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Last updated March 11, 2014

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Expo Manger Santé et vivre vert, March 21-23 at the Palais des congrès.

Le Devoir reviews Crudessence.

Cult MTL experiments with a vegan delivery service.

Interesting entry on vegetarian restaurants from mtlblog.com.

Judith Lussier tests McDonald's veggie wraps in the Metro paper.

Vegetarian delivery options from À la carte express.

VEGETARIAN RESTAURANTS


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Aux Vivres
4631 Saint-Laurent Blvd.
55 bus
514-842-3479
Facebook page
Organic vegan food, eclectic inspiration. Also juice bar and take-out counter. Bright pleasant space.

Burritoville
2055 Bishop
Metro Guy-Concordia
514-286-2776
Mexican-style veggie food at a reasonable price.

Café Juicy Lotus – Santé Vous Bien
5568 Monkland
Metro Villa-Maria
514-487-7575
Facebook page
Catering and take-out: vegetarian and vegan.

Café Lola Rosa
545 Milton
514-287-9337
New second location: 4581 Park Avenue
514-843-5652
Facebook page
Vegetarian food close to McGill University (original location) and now in the Mile End. Review of Park Avenue location.

Le Cagibi
5490 Saint-Laurent
55 bus
514-509-1199
Facebook page
Popular hipster café and hangout.

Casa del Popolo
4873 Saint-Laurent Blvd.
55 bus
514-284-3804
Facebook page
Soups, salads, sandwiches. Terrace out back. Widely known as a live music venue by night.

Chu Chai
4088 Saint-Denis, corner Duluth
between Metro Mont-Royal and Sherbrooke
514-843-4194 (delivery in the area)
Mock chicken, fish, shrimp and beef in traditional Thai styles, also tofu dishes. No dairy, but some dishes have egg. Food tends to be rich and sweet with coconut milk and sugar. Liquor licence, outdoor dining terrace in summertime. Fairly pricey. Next door at 4094 Saint-Denis is Chuch, same owners, offering take-out and a more casual restaurant setting, a little less expensive and allowing you to bring your own wine.

Crudessence
Plateau: 105 Rachel West
55 bus
514-271-0333
downtown: 2157 Mackay
Metro Guy-Concordia
514-664-5188
Also a counter at Atwater Market
Facebook page
Organic raw vegan caterer, vegetarian lunch service, plus cooking lessons and other features. Some of their products are sold in health food stores.

L'Escalier
552, rue Ste-Catherine East
514-670-5812
Facebook page
Metro Berri-UQAM
The Café l'Utopik has been resurrected as l'Escalier. Organic food.

Café I Ching
4242, boul. Décarie
Metro Villa-Maria
514-488-0096
Vegetarian versions of many Asian classics including pho, won ton soup, ma po tofu, General Tao and Thai curries.

Invitation V
254 Bernard West
80/435 or 160 bus
514-271-8111
Upscale vegan.

Le Jubar
3863 boul. Saint-Laurent
55 bus
Vegan food without gluten, juice bar. Facebook page describes it as a private club. Upstairs of the Pharmaprix on the Main.

La Lumière du Mile End
214 Bernard West
80/435 or 160 bus
514-658-4949
Describes itself as a vegetarian resto with lots of vegan options, including vegan burgers.

La Panthère Verte
Plateau: 66 Saint-Viateur West
55 bus
514-903-7770
Downtown: 2153 Mackay
Metro Guy-Concordia
Facebook page
Organic and vegetarian. Lunch delivery in the Plateau and Mile End (call before 10:30 a.m.), dinner on weekdays, closed Sunday. Truly excellent falafel.

Paradis végétarien Chi-Ming
4381 Saint-Denis
Metro Mont-Royal
514-845-7174
Asian-style vegetarian meals, also a selection of vegetarian products and veggie catering. They claim the widest selection of products and mock meats in eastern Canada.

Propulsion Cantine Végétalienne
1303 Ste-Catherine East
Metro Beaudry
514-664-1113
Vegan nosh in the Gay Village.

Pushap
5195 Paré
Metro Namur
514-737-4527
1661 Dollard Avenue, Lasalle
514-365-1312
4777 des Sources, Pierrefonds
514-683-0105
Indian vegetarian restaurant and pastry shop. Their thali is one of the best deals in town.

