Vegetarianism is becoming increasingly popular, but it’s not always easy to find the right places to go for a flavorful meal. While there aren’t many vegetarian restaurants in Monaco, lots of places now offer meatless, fish-free and plant based options. From gourmet restaurants to upscale snack bars, Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer has a whole range to choose from.
Veganism and vegetarian diets have really taken root and are attracting more and more followers, especially among those of us who are keen to protect animals and the environment. Monaco is known for its fine-dining, so it is a choice destination for anyone looking for tasty, sophisticated vegan cuisine. Thanks to multiple Michelin star winner Alain Ducasse’s ground-breaking work at the Hôtel de Paris***’s Louis XV - Alain Ducasse, which first proposed an all-vegan menu when it opened in 1987, healthier food that works in harmony with nature is winning over more and more diners.
Because it is firmly committed to sustainable development, Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer and its restaurants offer plenty of top-quality cuisine for vegetarians. Locally sourced fruit and vegetables fortified by the Mediterranean sun are increasingly winning star status in chefs’ meals. The Principality and its best restaurants are lucky to be located at the heart of a Mediterranean terroir, which offers an abundant source of exceptional products and inspiration.
The restaurants at Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer have sourced their vegetarian friendly produce from local producers for many years now, including Christophe Ferraro (for his Carros strawberries) and the Bouton d’Or farming association (based in Mercantour national park) for honey. The Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort and the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo even have their own organic gardens tended in partnership with Terre de Monaco, which supply the kitchens at Blue Bay and Vistamar. Green gastronomy and plant based diets aren’t showing any signs of slowing down in Monaco’s eateries!
Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer’s restaurants number among the best in the Principality. If you are looking for vegan or vegetarian restaurants in Monaco, make sure you check them out. Some of the items on their menu are perfect for vegetarian or plant based diets. Selection.
The Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo’s restaurant is the perfect place in Monaco for freshly made healthy food. L’Hirondelle makes hearty, detoxing, vitamin and nutrient-rich - and consistently delicious – meals for vegans and vegetarians. A veggie option is available every day, as well as a few starters such as vegetarian organic quinoa poke bowls.
“Les Jardins de Provence” offers an entirely vegan menu from lunch to dinner in the Monaco culinary scene’s most revered location. Here, the freshest fruit and vegetables picked in the Riviera itself are beautifully crafted by chef Dominique Lory.
Talented chef Marcel Ravin has created an inventive 100% vegetarian menu which showcases veg harvested from the hotel garden. Come here to try some sophisticated dishes creatively enhanced by a Michelin-starred chef who has committed wholeheartedly to including vegan food on his menus.
As the head of the first of the organic restaurants to win a Michelin star, chef Benoît Witz has put seasonal and local produce at the heart of his vegetarian cooking. The resulting Mediterranean cuisine includes vegan dishes, so look out for them on the menu.
At lunchtime, the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo’s gourmet restaurant offers a chic bistro-style set menu which includes a 100% meatless sautéed quinori with tofu and vegan parmesan. It’s the perfect place to sample some savory Michelin-starred vegan dishes.
Limùn’s casual, relaxed setting is ideal for some time out with gourmet vegan eats, as the menu includes several vegetarian and meatless options, including a delicate seasonal veg carpaccio.
Would you also like to try some vegetarian food with an escapist Asian vibe? In that case, go to the Buddha-Bar Monte-Carlo for an array of choices, including crispy spring rolls, vegetable curry and maki. The menu uses a little symbol to highlight the vegetarian options.
The cuisine and ambiance of Latin America reign supreme at COYA Monte-Carlo, where you can try tacos, tiraditos and other spicy Peruvian specialties. Meals both vegetarian and vegan (non-dairy and free from meat, fish and animal products) all feature on the menu, as well as some gluten-free options.
If you’re looking for a quick bite any time of day[MC1] , chef[MC2] Marcel Ravin’s chic and varied snack cuisine[MC3] includes plenty of vegetarian options. His vitamin-rich Green Cure salad, hummus and vegetable sandwich or even market garden veggie risotto are some of dishes you might want to try. You can eat in, but dishes are also available as takeout.
The Monte-Carlo Beach’s summer restaurant offers a simple but tasty house-made menu in a casual setting whose dreamy décor overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. It’s easy to spot the meals for plant-based diets from among the salads, pasta and desserts thanks to the menu’s handy symbol.
Are you planning a vegan reception? Call Monte-Carlo Catering!
If you’re having a private or professional event on the Riviera, get in touch with Monte-Carlo Catering. Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer’s catering service is endlessly flexible to your needs. Would you like completely vegetarian or vegan menu items? Do your guests need organic or lacto-free cuisine? Led by chef and Meilleur Ouvrier de France prize winner Philippe Joannès, a team of more than 100 people bring all their outstanding skills, creativity and expertise to your events.