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Vegetarian in Paris?

FOTOgrlNic May 13, 2007 09:57 AM

My fiance and I are travelling to Paris for our honeymoon. He is vegetarian, I am not. Can anyone recommend any places that offer vegetarian (he is not vegan, and no indian food please) options or only vegetarian cuisine? Preferably inexpensive as possible. We are staying in the 5th. I really appreciate any advice!! Merci Beaucoup!

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    Dodo RE: FOTOgrlNic May 13, 2007 11:58 AM

    Unfortunately, I don't have a first-hand recommendation, but these web pages may help you to find some places:


    Other than that, you can always order composed salads, omelettes, quiches, etc. at any café.
    Your husband can also order two (vegetarian) starters and a dessert, while you are taking the 'regular' three course meal in lots of places. Just ask.
    At Italian restos, it will be a little easier with the pasta and pizza dishes.

    Some recommendations can be found here:

    You can also do a search for more by putting 'vegetarian' into the search box here.

    1. Beach Chick RE: FOTOgrlNic May 13, 2007 12:25 PM

      We had an incredible lunch in the Marais (4th) on the way to the Picasso Musuem and it was called Le Potager (sp)..very good and its not all vegan but very close and we were very impressed with the quality of the food and the prices.
      Have a wonderful honeymoon in Paris!

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        FOTOgrlNic RE: Beach Chick May 14, 2007 03:54 PM

        Thank you both so much for your advice! I wil be sure to look into both posts and reply after the trip!! :) Also, thanks for the well wishes! :)

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        Ela0427 RE: FOTOgrlNic May 14, 2007 04:03 PM

        Restaurant Le SOuffle in 1st had some tasty looking mushroom suffles.

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          happenstance RE: FOTOgrlNic May 14, 2007 11:18 PM

          Hello, I am a vegetarian and have some good advice. La Potager du Marais is wonderful as BeachChick said. So is a place called aquarius way out in the 15th. For a splurge go eat the green menu at Maceo. It is divine (and you can eat the non-veg menu if you choose). if you want to REALLLY splurge, call L'Aperge and see if they are still doing their green menu. It is supposed to be divine (but tres tres cher). There is lots of good Lebanese food and falafels to be had as well. Also, you can always find quiches, omlettes, salads, sandwiches and pasta at most bistros and crepes stands everywhere. Finally, if you don't see something on the menu, ask the restaurant. I have found 99 percent of them happy to come up with something if it is not on the menu. Have fun and happy honeymoon.

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            FOTOgrlNic RE: happenstance May 15, 2007 10:14 AM

            Thanks! Can you be a bit more specific in terms of what is on these green menus? What are your favorites?

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              happenstance RE: FOTOgrlNic May 15, 2007 11:08 PM

              Maceo is great.I don't think Aperge is doing it anymore (based on their web site). But if you look at Maceo's web site (http://www. maceorestaurant.com) and look at the green menu and regular menu you can get a good idea. When are you going? WIth so much good veggies and fruit in season right now I am betting many chefs will be featuring them. And for purely veg fare you can't go wrong with Le Potager du Marais or Aquarius. Those are my two favorite all veg places.

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            Veruka RE: FOTOgrlNic May 24, 2007 11:52 AM

            Your question is very timely! My boyfriend (vegetarian) and I (not) were just in Paris during the first week of May and we were also staying in the 5th. I was just coming to the site to post a review of a great veg place that we found right around the corner from our hotel! It's called Le Grenier de Notre-Dame and I will use that name for the title of my post.

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              Dodo RE: Veruka May 29, 2007 08:31 AM

              You should have a look into the Lebanese restos 'Noura'. We just had a wonderful dinner there. Very good vegetarian options. The desserts, however, are somewhat too sweet for our taste. They do have different places in the city. The one on Blvd. Montparnasse (M°: Vavin) has a wonderful hidden garden. For exact locations, check the web site.

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                jpcat RE: Dodo May 30, 2007 08:43 AM

                Another recommendation is Fish la Boissonnerie on 69 Rue de Seine in the 6th. Was there on Sunday - my husband had fish and they offered me delicious veggie pasta. Sit at the bar if you can and chat with Ollie the bartender and all the regulars who stop by. It fills up fast, so you might want to make a reservation: 01 43 54 34 69.

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