In Paris, it is rare to see large portions of meat on the dinner table. Furthermore, with more and more people taking the extra step in to veganism today, restaurants in Paris are following suit. With an increasing number of spaces that allow us to skip the animal pâté for the evening, vegan restaurant-goers are assured they will continue to enjoy and celebrate life around food.
Aside from the food, the most avant-garde commodity of these vegan hot-spots is the decor. Accordingly, with an animal free gastronomy, one can expect an almost back to basics interior design. Reclaimed wood and restored antique floors presume a meticulously planned rustic domain.
Here are our top three restaurants that do a great job encapsulating the modern Parisian vegan experience.
Is that raw cacao we smell? Welcome to Sol Semilla by the Canal St. Martin, one of the only carriers of true Amazonian and Latin American super foods in Paris. Embrace your inner hippie and feel one with the earth, though you are still just in a restaurant. Earth tones, definitely a trend in organic living spaces, create and transport you to a serene oasis, with simple accents like rustic wood barrels as chairs and colorful textured walls to bounce off your lentil salad. The owner also has a working farm just on the outskirts of the city, making sure your food has reduced food miles to reach your table and improving the vitality of each bite. The sky-blue facade, which is in synchronization with the rest of the alternative neighborhood, will undoubtedly create a feeling of warmth that is now a way of restaurants showcasing that they are in fact “au naturel.”
Continuing with the use of color to create an ambiance, Season’s raw reclaimed wood benches and tables, as well as soft white light immediately embrace you into Nirvana. Yes, every Bobo in town is having an avocado toast here, so it will be bustling. There really is something to be said about bringing the yoga studio decor to lunch. Trust us, you are not going to care that there are loads of people, since all the white color palettes reflecting off the industrial metallics give the two-story space a feeling of clean air and infinite capacity. It isn’t just the feeling; Season, like many companies today, uses fresh plants and non-toxic building materials to advance environmental change. The restaurant also includes the ever so popular communal tables. Just in case you missed summer camp while in Paris.
Check out Season’s Instagram here.
The fanciest of them all is Wild and the Moon, whom Vegan fashion houses such as Stella McCartney tap for a supply of cold-pressed juices during Paris Fashion Week. It is no wonder that every health obsessed, stylish Parisian is cramming into this Marais location to experience all the benefits of juicing and beyond. Described as an urban jungle, the petite but perfect layout includes numerous indoor hanging planters, a craze originally seen in LA to add a geometrical elegance to an otherwise small space. The plant-filled walls complement the white-tiled counter, giving a vintage feel with the tiny squares holding reflections of the otherwise green aura. One appreciates these tiny white tiles instead of a glass option. You will feel far healthier eating your quinoa salad under this decor.
Check out Wild and Moon’s Instagram here.
With companies from around the globe “greenwashing” everything from clothes to furniture, it’s no wonder that there is an inclination to research healthier lifestyles that are, in fact, healthier. In exploring vegan restaurants in Paris, we uncovered their far-reaching latitudes. We have come across truly raw, authentic and always glamorous spots. No greenwashing here! Just simplicity, good food and ambiance. Bon appetit!
Written By Christianne Christensen.