Résonance Café
5175A avenue du Parc
80/435
514-894-7543
Vegan food, espresso, live music.

Resto Végo
Two locations: 1204 McGill College and 1720 Saint-Denis
Vegetarian buffet. Bothocations used to be Le Commensal branches.

Su Shian Yuang
420 Rachel East
Metro Mont-Royal
438-380-2829
Taiwanese shading to vaguely pan-Asian place in the Plateau.

Sophie Sucrée
167 av. des Pins East
Metro Sherbrooke
514-823-5865
Vegan bakery and café. Some gluten-free options.

Velo Burrito
Facebook page
Burritos delivered to your door by bike Friday and Saturday from 6 pm to 10:30 pm in the South-West, with a Plateau/Mile End order leaving once per night at around 8 pm.
438-765-7868, cash only

Yuan
2115 Saint-Denis, just below Sherbrooke
Metro Sherbrooke
514-848-0513
Facebook page
Pan-Asian vegetarian: veg sushi, mock meat and fish in Japanese, Thai and Chinese styles.

STUDENT SOUP KITCHENS

The Midnight Kitchen is a food collective at McGill that offers vegan lunches for students at the Shatner building.

MutineRiz is the Université de Montréal vegan initiative. Seems to be held intermittently.

The People's Potato at Concordia's Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve W., H‑733 – vegan meals for students in return for a donation. Café X is a student-run vegetarian café in Concordia's VA Building. Notes on where to eat at Concordia.

Ras-le-Bol is the UQŔM student soup kitchen.

VEGETARIAN-FRIENDLY

Montreal has many small Lebanese cafés where it's possible to get a falafel plate or mixed salad and meatless mezze plate, falafel sandwiches and sometimes sandwiches rolled up on zaatar bread. Look for Basha, Amir and Monsieur Falafel spots, but independent cafés are often at least as good. Al-Amine at 3549 Lacombe (514-739-1817, Metro Côte-des-Neiges), Al-Taïb at 2125 Guy Street (514-931-1999, Metro Guy-Concordia) and Boulangerie Zaatar (151 de Castelnau E., 514-274-4775) near metro de Castelnau, are good cheap places to eat, and they're only a few examples I know of such places.

Veggie burgers and tofu hot dogs are becoming more common in fast food restaurants. The Lafleur chain offers them as an option, and some reports say their poutine gravy is also vegetarian. I've also heard that Harvey's offers an okay veggie burger. I have my doubts these places keep a separate veggie grill running, though.

The standard Montreal "all dressed" pizza includes pepperoni, green peppers and mushrooms but any pizza place can make a vegetarian pizza that omits the pepperoni or replaces it with onions and olives or some other combination of ingredients - you only have to ask. Even the pizza slice places often have one or two non-meat options available (besides "plain").

There's no Buddhist vegetarian restaurant in Montreal's Chinatown now, but Le Café Cantonais, at 84 La Gauchetière West (514-397-9410) and Restaurant Hong Kong, 1023 Saint-Laurent (514-861-0251) (Metro Place d'Armes) are Cantonese restos with decent vegetarian selections on the menu.

Ethiopian restaurants usually offer good vegetarian options. Le Nil Bleu, at 3706 Saint-Denis, (514-285-4628, Metro Sherbrooke) is well spoken of and offers delivery via À la carte express (514-933-7000).

Most of Montreal's Indian restaurants offer at least one vegetarian set meal and a range of other veggie choices.

Arouch
Four locations including one near Concordia
Armenian zaatar bread with a selection of vegetarian garnishes.

Café l'Artère
7000, Avenue du Parc
80/435 bus or Metro Parc
Cooperatively run café with food, coffee and cultural events. Also sells some organic supplies.

Bombay Choupati
5011 boulevard des Sources, Pierrefonds
514-421-3130
Southern Indian style food, so good it's worth a trip to the northern West Island. A few meat items on the menu, but most of the choices are vegetarian and very good. Try the fire dosas.

Bonnys
1748 Notre-Dame West corner rue des Seigneurs
Metro Georges-Vanier
514-931-4136
Resto and take-out counter, organic and mostly vegetarian.

