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The Best French Gastronomy at Home and Away – Bon Appétit!

5 Lorette, 9th

Recommended by style bible Vogue no less (albeit more for the super-healthy credentials than the veggie ones), 5 Lorette has created quite a stir since opening at the start of this year. With its rows of exposed light-bulbs, pale wooden tables and feature ‘sea-blue’ wall, this cute little canteen has proved a hit with hip Parisians, but also with discerning foodies too.

Open for lunch from Tuesday to Saturday and dinner from Thursday to Saturday, it offers a delectable range of top-notch fare – think organic, gluten-free super-foods rustled up into a mouth-watering mix of mostly vegan plates of goodness.

La Crudivore

To give just one example, we tried La Crudivore starring spring rolls, miso sauce, raw vegetables, dehydrated vegetable crisps, green salad and raw seaweed caviar.

Alongside, the range of juices is so good that you could probably live on those alone. Everything is beautifully presented on the 5 Lorette’s signature china with its pretty geometric patterns; style and substance.

While You’re There: Head around the corner to Rue des Martyrs, one of the city’s famous foodie spots, for everything from creative confitures and fine cheeses to top-quality chocolate.

Hank Vegan Burger, 3rdhank-vegan-burger

The humble burger has enjoyed a renaissance of late and, when it comes to the veggie variety, Hank (standing for ‘Have A Nice Karma’) is among the best in Paris. With a fresh sesame bun, melted vegan cheese, tasty tomatoes, red onions, pickles and salad as standard, the moreish organic vegan steaks also come with a choice of four sauces – mustard with alfalfa; smoked barbecue with peppers; coriander with tortilla chips; or tomato and basil with black olives.

Hank has recently been extended, with a new upstairs floor designed in a charming, shabby-chic style, so you no longer have to wolf down your food in the tiny, draughty space by the main door. It looks as if the brand could be a burgeoning business empire – it opened a vegan pizza place this summer in nearby Rue des Gravilliers.

While You’re There: Head to the nearby Musée Picasso, devoted to the Spanish artist, who spent much of his life in Paris.

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