In the land of Paris, it is typically known for its espressos but lattes are really starting to make their own debuts. Cafes are not what they used to be, most cafes you can now find a a range of specialty lattes. All the way from your everyday latte to one with charcoal! Iced coffee has been thrown into the mix as well and that is something that was quite hard to find here in the past.

These cafes are really standing out with their lattes and other coffee drinks and are worth checking out!

BRAUN NOTES

Not only can you get a delicious latte with a beautiful design but on the weekends during brunch you are served a coconut with fresh fruit!

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SAINT PEARL

Saint Pearl serves specialty coffee and serves all homemade pastries and of course brunch too! They work magic with their drinks and really know how to whip up a matcha latte!

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SUNDAY IN SOHO

Besides the delectable food and the cozy environment, here you can get a latte to stay or to go. You can pick it up if you’re in a hurry at the bar. The baristas pay close attention to detail with their latte art to brighten up your day.

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HARDWARE SOCIETY

With a cafe originally in Melbourne, they graced us with their presence in Paris. You can’t go wrong with any latte you order here, hot or cold! It’s situated right next to Sacré Cœur giving you a perfect after coffee view on your way out.

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TEN BELLES

You might just miss this one if you don’t pay close attention to its discreet location off the Canal Saint-Martin. It is a very small location so there is normally a queue outside but the wait is well worth it!

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Written by Katie Chaplin

Today, we are all aware of what is happening globally that is causing floods, wildfires, and pollution. It is going to take all of us together to start working towards a more sustainable lifestyle for us to make a drastic change for the sake of our future. Granted, it is easier said than done. Luckily, we live in a world of apps to simplify our daily lives. By using these apps you are able to start making eco-conscious choices and will make you more aware of your current footprint. 

  1. THINK DIRTY

If you download this application you are able to search or scan beauty brands you use to give you information about the “dirty” and toxic ingredients potentially in your products that can be harmful to you or to the environment. It will give you the level of dirty and explain the reasoning why. Think Dirty will also give your recommendations for cleaner products that you can switch too.

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2. GOOD ON YOU 

This is the perfect app to look into detail about the brands you are wearing and getting a clear picture of their impact on the environment, how they treat their workers, and the treatment of animals. They give you trusted brand ratings and sustainable and ethical fashion labels to discover.

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3. JOULEBUG 

By using JouleBug you are able to easily start changing your everyday habits with helpful how-to videos, and information articles. You are able to track your daily sustainable acts of goodness and encourage friends through the app to do the same.

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4. ECOCRED

EcoCRED was created to make your life easier by providing simple solutions to climate change and what eco-friendly habits you can adapt to your everyday lifestyle. With this app, you are rewarded for your efforts every time you complete an eco-habit! You can also measure and track your footprint and the progress you make overtime for reducing it. 

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5. VEGANMAP

Vegan Maps provides you * for free* with vegan and raw food restaurant options in over 150 countries. Instead of walking aimlessly or scrolling through google maps you can just check on their map for recommendations in the city you’re in. It will even update you on restaurant and cafe openings allowing you to try the newest next best thing. If you fall in love with a place you can save it so you can be sure to make it back.

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Written By: Katie Chaplin

As Christmas Day slowly approaches, the race to buy the most beautiful tree, glittery decorations and heart-warming gifts for family and friends is in full swing! Crafting the perfect Christmas dinner menu also proves a task of its own. However, planning a successful holiday feast doesn’t have to be a burden on the environment and the planet. What if we collectively had the Greenest and most eco-friendly Christmas ever? That’s a gift Mother Nature would truly appreciate. 

2019 will go down as a year of global awakening and understanding of the challenges that humanity is facing in the age of climate change. Along with the massive shifts and radical changes that big companies and corporations have to make, individual attitudes towards consumerism, specifically around the holidays, will also have an impact in saving and preserving our planet’s natural resources. Here are simple ways you can plan a sustainable and eco-friendly Christmas celebration, without spoiling the fun for anybody, of course!

