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Vegan in France
Posted February 4th, 2013 - 6:52 pm by from Munich, Germany (Permalink)
Hey everyone,

I'm a Bavarian girl that is gonna travel to France in around to weeks.
The thing is that I am vegan.
In Germany we got a whole bunch of stores where I can buy soja products or similiars in almost every store.
Now I'm wondering where I can get vegan food like Tofu or sojajoguhrt in France? Is there special places or maybe you now the name of a vegan brand?

The other thing I need to get more informaiton about is: what is the cheapest way to get around in France? Do you know an internet site where I can look up ride shares in France? Maybe you know a really cheap bus line? Or any other way to travel around France without spending to much money on transportation?
I would really really appreciate your help.

Thanks a lot ahead!

Snowy greetings from SouthGermany,
Julia :-D

Posted February 4th, 2013 - 7:04 pm by from Rotterdam, Netherlands (Permalink)
Dear Julia,

www.covoiturage.fr for sharing rides.
Regional buses can be very cheap but it depends a lot on the region. I once did quite a distance to Lyon. It was cheap, but my journey could have been even cheaper if I would had known in advance that buying on the bus a complementary ticket for the metro in Lyon would have saved me from buying the metro-ticket.
Try to check with locals, approach CSers in the places where you go to.
I also did a lot of hitchhiking in France. Goes great, but preferable in couples.

Good luck and nice travels.

Manon

Posted February 5th, 2013 - 2:13 pm by from Edinburgh, Scotland (Permalink)
I'd say the same thing about transport as Manon.
Foodwise, Monoprix is the supermarket with the most vegan stuff. There's usually a bio section that has soy yohgurt and vegan pâtés and stuff. There is also a loving hut in Paris, and one of the popular vegetarian places, le potager du marais, has just gone totally vegan. Also, the ubiquitous baguette is a widely available vegan foodstuff.
Hooray!

Have fun,

Ax

Posted February 11th, 2013 - 9:04 am by from Paris, France (Permalink)
Hi!
there is also a lot of "Naturalia" stores in France (especially in Paris) with eco/bio/veg food (and other stuff) here's the map: http://www.naturalia.fr/entreprise/nos_magasins.asp
have a nice trip:)

Posted February 11th, 2013 - 9:25 pm from Paris, France
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Posted February 11th, 2013 - 9:54 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
Thank you VERY much for the informations Manurang... as the information you send are even usefull to a Parisian Guy like me

I Just discover that "Un Monde Vegan" has its shop, about 10 minutes on foot from my place lol

Thank for every person asking questions and infos as all the infomation nice given by the members are for the benefit of lots of People

Thank you for creatin this group!!!

Posted February 12th, 2013 - 8:41 am by from Genova, Italy (Permalink)
Hi Julia,

in Toulouse I usualy go to Biocoop located in Jean Jurres, wich is in the city center.

to travel, cheapest is covoiturage.fr

have fun

André

Posted February 13th, 2013 - 10:28 pm by from Marseille, France (Permalink)
salutations de Marseille, Julia.

Here in the south...there`s no veggie meetup group,sadly.
Not yet. Living here for 17 months and got not many veggie contacts here yet.

Anyway, Biocoop has got around 70 percents veggie food.
Watch out for baguettes in typical baker`s,
it may contain something not veggie,
and some might say it has already been in fridge for :
months, not kidding..

But the weather`s much better here in the South,seen yesterday woman on the beach , coming out of Med Sea.

Done a lot hitch hiking in France ,also train travels,
but apart from Paris and New Mayapura bhakti-yoga farm,
haven`t found interesting veggie,vegan food here in France yet.

Bonne chance ,

Maciek

Posted February 17th, 2013 - 11:15 pm by from Lyon, France (Permalink)
Heya! I'm an aussie livin in Lyon, I found La Vie Claire and L'Eau Vive were indispensible, and a bit cheaper than Naturalia...but soja stuff is so expensive I've pretty much given it up... and the tofu was crap so I didn't even bother!!

Good luck, you're gonna need it! France is not so vegan friendly!!

Posted February 24th, 2013 - 5:53 pm by from Marseille, France (Permalink)
Oui, looks like France is almost

fast food nation...

But it is improving, slowly but surely.

Best wishes to good German gal

Posted March 11th, 2013 - 9:41 pm from Paris, France
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