10 Places in Montreal Where You Can Eat Vegan for Every Mood and Occasion

10 Places in Montreal Where You Can Eat Vegan for Every Mood and Occasion

If you’ve ever experienced being the only vegan in a group, you know that choosing a place to dine out can sometimes have its challenges. Today, we confirm that this is far from the case!

The vegan food scene in Montreal is getting better and better every year, and we compiled a list of restaurants that are living proof.

In fact, finding a place with vegan options for any occasion has never been easier! We recommend ten restaurants that are completely different from each other for special occasions. If you’re in the mood to go out with your girl gang or are invited to a 5 à 7 after work with your colleagues, we have the perfect options for you!

Here we have compiled ten restaurants offering vegan options in the city to suit every mood and every occasion you could possibly think of.

*Important: Due to the ongoing and evolving COVID-19 situation, please verify the restaurant’s opening hours and conditions before making plans. We also suggest making note of any restaurants in this list that are temporarily closed so you can go once they reopen and encourage Quebec’s growing circle of vegan restaurants!

Burger and Beer with Friends: Bowhead Pub

The vibe: Dark walls and warm lighting characterize Le Bowhead with a classic, sports pub feel. Le Bowhead was created with the idea that vegans should have a space where they can eat, drink, watch the game and be loud with their friends into the late hours of the evening. The pub features three wide-screen televisions, so you’ll never miss out on your favorite sports events. Here you can enjoy eight kinds of beer on tap served by the pint, a range of French and Italian organic wines, as well as several delicious cocktails like the super-popular Basil Gimlet. You’ll never have to worry about accidentally ordering something non-vegan from the menu, because this pub offers up all the classics, 100% veganized.

Price range: $$

Where: 3723 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2V7

The menu: https://bowheadpub.com/menu-anglais/

During COVID-19 you can still try new restaurants without leaving home! You can also order from Le Bowhead via UberEats, DoorDash and Skip the Dishes.

 

Romantic Evening With Your Significant Other: Bloom Sushi

The vibe: Bloom Sushi opened its doors in 2019 in the heart of Montreal’s Old Port situated on a warmly lit cobblestone street. The perfect place for a romantic night out or to simply take advantage of a beautiful fall evening. Created by the founders of LOV and Sushi Momo, this restaurant offers exquisite plant-based sushi that is sure to make it to your Instagram. Treat yourself to one of their several cocktails using traditional Japanese liqueurs like the Samurai made with Toki whiskey. Enjoy a truly magnificent dining experience at the bar where their open-kitchen concept allows you to watch the highly-skilled sushi chefs prepare your meal.

Price range: $$

Where: 368 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal, QC H2Y 2A6

The menu: https://bloomsushi.com/en/restaurants/bloom/eveningmenu/

 

Girls Night Out: LOV

The vibe: Did someone say Wine Wednesday? At LOV, you and your girls can enjoy half-priced wine with the purchase of a meal on Wednesday evenings. LOV, an acronym for “Local” “Organic” and “Vegan” offers a wide range of deliciously satisfying feel-good meals like their signature kale mac and cheese, quinoa fritters and house-made vegan cheeses. LOV’s Pinterest-worthy decor features high ceilings with gorgeous white brick walls and cozy swinging chairs that are sure to make you feel right at home. For dessert, be sure to indulge in the crème brûlée paired with an espresso. You can thank us later.

Price range: $$

Where: LOV has several locations, including but not limited to; Centropolis, De la Montagne, Dix30, King West Toronto and McGill. Check out their website to find a location near you!

The menu: https://lov.com/en/restaurants/lov-mcgill/Principalmenu-2020/

During COVID-19 you can still try new restaurants without leaving home! You can also order from LOV via UberEats, DoorDash and Skip the Dishes.

