Vegetarian Restaurants in Paris
I am a vegetarian and my husband Steve is more or less vegan but eats fish. France is not the best country for vegetarians but there is a large network of vegetarian restaurants and natural food shops throughout the country.
I used various resources on the web to make this list of vegetarian restaurants in Paris and we tried some of these restaurants on recent trips.
If you can't find a vegetarian restaurant, look for a Creperie. They offer savory crepes which you can usually ask for without meat. Many restaurants will have one or two vegetarian offerings on their menus. If you don't see one, ask if they will make a vegetable plate.
Vegetarian, Vegan and Macrobiotic Restaurants
Restaurants ordered by arrondissement (e.g. 75005 is the 5th arrondissement). Marked with * if we ate there. This page is formatted to print an easy to use list.
Saveurs Végét'Halles (75001 - Metro: Chatelet or Les Halles)
41, Rue des Bourdonnais, www.saveursvegethalles.fr
We walked by but did not have a meal there. Very good looking menu with some Macrobiotic choices. On a small street south of Les Halles.
Le Potager du Marais (75003 - Metro: Rambuteau) *
22 Rue Rambuteau
We had a good lunch here. Small restaurant in the Marais. Very good vegetarian food with vegan options. I had the vegetarian French Onion Soup and a special of the day (cauliflower puree over a vegetable ragout), Steve had a quinoa burger. Good service, good food.
Le Végétarien (75003 - Metro: Poissonniere)
65 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière
La Victoire Suprême du Coeur (75004 - Metro: Hotel de Ville)
27-31 Rue du Bourg Tibourg, www.vscoeur.com
Run by devotees of Sri Chinmoy.
Le Grand Appétit (75004 - Metro: Bastille)
9 Rue la Cerisaie
Macrobiotic and no frills. recommended by veganparis
Les Cinq Saveurs d'Anada (75005 - Metro: Place Monge) *
72 Rue Cardinal-Lemoine, www.anada5saveurs.com
We had a good dinner in this Macrobiotic-oriented restaurant. (Miso soup, dinners with choice of tofu, tempeh, seitan or fish, good brown rice.) Good food and good, friendly service. In the Latin Quarter near Rue Moufftard. recommended by veganparis
Le Grenier de Notre-Dame (75005 - Metro: Saint Michel) *
18 Rue de la Bûcherie
We had a good dinner in this Macrobiotic-oriented restaurant. Known for their vegetarian cassoulet but it did not look that appealing to me. Good seitan dishes. Caution: A very narrow spiral staircase to the upstairs seating area. Located on a small street near Notre Dame. They have a second location at Rue des Deux-Ponts (Metro: Pont Marie). recommended by veganparis and parisvegetarian
Maoz Vegetarian (75005 - Metro: Saint Michel) *
8 Rue Xavier Privas, www.maozveg.com
We loved this small falafel place in the crowded lanes of the Latin Quarter near Saint Michel and the river. Order a small or large falafel (get the large, it is not so big) and they give you the basics - pita with lettuce and falafel - then you add extras from their salad bar (cooked carrots, tomatoes, olives, sauces, etc.). You can eat there (3 small tables), walk down to the river and eat while leaning on the bridge or get them to wrap it in tin foil to take home. Also great french fries (chips). We had their falafel several times. recommended by veganparis and parisvegetarian
Guen Mai (75006 - Metro: Saint-Germain-des-Pres)
6 Rue Cardinale
We looked at the shop and restaurant but did not eat here (arrived too late). A shop with a small restaurant area serving lunch only. Macrobiotic. Located in a cute lane off Saint Germain des Pres. recommended by veganparis
Joy in Food (75006 - Metro: Rome or Place Clichy)
2 Rue Truffaut
recommended by HappyCow
Tien Hiang (75011 - Metro: Voltaire or St. Maur)
92 Rue du Chemin Vert
Small Buddhist vegetarian restaurant. recommended by HappyCow
Green Garden (75013 - Metro: Porte d'Ivry)
20 Rue Nationale, www.greengarden.fr
Buddhist Chinese restaurant in Chinatown. recommended by veganparis
Aquarius (75014 - Metro: Pernety)
40, Rue Gergovie
recommended by HappyCow
Au Grain de Folie (75018 - Metro: Abesses)
24 Rue la Vieuville
recommended by veganparis
Chez Marianne (75004)
2 Rue Hospitalieres St Gervais
recommended by a friend from Italy
L'As du Fallafel (75004 - Metro: St. Paul)
34 Rue Rosiers (closed on Friday evening and Saturday)
recommended by Daniel and Shannon on SlowTrav
Phyto Bar (75005 - Metro: Place Monge)
47 Boulevard Saint Germain
Walked by this restaurant near Place Maubert. Good menu with vegetarian options. Casual restaurant. recommended in Venere article
No Stress Cafe (75009 - Metro: Pigalle or St. Georges)
24 rue Clauzel
Café with vegetarian tapas. recommended by parisvegetarian
Natural Foods Shops
36 Rue Monge, www.naturalia.fr
Shops in all parts of Paris. We went to the one in the 5th and it had a good selection of grains, organic produce, dairy, juices, etc.
Bio St Germain (75005 - Metro: Place Monge)
30 Boulevard Saint Germain, www.biosaintgermain.com
- Vegetarian - no meat, fish or poultry
- Vegan - vegetarian plus no eggs or dairy products
- Macrobiotic - grain centered diet (brown rice), eating foods according to season, that is vegan but some people add fish
- Happy Cow - Paris: Best guide on the web to vegetarian and vegetarian-friendly restaurants worldwide.
- Veggie Places - Paris: Guide to vegetarian restaurants and accommodations, worldwide. Google map showing locations and a list of vegetarian restaurants in Paris.
- Vegan Paris: Blog by Emily Horne with vegan information for Paris, including an up-to-date list of vegetarian restaurants in Paris.
- Paris Vegetarian: Blog posts about vegetarian things, list of vegetarian restaurants, with descriptions, by arrondisement.
- Guides-Restaurants.fr - vegetarian: Restaurant guide for Paris, with list of vegetarian restaurants.
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