Vegan MoFo: Paris

We spent most of our France vacation in the south of France, in Aquitaine to be precise, but we also made a trip to Paris. We took the train from Dresden to Frankfurt and from there to Paris, where we stayed two nights.

I don’t have to tell you that Paris is beautiful, you probably all know that. Our visit there was way too short! We didn’t make it into any museums, but we walked around and had a look at some of the most famous places and buildings.

On our first evening, we went to see the Eiffel Tower, which is impressive both at night and day.

The Eiffel Tower at sunset
And from the river Seine.

For dinner we had a falafel at Maoz, in the Rue Xavier Privas. The falafel was awesome, but unfortunately I didn’t take a picture. After we’d finished, we walked to Notre Dame, which was very close and admired Paris at night.

Moon over Paris
Street lights at Notre Dame

We started the other day with a walk to Montmartre. It was a very cold but also sunny day as we climbed the stairs up to the basilique Sacré-Cœur.

The secret stairs to Sacré-Cœur. Nobody else was there.
Enjoying the beautiful view
Sacré Cœur - front view
And from the back

We had a coffee at the Cafe des deux molins, which you might recognize as the place where Amélie worked in the movie Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain.:

There are lots of pictures of Amélie.

The cafe was fun. From time to time some young tourists (and Amélie fans) stormed in, but most of the guest seemed to be from the neighbourhood.

And we made a sightseeing tour on a boat, which Shellyfish had recommended. And she was right, it gave us an awesome overview of Paris!

The Louvre
The Seine
Notre Dame

We ate lots of stuff from the grocery store: fresh baguettes, tabouleh, and soy yoghurts.I have to admit that when on vacation, I don’t care much about food. Mind you, this doesn’t mean I eat non-vegan food. It only means, most of the time we grab some stuff from a grocery store, sit on a bench, munch on our food, and enjoy the surroundings.

For lunch we went to Loving Hut, which is a vegan fast food chain. We went to their restaurant on the boulevard Beaumarchais. On their menu we found a mix of Asian and European dishes. The staff was very friendly and as soon as they realized how poor our French was, they gave us an English menu. P. had the soupe pho (vegan pho soup) and I chose the crêpes aux champignons & salade composée (savoury crêpes filled with champignons in cream sauce and a salad).

Soupe pho, 9.50 €

The soup came with two kinds of faux meat: seitan and tofu, and with additional soy bean sprouts, Thai basil, and a lime. P. liked it a lot.

My crêpe was delicious as well. It was filled with mushrooms and the same faux meats:

Mushroom filled crêpes with salad, 11.50€

All in all, the Loving Hut is a nice restaurant with reasonable prices and very friendly staff. Paris has some other vegetarian and vegan options which we’d like to try out another time. If your budget is tight, you can find great vegan options in any supermarket: lots of tabouleh salads, soy patties, soups, baguettes, soy yoghurts and lots more.

I am really sad we only spent two days in Paris. Unfortunately I won’t have time to be at the vegan day in Paris at the end of the month, but I will return for sure.

39 Comments

  • 7 years ago

    Beautiful photos of Paris! The food looks delicious too! Glad to hear you had such a lovely time there!!

  • 7 years ago

    I love French supermarkets! So many delicious soy yoghurts, burgers etc to choose from :)

    Your pictures look great – I’m glad you enjoyed your holiday! I’ve been to Paris twice, but both were very short trips so I’d love to go again one day and see more of the city.

  • Beautiful photos. Thanks for giving me a chance to relive my visits to Paris (it’s been 9 years since I’ve been). I wasn’t a vegetarian when I was last there, so it’s good to know there are plenty of options now, because I do plan to go back sometime.

  • 7 years ago

    You take such lovely pictures, Mihl! I’m embarrassed to admit that instead of the historical places I was most excited to see the picture of Cafe des deux molins because I love Amelie! :P

  • artichokaholic
    7 years ago

    That was so lovely — almost feel like I’ve had a little visit there myself, now. THANKS!

  • 7 years ago

    Such gorgeous photos, Mihl! And that crepe looks absolutely divine!

  • The pics are just beautiful! I´ve been to Paris this May and can totally agree with you about the supermarkets – I didn´t eat out a single time, just went into the supermarket and grabbed a prepared bulgur salad etc. so fresh andd yummy. But on my next trip in spring I will definitely try out the Loving Hut! Thanks for the hint :)

    have a lovely wednesday
    xoxo Mel

  • 7 years ago

    Gorgeous pictures of Paris! I love Maoz–their falafel is the best. But that crepe looks divine!

