5 Plant-Based Restaurants in Paris
France is known to have the most amazing culinary cuisine in the world. The restaurant options are limitless and there are over 30,000 bakeries in Paris alone! When you think of food in Paris, the first thing that comes to mind is probably something from the following list: baguette, croissant, Nutella crêpe, fois gras, tartare, cheese, butter, brioche, raclette, soufflé, the list goes on and on.
So what do these delicious French foods all have in common besides making our mouths water? Unfortunately, most of the good food in France doesn’t fall under the category of nutritious, and it’s quite easy to maintain unhealthy eating habits while staying in Paris.
Though all those good foods can and should be enjoyed in moderation, I noticed after a few months of being in Paris that I miss the wide variety of healthy restaurants I had back in Los Angeles, and how much harder of a time I have sticking to a wholesome diet that nourishes my body and leaves me feeling good. If you’re feeling a bit tired of gluten-filled pastries, the endless amount of dairy and excess sugar in your Parisian eating routines, it might be time to take a break from the local bakery visits and brasseries.
Sure, it’s widely known that it’s easier to eat clean when you buy groceries and cook- but many in Paris live in small quarters without well- equipped kitchens and don’t have this option! Not to mention being a tourist in Paris doesn’t usually involve standing in a kitchen preparing your dinner. Chances are one of the reasons you came to Paris is to eat out. The good news is that Paris actually has a variety of healthy, plant-based/vegan restaurants. Check out the below list of healthy food options in Paris and get ready to feel healthy in Paris!
1. Le Potager de Charlotte
This family-owned restaurant was founded by two brothers and offers a gourmet home cooked approach to plant-based cuisine. The restaurant opened in 2015 and is quite popular among vegans and health enthusiasts alike. They now even have two locations- one in the 9th and one in the 17th.
The menu features healthy and unique meals with the most popular dish being the chickpea and rice pancake (this might not sound so appetizing, but it’s known to be delicious). Most of their dishes are gluten free and the recipes change over the seasons, so you’re always going to find something new and unique to try. The restaurant has a very appealing aesthetic, and has been featured in Le Bonbon and Vogue Magazine.
The place is quite popular so be sure to call for a reservation. See their website for booking reservations and hours of operation.
12 rue de la Tour d’Auvergne 75009
21 rue Rennequin 75017
This trendy health food spot offers new dishes every week, and is popular among sports enthusiasts. The ingredients are fresh and the three friends who started this restaurant were inspired by the large variety of healthy restaurants in the U.S.
You can eat in or takeaway, making this healthy eating spot super convenient for those on the move. Their goal is to offer healthy food that tastes good but is also nutritious and fresh tasting. Though the restaurant is geared towards sport lovers, it is still welcoming to all who want to consume food that is good for your health.
They do have meat but offer a variety of vegan and dairy free options too, making this a favorite among vegetarians in Paris. They have more than one location, so be sure to check their website for more info on the menu and open hours.
33 rue des Petits Carreaux – 75002 Paris
21 Rue Herold – 75001 Paris (Midtown sports club location)
Season is a cute Instagram-photo worthy spot offering tons of healthy food options for those that are hungry. People tend to enjoy this place for the California green healthy vibe. You’ll find avocado toast, kale, matcha, and delicious Acai bowls.
Though their menu offers less of a “plant-based” variety than other spots on this list, they do offer really tasty salads, bowls, and an amazing shakshuka. All of which are sure to leave you feeling healthy and good about yourself.
The interior design is impressive too, and many social media influencers tend to frequent this restaurant. It’s not far from the hip spot of Oberkampf, so go for dinner and hit the bars after.
1 Rue Charles-François Dupuis, 75003
4. Abattoir Végétal
Abbatoir Végétal is a 100% organic coffee shop, bistro, and juice bar. Among their breakfast options are matcha pancakes and the charcoal pancakes, which are known to be quite popular and tasty. For lunch on a hot summer day, try the gazpacho!
Some reviews tend to mention the prices are a bit high but reasonable enough for the quality. Additionally the ambiance is quite nice, and they play a lot of Céline Dion hits! Check out their menu here. It’s also conveniently located in the 18th arrondissement near the Sacre Coeur, so try a free walking tour after your delicious meal.
61 Rue Ramey, 75018 Paris
5. Wild & The Moon
This little juice bar looks like it came straight out of West Hollywood or Venice Beach. It’s also a chain, so you can find the trendy little health cafe in six different parts of Paris!
They consider themselves a lifestyle movement created by foodlovers, chefs, nutritionists, and neuropaths, who want to serve food that tastes good, is good for the environment, and most importantly good for you.
They pride themselves on their completely plant-based, hormone-free, and cruelty-free products! Try their selection of cold-pressed juices, nutmylks (their own dairy-free milk), smoothies, salads, soups, desserts, bowls, and more.
Those who tend to frequent this healthy restaurant are nutritionists, vegans, and food lovers from around the globe! Check out their website for the menu and some delicious looking food pictures. They have a couple of locations in and around Le Marais, so it’s an ideal pick for a perfect Sunday of shopping and treating yourself.
19 Place du Marché Saint-Honoré, 75001
55 rue Charlot, 75003
25 rue des Gravilliers, 75003
138 rue Amelot, 75011
4 rue du Helder, 75009
9 rue du Plâtre, 75004
Let us know which ones are your favorite!