Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada

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(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Greenfield Park, Laval, and Pierrefonds.)

··Aux Vivres

4631 St. Laurent Blvd., Montreal, QC H2T 1R2

(514) 842-3479

Vegan/organic. Aux Vivres features local and organic ingredients on their all-vegan menu. Their eclectic range of dishes includes everything from authentic ethnic cuisine to soul food. Enjoy the BLT (made with coconut bacon), Tempeh Burger, or Chili. Art fills the walls of this restaurant while remaining informal enough for children and great for large groups of people. There is also a little shop area near the entrance where you can buy products, order beverages, and pick up food for take-out. Aux Vivres is located in the Plateau area.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino


1748 Notre-Dame St., West, Montreal, QC H3J 1M3

(514) 931-4136

Vegetarian/natural foods/organic. This small eatery offers a rustic and cozy atmosphere in which to enjoy their vegetarian food. All meals are handmade daily in their kitchen and are mostly organic. Tasty menu items include the Reuben Tempeh Wrap, Vege-pate Sandwich, and Boca Burger. Bonnys also features a take-out freezer with fresh frozen dishes. The eatery is located in St-Henri right in front of the Corona Theater.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, soymilk
VISA/MC, $$-$$$


2157 Mackay St., Montreal, QC H3G 2J2

(514) 664-5188

105 Rachel St. W., Montreal, QC H2W 1G4

(514) 510-9299

Vegan/raw foods/organic. The Crudessence team holds the belief that eating living foods is an environmental and economic commitment that leads to good health. Along with offering cooking and nutrition classes, Crudessence has a small restaurant that offers a large selection of entrées to allow anyone who enters to take part in a delicious raw, vegan, and organic diet. Try the Squash Cannelloni stuffed with macadamia ricotta and fresh basil, or a sandwich on sprouted buckwheat and sun-dried tomato bread. Choose from an assortment of desserts like the lime pie, which is made of lime and lemon-based avocado mousse in a macadamia nut crust. Mmmm!

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Limited service
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso, wine

··Invitation V

254 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC H2V 1T5

(514) 271-8111

Vegan/bistro. Invitation V is a vegan bistro located in the eclectic Mile End neighborhood. Choose from their wide selection of New American style dishes such as Buckwheat Soba noodles or New-Orleans crab less cake. Tea and coffee selections are organic and fair-trade certified. Invitation V is closed between lunch/brunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open Tuesday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday for brunch and dinner. Open Sunday for brunch. Closed Monday
Full service
VISA/MC, $-$$

·La Lumiere du Mile End

214 Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC H2V 4K8

(514) 658-4949

Vegetarian/eclectic. La Lumiere du Mile End offers a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan sandwiches, burritos, and burgers. Try the Wrapsody or the Vege-Pate for a quick and hearty vegan sandwich. Free Wi-Fi is available.

Open Thursday through Tuesday for lunch and dinner. Closed Wednesday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk

··La Panthere Verte

145 Mont-Royal Ave., E., Montreal, QC H2T 1N9

(514) 503-4800

2153 Mackay St., Montreal, QC H3G 2J2

(514) 903-4744

66 St-Viateur St., Montreal, QC H2T 2K8

(514) 508-5564

Vegan/organic/juice bar. La Panthere Verte, or The Green Panther, is a vegan and organic café with a focus on sustainability. All-star food items are the Falafel sandwich and Choco Maca smoothie. This restaurant charges a small fee for food containers so please make sure to bring your own or account for the extra cost. The Mont-Royal location is in the Plateau area. The St-Viateur location is in the Mile End. The Mackay location is downtown in Centre-Ville.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Counter service
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso

·Le Cagibi

5490 St. Laurent, Montreal, QC H2T 1S1

(514) 509-1199

Vegetarian/café/bakery. Le Cagibi is an eclectic café and bakery offering hearty vegetarian and vegan soups, sandwiches, and burgers. They also have daily shows and art exhibitions so be sure to check their event schedule online. Le Cagibi is located in the Mile End neighborhood of Montreal. Cash only.

Open Monday for dinner. Open Tuesday through Sunday for three meals
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine/alcohol

·Lola Rosa Café

545 Milton St., Montreal, QC H2X 1W5

(514) 287-9337

4581 Park Ave., Montreal, QC H2X 1W5

(514) 843-5652

Vegetarian/international. Lola Rosa serves an all-vegetarian menu of international delights. Enjoy the eclectic décor as you dine on veggie burgers, burritos, curry, polenta, and more!

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options, take-out, delivery, catering, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine


1303 Sainte-Catherine Est., Montreal, QC H2L 2H4

(514) 664-1113

Vegan/natural foods. Propulsion might seem like an unusual name for a restaurant until you realize you will be dining on a table made from the wing of a plane! Enjoy the funky atmosphere over unique sandwiches, salads and desserts. Try the Mungo Mango sandwich with Chinese mung beans and fresh mango and the homemade coconut-milk creamsicle with frozen banana!

