Bonjour à tous!
Paris is known for its rich history and food culture. In recent two years, we have witnessed Paris undergo a huge vegan transformation. The city, nowadays, has everything you need for your next vegan vacation.
1. Vegan restaurants
Until recently Paris had a poor reputation for not being vegan-friendly at all. From 2017 with the new opening of a vegan pastry shop VG Patisserie we now have proof that it is possible to make French culinary classics cruelty free cooking.
One of our top pick vegan restaurants in Paris is Le Potager de Charlotte. People coming to the restaurant have not only the chance to try a new epicurean and gourmet approach to vegan food, but also receive a generous and warm-hearted service. Our favorite dishes are the famous dessert Chocolate Baked Pear and the Cacao Cream with an avocado twist.
If you are more into street food, we would love to recommend you visit the Marche des Enfants Rouge which has a vegan food stand with affordable price.
Tea time? Another awesome experience we would like to share is the the Vegan Afternoon Tea at the Shangri La Hotel. The atmosphere was so cozy and you are guaranteed to have an amazing experience.
If you need some guidance for a vegan food journey in Paris, take a look at our top 4 French-style vegan restaurants here.
2. Vegan product stores
For a relatively small city, there are now a number of stores that are entirely vegan, therefore you can shop without having to check any ingredients. This is a list of vegan shops to help you find everything you need:
- Naturalia is, in fact, a convenience health store chain. Recently, they announced the opening of three vegan franchises in Paris. So, it will be a normal Naturalia with all vegan products you can find.
- Here comes the next store chain that you can walk in with your eyes closed – no label inspecting needed - Mon Epicerie Paris. In this store, not only will you find meat substitutes, but also vegan cheese and ice cream as well as other traditional pantry staples.
- Jay & Joy is the very first vegan dairy store in France. Here you can find products such as vegetal creams, cheeses, and yogurts.
What about vegan shopping? So, let’s leave out all the animal fur and leather and go visit some chic Parisian vegan clothing boutiques and beauty shops in Paris:
- Aujourd’hui Demain is the first entirely vegan concept store in Paris – “a concept store to do all of your vegan, eco-friendly and socially responsible shopping in one place”. This luxury store has everything you need for your vegan shopping, ranging from the eco-friendly makeup bar to clothes and accessories section and grocery department as well. If you wish to get more information, go on their website.
- Manifeste011 is indeed Paris’s first entirely vegan fashion shop. Its mission is to protect the environment and its own employees, to create a better and fairer world. Manifeste011 pays attention to detail, starting with small things like the packaging and decoration, to fabrics and design.
- Arsayo is not just a normal handbag store. Reducing the negative impact on the environment and not using animals skins is the main value that drives their business. That’s why they have worked on new materials (cork from Portugal that are less harmful to the planet and to living beings. Recently, they discovered how to make apple leather to replace animal leather, and on the other hand, still, create it a real fashion accessory – how cool is that? We should keep an eye on Arsayo who seem to be constantly looking for ways to make their bags more sustainable.
- Avril is a brand for cheap organic beauty products and has a number of products suitable for vegans. Normally, we always have to pay more for organic products compared to the non-organic ones. These bars represent good value.
3. Vegan communities
There are plenty of ways to meet local vegans in Paris!
You can join the Paris Vegan Meetup Group or search for the Paris Vegan community on Facebook groups. Take advantages of the vegan community groups you just joined on Facebook and ask for some recommended places in Paris or details on upcoming vegan events.
So what is stopping you going to Paris for your next trip? It just so happens we have just a couple of spots left for our two trips to Paris and Alsace in September and December.
* In full disclosure, World Vegan Travel does not own any of the listed products or companies and is not receiving any profit from the recommendation or purchase of these products.
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