Rent a Live Christmas Tree

Fake Christmas trees might be reusable year after year, thus checking the sustainable box. However, study shows that you would have to use the same plastic tree for at least 20 years for it to be greener that a real tree. Once discarded, fake Christmas trees are hardly ever recycled, and end up in landfills. Why not choose to adopt your Christmas tree, instead? You can pick a live tree, decorate it, have it in your home for the holidays, and safely return it back to the tree farm you bought it from. They will put it back in soil, in the hope that it continues to grow. How lovely! Here are some options for an environmentally friendly Christmas tree.

Switch to LED Christmas Lighting

LED lighting is much more environmentally friendly than traditional twinkling incandescent Christmas lights, because it uses up to 80% less energy. Having solar-powered lights outdoors is also a great way to use less electricity. Putting both indoors and outdoors lights on a timer will not only be more sustainable, but your energy bill will be reduced as well. So, make the switch and look for LED lighting anywhere you can!

Buy Locally Made and Eco-friendly Gifts

Buying the perfect gift for a loved one is challenging enough. Making it green and sustainable may feel like the impossible task. Well, not if you think smart and local. Local craft fairs and artisan shops are a good source for gifts that come without the added costs of transportation (that contributes to greenhouse emissions and global warming). And gifts made locally often have a story which goes with the gift, since the artisan and the origin of the gift are known. Locally made, plastic-free, eco-certified, and thoughtfully shopped gifts are the way to go. Your family and friends, as well as your own conscience will thank you for it.

At Paulette, we looked for the best sustainable and environmentally conscious stores and brands in our own neighborhood to get our gift shopping on. Manifeste011 (for their vegan fashion), Hast (for their TIPA compostable pouch and packaging), Smallable (for their wide selection of eco-friendly kids’ toys), Whole (for their in-house hand-dyed fabrics and home goods), The Naked Shop (for their zero-waste beauty bar), and Toasties (for their colorful range of accessories made of recycled sheepskins) are great options to please everyone in your family on Christmas eve or Christmas day, depending on when you open the gifts. No early peeking allowed!

Use Environmentally Friendly Wrapping Paper and Christmas Decorations

As we all know, wrapping paper usually ends up in the garbage can faster than we can say “Merry Christmas!”. Added to their single use every year, non-recyclable elements like foil, glitter or plastic make traditional wrapping paper a less than desirable option for a Green Christmas. Recycled wrapping paper is a great alternative for big gifts. However, small gifts can easily be wrapped in a beautiful and colorful fabric square. In Japanese culture, this technique is known as Furoshiki – the art of wrapping clothes, gifts, or other goods in a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth. That’s basically receiving 2 gifts in 1. What more can you ask for? Sustainable Christmas tree decorations, perhaps? Well, most decorations are taken out and put up, year after year for the holidays, then safely put away for 11 months, becoming family heirlooms that last for generations. If you do wish to add to your collection however, look to companies such as Nkuku for designs made from brass, glass, and wood.

Shop smart and locally (with a grocery list) to avoid food waste

Christmas dinner is a touchy subject, I get it. Part of the fun is feeling utterly stuffed with roasted chicken or turkey, pecan or sweet potato pie, fresh oysters, tasty foie gras, you name it! However, opting for a Green Christmas dinner will reduce the carbon footprint of all the ingredients that will be used to prepare the much-anticipated mouthwatering dinner. Try and support local and ethical small-scale producers, buy seasonal fruits and vegetables, and avoid single use plastic to wrap up anything. If you’re feeling daring, cooking a completely vegan holiday dinner is actually not that hard and quite tasty, if you ask us. If you do end up with leftovers, despite the strict grocery list, and you’re in the seasonal giving spirit, you might want to wrap up some food, and bring joy and a little bit of comfort to people in need in your local shelter or Red Cross.

