The Ultimate Paris Vegan Guide – Everything That You Should Know

Being a vegan is more than just getting rid of all animal products in your food; veganism is a daily lifestyle. Nowadays, there is a rising global awareness of environmental and health issues, leading to a growing number of people adopting a vegetarian or vegan diet. However, this regimen comes with a number of restrictions that sometimes may be complicated to follow, especially for beginners. Once more, we’re here to help you get through: whether you are a vegan, a vegetarian, or simply curious, here is a list of the best vegan places of the French capital city.

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Contents:
Vegan Restaurants
Tea Time
Grocery Shops
Clothes
Beauty Products
Vegan Activities
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Vegan Restaurants

Being vegan unfortunately sometimes means having to give up a friends’ night out as it can be difficult to find a restaurant serving vegan food. However, there is in Paris a growing number of entirely vegan restaurants, or at least serving several choices of vegan dishes. You can find these restaurants essentially in the 10th district, so much so that it has been nicknamed “Veggietown”!

Here is a non-exhaustive list of vegan-friendly restaurants:

Loving Hut

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The Loving Hut will please you as you rediscover the Asian flavours that you had to give up on when adopting a vegan diet because of the lack of vegan Asian restaurants. There is a vast choice of courses and the atmosphere is welcoming. Do not forget to make a reservation if you want to eat in this restaurant.

Courses between €8.20 and €17.50.

92 Boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris 11th district.
+33 (0)1 48 06 43 84
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu: 12am-3pm and 7pm-10pm / Fri-Sat: 12am-3pm and 7pm-10:30pm.

If you wish to get more information, go on their website.

 

 

Le Potager du Marais

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©Le Potager du Marais

The Potager du Marais’ founders challenged themselves in 2003 as they wanted to adapt traditional French cuisine to a vegan style. Thus, if you want to discover French cuisine but are a vegan, there is no problem! You can taste a “beef” bourguignon (which is really a seitan bourguignon), “crème” brûlée, and so on.

Large choice of gluten-free courses.
Courses between €8 and €18.

24 Rue Rambuteau, Paris 3rd district.
+33 (0)1 57 40 98 57
Mon: 7pm-10:30pm / Wed-Thu-Fri-Sat-Sun:12am-3pm and 7pm-10:30pm

If you wish to get more information, go on their website.

 

 

Le Grenier de Notre-Dame

Here is the most familial restaurant of this list as it has passed from father to son since 1978 (today, the owner and waiter is Antoine, the third generation). Abib has been the one and only chef treating the customers to a meal since the creation of the restaurant 40 years ago; the same thing for the producers (moreover, 80% of the products used in the kitchen are organic and come from fair trade). But this longevity should not be equated with repetitiveness: almost half of the menu changes twice a year with the help of a dietitian. However, you have to be careful as some courses are vegetarian, but not vegan.

Starters around €9, main courses between €17 and €20.

18 Rue de la Bûcherie, Paris 5th district.
+33 (0)1 43 29 98 29
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri-Sat-Sun: 12am-11pm

If you wish to get more informations go on their website.

 

 

Hank Restaurants

Hank Restaurant
Credits: Hank

Hank restaurants (“Hank” stands for “Have A Nice Karma”) offer burgers or pizzas that will make “your cheeks flush and your mouth water”. At Hank Pizza, there is a special pizza whose topping changes every season; that is a good excuse to come back, if you ever needed one. There are pizza doughs specially made for people who are intolerant to gluten, with the same thing at Hank Burger.

Small menu (burger + side + beverage // pizza + salad + beverage) for €13, big menu (small menu + dessert) for €15.

Hank Burger: 55 Rue des Archives, Paris 3rd district / 8 Rue de Rochechouart, Paris 9th district.
Hank Pizza: 18 Rue des Gravilliers, Paris 3rd district.
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri-Sat-Sun: 12am-10pm

If you wish to get more information, go on their website.

 

 

Jah Jah

After opening Le Tricycle, Coralie Jouhier and Daqui Gomis opened the first afro-vegan restaurant in Paris. This ital restaurant inspired by the rasta movement will put you in a good mood with its colourful homemade anti-depressive smoothies and juices. It looks like a canteen but you will eat very well and your stomach will be full.

Choices of gluten-free courses.
Courses between €16 and €25, bowls (warm, cold, or raw) for €13, juices and smoothies for €6.

