July 27, 2012
Of course for my first official restaurant review, I decided to go with the one place that serves organic, raw vegan meals in Paris. It’s all downhill from here. lol
Pousse Pousse is a small restaurant with seating for about 12 people inside and perhaps 4 people outside. Although the place filled up (in part because of our group of 9) for lunch, it was a nice relaxing environment. In true Parisian fashion, the 5 people sitting against the wall all rely on someone else to get up and pull the table forward to let them out, but that seems to be the norm. 🙂
The food! Now, I’m not a food critic and I am not able to recognize every ingredient that passes my lips. And, not speaking fluent French, it’s difficult for me to really talk about the meal with the servers. But I’ll do my best here.
Every day their menu changes and they offer three different main courses. On this day it was a broccoli quiche (raw), vegan (not raw) dolmades, and a little falafel dish. They also offer soups, and someone in our party ordered some kind of beet soup I believe.
I decided to get the quiche as a main course, with a dessert and juice for 22,50€ . My juice was an apple, orange, lemon mixture that was quite tasty. I’m not sure how the quiche was made, but it was wonderful. From my experiments with dehydrators I would say the broccoli was dehydrated and probably marinated in a soy lemon mix. The dressing on the salad was wonderful as well, and now that I think about it, I really should have asked for the recipe. Perhaps next time! For dessert I went for the raw chocolate cake. They had a non-raw (and non-vegan, which is kind of confusing. I’m not used to a place that mixes raw vegan and non-vegan food) version, so beware. The chocolate cake seemed to have a dash of cayanne in it or something, as it was a little spicy. Which is awesome. I mean either way it’s awesome. It still doesn’t beat the chocolate cake or brownies at one of my favourite spots in L.A., Cru, but this wasn’t bad at all.
Overall, the meal left me happy and satisfied. I noticed on my way out that they sell a multitude of sprout seeds, so I snapped a photo of those for reference.
Restaurant & Shop
7 Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette 75009 Paris
phone : + 33 1 53 16 10 81
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Subways : No. 12 Line either Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, Saint Georges, or Le Peletier
Buses : No.’s 74, 26, 32, 43, 67 or 85
Restaurant Tuesday through Friday from 12:00 noon until 2:45pm
Shop from 11:00am until 3:30pm and from 4:30pm until 7:00pm
Saturday from 12:00 noon until 6:00pm without interruption (lunch served until 4:00pm)
Cash and/or checks in Euros, credit cards (we cannot except American Express or Diners Cards)
and French restaurant tickets