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by gracep

Review: I can't believe there aren't more reviews of this place! When I got there, I felt a bit sceptical, because it is stated on the business cards and their door that they're only vegetarian. As a vegan, especially in a city like Paris, this makes me wary. I asked the guy working there if they have vegan options, and he said that everything's vegan! I got a piece of lemony cheesecake, a chocolate chip cookie, a burger and a pizza-like thing with a topping of arugula, green tapenade and sun-dried tomatoes. It seemed very economical for the amount of food I got--only 15 euros. The guy working there was awesome and spoke perfect English. I wish I'd found this little place sooner, because I am probably going to leave Paris soon, and I've had too many mediocre meals at Loving Hut and too many average desserts at Vegan Folie's. I didn't know if the food would be as good as it was, because it didn't look particularly exciting and I guess elements of it are prepared earlier in keeping with the fast food style of the place, but everything was really good. The cookie was one of those things where I think if you gave it to someone who didn't know it was vegan, they wouldn't think it was. It was chewy in the middle and its chocolate chips were rich. The cheesecake was better than most other vegan ones I've had, including that of Loving Hut and Vegan Folie's. It had a rich, creamy texture and an interesting base, which I think included oats and some other things and which tasted like ANZAC cookies a little bit. I've had better vegan burgers than the M.O.B. one, but the bun was crisp and fresh, and the patty and sauces were fairly good. The pizza-like flatbread didn't look impressive when I took it out of the box, but the flavour spoke for itself. The sun-dried tomatoes were briny and delicious and the olive spread was full-flavoured. The arugula, which was very fresh, provided a nice balance to the rich flavours alongside it. The base was chewy like a good pizza crust. This place was an unexpected gem and I am going to go back before I leave Paris! It's a little out of the way, on a small side street, and when you get there, you might think "Hmmm, this doesn't look that impressive", but it's good! I wish my friends lived in Paris, because the place has a really contemporary, innovative atmosphere and I'm pretty sure even people who aren't vegetarian or vegan could enjoy it.


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