Boulangerie Rustique Sweet Lee's Rustic Bakery
291 rue Beaudoin
Metro Place Saint-Henri
514-885-3504
Closed Monday
Bakery with takeout lunches and dinners, many vegetarian options.

Buffet Maharaja
1481 René-Lévesque at Guy
Metro Guy-Concordia
514-934-0655
Widely advertised all-you-can-eat Indian buffet with many vegetarian options.

Byblos Le Petit Café
1499 Laurier Street East
514-523-9396
Persian food. Tasty dips and rolls, many vegetarian options. Wonderful sherbets for dessert. Brunch on weekends.

Café Harvard Gourmet + Cachère
5688 Monkland at Harvard
Metro Villa-Maria
Vegetarian and kosher catering and take-out.

Café Les Entretiens
1577 Laurier Street East
514-521-2934
Salads, homemade soups and sandwiches.
Casual, friendly place. Open for 30 years. Terrace.

Le Caffè Mariani
4450 Notre-Dame West
Metro Place Saint-Henri
514-504-7458
Neighbourhood café known for breakfasts and brunches, pizzas, many vegetarian options.

Café Santropol
3990 St-Urbain at Duluth
55 bus
514-842-3110
Big sandwiches festooned with fruit garnishes, fair trade coffee, good soups. Home-blended tisanes. Not everything is vegetarian, but the menu is detailed and specific. Beautiful garden terrace in summertime.

Chez José
173 Duluth East
55 bus
514-845-0693
Tiny, popular breakfast and lunch joint, a place where veg and non-veg can eat happily together. Sidewalk tables in summertime. Good espresso.

Dépanneur Le Pick Up
7032 Waverly, south of Jean-Talon
514-271-8011
Despite the name this is more a café than a dep. Menu includes things like vegetarian pulled pork, spicy eggplant sandwiches, veggie burger and vegan dessert items.

Europea
1227 rue de la Montagne
514-398-9229
Posh downtown eatery has added a vegetarian and vegan section to its menu.

Jean's Trinidad Foods
5914 Sherbrooke West at Royal
514-223-6204
Metro Vendôme then bus 105
Vegetarian dishes include various rotis, doubles, and fried plantain.

La Petite Marche
5035 Saint-Denis
Metro Laurier
514-842-1994
Affordable fresh honest food in a funky setting.

Le Zigoto Café
5731 ave. du Parc
80/435 or 160 bus
514-867-9005
Cute tiny café with vegetarian/vegan specials as well as non. Nice art on walls. Located close to the Rialto.

Les Belles-Sœurs
2251 Marie-Anne East, near Papineau
514-526-1574
Vegetarian club sandwiches, croque-monsieurs, burgers, hot dogs.

Les Délices Bio
1327A Mont Royal East
Metro Mont-Royal
514-528-8843
Organic food, counter service. Mostly vegetarian.

Ma-a-am Bolduc
4351 de Lorimier, at Marie-Anne
514-527-3884
Vegetarian versions of some traditional Québécois dishes.

Nilufar
1923 Ste-Catherine West
514-846-1947
Best deal on falafel anywhere.

Ô deux sœurs
780 Rosemont
Metro Rosemont
514-949-0057
Cuisine santé: vegetarian and non-veg meals to take out, organic, meat without hormones. Takeout and delivery.

Sain Bol
5095 Fabre near Laurier
514-524-2292
Seasonally inspired food, with a well regarded weekend brunch.

Shäika Café
5526 Sherbrooke West
Metro Vendôme then bus 105
514-482-3898
Sandwiches, salads, fair trade coffee. Nice space facing NDG Park.

Shambala
3439 Saint-Denis, north of Sherbrooke
Metro Sherbrooke
514-842-2242
Tibetan food, with many vegetarian alternatives offered for traditional dishes. Nice setting in old row house with some couch/lounge seating.

Thali Cuisine Indienne
1409 St-Marc at Ste-Catherine
Metro Guy-Concordia
514-989-9048
Vegetarian thali at $8 – hard to do better than that. Spare space but food is good.

SUPPLIES AND SERVICES

This isn't going to be an exhaustive list of all health food stores in the Montreal area, but I will add interesting addresses and services as I find them.

Arterie Boutique
176 Bernard West
514-273-3933
Vegan shoes for men and women.

Club Organic
4341 Frontenac

Compost Montreal
514-690-5773
Composting pickup service.

