France’s Vegan Awakening: The Whys and Hows of Its Cruelty-Free Food Revolution

Paris, France: Boeuf bourgignon, gratin dauphinois, cassoulet. These are a few of the most typical French dishes you can find in every brasserie on French territory.

And that’s a fact you’ll encounter frequently when eating in France: the traditional cuisine isn’t really what you could call vegan-friendly. After all we’re talking about the land of cheese and foie gras right?

Yet, recently, it has become a little bit easier (at least in major cities) to find vegetarian and even sometimes vegan options in traditional restaurants. There are also new restaurants catering specifically to vegans and vegetarians opening in trendy French neighborhoods.

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