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Veggie Restaurants in Paris? Oh Yes!

photo credits: Space Kadet flickr stream Veggie Burger from Bioboa

In my short amount of research today I found a load of vegetarian restaurants, some with vegan options! I’m so excited as I’ll be in Paris in oh let’s see, less than a month from now! I seriously can not wait!!!

Here is my list so far, which includes reviews from others. So if you see opinions, those are not mine. They’re just important notes I wanted to make so that when we’re in Paris and can’t decide upon where to eat, I’ll be able to check the notes first to see what kind of mood we’ll be in that day.

1. A Toutes Vapeurs
7, rue de l’Isly
Paris, France 75008

2. Backstage Café (vegetarian options)
31 Rue de la Gaite
Metro: Gaite
• We tried a roasted eggplant goat cheese roll ups, decorated with seared leaks and a medley of tomato, carrots, and mushrooms in a vinaigrette sauce.
• The prices are reasonable – and on top of veggie dishes – there are some amazing looking cocktails
• You can get a cocktail for two called ‘Temptation’. It looks more like a lava lamp than a drink but two people can manage just about anything.
• The seating is comfortable and there’s ample separation between tables – when the weather’s good – you feel like

3. Biobao  (as seen in photograph above)
3 rue Danielle-Casanova
Paris, France 75001

4. Dietic Shop
01 43 35 39 75
11 rue Delambre, Montparnasse
Paris, France

5. Féeminithé
25, boulevard du Temple
75003 Paris
01 48 04 56 19
• Restaurant végétarien République- Gourmet vegetarian restaurant

5. Fines Herbes
+33 1 42 96 34 33
11 Marché St Honoré
Paris, France 75001
• Salad Bar

6. Green Garden
20, rue Nationale
75013 Paris
01 45 82 99 54
• Restaurant chinois végétarien à Paris- Chinese vegetarian

7. Joy in Food:
2 rue truffaut
Paris, France 75017

8. La Guérinière (vegetarian menu)
18, cours de Verdun
33470 Gujan-Mestras
05 56 66 08 78
• gormet restaurant

9. La Victoire supreme de Coeur
01 40 41 95 03
27-31 Rue du Bourg Tibourg
Paris, France 75004
• Veggie in a non-veg friendly area
• Prices are reasonable and good variety of themed food
• Service is appalling
• Seitan stuff
• Some bad reviews, some good

photo credit: www.thediscerningbrute.com

10. L’Aquarius:
40 Rue de Gergovie,
75014 Paris

11. Le Grenier de Notre Dame
01 43 29 98 29
18 Rue de la Bucherie
Paris, France 75005
• The food was pretty average. Location adorable and the atmosphere lovely, but the food itself was mediocre.
• Meat substitute stuff.
• Just around the corner from Notre Dame

photo credit: found on googlemaps.com flickr: Jon Barbour

12. Le Potager du Marais:
0033 1 42 74 24 66
22, Rue Rambuteau
Paris, France 75003
• This is good vegetarian cooking and a very friendly staff. I had seen it listed on the site: http://www.oubouffer.com
• serve meals non-stop so you can drop in at any time till 10:30 pm or 11 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and closed on Sundays.
Tel. 01 42 74 24 66

Let’s just say that this young man of The Discerning Brute wrote a great post about two of these vegetarian restaurants, the one listed below and 9. La Victoire supreme de Coeur.  His photographs are also very nice.

photo credit: www.thediscerningbrute.com

13. Les Cinq Saveurs d’Anada
01 43 29 58 54
72 rue du cardinal Lemoine
Paris, France 75005
• small vegetarian restaurant in Latin quarter
• suitable for vegans
• reasonable prices, small menu

14. L’Heure Bleue
01 42 39 18 07
57,rue Arthur-Rozier
Paris, France 75019

15. Maceo
01 42 97 53 85
15,rue des Petits-Champs
Paris, France 75001
• Vegetarian menu (green menu)
• Pricey-expensive- fancy

16. Saveurs Végét’Halles
41 rue des Bourdonnais
Paris, France 75001
• Veggie meats!!!
• Good reviews!

17. Supernature
12, rue de Trevise
Paris, France 75009
• Food quality average
• Far too noisy at noon.
• This place is really nice and worth visiting. This restaurant is an organic meal, rich and balanced food

18. Tien Hiang
92, rue du Chemin Vert
75011 Paris
01 43 55 83 88
• Restaurant chinois
• 1 arrondissement

19. Veggie
01 42 61 28 61
38, rue de Verneuil, Solferino, Musee d’Orsay
Paris, France

Helpful websites:

