Did you think veganism was simply a California or New York affair? Think again. Paris has dozens of places to eat delicious, meatless dishes. Veganism also has it’s roots in traditional African cuisine! As THE expert guide to African culture in Paris, we have chosen the best places so that you can enjoy different African flavors, vegan style. Now that we are no longer quarantined, the fun begins!
Named after the Malian and French capitals, Paris-Bamako is a chic Afro canteen lively with culture. Here you’ll find delicious renditions of original African dishes that will have you licking the plate clean! On the Menu: – Yassa: a tart lemon, mustard and onion sauce served with rice – Mafé: a delicious peanut sauce served with rice – Alloco: fried plantain – Two vegan bowls 40 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud 75011 & 14 Rue de la Fidélité, 75010
Osé African Cuisine
We love this restaurant’s concept of customizable Afro street food. A little history lesson: Osé means “pepper” in the Igbo language of Nigeria. Both restaurants by this brand offer completely “build-it-yourself” meals and all sauces are vegan!
If you’ve never tasted Ethiopian cuisine- now is the time. Easily recognizable by its arrangement on the plate (lots of stews on a large piece of Injera bread), Ethiopian cuisine is a gastronomic experience. We love Godjo because they have a separate vegan / vegetarian menu and a discovery dish that offers you a little bit of each recipe.
8 Rue de l’École Polytechnique, 75005
In Wolof, a language spoken in Senegal, Gambia and Mauritania, Niebé means “bean.” It’s the perfect name for a restaurant that offers a mix of contemporary Brazilian and African cuisine (beans are a huge part of Brazilian cuisine). On the menu you can find a variety of vegan options, to name a few:
- Feijoada: a brazilian dish made from black beans
- Mafé: a peanut based sauce
- Tofu filet
- Lemon tart
Kuti is a pop-up restaurant that offers “new African cuisine”. Self-described as bright, uninhibited and funky, each weekend Kuti offers an Afro-vegetarian brunch. The menu is a composed soup or velouté, a pancake (ask without an egg), a vegan bowl and a dessert. Don’t forget to try the kola nut latte made with rice milk! On the menu:
- Soup: carrot, plantain, cashew nut
- Pancakes: ask without egg*
- Bowl: sweet potato, cassava, okra, tomato-sauce and peanuts
- Fonio: a West-African millet, served with coconut milk and mango
- Kola Latte: rice milk, agave, and kola nut
La Table Metis offers you a true culinary experience in a warm, pleasant and refined environment. The vegan options are plentiful On the menu: – Gumbo/Okra – Mafé: consistent peanut sauce -Yassa: mustard and onion sauce – Discovery dish of vegan aperos: fauxmage (vegan cheese), plantain and vegetables 40 Rue des Boulets, 75011
Jah Jah is a 100% vegan and Ital restaurant. “Ital” comes from the Jamaican rastafari tradition and is a diet that promotes health and energy. The name comes from the word “vital” without the “v”. The emphasis on “I” (“me” in English signifies the speaker’s unity with all of nature.
LeDiez by Amzo
LeDiez is a small Senegalese restaurant hidden in the 20th arrondissement. The menu is short and simple: – Mafé: a thick and hearty peanut-based sauce – Thieb: stewed vegetables with flavoured red rice – Alloco: fried plantain
108 rue de bagnolet, 75020
New Soul Food is an “Afropean” concept- all their food is based on a fusion theme, blending together different elements. On the menu: – Attieke afropean: cassava couscous – Plantain – Corn on the cob and grilled okra 177 Quai de Valmy, 75010
Waly Fay is a small Senegalese restaurant in the 11th district. Known for its cozy atmosphere and delicious dishes, it is the ideal place for a refined culinary experience. On the menu: – Alloco: friend plantain – Mafé: a thick and hearty peanut-based sauce – Miondo: Cassava sticks 6 Rue Godefroy Cavaignac, 75011