Where to Find Vegan Food in France
Courtesy of PETA France, here are some top restaurant picks for delicious vegan food in 10 French cities. Bon appétit!
Relax with a delicious vegan brunch in this cosy affordable restaurant on a quiet street close to Gambetta.
This organic restaurant has many vegan dishes on offer. Try vegetable caviar sprinkled with roasted beans and freshly chopped herbs, the marinated seaweed or a large mezze that will fill up even the hungriest of football fans.
This Caribbean cuisine will put a spring in your step. Try the tropical fruit juices, and you’ll have energy all day long.
LENS AND LILLE
A little way out of town, this vegan Mediterranean-inspired place is worth the trip.
Simple meals and a colourful, welcoming atmosphere! Stop by for 100 per cent vegan soups, bowls and curries.
With two restaurants in the centre of Lille, don’t miss out on the vegan sandwiches served on handmade bread as well as the other tasty animal-free options available at this popular chain.
Tip: Also worth noting is this post by blogger Marion. She toured many restaurants in and around Lille searching for the best vegan options.
This totally vegan fast-food joint offers delicious pizza as well as hearty wraps perfect for lunch on the go.
This restaurant offers 100 per cent vegan and homemade cuisine. You can find tasty and varied dishes such as enchiladas, sweet-potato soup, vegetable tartiflette and smoked tofu. For dessert, don’t miss the cashew cheesecake!
Just steps away from the Place Bellecour, Yaafa is a temple for falafel addicts, offering fresh and original recipes. Almost everything is vegan-friendly.
This restaurant offers Asian cuisine with a host of vegetarian and vegan options. Start with some samosas and fried spring rolls before tucking into chocolate spring rolls with whipped cream or vegan doughnuts flambés with vegan ice cream for dessert.
La Balagan is a vegetarian restaurant that offers a multitude of healthy homemade vegan alternatives, such as pies, salads and veggie burgers.
Country Life is an organic store specialising in vegan and gluten-free food. Upstairs there’s a vegetarian restaurant that offers a buffet including vegan dishes.
This vegetarian restaurant, located at Cours Julien, offers some vegan options such as veggie burgers and falafel salad, all created from local and organic produce.
With three locations in the city, you can’t miss this entirely vegetarian café. You have to try the tandoori bulgur, veggie burger and prune pudding.
This is a completely vegan restaurant which offers homemade organic and seasonal dishes. The menu changes regularly, and you can sample delicious entrées, fresh juices and pastries.
Recently opened in the centre of Nice near the train station, this vegetarian and vegan restaurant also offers smoothies and a juice bar.
At this 100 per cent vegan restaurant, you can enjoy a host of delicious, organic and homemade dishes.
This little restaurant with original decor offers a totally plant-based menu that changes daily. Guests can enjoy seitan and tempeh or a tasty vegetable pie.
PARIS AND SAINT-DENIS
Between Montmartre and Opéra, you can enjoy gourmet vegetarian cuisine prepared with seasonal produce. On weekends, indulge in a late breakfast of delicious pancakes, porridge with chia seeds and blueberry smoothies.
Located in the middle of “Veggie Town”, this is the first vegetarian bike café in Paris. You can enjoy the “Snoop Dog” or “Doctor Dre” vegan hot dogs, accompanied by roasted plantains as well as delicious “vegan bowls”, all in a cosy reggae atmosphere.
If you like burgers, hot dogs, punk rock, tattoo culture and good house fries, this little landmark located between République and Bastille is made for you. You can also discover its delicious “vegan croquettes” and luscious cookies!
This fancy restaurant goes totally vegetarian on Tuesday nights and offers tasty vegan dishes, too. Be sure to reserve a spot, as tables fill up fast for this culinary feast!
Set near the metro Poissonnière, this welcoming and simple vegan restaurant offers healthy homemade dishes made with local and organic produce. Discover, for example, the hearty “végébol” (warm or cold) and the sweet-potato lemon crumble.
A must for lovers of “bistronomie”! On the Boulevard de la Bastille, this gourmet restaurant offers a menu revisiting the classics of French cuisine. You’ll be surprised by its desserts, in particular the house chocolate éclair, which is, of course, 100 per cent vegan.
This restaurant is part of an international chain and has a wide selection of Asian and Western dishes. The small shop offers vegan cheese and meats as well as sweet treats.
At Hank (Have A Nice Karma), you can enjoy “Tata Monique”, “The wrestler” or “The lit” vegan burgers. You can eat in or get takeaway!
Enjoy tasty vegan food in a homey atmosphere. This restaurant serves original dishes such as a sushi burrito but also more traditional dishes such as sandwiches, veggie burgers, hot dogs and risotto.
This cute “slow food” café is becoming a popular meeting place and offers a totally vegetarian menu.
Here you can sample vegan versions of traditional Turkish meatballs. This restaurant also offers pancakes topped with raw vegetables. It’s delicious and very affordable.
Fancy a vegan mezze platter after the game? We’ve got you covered! This Lebanese restaurant-caterer is there for you and proudly carries a “Saint-Étienne Welcomes Europe” logo.
If you want a break from European cuisine, try this Japanese eatery. Our top menu picks are the vegetable gyoza, maki inari (fried tofu) and soba (buckwheat noodles) with vegetables and miso soup.
The b12 has lasagne, pies, vegan cheese soup and seitan carpaccio on the menu. Yum!
There are plenty of delicious vegan options available at La Belle Verte, but booking in advance is advised.
This pioneer of vegetarian cooking in Toulouse has been serving up tasty fare since 1996
Completely vegan since April, this fast-food joint offers quite a varied menu.
Take your sandwich on the road for the match or stay a while for a vegan bowl or salad.
Whatever happens on the pitch, remember: choosing vegan food is always a winner!
For more French vegan tips and suggestions, check out PETA France. And for recipes and advice on how to eat vegan, order PETA’s free vegan starter kit.