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 third blog post in a series of three!
Check out our first post about our favorite vegan and vegan-friendly venues in Veggietown and the second one about our favorites in Sentier, Arts et Métiers and the Marais (2nd, 3rd and 4th 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
11th & 20th arrondissements: the second “Veggietown”
Originally, the 11th arrondissement was a working-class district and it played an important role during the French revolutionary period starting in 1789. It has become a trendy district these days but hasn’t forgotten its roots, thanks to the new shops, bars and restaurants that have opened recently. Located just next to the first “Veggietown”, this is currently the district with the most openings of vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants and other vegan businesses in Paris.
The 20th arrondissement is the largest one in Paris and it’s still marked by a fondness for the simple life – proof of this is the fact that many families have recently been relocating there from elsewhere in the city.
This area is located between Place de la Bastille to the west, Rue des Pyrénées to the east and Parc des Buttes Chaumont to the north.
Our favorite vegan and vegan-friendly venues in the 11th arrondissement
Aujourd’hui Demain is not only a 200 sq. m concept store offering all types of vegan products, but also a creative vegan café. You’ll find burgers, toasts and sweet or lunch bowls, and even pastries (we’ll never forget their banana bread) among many other choices. They also hold themed events of various kinds, usually including tastings.
A new raw vegan pastry shop in Paris, Les Petites Pâtisseries reinvents traditional French pastries in a delicious and gourmet way. Head pastry chef Violaine crafts inspired and always delectable raw vegan creations.
A pioneer of the gourmet vegan pastry scene in Paris, VG Pâtisserie needs no introduction. Head pastry chef Bérénice continues to push the envelope, taking vegan pastry to ever loftier and more impressive heights. We’re always looking forward to their new pastries and we hope you’ll stop by to check them out for yourself!
Looking for a great gourmet vegan restaurant? Look no further than Soya Cantine Bio. Take your tastebuds on a culinary adventure, from starters to desserts with mezze plates, lasagnas, couscous, Indian curry, crumble with seasonal fruits, etc. A vegan brunch buffet is even offered on Sundays! If you’d like to take a short break or have a quick lunch before exploring the Père Lachaise Cemetery, stop at Grounded. Their specialty coffees have become really popular in a very short amount of time!
Need to refresh your wardrobe or even change your style? Judith and Maud at Manifeste 011 will help you put together a fab outfit at their vegan clothing store.
South of the 11th arrondissement is vegan coffee shop Comptoir Veggie which offers succulent lunch bowls, as well as desserts and beverages. They often change up their menu too!
Come join our Delicious East tour in the morning to enjoy other unique vegan spots in the 11th arrondissement!
Our favorite vegan and vegan-friendly venues in the 20th arrondissement
As fans of southwestern French cuisine, we couldn’t possibly leave Le Faitout off our list of vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants. This vegan restaurant offers vegan versions of many French traditional recipes like blanquette de veau or parmentier as well as tapas to share, strong cheeses and good wine. Everything you need to feel at home even while out on the town!
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Given is an organic vegan-friendly restaurant in this arrondissement, which needs more of this type of venue. Let’s take a look at the menu: burgers, toasts with spreads, salads, bowls and desserts too.
If you’re more into healthy raw cuisine, you won’t want to miss Love me Cru. Offering soups, salads, wraps and detox or feel-good juices, David makes amazing dishes in this small, colorful vegan bar! Even Keziah Jones went to play there a few months ago and autographed the wall.
Our favorite vegan and budget-friendly places in the 11th and 20th arrondissements
Chinese restaurant Toutofu offers tofu prepared in a range of ways: in noodle dishes, grilled, in dumplings… and the tofu is housemade in Paris from French organic soy. Everything is vegan and delicious!
Tien Hiang is another famous Asian vegan restaurant with affordable prices as well as some more expensive items. It’s a really busy and popular place but they don’t take reservations, so get there early and wait to be seated!
Or try a different ambiance at Les Bols d’Antoine. The signature dish at this organic vegan restaurant is the lunch bowl filled with fresh and natural ingredients. You can also enjoy desserts and pastries for breakfast or an afternoon snack. Their dishes are colorful and tasty – we loved everything we tried!