11 Rue des Petites Ecuries, Paris 10th district.
+33 (0)1 46 27 38 03
Mon-Sun: 12am-5pm / Wed-Thu-Fri-Sat: 12am-10:30pm

If you wish to get more information, you can find them on Tripadvisor.

 

 

Vegan Hero

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©Vegan Hero

Have you missed kebabs since you became a vegan or a vegetarian? Then Vegan Hero is perfect for you as the vegan burger is their flagship product! You will be please by the small prices as much as by the food, since we are accustomed to seeing quite expensive vegan restaurants. There is not a huge choice, but it is the best address that we know of to eat fast food style (sandwiches, salads, burritos, kebab, French fries) without the animal suffering that usually comes with it. You can have a home delivery via Just Eat, but only in the 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 17th, an 18th districts and in Levallois-Perret, Saint-Ouen, and Clichy-la-Garenne.

Main courses between €3 and €6, set menus between €8 and €13.

118 Rue des Moines, París 17th district.
+33 (0) 09 51 56 99 16
Mon-Sun: 6pm-11pm / Tue:11am-11pm / Thu:6pm-12pm / Fri-Sat: 11am-12pm.

If you wish to get more information, go on their website.

 

 

So Nat

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©So Nat

So Nat only serves bowls. They offer three different recipes in each season and you also have the possibility to create your own bowl with the ingredients of your choice among those available at the time. The house specialty is the buha bowl: a one-dish meal with cereals, vegetables, leguminous plants, fruits, seeds and a sauce. Serving big meals for a small price, this place is a must.

€10 per bowl.

18, rue Saint Fiacre 75002

9 rue de Laborde 75008

5 Rue Bourdaloue, 75009

+33 (0)1 77 18 96 52
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri: 11:30am-3pm / Sat: 12am-3pm.

If you wish to get more information, you can find them on Tripadvisor.

 

 

Végét’halles

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Végét’halles is a vegetarian restaurant – almost entirely vegan – located next to “les Halles” (Paris’ covered market). There is a large choice of gluten-free courses. The varied menu will cause your mouth to water before even ordering.

Formulas between €10 and €16.

41 Rue des Bourdonnais, Paris 1er.
+33 (0)1 40 41 93 95
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri-Sat: 12am-3pm and 7:30pm-11pm / Sun: 11:30am-3:30pm

If you wish to get more information, go on their website.

For more vegan restaurants, check out our articles 16 Vegan Restaurants in Paris Every Vegan Needs to Know and 9 Great Vegetarian Restaurants in Paris For All Budgets

 

 

Tea Time: vegan cafes and pastry shops

Who said that vegans must renounce sweets? Certainly not Paris!

 

Le Dernier Bar avant la Fin du Monde

Le Dernier Bar avant la Fin du Monde
Credits: Le Dernier Bar avant la Fin du Monde

Le Dernier Bar avant la Fin du Monde (“The Bar At The End of The Universe”) is a geek place – it is better if you get all the references, but it is still a nice place for the uninitiated – where you can hang out to have a nice time and forget the boring daily life. You can simply settle in to have a drink, but you can also read and even play since books and board games about the geek culture are available. There is something for everyone on the menu of this “imaginary cultures expression space”: colours indicate if it is “carnivorous”, vegetarian or vegan food. Exhibitions and other kinds of events are organised there from time to time – check the program on their website.

Prices vary between €5 and €15.

19 Avenue Victoria, Paris 1st district.
+33 (0)1 53 00 98 95
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Sat-Sun: 4pm-12pm / Fri: 4pm-2am

If you wish to get more information, go on their website.

 

 

Dose – Dealer de café

Passionate Dose “dealers” (i.e. the baristas) will always welcome you warmly. The quality is essential at Dose, and you can feel it: the coffee is good, the fresh organic juices (pressed on request) are good, and the food is homemade. As often, not everything is vegan, but you will easily find something that suits you.

Prices vary from €2 to €20.

73 Rue Mouffetard, Paris 5th district.
+33 (0)1 43 36 65 03
82 Place du D. Félix Lobligeois, Paris 17th district.
Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri: 8am-6pm / Sat-Sun: 9am-7pm

If you wish to get more information, go on their website (in French only).

