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I had a great lunch at 42 Degrés, an all vegan/raw/organic restaurant not far from Gare du Nord Station. 

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It’s a small, modern place with an elegant raw kitchen and a welcoming atmosphere. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and skilled English speakers. The first thing they did was ask if we understood the concept and were ready to explain it all. 

It was quite busy when we got there but we were able to get a table and leaf through the appetizing menu, which is small but they have specials and I wanted to get everything!

In the end, we went for: 

  • the special of the day which was a Mexican layered salad with tomatoes, guacamole, delicious nut cheese and fresh corn, topped with greens
  • caesar salad with spiced cauliflower and raw ‘crumezzan’ sprinkles
  • cheese and wine plate which was rich with subtle flavors and great texture
  • a refreshing glass of home-made kombucha

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As well as being delicious, the food was very satisfying leaving no room for dessert, much to my chagrin as I had been eyeing the banoffee pie.

Their lunch combos are 14 -18€ and individual dishes are around 14€, which is similar to what you pay at most of the non-casual vegan places in town.

All in all, it was a great experience and it’s walking distance from the Eurostar if you’re coming over from London!

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109 rue du faubourg poissonnière, 75009

Métro: Poissonnière

09 73 65 77 88

http://www.42degres.com/

Tuesday – Saturday 12h – 22h30

 

 

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After a year and a half in Paris, today I finally visited Pousse-Pousse and my bitter regret at not having gone there long ago is exceeded only by the intense joy I experienced while eating at this Raw oasis in the city.

Pousse-Pousse is a small and elegant raw organic vegetarian restaurant. We arrived and immediately noticed the shelves containing supplies for a raw food lifestyle: masticating juicers (vs. the inferior and ubiquitous centrifugal type), dehydrator, sprouting supplies, including a wide range of seeds and legumes, already sprouted sprouts for take away, green powder superfoods, etc.) But we also noticed the beautiful chandelier and vibrant green tables.

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Pousse-Pousse seems to have a philosophy of providing an inviting eating experience to all, and they offer a combination of raw and some cooked vegetarian food. We asked to get our food all-raw: and it was so good, that it would satisfy anyone even if they have never tried, or never enjoyed, raw food before.

We opened up with wheatgrass shots and without irony raised our glasses and said “Santé”.

I wanted lots of greens so we followed the shots with a juice of cucumber, fennel, arugula, ginger, and fruit. Wow! It was alive with delicious complex flavors that just screamed energy.

Next, we shared the plate of the day. It was a salad of mixed greens and sprouts, spring rolls with a glorious pesto dipping sauce, two sprouted legume ‘caviars’, cumin and curry, served with flax and sunflower seed crackers, endive boats filled with perfectly diced and marinated carrot and daikon and also sliced avocado topped with a rich spirulina cream. Yes, it was so good that I had to list every ingredient!

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We ate in a lovely friendly atmosphere as the owner, Lawrence, and her team conversed warmly with the happy diners. On the way out, I picked up a raw maca chocolate to take with me.

I have had the fortune to eat in many raw restaurants in the US, and I have to say that Pousse-Pousse is in the highest rank in providing amazing food in a lovely atmosphere. And it does this while being a pioneer in a country that is so associated with its animal-based cuisine.

Raw food usually tends to be costly due to the high quality of the organic and super-food ingredients, and craftsmanship involved. I found the prices at Pousse-Pousse to be very reasonable: for example a fresh juice and a main dish is 17€.

I took a long time to get there, but it won’t be long before I go back!

Pousse-Pousse
7, rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, 75009
Métro: Notre-Dame-de-Lorette
01 53 16 10 81

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Here is a list of the main Vegetarian and Vegan restaurants that will be of interest to a Vegan in Paris.

Here in France the awning will say ‘vegetarian restaurant’ but they might serve fish because they are macrobiotic. I’m going to include those restaurants here, even though a fish is never going to be a vegetable. There are also many places that offer vegan food even though they are not vegetarian restaurants. They aren’t on this list, but you’ll find plenty about them elsewhere on this blog.

Restaurants come and go and their hours can be unreliable so I recommend calling first before you get your heart set on it.

Enjoy!

[Updated: January 14, 2013]

Saveurs Végét’Halles

41, Rue des Bourdonnais, Paris 75001

Métro: Chatelet or Les Halles

01 40 41 93 95

This restaurant is so close to being vegan with only one non-vegan item on the menu: the lasagne. Situated in the former location of La Victoire Suprême du Coeur. Great crispy fried tofu. Plenty of vegan desserts. Review

M.O.B.

32, rue Charlot 75003
01 42 77 51 05
Métro : Filles du Calvaire – ligne 8

Hot new basically-vegan, hip hop fast food place with menu designed by legendary chef Alain Senderens. Review

Le Potager du Marais

22, Rue Rambuteau, Paris 75003

Métro: Rambuteau

01 42 74 24 66

Organic, with all-day long service. Small, cozy and charming: my favorite ambience. Gets busy weekend evenings, so call for a reservation.

