Gentle Gourmet

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24 Boulevard de La Bastille, Paris, France, 75012

Gastronomie de vegane. Vegan restaurant and deli featuring refined cuisine, both classics and contemporary. A classy bistro atmosphere lends itself to casual as well as special occasion dining. Reserve ahead to ensure seating. Open Mon-Sun 6:30pm-10:00pm, Wed-Sun 12:00pm-2:30pm, 3:30pm-6:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Organic, Raw, Mediterranean, Delivery, Take-out, Bakery, French

225 Reviews

First Review by AnnFromIllinois

awesome experience! - Edit

they are amazing. the food is amazing. the staff is really nice and friendly. I'll definitely come back! don't forget to order the macaron when you go :D

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Vegan Gastronomy - Edit

The food here never disappoints, with seasonal menus of fresh ingredients, always delicious and worth every penny. We always recommend it. The peach tart was absolutely sublime.

Pros: Delicious food, Friendly staff

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Fair value for money, although not the 'wow' we anticipated - Edit

Many options on menu. All sound very promising!
Food was good, but not the wow factor which we had expected (some of the asparagus in the '4 ways asparagus' were for example undercooked and still nearly raw).
Nice presentation of dishes.
All in all good value for money (about 50€ for a 3 course menu.
Dessert was sublime!
Some confusion on the wine list though. waitress seemed to not have a clue that some wines are actually not vegan, and couldn't tell which ones on the list were vegan.

Tables are rather close together, which doesn't make it really relaxed (which one would expect in a gastronomic restaurant).

https://brugesvegan.com/2017/11/14/gentlegourmet-paris/

Pros: Great selection of (changing) dishes, all vegan , nice presentation, Great desserts!

Cons: not so relaxed, tables closely together, are the wines vegan? confusion , nearly raw asparagus

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OK, for bland veggies - Edit

Bland veggies, and little else. Not sure why people like this place.

Pros: Pleasant staff, Vegan

Cons: Pricey

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Excellent - Edit

My absolute favorite restaurant so far! Everything is fresh, balanced, well-cooked. Service is great! What a blast.

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The online St Honore - Edit

I have eaten at Gentle Gourmet and generally enjoyed the experience though I did not think the flavours were very strong in the dishes that I ordered.

That being said, my 5 star review is for the St Honore that I ordered online from Gentle Gourmet. It was perfect. absolutely perfect! I will order many more desserts from you online and always the choux pastry! :) Delicious!

Pros: St Honore, the choux pastry was perfect, Online desserts

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Sublime, worth every cent - Edit

It is a rare occasion to get this good vegan dining. Everything holds high standard and the food is not only innovative but also excellently prepared. I chose one dish that was more of a classic and then a few others more innovative, all of them exceeded expectations and were ample in size. The staff and locale was excellent. Hats off!

Pros: Sublime dining, excellent flavour, high quality

Cons: Perhaps they should replace a few of the more quot

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Vegan gourmet restaurant - Edit

It is probably the only vegan gourmet restaurant in Paris: the price and quality of the food and service go accordingly! Very inventive and tasty with quality ingredients, the menu changes every few months. Definitely the place to go for a nice occasion or to make an omni try vegan food (I brought my parents here a couple of times now, they love it!)

Pros: Great food, Upscale atmosphere, Friendly service

Cons: You need to book a table in advance

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Great expectations, very good food - Edit

My partner had very good memories of this restaurant from her visit here in 2015, so our expectations were sky high.
I must say that in the light of these expectations, I was slightly disappointed, but this is not to say that the food isn't great - it simply isn't the greatest...
The Burger was the best dish, but everything was in deed very good.

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A little bit different vegan food - Edit

Visited several times in the last couple of years.

The menu changes each season, so it's always interesting to know what they'll do next; given that their dishes are rather creative and yummy.
The menu itself is not large, but I think you'll always find something nice on it.

I like that desserts are interesting, with creations you rarely find on other vegan restaurants.

The place is rather pricey for what you get in terms of portion size and contents; however, it's the only "fancy" fully vegan restaurant in the city.
Having said that, nowadays there are many places in Paris which I enjoy more.

Pros: creative dishes, gourmet desserts, service

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Good looks, taste disappointing - Edit

Did not meet our expectations at all

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Love it - Edit

Delicious and beautiful vegan food.

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Beautiful gourmet dishes - Edit

Really good gourmet food, beautifully prepared. Many regional and organic ingredients.

