Previously a concept store combining a clothing boutique with vegan restaurant at 8 Rue de la Grange aux Belles. The store permanently closed Nov 2021. Carmen now offers some limited catering and special orders: see social media for details. Delivery available through Eatic Food Service. Open Wed-Sat 11:30-19:00, Sun 11:30-18:00.

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50 Reviews

First Review by Aurelia


Points +47

20 Mar 2021

Magnifique !

Un grand classique à gouter absolument. De très belles créations vegetales:)



Points +2213

19 Oct 2020

Very good !!!

Carmen is so kind and welcoming !
You can't really choose what you eat as a zero waste comcept and it was a very good surprise !
The starters and risotto were very good and the tiramisu so tasty !
I highly recommend !

Pros: 100% plant based, Tasty, Friendly staff and cosy place

Cons: Pricy


Points +35

03 Jun 2020

Délicieux, fin et authentique

Dans une petite rue vivante et cosy à la fois, Carmen nous reçoit avec générosité et simplicité sur son petit coin de trottoir ensoleillé. Une jolie assiette mixte faite sur mesure, entièrement maison et bio. Deux boulettes et un roulé à base de légumes aussi savoureux que raffiné accompagnée de courgettes marinées, graines germées de lentille et une salade radis/carotte bien rafraîchissante. Une cuisine simple mais très travaillée qui surprendra par sa subtilité et par ce petit truc en plus qui rend ses plats si succulent.
Si vous passez par là, une belle adresse de quartier à découvrir absolument en take away et si possible à table (n’hésitez pas à appeler).

In a small street that is both lively and cozy, Carmen receives us with generosity and simplicity on her little sunny sidewalk corner. A pretty mixed plate entirely homemade and organic. Two vegeball and a vegetable roll as tasty as it is refined accompanied by marinated zucchini, sprouted lentil seeds and a very refreshing radish / carrot salad. A simple but very elaborate cuisine that will surprise with its subtlety and by this little extra trick that makes its dishes so delicious.
If you pass by, a nice neighborhood address to discover absolutely by take away and if possible at the table (do not hesitate to call).

Pros: Savoureux , Equilibré , Chaleureux


Points +2713

06 Mar 2020

Delicious food in exceptional location

This is a great place to eat. There's a three course surprise menu (you can also order two courses). Our main course was risotto. Delicious! Starters and desserts as well. The restaurant is located in a clothes boutique and Carmen, the chef is extremely nice.


Points +16

20 Oct 2019

Wonderful tiramisu & conversation

Combination clothing & cafe, Carmen was there and we had a wonderful chat. The food & coffee were delicious. Highly recommend stopping in


Points +16

22 Sep 2019

Nice surprise

We strolled through the neighboorhood and found this place. Carmen offers a menue (starter main or starter main desert) or salad. The menue is a surprise, means you are not able to choose which food. The food was very good and lovely presented. We shared a menue and agreed that each of us should have gotten its own.

Pros: Good food with chic presentation, fair price

Cons: The lack of male clothes, just kidding... ;-)


Points +277

25 Jul 2019

Unique and charming

The clothes boutique-restaurant 'Carmen Ragosta' is unique, charming and quirky.

Carmen is a wonderful host and a creative chef. Each day there is an entree + plat du jour + dessert, or a combination of the above for the less hungry, and Carmen serves each with flair and an explanation of what she has created that day. All of the ingredients are organic which we liked. The flavours and textures were subtle, complementary and intriguing, and it was a treat to have delicious vegan tiramisu!

A great place to take a partner or a friend for a cosy, intimate meal. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly, and we had a nice conversation with Carmen. With 6 small tables available, there was plenty of seating for everyone on the Saturday lunchtime that we were there.

Carmen is also celebrating 18 years there this year. Happy 18 ans!


Points +40

30 Jun 2019


Vegan passionate
Great service


Points +504

23 Jun 2019

Only womens clothing

I went here based on the description of it being a vegan clothing store and restaurant, but it does not specify that they only sell women's clothing. I asked if they had mens shoes and the owner replied never.

Cons: women's only boutique


Points +22

28 Apr 2019

Un bonheur !

La cuisine de Carmen est un délice et elle est elle-même super agréable. Un vrai bonheur à chaque fois !

Pros: Plats uniquement vegan, Beaucoup de produits sans gluten, Plusieurs vins bio


Points +403

10 Oct 2018

Inspirational cute cafe!

Cute place, with one lovely woman running the place and making everything herself. Surprisingly suuper quick service as well, and the food was literally amazing! So well flavored. Loved the tiramisu as well😄she also makes all the clothes she sells herself, wow!!!


Points +381

07 Oct 2018


It’s part restaurant, part clothing store, and part grandmother’s house. When you put together all the parts, it is simply wonderful. The food is delicious. We tried the sample platter, because everything sounded so good. Not one of the dishes was even a little disappointing. What makes it even more special is Carmen herself. She made us feel like family from the moment we arrived.

