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Advice for eating in Paris w/ a Vegan at non-vegan restaurants

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Advice for eating in Paris w/ a Vegan at non-vegan restaurants

wolff009 | Apr 9, 2011 06:51 AM

i am a carnivore who will be traveling to Paris with my vegan girlfriend. We are going to try one or two places mentioned here and elsewhere for vegans. My bigger concern is how to go to non-vegan (or vegan focused restaurants) with a Vegan and not get kicked out or offend people. I am not going to Paris without trying real non-vegan Paris food!

How should we approach this? Ideally, we'd like to be able to ask for slight modifications (e.g. salad without cheese, like we do in NYC), but I'm afraid they will not accommodate that request or get upset at us. She is fine just having bread occasionally and eating before we go out, but I'm concerned they won't serve us if she just eats bread or drinks wine. I was thinking I could maybe have her order an appetizer and myself and entre, and I'd eat both, to get around this.

Any suggestions for how to approach this? Is it okay to ask for salad without the cheese? Can we even go as far as to ask for something vegan? Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Also any great places that serve both good vegan / non-vegan would also be appreciated.

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