It didn’t take long for 2021 to start setting records. For the first time ever in France, a vegan restaurant has been awarded a Michelin star. The restaurant ONA — it stands for Origine Non Animale — in Arès, France, serves only animal-free dishes.
Claire Vallée, who runs the restaurant, said, “It felt like I got hit by a train” when she learned she would be receiving a Michelin star. She also won a green star, a new award introduced by Michelin last year for establishments with a strong record for ethical practices.