According to one vegetarian restaurant site, there are only twenty vegetarian restaurants in Paris. If you are a vegetarian and find yourself staring blankly at the menu, here are a few suggestions:
Crudites. Crudites are often included as starter courses in luncheon menus. Crudites might include sliced tomatoes, grated carrots, diced beets or cucumbers.
At couscous restaurants, you can usually order a vegetarian couscous which includes simmered vegetables in a tomato broth served over cous cous (semolina) sometimes accompanied with raisins and nuts. Many salads include meat or fish.
If you are an egg-eating vegetarian you can try onion tarts or spinach quiche – but the quiche lorraine will have bacon. Here are some sites you might want to check out for the addresses of vegetarian restaurants in Paris:
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We’ve tried Aquarius on Rue Gergovie which is straightforward vegetarian cooking at a reasonable price. The Dietetic Restaurant on Rue Delambre has been at the same location since the 1970s. It’s a good place to stock up on products at the same time.