Some arrondissements (districts) of Paris are more vegan-friendly than others and this is a good thing to know when you plan your vegan travel to Paris. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the most vegan-friendly arrondissements, including vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants and other establishments. We’ve split the list up into three parts, so this is the second blog post in a series of three!
Check out our first blog post about our favorite vegan and vegan-friendly venues in Veggietown (9th and 10th arrondissements).
We’ve grouped the places by arrondissement to give you an idea of where to stay in the city, or to help you find vegan restaurants nearby the monuments you plan to visit (the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, etc.). Last but not least, you’ll find a selection of budget-friendly spots for each of the arrondissements we mention.
We recommend first getting to know how the city of Paris is laid out, to help you keep track of what areas we’re referring to when we speak about each arrondissement.
The most vegan-friendly arrondissements in Paris
2nd arrondissement: Sentier
Close to “Veggietown” is the 2nd arrondissement called Sentier. We have two nice vegan spots to recommend here:
Cloud Cakes is a coffee shop serving delicious croissants for breakfast (pictured below) as well as pancakes, main courses and melt-in-the-mouth American-style cakes (try their unique Forêt Noire).
Just a block away, Janine Loves Sunday resembles a traditional French brasserie but the menu is not so traditional! Stop by with your non-vegan friends or relatives for some fully-vegan pizzas, pad thai and burgers (among many other items) and they will love it for sure. They may not even realize the place is vegan as this is indicated only very discreetly.
3rd and 4th arrondissements: Arts et Métiers and the Marais
Let’s cross Boulevard Sébastopol and head to another vegan-friendly area of Paris which includes Arts et Métiers (3rd arrondissement) and the Marais (4th arrondissement). This area is located between Boulevard Saint Martin to the north, Place de la Bastille to the south and Place de la République to the east (see the map below).
Arts et Métiers is an arrondissement that was shaped by the craftsmen of centuries past and there are still many working there today. The Marais is one of the most well-known areas of Paris, renowned for its art galleries, trendy bars and restaurants and other unique venues.
Our favorite vegan and vegan-friendly venues in the 3rd and 4th arrondissements
The very first vegan burger joint in Paris, Hank Burger is really worth a stop. They offer burgers with their own delicious housemade patties as well as the Beyond Meat patty that has just arrived in France!
Looking for vegan grocery items? Mon Epicerie Paris and Un Monde Vegan are the best vegan food stores in this area. From chilled products like tofu, crème fraîche and spreads, to bulk products like lentils, grains, and seeds and also wine and even personal-care products, you’ll find anything you’re looking for at these stores.
If you’d like to try vegan restaurants nearby, HOPE is a must for lunch or dinner. Their excellent vegan French cuisine made from organic ingredients, offered in a small, carefully chosen menu, will blow your mind. Don’t miss their moelleux au chocolat (chocolate cake). The brunch is worth a try too!
In the same culinary style but more rustic, Le Potager du Marais is a great restaurant that offers many traditional French dishes prepared vegan style.
Close to Place de la République is Le Café Pinson. It’s a vegetarian (but mostly vegan) restaurant offering a menu that’s fully organic and gluten-free, from starters to desserts, without forgetting pastries and beverages. We love that they use super foods, raw ingredients and whole-foods products!
After a visit to Véganie, you’ll find that taking care of your skin has never been so easy. It offers vegan personal-care products, cosmetics and cleansing products. Check out the beautiful fragrances below!
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Our favorite vegan and budget-friendly places in the 3rd and 4th arrondissements
L’As du Fallafel is one of the best spots for falafel in Paris. Once you’ve tried their falafel sandwich, you’ll never look back! Eating vegan on a budget has never been so easy with this kind of quick and tasty dish.
The all-vegan local chain Hank not only offers the delicious vegan burgers they became famous for, but also serves up amazing slices of pizza for €5 each at their venue Hank Pizza. They often feature new recipes, which is a good excuse for coming back! If you’re more into bentos, Neo Bento makes you custom bentos with dessert included. An all-in-one, fresh and housemade meal for only €12.90: it’s really worth it!