Montreal has a surprisingly high amount of vegan (and vegan-friendly) restaurants and it quickly gets hard to choose. Want to know where to bring your partner, eat sushi or have the best brunch? Just follow our little guide!
Celebration with your parents – Chu Chai
If you’re looking for an upscale place to bring business partners or to celebrate your graduation with your non-vegan parents, Chu Chai is the perfect place. We would probably also recommend it for a romantic dinner.
Our suggestion: go for the crispy “duck”, it’s amazing!
Address: 4088 St Denis St, Montreal, QC H2W 2M5 – www.chuchai.com
Saturday night date – Sushi Momo
We don’t really need a reason to go eat sushis, do you!? Sushi Momo has been called the best sushi place in Montréal and we can only agree. It’s a relaxed and great place to catch up with friends on a Friday night. Their new location on St Denis is much bigger than the old one but it’s still not that big so make sure to call and reserve.
Our suggestion: the Omakase Dinner for two! You each get a soup (or a Salad), a Gyoza or Harumaki, 25 pieces of sushi (chef’s choice – if you don’t like spicy, let the chef know) and coconut milk ice-cream.
Address: 4669 St Denis St, Montreal, QC H2J 2L5 – www.sushimomo.ca
Sunday Brunch – Aux Vivres
This Montreal classic has been around for almost 20 years and isn’t going anywhere. If you don’t expect fine cuisine but want a good, filling and quickly served lunch or supper, Aux Vivres is for you! They expanded a couple of years ago and it’s now possible to reserve tables of 6+ people, making it the ideal place for birthday brunches. It’s also possible to buy take-out food from their shop next-door, always useful if you’re in a rush.
Our suggestion: go during the weekend and try one of their brunch specials (the Polenta and the blueberry pancakes being our favourites)
Address: 4631 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal, QC H2T 1R2 – auxvivres.com
Lunch Date – Panthère Verte
Whether you want to lunch with a friend or a colleague, or you need some take away to eat at your desk, Panthère Verte never disappoints! Note that depending on the time you go the queue can get pretty long so you’ll need to be patient.
Our suggestion: the Tempehtation pita and their amazing falafels. Oh give their delicious ChocoChipMonk a try too!
Address: multiple locations AND they have a food truck – thegreenpanther.com
Second lunch Date – Copper Branch
Another option for a quick lunch is to go to one of the many Copper Branch locations. They focus on healthy power food and are pretty quick to prepare and serve meals.
Our suggestion: the Asian Fusion power bowl and the Copper Burger.
Address: multiple locations – copperbranch.ca
Night out with your friends who have an endless stomach – Yuan Végétarien
We all have friends that want to eat as much as possible for the least amount of money (we actually have a sweet spot for all-you-can-eat sushis, but that’s a story for another day), right? Yuan Végétarien is the place you need! It’s not fancy or gourmet cuisine but definitely is very satisfying. Word of advice: if you’re not into fake meats and greasy food, this place is not for you.
Our suggestion: the all you can eat buffet. Some items are vegetarian only but are clearly marked as such on the menu.
Address: 2115 St Denis St, Montreal, QC H2X 3K8 – yuanvegetarien.com
Anniversary – Invitation V
Celebrating your first (or tenth) anniversary with your loved one? Look no further, Invitation V is where you need to go! It’s fancy enough that you’ll probably wear your nicest shirt and the food is pretty upscale compared to other vegan places around. They also offer take-out and we’ve heard their brunch is nice too.
Our suggestion: the tofu bourguignon.
Address: 254 Rue Bernard O, Montréal, QC H2V 1T5 – www.invitationv.com
Thursday supper with your friends – Lola Rosa
With their convenient three locations, Lola Rosa is a nice and relaxed place to spend your Thursday evening catching up with friends. The food is good and affordable, and they have all the classics comfort food you want: mac & cheese, nachos, poutine, you name it! 80% of the menu is vegan (the rest is vegetarian), so you should be fine.
Suggestion: the grilled tempeh and vegetable green curry and a white sangria.
Address: multiple locations – lolarosa.ca
Quick on the go – Crudessence
Not our first choice (not that into raw food) but this is probably your best bet if you’re into clean eating and raw vegan food. Good place to go after your Yoga practice. The best thing about them is that you can find their take away products in a lot of stores, making it a very nice backup plan when you’re out of vegan options.
Our suggestion: the pesto lasagna.
Address: multiple locations – crudessence.com