Montreal’s hipster vibe has lead the city to become a haven for vegans everywhere. Thanks to the eateries listed below, you’ll no longer be forced to eat the boring salad on a menu of meat-filled dishes fit for a T-Rex. In fact, the vegan restaurants below are so delicious we guarantee you that your non-vegan friends will be begging you to go.
Here are 7 vegan restaurants in Montreal that even non-vegan people will love:
Everything at Aux Vivres is organic, local, and 100% vegan, in addition to being downright drool-worthy. From a selection of fresh pressed juices and smoothies, decadent desserts (including a chipotle brownie), and hearty rice bowls (be sure to check out the Dragon Bowl), Aux Vivres is a vegan paradise.
Where: 4631 Boulevard Saint Laurent
Notoriously popular with McGill students due to their convenient location on Rue Milton, Lola Rosa serves up vegetarian and vegan food every day of the week. Their restaurants are as cozy as can be and they offer a range of scrumptious options from quesadillas to nachos to curry.
Where: Various locations
Falafel, cookies, and energy balls are the epitome of The Green Panther. If you like falafel, The Green Panther’s falafel sandwich is to die for. If you’re in a sweet kind of mood, check out their range of cookies. A personal favourite is the Le montagnard cookie made with apple, sweet potato, oats, pecans, maple syrup, cinnamon, and raisins. Finally, the Green Panther’s energy balls are where it’s at. They are totally raw, little bites of heaven. All items on the menu are vegan and organic and they deliver!
Where: Various Locations
Organic, vegan, gluten-free, and most importantly raw – eating at Crudessence is an experience like no other. The pesto lasagna made with zucchini is especially delicious, while the om burger made with a sundried tomato and mixed vegetable patty is a fan favourite. In other news, Crudessence recently introduced brunch so if you’re looking for a vegan alternative to Faberge, be sure to stop by one of Crudessence’s two locations.
Where: 2157 Rue Mackay and 105 Rue Rachel O
Boasting the “most ultimately nutritious plant-based powerfoods” in Montreal, Copper Branch is an all-vegan restaurant founded in 2014. Copper Branch’s extensive menu has got everything from sandwiches and burgers to their specialty “power bowls.” They are also open for breakfast and their matcha lime smoothie bowl is as Instagram-worthy as it gets.
Where: 1245 Rue Bishop
With a lovely terrace and an inspired cocktail menu, ChuChai is heaven for vegan food this summer. This Thai restaurant is known for its slew of vegan options. If you’re in the mood for a sweet mango salad, a light spring roll, or some crispy mushrooms, ChuChai is for you.
Where: 4088 Rue Saint Denis
This upscale vegan bistro is a fantastic option if you’re looking for a fancy night out in Montreal. The curry stew and tofu bourguignon are crowd pleasers, and if you’re still hungry after dinner, you must try a slice of Invitation V’s almond tart.
Where: 254 Bernard Street W