Conscience verte organic/vegetarian/green coupon book

Coop la maison verte
5785 Sherbrooke West
Metro Vendôme then bus 105
Fair trade and organic products for cleaning and composting.

Ecollegey
4627 Wilson at Somerled
514-486-2247
Organic food and delivery.

Écologie Urbaine
Green roofs, reduction of heat islands and other projects.

Equiterre
Ecological umbrella group, organizes organic farm baskets.

Fait Ici general store
2519 Notre-Dame West at Charlevoix
514-439-3888
Food and other supplies with the accent on locally sourced and produced goods. Some ready-to-eat food, not all vegetarian.

Le Frigo Vert
2130 Mackay, near Concordia
514-848-7586
Bulk dry goods, sandwiches, green cleaning supplies. Discount if you're a Concordia student, but accessible to all. It's like an old-school health food store before they went glitzy and markety.

Le Jardin des Anges
Organic fruit and vegetable basket delivery

Les Jardins urbains
Organic grocery delivery

Marché 3 Piliers
750 Gilford, corner Resther
514-705-2648
Local market emphasizing environmental, social and economic values, basically a nice corner deli crossed with a health food emporium.

Much More than Dhal
is a vegetarian/vegan food prep and delivery service offering mostly South Indian cooking, delivered to your door.

Sel Noir vegan catering

Terra Bella organic food ordering system

Tiende Santé & Vegetarian
279 Duluth East
514-876-4481
Facebook page
Chinese-style vegetarian products made with soya protein, gluten and mushrooms. Lots of teas. Also offers simple meals to eat in or take out.

Vegan Rapide
514-489-9259
Facebook
Delivery of 100% vegan dishes.

COOKING LESSONS

Café Juicy Lotus
Courses held in NDG

Heaven on Earth Vegetarian Institute
12681 Joron, Pierrefonds
514-684-0099

L'Armoire du haut
Vegetarian healthy cooking lessons near Laurier metro
514-678-4075

VEGETARIAN/ORGANIC EVENTS

Past events listed for reference, will update as needed:

Expo manger santé et vivre vert, March 21-23, 2014.

Vegan BBQ (Facebook link) on Mount Royal, August 11, 2013.

VEGETARIAN/ORGANIC RESOURCES

Aliments d'ici local food organization
Association végétarienne de Montréal
Vegan Montreal, a resource guide
Vegan Québec

OTHER DIETARY CONCERNS

Almond Butterfly
Deliver gluten-free, dairy-free baked goods, which are also available in some cafés.

Boulangerie Le Marquis
367 de Castelnau East
514-278-7047
Bakery with gluten-free versions of many favourites. The owner says the only thing he hasn't been able to replicate is the classic baguette.

Louise's Gluten-Free Table
475 Dumont, #109, Dorval H9S 5W2
514-631-3434

Mi and Stu Gluten-Free Foods
Distributes their products in many local stores – see list.

See Sophie Sucrée in the vegetarian section. They have some gluten-free pastries.

Zero 8
1735 Saint-Denis
Metro Berri-UQAM
514-658-5552
Food without gluten, eggs, nuts, peanuts, fish or seafood, milk or soya. Offers both vegetarian and non-veg options. Sit-down restaurant, also has an online boutique that ships allergen-free products across Canada.

Here are lists of kosher and halal restaurants in the Montreal area.

CLOSURE NOTES

There are a lot of vegetarian pages on the web, and some are not updated very often. The following restaurants may still be listed in some sources but are no longer open: Café Blue Monday, Sauve du Temps, Govinda Jaya Jaya, Elixir, Bimbo, Manbo, Mandys Express, Wrapps, Les Chèvres/Le Chou, Spirite Lounge, Le Bouddha d'Cuisine, Faim du Monde, Ghetto Shul Café, O Jus, TribuTerre Bistro, Fuchsia.

Le Commensal's locations on McGill College and St-Denis have become Resto Végo locations.

Neither Lola Rosa nor Burritoville has an NDG branch any more.

Divan Orange doesn't serve food any more, although it's still open as a show bar.

Ecollegey's Plateau store closed, but the NDG location is still open.

Saveurs de Vivre has closed.

If you have an update or a suggestion for this page, please let us know. I'm very grateful for all the updates I've received.

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