 

 

Cloud Cakes

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In a way, Cloud Cakes is half a coffee shop and half a pastry shop. You can have your breakfast and/or lunch there from Monday to Saturday and have a brunch on Sunday. Cloud Cakes offers a great choice of pastries – all vegan – that you can eat in or take away. You also may order cakes and pastries for your personal events.

Between €4 and €16.

6 Rue Mandar, Paris 2nd district.
+33 (0)1 42 33 95 45
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri: 9am- 7pm / Sat: 9:30am-7pm / Sun: 11:30am-3:30pm

If you wish to get more information, go on their website (in French only).

 

 

Vegan Folie’s

Vegan Folie's
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Vegan Folie’s is a vegan and organic pastry shop which organises conferences with L214 (a French organisation of animal defense) and the city halls of the 2nd and 14th districts of Paris about animal issues (free admission). You can order their pastries online. Main courses, entirely vegan and organic too, are offered; mainly sandwiches, but also lasagnas, quiches, salads, and soups.

Between €5 and €10.

53 Rue Mouffetard, Paris 5th district.
+33 0)1 43 37 21 89.
Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri-Sat-Sun: 11am-7pm

If you wish to get more information, go on their website (in French only).

 

 

VG pâtisserie

This bakery and pastry shop opens at 9am to serve breakfast (viennoiseries and breakfast set menus to eat in or take away: croissant + expresso, €3.55 / €3.20; croissant or pain au chocolat + hot drink + orange juice, €9.50 /€9.10; brunch on Sundays, €24 / €21), but they won’t sell you any pastry before 11am. They serve breakfast from 9am to 11am and brunches from 9am to 1pm. Warning: the latter can only be served if you have a reservation.

Average price between €1.50 and €6.

123 Boulevard Voltaire, Paris 11th district.
+33 (0)1 48 87 13 42 or +33 (0)9 67 80 13 42
Tue: 1pm-7pm / Wed-Thu-Fri-Sat: 9am-5pm

If you wish to get more information, go on their website.

 

 

Grocery shops

When being a vegan, you have to inspect every label to make sure that that you will not use any animal-derived product. So here is a list of vegan shops to help you get through with your groceries.

 

Un monde Vegan

Un monde Vegan is the ultimate vegan grocery shop. You will find everything that you need: food – including many vegetal cheeses and a catering service – but also hygiene products and beauty products, products for your pets (cats and dogs), cleaning products, and even books (cooking recipes, animal rights, vegan guides, children books, books about nature, etc.).

64 Rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth, Paris 3rd district.
+33 (0)1 42 77 49 58
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri-Sat: 11am-8pm.

If you wish to get more information, go on their website (in French only).

 

 

Jay & Joy

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Jay & Joy is the very first vegan dairy store in France. You will find vegetal creams, cheeses, and yogurts. Recipes that you can cook with their “joyourts” and fake cheeses are available on the website.

5 Rue Paul Bert, Paris 11e.
+33 (0)9 54 64 79 28
Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri: 12am-7:30pm / Sat:10am-2pm and 3pm-7pm.

If you wish to get more information, go on their website (in French only).

 

 

La Boucherie végétarienne

Literally “The Vegetarian Butcher”, this oxymoronic shop was created by Isabelle and Philippe, two food lovers who became vegetarian and flexitarian, respectively. They decided to create this “butcher’s shop” when they realised that meat substitutes were not really good, and even sometimes really bad. Every one of their products has the same taste and look as meat, except that you will not find any trace of meat in them. Vegans, be careful once again: some products may contain egg white. The entire list of ingredients is available for each product. You can order from their website and they deliver everywhere in Metropolitan France (except Corsica). You also may eat in for your lunch.

15 Rue d’Aligre, Paris 12th district.
+33 (0)9 83 25 63 86
Tue-Wed-Thu: 10:30am-3:30pm / Fri-Sat: 10:30am-3:30pm and 6pm-9:45pm

If you wish to get more information, go on their website (in French only).

 

 

Mon Epicerie Paris

Mon Épicerie Paris
©Mon Épicerie Paris

This time, this grocery shop is entirely vegan. There will be no need, therefore, to inspect the labels – you can go with your eyes closed! Already cooked meals are available in the frozen section, and if you wish to try a product before buying it, you may taste it inside the shop before deciding whether to buy it or not.

