rue Saint-Merri, 75004 Paris

Phone: 01 48 87 63 96

Cafe Beaubourg is a cute restaurant with  a few vegan options.  When wandering around with a friend, looking for a place to eat, we happened upon this place.  I was thrilled to see that they had a couple vegan dishes labeled on their menu (which is not too common in Paris).  I had the curry vegetables (yes, curry again. i love it) which comes with rice noodles.  The dish is a mix of steamed root vegetables, but the curry sauce they're in is phenomenal (I asked for extra).  Also, the sorbet is absolutely delicious and made with real fresh fruit.


 

CAPTAIN FRACASSE SEINE RIVER DINNER CRUISE

Pont de Bir Hakeim, 75015 Paris

Phone: 01 46 21 48 15

Captain Fracasse Seine river dinner cruise is sooo much fun! When I had family in town visiting Paris we decided to do something touristy and take a dinner cruise along the river.  And I chose this one because I liked the departure time and because they had a completely vegan menu (in addition to a non-veg menu - Something for everyone)! And luckily the vegan menu didn't feel like an after-thought.  My vegan and gluten-free meal was delicious and the views from the boat were fantastic!


 

MONSIEUR K

10 Rue Marie Stuart, 75002 Paris

Phone: 01 42 36 01 09

Have other chains: Kapunka is more casual

Monsieur K is a part of a chain of Thai restaurants in Paris that have a few different names.  This location is not all vegetarian or vegan but has a delicious vegan Thai green curry.  As someone who knows and loves Thai food from having spent many months living in Thailand, I enjoyed having this delicious meal here in France. This location has a few other veg options on the menu.


 

Vegan Grocery Stores in Paris

One place where the Paris vegan scene really exceeds other cities is it's amazing 100% vegan grocery stores! For some odd reason, I really dragged my heels in going to these stores.  I can get into set routines with stores, and these are a bit out of my way.  But my whole vegan world opened up when I finally went to these grocery stores.  They are amazing and definitely worth a visit! I went to all of these stores not planning to buy anything but left with a few items at each place. So proceed with caution lol

 

NATURALIA VEGAN

39-41 Rue Richer, 75009 Paris

01 42 46 47 43

Naturalia Vegan is a chain of vegan grocery stores in Paris.  There are 3 all vegan locations in addition to several additional Naturalia stores that are not vegan.  In addition to having a host of delicious vegan food brands, Naturalia also has its own line of products.  The store is well stocked and has a nice selection of vegan items.


 

UN MONDE VEGAN

64 Rue Notre Dame de Nazareth, 75003 Paris

Phone: 01 42 77 49 58

Un Monde Vegan is a wonderful 100% vegan grocery store.  When I first walked in, the store was slightly smaller than I expected, but no space here is wasted and this place is *packed* with wonderful vegan options, even including refidgerated raw vegan desserts - Yum!


 

MON EPICERIE PARIS

31 Rue des Gravilliers, 75003 Paris

Phone: 09 83 44 48 83

Mon Epicerie Paris is an adorable vegan grocery store.  Of the 3 vegan grocery stores I visited, this is the smallest, but still has a great selection, plus the young woman at the counter was super sweet and helpful. Totally worth checking out.


 

HOLY PLANET

34 Rue Serpente, 75006 Paris

Phone: 01 46 33 07 05

Holy Planet is an organic grocery store that is not all vegan but has good vegan options.  Paris has a slew of small organic ("Bio" in French) shops like this.  Here you can expect to find nice natural products but not as many of the vegan specialty items as in the other all vegan stores.


 

LA GRANDE EPICERIE A PARIS (LE BON MARCHE

24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris

Phone: 01 44 39 81 00

La Grande Epicerie a Paris is a famous and absolutely huge grocery store in Paris.  It's a part of Le Bon Marche a huge upscale department store.  I came here after hearing so much about it from non-vegans, so I kept my expectations low regarding vegan options.  And through the sea of non-vegan options there are actually many morsels of vegan treasures in the form of juices, smoothies and some prepared food options.  The market even has a juice bar inside!  But bring your wallet.  This place can be a little pricey.


 

PICARD

6 Rue du 4 Septembre, 75002 Paris

Phone: 01 42 60 88 26

Picard is a frozen food chain with locations all around Paris.  The selection varies by location, but many have vegan ice creams, sorbet, frozen fruit, frozen vegetables and some even offer a few vegan and gluten-free frozen meals from Amy's.


 

Have you been to any of these? Or have any favorite places that didn't make the list? Leave a comment and tell me about it.  I'll update this page as I go to more places, so check back again later...