Gaulart & Maliclet French Cafe AKA: Fast and French
This is one of my favorite restaurants in Charleston. They are a perfect lunch spot because the food is wonderful, the people are great and the prices are so affordable.
This is a quaint little place located on Broad Street in downtown Charleston. It is a small restaurant that is always hopping!
Fast and French has vegetarian options on the menu as well as the specials. They have lots of veggie sandwiches and vegetarian soups and gazpachos. Their vegetarian sandwiches do tend to come with cheeses melted over them. Vegan options are available just by telling your server that you are vegan. My server's girlfriend was vegan, so he had lots of suggestions!!!
I order the cold vegetable sandwich. It came with mushrooms, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce. It also came with a creamy dijon sauce that I substituted oil and vinegar for (thanks to my server) and it was very good! I have never been disappointed when I eat here. The options seem to be endless. Usually they have a lot of soup options too.
While eating there, I met a man who has been vegetarian for 30 years and has eaten at Fast and French for 15 years! He has never been disappointed either. It was neat to hear how he has benefited from eating vegetarian for that long. He also spoke of how much more difficult it was to eat this way 30 years ago. We should all be thankful for all the choices we have these days. I can't wait to say that I have been vegan for 30 years!