Top 10 Vegan or Vegan friendly Restaurants
21 Oct 2018
Top 10 Vegan/ Vegan-Friendly Restaurants
Montreal is known for its culinary cuisine, and it is recognized as the city of smoked meat and poutine. But the city has more to offer than just dining options for meat lovers. Throughout the years, there have been more and more vegan restaurants popping up in Montreal, adding to the diverse food scene. These 10 restaurants below offer vegan food that both meat and plant-based eaters alike can joy. Enjoy food that is good for your body and spirit!
Sushi Momo (V)
Japanese cuisine with a sophisticated twist! For all you sushi lovers out there, you need to check out this unique restaurant. Vegan sushi may sound odd, but you’ll change your mind after you try this place. The menu consists of sushi creations that are bold, inventive, and flavourful. They are praised for their originality by creating unique sushi without fish (yes, it’s possible)! The combination of diverse flavours and ingredients will have your taste buds going on an adventure with every bite you take!
Where: 3609 St Denis St, Montreal, QC H2X 3L6
Hours: Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday, 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday & Saturday, 3:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Invitation V (V)
For a more upscale vegan-dining experience, check out this charming restaurant located in the Old Port. Their goal is to promote a healthy and cruelty-free lifestyle while using organic ingredients that come from local producers. They have an elaborate menu with many innovative dishes inspired by international cuisines, like their “butter chicken,” Mexican bowl, and Florence salad. Get ready to satisfy your palette with quality vegan food prepared to perfection and always beautifully presented. Whether you come for brunch, lunch, or dinner, this elegant vegan joint will not disappoint!
Where: 201 St Jacques St, Montreal, QC H2Y 1M6
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:30 AM – 3 PM, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
La Panthère Verte (V)
We’ve all heard of the pink panther… But have you ever heard of the green panther? Well, it exists, right here in Montreal! La Panthère Verte is a vegan restaurant with a goal to develop more sustainable ways of providing delicious food - and it delivers! This is a great place for a fast, fresh and healthy vegan meal in a cozy atmosphere. They are most popular for their falafels – moist, crunchy yet very flavourful. You can also opt for many of their other vegan sandwiches and salads, like their veggie burger and bowls. Don’t leave without trying their tasty desserts – their “Viramisu,” a vegan tiramisu, is a must!
Where: Multiple locations
Hours: Between 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM (depending on location)
Aux Vivres (V)
The oldest and most known vegan restaurant in Montreal! Open for over 20 years, this restaurant has comfort food that you can feel good about eating. Their goal is to serve locally grown food that respects the well being of farmers, the environment, and you as the consumer. They serve tasty, creative and eco-friendly dishes, and the prices are just right for the generous portions you get! Their menu includes a lot of organic proteins like tofu, tempeh, and super grains like quinoa. You can even find some of their items at your local grocery store. From salads, bowls, burgers, sandwiches, the only problem might be choosing what to order!
Where: 4631 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal, QC H2T 1R2 (main location)
Hours: Monday – Friday, 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday, 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Chu Chai (VF)
This is a great option for a nice occasion. Chu Chai is a vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurant that specializes in Thai dishes made with mock-meats and seafood. A must-try even for meat lovers because you truly won't be able to tell that your meal does not contain any meat! Although a bit on the pricier side, the quality of the food is exceptional and their dishes are very innovative, rich and bursting with flavour. With so much variety to choose from, it’s a true crowd pleaser for vegans and non-vegans alike!
Where: 4088 St Denis St, Montreal, QC H2W 2M5
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
La Lumière du Mile End (VF)
This vegan-friendly eatery is a true hidden gem! A quaint yet charming restaurant, this is a great place for causal vegan food. There is nothing fancy here – just real, healthy dishes that taste like it was made at home. From burritos to burgers, you can enjoy your meal inside where they have beautifully decorated art, or in the “secret” garden terrace. It’s honest food made with authenticity and love in a friendly environment.
Where: 214 Rue Bernard O, Montréal, QC H2T 2K4
Hours: Monday – Sunday, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Le Kitchen (V)
When you want to pick up healthy, ready-made food, this is a great option. A small yet vibrant joint, Le Kitchen serves mainly gluten-free and vegan dishes, soups, salads, smoothies, and desserts. There is an open kitchen where you can see food being made right in front of you and everything is homemade so you can trust that you’re getting a thoughtful meal that is fresh and tasty. It’s also located next to a yoga studio, so it’s the perfect place to come after your class!
Where: 1806 William St, Montreal, QC H3J 2L
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Located in Marché Jean-Talon, this vegan butcher and cheese shop is inexpensive yet always delicious. They produce vegan food products that are 100% non-GMO and made from locally sourced ingredients. They specialize in vegan sausages that are made from wheat protein, which you can try from their menu. There might be a bit of a wait due to its popularity, but it’s worth a try if you’re looking to grab a bite after shopping at the market. Their products are also available to buy online and in grocery stores.
Where: 191 Place du Marché-du-Nord, Montréal, QC H2S 1A2
Hours: Monday – Friday, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Café Resonance (V)
Who doesn’t love a meal and a live music performance? Now you can enjoy the deliciousness of a plant-based meal and a concert at Café resonance. This is an artist-run café that hosts live jazz, classical, and experimental music 7 days a week during the evening. In addition, they have a unique selection of tasty, affordable, and satisfying vegan dishes. It’s also a great place to come during the day to study or to have a chat with a friend. With a great ambiance, delicious vegan food and entertaining music, this café is definitely worth checking out!
Where: 5175A Park Ave, Montreal, QC H2V 4G3
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 12:00 AM
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
When vegan food and fine dining go hand in hand, it’s a match made in heaven! This restaurant offers plant-based cuisine in a very chic and stylish environment. Although the décor is perfect for your Instagram, the food is the real star of the show. All their recipes are made from scratch using only natural and fresh, local ingredients. Even their wines are produced using organic farming! Try one of their healthy and revitalizing dinner options, or check out their brunch offered during the weekends. LOV in every bite!
Where: 464 McGill St, Montreal, QC H2Y 2H2
1232 de la Montagne, Montreal, QC H3G 1Z1
140 Promenade Du Centropolis, Laval, QC H7T 2Z6
Hours: Monday – Wednesday, 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Thursday & Friday, 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
LOLA ROSA (VF)
Although mostly vegetarian, they do have a lot of vegan options and you can ask for certain dishes to be made vegan upon request. Check out what I have to say about this cozy joint here.
*VF= Vegan Friendly