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42 Degres

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 49 reviews )
Contact 0973657788

109, rue du Faubourg Poissonniere, Paris, France, 75009

Fully raw vegan restaurant in Paris, opened Dec 2013. Offers small plates plus daily special. Gets busy in the evening so reserve ahead. Open Mon-Sat 12:00pm-2:30pm, Mon-Sat 7:00pm-10:30pm, Sun 12:00pm-4:00pm.

Category: Vegan, Western, All Raw

Reviews (49)

First Review by Kardinal

Dinner - Edit

Went for a dinner as part of my culinary solo tour of Paris.
Cooking is my profession, interest and passion, so if I go somewhere with an aim to check out a place, my expectations are hard to meet.
42 Degres did it. I rarely go for raw food restaurants, but after doing a research regarding fine dinning in Paris, decided to give 42 Degres a try.
Took a starter, a main and a drink. Starter was a selection of 3 types of cheeses that were totally enjoyable and wasn't the usual flavors. Was good.
Regarding the main dish, was really happy with my selection. Seing what other people got, made me think that if I might have got something else, I might not be so content with the visit.
Overall, the food is made with creativity (flavors/combinations/presentation), care and delivered in a tehnically good manner.
Would probably try other places before returning, but still it's a place I would recommend.
It's a small place, so make a reservation.

Pros: Nice flavors, Friendly stuff

Cons: Price

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Le 42 Degrés me grise! - Edit

Superbe cuisine crue/vegan/bio, la trinité, quoi!
Les recettes sont recherchées et les saveurs incroyables.
Tout est dosé à la perfection.
L'addition est un peu élevée mais sinon, on irait plus souvent, et on risquerait de s'en lasser!
Cadre sympa mais pas non plus très cosy, c'est mon seul reproche.

Pros: Haute cruisine, Menu , Saveurs

Cons: Cadre un peu fade

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Expensive Fat Bombs - Edit

The food was not bad although not incredible but everything was extremely fat based, apart from a tasteless algae salad (it only tasted onion).
I have been feeling bad and lethargic since I ate this meal over 14 hours ago, yet raw food is supposed to make you feel good and energised.
Some people are in the illusion that eating 90% of your calories from raw fat is healthier than eating a cooked meal based on carbohydrates. IT is not. Fat is unhealthy in excess.
Raw food is better for you if it mainly consists of carbohydrates, not if it mainly consists of FAT.
I also paid 80 EUR for a meal of two people : two drinks, two entrees and two mains. Desserts would have exploded the 100 EUR mark.
And then with these ridiculous prices we cannot even pay by card because they want to avoid the card service commission !
A great deal of work goes into the food but it's still overpriced and too fatty.

Updated from previous review on 2016-09-21

Pros: Original in Paris

Cons: Too fatty, Too Expensive, Card payments not accepted

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Try the cheese plate! - Edit

When I went here, I made the mistake of ordering a very fishy-tasting homemade almond milk "paneer" with seaweed - I could barely finish it, and I'm not a picky person. It was just not to my tasting at all.

My friend and I shared a cheese platter, and it was amazing. I would like to go back just for that.

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Had good dinner - Edit

It was good but we weren't too impressed. Cannelloni for starter were delicious. My boyfriend's starter- tomato with 'mozzarella' was so so. Lasagna for main dish was good, tasty but didn't meet my expectations, it lacked originality. My boyfriend liked his mushroom burger, for my taste too much mushroom but interesting concept. The 'cheeses' (3 different ones) were very good. I forgot the name of my desert - there were these 3 balls, some sauce and passion fruit, I didn't like it that much. I liked my boyfriend's dessert and so did he - it was something chocolaty. The service was good. The price high - 42 € for one menu.

