Vegan in Montreal: Where to Eat
There are over six thousand restaurants in Montreal and these numbers are growing everyday – luckily (for me and other veggie lovers), the number of vegan and vegetarian restaurants are growing, too.
A couple of weeks ago, I outlined 5 places to eat vegan in Montreal. Since there are so many great veggie choices in Montreal, here are 5 more awesome vegan (and vegetarian) restaurants to check out in Montreal.
Photo by Pâtisserie Petit Lapin
Pâtisserie Petit Lapin
342 Avenue Victoria
Vegan pastry shop
Petit Lapin is the second vegan pastry shop to open in Montreal. Petit Lapin is completely allergen-free (gluten, dairy, egg, soy, peanut-free…). I don’t know what goes into their pastries but they are absolutely scrumptious. At Petit Lapin you can find colorful cupcakes, madeleine cookies, donuts and even ice cream during summer months. Call ahead to order cream puffs and/or macaroons (heaven on earth).
3459 Ontario Est
Vegan (grocery store-come-café)
Antidote Superalimenation opened about a year ago, thanks to a sort-of Quebecois “quick starter” website. Antidote promised to offer an alternative space to vegans (and non-vegans) and they have completely delivered with a beautiful space to do (completely vegan!) groceries. Here you’ll find vegan stuff not found in other health-food stores throughout Montreal (barbecue sauce, “cheese” puffs, Quebec-made beauty products – even vegan condoms). There is a take-out counter with sandwiches, salads, fresh juices, coffee and fantastic desserts made by Rose Madeleine. You can opt to take your treats to go or make yourself at home at one of their many tables.
Photo of vegan poutine and salad at Lola Rosa by @gorgeousssleep
4581 Avenue du Parc (second location: 545 Rue Milton)
Vegetarian (with vegan options)
Lola Rosa is a fully vegetarian restaurant with a comprehensive menu: gluten-free items are clearly marked GF. Meals can easily be made into vegan alternatives (just ask the waiter – these items are marked with a V for vegan). Note that there are two locations: the one on Parc is bigger and accepts reservations. I like this location best because it’s more spacious, serves their unique poutine (with mushroom gravy, vegetarian or vegan) and is located in Le Plateau. The Milton location is smaller and naturally, a little busier – even on weekdays (it is at the heart of the McGill ghetto, so expect a lot of students).
254 Rue Bernard Ouest (West)
Another newbie, Invitation V opened about 2 years ago. According to their website, their 3 chefs are inspired by their love for vegan food and travel. As a result, they’ve created an international-style bistro in a beautiful, airy and urban space. Invitation V accepts reservations and I’d recommend you do reserve, just to be sure. Expect great service, delicious and unique food and as a bonus, they have a great brunch menu.
Photo by @gorgeousssleep
La Lumière du Mile End
214 Bernard Ouest (West)
Vegetarian (with vegan options)
Open daily (except Wednesdays), La Lumière is a no-frills vegetarian restaurant in the heart of the Mile End. La Lumière serves organic and fair-trade coffee, freshly blended smoothies, warm (or cold) sandwiches and burgers as well as quesadillas and salads. I’ve only visited in the winter but in the summer, La Lumière is rumoured to have cosy and lovely outdoor seating.
Have you eaten at any of these vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Montreal? What are your favourites?