Reconnect with Nature on Christmas Day

Christmas is a time for giving and a time for family. What a great opportunity to start a family tradition of reconnecting with nature and instilling the values of sustainable living to your children, family and friends. Why not start an annual run, hike, or just a walk in a nearby forest or park. Earth-friendly activities such as bird counting, planting a small tree, or decorating a tree for the birds – with seeds for them to eat – will also be an opportunity to get you outdoors with family and friends for a few hours to build an appetite for the big dinner to come.

Above all else, spend quality time with the people you love, and enjoy yourself. The Paulette Team wishes each and everyone of you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Article by PK Douglas

For all your Green Christmas gift shopping in Paris, visit Manifeste011 (14, rue Jean-Macé 75011 Paris), Hast (87, rue d’Aboukir 75002 Paris / 7, rue des Batignolles 75017 Paris), The Naked Shop (75, rue Oberkampf 75011 Paris), Whole (86, rue Jean-Pierre Thimbaud), Smallable (82, rue du Cherche-Midi 75006 Paris), and Toasties (14, rue du Château d’Eau 75010 Paris).

Every fall, the comeback of cold weather makes us want to cozy up with a nice hot drink and pastries. As food trends come and go, this year get ready to eat and drink cinnamon in every dish.

It’s September which means students are back to school, adults are back to work, and every day brings us closer to fall. The season of Halloween and pumpkins, red foliage and warm scarves. For years now, the flavors of fall have been dominated by pumpkin spice, whether it’s in Starbucks’ famous Pumpink Spice Latte (PSL) or on desserts. Last year, everyone’s Instagram feed was filled with mouth-watering hot cocoa in between PSL pictures. This year, cinnamon drinks and dishes will be a bit early and find their way to you during fall.

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On September 30, a new flavour of Coca-Cola is going to hit the shelves in the US. You guessed it, it’s cinnamon coke. Last winter, the UK was already able to try cinnamon Zero Coke. Even if it’s advertised as a winter drink (the usual cinnamon season), the new beverage is coming out right on time for fall. But the Coca-Cola company is not the only one to bet on cinnamon as the new trendy flavor. Dairy Queen is selling cinnamon milkshakes and Ben & Jerry’s new ice cream, Justice Remixed, is cinnamon-flavored.

There are many ways to put cinnamon in your dishes

If you can’t wait for the Pumpkin Spice Latte (and its many different versions) to get on the Starbucks’ menu every year, you might know that one of the spices usually used for pumpkin spice is cinnamon (along with clove and nutmeg). This year, cinnamon drinks are popping up on menus everywhere, without waiting for the snowy winter days or being mixed with other spices. You can get coffees, lattes or chai teas with cinnamon, the possibilities are (almost) endlesss!

Cinnamon rolls are nothing new. Americans, Swedes, and many more are used to eating one version or another of this delicious cinnamon pastry. But we’re seeing cinnamon muffins, french toasts, churros and so much more on our feed these days. In addition to apple pies, you can make cinnamon cheesecakes, frosting or pudding for your desserts.

Why is cinnamon so popular? It’s a spice that goes with everything, from savory to sweet dishes and hot beverages. It can be used to put some flavor in meaty dishes (Turkish cuisine often cooks cinnamon with lamb, chicken…) but also goes great with apples. Adding a bit of cinnamon in your apple pie is pretty common and very tasty, or you can put some apple cinnamon cream cheese on your bagel. Cinnamon also has some health benefits, such as reducing cholesterol and having anti-inflammatory properties. So foodies have decided there’s no reason to wait until the holidays and only put cinnamon is our eggnogg or mulled wine. Fall 2019 is the season of cinnamon!

Article by Juliette Cardinale

With the environmental crisis upon us, many people have been rethinking the way they eat meat. How exactly are meat and the environment related? And what would happen if we reduced our meat intake, or stopped it all together? If you want to say goodbye to burgers, ribs, wings and hotdogs, you have come to the right place. Today, 5% of the world’s population is vegetarian, but…

Why exactly go vegetarian?

