David Lebovitz swears by hypoallergenic Parisian pastries


Located in the city’s 11th arrondissement, one block from the Voltaire metro station, is VG Pâtisserie – Paris’ first plant-based pastry shop (by VG Pâtisserie). In Parisian fashion, Happy Cow says the plant-based cafe offers indoor and outdoor seating. There, customers can share coffee and espresso drinks from Café Custom, a local Parisian roaster, as well as their choice of vegan baked goods while catching up with friends or on the go. VG Pâtisserie products include classics such as croissants, pain au chocolat, madeleines, macaroons, brioche, etc. VG Pâtisserie also offers customers unbaked vegan croissants, pain au chocolat, raisin bread and cookie dough to bake fresh at home.

Since its opening in 2016, the shop has been committed to two objectives: to elevate the art of gourmet pastry and to help the planet. So not only are all of their baking options 100% vegan, but they’re also made with organic ingredients sourced from local suppliers to keep the supply chain short and eco-friendly, in line with VG’s values. Pastry shop. In accordance with its sustainable values, VG Pâtisserie works with Bionerval (now ReFood) to recycle its food waste and transform it into bioenergy, biofuel or natural fertilizer. Customers are also encouraged to bring their own reusable takeout containers and receive a discount if they do.


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