Vegan Restaurants Montreal: My Favourite

I took advantage of being back in my old neck of the wood to check out the vegan restaurants Montreal scene and see what was cracking. I was super excited to see that most of my old fave vegan restaurants in Montreal were still alive and well, and even more excited to discover that there were quite a few newcomers, making Montreal one of the most vegan-friendly cities I’ve lived in – not far behind my beloved Berlin and upping the vegan restaurants Montreal count to a competitive level.

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Being vegan in Montreal seems to be the hip thing to do right now and I am really not complaining! So without further ado, here is what I think are the best vegan Montreal offerings at the moment! And if you’re after vegetarian restaurants Montreal has you covered too.

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antidote superalimentation vegan restaurant in montreal, quebec, canada

If you’re wondering what to do in Montreal, the answer is: eat. Antidote is an excellent hipster vegan restaurant Montreal can be proud of. Everything here is spot-on: great visual identity, a bright and airy interior with trendy industrial touches, a bunch of cool people both working there and kicking around at all times and, most obviously, excellent food. Quebec comfort food such as cretons, omelettes, bacon, grilled cheese and hot dogs are a few examples of the short but extremely well-thought-out menu. Grab a smoothie and a soy latte and you’re all set at one of the best vegan restaurants Montreal has for you.

Mains from around $10 – $13
3459 Ontario Est, H1W 1R4

Sunday – Wednesday: 9am – 9pm
Thursday – Saturday: 9am – 10pm

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2. LOV


LOV is so painfully, beautifully hipstery-fantastic, I almost wanted to hate it. But I loved it. Not only is the interior straight out of an Instagram junky’s wet dream, but the food is also absolutely incredible, if on the pricey end of things. But you do get what you pay for: this is laid-back vegan fine dining at its best. LOV stands for Local, Organic and vegan. The wine menu is also excellent, and the place is always full of cool people. Classy-boho-kimchi-hipster, in all the best ways possible! A great vegan brunch Montreal spot too. One of the best vegan Montreal options.

Mains from around $14-$18
Saturday – 10AM–11PM
Sunday – 10AM–10PM
Monday – 11:30AM–10PM
Tuesday – 11:30AM–10PM
Wednesday – 11:30AM–10PM
Thursday – 11:30AM–11PM
Friday – 11:30AM–11PM

1232 rue de la Montagne, H3G 1Z1
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464 McGill St, H2Y 2H2
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Aux Vivres Vegan Montreal
Photo by Guillaume St-Amand

A staple on the Montreal vegan food scene in my times, Aux Vivres is still going strong, and has even expanded its dining room and opened a take away counter next door. In fact, it is more popular than ever – with great reasons. The food is incredible and will satisfy vegans and carnivores alike with offers such as bowls (the dragon bowl is a classic favourite!), sandwiches and salads and the famous weekend brunch. There is also a selection of desserts to boot. One of the longer-standing Montreal vegan restaurants, worth a visit!

Mains from around $12 – $14
4631 Boul St-Laurent, H2T 1R2

Saturday – 10AM–11PM
Sunday – 10AM–11PM
Monday – 11AM–11PM
Tuesday – 11AM–11PM
Wednesday – 11AM–11PM
Thursday – 11AM–11PM
Friday – 11AM–11PM

Direc­tions // Face­book // Menu


Green Panther (La Panthere Verte), vegan restaurant in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

My favourite neighbourhood restaurant from when I lived in Montreal, Green Panther has since opened two new outlets and is thriving more than ever. Here you’ll find fully vegan and organic soups, salads and daily specials, as well as delicious cookies and healthful green juices and smoothies in a laid back environment. The falafels are what got me hooked, but the daily salad mixes are also excellent. Especially if you top them with a side of falafel 😉

Mains from around $10 – $12
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5. COPPER BRANCH restaurant vegan montreal

copper branch vegan restaurant in montreal, quebec, canada

Montreal born and bred Copper Branch prides itself of being the first 100% vegan food chain in the province. With a few outlets scattered across the city and a choice of sandwiches, burgers, bowls, chilli and soups that all make me a little sad I no longer call Montreal home, Copper Branch is the perfect little spot for a healthy bite. The warm yet industrial interior with raw wood counters and copper light fixings lends itself to lingering and people watching (I enjoyed the Ste-Catherine location perpendicular from Square Cabot a lot). Many gluten-free and fully organic options available.

