Au Grain de Folie is a little restaurant in Montmartre, not far from Sacré Coeur, that I have been wanting to check out so when my vegan friend and I found ourselves in that area one recent Tuesday night, possessed with ravenous hunger but with only 20 minutes to spare we decided to give it a whirl.
Fortunately (for us) it was empty and the friendly server was happy to accommodate our crazy deadline. We were seated at a candle-lit table and soaked in the earthy, hippy ambience and the colorful paintings for sale on the walls. We didn’t waste much time on the menu: they had three options and one of them was vegan. The food was fresh with a good portion of raw veg, and was in the basic macrobioticy style consisting of red cabbage, green cabbage, carrots, lettuce, lentils, lentil spread on bread and the fanciest bit: the pumpkin tart. For 14€ it was a good size meal that was enough for both of us.
We couldn’t resist ordering a dessert, but of course we didn’t have time to eat it. The waitress was happy to pack it up for us so we then dashed through the winding streets nibbling on the 4€ crumble, particularly enjoying the occasional morsel of brown sugar.
So while I wouldn’t head to Au Grain de Folie for a stunning culinary experience it is great to know that it is there if I ever find myself hungry in Montmartre.
Au Grain de Folie
24, Rue la Vieuville, Paris 75018
01 42 58 15 57