Les Légumes des Jours, vegetarian & locavore restaurant: comforting cuisine that breaks the clichés

By Rizhlaine F. Photos by Rizhlaine F. Posted Nov 15, 2022 12:39 PM

Les Légumes des Jours is this neighborhood restaurant that awaits you near the 20th arrondissement of the capital to treat you to generous vegetarian and vegan cuisine inspired by both French and international gastronomy. The bonus? This address is part of an eco-responsible and locavore approach.

Looking for a neighborhood nugget with comforting cuisine that puts vegetables in the spotlight? We have unearthed the gourmet address that demonstrates that vegetarian and/or vegan cuisine rhymes with generosity! To discover this gourmet spot, we go to the side of the 20th arrondissement of the capital, on the side of Alexandre Dumas. Beneath a sunny yellow awning, a wooded facade gives us a glimpse of a warm bistro-style setting in a former ironworks, Atelier Gidwin. You have arrived at Vegetables of the Days.

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Here, we savor plant-based cuisine, but not only: the Daily Vegetables are also a engaged address ! His approach environmentally friendly promises us recipes concocted from fresh, seasonal, organic or from agroecology, and mostly coming directly from small Ile-de-France producers. The drinks menu is no exception to this rigor: natural wines, local beers, organic juices, homemade sugar-free beverages, right to the end, Les Légumes des Jours shows you how much nature has taste.

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Inspired by both French gastronomy and cuisines of the world, vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurant reveals good comfort food for lunch and dinner. At lunchtime, you can take advantage of the starter + main course at €15.5 (€18.5 for the full formula) with a limited menu that highlights generous and traditional recipes. To start this meal, we fell in love with the roasted beetroot salad with an oriental twist brought by the cumin, candied lemon, tahini sauce (based on sesame paste) and sesame oil combo, as well as for the duo spinach and onion samosas. Two vegan starters and even gluten-free for the first.

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We continue this tasting with a nice piece of leek and cheese tart accompanied by a green salad, as well as a colombo of vegetables, also vegan and gluten-free, garnished with carrots, broccoli, very tender turnips and quinoa. You will undoubtedly notice, during your meal, that if the recipes sublimate the natural flavors of the food, the latter are also particularly rich in taste. This is proof of the committed approach of the restaurant, which carefully chooses its suppliers, in particular through Veni Verdian associative urban farm in the 20th arrondissement.

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Until dessert, Vegetables of the Days prove to you how good nature is! The chocolate ganache accompanied by its vegan biscuit thus reveals powerful, cocoa and very little sweet notes to the delight of chocolate purists. If you prefer more sweets, then the rice pudding will take you back to childhood with its ultra-regressive Tahaa vanilla and its fairly pronounced salted butter caramel without overpowering the rest.

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For oenophiles, Vegetables of the Days, it is also the promise of beautiful discoveries. Lunch or dinner, you can accompany these gourmet dishes with a natural wine from the selection made with love and passion. Between the domain of the Helianthemesthat of the Tour Boisée or even the domain of Jonnerys, the favorite is within reach of glass: do not hesitate to ask for advice!

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In the evening, a change of atmosphere: the Vegetables of the Days then become a dining cellar. The menu reveals a more inventive and daring cuisine. Your tasting can, for example, start with a velouté of grilled squash and peas, or a burnt leek accompanied by a seaweed tartare before savoring a ballotin of green cabbage with ragù accompanied by a cabbage compote, pan-fried mushrooms and cream of squash. We also love the concept of the mixed plate with an assortment of tapas depending on the arrival and the inspiration of the day (€18).

You will understand, the Vegetables of the Daysit’s the right address that sends pictures on the vegetarian gastronomy while promising you to enjoy a good time with friends or lovers in a charming setting typical of a good neighborhood restaurant.

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