L.A. girl in Paris! I've discovered a few good veggie spots, as well as some great Japanese markets! Definitely check out Le Potager du Marais for vegan options and The Gentle Gourmet for a vegan bed & breakfeast/cooking school!
So good to know there are Paris veggie options! I have been wanting to plan a trip to Paris! The idea of not speaking the language (aside from the 3 years of French I took in high school that is mostly out of my memory now) and trying to order things that keep in line with my veggie lifestyle was a little daunting. Thanks for the tips! I will have to get back to planning my trip... ;)
Hi Kelly, if you are planning a trip to Paris do a happycow.net search for veg restaurants there. I recently did a day trip to Paris and found quite a few options including some strictly vegan restaurants on there. I still took snacking items with me and in the end the only meal we bought over there were falafel pittas from Maoz, of which there are 2 or 3 in Paris. Maoz is sooooo good and dirt cheap so it suited our needs but happycow came up with plenty of restaurants that seemed good and worth trying so I think you will have a good time exploring vegan dining in Paris. Enjoy :)
HappyCow.net is a great resource for finding places to eat out, but I'd also check out some of the Japanese markets (Kioko, my favorite, is located at 46 rue des Petits Champs, Paris 75002) as well as the chain of organic food stores called BioCoop. ("Bio" means organic in France. You can find multiple locations at biocoop.fr).
Kioko has a variety of miso, seaweeds, and umeboshi plums and I think also some soba noodles. I spent about an hour there my first time visiting because everything is in French or Japanese, but it's well-organized. There is also some fresh produce, that I believe included daikon.
BioCoop is a co-op where you can find bread, dry goods, produce, etc. like a regular market, and they also have a pretty well-stocked section of beauty & hygiene products. Today i discovered that they also have umeboshi blums, shoyu, and different seaweeds as well.
As a cautionary note - there are many Japanese restaurants in Paris, as sushi has become something of the rage, but I've heard that most of them are not Japanese-owned and don't really offer much in the way of vegan cuisine. However, I'm sure there are some good ones. I'll post when I find one truly spectacular!
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