Ooh, la la! The smell of freshly-baked bread, café chatter, and the general feeling of romance dancing through the air are all things that come to mind when I think of Paris. To be honest, I wasn’t all that wild about going to Paris. I figured its popularity was overblown, vegan options would be limited, and it was expensive — I just wasn’t into it.
But, I quickly forgot about all of that and became smitten with the atmosphere and found an endless sea of amazing vegan food. Maybe they infuse something in the air that clouds your judgment, whatever it is, it worked, and I look forward to the next time I can wander down the Les Champs-Élysée.
If you can, I would suggest spending a little extra time in Paris — there is so much to do and experience. A friend of mine once said, “I think you can spend an entire year in Paris and still not see everything.” My feelings exactly.
I hope this vegan guide helps you find everything you’re looking for from, stellar vegan restaurants and shops to where to rest your head!
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Is Paris Vegan-Friendly?
Heck, yes, Paris is vegan-friendly! If you were concerned about missing out on creamy cheeses and flaky croissants, think again! The City of Lights has a growing vegan scene that includes traditional veganized French favorites to crowd pleasing junk food.
Vegan Restaurants in Paris That You Can’t Miss
There are a ton of fantastic vegan restaurants throughout the city; it’s hard to keep them all straight! I suggest saving spots you want to visit to your Google Map. It makes it so much easier to see what’s near you when you’re out and about.
55 Rue des Archives, 75003 Paris, France – three locations throughout Paris
Vegan comfort food at its finest and lucky for you, there are three locations in Paris! When hunger strikes grab one of their burgers, or pizza, but don’t forget an order of smothered fries!
109 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75009 Paris, France
Vegan food meets French haute cuisine with this creative menu of raw dishes, and nothing is ever prepared above 42 degrees, hence the name.
61 Rue Ramey, 75018 Paris, France
A funky and colorful vegan café featuring fresh and seasonal items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their menu features eye-appealing dishes from salads to bowls and delightful drinks.
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42 Rue du Chemin Vert, 75011 Paris, France
A vegan restaurant and market combined in one! This multi-purpose vegan hot spot is an amazing place to enjoy a burger and milkshake (plus loads of other super gorgeous cuisine) then pickup a few vegan essentials like veggie nuggets and maybe even a new pair of shoes — how cool is that!? Their menu does have a few gluten-free options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
83 Rue Daguerre, 75014 Paris, France
A terrific spot for mostly raw, veggie-forward dishes that are full on flavor and oh so photogenic! They also serve brunch on Sunday and are very gluten-free friendly!
78 Rue Réaumur, 75002 Paris, France
One more vegan junk food spot; there can never be too many, right!? On top of having a mouthwatering lineup of burgers and fries, this is one of the few restaurants in Paris working to solve the unemployment crisis for deaf people in France.
12 Rue Louise-Émilie de la Tour d’Auvergne, 75009 Paris, France (2 locations)
Creative, locally grown vegan food for lunch and dinner — veggies are the stars here!
20 Rue de la Pierre Levée, 75011 Paris, France
Bright and welcoming café open for lunch and dinner serving a diverse selection of globally-inspired dishes as well as amazing house-made desserts. The menu is well marked for allergens.
8 Rue Popincourt, 75011 Paris, France
Gluten-free friends, this is a can’t miss spot for you! This globally-inspired and seasonal menu is completely gluten-free (and well-marked for other allergens). Make sure you save room for their house-made deconstructed chocolate and peanut pie!
23 Av. Claude Vellefaux, 75010 Paris, France
If you’re in the mood for a casual spot to enjoy Vietnamese and South Asian eats, come here! The menu is extensive; even their dessert options seem to go on forever!
11 R. des Petites Écuries, 75010 Paris, France
It’s hard to resist this colorful plant-based Afro-Caribbean café! Their menu is packed with flavor from house-made burgers to giant veggie-packed bowls; you’ll want one of everything.