There are many obvious health reasons to stop eating meat: overconsuming meat can make you more likely to have cancer, diabetes, weight problems, or high blood pressure for example. Not only that, but livestock farming is responsible for epizootic diseases, (such as avian or swine flu). The massive use of antibiotics on livestock also contributes to resistant bacteria; and not eating livestock is a way to avoid the hormones animals are fed. There are also:

Environmental reasons

Our production of meat has boomed considerably: we now produce four times more meat than 50 years ago! Yet a meat-free lifestyle would lead to a cleaner planet. Indeed, human activity of meat production is one of the biggest contributors to climate change: it is responsible for 15% of greenhouse gas emissions. Not eating meat would be a huge change for the planet, by reducing massive greenhouse emissions. Beef especially produces five times more gas emissions than any other meat. Livestock consumes more water than any other industry: 1 kg of beef requires 15,000 liters of water before it reaches your plate. The meat industry is thereby also one of the largest causes of water pollution.

Moreover, 700 million tons of food are consumed by livestock: not eating meat would possibly end world hunger. Today, there are enough plant-based foods to end world hunger, yet the vast majority of these crops goes instead towards feeding livestock as explained in this article.

Ethical questions

All of this is without mentioning the ethical reasons to cease eating meat: every year around 50 billion animals are killed for human consumption. They are kept in inhumane circumstances (tiny filthy cages; entirely in the dark; on top of each other for instance), fed food packed with pesticides and/or hormones, and slaughtered in much the same way. If you believe in animal rights, you might want to boycott the meat industry.

For more information on this we also recommend watching the documentary Cowspiracy(2014) by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn.

Tips for becoming vegetarian

There are different ways to stop eating meat, depending on your personal preference: quitting cold turkey or step by step. If you choose to stop step by step you can start out by cutting out red meat, then white meat, then fish. You can also try setting one or a couple of meatless days a week, or only eating meat when you go to the restaurant, for example.

When eating make sure you replace the meat you would usually incorporate in your meal. If you just cook your usual recipes and leave out the meat, chances are you will be hungry very quickly, and dissatisfied with your food. To avoid being disappointed, add things like lentils, soybeans, green beans, tofu, even veggie chicken nuggets: get creative!

Try not to eat the same thing again and again: becoming vegetarian has to feel like a pleasure, not a punishment or a burden. You have to love making your food and eat varied foods! A vegetarian diet can be very healthy, that is if you pay attention to giving your body the right nutriments such as vitamins and minerals. It is also important not to forget about your protein intake, possibly taking supplements like B12 to stay healthy. Ask your doctor for recommendations or read up on how to make the transition from a meat to a meat free diet.

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Some recipe ideas

To have fun cooking and keep learning new, exciting recipes, you can buy a cookbook, or look up recipes online. Many youtubers share their weekly meals as vegetarians or vegans.

One last tip: if you become vegetarian, do not try to impose your point of view on others, do not insult your meat eating friends, or shame them for their habits. Shaming those around you will probably in no way convince them to change how they eat. You can try to explain calmly why you have chosen for yourself to become vegetarian. Maybe this will help start a conversation and make them see things in a different light, and try to eat less meat themselves.

Another video on the topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pPwwU1N9hM

Article by Inès Huet

The aperitif, in French referred to as the apéro, is a moment of great relaxation: there is nothing better than sharing a plate of saucisson, hams and a beer with friends, during the golden hour… However, sometimes we like to switch out the usual beer and meat combo for something different. We are in luck, with the summer season come new adventures, encounters, and apéro spots. Below, a selection of the best aperitifs of the moment in Paris.

Istr for an oyster apéro

Istr means oyster in Breton, a nod to the origins of the three creators of the restaurant. Inspired by New York’s oyster bars, you can taste oysters – at the counter or at your table – in a chic backdrop. All the products from the sea-infused menu are of top notch quality, from the lobster, shrimp to the ceviche. We love to go there every Sunday from 6 pm onwards, for Oyster hour: all oysters are sold for one euro, and the cocktail for nine!

