During my first year in Paris, seemingly everyone who came to visit was a f@*k#ng vegetarian.
I support this choice, honestly I do. But it makes (in Paris) for truly lousy eating.
Or at least it used to...
In the olden days of 2004-2006, choosing a restrautant with a (non-fish-eating) vegetarian in mind meant that somebody was not gonna be happy. And most often, that body was me.
My insanely bulleted and hyper-linked list of Restauarants To Try was usually set aside because the places specialized in game, offered no choices, or were otherwise unlikely to have anything my friends could eat.
Recently, however, a new list has taken shape. I call it Places Where I Can Take My Vegetarian Friends Without Wanting to Kill Them.
Or, more formally, Fine Eatin' with Fleshless Options.
This new list features six restaurants where I would gladly eat, with or without a vegetarian in the mix. Beyond these, there is a world of casual street eats and ethnic joints that also get the job done. But for those who are looking to have a special (and not cheap) night out, with a focus on French rather than Cambodian, these are my top picks:
- Mon Vieil Ami
- Les Allobroges
- Maison Blanche
Go forth, friends, and eat without passive aggression.