We recently slipped over to Paris by train for business and a long weekend of cafes, food, cocktails and vintage fare!
Firstly, being vegan, the city of love has not been all that accommodating when it comes to its culinary offerings. Aside from a couple of great falafel joints, it was the arduous task of negotiating a mixture of sides with unenthused Parisian waiters who seemed perplexed at the thought of someone not eating cheese.
But things seem to have changed since we were last there a year or so ago. Walking the streets of the Marais we were spoilt for choice between gourmet vegan burgers and pizzas courtesy of newcomers like Hank and of course falafel at the institution, L’As Du Fallafel. At night we dined at a couple of lovely vegan-friendly restaurants including La Potager du Marais and on the night we decided to eat in, we were pleased to find an organic grocer two blocks from our apartment.
Our love for Paris is unconditional, but its nice to get some reciprocal vegan-love in return!
In between meals we naturally perused the shops for treasures new and old. Alongside the amazing fashion boutiques, the Marais is also a vintage fashion haven with vintage stores scattered throughout the labyrinth of narrow streets. A few of our favorites are Hippy Market, Kiliwatch and Episode. On this trip we picked up a number of key pieces including a 70s peasant blouse and a printed velvet Celine jacket.
It was a very productive and enjoyable trip and was nice to see that great city evolving defiantly in spite of recent challenges.
Viva la Paris!