Recommended to vegetarians and meat eaters alike, although as a vegetarian, I must say, this place is a dream. I can't believe it's located in France. Anyway, great find while in Toulouse! Everyone in my party had the "pick two" for lunch which ran us 12 euros each for unlimited buffet items. Choices include salad, tarte, plat du jour, soup (in the winter), and dessert. The salad bar was incredibly fresh and filled with well-made salad concoctions and raw vegetables. The tartes were lovely, especially the cauliflower and feta. Everything on the menu, including the desserts were impressive. Well done! Wish there were more of these types of place throughout France.
A vegetarian oasis in a sea of bread and meat. By this point in our trip, I had just about had enough of white bread and cured meat. We actively sought out vegetables and salads. Heck, I love cheese and I was just about cheesed out at this point. Enter La Faim des Haricots.
La Faim des Haricots was so good that my wife and I ate here two nights in a row
during our stay in Toulouse. Here's how it works. You have the following five choices:
1. All-You-Can-Eat salad buffet
2. AYCE quiche buffet
3. AYCE dish of the day
4. AYCE soup of the day (winter only)
5. AYCE dessert buffet/ice cream
If you take:
2 choices out of the 5, the price is 11€
3 choices the price is 12€
4 choices the price is 13€
If you select all of the choices, the price is 14€
Our first time there, I went with 4 choices, as the soup wasn't available. My wife went with three I believe. It was good, but I really keyed in on the buffet and the quiche. THe dessert and the dish of the day were forgettable. The salad and quiche, however, were delicious and just what the doctor ordered. I liked to mix the curry rice with hummus. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. To top it off, like many places in France, you can get a bottle of house red, white, or rose for less than 10 euros.
Bottom line, its some very tasty veggie food for a low price. If you've overdosed on heavy food, give this place a shot.
My boyfriend went here with his mother a while ago, and told me how amazing this place was, so as soon as I was back in Toulouse with him, we definitely gave it a try.
France is not exactly a vegetarian-friendly country. In PARIS, we spent over half an hour looking for a restaurant with a single vegetarian entree. So, I was really hoping this place would hit the spot, since places like this aren't exactly in abundance here.
It really did not disappoint. Jarrod already laid out the prices (although if you want, you can do just one of the AYCE buffets for 10€), and we were honestly surprised at how good what would be an entire bottle of wine was for just 7€. I got the salad bar and the quiches, and my boyfriend got that plus the dessert bar. It was just so nice, having so many fresh and delicious vegetable options. It is ridiculously hot in Toulouse during the summer, so eating hot entrees tends to not hold much of an appeal for me. You can tell that this place is also popular with locals, because by about 8pm on a Wednesday night, the place was PACKED.
The only real downside is that if they do have A/C (I'm assuming they do since they kept the door closed), it doesn't work great, and the place gets super crowded and kinda noisy as a result. We went just as they opened (at 7pm), so we missed a lot of the crowd, fortunately. It's something to keep in mind. But I know whenever I'm in Toulouse, I definitely want to come back here. AND I need to stress how reasonably priced this place is. So much fresh food for a relatively small amount in France, that's nothing to sneeze at.
P.S. Try the hummus on their salad bar. It's seriously some of the best I've ever eaten.
This was a recommend in our lonely planet and we were curious to go to a veggie restaurant in France. Based in the bustling old quarter of Tolouse down a little side lane it's in a tucked away setting adding to the feeling that you've stumbled onto a secret.
Such good value, tasty and really friendly service. Don't keep it a secret - visit this place whether you are veggie or not...if you're on a budget it really is good value. 14 euros for four courses and that was pretty much all-you-can eat. The meal of the day was a delicous tagine but as well as that there were divine savoury tarts, salad bar, soup and too many desserts to choose from.
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