Mains from around $9 – $11
Locations and opening hours

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gusta vegan montreal

A fully vegan butcher and cheese shop in the heart of Marché Jean-Talon is quite potentially what will make me move back to Montreal one day. Not only is Jean-Talon Market one of the loveliest places in the city to mosey around and marvel at beautiful food, but you can also now get your fix on vegan sausage, burgers, and cheese. You can also eat some of the scrumptious food available at the counter, such as vegan breakfast Montreal burritos, tofu scramble, hotdogs, and burgers. This is really super cool and yummy, and I can’t wait to go back!

Mains from around $7 – $9
191 Place du Marché-du-Nord, H2S 1A2

Saturday – 10AM–6PM
Sunday – 10AM–6PM
Monday – 11AM–6PM
Tuesday – 11AM–6PM
Wednesday – 11AM–6PM
Thursday – 11AM–6PM
Friday – 11AM–6PM
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sushi momo vegan restaurant in montreal, quebec, canada

Another one that’s expanded and outgrown its location twice (and gone fully vegan!) since I was there, Sushi Momo offers an explosive contemporary twist on sushi and flavours coming from different cuisines (the Mumbai futomaki is the bomb). The menu is huge and intriguing and I cannot wait to go back to sample some more. Out with the boring avocado and cucumber rolls, that’s for sure. Best vegan restaurants in Montreal in the sushi category no doubt.

Mains from around $7 – $10
3609 rue Saint Denis, H2W 1G6

Saturday – 3–10:30PM
Sunday – 3–10PM
Monday- Closed
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – 3–10PM
Thursday – 3–10PM
Friday – 3–10:30PM
Directions // Facebook // Menu

8. Herbivores Marché Végétalien

If you’re going to be self-catering for your vegan food Montreal needs (or if you just like a good look around an amazing all-vegan grocery store), Herbivores is the place to find all those hard-to-find vegan cheeses and fine vegan products! As the owner says in the video, the prime shelf space at Herbivores is given to local entrepreneurs, and as such you’ll find amazing local products, such as camemberts and blue cheese (there’s a lot more, I’m just really obsessed with vegan cheese..) Herbivores also has a bistro with delicious food. Just watch the video, you’ll be sold!

3842 St Denis, H2W 2M2
Saturday – 12–9PM
Sunday – 12–9PM
Monday – 12–9PM
Tuesday – 12–9PM
Wednesday – 12–9PM
Thursday – 12–9PM
Friday – 12–9PM
Directions // Facebook


chu chai thai vegan restaurant in montreal, quebec, canada

A pioneer on the vegan food scene in Montreal, ChuChai has been opened since 1997 and serves Thai food done with a selection of soy and seitan-based mock meat as well as many vegetable-only dishes. I’m generally not much for mock meat, but some dishes here are really nice! Nice ambience and great service also. Try the larb, green curry and green papaya salads – all my Thai favourites, done right!

Mains from around $14 – $15
4088 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2W 2M5

Saturday – 11AM–2PM, 5–11PM
Sunday – Closed
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 11AM–2PM, 5–10PM
Wednesday – 11AM–2PM, 5–10PM
Thursday – 11AM–2PM, 5–10PM
Friday – 11AM–2PM, 5–11PM
Directions // Facebook // Menu


More vegan Montreal chow options:

Sophie Sucrée… for ALL of the vegan cakes
Doggy Café… because dog café. That is all!
Café Tuyo… For nice gluten-free baked goods and lovely breakfast in the Plateau! Ah, all the vegan cafés Montreal has right now!
Vegan Rapide Montreal… For vegan poutine!
Lola Rosa… For great nachos

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