Through Anthony Assemat
The trend vegan (consumer of products that are not from animal exploitation) is developing in the Pink City. And some neighborhoods are already well spotted by convinced amateurs as well as curious people wishing not to trust received ideas.
The rue de la Colombette, a symbol
The rue de la Colombette is in itself a summary of the event of vegan products and the cultural diversity that can be tested in the city with a bistro, the Bloomy (see box below), an eco-responsible store, and also zero waste and without plastic, The mistinguette in overalls, and Nepalese dishes with The Yeti or Japanese noodles at Noodles.
Bloomy, the cool downtown bistronomic
A year ago, Jade Armengaud opened Bloomy, a bistronomic café which has the particularity of having a 100% vegan menu, even the wine.
The Toulouse dynamic stopped eating meat in 2013, “without difficulty. Many restaurant buddies experienced it badly. They felt like I had betrayed them! », She remembers. She resolved her internal conflict after having eaten the last tartare of her life, at M. Georges’ house.
The young woman applied her precepts in her new place. “Bloomy is a neighborhood bistro. And I have a very varied clientele: only 15% of them are vegetarians or 100% vegan. And on one more and more guys! », She explains.
His credo: “Everyone should like it, by making sophisticated dishes. You can be good alive and vegan ”. Thanks to her friends Christophe Baron and Romain Pecqueret, Jade introduced vegan recipes for the first time at Canaille Club, in Montaudran, this summer. Even with vegan kebab!
At the start of 2022, Jade should also join the Halles de la Cartoucherie before heading for her next challenge: opening a 100% vegan bistro in Marseille next year.
38, rue de la Colombette. Site: bloomyrestaurant.fr. Phone. : 05 32 58 43 57.
More than ten addresses in town
Want to try a vegan meal? Restaurant The Embargo, specializing in street food and tapas (35, rue Nicolas Bachelier), is one of the good restaurants in this area in Toulouse. We can also cite Hunger for beans, which does everything on the spot or to take away (2 bis, rue du bien vert). ” Beautiful green also has a great vegetarian and vegan menu, ”says Fanny, who maintains an Instagram account on vegan addresses in Toulouse (see below). La Belle verte is located at 50, rue d’Aubuisson.
The VegOresto website lists the addresses offering plant-based alternatives, and you can select 100% vegan restaurants, food trucks and brasseries. More than ten gourmet places are to be tested as a matter of urgency in the Pink City, especially in the city center, such as “Vegetable Sweetness” (11, rue de l’Etoile), “Ma popote Vegetale” (11, boulevard Monplaisir) , “Vegan surf café” (13, rue Valade)…. More out of the way, you will taste the dishes at Squirrel & Co, in the premises of the CrossFit des Sept-Deniers (2, rue de l’Égalité), or “The little canteen of the Grand Ramier” (1, chemin de la loge), which defines itself as an “inclusive and solidarity snack”.
Sentimental Bike takes up the VegOresto challenge
Around, Aloe veg, in Blagnac (19, rue Raymond Grimaud) is a juice bar that also serves fast food. Friday, November 19, at 8 p.m. as part of VegOresto, the restaurant The Sentimental Bike, opposite the station, decided to take up the challenge of composing a 10% vegetable meal (price: 16 euros). You can book on vegoresto.fr
A 100% vegan grocery store
Since 2013, a 100% vegan grocery store has been established in Toulouse, avenue de Muret. Its name: the Carrot Cry. Céline, her manager, offers many products (cheeses, foie gras, sweet treats, honey… without bees, and even Kinder Bueno and M & M’s!).
“Veganism is more accepted. I see a lot of young people and new students, even though people of all ages come here.”
To be delivered vegan
Do you want you to have a basket of vegan products delivered in an ecological and ethical manner? The simbio.fr website bike book in Toulouse with a wide range of products (pastries, pastries, no-fish burgers and finger). Count 3.90 euros for delivery.
Finally, a lot of vegan products are to be found in the raysPicard’s frozen food or sweet treats (chocolates, candies, etc.) in the supermarkets and large ssurfaces.
To dress and make up
Veganism doesn’t just go hand in hand with food. In textiles and cosmetics, products labeled vegan because not tested on animals or not made with leather, cashmere for example, silk or wool, by.
Rue de la Colombette, La Mistinguette in Overalls offers foundations, make-up and solid products. Well-known brands like Sephora, Luxuriant (rue Saint-Antoine du T) and Nyx (14, rue d’Alsace-Lorraine) are also getting started. Rue du Taur, the shop Like before combines natural products and a bulk distribution part.
Side fringes, the sign Eros and Agape (10, rue Cujas) manufactures in his Toulouse workshop. To test, you have to count for example 95 euros the cotton snow glitter sweater, 58 to 92 euros the skirt or 75 euros the long pants for women. Finally, let’s talk aboutEthical and Chic (39, rue Peyrolières and 29, rue Gambetta) and its vegan range of shoes for men and women.
Fanny lists good deals on Instagram
Fanny maintains an Instagram account, “amour_vegetal”, where she identifies good vegan tips in Toulouse. “I made the resolution to go vegan in 2017 after seeing a video of L214 in a slaughterhouse,” she explains.
Before, she admits that she was “a real meat woman” and went through the vegetarian hut before converting to veganism. “I’m not stopping the cheese! She smiles. Fanny likes to walk around town, testing new addresses and new vegan products. “I test everything! I post photos and videos ”. Shampoos, burgers, clothes, sweets in supermarkets … Nothing escapes him! “I’m trying to democratize this approach for as many people as possible. And show that being vegan can be easy! “.
In conclusion: “We must regain awareness of the animals around us, and rediscover this respect for living things”.
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