20 July 2020
Montreal: The Best Vegan Restaurants
The Montreal gastronomic scene is abundant. Statistics prove it: the most significant number of restaurants per capita in Canada are located in Quebec’s metropolis! So there is something for everyone – and for all taste buds – in Montreal. And vegans are more and more spoiled for choice. Here are 6 Montreal vegan restaurants worth a visit. À table!
Located on the Plateau Mont-Royal, this intimate vegan restaurant specializes – by definition – in Japanese cuisine. Since 2014, chef Christian Manuel Ventura Alatorre has competed with imagination to surprise his clientele with creations as beautiful to look at as good to eat: sushi, poke bowls, tapas, Asian soups and salads. It is in this Montreal establishment that the menu offers customers the widest variety of vegan sushis in Montreal. Whether you have a sweet, savory or spicy tooth, you’ll find the maki or roll you need at Sushi Momo! Even gluten intolerants are treated with attention, every evening of the week except Monday. We go bananas for the tasty cuisine and warm atmosphere.
Lov currently has 5 addresses: two in the metropolitan area (downtown and Old Montreal), one in Laval, one in Brossard and one in Toronto. And the restaurant’s slogan speaks for itself: it serves well-being! Proof: as soon as you push the Lov door, the welcoming effect of the beautiful and bright space transcends! Qualifying itself as a fast fine (because it offers a gourmet AND accessible vegan menu), the restaurant makes us salivate thanks to its tasty dishes derived from collaborative know-how. Local ingredients are prepared with originality and brilliance. And the staff, doubtlessly friendly, knows how to inform and advise us at best. For meals with your loved one or with friends, it’s the milk-free cream of the crop!
All you need is a single visit to the restaurant’s Instagram page to go head over heels with Radis. Everything is tempting: the décor, the dishes, the approach and the establishment’s philosophy. The owners – Dominic St-Pierre and Ève-Marie Gobeil-Beaucage – are fond of Italian wines and dishes. Their 100% vegan cuisine gives local seasonal products star billing while carrying our taste buds to Tuscany, Calabria, Sicily or Umbria. And to pair our pizzas, pastas, calzones, arancinis and tiramisus, the menu offers natural, organic and biodynamic wines that are good until the last drop! We love the casual elegance of Radis and its unforgettable vegan creations.
Lola Rosa is both a restaurant and an online market. Its addresses on Parc Avenue, Milton Street and Place des Arts, in Montreal, invite us for on-site tastings or take away orders. And its website allows us to create our own shopping basket or shop for any of the Lola Rosa signature boxes. 100% vegan, the restaurant offers customers to eat differently and healthily, while preserving the environment. On the menu: starters, salads, burgers and a variety of dishes to share… or not! Curri, chili, quesadillas, nachos and even poutine await us at the turn. It’s comforting, friendly and ideal for a larger meal.
La Panthère Verte
The institution describes itself as “a dynamic, fresh project”. Its ambition: to move towards a more sustainable way of life in the urban reality of 2020. To put it plainly, La Panthère Verte praises organic and local agriculture for cuddling the planet while filling our belly with delight! Fresh to the touch, its menu offers salads, falafels, shawarmas, burgers and bowls of all kinds (not to mention desserts to fall on the ground!), entirely vegan. To be consumed on-site or to be recovered «without contact» for an in-house tasting.
A pioneer of the vegan restaurants’ scene, Aux Vivres has been in the Montreal gastronomic landscape since 1997 and has set foot in Westmount, then on the Plateau Mont-Royal. Both restaurant and shop, we can find there very ultra-fresh vegan ingredients, preparations and dishes. Since the establishment prides itself on making the world a better place, one meal at a time. Everything on the menu is plant-based. And it’s not only healthy and good for the planet: it’s also so delicious! We love its juices, smoothies, bowls, comforting dishes, and so on! Tempeh factory, composting, reforestation program… Aux Vivres is a restaurant committed to a better world, and whose reputation is well established.
While it is easy to source GUSTA vegan products from Canada’s grocery stores and then cook them in every shape through our recipes, the fact remains that some lunches and evenings, you might just want to take a break and sit in the dining room of a restaurant. These Montreal addresses – approved by our team! – will delight the finest vegan palates. And let’s bet that new vegan restaurants will soon land in Montreal… See you next time!