Try these eco-friendly restaurants in Montreal this summer

Jul 22 2020, 11:07 pm

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Eco-friendly eating is a whole new level of tasty. As climate change becomes more prominent around the world, the desire and awareness among foodies to eat at eco-friendly restos are on the rise.

Without a doubt, the food we order and eat at restaurants has major ripple effects on the wellbeing of the planet. From transport, storing, preparing, serving, and disposing, all the steps from getting food to one spot to your plate comes with major ecological impacts.

More and more, restaurants are becoming more conscious of their ecological footprint and are switching the focus to composting, organic products, sustainability, and the reduction of waste.

Here are a few trendy and tasty eco-friendly restaurants in Montreal that you might want to consider next date night.

Aux Vivres


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Aux Vivres, which labels itself as Montreal’s first all-vegan restaurant chain, prioritizes a healthy menu with a mix of organic and localized foods. Both popular locations are open seven days a week, offering in-house and take-out options.

Address: 4631 Boulevard Saint-Laurent & 4896 Sherbrooke Street Ouest

La PanthĂšre Verte


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La PanthĂšre Verte (The Green Panther) offers a menu that is made entirely out of pesticide-free, locally-sourced, and products that are all grown sustainably. From sandwiches, soups, salads, and drinks, their menu is entirely vegan and their falafel are unbelievably tasty.

Address: Various locations

La RĂ©colte Espace Local


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Using only local products, La Récolte Espace Local is one of the tastiest eco-friendly spots in the city. The resto uses organic, local, and ecological products for every one of its menu items.

Address: 764 Rue Bélanger



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Candide offers tasty local gastronomy and the resto carefully takes steps to limit its carbon footprint. Besides having a beautiful outdoor terrace, the kitchen uses pesticide-free ingredients from local farmers and every plastic container in the restaurant is recycled, recyclable, and they don’t use any single-use plastic.

Address: 551 Rue Saint-Martin

Brasserie T! & Restaurant Toqué!


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Restaurant ToquĂ©! is an institution in Montreal, having been around for over 20 years. It’s sister spot Brasserie T! (besides using an exclamation point in its name as well), uses the same waste-management techqniues and offers its clients a seriously tasty menu that comes from local producers and reduces its carbon footprint in every facet of their establishments.

Address: 1425 Rue Jeanne-Mance and 900 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle



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The French-cuisine-based restaurant Renoir offers a bevy of locally-made options and does its part to protect the environment by turning its waste into liquid to limit its use of garbage bags and transport.

They also have a sparklingly gorgeous terrace, you can’t go wrong.

Address: 1155 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest



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RosĂ©lys’ entire menu is inspired by seasonal products and they use as many local products as possible in every corner of their tasty menu. If you’re looking for downtown eco-friendly spots, it’s tough to top this one.

Address: 900 Boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest

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