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NOUS RESTAURANT for a healthy apéro

Nous is very meticulous about the quality of its ingredients. The fruits and vegetables are all organic, the beef and chicken are raised in open-air, the wine is biodynamic, and all of it comes from France. Put into practice this makes for a plate of marinated salmon, with its mint yogurt sauce; fried vegetables of the season with raita or a trio of cheeses accompanied with fig and nut jam. And of course a healthy cocktail to sip with all of this, like a Mojitea.

www.nousrestaurant.fr

Papadoom Kitchen for an Indian apéro

Come experience a contemporary Indian cuisine at Papadoom Kitchen. Here, each room is decorated differently to explore the multiple colors of India – from the terracotta Papadoom lounge, to the pink Jaipour living room. For the aperitif there is a selection of small plates to choose from, such as lamb samosa, and also delicious vegetarian options: such as Masala Vadai, doughnuts of lentils and split peas, with mint yogurt sauce. Yummy.

www.papadoomkitchen.com

LITTLE ITALY for a good mozzarella / Aperol spritz

For a tasty Italian aperitif, we recommend having some super fresh mozzarella di buffala, with an Aperol spritz. The famous spritz is available in  multiple versions, for the more adventurous there is the spritz bella rossa or the mandorla spritz julep to try!

www.thelittleitaly.fr/fr

Ground Control for an artistic and casual apéro

Ground Control, located in a huge covered market, is one of the most dynamic and creative spots of the capital. We like to meet friends here to share something to eat, and try from one of the many food offers. The keyword here is choice, between the wine bars, beers, Asian or European food, vegetarian or gluten free options. You can daydream in the sun on the terrace or discover the Zone Franche, where activities, conferences and exhibitions are organized.

www.groundcontrolparis.com

El Sol for an Iberian apéro

At El Sol you can taste the best Spanish specialties: the taste will transport you South. Cured ham, Galician squid, morcilla, escalivada… if you do not know what it is but the name still makes you drool, we feel you. The tapas are obviously to be enjoyed with a glass of Spanish wine, olé!

www.el-sol.fr/

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Article by Inès Huet

Apologies to our summer body, we are too busy eating donuts over here. Popularized in the 1950s in the USA by fast food chains, such as Dunkin’ Donuts, whose famous slogan is “America runs on Dunkin’”, donuts have become one of today’s most coveted recipes. We went around the world with Paulette Maps to find the most original and sophisticated versions of this pastry.

Fanki Donuts in Budapest

Donut heaven exists and it is in Budapest, at Fanki Donuts. The cooks’ imagination knows no limits here, which makes for fancy donuts imagined to celebrate all the special events of the year: Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day. They come in all shapes and sizes: with or without holes in the middle, small or big and even heart shaped. Fanki Donuts also has a catering service for weddings, just saying…

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C O C O Donuts in Brussels

When in Brussels, do not miss out on C O C O Donuts. We enjoy savory donuts, prepared with local ingredients, organic and with love by Chloé and Candice, the two founders. All donuts are homemade daily in small batches to guarantee freshness and as little waste as possible.

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Morning Lavender OC in Tustin, California

We love this shop’s flowery and pastel decorations, with its pink touches. Morning Lavender is a boutique/coffee place where we can sip on some tea while eating a donut and doing some shopping. We recommend booking a table in advance to have a spot in the terrace!

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Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York

Surprise, the best donuts in the USA are French! Chef Dominique Ansel is famous for his creativity and his innovative cooking, want some proof? He came up with the delicious Cronut, a mix between a croissant and a doughnut, stuffed with cream and covered with icing. The Cronut had become his signature food, be sure to stop by his bakery newt time you land in New York.

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The Salty Donut in Miami

And to end this around-the-world trip, we headed to The Salty Donut in Miami. Here again, the donut is considered like a work of art, with tasty variations. Run by a family passionate about cooking, the pace promises donuts handmade each day, with quality ingredients. The menu changes with each season, right now you can have a citrusy donut called “Mini Key Lime Pie” or a brioche infused with chocolate for 24 hours, and this is only a sneak peek of their menu!

