Turgescent and exciting plant-based cuisine does exist! Most notably at Soya, the loft-atelier with an open kitchen and blonde wooden furniture, where the veggie-organic-vegan fare is as delightful as it is healthy. The day we went for lunch, served à la carte, special mentions for the vichyssoise, a creamy cold potato soup with sesame oil, and also for the stunning soyafels, rice and vegetables croquettes, served with a homemade vegan mayonnaise, and, finally, for the orgasmic chocolate-vanilla tofu dessert. Not tested but seen in the bowls on the next table over, the dish of the day looked very appetizing: a lentil-Thai rice-watercress-alfalfa dal served with a bowl of carrots, asparagus, peppers, onions and tomatoes…. These healthy meals can be paired with unlimited tea (served free of charge with the weekday lunch menus), orange-melon juice (€6.50), or a perfect glass of Pic-Saint-Loup Mas Foulaquier (€5.40 a glass). Set menu option €15-23 (weekday lunch), brunch €30 (Saturday and Sunday, €5-15 for kids), à la carte €30-42. // G.D.