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Vegetarian restaurants in Paris

Can anyone recommend some good vegetarian restaurants in Paris?

Posted by
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I haven't eaten there, but Le Potager du Marais on rue Rambuteau (close to Centre Pompidou) gets good reviews.

Posted by
2246 posts

phred, try some fleur de sel.

Seriously though, as a former vegetarian, I'm not the best person to answer, other than to say the best vegetarian item I had in Paris was the fallafel from L'As du Fallafel-with eggplant, with hot sauce, really good. In the Marais.

I am vegan and took my two teenage daughters to Paris last week. Knowing my kids would veto my dining choices, I didn't research vegetarian or vegan restaurants, but my sense from exploring various neighborhoods is that vegetarian restaurants are few and far between. We thought that L'as du falafel (previously mentioned) was excellent (and a gastronomic respite for me). We stayed at Hotel St. Paul le Marais because of Rick's guidebook recommendation, and found it delightful in every way.

Posted by
2733 posts

Below is a list that I sent to a friend who is vegetarian who went to Paris last year along with my notes for her on them.

Restaurant Suggestions
L'Arpege (Michelin 3 Star with corresponding prices)
84 Rue de Varenne 75007

L'As du Falafel and most of the other falafel shops on Rue Rosier
34, rue des Rosiers (4th Arrondissement)

Maceo
5 Rue des Petits Champs (2nd)

Le Grenier de Notre Dame (in the 5th somewhere -- I've never been but it is the first vegetarian restaurant in Paris)

Le Potager du Marais
24 Rue Rambuteau (excellent)

Au Grain de Folie (In Montmartre, never been but heard that is very cozy and great)

Soya
20 Rue de la Pierre Levee (over in the 11th so sort of far from touristy spots but in a hip, urban neighborhood)

Cafe Breizh (Crepes and really, really good casual place)
109 Rue Vieille du Temple

Posted by
1780 posts

just as an aside, there are frequent posts on Japan travel forums about the impossibility of finding food that doesn't have at least a bit of beef or pork in it, even when the establishment proudly proclaims that they serve vegetarian.