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Vegan in Paris-- Dare one even ask?

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ckwald Apr 16, 2012 07:30 PM

We have rented an apartment in Paris, partly to have the ability to prepare some of our own food. But my God, not to dine out in Paris because we are Vegans? Not bloody likely! Can any of you folks give us a hand with--if not Vegan restaurants, recommendations for places that serve some Vegan or Vegetarian dishes?

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    lemarais RE: ckwald Apr 16, 2012 08:21 PM

    Plenty of them:

    http://www.happycow.net/europe/france...

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      adandrea RE: ckwald Apr 17, 2012 12:48 AM

      I'm a vegan in Paris who's definitely not starving to death and who eats out regularly without feeling deprived. The City of Light is home to a quite a few vegan/vegan-friendly restaurants--favorites among the tourist crowd seems to be Le Potager du Marais. Loving Hut, and L'As du Fallafel, in particular--but you can also find plenty to keep you sated at "regular" omnivorous restaurants. I recommend Italian places (they're everywhere) for cheeseless pizzas, salad, and wine; Indian restaurants (there are a dozens around the Gare du Nord, especially rue Cail) for cheap and filling thalis and masala dosas; and even standard brasseries for big salads and plates of perfectly cooked frites. Bon courage and have fun!

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        ckwald RE: adandrea Apr 17, 2012 02:37 PM

        Thanks so much -- I'm excited!

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          Rio Yeti RE: adandrea Apr 18, 2012 06:40 AM

          I went once to the Loving Hut... a lot of mock-meats and mock-cheeses... everything pretty bland. Not bad really, but nothing worth mentioning on Chowhound (in my opinion).

          If you're into mock-meats, there is a chinese place which is better than the Loving Hut (which has a lot of asian and indian inspired dishes). They recently moved, here is the website : http://www.tien-hiang.fr/
          They're not vegan though, just vegetarian.

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            Parigi RE: Rio Yeti Apr 18, 2012 06:44 AM

            I second Tien Hiang. Even this carnivore fundamentalist likes it.

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              ckwald RE: Parigi Apr 18, 2012 11:41 AM

              Thanks, folks-- always good to add another possible place to the list, depending on where we are at any given time.

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          Maximilien RE: ckwald Apr 17, 2012 10:50 AM

          Look at that recent article in the "Figaro" (in french) for vegetarian suggestions.

          http://www.lefigaro.fr/sortir-paris/2...

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            ckwald RE: Maximilien Apr 17, 2012 02:38 PM

            Thanks--very kind of you!

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