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Strasbourg is a surprisingly vegan-friendly destination.
I always heard that France was not a vegan-friendly country and it would be challenging to visit as a vegan. In Strasbourg, nothing could be farther from the truth. There are lots of vegan, vegetarian and veg-friendly offerings at several establishments. You just need to know where to look. After we spent a short amount of time in town, Justin and I managed to visit quite a few vegan restaurants in Strasbourg. From burgers to vegan cheese and pizza to bowls, we sampled a wide variety of food. Here’s our vegan Strasbourg restaurant and dining guide.
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Vélicious is a cozy vegan restaurant and cafe serving up organic, plant-based cuisine. There are inspiring quotes promoting veganism on the restaurant’s walls, as well as a listing of celebrity vegetarians and vegans. At the front entrance, there’s a small grocery area, and a display case filled with desserts. We dined up top, overlooking the baked goods. This was a dangerous move because I was eyeing all of those treats while we were waiting for our food to be made. However, in the end, we went away with two of our favorite chocolate bars in the world (Vego bars – chocolate with whole hazelnuts). I ended up being too full for dessert, even though it was tempting!
They have an English version of the menu available if you request it. Justin and I couldn’t resist ordering the vegan cheese platter (because…well, vegan cheese! Enough said!) consisting of three kinds of cheese, bread, and fig chutney. For my main dish, I asked for the Middle Eastern wrap with seitan (seitan, chickpeas, mint, lemon zest, cream) with a green salad. Justin got a Greek salad with Greek vegan cheese.
Everything was absolutely delicious. I can only make one suggestion to you: if you want to make sure you are able to order what you’d like on the menu, arrive earlier rather than later. I asked for the seitan wrap that was their final one available for the day. When we asked for more bread to go with our cheese platter, they didn’t have enough bread left to spare. With that said, we highly recommend this restaurant as it was our favorite in all of Strasbourg.
Vélicious Burger is a fast food restaurant brought to you by the same owners as Vélicious. It’s right in the pedestrian area of Strasbourg and there’s a little patio outdoors. You can choose to dine in or take your burgers to go. We brought ours back to our hotel room to relax and eat dinner. It seemed as though most people were picking up orders for takeaway.
The interior of the restaurant was fun and playful, with swings in the front window. The menu is written in colourful chalk at the front. Just like at Vélicious, there’s a large selection of vegan desserts, mostly in the form of cupcakes. There’s even gluten-free brownies, too.
This quickly became another one of our favorite vegan Strasbourg restaurants as the burgers were delicious. Justin and I both ordered the Queen Cheese burger as a combo with fries. They included vegan mayo and ketchup as dip for the fries, which was really tasty. The burger itself was super yummy. If you’re looking for fast food that’s satisfying and tastes great, stop by Vélicious Burger. The omnivores in the crowd won’t even be able to taste the difference!
Who doesn’t love pizza? Justin and I order pizza whenever we get the chance, but have you been to an all vegan and vegetarian pizzeria before? It’s a rarity for sure, but it can be found in wonderful Strasbourg! You buy pizza here by the slice, and the vegetarian and vegan slices are in separate sections. We asked the man working at Pizz’arome and he showed us exactly which slices were vegan. There are several varieties with vegan cheese and vegetable toppings. Once you place your order, he’ll heat them up for you and you’re good to dine there or take them away with you. Be sure to add this delicious veggie pizzeria to your vegan Strasbourg dining list, even if you’re looking for a mid-afternoon snack!
15 Rue de la Croix
HARMONIE BOWL & JUICE
Harmonie Bowl & Juice was our clear choice for lunch one day as they serve up fresh and delicious meals. This is a vegan Strasbourg restaurant owned and operated by a husband and wife team. Their dishes are posted on a board in French, but one of the owners will be happy to translate for you. Justin ordered the Tokyo Bowl (adzuki bean, cucumber, avocado) and I selected the K-Bowl (with tofu, kimchi, and sweet potato). We also ordered an iced tea and a watermelon juice. The food is artfully prepared and looks as good as it tastes! Dining here was an absolute delight and we’d love to return someday.
Harmonie Bowl and Juice
5 Rue St Étienne
BISTROT ET CHOCOLAT
Bistrot et Chocolat is a vegetarian bistro that’s perfect for those with a sweet tooth. While there were many vegan dishes to choose from, we stopped by for coffee and dessert after a bike ride in Strasbourg. I was looking for a little pick me up after riding bikes around the city. I ordered an iced latte with almond milk. We split a dessert, which was a chocolate molten lava cake with mango sorbet. The cake was warm and gooey. Very yummy! Justin and I enjoyed their little patio outdoors. They also had a small shop with chocolate available for purchase.
Bistrot et Chocolat
8 Rue de la Râpe
We didn’t have time to visit every vegan and veg-friendly restaurant in Strasbourg. There are so many places to round out this vegan Strasbourg restaurant guide as there’s truly something for every taste. Here are a couple of others we’d like to try next time:
- L’Eden Sans Gluten (all vegan restaurant)
- La Maison Aux Pains (bakery with vegan pastries)
- What the Cake? (vegan options and coffee)
- Chez Veg’Anne (vegan food truck)
- L’essentiel chez Raphaël (vegan food truck)
WHERE TO STAY
We loved our stay at the charming Hotel Cour du Corbeau right in Old Town Strasbourg. This hotel combined old world charm with contemporary elegance. If you’re a fan of half-timbered architecture, you’ll love staying here! Check the hotel rates and book your stay here, or click here to read reviews by trusted travellers.
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