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Vegan in Paris

By Fredrica Syren:

Last week we were in France, in Cannes first, and then took the train to Paris. I must admit I was a bit worried about finding vegan food in France. It was a bit of a struggleIn Cannes, but luckily we always stay in an Airbnb, so we have the option to cook our own food. There are lots of bio stores — organic stores with a wide selection of vegan foods — all over France. However, part of the fun of traveling is eating out occasionally. In Cannes, to my kids’ delight, we did find an ice cream shop that had many vegan sorbet selections. In Paris, however, there are more selections of vegan and other restaurants advertising vegan options.

We ate brunch twice at Le Pain Quotidien, which had lots (and I mean lots) of vegan options including vegan pain au chocolate and cakes. One morning, I ate a vegan brunch plate that included salad, two kinds of hummus, bread, lentil salad and yogurt parfait asa side. My son Noah was happy to find smoothie bowls that he enjoyed. A plus is that staffs are wonderful and friendly and very helpful.

We also ate two times at Indian restaurants because, well, thats usually an easy place to find vegan options. And the fact is we love Indian foodHankBurgersis a vegan restaurant that serves as both a hamburger place and a pizza restaurant. I should say that the Hank burger that we tired is ok but nothing special. It is just a fast-food restaurant, so expectations should be low. The food was warm and cheap, so thatwasa bonus.

Other restaurants that have vegan options are listed below:

Pause BobunVietnamese food

LePorager De Charlotte—French European

About Green Mom

Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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