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22 vegan and vegetarian places to eat in France

PUBLISHED: 12:02 06 September 2018 | UPDATED: 12:25 06 September 2018

There's more exciting vegan food than you might think (c) Kesu01 / Getty Images

There's more exciting vegan food than you might think (c) Kesu01 / Getty Images

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Want to eat vegan in France? Check out these 22 cafés, coffee shops and restaurants.

France is not normally known for its vegan and vegetarian food, more often thought of as a nation of meat and cheese lovers. But there is a change in the air and more vegan friendly places are appearing across the country. With menus including juices, raw dishes, incredible desserts, fast food and hearty dinners, vegan dining offers more choice than you might think. Take a look at our list (alphabetically by town) of 22 café’s and restaurants for vegans in France:

Annecy

Those with a sweet–tooth can head to Granny Smith, a café with a fantastic range of vegan cakes and desserts. The lunch menu changes daily and is mostly made up of raw dishes and juices.

Antibes

Californian cuisine and casual dining in the heart of Antibes’ Old Town, that is what Graze promises. The 100% plant-based menu has a range of offerings including Mexican, noodle, and southern USA dishes as well as curries. Graze also has a range of smoothies and juices.

Arles

Les Baux Jus has a philosophy of well-being and happy health. The beautiful Provençal café serves raw plant-based dishes and juices and is also connected to an aromatherapy boutique.

Arras

Mezzaluna Arras serves Mediterranean cuisine and original dishes inspired by the colours and flavours of ancient traditions. It is 100% plant-based.

Béziers

Grrr Food is a small vegan cafe in Sérignan market hall (near Béziers) where food is served on a terrace or to take away. The open days vary as does the menu, but you are likely to find vegan bowls and verrines, somosas, tartes and galettes, and whatever you choose will be beautifully presented.

Bordeaux

Rest’O’s menu offers only one carefully considered dish a day (lunch or dinner). It is beautifully presented vegetarian fine dining. Meals are vegetarian or vegan and are 100% organic, hence the ‘O’, and mostly gluten-free.

Smart Green Corner has a meat-free buffet of salads, casseroles, juices and desserts with vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. It also serves tea, coffee and alcohol.

Lyon

Against the Grain is a no frills vegan tea room and café, open for brunch, lunch, tea, cake and patisserie.

Falafel addicts head to Yaafa. The menu is all about the falafel with six falafel recipes on offer (five permanent and one seasonal). Yaafa falafels are also available for delivery through deliveroo.

Marseille

Green Love is a café with a changeable daily menu serving brunch, lunch or dinner (depending on the day). Food is 100% homemade and vegan. The café also has a small grocery store with vegan products that can be otherwise difficult to find in Marseille.

Pay depending on the weight of your plate at La Table à l’’Envers’s hot and cold buffet. The restaurant offers vegan cuisine using locally sourced organic produce, to eat in or take-away.

Metz

Based on the principles of la naturopathie (holistic medicine), Chez Valentine serves food that is organic, plant-based and local. Open Tuesday to Saturday 11am – 15pm for lunch, there is a small restaurant and the option to take-away. The menu changes everyday and all food and juices are prepared and packaged in the morning, so availability is limited. Chez Valentine also runs workshops on cooking and naturopathie.

Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and diner. Délices Veggies serves vegan burgers, chili without carne, vegetable stew, vegan wraps and vegan icecream to eat in or takeaway. It also offers after-work meditation sessions.

Nantes

Green Addict specialises in cold pressed juices, filled with antioxidants, enzymes, minerals and vitamins. It also offers vegan bowls, and cakes.

Totum Cantine Bio is 100% Organic, Vegan and Gluten Free, with a menu that changes weekly. Options may include vegan version of classic French dishes such as Tian provençal, as well as easy favourites such as burgers.

Nice

A great place to go for a vegan burger is CAJU cantine and juicerie. Superfoods are strong on the menu and the café is also a good place meet friends for a coffee or a matcha tea.

Owners, Coralie and Ben, are both vegetarian and thus offer an entirely vegetarian and mostly vegan menu, focused on healthy eating. Paper Plane opens during the day, serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and a selection of juices.

Paris

Vegan coffee shop Cloud Cakes has a range of vegan cakes and cupcakes that you can eat in single servings with your coffee, or order in bulk for parties.

International chain restaurant, Loving Hut, is dedicated to promoting a vegan diet. The Paris menu includes; crêpe, quiche, stir-fry, pho soup, and burgers.

Strasbourg

The menu at Velicious changes with the seasons and is entirely plant based. It has a range of salads, soups wraps, oven dishes, ‘cheese’ plates and desserts. Velocious uses mostly organic and local products.

Toulouse

Organic, vegan, raw and gluten free, Douceurs Vegetales aims to ‘leave your body and mind feeling full of health and vigor’. It is open Monday to Friday daytime, Thursday to Friday evening, and Sunday for brunch.

Invita opened originally as a takeaway but expanded to a restaurant to meet demand. It is 100% vegan and gluten free. The menu includes burger, falafel, lasagne, pizza and quiche.

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