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horrible, passez votre chemin. - Edit

restaurant attrape-nigauds. En gros il s'agit d'un local dépourvue de cuisine et de chef, qui se reconverti dans de la restauration tres cher payé et juste pas bon. Le client est bien mystifie. la deco est correct, l'endroit propre, les serveurs vêtu de noir, en uniforme, qui vendent et tartinent le clients en ventant le mérite de la maison. On vante les plats, on explique les concepts... toute est soit disant délicieux. on nous fait même commander les desserts dés le début car soit disant tout est frais et préparé minute... en fait non. tout est pré-fait, on nous sert des légumes juste crus et rapés, vainement assaisonné sans talent auxquels ont donnent des appellations attractives. idem pour les dessert, tous sont déjà fait, et infâmes. ceci n'est pas de la cuisine. c'est de la tartuferie. On justifie des plats naze par le coté sain et helsy, cuisine soit disant le plus proche de l’état naturel de l'aliment blabla... pour dissimulé de la restauration et de la cuisine qui n'en n'ai pas, et pour vendre un Etablissement sans chef et sans infrastructure incapable de pondre une recette correcte... l'addition est hors de prix, et la maison ne prend que du cash. Evidemment quand on arrive à ce moment, on à bien fait le tour du concept

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42degres 04 Jul 2016 - Bonjour Madame, Monsieur,

Tout d'abord je suis désolée que notre cuisine ne vous ait pas plu. Nous ne pouvons pas plaire à tout le monde, peut être que le plat que vous avez choisi n'a pas convenu (infâmes, tout de même, si vous souhaitez venir développer ceci avec nous en discutant, nous sommes très ouverts..), mais nous avons de nombreux mets à proposer, peut être une prochaine fois ceux ci vous plairont, nous changeons de carte très régulièrement, suivant les saisons et les propositions de nos fournisseurs.

Pour ce qui est d'être dépourvu de cuisine, si vous entendez par là que nous n'avons pas de fours, c'est normal, nous sommes RawVegan, donc cru. Nous désirons garder dans nos plats un maximum de vitamines, enzymes et nutriments, qui se détériorent avec la cuisine cuite. Pour ce qui est du chef, je serai ravie de vous le présenter, il s'appelle Fabien Borgel et nous sommes fiers de son travail.
Nous sommes ouverts tôt le matin pour préparer les courses que nous sommes allés chercher à l'aube, je vous invite à passer voir en matinée, vous pourrez vérifier par vous-même que nous faisons tout le matin et sur place.

Nous expliquons le concept oui, car nous ne sommes pas un bistrot, une brasserie classique. Nous proposons depuis bientôt 3 ans une cuisine bio, vegan, cru, de saison et au maximum local, ce qui explique aussi une addition plus élevée que dans des restaurants non bio, qui vendent peut être des choses surgelées ou préparées à l'avance.

Je ne pense pas que nous sommes un "attrape nigauds", car nous croyons en nos produits, en notre mode de vie. Nous avons à coeur de partager nos valeurs avec nos clients et amis.
Pour ce qui est de nos recettes "même pas correctes", nous avons de nombreux habitués, et servons de nombreux événements en tant que traiteur, les clients des 2 cotés en redemandent.

Enfin, sachez que nous sommes toujours preneurs des remarques de nos clients, nous avons entendu vos plaintes, nous sommes ouverts à la discussion, aux échanges. Nous aurons plaisir à vous rencontrer.

Je vous souhaite une très belle journée,

Bien à vous,

Hélène Del Beato et toute l'équipe du 42 Degrés

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Raw chic-a-licious - Edit

My partner isn't a big fan of raw foods... or I should say he wasn't until 42 degres! We were both impressed by the food. It was inventive and tasty. The service was good, despite the place being absolutely packed. Reservations are essential. The cheeses are sublime. The ambiance was buzzy and fun. It's not cheap, but good raw food never is in my experience. Go if your budget permits!

Pros: Delicious, Buzzy, Great service

Cons: Not for all budgets

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A delicious but expensive experience - Edit

First time i ate in a raw restaurant. The food was delicious, creative and original, which is great because i am picky and often disappointed by vegan restaurants. But it's too expensive, even for Paris. We ordered a bottle of wine and when we saw the bill, it was 38 euros the bottle! I would definitely advise you to try this unique restaurant... if you can afford it.

Pros: creative food, nicely dressed, healthy

Cons: expensive, very small restaurant

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Interesting and delicious experience - Edit

I wasn't so sure about coming here, having never really gone for the whole raw food experience. However, I was pleasantly surprised and I would definitely go back.
The waitress was very helpful in explaining everything, the food was beautifully presented, and I left feeling full but not over-full. We had a starter, main and a glass of wine each, and it cost 33 euro per person. For an evening meal in Paris, I thought this was very reasonable for the quality of food.
We were there quite early in the evening, and it was no problem getting a table. However, it did get busy later.

