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Vegan in Montréal

Montréal, the "Paris of North America," has beaucoup to offer visitors of the veg persuasion.

Montreal is an herbivore's dream, brimming with delightful cafés, charming farmers' markets, scenic parks, seasonal festivals and street fairs, and more than a dozen vegetarian restaurants. Autumn is the perfect time to visit; the heat has given way to mild temperatures, the leaves explode in a symphony of color, and the city's social calendar is still on hyper drive.

Other veg-friendly must-visit destinations in the province of Quebec's largest city include:

  1. Tea time at Camellia Sinensis
    351 Emery
    514-286-4002
    camellia-sinensis.com
  2. Chocolate truffles at Café Blue Monday
    4424 Wellington
    514-762-4335
  3. An autumn picnic at the top of Parc du Mont-Royal
    montreal.com/parks
  4. Vegan ice-cream at Cremerie Meu-Meu
    4458 Rue Saint-Denis
    514-288-5889
  5. A lively meal at Spirite Lounge
    1201 Rue Ontario East
    514-522-5353
  6. An amazing organic meal at Restaurant Bio Terre
    201 Rue Saint-Viateur West
    514-279-3484
    bioterreresto.com

 

Parlez Français!

A little French will take you a long way in Montreal. These basics are a great start.

Bonjour—hello
S'il vous plait—please
Merci—thank you
Végétalien—vegan (no animal products or by-products)
Végétarien—vegetarian (may include dairy, eggs, honey and sometimes even fish. Ask!)
Bio—the French abbreviation for "biologique," pronounced "bee-oh-lo-jeek," which means organic

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