  • 7 years ago

    Beautiful photos – sounds like you had a really good time! I feel so silly that I never visited Paris when my sister lived there: I was so busy with university that year, but now that I think of it, I should have found at least one weekend to go. Oh well, I hope I’ll get the chance to visit soon! :) The food looks great as well.

  • 7 years ago

    I can’t wait to go to Paris! I’ll definitely be taking a boat tour – it looks like a great way to see the sights.

  • 7 years ago

    I don’t live that far from Paris but I’ve never really visited the city. Can you believe that? I’ve been passing by, a few times already. I have seen the Tower, in 5 minutes, between two train rides. Last years I had the excuse that’s to hard for a vegan in France: I would be starving :-). But hey, you changed my mind. I should go someday and take my time for Paris.

  • 7 years ago

    Gorgeous photos! That mushroom crepe looks killer. I feel the same on vacation… sitting on a bench with some bread is usually enough with all the food for your eyes.

  • 7 years ago

    Beautiful photos! And what fun to be in Amelie’s cafe! (I must watch that again…)
    I was interested that you were able to get such good vegan food in Paris and that there are other vegan options. I’d always thought of France as being unrepentently meaty! Glad you had such a good holiday. :)

  • 7 years ago

    Beautiful reacap! Next time we’ll go together! The boys can play video games or something!

  • 7 years ago

    I love the photo of the Eiffel tower in the day time!!! Glad you had a great vacation!

  • veganhomemade
    7 years ago

    Beautiful photos! The one with the moon could be a postcard.

  • 7 years ago

    Such spectacular photos. I’ve never been to Paris and it sounds beautiful and exciting. It’s funny that you ate in two places that I’ve eaten in here. We love Maoz in South Florida, and Loving Hut in Seattle is a place we enjoy a lot.

  • 7 years ago

    i love paris – especially montmatre! some great pics- hope it was fun!

  • 7 years ago

    I hear you, I wish I was going to be in Paris for vegan day. I’m sure that one day I’ll make it Paris. Your photos are so so lovely mihl.

  • 7 years ago

    Your photos are gorgeous, especially the one of the Eiffel Tower with the clouds overhead.

    And I did that boat tour, it was great for photos. And I had no idea there was a Loving Hut in Paris!!

  • 7 years ago

    Looks wonderful. If you ever get down to the South of France there is a wonderful vegan friendly Thai restaurant in Antibes.

  • 7 years ago

    Paris is beautiful…I visited many years ago, and it really does meet up to all expectations. Looks like you found some really good food there too!

  • lazysmurf
    7 years ago

    I was already thinking of Amélie before you even mentioned it! Probably cause I just watched it like last week.

  • kirsten
    7 years ago

    Great photos! I love Paris…the Notre Dame was my favorite :)

  • 7 years ago

    I love Paris. And I love the Loving Hut! They have yummy stuff.

  • 7 years ago

    What a beautiful post!! Oh my gosh I loved Amelie so much, I saw it in the theater 3 times. I’d LOVE to visit her “work”! Looks like you’re having a great time. Keep those gorgeous pics coming!!

  • 7 years ago

    I haven’t been to France since going vegan, but I’ve been wanting to back. Good to see the options! I love your pictures too.

  • 7 years ago

    Gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing them I felt as if I was in France. Hope to get there again soon.

  • 7 years ago

    I will be stowing away in your bags on your next trip. The photos are gorgeous. That one of the Eiffel Tower from a distance is great. It’s so rarely shown that way.

  • 7 years ago

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! I might be visiting Paris next year for the first time, so this is an especially exciting post for me :)

  • 7 years ago

    GORGEOUS photos!!! I want to be there!!!

  • 7 years ago

    Fantastic photos. Paris has such beautiful architecture and sights. Oh how I hope to go one day.

  • 7 years ago

    You went to Amelie’s cafe??? How wonderful!

  • 7 years ago

    How lovely! I’ve never been to Paris, but I’d love to go someday.

  • 7 years ago

    Beautiful photos! It looks like it was a wonderful trip.

  • 7 years ago

    Ah Paris – went there 20 years ago and have such fond memories. I have to go back soon.

  • 7 years ago

    Loving Hut in Paris? The Supreme Master is truly taking over the world.

    • 7 years ago

      Yeah, that’s what I thought :D

  • 7 years ago

    Oh my goodness! It’s all so beautiful!

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