Sol Semilla - Le Bar des Artisans

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23 rue des Vinaigriers, Paris, France, 75010

Plant shop, restaurant, juice bar. Shop sells Amerindian plants mainly from the desert, the Andes mountains, and the Amazonian basin. Juice bar offers hot and cold beverages made from the plants and products sold in the shop, such as purple corn, urucum, cocoa, acerola, klamath. At lunchtime the shop-bar is also a vegan restaurant wherein a range of the plants and micro-algae are represented in the recipes. Brunch on weekends. Located on a street next to Canal Saint Martin. Formerly Voy Alimento. Open Tue-Sun 12:00pm-4:00pm, Thu-Sat 7:00pm-10:00pm.

Category: Vegan, Organic, Juice bar, South American

Reviews (52)

First Review by Reuclai

One of my fav spots in Paris! - Edit

I love this place and the food is delicious. I also love their selection of superfoods like Cocoa, Spirulina etc. which you can purchase in their restaurant and store.

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Superb! - Edit

What a lovely place. Friendly staff and superb food. I ate here in the evening and had a soup, rich with grains, seeds and vegetables. I also had a dessert of three small cakes, including carrot. If I lived in Paris I would be a regular here.

Pros: Superb food, Good choice, Helpful and welcoming staff

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good!! - Edit

Locale piccolo ma accogliente, prezzi nella media

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Delicious food and nice staff - Edit

Menu consists of plate of day - regular or raw and/or soup of the day. I had the plate of the day which is a mix of salads and superfoods and absolutely phenomenal. They also have delicious teas. Staff is really nice and knowledgable.

Pros: Nice staff, Delicious food, Warm atmosphere

Cons: None

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Nice colors in your plate. - Edit

You can get a tasty array of ingredients in your plate. I got all essential amino acids with rice legumes.

You can get a conventional plate or a plate with only raw food.
To my knowledge, it's the only restaurant of its kind focusing on proposing super foods every day.

The biggest tv channel in France was actually filming there about the super foods trend. (I may or may not be in their report...)

Pros: Focuses on super foods

Cons: Little choice

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Wonderful experience(s)! - Edit

Loved everything about this place. The staff was warm, friendly and accommodating. We went for lunch on the first visit and had the assiette du jour. It was a hearty, filling, well balanced plate with a lovely variety of flavours. We came back for dinner and had the assiette du jour again, which was almost more than we could eat. If you are lucky, the staff will bring shots of juices for you to try. We had the good fortune of meeting Jean Francois, the founder of the company, while we were there. He was lovely and interesting and took the time to speak to us in his best English about the various superfoods, their origins, and their benefits. He invited us to visit him at the bio market which takes place on Saturdays. The whole experience was enjoyable, uplifting and educational.

Pros: Staff, amazing food, warm, inviting atmosphere.

Cons: None! It would appear that reservations are recom

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Tasty Plate of the Day - Edit

We had the plate of the day, which consisted of a well-balanced mix of cereals, beans, and vegetables.
The plate was flavorful and the portions were correct.

As a dessert we tried the vegan cake which had lucuma and banana. It was tasty; however, (1) it was tiny; and (2) I didn't taste the lucuma at all.
Drinks were also good, albeit on the small side.

The menu is quite limited (it's either the plate of the day or the raw plate or a soup), but it's fresh.
The service is quick and friendly.

All-in-all, I'd recommend it for the plate.

Pros: tasty plate of the day, friendly service

Cons: limited choice, a bit overpriced

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take out lunch - Edit

Nice place with good quality day menu that made our day at the fair so much nicer.
Fresh and full of flavor.

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Thanks for dinner - Edit

This place really does not disappoint! Do yourself and perhaps your friend a favor and go get some plant-based and just pure good food at Sol Semilla. Much more cannot be said. This down to earth and nature filled place should be visited when in Paris, France.

Thank you,
JoJo



Updated from previous review on 2016-12-06

Pros: Down to earth place, Tasty plant-based food, Makes you feel good

Cons: Some of the items on the menu are less tasty, as the other items, so pick the right ones *winky face

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Big portions and great food - Edit

I really enjoy Sol Semilla when I'm in Paris and feeling hungry and want something interesting and hearty. My favorite two plates are the raw plate, which is a lot of vegetables and other raw foods; and the cooked plate which has fewer vegetables but more grains and cereals. An emphasis is put on unique and "super" foods which comes through in the many drinks and soups on offer. Some I've really enjoyed and some are just ok by my palate. Prices are reasonable considering the size of the plates. It's not the biggest place, so seating can be tight. I advise getting here close to opening times to secure a good table or seat.

Pros: Delicious, tasty fare, healthy , good vibe

Cons: Can be difficult to find seating

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disappointing - Edit

Healthy doesn't have to mean tasteless, I was very disappointed by this place. The restaurant is nicely decorated, the waitress are nice but the food is really boring. Not much choice on the menu and 5euros for a small glass of juice is quite expensive.

Pros: service , ambiance

Cons: expensive , tasteless food

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Good cook and raw - Edit

Both raw and cooked fish were also macrobiotic. Plenty of option for desserts. Very creative juices.

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nice place - Edit

Nice place with original food coming mostly from South America. They sell superfoods also.
Good spot close to a canal.
Plates could be a little bit bigger.

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boring food :( - Edit

Quite boring food and expensive. The place is cute and has a nice atmosphere but the food was not of my taste, it simply didn't have much flavour. Maybe I just had bad luck and came on the wrong day.

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super delicious ! - Edit

Very nice Menü with cereals, salad, veggies, lentil mousse, pommes de terre, acai caviar, etc. nice dessert and great wine!

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Excellent superfood restaurant - a must! - Edit

An excellent vegan superfood restaurant close to Canal St Martin. Very nice atmosphere! Great concept!! Offers also a raw dish.

