Come ye vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians, epicureans, gluten free and flavor curious . . . Judy has something for you. Located a stone’s throw from the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris’s 6th arrondissement, this cool, eco-conscious lunch spot advocates for “qualitarian” cooking. “It’s a life philosophy,” explains Dominique Gassin, the naturopath behind Judy’s rotating menu. “To be ‘qualitarian’ means adopting a worldview and a way of life where taking care of yourself—that is, your body and your mind—takes precedence. But it also means respecting others and the planet.” Judy’s menu is living proof that healthy food can be flavorful, too. “I wanted to open people up to the idea . . . that you can eat well and feel good after a meal,” she says. The trick? Dominique calls it “crowding out,” that is, adding so many superfoods and fresh, seasonal ingredients that you can cut out the cream, butter, and sugar without sacrificing flavor. One taste of Judy’s bestselling vegan chocolate cake with a crust made of nuts and dates and you’ll be convinced to go qualitarian!
- Average price: 15€
- Author: Clémentine Boulard / Jeanne Bourdier
- Photos: Maud Argaïbi
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