Pros: superb taste, friendly staff, organic ingredients

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Vegan Gourmet Restaurant - Edit

The restaurant is probably the only Vegan Gourmet restaurant in Paris, which is fantastic.
The place is cozy and has a nice atmosphere to it.
It has a great location near the Bastille metro station.
It's open on week-ends, which is nice.
The plate presentation is gorgeous and the food is quite tasty even though sometimes it might a little too original.
Portions are small so you can easily have appetizer, main course and dessert.
Staff is nice but sometime you have to wait a long time between courses if the restaurant is full.
It's a bit expensive at night but you have a priced menu for lunch that is quite affordable.
Also the air ventilating is not great and your clothes might smell afterwards which is not great.
As a whole, very pleasant experience.

Pros: All vegan, Fancy, Good and Tasty

Cons: Ventilating not good, Portions

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made me cry - Edit

It was so good it made me cry.
Was glad I made reservations first.
Starter was Familiar but of good quality.
Main was great and dessert was so so so so good....
It is really a fancy place.

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SIMPLY THE BEST - Edit

Probably the first Vegan restaurant in PARIS, it is an example for us all ! After all those years, they keep surprising us with amazing seasonal menus ! So many flavors ! it is incredible ! But as always, we wish we could eat there more often !

Pros: tremendous food !

Cons: nothing ! Keep up the amazing work you're doing !

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Nice - Edit

Un peu déçue de ce restaurant, peut être à cause des autres commentaires très élogieux.
La nourriture est bonne mais pas transcendante, le dessert était le Purple, dont la crème était assez acide alors que le crumble était trop gras.
Et surtout, nous en avons eu pour 12 euros d'eau... Nous sommes en France donc je suis habituée à pouvoir avoir de l'eau gratuitement, j'ai donc trouvé cette pratique assez peu élégante surtout au prix de l'eau.
Je ne recommanderais pas.

Pros: Végane

Cons: Eau payante

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slick - Edit

The place to go if you have a date to impress or an occasion to celebrate. Tasty French and American-influenced food, beautifully presented.

Pros: Beautiful, Tasty

Cons: Expensive

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Vegan fine dining in a romantic setting with amazing food - Edit

Gentle Gourmet is my go-to for an unforgettable and spectacular fine dining experience. The ambiance of the restaurant is slightly upscale yet it retains an intimate feeling which is perfect for special dates and family gatherings. The dishes served in this restaurant are inspiring, beautiful and made with high quality ingredients. You can tell that there is a lot of emphasis in texture, flavors and presentation with all of their creations. The appetizers and main courses are all fantastic but I especially adored their faithful recreations of classic French desserts such as macarons and eclairs which are hard to find vegan elsewhere. Only inconvenient thing is you have to book in advance because they are always full and there is a time limit for your stay. Otherwise this place is a solid forerunner in the Parisian vegan gastronomical scene and a must visit if you are in Paris.

Pros: Delicious and inspiring food, Friendly staff, Relaxing and intimate atmosphere

Cons: Must reserve way ahead , Pricey

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Best vegan restaurant in Paris - Edit

Amazing food, super friendly and helpful staff, great ambience, very cozy. The best vegan restaurant in Paris at the moment

Updated from previous review on 2015-03-29

Pros: Food it's really good, Super friendly staff, Menu changes all the time

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Where I go for a romantic dinner - Edit

I like going to the Gentle Gourmet Cafe for great occasions and I am never disappointed, I also took a survival kit for my first Christmas as a vegan and it was delicious, thats why I chose to call on the Gentle team for my wedding.

It was absolutely perfect and delicious. The Italian-inspired buffet was very hearty, very well presented, very neat and very tasty, the team was adorable and attentive to the smallest detail, they offered us a high quality service. We were pampered until the end. All our guests were delighted, even the most reluctant toward veganism, and some even came to tell us that it was nice to eat well at a wedding for once and that they couldn't believe everything was plant-based!

In short, do not hesitate, go for a wedding or for an evening at the restaurant, I have absolutely nothing negative to say, thank you very much to the Gentle team to prove with each plate served that veganism is an ethical commitment that can perfectly rhyme with pleasure of the palate. Thank you also for participating in making this day truly unique and unforgettable!
See you very soon.

