Vegan Foods in Malta and Paris: Vegan Europe

Vegan Foods in Malta and Paris: Vegan Europe

By Rebecca Gilbert

I crossed the pond to scope out the vegan scene in Paris and Malta. Wow! It was exciting to find many popular vegan restaurants and widely available vegan foods in French supermarkets like Monoprix and Carrefour. Here’s my recap of yummy vegan food in Paris and Malta.

Vegan Cuisine in Paris

If you’re traveling to Paris, put these vegan/vegetarian restaurants on your map.  All of the meals were fabulous!

My vegan brunch at Soya in the 11eme: C’est si bon.  Soya is a vegetarian restaurant that has a creative menu full of vegan options.  The restaurant is well-known for a super yummy, prix fixe, “all you can eat” brunch filled with vegan deliciousness (mostly made from tofu).  I had their tempura battered yummies, flan and mousse au chocolat!

Brunch at Soya



My raw vegan dinner by Happy Crulture at Sol Semilla in the 11eme: Très délicieux!  Sol Semilla serves vegan meals made with superfoods such as acai and raw cacao.  Every Friday night, Sol Semilla features raw vegan cuisine with a menu created by Happy Crulture and raw vegan chef Camilla Prioli.  Meet Camilia Prioli in our special video interview!

Happy Crulture at Sol Semilla Restaurant


Dining at the Gentle Gourmet Café, eating my very first vegan macaron, and meeting a pioneer in the vegan scene in Paris, Deborah Pivain: Très formidable. (English translation:  awesome!)   Deborah creates beautiful vegan cheese plates and high end vegan cuisine.

Vegan Macarons at Gentle Gourmet Cafe Paris


Portobello mushroom burger at Gentle Gourmet Cafe


My fav spot in the Marais is the lovely all vegan Potager du Marais on Rue Rambuteau. This gem serves vegan versions of traditional dishes like French onion soup, seitan bourguignon, and chocolate mousse. I’m obsessed with the hot cheese salad! It’s a small place and fills up quickly, so it’s best to make a reservation.

Vegan Hot Cheese Salad at Le Potager du Marais

And I found actual vegan croissant at Cloud Cakes!

Vegan croissant at Cloud Cakes


Vegan  Foods – Delicious commercial vegan food products discovered in Paris and Malta:


Schlagfix vegan whipped “cream”

This delightful whipped “cream” from Germany comes in a pressurized spray can and doesn’t need to be refrigerated until it’s opened.  It is so delicious that I couldn’t resist the temptation to just spray it into a bowl and eat it!  The photo below is from the Gentle Gourmet Café.  And yes, it really is that creamy and perfect looking straight out of the spray can!


Schlagfix vegan whipped cream and coffee 


Vegusto – vegan cheese

Vegusto vegan “cheese”

Vegusto is a Swiss company and their amazing vegan cheeses come in many flavors including cheddar and blue “cheese.”  If you live in Europe, Vegusto products are available both in stores and online.  I haven’t  seen it in the US… yet.  Hope someday!

Vegusto vegan “cheese”

Cheatin Rashers vegan “bacon”

Cheatin Rashers vegan “bacon”

I actually discovered this super yummy Cheatin Rashers brand vegan “bacon” while I was on the island of Gozo in Malta.  This product is made from non-GMO soy by Redwood Foods in the UK. It is amazing!  Cheatin Rashers vegan bacon has a nice texture to it and a wonderful smoky flavor.  I haven’t seen it anywhere in the US.  If you’re lucky enough to be reading this article while you’re sitting in the UK, Malta, or Paris, go and get some of this product immediately… so I can live vicariously ;)


Remia Sunflower Seed “Butter”

Remia Sunflower seed margarine

I discovered sunflower seed margarine on the Maltese island of Gozo as well as in Paris.  I had never heard of margarine made from sunflower seeds before!  It’s casein-free, (not all non-dairy butters are casein-free), spreads perfectly on toast, and is made from sunflower and non-GMO soy lecithin.  I LOVED this sunflower seed margarine.  If I ever find it in the US, I will absolutely buy it!

It was such a pleasure to explore the vegan food scene in Paris in Malta.  I’m really glad to report back that there are many vegan options available both in restaurants and supermarkets!

I even got to interview the Chef at the Malta Radisson who made the fabulous vegan meals for us!

For vegan travelers about to visit the city of light, we have two special videos for you!  To learn about vegan dairy options in Paris and vegan packaged foods in Paris, visit the Yummy Plants YouTube channel.

rebecca gilbert vegan figure skater founder yummy plants

Rebecca Gilbert is the founder of Yummy Plants and the author of It’s Easy to Start Eating VeganShe’s a former competitive figure skater whose switch to a vegan diet healed her chronic joint pain. Rebecca has been a featured speaker at events including the World VegFestival in San Francisco, Vegetarian Summerfest, the New York City Vegetarian Food Festival, and Paris Vegan Day. She has presented on live television and given corporate talks. Book Rebecca to speak at your organization.

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