Best Vegan Places in Paris


1. The Gentle Gourmet Cafe

The best vegan restaurant Paris has to offer! A MUST-visit. All-vegan menu of classic French foods, from Seitan Bourguignon to Pan Au Chocolat, this is the place where vegans can enjoy the fancy French dining experience that one would expect on a trip to Paris! They even serve delicious house-made "cheese" that tastes so much like the real thing. Plus, the chef, staff, and owners are the nicest people. Be sure to tell them Chloe sent you!


2. East Side Burgers Paris

I visited this vegetarian fast food-style burger joint only two weeks after opening and there was a long line out the door...in the rain! It was a long and torturous wait but well worth it! I ordered the Oriental Burger and it was the BEST vegan burger I've ever had! Don't forget to order fries, the French know how to do it!

 


3. Charles Chocolates

All-vegan chocolate shop in the heart of Paris! I know, I was pretty excited too. But I'm sorry to report there was a bit of a let down after I splurged on a box of assorted chocolates. Every chocolate in the box LOOKED different, but TASTED the same. Round, square, foil-wrapped, molded....all different shapes and sizes, but all had the exact same hazelnut chocolate filling inside. Worth a visit, but don't buy more than a few unless you want to be eating the same exact flavor for the rest of the week!

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4. Fauchon

This world-renowned pastry and chocolate shop is far from vegan, but I did discover some awesome vegan finds inside and it's worth a visit for the beautiful decor and pastries. My good friend Lisa Pitman recommended I take a trip there for inspiration and I'm glad I did! Plus, the former Executive Pastry Chef here is Florian Bellanger, judge of Food Network's Cupcake Wars! Head to the bread section and check out their fresh Petit pain chocolat orange (vegan chocolate chip orange bread!).

Best Vegan Places in London


1. Ms. Cupcake UK

I hosted my first UK Book Signing at this amazing cupcake shop! All-vegan, millions of inspired cupcake flavors, and some savory items like scones and more! If you are looking for the ultimate vegan baked-goods experience, look no further than Ms. Cupcake. Plus, Ms. Cupcake herself, Mellissa Morgan, is the sweetest, kindest, most genuine baker I have ever met. You can tell that her and her bakery girls put so much love into every cupcake- no wonder they have achieved monumental success! The charmed bakery is taking London by storm and I highly suggest you make this your first stop in the UK.


2. Manna

Mmmm...manna. I celebrated my 25th birthday here and enjoyed a feast of traditional English food...vegan-style! This all-vegan restaurant is elegant and perfect for a special occasion. The menu features British classics such as Banger & Mash and Sticky Toffee Pudding. The portions are large and hearty too, which is rare in a fancy restaurant. Thank you quarrygirl for the key recommendation!


3. Mildreds

This is quite possibly the best meal I enjoyed in London, plus Anne Hathaway was spotted here just days after I went! The restaurant is PACKED and they don't take reservations, so if you're going for dinner, go before 6:30 or expect to wait. Every single bite here was exceptional. It's all vegetarian and almost everything can be made vegan. Hearty, large portions and delicious flavors. We ordered the burger, porcini ale pie, Malaysian curry, and an assortment of appetizers. Everything was mind-blowing. The only negative is that we were too full for dessert :(


4. Saf/ Whole Foods Kensington

That's right, the Whole Foods Market in London is so huge that there is even a full vegan restaurant on the 3rd floor. Saf Restaurant is all-vegan and partially raw with some delicious inventive dishes! Everything is extremely healthy, but equally as flavorful.


5. Tibits

Last, but certainly not least, Tibits is an incredible vegan dining experience in London. The atmosphere is hip, trendy, and elegant with a long menu of inventive cocktails and vegan wines. A great venue for a party or even a wedding! The cool part is that the food is buffet-style on a boat in the middle of the restaurant. Everything from vegan onion rings to curries- so much fun and so delicious! I will definitely be visiting Tibits again on my next trip. Thank you to Fat Gay Vegan for inviting me to dinner here and hosting a fun London Vegan Drinks party downstairs!

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