Pros: Charming, Delicious


Points +34

30 Sep 2018

Lovely food

The plate we ordered consisted of a variety of items, each so well flavored! I can appreciate organic whole foods transformed into such a creative ‘plat du jour’ :). The tiramisu was okay. But I feel I have really high standards for a good tiramisu. Overall, we left very satisfied, so I would absolutely recommend this!

Pros: Quick service


Points +24

09 Sep 2018

Fantastic place

Great little place run by a lovely Italian lady. Also a clothes shop, so you would hardly notice it’s also a restaurant from outside. Beautifully presented, healthy and wholesome vegan food at a decent price for Parisian standards


Points +15

02 Sep 2018

A cosy and exquisite homey place... Love it!

Never could imagine to find such a special restaurant like this in Paris. Everything is very sincere, naturally stylish, with a very smiling touch from the South of Italy. The owner is very kind and charming. A friendly and intimate place...

Pros: excellent food, very nice prices, unforgettable bread and tiramisu


Points +19

12 Aug 2018

très cher pour ce qui est servi

nourriture correcte. carte spéciale arnaque pour ceux qui réserve sur la fourchette... ou tout coute le double. lol.


Points +39

06 Jan 2018



Vraiment bel environnement avec un décoration en relief.

Pros: restaurant et boutiques de vêtements

Cons: le restaurant n'est pas mi en avant


Points +260

05 Jan 2018

Très bon restaurant vegan au menu unique.

Les prix sont relativement normaux pour paris et la qualité tant gustative que de présentation est bien présente. Carmen se fera un joie de vous guider à travers là deuxième partie de son restaurant : un magasin de vêtements vegân !
Adresse tenue par une passionnée et qui s'adresse à tout le monde.

Pros: Very bubly owner, Very good price/quality ratio, Can shop for clothes


Points +14833

28 Sep 2017

Delicious food in a concept store

I've visited Carmen Ragosta several times in the last couple of years. There are just three tables, so it's preferred if you call ahead to reserve one.

The menu is just one plate consisting of small bites; but it is always fresh and yummy.
Desserts are also delicious. Besides the tiramisu, which is excellent, the tarts and cakes made are also worth the visit.

Carmen herself is in charge of the cooking and service; and she's always very friendly and attentive.

I'd recommend paying a visit whenever in Paris.

Updated from previous review on 2016-12-25

Pros: yummy, friendly staff, good value

Cons: none

Happy Caro

Points +1111

13 Sep 2017

really good, the best veggan tiramisu i tried

I really enjoy the dinner, definitely tasty. the tiramisu was fabulous, try it! In the shop you can find clothes, shoes and purses. Quite nice :)


Points +21

24 Aug 2017

c'est si bon !

Très charmant et tout le repas est dèlicieux.


Points +95

25 Jun 2017

dining in a dress shop.

The host was very friendly and the food was very different. She doesn't try to make fake meat, just yummy vegan food. Each day is a different plate with a variety of cooked and raw salads.


Points +28

11 Jun 2017


Carmen is the loveliest and the food is gorgeous. Best vegan place in Paris!


Points +2051

30 Apr 2017

A unique experience!

I went to this place with colleague for lunch and walked into what looked like a shop with tables for dining in the middle! Carmen asked us how hungry we were, and then disappeared into the kitchen, bringing out a mixed plate for each of us, and explained what we were eating and how it had been prepared. The food was very well cooked and seasoned with unique and delicious flavour combinations.

I ate: Seaweed/tomato cake, quinoa risotto with roasted bell peppers, homemade turmeric "cheese" on delicious fresh bread, marinated tofu and tiramisu for dessert.

What a nice experience!

Updated from previous review on 2017-04-30


02 May 2017

Many thanks ,I hope to see you one day.


Points +826

06 Apr 2017

One of my favorite places in Paris

Incredible vegan food and beautiful boutique! My husband and I tried the main plate of food that had a variety of delicious options, as well as the tiramisu. I have always been a huge tiramisu fan, but after going vegan, I have had trouble finding a good non-dairy one... until tasting the one at Carmen's! We're going back to Paris in a couple of weeks and are already planning on stopping by to eat more tiramisu!


25 Apr 2017


Points +128

30 Jan 2017

best mix ever

When you love italy, clothes and personality this place is definelty for you.
The food is refreshing and the organic red wine was super nice bonus to the meal.

Bruno Blum

Points +30

24 Jan 2017

Home made style

This is really a small vegan clothes and bags shop with a kitchen and a few tables, just a few steps away from the charming canal St. Martin. Perfect for a lovers evening. Charm, genuine vegan vibes and delicious, home made style Italian food.

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