Where to find the best places in France for veg­e­tar­ian and ve­gan dining

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ANGERS Le Vélo Bar

69 Rue Bres­signy 49100 Angers Tel: (Fr) 2 41 86 35 94 lev­el­o­ Ideal for any­one cy­cling the Loire à Vélo bike route, this or­ganic café of­fers healthy food as well as a bike re­pair ser­vice.

AVI­GNON Chic Planète

45 Rue Carnot 84000 Avi­gnon Veg­e­tar­ian café that can adapt menus for ve­g­ans. Opens for week­day lunches with a range of sal­ads, lasagnes, veg­gie burg­ers, soups and cakes.

BEAUNE Jardin d’alice

6 Boule­vard Jules Ferry 21200 Beaune Tel: (Fr) 3 80 21 91 32 Lo­cal veg­e­tar­ian restau­rant serv­ing sim­ple, freshly made food in a friendly en­vi­ron­ment.

BORDEAUX Cac­tus Gen­eral Store

92 Rue Notre-dame 33000 Bordeaux Tel: (Fr) 6 86 81 57 27 Ve­gan cof­fee shop and canteen in the Chartrons dis­trict; there is also an épicerie and gift shop.

Greedy 62-64 Rue du Hâ 33000 Bordeaux Tel: (Fr) 5 35 38 41 18 De­li­cious veg­e­tar­ian burg­ers, smooth­ies and wines. CHAR­ENTE Cuit+cru Fu­sion Cui­sine

1 Rue de l’europe 16170 Genac Tel: (Fr) 6 23 45 11 91 This restau­rant, 30 min­utes north-west of An­goulême, spe­cialises in raw, veg­e­tar­ian and ve­gan cui­sine, served on a shaded terrace.

Un­der the Lime Tree

Font­faix-le-haut 16260 Celle­frouin Tel: (Fr) 5 45 84 91 79 un­der­the­lime­ Ru­ral B&B that has been run­ning a ‘pop-up’ restau­rant for non-guests for the past decade.

HAUTE-VI­ENNE The Hid­den Veg­gie Bistro

5 Al­lée de Lat­terie 87310 Saint-lau­rentsur-gorre Tel: (Fr) 5 55 09 32 18 hid­den­veg­giebistro. wee­ Lo­cal favourite in the ham­let of Lat­terie, south-west of Limoges.


3 Rue Ra­s­pail 84800 L’isle-sur-la-sorgue Tel: (Fr) 7 68 97 68 71 New 100 per cent ve­gan juice bar, canteen and épicerie in the Provençal an­tiques cap­i­tal.

LILLE Happy F’eat

106 Rue de l’hôpital Militaire 59000 Lille Tel: (Fr) 3 28 14 18 59 Home-made veg­e­tar­ian and ve­gan food that is also gluten-free.

MON­TAUBAN Na­mas­thé

56 Rue de la République 82000 Mon­tauban Tel: (Fr) 5 63 66 37 71 Un­der­stated veg­e­tar­ian restau­rant and café that has built up a strong lo­cal fol­low­ing in the Tarn-etGaronne cap­i­tal.

NICE Ve­gan Go­rilla

7 Rue du Ly­cée 06000 Nice Tel: (Fr) 4 93 81 32 98 Pi­o­neer­ing ve­gan restau­rant run by Maître Res­tau­ra­teur Willy Ber­ton.

PARIS Wild & the Moon

55 Rue Char­lot 75003 Paris Tel: (Fr) 1 86 95 40 46 wildandthe­ Café serv­ing gluten-free ve­gan juices and smooth­ies.

Le Potager du Marais

24 Rue Ram­buteau Tel: (Fr) 1 57 40 98 57 75003 Paris lep­otager­du­ A main­stay on the Paris scene since 2003, this restau­rant serves French cui­sine ve­gan-style.

Jah Jah by Le Tri­cy­cle

11 Rue des Petites Écuries 75010 Paris Tel: (Fr) 6 26 03 05 43 Hot Afro-ve­gan restau­rant run by the peo­ple be­hind Le Tri­cy­cle, a veg­e­tar­ian hot-dog shop on wheels.

PÉRIGUEUX Restau­rant Izba

11 Cours Fénelon 24000 Périgueux Tel: (Fr) 5 53 09 37 51 All the veg­e­tar­ian food here is or­ganic, and there is al­ways at least one ve­gan and one gluten-free option.


13 Rue Saint An­gel 82140 Saint-antoninNoble-val Tel: (Fr) 5 63 65 60 06 Com­mu­nity café run by Natalie Lynch at Le Che­val Blanc B&B in con­junc­tion with lo­cal arts or­gan­i­sa­tion Bazart in the Avey­ron Gorge area of Tarn-et-garonne.

TOULOUSE La Faim des Hari­cots

Three branches in the Toulouse area serve good-value, buf­fet-style food. See lafaimdes hari­ for ad­dresses.


Hap­py­cow (hap­py­ is the go-to guide the world over. Ve­g­ans should also check out the French Ve­goresto site (ve­ Slowly Veg­gie is France’s lead­ing veg­e­tar­ian and ve­gan mag­a­zine.

ABOVE: Serv­ing passers-by at the Bazart café in Saint-an­tonin-no­ble-val

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