1. http://www.guides-restaurants.fr/restaurant-vegetarien-biologique.php

2. http://www.trustedopinion.com/best/vegetarian-restaurants/in/Socialist-Party,-75007-Paris,-France



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What did you do for Mother Earth today?

photo credits: The Conservatory Garden in NYC by Lauren Gries

I’m all about the lists today so hold your horses and get ready:

1.  Today I ate at a vegan organic restaurant . .  . . fantastic by the way, its new, Terri Vegetarian, please check it out. Please eat the ‘Bacon Chick’n Cheddar Ranch’ Sandwich or the ‘Meatball’ Sub. They’re so delicious!

How does eating vegetarian help the environment?

  1. It takes an average of 2,500 gallons of water to produce a single pound of meat. According to Newsweek, “The water that goes into a 1,000 pound steer could float a destroyer.” In contrast, it takes only 25 gallons of water to produce one pound of wheat.
  2. Upwards of half of the water used in the U.S. is used for animal agriculture.
  3. Feeding a person who eats no food derived from animals requires only 1/6 acre per year
  4. Since so much fossil fuel is needed to produce it, beef could be considered a petroleum product. With factory housing, irrigation, trucking, and refrigeration, as well as petrochemical fertilizer production requiring vast amounts of energy, approximately one gallon of gasoline goes into every pound of grain-fed beef.
  5. It takes twenty pounds of soybeans to feed to a cow to make one pound of meat. Those same amounts of soybeans could help fed all the starving people of the world.

Vegan Outreach: if you’re interested in more information

2.  I used less motorized transportation by walking across town.

3.   I just got off my but to turn the lights off in the kitchen.

I’m sure I could have done more eco-friendly things on Earth Day, but the big thing about going green in life is to take baby steps.  I think the magic number of days it takes to break a habit is 21. Thats not so bad, right?  Think about it, if you decide to take one step at a time on your quest for the “greener” you it can happen in only 21 days! That is less than a month!

photo Credits: The Conservatory Garden in NYC by Lauren Gries

A few months ago I bought the book Gorgeously Green: 8 Simple Steps to an Earth-Friendly Life by Sophie Uliano through a recommendation from the author of the blog Green Your Intentions.

This book is great, it is so helpful and so inspirational.  As the title suggests, its broken down into eight chapters that lead you in your path to becoming greener. Through such ways as diet, beauty, clothing (soulful shopping as she calls it), fitness, making your home more eco-friendly, eco-friendlier vacations and entertainment.  What I really enjoy about this book is how there are quick checklists that you can use as you make your life a little bit greener.

I’ve already changed over all of my beauty products to being paraben, Phthalates, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) & Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate (SLES) free.

Another great book I have been absolutely in love with is The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone

This book is more focused on your diet that results in a greener lifestyle. Its awesome! I love her tone of voice and the way she writes.  I have learned so much while reading this book and lets just say, I will not allow myself to be “addicted to cheese” anymore!!!  If you want to figure that part out you need to read the book. I haven’t even started cooking yet.

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I’m back!

From Seattle!

This past week my boyfriend and I took a lovely vacation to sunny (yes! while we were there) Seattle!  We must have brought the sun with us because New England had the rainiest week in years.  Our visit entailed visiting all of the lovely shops that I’ve read about through blogs and eating tons of wonderful vegetarian and vegan food. I really couldn’t believe the amounts of veggie restaurants! Please see photos of our adventures below.

A typical bum or backpacker. We honestly couldn’t tell the difference.

These stones were near Pioneer Square I think.

Near Pioneer Square

This fabulous dog was hanging out in the store Baby & Co. Which by the way, had really awesome displays.

Seattle Public Library

In the Womb at the library

At Pike’s Place Market

Even though this place is very touristy, I love how it reminded me of the open markets in Paris.

Beautiful and Cheap Flowers!

The disgusting yet vibrantly colored gum wall.

Ports with the mountains in the background

Gasworks Park at night

I think my favorite neighborhood i Seattle is Ballard, it is the old port town of the city.  So quaint with great shops.  If you’re ever in the area, you should definitely check out Lucca, Souvenir, Dolce Vita, The Field House, and Blackbird and we had a great brunch at Señor Moose Café!  You can go down to the Locks to see the Salmon migrating and walk around the beautiful Botanical Gardens.