31 Rue des Gravilliers, Paris 3rd district.
+33 (0)9 83 44 48 83
Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri-Sat:11am-8pm

If you wish to get more information, go on their website.

 

 

Naturalia Vegan

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After showing what they were capable of all over the capital city, Naturalia health food stores opened three vegan franchises in Paris. Just as regular Naturalias, you can find everything: food, drinks, beauty products, and so on, but only vegan ones.

39/41 rue Richer, Paris 9th – Monday to Saturday: 10 am – 8:15 pm

39 rue Merlin, Paris 11th – Monday to Saturday: 10 am -10:30  pm + Sunday: 9 am – 1 pm

149 rue de Rome, Paris 17th – Monday to Saturday: 9 am – 10:30 pm

43 avenue de Paris, Vincennes – Monday to Saturday: 9 am – 10:30 pm

If you wish to get more information, go on their website (in French only).

 

 

La Maison Végane

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Credits: La Maison Végane

La Maison Végane is not exactly located in Paris itself, but in Puteaux. It is essentially a food store, but the choice is vast and you will always be welcomed warmly.

9 Boulevard Richard Wallace, 92800 Puteaux
+33 (0)9 81 20 80 43
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri: 10am-2pm and 4pm-8pm / Sat:10am-8pm / Sun: 10am-2pm.

If you wish to get more information, go on their website (in French only).

 

 

Clothes

Eating vegetal food is not enough when you are a vegan. So let’s get rid of fur, leather, silk, and wool and let’s go to one of these Parisian vegan shops.

 

Voriagh

Voriagh is a brand that has been inspired by the Nordic countries’ folklore, and which tries to get closer to nature through the colours chosen – and especially through the materials, as their clothes are mainly made of flax, cotton, and hemp.

47 Boulevard Henri IV, Paris 4th district.
+33 (0)1 71 27 40 89
Mon: 2pm-7pm / Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri-Sat: 11am-7pm.

If you wish to get more information, go on their website.

 

 

Manifeste011

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Credits: Manifeste011

Manifeste011 is Paris’ first entirely vegan fashion shop. This is a “fair” shop since – in the same way as the vegan logic – it tries to protect the environment and its employees in the best possible way, to create a better and fairer world. Manifeste011 is thus the most green-friendly possible from its power consumption to the packaging of its articles.

14 Rue Jean Macé, Paris 11th district.
+33 (0)1 56 58 21 76
Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri: 11am-8pm / Sat: 11am-7pm.

If you wish to get more information, go on their website (in French only).

 

 

Aujourd’hui Demain

Aujourd’hui Demain is not just a clothes shop: it is a whole concept store, entirely vegan, where you will find everything you need to get dressed, but also to eat (health food store, fresh products, coffee shop, organic homemade seasonal canteen with gluten-free options), make-up, things to get you busy (bookshop, film projections, food sampling, signing sessions, and so on and so forth), etc. Aujourd’hui Demain will soon open its online shop so that you can enjoy every one of the items they sell without having to leave your home.

42 Rue du Chemin vert, Paris 11th district.
+33 (0)9 81 65 20 01
Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri-Sat: 10am-8pm / Sun: 12am-6pm.

If you wish to get more information, go on their website.

 

 

Beauty Products

Many cosmetics, if they do not contain any animal-derived products like honey, are tested on animals, which is not really what we could call vegan! So here is a list of shops where you can go with your eyes closed.

 

The Body Shop

Well… ALMOST with your eyes closed. The Body Shop is world-renowned for its commitment toward the environment and sustainable development: this brand promotes fair trade, condemns modern slavery, fights against animal testings, etc.
Most of their products are vegan, but The Body Shop is only a vegetarian brand, and some products may contain honey.

There are ten The Body Shop stores in Paris – here is the complete list.

If you wish to get more information, go on their website.

 

 

Véganie

Everything is said in the name: no need to check the labels! At Véganie, you will find cosmetics, and also hygiene products and even perfumes. Each product is organic and, from a €60 purchase, the delivery will be offered in Metropolitan France.

96 Rue Quincampoix, Paris 3rd district.
+33 (0)9 50 43 41 45
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri-Sat: 12am-7pm

If you wish to get more information, go on their website (in French only).

