Posts Tagged ‘Picnic’

This B&B is no longer open, but the same team have gone on to open a very popular Café in the Bastille area. See http://veganparis.com/2012/08/02/gentle-gourmet-cafe/

Over the last year and a half, a new establishment has emerged as one of the best places to eat vegan in Paris. But you can not only eat there… you can sleep there too if you like! It’s The Gentle Gourmet, a B&B and restaurant situated in an art deco building in the 16th arrondissement between the Arc de Triomphe and the Bois de Boulogne.

I have been longing to go there ever since I first heard about it, and even more so after reading the ecstatic review from our friends over at VG-Zone. Gentle Gourmet has two rooms for rent, which are vegan to even the smallest detail such as the stuffing of the pillows.

In addition they offer a unique dining experience where you share a communal table with local vegans and travelers and share pleasant conversation. Frankly most of my conversation would be along the lines of “Oh my god can you believe this amazing food.” – the menu changes monthly but here is a sample from their site.

* Savory zucchini and pecan madeleines , with miniature cups of 7-onions soup

* Salad of watercress, walnuts, beets, endive, green apple, dried cranberries

* Crushed nut-breaded Seitan filets with a dark walnut sauce with wild mushrooms accompanied by a pumpkin gratin with garlic and Italian parsley

* Poached figs in white wine syrup with vegan hazelnut ice cream accompanied by caramel and hazelnut-thin cookies.

Their dinner prices are:

  • Saturdays:  €50 4-course gourmet meal
  • Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays: €30 3-course “bistro” meal.

That price includes your wine, so if you are not a drinker, you’ll get a discount. They strive to have 100% organic food.

If you can’t make dinner, then why not try brunch? It’s €25 and frankly it is difficult for me to paste in their description knowing that I am several thousand miles away from being able to enjoy it each Sunday, but here it is.

* French toast with pineapple and pecan with agave syrup

* Porridge with cardamom and amaranth, and compote of dried plums and pears

* Vegan sweet potato hash with soy sausage

* Muffins (corn, spicy apple, chocolate) and banana breads, whole-grain breads cereals, vegan croissant

* Fresh fruits and compotes

* Nut Butters – soy, almond, walnut and peanut

* Smoothies and freshly pressed fruit juices

* Spicy Vegan Hot Chocolate, coffee and teas

Their site has information in both French and English about their rooms, their vegan cooking courses, picnic lunches, tours and the other amazing contributions they are making to vegan life in Paris.

I can’t wait to stay there on my next trip back to Paris!

The Gentle Gourmet B&B

21, rue Duret


Metro: Argentine (line 1)

33(0)1 45 00 46 55



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***This picnic has already taken place***

Let’s get together for a vegan potluck picnic at le Jardin du Luxembourg [6ème] on June 14th at 12h00. Vegans and anyone who wants to bring a vegan dish are welcome to get together and celebrate the good weather.

We’ll meet at the grassy area where you can actually sit down on the south-eastern side of the park. There are three lawns there: we’ll be on the middle one.

If you’d like to attend please add a brief comment below: hope to see you there!

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***This picnic has already taken place!***

Vegan Paris Picnic Club is for vegans to get together and meet other vegans and have a nice vegan picnic.

This month we’ll be having a potluck picnic! What’s a potluck? A communal meal to which people bring food to share.

Vegan Potluck

Sun. May 24


Ile de la Grande Jatte

Métro: Pont de Levallois (NW end of line 3) Walking from the métro cross the bridge and take the stairs on the left down to the grassy picnic area.

We’ll picnic on the grass, so you might like to bring a picnic blanket. I’ll bring plates and utensils.

So everyone has an idea of how many we’ll be cooking for, please leave a little comment below if you plan on coming .

See you there!

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