Vegan in Montréal

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


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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