Le Végétarien

65, rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, Paris 75003

Métro: Poissonnière

06 60 97 16 12

Simple, pleasant vegetarian place with several vegan options.

Le Grand Appétit

9, Rue la Cerisaie, Paris 75004

Métro: Bastille

01 40 27 04 95

All vegan restaurant. It’s very macrobiotic and hippy: get ready for a no frills experience (i.e. you’ll be setting your own table.) I love it, though, because it is vegan and they have a great grocery store next door.

Café Ginger

9 Rue Jacques Cœur, Paris 75004

01 42 72 43 83

Métro: Bastille

Vegan friendly international cafe

 

Les Cinq Saveurs d’Ananda

72, Rue Cardinal-Lemoine, Paris 75005

Métro: Place Monge

01 43 29 58 54

Great macrobiotic plates. Very friendly staff and in a charming part of the Latin Quarter. (Serves fish)

 

Le Puits de Légumes

21 Quai de la Tournelle, Paris 75005

Métro: Cardinal Lemoine

01 43 25 50 95

Macrobiotic place, with vegetarian on the sign and fish on the menu. Also organic.

 

Le Grenier de Notre-Dame

18, Rue de la Bûcherie, Paris 75005

Métro: Saint-Michel

01 43 29 98 29

or

Rue des Deux-Ponts, Paris 75004

Métro: Pont Marie

Welcoming, macrobiotic oriented, Paris institution. Review

Maoz Vegetarian

8, Rue Xavier Privas, Paris 75005

Métro: Saint Michel

01 43 26 36 00

OR

36, Rue Saint-André des Arts, 75006

Métro: Saint Michel

Small falafel place. Close to vegan except for a few cheesy items and the mayonnaise in the coleslaw. No gross schwarmas here! Order at the counter, fight for one of the three tables or walk to the Seine with your sandwich.

Vegan Folie’s

53, Rue Mouffetard, Paris 75005

01 43 37 21 89

Vegan organic cupcakes, cheesecakes and more!

Guen Mai

6, Rue Cardinale, Paris 75006

Métro: Saint-Germain-des-Prés

01 43 26 03 24

That means brown rice in Japanese, you know. Macrobiotic. They have a counter service as well as seated dining. Tucked right behind St.-Germain-des-Prés and I love their sidewalk café tables.

Pousse-Pousse

7, rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, 75009

Métro: Notre-Dame-de-Lorette

01 53 16 10 81

World-class raw cuisine in the heart of Paris in a small and friendly location. I love this place with all my heart. Review

Sol Semilla

23, rue des Vinaigriers, Paris, 75010

Métro Jacques Bonsergent

Tél : 01 42 01 03 44

http://www.sol-semilla.fr/

All vegan, organic, superfoods from South America. Highly recommended. Review

Bob’s Juice Bar

15, Rue Lucien Sampaix, Paris 75010

Métro: Jacques Bonsergent

09 50 06 36 18

A lovely juice bar that even does green juices. A vegan salad and soup everyday. The best juice bar in town. Review

Krishna Bhavan

24, Rue Cail, Paris 75010

Métro: Gare du Nord or La Chapelle

01 42 05 78 43

Sounthern Indian/Sri Lankan, very vegan friendly with great prices. Review

Tien Hiang

92, Rue du Chemin Vert, Paris 75011

Métro: Voltaire

01 43 55 83 88

Buddhist restaurant. Very vegan. Casual and chinese. Unfortunately, they use MSG, but you can ask them to hold it.

Loving Hut

92, Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75011

Métro: Saint-Sébastien – Froissart

01 48 06 43 84

Part of the international Vegetarian chain led by Master Ching Hai, this restaurant has an extensive vegan menu…including Vegan Croissants!

Gentle Gourmet

24 Boulevard de La Bastille (at Place de La Bastille)
75012
01 45 00 46 55
Métro: Bastille

100% vegan combination of French and Mediterranean food. The dishes vary with the seasons and are full of organic ingredients.

Open from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, they serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and even ‘le goûter.’ They also have a deli where you can pick up food for a quick picnic. Review

Green Garden

20, Rue Nationale, Paris 75013

Métro: Porte d’Ivry

01 45 82 99 54

Another Buddhist Chinese restaurant with a big menu. It’s really good and right in Chinatown. Review

Aquarius

40, Rue Gergovie, 75014 Paris

Métro: Pernety

01 45 41 36 88

I have never been here, because I have read there’s basically nothing for vegans. Please add a comment if I am wrong.

My Kitch’n

96 bis, rue Lemercier, Paris 75017

Métro: Saint-Sébastien Froissard

Small vegan restaurant in the Batignoles covered market.

01 48 06 43 84

Joy in Food

2, Rue Truffaut, Paris 75017

Métro: Place Clichy

01 43 87 96 79

Lively hole in the wall. Open for lunch week days only. A vegan option available for each course.

Au Grain de Folie

24, Rue la Vieuville, Paris 75018

Métro: Abesses

01 42 58 15 57

A trippy little nook of a place with helpful service and standard macrobiotic fare. Review

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