Being a vegetarian requires extra effort, but it’s more of a challenge in the South of France. The vegetarian lifestyle has made its way to Paris, but isn’t yet quite as popular in the South of France. That’s why we’ve searched high and low to find the best vegetarian shopping and eating in the South of France for you! Keep reading to find out more.
The Nice Life International Café has everything you need rolled into one peaceful café. If you’re looking for a place to sit back, enjoy a cup of coffee, meet some people, or possibly grab a bite to eat, then this is the café for you! The café focuses on serving fresh local products in addition to their own creations. Upstairs you’ll find the living room, which is perfect for lounding, reading a good book, or studying for an exam. This café’s opening hours are different depending on the day, so be sure to check their website before you go. If you’re only in Nice for a short time, check out our guide to how to spend 48 hours in and around Nice. Also, if you need a place to stay, we’ve got you covered! Click here to see some of our Nice vacation rentals.
What better way to cool off in the summer than by having some vegan ice cream? There’s no better place to go than Gelateria Meraviglia! Gelateria Meraviglia is a small organic gelato shop that offers vegan flavors such as chocolate, vanilla, hazelnut, and banana. Depending on the time you go, there may be different flavors available. They also serve coffee, drinks, and other desserts in addition to gelato. If you’re staying in a Nice furnished rental and decide you want some gelato to go, they also do takeaway so you can keep it on hand. Their location at 8 Rue Pairolière in Nice offers outdoor seating.
Be sure to also check out Argane Bio, a restaurant and shop that offers organic products. The restaurant serves organic, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes, and their small shop offers products of the same nature.
There’s plenty to do and eat in Le Cours en Vert! Go grocery shopping, eat at the restaurant, or take a workshop; there’s never a dull moment here. This fully vegetarian restaurant serves both lunch and dinner. There is also a tea saloon in the afternoon. Their dishes are prepared fresh each same day, but if you’re in a rush, you can take your food to go. Be sure to check out how to spend 48 hours in Marseilles. If you want to feel like a local, bike your way through the city using Marseilles’ public bike rental system and stay in a vacation rental.
Don’t forget about Country Life, a vegetarian restaurant and natural food shop that opened in 1984. The restaurant serves 6 hot dishes and 18 raw side dishes daily in a buffet style. Their shop on the lower level specializes in organic, vegan, and gluten-free products.
Tripti Kulai is a vegetarian restaurant that has been in business for over 20 years. Their menu consists of various savory dishes as well as a special of the day drawn from a wide selection of vegetarian dishes from around the world. They also offer a selection of desserts baked with reduced sugar, so you can indulge! Many of Tripti Kulai’s food products are also organic. If you’re in a rush, you’ll be served from a daily menu, but if you have more time to spare during lunch time, they’ll be able to adjust your dish to your preferences. The restaurant is open Monday thru Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; and it’s closed on Sunday. If you’re new to the area, be sure to check out our video tour of Montpellier. If you have some extra time, see how to spend 48 hours in and around Montpellier. Don’t forget to book your vacation rental before you go!
Be sure to stop by Bio et Sans, an all-in-one store and restaurant. They choose natural, local fruits, vegetables, and produce, and search for regional products made with the Earth in mind for the store.
Although this restaurant isn’t 100% vegetarian, it’s still worth visiting! La Cerise sur le Gâteau is a small restaurant that does it all. The owner is also the head chef, who designs the menu, buys the fresh produce, waits on tables, and takes reservations. The menu changes daily based on the availability of local and organic produce. It also features four vegetarian or vegan options and four non-vegetarian options. If you have a few hours to spare in Aix-En-Provence and are looking for something to do, check out our guide on how to spend that time! Before you travel, make sure you’re all set with a furnished apartment or villa.
Please note that due to the small size of the restaurant, reservations are strongly recommended.
If you’re searching for an organic and vegetarian grocery store, look no further than Aubagne Nature. They carry a wide range of both organic and vegetarian products, from fresh bread and gluten-free goods to hair dyes and organic wines.
Please note that as of September 2015, Aix-En-Provence doesn’t have any 100% vegetarian restaurants or shops.
Be sure to give one or more of these tasty restaurants a try! If you do, tell us about your trip. What are some of your favorite vegetarian restaurants in the South of France? Let us know in the comments below!
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