 

 

Avril

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©Avril

Avril was created in 2012 with the purpose of making cheap organic beauty products as, indeed, we have to face the truth: organic products are often much more expensive than non-organic ones. Therefore, Avril sells its products for low prices (from €3), but the quality does not suffer from it. Avril has obtained the PETA label, but not the vegan Peta label. However, a list of vegan products is available on their website so that you will not need to inspect every product label.

56 Rue Saint Antoine, Paris 4th district
+33 (0)9 83 87 93 87
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri-Sat: 10am-8pm / Sun 2pm-7:30pm.

If you wish to get more information, go on their website.

 

Vegan Activities in Paris

Now that we have shown you that vegans do not just eat “lettuce and seeds”, we are going to tackle the prejudices saying that vegans have a dull life.

 

Paint It Green

Vegetarian and vegan cooking classes are appearing in the French capital city. We strongly recommend Paint It Green: if you wish to learn how to cook, if you wish to transition toward vegan food but do not know how to do it, or even if you are just curious, then go for it! Workshops last about three hours, and after that you will have a group tasting of what you cooked. You can also ask for private lessons at home, according to the teacher’s availability.

Normal fee €95, €175 for two people.

Workshops take place at the Volumes co-working place’s foodlab (78 Rue Compans, Paris 19th district).

If you wish to get more information, go on their website.

 

 

Watt Tattoo

If the idea of getting tattooed runs through your mind, be careful: most of the tattoo parlours nowadays use vegan products, but some still use animal grease or even animal gelatin to make creams, and even sometimes bone char (a porous, black, granular material produced by charring animal bones, generally beef ones) to darken the ink; some products may have been tested on animals, and so on. Do not forget to ask your tattoo artist which products they will use on you before committing yourself. Most of them are open minded and will agree to use new products or to use yours if you offer to bring yourself vegan-labeled products.However, at Watt Tattoo, you will not have this problem. You can be sure that the tattoo artist will use vegan products.

56 Rue Cantagrel, Paris 13th district.
+33 (0)1 42 17 00 43
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri-Sat: 10:30am-7pm.

If you wish to get more information, go on their website.

 

 

La Droguerie

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©La Droguerie

No more wool does not mean no more knitting! La Droguerie is not a vegan shop in itself, but this haberdashery sells its own knitting yarns: “bossa-nova”, half flax/half bamboo, “salade de fruits” (fruit salad), made of bamboo and organic cotton, and also knitting yarns entirely made of organic cotton or flax.

9 and 11 Rue du Jour, Paris 1st district.
+33 (0)1 45 08 93 27
Monday to Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm

If you wish to get more information, go on their website (in French only).

 

 

 

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Vegan France

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©Vegan France

Vegan France is the French vegan directory. If you are planning to move in, or to, France and wish to find a job that suits your personal convictions, you will maybe find it on Vegan France. Indeed, this website publishes job ads; mainly from restaurants looking for a vegan chef, but there is something for everyone; some people are looking for a webmaster for a vegan website, others for a photographer for a vegan clothes brand, others for someone to buy a vegan shop, and much more!

If you wish to get more information, go on their website (in French only).

 

 

Vegan Place

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Anything can be found at Vegan Place, the first vegan marketplace: groceries, cosmetics, clothes, hygiene products, books, house cleaning products, multimedia, and even trips too!
Vegan Place is a platform that was created to facilitate grocery shopping: vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians, people with allergies, and curious ones will find everything they need, and will be guided by a rich editorial content: articles, recipes, advice, etc.

If you wish to get more information, go on their website (only in French for now).

 

 

Natissea

If you do not think that flax and bamboo are so great (cf. § La Droguerie), perhaps Natissea’s hemp knitting yarns will suit you.

If you wish to get more information, go on their website.

 

 

Poétique Paris

poétique
©Poétique Paris

You are missing leather jackets and skirts? Poétique has the solution: their clothes are entirely made of vegan leather (essentially apple leather). Each piece is assembled by hand in Calais (North of France) in a rehabilitating womens’ workshop.

If you wish to get more information, go on their website (in French only).

 

 

Vegan Pratique

vegan pratique
©Vegan pratique

On Vegan Pratique, you will find a list of vegan shops all over France, sorted by category: food, fashion, cosmetics, pet products, but also cooking recipes, advice, and so on.

If you wish to get more information, go on their website (in French only).

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