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Super foods! - Edit

Very cosy little restaurant/shop where you can discover a variety of super-foods. The daily dish consists of several different dishes that all contain a super-food. You can buy the super-foods in the shop part. The staff is very friendly and happy to answer all your questions.
The atmosphere is very cosy and relaxed; also there is a very friendly cat in the restaurant :).
The daily dish is a bit pricey (15,50 EUR), the same goes fore the super-foods store.
The place is located near Canal St Martin, so great location.

Pros: Novelty , Friendly staff, Super-foods store

Cons: Value

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Tasty, if a bit expensive - Edit

Really enjoyed the different flavours in my L'Assiette du Jour and (rice) milkshake. It's a bit on the expensive side for the size of the portion, but very enjoyable none the less. Cozy atmosphere, friendly service.

Pros: Tasty dishes, Atmosphere

Cons: Expensive

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Experimental and exciting - Edit

My mum and I were looking for a light meal before our Eurostar return to London. This place is conveniently located near Gare L'Est. We both had the raw plate, which was beautifully presented, delicious, different and light, leaving room for some yummy raw desserts. The superfoods seemed very reasonably priced and I bought quite a few things (only to lose them at somepoint on the journey home argh). Can't wait to visit again.

Pros: decor and friendliness, experimental thoughtful food, great location

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Really good place for Vegan & Super aliments - Edit

I really love the concept of this (tiny) place.
I loved the cooking truly Vegan with Super Aliments.
It's convenient too to be able to buy some of those inside the shop.
The negative points are the lack of space, the unfriendly staff and the inability to make a reservation.

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un vrai voyage - Edit

Nous avons été séduites par ce petit restaurant qui permet une évasion en tranchant radicalement avec le cadre urbain de l'extérieur. Le décor est chaleureux aux airs de campagnes et de chalet. Nous avons été transcendées et rassasiées par les mets aux saveurs diverses mais harmonieuses; le dessert fut de la pure gourmandise. Un très bon accueil également avec des serveurs qui expliquent patiemment le concept du lieu et l'aspect nutritif des aliments et super-aliments sélectionnés; et une ambiance vraiment détendue. Le prix était très raisonnable pour la qualité des produits. Nous reviendront très certainement.

Pros: le cadre, le prix, la qualité

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Unique, small, friendly, vegan - Edit

I really like this place. All vegan. The night I went, it was pretty busy, and there was only one staff person on the floor -- but he was way friendly, and attentive. It took awhile to get the food and to eat, but it was worth it. Lots of raw items, as well as cooked. They really like spirulina and other green algae here, and, if you like, you can get it mixed in with lots of items, including in one of the salt shakers. The atmosphere is unique, with cool stuff all over in this small, comfortable nook. Highly recommended.

Pros: Good food, Friendly staff

Cons: Not a fast place (if that matters)

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Unusual and good food! - Edit

I've been twice in this restaurant and both times really liked my meal. The main dish was always a new combination of cereals, vegetables and sauce, part of them were exotic ones that I've never ate. I discovered and like all these new flavours. Some of the drinks are strange but some other are really good. Do not hesitate to ask for precision about the ingredients.

The place in itself is small and they don't take reservation so if you want to go by group, go at the opening to be sure to have sufficient seats. The staff is friendly and I didn't find they were slow.

Pros: exotic food, vegan, friendly staff

Cons: small sitting area

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Overpriced, overrated, nice service - Edit

A very large price for a very small pile of adequate but uninspiring food. We were starving at the end of our meal. [edit by staff]
The only plus point at Sol Semilla was the lovely, lovely service. Thank you for lightening an otherwise disappointing experience.

Pros: The waitress & other staff

Cons: The size of the portions, The exortionate pricet

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don't understand what people like about it - Edit

Small and uncomfortable, expensive and small portions, not such a warm welcome, strange and not particularly pleasant atmosphere...
I don't like the idea of criticizing vegan/organic places, but frankly... thank God there are more and more alternatives nowadays...

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parisien1008 25 Mar 2014 - totally agree with your comment. it's a bizarre new age, hippy restaurant.  


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Love their superfoods - Edit

I stock most of my superfoods from Sol Semilla, personally and professionally. This is the only vegan restaurant in Paris I used to seek out and frequent before opening my own. I like the vibe in there, sitting on the barrels is very cozy! I don't feel like I'm in Paris. But I don't find the atmosphere overtly "hippie" either. The staff is nice, I've never been unlucky with unspeedy service. Sometimes I've stopped in on a way to a meeting with literally only ten minutes to spare and have been warmly accommodated (the chef sizes me up and concludes: "tired hungry vegan with no time to eat but eating anyway" ;)). I usually have their petite or large assiette, depending on how hungry I am, with a variety of their offering du jour. And I always pick up some superfoods while I am there. I like the fact that they have fresh aloe vera, and their raw cocoa, cocoa butter, maca and spiruline are household staples chez moi.

Pros: Staff, Selection of superfoods

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Never Again - Edit

I'm really open minded when it comes to trying new things but this place was way beyond my comfort range. Which is far. I almost threw up once on something, that the waitress couldn't tell me what it was. I still don't know what it was. The seats are uncomfortable. It just looks like a hippie town. I really don't want to pay that much for food and have to sit on a barrel. They kept us waiting for way too long. The menu is difficult to understand. The food was horrendous. I just did not like this place and can't recommend it as the food, staff, and seating was not good. The minute I took my fist bite of food I just wanted to leave. Even that took ages because the staff were hard to find. Too busy in both the kitchen and the cashing up. We had dirty dishes next to us almost the entire meal.

Pros: Vegan Products

Cons: FOOD!, Staff, Deco

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