Open Tuesday-Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday.
Full service
vegan options
Smoothies, take-out

·Pushap Restaurant and Sweet Shop

5195 Pare St., Montreal, QC H4P 1P4

(514) 737-4527

Vegetarian/Indian. Pushap is a family-run restaurant offering Indian vegetarian food, including a thali meal with rice, dahl, two side dishes, and your choice of bread. Cash only.

Open daily for three meals
Full service
vegan options
take-out, special beverages

··Resonance Café

5175 Avenue du Parc, Montreal, QC H2V 4G3

(514) 894-7543

Vegan. Every day of the week Resonance Café serves late breakfast, lunch and dinner and has live music for you to enjoy! Their menu is 100% vegan and full of goodies including breakfast items, soups, salads, and sandwiches. Try the breakfast sandwich with tofu scramble and cashew cheese or the Victoria Rice Bowl with marinated tofu and kimchi.

Open daily for lunch and dinner through late night service
Limited service
vegan options
smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine/alcohol, take-out

·Restaurant ChuChai

4088 St. Denis St., Montreal, QC H2W 2M5

(514) 843-4194

Vegetarian/Thai. The décor, music, and cuisine all contribute to Restaurant ChuChai's authentic Thai feel. A mostly vegan establishment, offerings include spicy curries with coconut milk and basil, cool vegetarian fish, and vegetarian beef, chicken, and shrimp dishes. Reservations are required,

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine/alcohol

·Resto Vego

1720 St. Denis St., Montreal, QC H2X 3K8

(514) 845-2627

1204 McGill College Ave., Montreal, QC H3B 4J8

(514) 871-1480

Vegetarian/natural foods. Resto Végo is a vegetarian restaurant offering a self-serve buffet featuring over 200 choices on rotation -- usually 50 options are available at any given time. Comprised of three sections, a hot buffet, a salad buffet and a dessert buffet, the buffet is set up as a pay-by-weight system, so you can tailor the portions. Selections include tofu dishes, Asian-style seitan dishes, pasta, and vegan desserts. The location at St. Denis is on the corner of Ontario in the Latin Quarter. The location on McGill is on the corner of Ste. Catherine West in downtown Montreal.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
vegan options
VISA/MC, $-$$

··Sophie Sucree

167 Ave des Pins E, Montreal, QC H2W 1N9

(514) 823-5865

Vegan/bakery. Sophie Sucree is a vegan bakery that features everything from large custom-made cakes to small pastries. Stop in to try any of their seasonal items along with favorites like Chocolate Brownies or the "Not Red Velvet" Cupcakes. Sophie Sucree also features other treats and snacks from local shops. Please note there is limited seating available in the store.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Counter service
take-out, soymilk

·Su Shian Yuang

420 Rue Rachel, Montreal, QC H2J 2G7

(438) 380-2829

Vegetarian/Asian. Su Shian Yuang Vegetarian Restaurant offers authentic Taiwanese cuisine in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. You will not be disappointed by comfort foods such as a vegetarian pork buns or seitan in a black pepper sauce. Su Shian Yuang also often has a lunch buffet with many vegan options. Check their Facebook or call for availability.

Open Monday-Friday for lunch and dinner. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery

·Yuan Vegetarien

2115 St-Denis, Montreal, QC H2X 3K8

(514) 848-0513

Vegetarian/Chinese. Authentic Taiwanese food replaced with mock seafood and meats. Choose from an assortment of main dishes such as General Tao vege-chicken, sliced sesame vege-beef, stir-fried eggplant, or ginger and basil tofu. There is an optional buffet available as well featuring curries, stir-fry dishes, soups, and many mock meat dishes.

Open daily for lulnch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
Take-out, delivery, catering



·Pushap Restaurant and Sweet Shop

4777 Boul Des Sources, Pierrefonds, QC H8Y 3C6

(514) 683-0105

Vegetarian/Indian. See description under Montreal, QC.



Le Crac Aliments Sains & La Carotte Joyeuse

690 Rue St. Jean, Quebec, QC G1R 1P8

(418) 647-6881

Natural foods store/deli. Le Crac Aliments Sains & La Carotte Joyeuse means Crac Healthy Foods & The Happy Carrot. You can get your bulk food items, organic produce, and much more in the natural foods store. Their deli counter offers many vegan selections like veggie burgers which you can enjoy in their indoor seating area or for carry-out.

Open daily lunch and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, soymilk, fresh juices

·Restaurant Zen

966 Boulevard Rene-Levesque Ouest, Quebec, QC G1S 1T9

(418) 687-8936

Vegetarian/Chinese. Located near the Capital Galleries, Restaurant Zen offers vegetarian and vegan Chinese dishes, including their famed hot pot and vegetarian sushi. Also available are fresh fruits and vegetables. Restaurant Zen is part of the Zen Gardens line of vegetarian restaurants in Canada.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, special beverages