Pros: Interesting menu, Good wine list

Cons: None, it was great!

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À fuir - Edit

Restaurant hors de prix (34€ pour un buffet presque vide qui tient sur une table deux personnes et 34€ supplémentaires si quelqu'un prend une bouchée de votre assiette). Et en plus, le peu de nourriture présent est dégueulasse !

Pros: Aucun

Cons: Prix, Choix, Serveur mal aimable

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get the cheese plate - Edit

The vegan cheese plate (frawmanges, €15) was easily the most exciting and creative dish I have EVER had. 5 vegan cheeses, homemade, with an apple spread. It's worth going just for this. Simply incredible. The desserts were also very good.

I got the sweet potato pasta as an entree, came with seaweed and avocado sauce. I didn't love it, which is why I'm giving four stars despite the dumbfounding cheese plate. My boyfriend did love his dinner, veggie burger.

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Unique and fabulous experience! - Edit

We tried to go for dinner to 42 Degres on several occasions, without reservation, but it was always full. We finally booked ahead of time and we are glad we did it! The food at 42 Degres is spectacular! It is incredible to see and to taste what the chef is able to create with raw products! The presentation is sublime and vibrant with colors. The menu is very short, but sophisticated, focusing on seasonal ingredients. We tried almost all the dishes available the evening we dined in. Each one of them was phenomenal, bursting with flavor and freshness. The service was flawless too. Our waiter was very informative and was happy to answer to all our questions. We had the chance to meet the owner and the chef after the dinner to congratulate them. Their passion for what they are doing shows in every aspect. 42 Degres is a 'must try' for anybody visiting or living in Paris and should be highlighted in every guide about the city ! The prices are very reasonable considering how much work is involved in the dishes' preparation and the high quality of the ingredients. We can't wait to be back!

Pros: Food, Presentation, Service

Cons: None!

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good food, expensive - Edit

I had lunch here. The food was delicious but quite expensive. I'd come back for a nice dinner but probably not again for lunch. That said they do have a daily lunch option that is more affordable which I did not have.

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Great and creative vegan raw food - Edit

I had dinner in this 100% raw and vegan restaurant, and have never regretted it. I've already eaten in other raw vegan places in Canada, in the USA, in Netherlands, but this place is definitely my favorite for raw food. I am not particularly fond of raw food but this dinner showed me I can definitely like it. I had a mushroom cream for starter, very yummy and so nicely presented. Then, I took the cromesquis and the raw burger with kale chips: astonishing. And finally, I chose the lemon cheesecake: amazing. Portions are not huge (that's why I took two main dishes) and prices are in line with Paris lifestyle... But the experience definitely worth it! I plan to come back again to try their raw vegan cheeses.

Pros: excellent raw food, organic produce, 100% vegan, wines

Cons: a bit expensive for not huge portions

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Great Raw Vegan Experience - Edit

I do not have much experience with raw food yet, so I still have to get used to it a little, but this was definitely a great experience. I can especially recommend the portobello hamburger and the cashew spaghetti. The staff was incredibly accommodating, the atmosphere was great. The only negative would be that the bathroom is a bit small and unfortunately located. Everything I tried here was for the first time and it was a great and interesting culinary experience.

Pros: Great food, Incredibly friendly staff, Loved the atmosphere

Cons: Tiny bathroom

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Excellent Raw Vegan in Paris! - Edit

I ate here with two (omni) friends today, and we really did it right. Starters, the cheeze plate, mains, dessert, coffee/tea, and great conversation. This is the best raw vegan I've had, anywhere. You absolutely have to get the cheeze plate; my friends reported back favorably about their mushroom burger, and my sweet potato spaghetti was good too. We each had two beetroot carrot ginger juices, not because they were small but rather because they were so good. The staff were very nice and welcoming, and told us about some cooking lessons that they do on Sundays. I'm not often in Paris but I still put down my email as interested in taking a lesson there, hopefully someday the time will work out so I can!

In short, if you're in Paris, put this place on your itinerary!

