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Best vegan eats in Paris 2024: Bakeries, restaurants and supermarkets in the French capital

Simon Calder’s Travel

Ah, Paris! Within its world-renowned culinary scene, locally produced cheeses, wines and meats are about as ubiquitous as the Eiffel Tower trinkets the street vendors are selling.

Walk along any rue and you’ll see dishes featuring French staples like brown butter, coq au vin and escargots. Red wine is served alongside, of course. And maybe a cigarette to finish everything off. But what’s on offer for those, like myself, who follow a vegan, orvégétalienne, diet?

After eight years as a vegan and researching the hell out of every chosen city I visit for where I’m going to eat, I’ll admit I was a bit nervous about journeying to the home of fromage.

But I was pleasantly surprised; my trip took me to quaint boulangeries offering a wide array of vegan-friendly baked goods, a high-end restaurant with innovative dishes, and my apartment’s kitchen to eat a plant-based burger after a particularly tiring day in the city, among other gorgeous spots.

Here’s where you should check out.

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Aujourd’hui Demain

Best for: Chill weekend brunch vibes

Head for brunch at Aujourd’hui Demain
Head for brunch at Aujourd’hui Demain (Adrianne Webster)

Location: 42 Rue du Chemin Vert, 11th arrondissement

A bakery slash cafe slash vegan clothing and food shop, Aujourd’hui Demain is just a five-minute walk from nearby Saint-Ambroise metro station and offers a laidback brunch or lunch scene with portions that’ll keep you full all day.

Situated in the Bastille area in the 11th arrondissement, the 100 per cent vegan eatery offers delights like fish and peas (battered tofu with peas and fries), a ‘cheddar’ burger, ramen, truffle mac and ‘cheese’… the list goes on. But as well as quantity, the quality’s there, too; the dishes were presented beautifully and the flavours were well-balanced.

I went for the quesadilla (not very French, but c’est la vie!), filled with vegan chilli and topped with herby chimichurri and a creme fraiche/sour cream concoction that finished it all off perfectly, alongside a tasty side salad.

We sat streetside to take in some Sunday morning people-watching, but inside you’ll find vegan-friendly bakery items, like the usual croissants and pain au chocolat, plus cakes that you can pre-order.

There’s a whole fashion shopping section too featuring vegan-friendly brands such as Matt + Nat, and a vegan mini-supermarket with pantry items,…

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