Where to eat vegan in Quebec ?
Our top nine inspiring restaurants and spots to discover
Veganism is on a roll! More and more vegan restaurants are popping up in Montreal and all over Quebec. That’s not counting online stores, pastry shops and ice cream shops joining the revolution. In this article, discover 9 incredible vegan spots you must visit this year.
Sushi Momo: A restaurant dedicated to vegan sushi
Heaven on earth for sushi fans, Sushi Momo is a restaurant dedicated to vegan sushi and Japanese cuisine. Open since 2014, this St-Denis Street establishment is often included in top ten best vegan spots lists.
It’s worth noting that it’s head chef, Christian Manuel Ventura Alatorre, boasts an impressive track sheet when it comes to culinary innovation. He created this restaurant to offer Montrealers the widest variety of vegan sushis.
Interesting fact: Orders made directly to Sushi Momo are delivered by bicycle – regardless of the weather! -, by the Chasseurs Courrier team. A great way to encourage a local business and help our planet!
Shredded fauxmage nachos recipe makes for a great snack
While in Montreal you’ll also find a one of a kind bistro: Antidote Bouffe Vegane. Like the name suggests, this restaurant offers a 100% vegan menu in a warm and friendly setting, with dimmed lights by day and candles come nighttime.
On the menu: Burgers, poutines, sandwiches, seasonal meals, main dish salads… As you can see, all the classic bistro dishes but with a vegan twist! And better yet, their menu is seasonal, meaning you will constantly have new dishes to try when you visit.
Bonus: At Antidote, none other than Plant Ahead vegan cheeses are the stars of their poutines, three cheese mac & cheese, and other decadent dishes. Another great reason to visit this vegan bistro located on Ontario East in Montreal (Joliette Metro station).
META épicerie: An organic and vegan grocery store
When you feel like cooking a great vegan dish, think META épicerie! This organic, vegan, zero waste grocery store sells a multitude of fresh produce, including organic baskets all year long, with no need for a subscription.
The concept of fighting food waste by choosing damaged fruits and vegetables speaks to many of us. Nowadays, we can’t afford to consume (or waste) like we have in the past. Hence the importance of adopting an eco-responsible lifestyle like the one encouraged by Meta Epicerie located on Sainte-Catherine Street in Montreal.
SETA Organic : 100% plant-based smoothies and lattes
SETA Organic stems from a common passion shared by Isabelle and Nicolas and puts forward superfood blends to make your own smoothies and lattes. Water lentils, matcha latte, turmeric latte, lavender latte: There’s something for everyone!
SETA powder blends are 100% plant-based with no added flavors, gums, or other additives. Better yet, the company partners exclusively with farms and other businesses who promote responsible farming to generate a positive impact on our environment and local communities.
This young Laurentian-based company does most of its business online, but you can also find some of their selection of products in their points of sale. And there’s more to explore: A selection of plant-based recipes.
Gaïa: The vegan restaurant to get back to your roots
A vegan restaurant second to none in Bromont, Gaïa is the original idea of an epicurean at heart. Carole Laplante now shares her passion for special nutrition, which she adopted following a food retreat at Ann Wigmore’s Institute of Natural Health.
Made of ingredients from the land and garden, the menu includes a wide array of dishes to enjoy on site or for takeout. As its founder would say: at Gaïa, every bite is a return to your roots.
We were wowed by their organic juices without additives, GMOs or added sugar. Unpasteurized, they are treated under high pressure with a special preservation machine. A fresh taste full of vitamins essential to good health.
LOV: a vegan menu focused on pleasure
Ok, you got us. This restaurant isn’t 100% vegan as it also serves vegetarian options, but it’s certainly worth a detour! With 5 branches including 4 in the Montreal region, LOV stands out with its exceptional décor and its delicious responsible vegan cuisine.
The LOV philosophy resonates with us; among other things, it talks about the importance of a balanced vegan menu focused on pleasure, all with gratitude, kindness and surpassing oneself.
Whether eating in their dining room or getting a delivery with Uber Eats, you can enjoy their fast fine menu, developed thanks to collaborative know-how and which perfectly embodies the culinary innovation that LOV is famous for.
Swirl : A 100% vegan creamery
Vegan ice cream? Yes please! And better yet, it’s handmade! A brand new 100% vegan creamery located on Rachel Street in Montreal, Swirl offers ice cream made from organic coconut milk and in season berries.
Hojicha ice cream, raspberry sorbet made right here in Quebec, Dispatch coffee ice cream, Qantu chocolate ice cream, coconut-vanilla ice cream: lovers of iced sweets will be delighted!
We love its décor and the selection of minimalist products. Less is more.
Audacieuse Vanille : Scrumptious vegan pastries
How sad would life be without cakes and other pastries that we love so much! A 100% vegan, gluten-free and soy-free pastry shop, Audacieuse Vanille makes delicious gourmet creations using practices that are respectful of our planet.
From famous tarts to carrot cake, chocolate cake to signature pastries, everything is carefully thought out for the ultimate sensory experience. New concoctions are created as the seasons go by thanks to the incredible creativity of Paulina Korzekwa, pastry chef and founder, as well as her fantastic team.
Good to know: the Montreal pastry shop also offers a catering service for events and weddings. It is also possible to order a vegan, gluten-free and soy-free birthday cake.
Compagnon Poilu: vegan dog treats
Because our furry companions also deserve the best, a local company specializes in the manufacturing of vegan treats for dogs. The masters of Matcha and Polo have jumped into the organic canine vegan adventure with both feet for the well-being of their faithful companions, struggling with allergies to certain foods.
Compagnon Poilu offers a range of wheat-free, soy-free, corn-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, meat-free, and preservative-free products. Their dog treats and diet supplements are made of organic fruits and vegetables that are dehydrated at very low temperatures – a process that preserves all the nutrients in ingredients.
To pamper your furry friend, we recommend Compagnon Poilu‘s damaged fruit and vegetable sticks. This crispy and completely natural small treat promotes the use of downgraded fruits and vegetables, in order to help reduce food waste. You can make your purchases online or at Compagnon Poilu retailers.
So, tell us, which one of these inspiring vegan spots will you visit first?