By Rizhlaine F. Photos by Rizhlaine F. Posted on November 15, 2022 at 12:39 p.m.
Légumes des Jours is this neighborhood restaurant that awaits you near the 20th arrondissement of the capital to treat you to hearty vegetarian and vegan cuisine inspired by French and international gastronomy. Bonus? This address is part of an environmentally responsible and locavore approach.
Looking for a neighborhood with a comforting kitchen that puts vegetables in the spotlight? We discovered a gourmet address that shows that vegetarian and/or vegan cuisine rhymes with generosity! To discover this gourmet place, we go to the side of the 20th arrondissement of the capital, on the side of Alexandre Dumas. Under a sunny yellow awning, the wooded facade gives us a view of the warm bistro-style ambience of the former ironworks, Atelier Gidwin. You have reached the Vegetable of the day.
Here we enjoy plant-based cuisine, but not only: Légumes des Jours is also dedicated address ! His approach environmentally friendly promises us recipes made from fresh, seasonal, organic or in agroecology, and mostly comes directly from small producers in Ile-de-France. The drinks menu is no exception to this strictness: natural wines, local beers, organic juices, homemade drinks without sugar, all the way, Légumes des Jours shows you how much nature tastes.
Inspired by both French gastronomy and world cuisine, vegetarian and vegan restaurant uncovers good comfort food for lunch and dinner. At lunchtime you can take advantage of a starter + main course for €15.50 (€18.50 for the full formula) with a limited menu that emphasizes hearty and traditional recipes. To start this meal, we fell in love with the roasted beet salad with the oriental addition of cumin, candied lemon, tahini sauce (based on sesame paste) and sesame oil, as well as the spinach and onion samosa duo. Two vegan starters and even gluten free for the first one.
We continue this tasting with a nice piece of leek and cheese cake with a green salad, as well as a vegetable colombo, also vegan and gluten-free, decorated with carrots, broccoli, very soft turnips and quinoa. You will undoubtedly notice, during the meal, that if the recipes sublimate the natural aromas of the food, the latter are also particularly rich in taste. This is proof of the dedicated approach of the restaurant, which carefully selects its suppliers, especially through Veni Verdiassociative urban farm in the 20th arrondissement.
Right down to dessert, Légumes des Jours proves how good nature is! The chocolate ganache with its vegan sponge thus reveals strong, cocoa and very little sweet notes to the delight of chocolate purists. If you’re more into sweets, then the rice pudding will take you back to your childhood with its ultra-regressive Tahaa vanilla and quite a bit of salted butterscotch without overpowering the rest.
For oenophiles, daily vegetables, it is also the promise of wonderful discoveries. With lunch or dinner, you can accompany these gourmet dishes with natural wine from a selection made with love and passion. Between domain of Helianthemesthat of Tour Boisée or even Domaine Jonnerys, the favorite is within reach of the glass: don’t hesitate to ask for advice!
In the evening, the atmosphere changes: Vegetables of the day then becomes a dining room basement. The menu reveals a more inventive and daring cuisine. Your tasting might, for example, begin with grilled courgette and pea veloute or charred leek with seaweed tartare before tasting green cabbage ballotine with ragout accompanied by cabbage compote, fried mushrooms and courgette cream. We also like the concept of a mixed plate with an assortment of tapas depending on the arrival and the inspiration of the day (€18).
You got it, Vegetable of the Daythat is the real address that sends the images to vegetarian gastronomy while promising you to enjoy a good time with friends or lovers in a charming environment typical of a restaurant in a good neighborhood.