This nod to the pro-vegan philosophy of 12th-century doctor Maimonides (hence Maimonides of Brooklyn) is the perfect place stock up on vegan 'fast food', though we’re still not sure that meatless nuggets were part of 12th-century cuisine. Like its Brooklyn counterpart, spearheaded by Mama Shelter founder Cyril Aouizerate, food and philosophy go hand in hand in this colourful hippie corner of the Quai d'Austerlitz. Try the vegan burger, a crimini mushroom patty on a sweet potato bun, but don’t forget the surprisingly delicious sea salted yucca fries. The 'chicken' nuggets, made with oyster mushrooms and chickpea, are served with homemade honey mustard (non-vegan alert!). Wash it all down with a Fizzy Lizzy, all-natural fruit juice blended with sparkling water, imported from the Big Apple. Seating is limited, so prepare to take it to go, fast-food style, and settle in the nearby Square du Temple for a little vegan picnicking. If you’re going to walk an extra five minutes, you’ll need some extra energy, so it’s best to nab a slice of cheese-less blueberry cheesecake or the chocolate hazelnut torte that makes eating vegan seem downright sinful.