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When it comes to French cuisine, many people immediately think of rich buttery croissants and hearty beef bourguignon. However, in recent years, there has been a growing trend towards vegan and vegetarian diets in France, with more and more restaurants and cafes catering to plant-based eaters. One of the best ways to explore this trend is through Paris Food Tours, which provides guided tours that take visitors on a culinary journey through the city's neighbourhoods.

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Vegan and Vegetarian Food Tours in France

Vegan and Vegetarian Food Tours is one of the most popular ways in the city to discover this type of cuisine – areas to visit are the charming neighborhood of Le Marais, where visitors can try vegan pastries, gluten-free bagels, and vegan coffee.  Another lively area is the Canal Saint-Martin, where visitors can enjoy plant-based burgers, vegan Vietnamese dishes, and a variety of vegan desserts. Or how about the vibrant neighbourhood of Belleville, which is known for its multicultural food scene and innovative vegan cuisine.

France has become increasingly vegan and vegetarian-friendly. In recent years, there has been a surge in plant-based eateries across the country, with cities like Lyon, Bordeaux, and Nice leading the way.

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According to a report by Happy Cow, a popular online directory of vegan and vegetarian restaurants, France has seen a 50% increase in vegan restaurants in the past year alone. This has led to a boom in vegan and vegetarian food businesses, with new start-ups launching every year.

One of the most innovative companies is Les Nouveaux Affineurs, which offers a range of vegan cheeses made from nuts and seeds. The company's cheeses have become so popular that they are now available in some of the top restaurants in Paris, including the Michelin-starred restaurant L'Ambroisie.

Another notable example is Le Potager des Halles, a vegetarian restaurant located in the heart of Paris. The restaurant offers a range of seasonal dishes made from organic and locally sourced produce, including mushroom ravioli, beetroot tartare, and vegan chocolate mousse.

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In addition to the rise in vegan and vegetarian eateries, there has also been a growing awareness of the environmental and ethical impact of food production. This has led to an increase in organic and locally-sourced produce, as well as a focus on reducing food waste.

Organizations like Bio Cohérence have been instrumental in promoting organic farming practices in France, with over 3,000 farms now certified organic. In addition, initiatives like La Ruche Qui Dit Oui have gained popularity, which allows consumers to purchase fresh produce directly from local farmers, reducing the carbon footprint of food transportation.

However, it's important to note that France still has a long way to go when it comes to vegan and vegetarian diets. Unlike in countries like the UK and the US, plant-based options are not yet widely available in traditional French restaurants, and it can be difficult to find vegan or vegetarian-friendly dishes in some regions. With the growing demand for plant-based cuisine, it's clear that France is slowly but surely embracing the trend towards vegan and vegetarian diets.

Vegan & Vegetarian Friendly Food Tours in France

With more and more food tours in France catering to a vegetarian and vegan diet, experiencing the local cuisine couldn't be more exciting. If you're unsure if your desired tour is able to accommodate your requirements, contact tabl. via our live online chat for any assistance.

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