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Article by Inès Huet

Sometimes we know exactly what we want to eat, other times we want to taste lots of different dishes. On those days we like to head to the best tapa bars in town, for their festive and casual atmosphere. Below our favorite tapa bars in Paris, to discover by district.

BARAV 3ème

This welcoming restaurant is waiting for you. Once you are there you can drink the best wines. You can choose between 250 different wines and eat cooked meats and cheeses.  

Le Barav, 6 Rue Charles-François Dupuis, 75003 Paris

LA MANGERIE 4ème

For all he foodies out there, La Mangerie is the place to be. The restaurant’s motto is clear: “to please,” and pleased we are with the vast choice of savory tapas: truffled gouda, mozzarella donuts, accompanied with cocktails carefully prepared by the barista. Bonus points for the wardrobe in the middle of the restaurant, that you have to walk through to go from one room to the other!

La Mangerie, 4 rue Jarente, 75004 Paris

SOUM SOUM 4ème

Let’s go South, near the Mediterranean sea. Soum Soum offers a wide range of tapas, especially hummus. 90 % of the dishes are vegetarian. Here, houmous is served with beetroots, eggplants or even with sweet potatoes. 

Soum Soum, 15 rue des Ecouffes, 750004 Paris

@houmousbarparis


SOURIRE 5ème

Food is 100 % French at Sourire. There are even vegetarian options. You can also eat French cheeses and cooked meats. 

Sourire, 27 rue Galande 75005 Paris

@souriretapasfrancaises

CHEZ VOUS 9ème

Everything here is made to make you feel like you are home! Welcome to your Foodie Roomie where you will be able to have any meal imaginable: lunch, snack time, apéro, brunch, or group evening are all possible in this bar-restaurant. Everything is homemade and in season: this summer try a green gazpacho, or feta from Limnos island with watermelon, za’atar and organic olive oil.

Chez Vous, 15 rue Choron, 75009 Paris

LE ROUGE À LÈVRES 9ème

If you loved La Mangerie and you want more, we recommend the wine bar by the same owners, who will seduce you from its name to its menu… You will leave Le Rouge à Lèvres with your lips stained red: that is how good the wine is. Just like a kiss, let yourself be tempted by the woody wines, and its enticing aromas. To go with your drink, have some tapas specially made to go with your glass.

Le Rouge à Lèvres, 6 rue Rougemont, 75009 Paris 

BOTECO 10ème  

At Boteco, we travel straight to Brazil with our taste buds. Share some tapas with a twist with your friends here, like ceviche (fish tartare marinated in its “leche de tigre” sauce, pomegranate, sprinkles of cashew nuts and emulsionof curcuma sweet potato) or a Casquinha de siri (coconut crab flesh grilledwith parmesan cheese), you will be transported to Rio de Janeiro. To be enjoyed with some caipirinhas, obviously.

Boteco, 48 Rue l’Échiquier, 75010 Paris 

TAKARAMONO 10ème

We highly recommend booking a table in advance if you want to come to Takaramono in the evening, considering the original concept of the restaurant. Every Friday and Saturday, once apéro hour rolls around, Le Petit Amour becomes Takaramono. Takaramono, which is run by Trésor Food, means “My Love” in English. A name that reflects the passion of its creators for food and music: the two come together for a unique musical and culinary experience. Have some Japanese and Camargue inspired tapas: mimosa eggs, donburi of red duckling, for some exotic flavors.

Takaramono, 3 Rue de la Fidélité, 75010 Paris

BIONDI 11ème 

If you’ve never tried Argentinian food then you have to go to Biondi. Located in Oberkampf, this restaurant offers traditional Argentinian dishes. Even the wine comes from Argentina. What are you waiting for ? Go and give it a try ! 

Biondi, 118 Rue Amelot, 75011 Paris 

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LE CAULAINCOURT 18ème

If you are looking for elegant cuisine look no further than Le Caulaincourt. All the refined dishes are made with fresh and seasonally produce. Do not be mistaken, we are far from the snobby restaurants, the atmosphere here is relaxed and festive, perfect for sharing some tapas like homemade duck terrine, truffled gouda or serrano ham.

