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Vegetarian + lactose intolerant in Paris?

elephant_mcgee Mar 2, 2013 09:46 AM

A friend of mine will be visiting me in Paris in a few weeks. She's vegetarian, and in addition lactose intolerant (she can have a tiny amount of dairy occasionally). Any recommendations?

If possible, I'd like a range of types of restaurants and price ranges. We certainly won't be dining at fancy places every day of the week, but we might have the chance to hit one or two, so suggestions are welcome for those as well.

(Bonus question: what should my friend spend her tiny amount of dairy on? For example, if you could only have one bite of one cheese, available in Paris, which would you choose?)

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    lemarais RE: elephant_mcgee Mar 2, 2013 04:04 PM

    The "Vegan" choices will serve dairy-free food.


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      errheaed RE: elephant_mcgee Mar 7, 2013 07:17 AM

      am watching your post as well. Tricky to find vegetarian Restaurant s in Paris

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        lemarais RE: errheaed Mar 7, 2013 08:16 AM

        Not tricky at all. See the link I posted, dozens of choices.

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        Londonlinda RE: elephant_mcgee Mar 8, 2013 04:46 AM

        Cafe Ginger in Rue Jacques Coeur near Bastille is only open a couple of days a week and only at lunch time......but has really good, interesting salads and great quiches.

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          dietndesire RE: elephant_mcgee Mar 8, 2013 10:18 PM

          If only a vegetarian and not vegan and if able to sit in a restaurant that serves non vegetarian dishes, I do not see how this is so much of an issue. I'll assume not a pescatarian but is absolutely any animal related ingredient an issue(say stock)?
          That makes a great difference.
          But I would guess there is couscous at the famous spots and Pierre Gagnaire has a massive veggie tasting. See that spans quite a range, no?

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            Maximilien RE: dietndesire Mar 11, 2013 09:56 AM

            Gagnaire or Passard @ L'Arp├Ęge ?

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              dietndesire RE: Maximilien Mar 11, 2013 08:00 PM

              Passard, yes, you are absolutely correct. Thank you for finding and correcting. My apologies for brain fog. Perhaps I was musing about another post on Gagnaire but that is no excuse.

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