4 Rue Lemon, 75020 Paris, France
This casual veggie cafe is a terrific, affordable spot to visit for lunch. Their rotating menu features seasonal ingredients and dishes that roam the world.
11 Bd des Filles du Calvaire, 75003 Paris, France
Whether you’re looking for a giant Hawaiian-inspired burger or a double cheeseburger, you’ll find it at this vegan junk food spot!
23 Rue des Vinaigriers, 75010 Paris, France
If you’re looking for a mega boost of nutrients, check out this health-focused café. The menu is vegan, gluten-free, and mostly raw. You’ll be delighted with seasonal salads, bowls, fresh juices, and more.
221 Rue Saint-Martin, 75003 Paris, France
You’ll love everything at this chic vegan and gluten-free café. Their globally-inspired menu is packed with flavor from spicy curry to creamy house-made cheesecake!
151 bis Rue de Rennes, 75006 Paris, France
This plant-based, fast-casual Canadian chain is a great place to stop if you’re on the run!You’ll find hearty burgers, veggie-filled bowls, crispy chick’n nuggets, and more.
3 Rue Mandar, 75002 Paris, France
If you like Japanese fare, don’t miss this Izakaya fusion spot! You’ll love absolutely everything from the creative maki rolls to bowls of ramen and katsudon.
Vegetarian & Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Paris
Seriously, the lineup of vegan, vegetarian, and veggie-friendly spots could go on and on — I think it’s safe to safe that you won’t go hungry in Paris!
24 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, 75010 Paris, France
The menu at this vegetarian Asian spot is packed with so many irresistible things to try — plump dumplings, spicy curry, loads of noodles, and more.
29 Rue de Charenton, 75012 Paris, France
One more fantastic veggie-Asian spot to check out. Their menu features inspiration throughout Asia and includes a variety of tasty mock meats like shrimp and steak.
41 Rue des Bourdonnais, 75001 Paris, France
This charming vegetarian cafe has a little bit of everything — burgers, pasta, salads, and more! The menu is also well-marked for various allergies like gluten, mustard, nuts, and soy.
18 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, France
This lovely vegetarian spot started pushing the importance of a veggie-based diet way back in the late 70s — It was the first vegetarian café in Paris. Visitors say their food is so tasty even their carnivorous friends didn’t notice it was meat-free!
Vegan Breakfast & Brunch Spots in Paris
Get your day started with a fruity bowl, buttery croissant, or stack of fluffy pancakes at one of these vegan or vegan-friendly breakfast spots!
138 Rue Amelot, 75011 Paris, France
If you like berry and granola-packed bowls, there is no better place to go in Paris! This modern spot has a tantalizing lineup of colorful Superbowls packed with house-made granola, coconut yogurt, seasonal fruits, and more. They also serve lunch.
68 R. des Martyrs, 75009 Paris, France
This beautiful, modern cafe is connected to the only vegan hotel in Paris, HOY! Breakfast is served here all week, featuring golden croissants, pancakes, house-made sweet bread, and much more.
75 Av. Ledru Rollin, 75012 Paris, France
To start your day with something light, head here! This breakfast and lunch café offers house-made granola, acai bowls, toast, and specialty lattes — don’t skip the peanut butter latte!
18 Rue de Fleurus, 75006 Paris, France
All week you can pop into this vegan-friendly café to start your day with fresh juices, toast, and berry-packed bowls.
74 Rue des Gravilliers, 75003 Paris, France
Whether you’re looking for a protein-packed smoothie or a stack of fluffy pancakes, you can find that and more at this charming vegetarian café!
6 Rue Mandar, 75002 Paris, France
This vegan coffee shop is well known for its excellent baked goods and a stellar breakfast menu! You can start the day with a golden croissant, chia bowl, pancakes, and more.
Vegan Bakeries & Dessert Spots in Paris
Don’t skip any of these vegan bakeries in Paris if you’re looking for croissants, donuts, cupcakes, macaroons, and so much more!