Dog treats!

This is the storefront of Souvenir, it mostly sells handmade cards and jewelry. The merchandise is so beautiful and so are the displays. The owner Curtis Steiner, makes everything himself. Great place for visual merchandising inspiration.

The Locks.

The Field House has a great concept and they do such a great job with defining their brand and customer. I love the displays and the styling, if I have the funds I would definitely buy too many good for my boyfriend from here.

I didn’t take any photos of the storefront and I can’t find any, but here is their cute little logo and signage that sits in front of the store.

Blackbird also has a great little candy shop at the corner of the block, you can read about its opening on here http://helloblackbird.blogspot.com/2009/08/second-born-blackbird-candy-shoppe.html

On our last day we made a trip out to Snoqualmie Falls.  Only 30 to 40 mins outside of the city there are mountains, waterfalls, and nature galore.


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Rainy days make me think. Maybe too much.

Wow, I never realized how hard blogging would be. Especially when you’re trying to write about something interesting and not so narcissistic. Which is what I have been working on for the past few days.  Recently, my boyfriend and I booked a trip to Seattle and while searching for interesting places to shop and things to do, I found it really hard to find what I was looking for.

These struggles caused me to be more self-critical of my own blog.  What am I?  As there are boundless shelter blogs out there, I almost find too many inspiring blogs to keep up with.  That is why I’m not going to focus on my shelter, but more on my city.  I know there are people out there are looking for the “Real” New York things to do.  I am going to embark on a series of installments that will guide us through the things that one can do . . . for fun, in New York City!  Such miscellaneous things may include: thrift store shopping, drinking coffee, walking your dog, vegetarian restaurants, grocery shopping, places for have  happy hour, museum days, furniture shopping, fabric shopping and even craft shopping.  I’m sure I’ll think of more ideas along the way, which will lead me off my path a little, but I promise it will all tie in and make sense! And of course, all the while, I will still be adding updates of my apartment’s progress, because a big part of living in NYC is making your only 500 sq. ft. work for you.  Well I hope you enjoy my perspective of New York City and thanks for stopping by!

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My V-Day

Valentines Day was my six year anniversary of being a vegetarian. I can still remember that last time I sat down to gorge on fried chicken, buffalo chicken and chicken parmesan. I thought chicken would be the only animal that I would miss eating. Thankfully, I have plenty of meat substitutes to eat so I don’t miss chicken all.  But being vegetarian is something that is very near and dear to my heart.  I became a vegetarian for the main reason of the disaster that is our nation’s meat industry.
This photo is from my sister’s flickr page she also has a blog called: Art is the Handmaid of Human Good

There has been a lot of talk about food recently. So much so that Oprah did a show called Food 101, where she featured a few inspiring individuals who’s have made a point to better their lives as well as many others.  Her guests included the author Michael Pollan, Chipotle’s Steve Ells and the actress Alicia Silverstone.

Michael Pollan gave the viewers some simple food rules to follow (He recently wrote the book called “Food Rules”.  He says that the food on the shelves in our super market is NOT really food!  He likes to call it, “Edible Food Like Substances”  Our Western diet is what’s causing many of our food related diseases and Pollan goes into this further on this clip from Oprah.com and the full list of his rules are found in his book.

• Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.

• Avoid food products containing ingredients that a third grader could not pronounce

• Eat only foods that will eventually rot. Food is alive and it will die.

One great thing I took from watching the film Food Inc. is to eat as much organic and local food that you can. Also eating according to season will help you to be so much healthier. I mean thats what the French do!  Another thing I try to do is to not eat anything that comes in a plastic bag, which is actually very hard.  I have to remind myself everything I go on lunch break and begin to grab that bag of potato chips (even if they’re natural).  But anyways I’m not trying to preach or teach I just wanted to voice my opinions. I have plans to order the following books and I would encourage any reader to check them out as well:

Food Rules by: Michael Pollan

The Kind Diet by: Alicia Silverstone  (Silverstone is a vegan and here diet is very much based on the macrobiotic diet as well She calls her diet “The Kind Diet” because not only is it kind to the earth, but to your body as well. Plus it has some great recipes in the back!)

Gorgeously Green by: Sophie Uliano (This book goes much further into living a green life than just food, but there are a lot of helpful hints on eating)

Master your Metabolism by: Jillian Michaels (the biggest loser)

Lastly, I hope everyone in America and even the rest of the world will watch the film Food Inc. It is amazing and so insightful!  Its also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary.

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