Vegetable bite (vegetable balls), ©The veggie bite

Halfway between République and Strasbourg-Saint-Denis, “the” shop that all vegetarians and vegans (and those who wish to reduce their meat consumption) have been waiting for has just opened.

An exclusively vegetarian local business (with many vegan products) based on homemade preparations and artisanal products.

At the head of this “Bouchée Végé”, there is a duo of long-time friends, Manon and Marie, and then Julie, behind the stove who concocts the catering preparations for the window.

Marie and Manon in front of the window of La Bouchée Végé, ©La bouche végé

The day we were there, there were bean-miso pancakes, vegetable balls and a mushroom terrine. Not forgetting, a lemon cake and a decadent pear-cardamom cake.

Bouchée Végé's approach is to use only artisanal products. Alongside the house preparations: local tofu and artisanal “imitation meats” (plant-based food substitutes that resemble meat).

Everything is purchased by weight and you can use returnable containers or bring your own. Here, anti-waste is a philosophy.

Interior La Bouchée Végé, focus on delicatessen, ©La Bouchée Végé

We use all the vegetables and the delicatessen products are used in the kitchen before they expire. Zero waste!

There are also some dishes and sandwiches at lunch, to take away or to eat on site. You can complete your basket with some carefully sourced canned goods and delicatessen products.

A warm and welcoming place. Everything we expect from a neighborhood business, in short.

The Veggie Bite
60, Rue Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth
Tuesday to Saturday from 11 p.m. to 19 p.m.
Closed Monday and Sunday

Interior La Bouchée Végé, showcase focus, ©La Bouchée Végé

Text: Tiana Salles

27.11.23

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