123 Boulevard Voltaire, 75011 Paris, France
A vegan pâtisserie in Paris! Indulge in traditional French pastries like croissants, macaroons, custard, and so much more. This is one place where you should definitely treat yo’self!
Gluten-free options are available
86 Bd Beaumarchais, 75011 Paris, France
With a name like that how can you not check it out!? This vegan bakery has a jaw-dropping selection of croissants, tarts, house-made sandwiches, and so much more.
6 Rue Mandar, 75002 Paris, France
A delightful vegan café serving a drool-worthy breakfast and lunch menu. Start your day with croissants, pancakes, or a healthy acai bowls, then come back for great salads, soups, or a delightfully cheesy, grilled cheese.
Gluten-free options are available
86 Rue d’Aboukir, 75002 Paris, France
Gorgeous handmade donuts, made fresh daily! Enjoy traditional flavors like glazed or cinnamon and sugar or get creative with speculoos, cherry pie, or No Sleep Till Brooklyn (lemon curd topped with coconut). Aside form donuts they also have other baked goods and coffee.
14 Rue Abel, 75012 Paris, France
Whether you’re looking for a mouth-puckering lemon tart or a show-stopping Millefeuille, you’ll find it and more at this vegan bakery!
Shop Till You Drop — Vegan Shops & Markets in Paris
If you’re looking to support vegan and cruelty-free shops (for fashion and food) while you’re in Paris, you’re in luck!
7 Rue des Gravilliers, 75003 Paris, France
This family-run shop produces chic backpacks and wallets made out of apple leather and cork.
5 Rue Paul Bert, 75011 Paris, France
You can’t leave Paris without wandering into this amazing vegan fromagerie! Yes, even in Paris there is a fully vegan cheese shop! You can sample all of their creamy products to ensure you pick just the right one to come home with you!
31 Rue des Gravilliers, 75003 Paris, France
If you’re in need of stocking your hotel room or rental with vegan snacks then you must come to this fully vegan grocery store! Even if you don’t need groceries, you should still go to peruse the shelves of vegan cheeses, chocolates, drinks, books, and more!
64 Rue Notre Dame de Nazareth, 75003 Paris, France
Another vegan grocery store in Paris! Did you ever think you’d have this many choices for all of your grocery needs?
Online and available at Wild Poetry & The Plot
This ethical and vegan clothing line focuses on a mix of chic and casual fashions for women that have been made eco-responsibly (not sure that’s a word). You can find their fashion lineup online but also at Wild Poetry and The Plot which are located throughout France.
Vegan-Friendly Hotel in Paris
When choosing a hotel in Paris don’t overly fret about being close to specific sites, just make sure you’re within easy walking distance to a bus or metro stop. The city is well connected with mass transportation, making it easy to get around no matter where you are.
68 R. des Martyrs, 75009 Paris, France
A yoga hotel with a 100% plant-based restaurant — Mesa de Hoy. The restaurant uses locally and sustainably grown produce in all of its dishes. The mission of the hotel is to be a “meeting place, evolving around health and well-being of the body, mind, and soul.”
Eco-Friendly Hotel in Paris
19 rue de Berne 08 Arr., 75008 Paris France
This hotel is a gem! It is tucked away from the hustle and bustle but is just a couple of blocks from the Rome metro station — making it easy to get around the city. On top of its location, it’s also committed to operating as sustainably in partnership with the ADEME and the Ministry of Ecological Transition.
TIP: Get a room on the 6th floor that faces Rue De Berne for a great view of the Eiffel Tower, especially at night.
What To Do & See in Paris
In addition to the fun vegan tours and activities that I mentioned at the beginning of this guide, don’t miss these classic things to do in Paris! Even if you only have one day in Paris, you can still accomplish a lot of sightseeing. Just start early!