Le Caulaincourt, 62 rue Caulaincourt, 75018 Paris

LES APÔTRES DE PIGALLE 18ème

Located in Pigalle, this restaurant opened in 2016. You can eat tapas from all over the world and particularly from South America. Tacos, ceviche, cheeses or even cooked meats are served. You can drink sodas, beers and wines at a cheaper price until 7.30 pm. 

Les Apôtres de Pigalle , 2 rue Germain Pilon, 75018 Paris

@lesapotresdepigalle

Cheers !

Article by Inès Huet and Lisa Kassab

We mentioned pink desserts and other types of junk foods, but now it is time to talk about veggies. Vegetarian and vegan options can be just as delicious as their carnivorous counterparts, and way healthier than most sugary treats we crave on the daily. To respect the good old sayings we heard so many times as children: have ‘five servings of fruits and veggies a day’ or ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away,’ here are five addresses Paulette Map recommends if you want to have crunchy and savory vegetables that will make you forget your urge to have chocolate.

Itsy Bitsy at Lille

@itsybitsylille

Itsy Bitsy is the super cute name of this vegan restaurant located in Lille. A cozy and welcoming address, full of colorful cushions where you can enjoy 100% plant-based food: the menu changes depending on availability, but you might be able to order melon soup, veggie curry, guacamole tartare. The desserts are also vegan, with a tasty cheesecake or a fruit salad. In the afternoon, the restaurant even transforms into a tearoom.

Itsy Bitsy, 10 rue Jeanne Maillotte, Lille

The Parisian NOUS

NOUS is famous for the quality of its ingredients. All the fruits and vegetables are organic, the wine is biodynamic, and everything comes from France. At the Nous rue des Jeûneurs, dive into a Mediterranean atmosphere: between Greece on the first floor and Marrakech downstairs. A healthy cuisine to share with those at your table in a bright and cozy setting.

Nous Restaurant, 41 rue des Jeûneurs, 75002 Paris.

Daisy Green in London

@daisygreencollection

Healthy food inspired by Australia, in multiple locations all over London? You are at Daisy Green Collection. Here you will find a vast array of vegan and vegetarian dishes, such as the “Bondi vegan board” a vegan plate to be shared, made up of peppers stuffed with vegan Bolognese, grated zucchini, oven-roasted eggplant, barbecue tofu steak and a rice salad. For dessert there is everything you could possibly want: from vegan chocolate cake, to vegan blueberry pancakes.

Daisy Green, 20 Seymour St, Marylebone, London

Awaken your Papilles in New York

@papillesnyc

Located in the East Village and run by three French cooks, Papilles offers a refined and tasty cuisine, making it one of the most renowned establishments of the Big Apple. The asparagus served for starters comes with grapefruit, coppa cheese and warm sabayon. Do not forget to try out one of their cocktails, which are also part of their specialties.

Papilles, 127 E 7th St, New York

Metta in Manhattan

@mettabk

Metta is a New-York restaurant committed to fighting against food waste, with a carbon neutral emission, and who buys local, fresh produce to guarantee the best quality while respecting the environment. An amazing initiative accompanied by an irresistible menu, made up of vegetarian salads, and a selection of cheeses.

Metta, 97 Adelphi St, Brooklyn

For some True Food, let’s go to Chicago

@true_food_kitchen

When in Chicago, we rush to True Food Kitchen to have some gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan seasonal food.The restaurant’s philosophy? Food should help us make us feel better, not worse. Bowls, pizzas, salads, humus, Chinese raviolis made of edamames, raw vegetables from the market served with tzatziki, kale and many more options are available there!

True Food Kitchen, 1 W Erie St, Chicago

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Article by Inès Huet

We do not know why, but the color pink makes us feel peaceful and happy. Anything it touches is instantly embellished: food is, of course, no exception to this rule. So, we hope you are still hungry for dessert, because you are going to want some after admiring these five delightfully pink pastries and ice creams, to be tasted next time you are in London or New York!

