Did you know that Le Pain Quotidien has delicious vegan options that are clearly marked on their menu?
What is Le Pain Quotidien?
LPQ is a bakery-restaurant group that was founded in Brussels in 1990. Alain Coumont wasn't happy about the bread that was available and started it to improve that. The number of restaurants grew within a short amount of time, and it's now an international chain of bakery-restaurants!
Le Pain Quotidien now offers baked goods, a range of drinks, and a number of snacks and mains to eat-in.
You'll find LPQ in over 220 locations worldwide, in 18 countries. These locations include Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, France, India, Switzerland, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Turkey, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Russia, Argentina, Japan, Hong Kong and the United States. Some are franchised whilst others are not.
What do I like about Le Pain Quotidien?
I like many things about LPQ. The following are the ones at the forefront of my mind.
- It's available in so many countries
- They have one menu for everyone
- The vegan options are clearly marked on the menu
- The options they offer are thought through
- The vegan customer won't feel as if they got a dish which wasn't quite whole because various things were removed and nothing replaced it
- The vibe in their restaurants is informal, cosy, and yet calm and sophisticated
Can vegans have a 3-course meal at LPQ?
As long as you don't arrive too late, there'll be options for starters, main and something sweet! Here are some of the things we've enjoyed at Le Pain Quotidien.
So...is it hard to eat out when you're vegan?
Here are SOME of the options tha are available to vegans...
222 Veggie Vegan
Carpentier & Co
Ahimsa The Vegan Cafe
The Chocolate Room
Zen Buddha - previously Loving Hut
Cafe Van Gogh
Old School Vegetarian Restaurant