If there’s one destination where you’re guaranteed to find high-quality and delicious pastries, it’s Paris. However, many classic French pastries are made with copious amounts of butter, eggs, and milk, which can pose a problem for travelers who follow a plant-based diet. If you’re a vegan with plans to visit Paris and you’re worried you’ll have limited options, don’t cancel your trip just yet. Some of the city’s best pastry chefs have taken it upon themselves to create plant-based versions of classic pastries that are just as good as the originals – sans butter. Here are a few.
Located in the 10th arrondissement, this coffee shop offers a wide range of vegan pastries as well as light fare including salads and toast. You’ll find comforting classics such as croissants and eclairs, and for a bit more indulgence, be sure to try one of their specialty cupcakes.
Jo and Nana Cakes
This charming tea room in Le Quartier d’Aligre offers a variety of decadent vegan pastries, including hazelnut mille-feuille, apple galette, and even colorful, mousse-filled macarons. Stop by the store to check out their selection, or make a reservation for afternoon tea.
Comptoir Veggie is a vegan restaurant located a few blocks from Square Trousseau. While they’re known for their delicious savory dishes, their pastry selection does not disappoint. They offer classic French pastries such as tartelettes aux fruits, but we especially love their chocolate madeleines.