Pros: Great mix of options , delicious , friendly staff with nice smiles

Cons: Cash only

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Great place to eat raw in Paris - Edit

We had a beautiful meal, which was a welcomed break from the croissant pushing, sugar coated offerings of most places around town. Loved the ambiance and the art. Worth a visit for sure.

Pros: All vegan and raw

Cons: not too many lowfat offerings

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Don't (quite) believe the hype - Edit

Well, I have to say that, in my view, raw food restaurants tend to fall short. I was here about a year ago, and had a set menu that consisted of three dishes: the starter didn´t look that appealing, but I appreciated the time put into its filling. I think it tasted sage in particular, which I enjoyed. The main course was a portobello burger and felt so-so. Nothing new, I think the Gentle Gourmet's is better though it may not be fully raw. As for dessert, it was some pear-based combination which not only didn´t do the trick, but actually felt more like a joke. All in all, while I think they deserve kudos for doing a 100% organic vegan thing, I wouldn't say you get so much value for your money.

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cool lunch on a hot day in Paris - Edit

We did not have a reservation, therefore, we had to wait 30mins for a table. It would be a good idea to make a reservation even for lunch. We were seated and the server told us the prix fixe menu. It was beet noodles with seaweed and a tomato infused oil dressing and sesame seeds. Very good and substantial plat. For dessert we enjoyed the homemade ice cream with blueberries. A nice and further cooling end to the meal.
To make it even nicer they serve Bionade. A gluten free fermented drink that comes in a variety of flavors.

Pros: great food, clean atmosphere, great presentation

Cons: would of been nice to have the lunch menu posted s, limited seating

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une très bonne expérience - Edit

Le cadre était classe et agréable, avec de la musique classique en fond qui nous a beaucoup détendues. Nous avons été très bien accueillies et nous avons appréciées de n'avoir ressenti aucune impatience et pression de la part de la serveuse alors que nous avions dépassé l'horaire de fermeture. Les mets étaient délicieux, quoique petits, et décorés façon cuisine gastronomique. Le dessert a eu le plus de succès, c'était une avalanche de saveurs pour les papilles. Un très bon restaurant si on a le budget et l'envie de goutter de la cuisine vegan plus "délicate".

Pros: le cadre, la qualité des mets, l'accueil

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nice place - Edit

the main was delicious (marinated kale salad) but the dessert was extremely sweet. it tasted more than those dextrose lollies I ate as a child than anything else.
apart from that the waiter wasn't very nice but everyone can have a bad day.
Maybe I will give this place another try next time I'm around.

Pros: delicious main

Cons: dessert too sweet, unfriendly

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Very good raw food experience - Edit

I had an enjoyable experience. I wasn't that keen on my soup for a starter (it was in a weird shaped bowl not conducive to eating from) but I had the palak "paneer" which was really quite incredible. Such beautiful flavours. To finish I shared a cheeze board with my friend and that was a real highlight seeing the great variation and also quite novel for me. Quite a small restaurant with a nice atmosphere. For a raw foods restaurant which I generally have some reservations with this was one of the better ones I've been to.

Pros: Palak paneer & cheesboards...

Cons: Soup for a starter didn't impress

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amazing! - Edit

This was such a refreshing experience! I am french but 2 years vegan....eating in Paris is a real challenge so finding 42 degrees was heaven! Only thing I would say is that they only accept checks and cash, no cc. Luckily I had enough change but to be appealing to tourists, it should be considered. Good was excellent and service great!

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A recommander ! - Edit

Très bon restaurant, tant sur le fond que sur la forme, la qualité des plats est excellent, c'est surprenant ce qu'il est capable de faire en cru !
Et le restaurant est juste à côté de la station de métro, donc très facile d'accès :)

Pros: Tout cru & vegan, Qualité & présentation des plats, L'eau en carafe qui est bonne :)

Cons: Cash only (mais distributeur en face)

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Friendly initiation to vegan raw food. - Edit

the most friendly waiter gives us the best information about menu ,ingredients and choice.

Food is raw ,vegan and admirably tasty.

Is worth passing by when in Paris.

