The top 10 Best Vegan Restaurants in Nice.
It’s not always easy being a vegan on vacation. We know how hard it can be to find vegan restaurants while you’re travelling or have recently moved, so we’ve put together a list of the best vegan restaurants in Nice. From pizza and Italian to Chinese and Indo-French, we’ve got you covered, so you can enjoy your time on the French Riviera and feel good about what you’re eating.
Here are our favourite vegan, gluten-free, organic and raw restaurants in Nice.
Utopia: Heaven is a (vegan) place on earth.
Utopia’s food is beautifully presented, full of fresh local ingredients, and really, really good. Located near the port and Castle Hill, Utopia is known by locals for the warm Italian welcome, organic wine and quality food. The chef, Francesca, learned Italian cooking the old-school way: from her mother and grandmother. Reimagined classics include vegan Carbonara, beetroot carpaccio, spaghetti ‚Bolognese’ and a to-die-for vegan cheesecake. The atmosphere is calm and cozy, but with limited seating, you’ll definitely want to make a reservation. From authentic Italian pasta to delectable chocolate treats, Utopia is a great stop for a satisfying sit-down lunch or dinner.
Address: 35 Rue Bonaparte, 06300 Nice
Telephone: 07 53 30 11 45
Pizzeria da Francesco: Vegan ‘za.
Francesco’s been in the pizza business since 1988, and his cozy take-away pizza spot in Nice has a five-star rating on Google. If you’re dining with carnivores, there’s plenty of options for them as well, but Pizzeria de Francesco is well known for its Vegan pizza options. Francesco offers 5 awesome vegan pizzas with ooey-gooey vegan cheese and eggless dough. You’ll find market-fresh veggies here, tasty tomato sauce, and a crispy pizza dough, all cooked in a traditional wood-fired oven. Pizzeria da Francesco is just a 5 minute walk from the waterfront, so why not eat like a local: grab one of Francesco’s vegan pizzas to-go, head down to Nice’s gorgeous beach to watch the sunset, and enjoy your ‘za with a beer. Vegan pizza, beautiful beach, cold beer. Perfect, right?
Address: 1 Rue Dalpozzo, 06000 Nice
Telephone: 06 25 01 75 82
Badaboom: Fresh, colourful dishes full of flavour.
Badabim Badaboum ! This vegan cafe-bistro offers up tasty sandwiches on organic bread with fresh all-vegan ingredients, plus cold-pressed juices and home-made kombucha. While some favourites stick around, Badaboum keeps it fresh by changing up their menu each day based on market ingredients. On Fridays, they invite a different local vegan chef for special dinners. If you get lucky enough to see the Vegan Farci (traditional stuffed Provencal vegetables) on the menu, go for those — but don’t worry, every day has something delicious and new. With 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor and a rating of 4.9/5 on Facebook, Badaboom has become a popular Vegan destination in Nice, with “Badaboomers” checking in regularly for the day’s culinary inspiration.
Address: 11 Rue François Guisol, 06300 Nice
Telephone: 04 93 31 38 53
Copper Branch: Vegan burgers, bowls and … poutine!
Copper Branch is a Canadian chain of Vegan fast-food restaurants that has made its way to Nice. While a little on the pricier side, the hearty Vegan street fare is sure to please. You’ll find burgers, sandwiches, vegan chilli, and you can compose your own Bowls with a choice of grain (like quinoa or shirataki noodles) and protein (including tempeh and tofu). Famous Canadian poutine is reinvented here with mushroom gravy et Vegan mozzarella cheese, served piping hot. The menu is varied and has everything from nachos to hummus to tofu ‘chicken’ wings. Copper Branch is located in the lively ‚la Piétonne‘ district of Nice, where roads are closed to traffic so pedestrians can enjoy the many shops and restaurants.
Address: 26 Rue Massena, 06000 Nice
Telephone: 09 81 72 90 94
Vegan Gorilla & Amour Patisserie Végétale: Michelin-Star Vegan Creativity
Vegan Gorilla is a well-known vegan establishment in Nice, and gets top scores across the board for quality of food, service and atmosphere. Tucked on a side-street about 500m from the central square, Place Massena, Vegan Gorilla changes their menu weekly, so there’s always a new creation to try. They love to experiment, presenting dishes like vegan waffle sandwiches and chilled vegan lasagna. But they’ve earned the right: Vegan Gorilla is a Michelin-starred restaurant, which means they’ve been recognized as some of the finest cuisine in Nice.
