Vegetarian-Friendly Restos in Lyon (France)

I have recently decided to become a vegetarian, and I thought that just because I was making a life-altering choice, it didn’t mean that I would have to stop enjoying the gastronomy of Lyon.  So, I have decided to take it upon myself to search out all most of the restaurants in Lyon that are vegetarian-friendly, since 100% vegetarian is generally unheard of in France.

*I’ve starred places where I have eaten and would recommend.

Toutes les Couleurs* : Organic Cuisine : 26, rue Imbert Colomès, 69001 Lyon *Great for a weekday lunch, because that is when it is the cheapest!

Harmonie : Vegetarian and Organic Cuisine : 141, Rue Sébastien Gryphe, 69007 Lyon For more information, check out their website

Couleur des Mets* : Vegetarian and Organic Cuisine : 5, rue Alexandre Bouttin, 69100 Villeurbanne

Zone Verte* : Vegetarian and Organic Cuisine : 24, Quai Saint Antoine 69002 Lyon You can check out their daily menu options online!

Soline : Vegetarian and Organic Cuisine : 89, rue Paul Bert, 69003 Lyon Check out their menu

Le Jardin Intérieur : 1, rue Justin Godart – angle rue Belfort,  69004 Lyon

Pepperoni : Italian Cuisine : 78, Rue Vendôme, 69006 Lyon (near Metro Foch) Check out their menu here Check here for reviews; very casual with big portions.

Sapori e Colori : Italian Cuisine : 4, Rue de la Martinière, 69001 Lyon

Check here for reviews

Crêperie du Major* : French Cuisine : 12, rue Major Martin, 69001 Lyon

For reviews and formules

L’épicerie* : French Cuisine : 2, rue de la monnaie, 69002 Lyon

*Great for a quick bite, and one of the only places that serves Pelforth de Printemps (a limited springtime beer)! I <3 tartines!

L’Antre Autre* : French Cuisine : 11, rue Terme, 69001 Lyon

*Great formules. I believe that it is v-f, but the cakes/tarts/soups change daily.

L’Impromptu Kafé* : Bar/Resto : 7, place Colbert, 69001 Lyon

*More of a bar, but they serve pizzas, tarts, and desserts

L’Arbre à Thé : French Cuisine : 4, Rue du Petit David, 69002 Lyon

A recommended lunch place with homemade desserts!

Café Thomas* : Tapas Bar : 1, rue Laurençin, 69002 Lyon

Bombay Palace* : Indian Buffet : 1, rue Bellièvre, 69005 Lyon

For the adventurous vegetarian (because you won’t exactly know what you are eating at a buffet, but can easily stay away from the meats)

Le Karachi : Indian Cuisine : 206, rue Garibaldi, 69003 Lyon

Mexico Lindo : Mexican Cuisine : 14, rue du Bœuf, 69005 Lyon

Unverified v-f restos

  • Tartufo : Italian Cuisine : 37, Rue Sainte Hélène, 69002 Lyon
  • Le Petit Grain : Vietnamese/French Cuisine : 19, Rue de la Charité, 69002 Lyon  *Great desserts!
  • La Pataterie : French Cuisine : 6, rue Challemel-Lacour, 69007 Lyon

To be continued, work in progress…