While France is known for having some of the best food in the world, it can seem to a visiting vegetarian that there is not much to eat in Paris! Fear not, if you are a Vegetarian, or you just want to add some greens to your diet of Steak Frites and Paté, then look no further than our guide to the best Vegetarian friendly restaurants in Paris.
Shakespeare and Company Café with Bob’s Bake Shop
The Shakespeare and Company Café has teamed up with Bob’s Bake Shop to offer delicious cakes, sandwiches and bagels, with lots of choice for vegetarians and vegans alike. Find a good book next door at Shakespeare and Company's famous book store and settle in for a luxurious lunch lost in a good book. Or take your sandwich to go for a picnic on the banks of the Seine River just across the street. Bonus – the view from the terrace is out of this world, with Notre Dame's stunning architecture as the focal point!
Address: 37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris. Metro Saint Michel.
Located in the heart of the Marais, Café Pinson offers fresh, home made meals with several vegetarian and vegan options. Make sure to save space for dessert; they also have delicious cakes, puddings and crumbles that are truly worth the indulgence!
Address: 6 Rue du Forez, 75003 Paris. Metro Filles du Calvaire.
Set near the romantic Saint Martin Canal, Holybelly is a favorite for Americans in Paris. From their friendly English speaking staff to the familiar comfort food, Holybelly is the perfect spot for a delicious lunch with friends or a lazy Sunday brunch. Vegetarian favorites are the Roasted Squash with quinoa, cashew nuts and fresh goats cheese and the build your own Eggs and Sides breakfast.
Address: 19 Rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010 Paris. Metro Jacques Bonsergent.
Modeled after its sister restaurant in Australia, Hardware Société offers a gourmet twist on classic Melbourne café fare right at the foot of Sacré Coeur. From Pain Perdu to Roasted Mushrooms with truffled ricotta and 64 degree eggs, there is something delicious for everyone, including vegetarians! For an extra treat, take a coffee and pastry to go and enjoy breakfast al fresco in front of Sacré Coeur.
Address: 10 Rue Lamarck, 75018 Paris. Metro Anvers, Château Rouge, or Abbesses.
Le Ruisseau Burger Joint
Gourmet burgers are very trendy in Paris, so creative menus aren’t hard to find. Le Ruisseau Burger Joint, near the Pompidou Centre, sets themselves apart by offering the option to swap out every burger on their menu with a veggie patty. Perfect for a fun lunch before exploring the fashionable Marais area!
Address: 22 Rue Rambuteau, 75003 Paris. Metro Rambuteau.
If you are looking for something a little more exotic then look no further than the stunning Indian restaurant Desi Road. The menu offers many choices for vegetarians and carnivores alike, none better than the “Thalis” assortment platter which includes two curries, a dhal, a cooling yogurt dish, rice, naan bread and a dessert. Located near the Seine River on the Left Bank, it is easy to find and offers a lovely spot for an after dinner walk along the Quai.
Address: 14 Rue Dauphine, 75006 Paris. Metro Saint Michel or Pont Neuf.