Restaurant located in the historical center of Périgueux, at roughly 100 yards away from Périgueux tourist board and the cinemas. At your disposal in the restaurant are 2 rooms and a quiet backyard with a total capacity of 30 seats, and a small grocery store of organic and Russian products. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, International, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Russian specialties
11, Cours Fénelon, Périgueux
Perigueux, France 24000
+33 (0)5-53-09-37 51
  • Outdoor seating
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accepts credit cards
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First Review by earthville
MJG
MJG
  • non-vegetarian
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+19

No foie gras on the menu!

5
Posted on 07 / 09 / 2012

What a little gem! IZBA is a welcome change to the foie gras laden menus of the Dordogne. My girlfriend is a vegetarian and was thrilled to see healthy options that weren't omelettes. Friendly atmosphere, some jazz playing, and a very nice couple running the restaurant. The owner actually referred us to two other veggie-friendly restaurants for our next destinations, which we happily tried. (I'll write a review of L'Oiseau Cabosse in Bordeaux.) I enjoyed my vegan creme brulee for dessert. We also appreciated the bread which was a homemade creation with some interesting spices. They really put in the extra effort to give you a dining experience at an affordable price.

Definitely worth a visit if you are anywhere near Perigueux. Closed Sunday and Monday along with virtually everything else in town. Visited June 2012.

Pros: Great food, Interesting owners, Easy to find
earthville
earthville
  • vegan
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+716

Veggie oasis in the Dordogne - a great find!

5
Posted on 07 / 06 / 2011

Izba is a veggie oasis in the Dorgogne, which is otherwise a desert for vegans and lacto-vegetarians. After spending five days traversing the Dordogne eating nothing but salads, bread, and the occasional cheese-free pizza, it was a heartwarming delight to be greeted upon entering Izba with the question, "Are you vegetarian or vegan?"

It gets better: Izba uses all organic ingredients, mostly local, and they make everything from scratch. Even their seitan is homemade. The wholesome and inventive food takes influences from across Europe and further afield. (Note: It seems the menu changes periodically, so what you see on the website may or may not reflect what's currently being served.)

There were vegan options for all courses: appetizers, main dishes, and desserts. The zucchini galette with mushrooms was particularly scrumptious, and the strawberry with oat-milk pudding dessert was heavenly. Given the high quality of the food, it's rather impressive that they're able to keep the prices so low - starting around 8 euros for a set meal.

The owner is a warm, friendly gentleman who speaks English (as well as French, of course) and clearly cares about his guests and wants them to be happy.

All in all, a very pleasant experience worth the drive from the southern Dordogne. And, while you're in Périgueux, don't miss the chance to take a walk around the pedestrian-only historic center of the town, with its massive Byzantine cathedral and charming cobblestone streets - all just a few blocks from Izba.

Enjoy! :-)

Pros: All organic and VERY vegan-friendly, very reasonable prices, warm, friendly service with good English
Cons: none!

 

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