By Rizhlaine F. Photos by Rizhlaine F. Posted on November 15, 2022 at 12:39 pm
Légumes des Jours is this neighborhood restaurant that awaits you near the 20th arrondissement of the capital to treat you to generous vegetarian and vegan cuisine inspired by both French and international cuisine. The bonus? This address is part of an eco-responsible and locavore approach.
Looking for a neighborhood nugget with comforting cuisine that puts vegetables in the spotlight? We discovered the gourmet address that proves that vegetarian and/or vegan cuisine rhymes with generosity! To discover this gourmet place, we go next to the 20th district of the capital, next to Alexandre Dumas. Under a sunny yellow awning, a wooded facade hints at a warm bistro-style setting in a former hardware store, Atelier Gidwin. You have reached Vegetables of the day.
Here we savor vegetable cuisine, but not only: Légumes des Jours is also one address committed ! His approach environmentally friendly promises us recipes made from fresh, seasonal, organic or of agroecology, and the majority coming directly from small Ile-de-France producers. The drinks menu is no exception to this rigor: natural wines, local beers, organic juices, homemade drinks without sugar, until the end, Légumes des Jours shows you the taste of nature.
Inspired by both french gastronomy and cuisines of the world, vegetarian and vegan restaurant reveals good comfort food for lunch and dinner. At lunchtime, you can take advantage of the entry + dish for €15.50 (€18.50 for the complete formula) with a limited menu featuring generous and traditional recipes. To start this meal, we fell in love with the roasted beet salad with an oriental twist that the combo brings, candied lemon, tahini sauce (based on sesame paste) and sesame oil, as well as the spinach duo samosas and onion Two vegan starters and even gluten free for the first.
We continue this tasting with a nice piece of leek and cheese tart accompanied by a green salad, as well as a vegetable colombo, also vegan and gluten-free, garnished with carrot, broccoli, very tender turnips and quinoa. You will certainly notice, during your meal, that if the recipes sublimate the natural flavors of the food, the latter are also particularly rich in taste. This is proof of the committed approach of the restaurant, which carefully chooses its suppliers, especially through Come Verdian associative urban farm in the XX district.
Right up to dessert, Légumes des Jours demonstrates good nature! The chocolate ganache accompanied by its vegan cookie thus reveals powerful notes of cocoa and very little sweet for the delights of chocolate purists. If you prefer more sweets, then the rice pudding will take you back to your childhood with its ultra-regressive Tahaa vanilla and salted butterscotch that’s quite pronounced without overpowering the rest.
For oenophiles, Daily vegetables, is also the promise of beautiful discoveries. Lunch or dinner, you can accompany these gourmet dishes with a natural wine from the selection made with love and passion. Between domain of the Helianthemesthat of the Tour Boisée or even the domain of Jonnerys, the favorite is within reach of the glass – don’t hesitate to ask for advice!
In the evening, a change of atmosphere: Vegetables of the Day then it becomes a cellar dining room. The menu reveals a more inventive and daring cuisine. Your tasting can start, for example, with a pumpkin velouté and grilled peas, or a burnt leek accompanied by a seaweed tartare before savoring a ballotin of green cabbage with ragout accompanied by a cabbage compote , pan-fried mushrooms and pumpkin cream. We also love the concept of the mixed plate with an assortment of tapas according to the arrival and inspiration of the day (€18).
You will have understood, Vegetables of the dayis the correct address that sends images to vegetarian gastronomy while promising to enjoy a good time with friends or lovers in an environment with the typical charm of a good neighborhood restaurant.