Vegans Around the World: Vegan Tourists in Paris

Vegans Around the World: Vegan Tourists in Paris

Deborah Pivain, founder of Paris Vegan Day and the Gentle Gourmet Cooking Classes, shares tips for vegan tourists in Paris!

  • Most grocery stores sell soy milk and soy yogurt (Sojasun and Bjorg brands) and vegan butter (St Hubert BIO).
  • Starbucks offers soy café au lait.
  • At most vegan or vegetarian restaurants, drinks are served only with food.   Tourists need to ask if they can order “just a drink.”
  • Between 3:00 p.m. and dinner, most vegan restaurants are closed so it’s hard to find a place to get a snack or a small meal after visiting the museums and lovely gardens.  The Gentle Gourmet Café will be open non-stop morning to night to accommodate hungry tourists and Parisians. UPDATE: This restaurant is now closed. But you can take Deborah’s cooking classes!
  • Some districts of Paris have many vegan-friendly eateries:  Check out restaurants and cafés in these arrondissements:  1st, 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
  • 3rd arrondissement: Le Potager du Marais, 11th arrondissement: Soya
  • For more information on restaurants and vegan food shops in Paris and throughout , France, try (English langauge site)and (mostly French, some English).

I hope these tips for vegan tourists in Paris help you plan a great trip!


Note: Deborah has now closed the Gentle Gourmet Café and has now shifted her focus to cooking classes. Read Rebecca’s food recap from her visit to Paris, featuring some items from the Gentle Gourmet Cafe.

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