Enjoy the massive art collection at Musée du Louvre
If this is your first visit to the Louvre, don’t attempt to see it all in one day. I’m not sure it’s even possible! The world’s largest museum and one of the most well-known collections of art requires a couple of trips. On your first trip, I would plan to focus on an area that is of most interest to you and hit some of the popular pieces like Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo.
Visit The Eiffel Tower
You can’t really go to Paris and not see the Eiffel Tower, right?! This is one of the most visited monuments in the world so if you plan to tour it, you must purchase your tickets in advance. There are multiple stops along the way to the top to really soak in the city.
Check out the gorgeous Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre (Sacre Coeur Basilica)
This is the second most visited church in Paris — its architecture and views are gorgeous! The grounds and the outside of the building are free to explore but there is a fee to go inside and to the top for a 360 view of the city. While you’re there, you must take a walk behind the Basilica to the cute neighborhood of Montmartre. The steep and winding, cobblestone streets are filled with shops and cafes — don’t miss Rue de l’Abreuvoir — it’s one of the prettiest streets in Paris.
Relax in the Jardin du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Gardens)
The public gardens surround the French Senate and are filled with beautiful flowers, tree line promenades, fountains, and more. It is one of the prettiest free things to do in Paris and a lovely place to take a break from sightseeing. There are also many activities for children.
Beneath the streets of Paris are more than 200 miles of tunnels filled with the bones of 6 million Parisians. During the 17th century, Paris ran out of room in their cemeteries and began using these tunnels to leave people’s remains. The catacombs also became a popular attraction for the French Royalty—the history is fascinating and the tour with the audio guide is a must! Definitely buy your tickets in advance, the lines can be very long!
Stroll the Champs-Élysées
One of the most well-known avenues in the world—it hosts the annual Bastille Day military parade and is the end of the Tour de France. There are many theatres, cafes, shops (luxury), and the western end is flanked by the Arc de Triomphe. It is a great place for a stroll and sightseeing but I would suggest eating and shopping somewhere a little less crowded.
Hang out and eat at The Ground Control Food Hall
A former rail depot near the Gare de Lyon, filled with restaurants, entertainment, and art. Most of the food is organic and from independent or family producers. There is also live music along with a food market on Sundays.
Stroll through the Le Marais neighborhood
Once the city’s Jewish quarter, today is a very fashionable and LGBT-friendly neighborhood in the heart of Paris. The cobblestone streets are filled with many beautiful places to see like the Place des Vosges or the Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme. It is also a great place for shopping with many major brands and boutiques, cafes, nightclubs – you won’t get bored.
More Things To Do in Paris
- See great city views from the Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck
- Enjoy French art at Musée d’Orsay
- Take a day trip to The Palace of Versailles
- Stroll through Saint-Germain-des- Prés
- Take a river boat cruise on the Seine
- Stroll through the Latin Quarter
- Visit London by train in just under three hours and experience the Chunnel
How to Get Around Paris
Getting around Paris is quite easy with its expansive transportation system. If you’re coming from Charles de Gaulle airport you have a few options — taxi, train or bus. For the train, you will need to buy an RER B train ticket which is €11,45. The RER B airport city train leaves from CDG Terminal 2 (there is a shuttle from terminal 1) and takes approximately 25 – 60 minutes to the city center.
The Roissybus is about €16,20 and is available at terminals 1, 3, 2AC, 2D, and 2EF, it takes approximately 60 minutes to the city center.
The last and most expensive option is to take a taxi but take my advice — book a taxi ahead of time! Taxi scams are common, warnings are posted throughout the airport. If you do not book ahead, make sure you go to official taxi locations at the baggage claim exits. A taxi will cost around €60+.
While in Paris, the best way to get around is the metro, bus, or on foot! There is so much to see, I recommend walking as much as possible. The best deal for tourists is a Paris Visite pass, it is valid for 1, 2, 3, or 5 consecutive days and ranges from €13,55 – 74,30. It allows you to use all of the public transportation — metro, tram, bus, RER, and SCNF networks in specified zones. Otherwise you could buy single tickets as needed for €2,10.
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