On this page I’m telling you about the best vegetarian and vegan friendly restaurants in Paris. There are many restaurants and food spots in the French capital city that have delicious vegetarian and vegan breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes. On this page I’m sharing my favorites. Do you think there’s a vegetarian or vegan friendly restaurant in Paris missing on this page? Let me know in the comments below.
Land & Monkeys
Land & Monkeys is a vegan bakery with five outlets in Paris. Their mission is to bring plant-based food into the daily lives of the French. They’ve got vegan baguettes, croissants, cookies, pastries and sandwiches. Besides being vegan, they also work with organic and local flour and seasonal fruits. All their pastries are free of palm-oil. You can also order the pastries and breads online for take-away or delivery.
Les Tontons Veg
Craving a vegan burger? Then restaurant Les Tontons Veg is the place to go! All the burgers on their menu are completely vegan. They’re all topped with several layers of delicious ingredients. They’ve also got fries and several small vegan dishes like nuggets and falafel.
Please note that there are several other Les Tontons restaurants that aren’t vegan, you’ll need the Tontons Veg one on 9 Rue de Lancry.
Le Pavillon des Canaux
Le Pavillon des Canaux is a real hidden gem in Paris, that many tourists don’t know. They serve a delicious lunch and dinner on weekdays and a tasty brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The menu is mostly plant-based, although they do have some dishes with egg, dairy and meat to satisfy everyone. They also have vegan and gluten-free pastries. They’ve got a great lunch deal with a starter, main course and dessert for €19,50. For dinner, they’ve got several dishes to share on the menu. The location is superb, with a conservatory overlooking the river and a creative and colorful interior.
I love cafe Silo for coffee or brunch. Although they don’t have many vegetarian options, this one is a real recommendation. The bun is almost brioche like and it’s served with Cheddar cheese, avocado and fried egg. And a bonus: they’re located within walking distance of Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est, so perfect to enjoy some good food and coffee after or before your train ride.
Looking for a healthy lunchroom in Paris? You should go to Liife! Liife is a healthy restaurant in the middle of Paris. It’s the perfect spot to get a healthy vegetarian breakfast or lunch (or dessert!), that you can either have to-go or enjoy at their restaurant on rue des Petits Carreaux close to Les Halles.
Liife is founded by 3 friends that started a healthier lifestyle a few years ago and were missing the healthy food restaurants in France that they did see in countries like the United States. The slogan of Liife ‘eat smart’ focusses on 3 points: sport, health and environment. Most of their dishes are low in calories and high in carbs or proteins. Ideal if you work-out but also healthy if you’re not that sporty. They serve fresh and seasonal dishes, so every day they’ll serve something different. They’ve always got several vegetarian options.
La Felicità is mainly worth the visit because of its fantastic location. La Felicità is a huge food market with a very creative interior (think train compartments and gigantic balloons). The food hall is 4,500 m2 and it has 8 different kitchens. You can go for a Neapolitan pizza from the wood-fired oven, get an organic burger at TopBun or go for one of the homemade desserts from the train.
La Felicita is also a party place, where they’ve got DJ sets, live music and a whole range of funky events. Especially on Sundays it’s very kid friendly, they organise all kinds of workshops for children.
Brasserie Barbès is located in a 4 story historic building. Don’t worry if you don’t see anyone on the ground floor, the first floor houses the restaurant. They serve French cuisine, so they’ve got many meat and seafood dishes on the menu, but they’ve got a separate section with vegetarian and vegan dishes. And even though they’re not that many, they are all super tasty. Pictured you see their Vegetalien; a soft sandwich with delicious vegetarian sausages, Cheddar cheese and fried onions.
I have to admit, it’s a bit of metro ride. It’s still within the periferique so in central Paris, but it isn’t near all the main tourist attractions. But trust me: La Bellevilloise is worth the ride! You’ll have a truly unique dinner, much better than the dime a dozen touristic restaurants that you’ll find in the city center.
The building of La Bellevilloise consists of several spaces and is a venue for all kinds of artistic activities and public events. In one of the spaces you’ll find a restaurant. It’s a great place to enjoy dinner any night of the week or a extensive brunch on Sundays. They’ve got several great vegetarian and vegan dishes that are clearly marked on the menu.