Monday, 14 December 2015

La Boucherie Végétarienne

Yep, your French is good enough to decipher that name accurately.

The 'vegetarian butcher' opened up earlier in the year 110m from my front door (I just google mapped that - don't worry). I didn't notice it for a while, despite walking past several times. I thought, 'hmm, another kebab-style place? Not sure we need one'.

In fact, la Boucherie Végétarienne is a delightful little all-vegetarian fast food joint-cum-fake meat retailer. They do nifty little meal deals for lunch, but close too early for dinner (unless you eat your evening meal between 4pm and 8pm, like my parents). The staff are brilliant.

There's not really much / any room to eat in, but you can take your vegan burger away to enjoy at the Square Trousseau or on the Coulée Verte.

All the fake meats for sale are frozen, and three of them are vegan (mince/ground beef, falafels and bean burgers). The rest are just vegetarian. They also deliver via the website here.

I tried the vegan burger meal deal t'other day. There are loads of vegan burger options in Paris now, but this one holds its own against stiff competition. There's slightly too much bread for my taste, but the vegan burger patty is good, and there are lots of roasted veggies that you can't really see on the photo, plus crunchy lettuce. The chips and elderflower lemonade went down very nicely too. There are vegan dipping sauces to be had.

The second vegan meal deal is a wrap with falafel and fixings. There are so many great vegan falafel places in Paris that I'll stick to the burger from la Boucherie Végétarienne.

If you're vegetarian, you'll have way more options here than your vegan chums. There are lots of different veggie burgers (chicken, cheese, beef...), as well as wraps and vegetarian chicken nuggets. The same goes for the mock meats on sale - choice galore!

Le Boucherie Végétarienne
10 Place d'Aligre
Paris 75012
Métro: Ledru-Rollin (line 8) or Gare de Lyon (lines 1 and 14, RERs A and D)

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