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Je vais de temps en temps manger au Gentle Gourmet Café pour les grandes occasions et je ne suis jamais déçue, j'ai également pris un kit de survie pour mon premier Noël en tant que végane et c'était délicieux c'est pourquoi j'ai choisi de faire appel à l'équipe du Gentle pour mon mariage.

C'était absolument parfait et délicieux. Le buffet d'inspiration italienne était très très copieux, très bien présenté, très soigné et très savoureux, l'équipe toujours adorable et attentive au moindre détail nous a offert un service de grande qualité. Nous avons été chouchoutés jusqu'à la fin. Tous nos invités étaient ravis, même les plus réticents face au véganisme et certains sont même venus nous dire que c'était chouette de bien manger à un mariage pour une fois et avaient du mal à croire qu'ils ne mangeaient que végétal...!

Bref, n'hésitez pas, foncez, que ce soit pour un mariage ou pour une soirée au restau, je n'ai absolument rien de négatif à dire, merci beaucoup à l'équipe du Gentle de prouver à chaque assiette servie que le véganisme est un engagement éthique qui peut tout à fait rimer avec plaisir du palais. Merci aussi d'avoir participé à rendre ce jour vraiment unique et inoubliable !
A bientôt très certainement.

Pros: Delicious fancy food, Very friendly staff, Quiet cosy place

Cons: Can't go everyday!

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Ambiance Gastro - Edit

Une ambiance feutrée et un esprit gastronomique !

Des plats sophistiqués et créatifs.

Le lieu vaut le détour pour ses desserts

Pros: Belle établissement, Une cuisine florale, Service de qualité

Cons: Un peu cher, Peu copieux

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Vegan Macarons - Edit

My friend and I unfortunately didn't have time to go through the full fine dining experience on our trip, but we did manage to drop by to pick up some vegan Macarons! As it is an upscale restaurant, we unfortunately weren't allowed to sit in for just dessert/coffee so we took ours to go and ate them by the river. The staff was very kind and helpful. We ended up taking 5 Macarons (1 of each flavor available) for €10.

The Macarons were nice! The texture/flavor of some of the flavors were a little wonky compared to what I can remember of regular macarons, but some of them were really spot on! Would definitely like to try out their dinner menu if I end up in Paris again.

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second experience - Edit

This is an updated review. After having such a wonderful experience the first time (see below), we couldn't wait to go back to Gentle Gourmet again on our next trip to Paris. Unfortunately, we were so disappointed this most recent visit that I really hope the night we went was a fluke! My husband and I couldn't really find anything on the menu we wanted to try, but we both settled on the tofu dish. When the dish came out, it was literally a huge slab of tofu with some type of dressing on top. It was so bland I could not finish it. I have no idea why they didn't marinate the tofu in the sauce, but it tasted like a vegan joke, tasteless and white. We also tried the white chocolate dessert which was so cold and hard, I'm guessing frozen from the freezer, we had trouble cutting into it. Overall, we felt like we essentially wasted $100 on a meal that probably cost them $10 to make and 1 minute to put together. With all the vegan restaurants popping up in Paris lately, I hope Gentle Gourmet steps it up, otherwise, I don't think it will be around much longer.
***Previous review***
This is literally the best vegan restaurant I have ever been to, and that's saying a lot since I live in one of the vegan meccas, NYC. Before our arrival in Paris, I made a reservation through email and quickly received a confirmation from the restaurant. Once we arrived, the staff was friendly and very helpful. They have both a French and English menu and our waiter was also fluent in both languages. We were given a table in the beautiful glass room.
I honestly can't remember what we ate (this review is very much overdue), but everything was incredible. By dessert time, we were more than full, but refused to leave Paris without trying a Gentle Gourmet sweet! Again, the desserts blew us away. They even had vegan canales!
Gentle Gourmet also does cooking retreats, I believe in the spring and summer. I follow them on FB and have also noticed that they started making vegan croissants! We're returning to France in May and will definitely be back to enjoy their amazing cuisine!
Updated from previous review on 2016-11-04

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Upscale vegan restaurant - Edit

Probably my favorite restaurant in Paris. It's a little pricy, but you won't be disappointed by the food, atmosphere, or presentation. I recommend making a reservation and asking to sit outside if the weather is nice :)

Updated from previous review on 2017-07-01

Pros: Food, Atmosphere

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Vegan fine dining - Edit

French fine dining meets veganism. Absolutely incredible food, just wish they were open on Mondays so I could go back again!

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Highly recommend! - Edit

Gorgeous presentation and it tastes even better! Love!

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