Best Vegetarian Restaurant: Arpège Restaurant
No visit to Paris should be void of a fancy dinner. And Arpège is the spot to have it. It’s renown, and celebs dine here all the time (and health editors, too). It’s a cool story actually. Three star Michelin chef Alain opened Arpège in 1986 and he became well-known for his exotic and creative meat dishes. Then suddenly in 2001 he made the restaurant vegetarian. The reason: He was bored with cooking meats. Ah, l’ennui. Vegetables reinvigorated his love for food. It’s all chronicled on his “Chef’s Table” episode on Netflix. You may have also pinned one of his creations (or a dish inspired by his) on your Pinterest page, namely rosette apple tarts. The restaurant is not cheap. It is a three-star restaurant, after all. If you can, ask to be seated in the cave for an intimate dining experience. Don’t be intimidated by the multiple course menu offerings. The plates are portioned so you can have a taste of everything. We would recommend a dish to try, but the menu changes so frequently, and daily offerings depend on the garden’s offering. Do make a reservation, although we did pop in for lunch unexpectedly and were able to get a table.
Arpège Restaurant – 7th arrondissement
84, Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris