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Eat Out in Paris: Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten-free

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Guide to the Best Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free Restaurants in Paris 

France has not historically been particularly accommodating to vegetarians, vegans, or those with celiac restrictions, given the prevalence of traditional dishes such as duck confit and the abundance of bakeries on every street corner that are generous with their butter. However, significant transformations are reshaping the culinary landscape in Paris. Nowadays, most establishments have adapted, providing at least a couple of gluten-free and vegetarian main dishes. The question now is, Where are the best places to go for vegans, vegetarians, or gluten-free in Paris?

Here is a list of the local Parisians' favorite vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Paris beyond the conventional side salad or omelet with fries!

What is the difference between vegan and vegetarian?


Definition: A vegetarian is someone who eats beans, pulses, eggs, and other sources of protein but avoids meat, poultry, and seafood. However, there are different vegetarian diets, and individuals may include or exclude certain animal products. For example:

  • Lacto-vegetarian: Excludes meat, poultry, fish, and eggs but includes dairy products.
  • Ovo-vegetarian: Excludes meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products but includes eggs.
  • Lacto-ovo vegetarian: Excludes meat, poultry, and fish but includes both dairy products and eggs.


Definition: A vegan follows a plant-based diet that excludes all animal products, including not only meat, poultry, and seafood but also dairy, eggs, and any other products derived from animals, such as honey. 


Definition: A gluten-free diet excludes the protein gluten, which is found in wheat, barley, rye, and their derivatives. People with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, or wheat allergy typically follow a gluten-free diet to avoid adverse health effects. Gluten-free alternatives include grains like rice, corn, quinoa, gluten-free oats, and various gluten-free flours and products.

Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Paris:

Le Potager du Marais:

Located in the trendy Le Marais neighborhood, this restaurant offers a variety of vegetarian versions of classic French dishes such as crepes and vegetarian cassoulet.

Adresse: 26 Rue Saint-Paul, 75004 Paris

Le Grenier de Notre-Dame:

Situated in the 5th arrondissement of Paris by the left bank of the Seine near Notre-Dame Cathedral, Le Grenier de Notre-Dame has been a staple in the city for years, serving an almost all-organic menu of mixed dishes and a vegan cassoulet.

Adresse : 18 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris

Must-Try Vegan Restaurants in Paris

42 Degrés:

42 Degrés is an upscale raw vegan restaurant 100% plant-based, gluten-free, and with no added sugar, emphasizing organic and locally sourced ingredients to create a unique dining experience.

Adresse: 109 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75009 Paris

Hank Vegan Burger:

A popular choice for vegans, Hank Vegan Burger serves delicious organic plant-based burgers with various toppings and sides. They have multiple locations across the city, such as in Le Marais.

Wild & The Moon:

This health-focused vegan spot offers sustainable and tasty fast food that is 100% vegan, 0% gluten, and 0% chemicals, including a range of cold-pressed juices, smoothie bowls, sandwiches, salads, and plant-based desserts. It's perfect for a quick and nutritious meal. They have multiple locations across the city.

Best fine dining vegetarian restaurants in Paris:


Arpège is a renowned Michelin three-star restaurant led by chef Alain Passard. Arpège is known for its innovative and vegetable-focused cuisine, with many ingredients sourced from the chef's gardens. You will discover its flavorful 100% vegetable menu.

Adresse: 84 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France

Top gluten-free bakeries in Paris:

Helmut Newcake:

Helmut Newcake is a gluten-free bakery in the 10th arrondissement, famous for its delicious 100% gluten-free pastries, cakes, bread, and daily specials (lactose-free or vegetarian).

Adresse: 30 Avenue de Friedland, 75008 Paris

Boulangerie Chambelland Oberkampf:

Located in the trendy Oberkampf neighborhood in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, this organic, gluten-free bakery and tea house offers a variety of natural sourdough bread, gluten-free cereals, and organic raw materials.

Adresse: 14 Rue Ternaux, 75011 Paris


This restaurant serves gluten-free dishes, pastries, and desserts in a contemporary Scandinavian setting.

Adresse: 69 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris

Yummy and Guiltfree:

Located in the fashionable Le Marais neighborhood in the 4th arrondissement, this gluten-free waffle shop proposes fresh and 100% gluten-free waffles and naturally lactose-free, made with rice flour, rice milk, and unrefined brown sugar. 

Adresse: 3 Rue du Temple, 75004 Paris

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