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

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Quebec

Boisbriand

Commensal

3470 Des Grandes Tourelles Ave., Boisbriand, QC J7H 0A1

(450) 420-5175

Natural foods/organic. While not completely vegetarian anymore, Commensal still offers an extensive selection of vegetarian and vegan foods. Their vegetarian buffet is set up as a pay-by-weight system, so you can tailor the portions. In addition to a large selection of salads, guests can choose from tofu dishes, seitan dishes, pasta, and vegan desserts.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Buffet
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, wine/beer
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

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Greenfield Park

Commensal

4817 Taschereau Blvd., Greenfield Park, QC J4V 2J1

(450) 676-1749

Natural foods/organic. See description under Boisbriand, QC.

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Laval

Commensal

3180 St-Martin Blvd., W., Laval, QC H7T 1A1

(450) 978-9124

Natural foods/organic. See description under Boisbriand, QC.

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Montreal

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

·Bonnys

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 foods. 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, $$-$$$

Commensal

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

(514) 845-2627

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

(514) 871-1480

50 Sainte-Catherine W., Montreal, QC H2X 3V4

(514) 394-1119

Natural foods/organic. See description under Boisbriand, QC.

··Crudessence

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
VISA/MC, $$

·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
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

·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
$-$$

·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
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$$

··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
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

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Pierrefonds

·Pushap Restaurant and Sweet Shop

4777 Boul Des Sources, Pierrefonds, QC H8Y 3C6

(514) 683-0105

Vegetarian/Indian. See description under Montreal, QC.

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Quebec

Commensal

860 Saint-Jean St., Quebec, QC G1R 1R3

(418) 647-3733

Natural foods/organic. See description under Boisbriand, 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
VISA/MC, $$

·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
VISA/MC, $$

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