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:
- Tea time at Camellia Sinensis
- Chocolate truffles at Café Blue Monday
- An autumn picnic at the top of Parc du Mont-Royal
- Vegan ice-cream at Cremerie Meu-Meu
4458 Rue Saint-Denis
- A lively meal at Spirite Lounge
1201 Rue Ontario East
- An amazing organic meal at Restaurant Bio Terre
201 Rue Saint-Viateur West
A little French will take you a long way in Montreal. These basics are a great start.
S’il vous plait—please
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