Historically, France has never been vegetarian or vegan friendly. Until now if you visited Paris then an omelette and a look of horror was was as good as you could hope for. Times have changed. So much so that the perennially cool Marais district is now nicknamed Veggietown. Here’s our top three vegan and vegetarian cafés in Paris:

Café Mareva

Our Glowstar model, Fabienne Dobbe, often works in Paris and loves this inspirational Canal St Martin café.

Owner Mareva was working in finance when she discovered that she was dairy intolerant and started making her own food.

The whole of her menu is gluten and dairy free and the signature Italian waffle is made with dairy free parmesan. Fabienne describes the sweet potato avocado waffle as “unforgettable”. It’s thin and crispy, and comes with a  generous amount of avocado, rocket, tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes and a perfectly poached egg.

The sweet waffles are equally worth ordering – gluten free and topped off with a choice of ingredients. We suggest fresh fruit, house made praline, chopped almonds, maple syrup and whipped cream.

To read Fabienne’s full review click here.

Café Pinson

Café Pinson is one of the first and best vegan addresses in Paris. It has a fresh, organic menu, a cosy setting and is in a great location in the Marais.

Café Pinson is known for their signature nourishing bowls. Our Parisian Glowstar Caly’s (AKA @veganfeelsgood) loves the Bol Equilibré .
It’s a “Balanced Bowl” and a combo of brown rice, chickpeas, seaweed tofu, grilled organic vegetables, coriander, purple cabbage and radish with a peanut-tamari dressing.

Everything is home-made, organic and gluten-free and their cuisine is inspired by the principles of naturopathy meaning that they believe in the “Let food by thy medicine” philosophy.

Caly’s tip, don’t miss out on the energy balls!

To read Caly’s full review click here.

Sloe

This new concept store in Paris’ North Marais has fast become the go-to hot spot for health-conscious Parisians. It brings together a gym, Pilates and cross training, plus a shop – with organic skincare – and a café.

In typical French fashion, there are two set menus. The petit dejeuner (breakfast) which is an açai bowl with juice and the set lunch menu – a spring veggie bowl with a smoothie and dessert.

Our Glowstar Fabienne is a fan of Sloe’s açai and describes it as a perfect blend, without too much banana and super-chilled. It comes with toppings like mega-crunchy cinnamon granola made with almonds and hazelnuts, coconut chips, fresh blueberries and raspberries. Our tip, get a a big dollop of creamy peanut butter for the perfect finishing touch. If you’re there at lunch, go for the spring veggie bowl which is packed with red cabbage, stir-fried broccoli, grated carrots with pumpkin seeds, grilled zucchini, beetroot hummus, bean sprouts and egg.

To read Fabienne’s full review click here.

 

 

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