VEGAN MONTREAL – THE BEST VEGAN RESTAURANTS MONTREAL HAS TO OFFER!

24th March 2018

vegan and vegetarian friendly restaurants in montreal canada

I took advantage of being back in my old neck of the wood to check out what was happening on the vegan and vegetarian food scene in Montreal. 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. 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 is the best of Vegan Montreal!


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The best of Vegan Montreal!

1. ANTIDOTE BOUFFE VEGANE

antidote superalimentation vegan restaurant in montreal, quebec, canada

Antidote is an excellent hipster bistro and juice bar in the French part of town. 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, omelets, 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.

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

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

Direc­tions // Face­book // Menu

2. LOV

LOV-MONTREAL

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, the food is absolutely incredible, if on the pricey end of things. But you do get what you pay for: this is laid-back vegan-friendly fine dining at its best. LOV stands for Local, Organic and Vegetarian, and although I was somewhat confused by the menu, I’m pretty sure that the vast majority of it is 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! Great brunch menu. Amazing!

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
Direc­tions // Face­book// Menu
464 McGill St, H2Y 2H2
Direc­tions // Face­book // Menu

3. AUX VIVRES

A staple on the Montreal vegan food scene in my times, Aux Vivres is still going strong, and has even expanded it’s 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 favorite!), sandwiches and salads and the famous weekend brunch. There is also a selection of desserts to boot.

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

4. GREEN PANTHER

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

My favorite neighborhood 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
Locations and opening hours

Facebook // Menu

5. COPPER BRANCH

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, chili 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

Facebook // Menu

6. GUSTA

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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, you can 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 breakfast 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
Direc­tions // Face­book // Menu

7. SUSHI MOMO

sushi momo vegan restaurant in montreal, quebec, canada

Another one that’s expanded and outgrown its location twice over since I was there, Sushi Momo offers an explosive contemporary twists on sushi and flavors coming from different cuisines (the Mumbai futomaki is 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.

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 (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

9. Delicieux Veg Fusion Cafe

Delicieux Veg Fusion Cafe Montreal

A lovely fresh menu that excels most in the breakfast department with things such as chickpea omelets, buckwheat pancakes, acai bowls, home-made granola, and a whole assortment of smoothies and juices. There’s coconut milk for the coffees which is always a plus in my book and a good selection of vegan sweets. Bowls and burgers are the main staples outside of breakfast. I heart they have a great vegan ice cream selection too!

Mains from around $7 – $8
5718 Park Ave, H2V 4H1

Saturday – 9AM–9PM
Sunday – 9AM–9PM
Monday – 9AM–8PM
Tuesday – 9AM–8PM
Wednesday – 9AM–8PM
Thursday – 9AM–8PM
Friday – 9AM-9PM
Directions // Facebook // Menu

10. CHUCHAI

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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 ambiance and great service also. Try the larb, green curry and green papaya salads – all my thai favorites, 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:

Invitation V… for a very fancy dinner
Sophie Sucrée… for ALL of the vegan cakes
Doggy Café… because dog café. That is all!
Nabati Bistro… for gluten free vegan cake, because there’s never enough vegan cake!
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

6 thoughts on “VEGAN MONTREAL – THE BEST VEGAN RESTAURANTS MONTREAL HAS TO OFFER!

  1. Albina

    This is an awesome guide! Thank you for all the work. I love the interiors of the first two. I should definitely check out #6 as well 🙂

    Reply
  2. Teresa

    My vegan husband and I are planning to travel to Montreal in July – I’m excited to have found your blog post, as I often plan our vacations around food and finding new vegan restaurants 🙂 We, like you, absolutely loved Berlin and the vegan food when we visited a few years ago! I was wondering if you had any recommendations on hotels or inns to stay at on our visit to Montreal? Thanks!

    Reply

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