A Vegetarian Canteen Full of Surprises
In recent years, vegetarian cuisine has progressively appeared in the capital. In the face of prejudices and criticism, institutions like Elaichi compete against other restaurants with originality to surprise customers … and with great success! Let’s discover this spot which is unlike any other, and find out the secret behind one of the walls.
Healthy Cuisine and Detox
Who can be full with only vegetarian food? How to go all day eating only vegetables? These are usually the criticisms of vegetarian cuisine. With Elaichi, these question no longer arise since the traditional meal is more than enough. Like a real canteen, you just have to stand in front of the counter then select four foods for your plate. Rice, potatoes, eggplant, the choices are quite extensive and varies with the seasons.
Once seated, we are in the company of a full and very colorful plate. Accompanied by lemonade or a local beer, this meal proves that you do not necessarily need a piece of meat to eat well. Even the most carnivorous among us get caught up in the game. In addition to the healthy aspect, we do not necessarily have to break our piggy bank because the formula starter + main costs only 10 euros. One can easily be tempted by a coconut milk …a great and healthy way to finish the meal with a touch of sweetness.
A Hidden Bar
Delicious vegetarian food is not the only good surprise of this place. To discover the other draw of Elaichi, we must go to the back wall. A wall that is not just a wall, but a secret door opening on a hidden bar. Here we are in a completely different universe, that of Baranaan. This cocktail bar has a colorful atmosphere, inspired by the movie “The Darjeeling Limited”. Even though the place offers some culinary specialties such as naan or kebabs, we come especially for the house cocktails. Rum, coconut or pineapple … The most amazing flavors are waiting for you.
Elaichi Vegetarian Street
7 rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin 75010 Paris
Métro : Strasbourg – Saint-Denis (Lines 4, 8, 9)
Open Monday to Friday, 12:00 to 2:30pm, and 6:30pm to 10:30pm. Open Saturday, 12:00 to 11:00pm. Closed Sunday.