Pros: friendly Service, original and tasty, healthy combinations

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Super fresh and delicious - Edit

As a vegan struggling to eat in Paris it was incredibly refreshing to find this gem! We arrived at 2pm which was lucky as the kitchen closes at 2.30pm. My fiancé and I shared the zucchini flowers filled with almond cheese and green juice for entree which was creamy and slighting sweet. The salad that accompanies this is delicious! For main I had the spaghetti with dehydrated tomatoes, they were simply scrumptious! My partner ordered the polenta and mushroom dish which was packed full of flavour. We shared a banoffee pie with coconut cream which is a must try. Would recommend and will be visiting again. Fantastic!

Pros: Fresh, Tasty, Atmospheric

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100% lovely (-: - Edit

Great food , nice atmosphere , lovely waitress .
On their facebook page publish every day different Menu.
We try tacos , was great a bit salty.
Portobello burger & pizza ware perfect !
Dessert .. Banana pie excellent !!
Close at 10;30 pm but kitchen at 10:00pm !

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my favorite place - Edit

the food is simply amazing ! friendly staff, good service, great presentation. ok portion are quiet small, you need 3 courses to be full up, but that gastronomy at its purest !
very creative, mind blowing texture and taste.
maybe should improve lightning for dinner time i agree that it s a bit bright...

Pros: organic, friendly staff, amazing food

Cons: lightning in evening (to say something)

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42 Degres - Edit

Als ich las, dass das 42 Degres ein 100%rohes Restaurant ist, fand ich das sehr interessant. Obwohl ich nicht reserviert hatte, bekam ich einen Platz. Die Bedienung war sehr freundlich und half auch bei fehlenden Französischsprachkentnissen. Es war auch möglich auf Englisch zu bestellen. Der Preis betrug für zwei dreigängige Menüs 70 Euro. Da wirklich alles roh, und die Portionen klein waren, empfand ich diesen Preis als sehr, sehr teuer. Das Essen war schön angerichtet. Der Hauptgang war ein Salat, leider war auf der Karte nicht angegeben, dass die Soße mit Wasabi gewürzt und sehr scharf war. Die Vor- und Nachspeisen waren jedoch sehr gut.

Pros: schön angerichtetes Essen, freundliche Bedienung

Cons: Teuer, kleine Portionen

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As a vegan and non french speaking Brit, finding a vegan restaurant was very difficult, we then found Le Centre Tout Naturellement (which was great - see other review) who directed us to 42 Degres. This restaurant is a must for any vegetarian or vegan visiting Paris, the food and drinks we were served were amazing, we truly enjoyed our visit. Also my partner and my lack of French was no problem as the staff were very friendly and helped us with our orders.

Pros: Great Food, Great Staff, Great Atmosphere

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Magnifique - Edit

I visited this restaurant today for the first time and I can warmly recommend it! It was my first visit ever to a completely raw/vegan venue, and if all raw food is this good I could happily quit all food prepared and of animal sources forever. The service was great, the atmosphere cozy (look down at the floor, it's picturesque!) and the food outstanding; I can hardly remember the last time my taste buds were this happy. Just a perfect combination of tastes, colors and textures, with moderate portion sizes; not too small nor too big. I had the three courses menu which came down to 18€ by lunch time, really worth the money and I also got the delicious cocktail of the day. All in all a great experience, just try it!

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Original and tasty food - Edit

Very interesting this new restaurant, raw, light, healthy food. We loved it, nice price: 27€ for a complete menu starter-main plate-dessert, good glass of wine for some more euro, good rates for the quality and all the work there's behind a raw meal.

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Wonderfully surprised! - Edit

It's was our first dinner at a raw restaurant and we were very satisfied! The three courses we had were excellent. By memory, we had a pizza and soup for starters, the lasagne and burger for mains, and the mousse and mango ravioli for dessert. Would happily order any of them again! The service was excellent and the restaurant was easy to find near the metro stop. Well worth going to whether on vacation or living in Paris. The only slight critique was that the staff had a computer and bag laying out on one of the dining tables. Took away from the atmosphere quite a bit. The critique is really minor and I encourage everyone to give this place a try. We will definitely be returning -- this place is a winner!
Updated from previous review on Sunday January 05, 2014

Pros: Delicious, attractively plated food, Excellent service

Cons: Slightly too bright of lighting for dinner.

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Great Raw Food ! - Edit

This is the very first vegan raw restaurant in Paris and this is great! The food isn't boring at all, delicious food et friendly service. I recommend it for sure!

Pros: Organic, Good vibe

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