Their latest culinary adventure includes opening a coffee and pastry shop around the corner, called Amour Patisserie Vegetale. Vegans and non-vegans have been coming for great coffee and all-vegan, organic and gluten-free pastry that rivals the best boulangeries in the city. They also have hearty breakfast fare in the mornings, like smoothie bowls and gluten-free avocado toast.
Vegan Gorilla .
Address: 7 Rue du Lycée, 06000 Nice
Telephone: 04 93 81 32 98
Amour Patisserie Vegetale .
Address: 2 Rue Foncet, 06000 Nice
Telephone: 04 93 54 98 21
Not Dogs: Vegan hotdogs and loads of toppings.
The modest hot-dog — vegan and elevated to new heights. This is the goal of the cleverly-named Not Dogs in Nice which opened its doors in July of 2019, and it’s safe to say they’ve done just that. Vegan hot-dogs here are full of flavour and loaded with toppings, and served on buns made fresh in-house. Their not-dog toppings include unique combinations like maple syrup with mustard-braised onions and hazelnuts, or hummus with onion chutney and shredded carrots. With a giant hotdog, choice of side (like sweet-and-savory popcorn), and beer for 13.90€, these dogs’ll definitely get your tail wagging.
Address: 18 Boulevard Jean Jaurès, 06300 Nice
Telephone: 06 64 42 25 37
The Healer: Coffee, snacks and smoothie bowls.
Owner and operator Greg discovered a love for Vegan food while living in New Zealand, and has brought his passion back to Nice with The Healer superfood cafe. Located just on the edge of the Old Town near Place Garibaldi, The Healer is all about delicious, 100% vegan, 100% organic creations at fast-food speeds. A variety of smoothie bowls and avocado or hummus toast are always available, while two featured plant-based bowls and a soup change up every week based on what’s freshest. The Healer’s “Workout Fuel” fare is filling and nutrient dense, conceived with athletes in mind. Stop by The Healer before or after a run on the Promenade des Anglais for a filling and healthy vegan lunch.
Address: 16 Boulevard Jean Jaurès, 06300 Nice
KOKO: Specializing in raw & vegan fresh food.
KOKO focuses on raw vegan food — but that definitely doesn’t mean boring. KOKO reinvents their menu every week with vegan, gluten-free, organic dishes that are all made in-house. Raw “spaghetti and meatballs”, delectable (chocolatey!) desserts, and raw chili sin carne tacos are sure to make your tastebuds sing. If you love their food and are interested in learning how to “un-cook” your favourite recipes, they also offer periodic cooking classes. The last cooking class menu included beet ravioli with vegan cheese, kelp spaghetti with pesto, and raw chocolate and lemon tarts for dessert. Locals and tourists alike have been blown away by the fantastic, raw vegan food KOKO pumps out every week, so be sure to stop by for something fresh.
Address: 1 Rue de la Loge, 06300 Nice
Telephone: 07 81 63 14 88
Bhajan Cafe: Vegan Indian and French cuisine.
Bhajan Cafe serves up all-vegan fair from India and France, combining the two culinary cultures in new and unique ways. Their vegan burger, for example, is served with a traditional mango chutney and alfalfa sprouts. Bhajan Cafe’s motto is: Du Beau, Du Bien, Du Bio. In other words: beautiful, healthy food that’s good for you, good for animals, and good for the world. On Fridays, Bhajan Cafe invites you to enjoy dinner and a show, with a range of local talent from musicians to authors, Om-chanting and book reading. Come nourish your body and your soul with Bhajan Cafe’s unique take on vegan Indo-French cuisine and weekly activities. The cafe is located just off one of the bustling streets of the Altstadt, perfect for a healthy lunch doing some shopping or heading to the beach.
Address: 2 Rue Sainte-Claire, 06300 Nice
Telephone: 04 22 16 28 58
Pekin: All-Vegan, All-You-Can-Eat.
Is there any better combination of words in the English language than ‘all you can eat buffet?’ Pekin is a Chinese restaurant just off the main shopping street Jean Medecin, near the breathtaking Notre Dame de l’Assomption. The decor is nothing fancy, so no need to wear a black tie to dinner. For a relaxed, all-vegan, all-you-can-eat buffet experience, this is your go-to. For starters, you have a selection of light-as-air tempura (the sweet potato is particularly good!), roasted mushrooms, fried tofu, delicious dumplings and more. The main course is made to-order: choose whatever vegetables you’d like from their market selection, and the chef does a stir-fry on the spot. It doesn’t get any fresher than that! If you have room for dessert, you can enjoy a selection of fresh and dried fruit.
Address: 20 Rue de Russie, 06000 Nice
Telephone: 04 93 87 07 41