When in Paris

Did someone say avocado toast? We found something even better: pink avocado toast that you can find in Paris at Café Smörgas, a small restaurant that serves fresh and organic Swedish specialties.

@cafesmorgas

Let yourself be tempted by this jasmin éclair by Christophe Adam, one of the most renown pastry chefs, who uses his talent to create unique éclairs at L’éclair de genie. Do not miss out on all the other original flavors available…

@eclairdegenieofficiel

London bound

London’s La Chucherria is the stuff of dreams, with churros delicately sprinkled with pink sugar. All their churros are handmade on site every morning, to guarantee the best quality possible. Booking our tickets for the British capital!

@lachucherrialdn

A flowery atmosphere reigns at the Café Feya, from the dishes to the decoration. A feast for the eyes and taste buds.

@feyacafe

At the big Apple

It is unthinkable to go to the United States without trying a donut, the American specialty. Rather than going to Dunkin Donuts, we suggest a more refined version: the cronut, created by Dominique Ansel for his bakery named after him.

@dominiqueansel

Finally, why not try a kakigory, a Japanese dessert made of shaved ice that you can have at Bonsai Kakigori in New York.

@bonsaikakigori

Article by Inès Huet

Your mother always told you to eat your greens and you never wanted to but now that we are all grown up we are willingly choosing plates filled with all kinds of green vegetables! Many cafes are trying to be as sustainable and as healthy as possible to give everyone healthy and nutritious options when eating out. Here are some of our favorites on Paulette Map!  

PAPILLES – NYC 

A French fine dining restaurant located in the East Village of New York City. They have partnered with local farmers to bring you all the best organic, non-GMO, fresh and seasonal ingredients. All of the meat that they use is grass-fed and come from antibiotic-free farms. This is where you want to be for the ultimate French dining experience in New York. 

METTA – NYC 

Mettā holds sustainability and plant-forward dishes at the forefront of their restaurant. Everything on their menu is locally sourced and they purchase raw ingredients in their peak seasons. Their goal is to reduce waste as much as they possibly can and work with farmers who have the same ideals. 

THE BUTCHER’S DAUGHTER – NYC & VENICE 

Known for the best avocado toast in the city The Butcher’s Daughter has a menu full of healthy food and juice. Everything sourced locally. It is a plant-based cafe and they call themselves the “vegetable slaughterhouse.” 

FARM GIRL – LONDON

Confronted with the raging brunch culture Farm Girl wanted to create healthy and honest food. They only make dishes with high-quality and sustainable ingredients. They serve vegan and vegetarian meals but also locally farmed chicken and beef. 

Article by Katie Chaplin

Hey all you veggie crunchers! Whether you have a table full of herbivores or maybe just one friend on the vegan bandwagon it can be hard trying to master a meal for everyone. With these recipes you can find a dish that even the non-veggie lovers can enjoy!

DRINKS

Vegans drink too! Most alcohols are naturally vegan so you normally don’t have too much to worry about when it comes to making drinks.

Speckled Easter Egg Mimosas 

Strawberry Chamomile Paloma

APPETIZERS

Everyone needs little starters while waiting for the main dish. Most appetizers served aren’t particularly vegan so don’t forget to add some into your meal plan!

Basil Ricotta Pinwheels 

Deviled Potato Bites

SIDE DISHES 

Options are always good at dinner parties, you never know who is a picky eater or who isn’t! Flexibility is key and the easiest thing to do is to throw a variety of side dishes.

Eggplant Lasagna Roll Up

One Pot Asparagus & Spinach Gnocchi

MAIN COURSE 

Time for the main course! These of course, take quite a bit longer to cook so make sure you leave yourself enough time to prepare them. They will be worth it once they are finished!

Wild Garlic & Spring Veg Pot Pie 

Classic Chickpea Meatloaf

DESSERT 

Last but not least, the best part of any meal, THE DESSERT! Who knew eating dessert could also be somewhat healthy?

Lemon Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Beetroot Cake with Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Enjoy your tasty animal friendly feast!

Article by Katie Chaplin