 

For a ‘’5 à 7’’ with your work colleagues: Tendresse

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The vibe: Kick it with your favorite coworkers at the newest vegan resto-bar on the block. Tendresse boasts a gourmet cocktail list featuring unique drinks like the kombucha-based cocktail called the “Rickey” alongside some of the classics like the Bloody Mary (made vegan of course). The Tendresse bar menu also highlights natural and organic wines, and five different kinds of beer starting at just 3$ a glass. If you’re feeling munchy, enjoy a plate of dumplings served with sesame sauce, or try their known-and-loved green raviolis. Note that Tendresse also serves a vegan brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 4pm.

Price range: $$

Where: 1259 Rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montréal, QC H2L 2H3

The menu: https://bistrotendresse.com/en/menus/

During COVID-19 you can still try new restaurants without leaving home! You can also order from Tendresse online at: https://order.chkplzapp.com/tendresse/menus?lang=fr_FR

 

For Comfort Food Cravings: Le Maynard

The vibe: Having opened its doors just a few days before COVID-19 hit Montreal, Le Maynard is back and better than ever with its now 100% vegan menu. For savoury cravings, we recommend trying the Tofu Nashville sandwich or their house-made smoked mushroom and chickpea burger. Really hungry? Go all the way and add a side of tempura battered deep-fried pickles (yep, it’s as amazing as it sounds). You’ll never get tired of eating at this Southern soul food inspired place because Le Maynard is constantly changing its menu based on Quebec’s seasonal ingredients and the chef’s inspiration of the moment. Did we mention they have deep fried Oreos?

Price range: $

Where: 30 Rue Prince Arthur O, Montréal, QC H2X 1S6

The menu: https://www.restomaynard.ca

During COVID-19 you can still try new restaurants without leaving home! You can also order from Le Maynard through UberEats.

 

Fancy High Tea: Ritz Carlton Palm Court

The vibe: Feeling a little…Ritzy? Live out all your Breakfast At Tiffany’s fantasies at the oh-so glamorous Ritz Carlton Palm Court any day of the week from 12:30pm-4:00pm for a fancy-shmancy High Tea experience starting at just $39 per person. Dress up in your best Audrey Hepburn attire and enjoy dainty vegan sandwiches, savoury scones, and decadent sweet treats alongside a glass of bubbles, and of course, a hot pot of tea. An ideal experience for a birthday, Mother’s Day, or treating that special someone in your life to an unforgettable experience!

As a vegan, you’ll need to give the staff a 24-hour notice before your visit. Taxes and tips are not included.

Price range: $$-$$$

Where: 1228 Sherbrooke Street W. Montréal, QC H3G 1H6

The menu: https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/canada/montreal/dining/palm-court

 

For a Sunday Brunch: Antidote

The vibe: Having opened its doors in 2014, L’Antidote is a charming restaurant boasting gorgeous shades of turquoise alongside vibrant plants, and warm lighting making it a unique yet cozy spot to dine. It’s the perfect spot to catch up with a long-time friend or spend some time with a family member! Take advantage of their many promotions like “Pompette Friday” with two for one cocktails or the “Manouche” evening on Thursday’s with rosé at just $6 a glass. Above all, you must try their delicious brunch menu. Sit on the terrace to enjoy the morning sun while sipping a hot coffee and tasting the unique flavors of their menu. Their vegan smoked “salmon” bagel and French toast are must-trys.

Price range: $

Where: 3459 Ontario Street East, Montréal, QC H1W 1R4

Menu: https://www.restomontreal.ca/resto/antidote-comptoir-vegane-montreal/8641/fr/menus/?mid=9640&wl=on#go-menu

During COVID-19 you can still try new restaurants without leaving home! You can also order from Antidote through Skip the Dishes and DoorDash.

 

Feel Like You’re Dining in Italy: Restaurant Radis

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Nestled in Montreal’s Mile-End neighborhood, Restaurant Radis will make you feel like you’re in Italy with its classy black-and-white checkered floors and elegant candle-lit tables. With its ever-changing menu according to the chef’s weekly inspiration, Radis serves up fine Italian cuisine like that will have you coming back time and time again. Try some of the classics, like the pizza Di Eva made with their house-made vegan mozzarella and pesto, or their freshly made in-house pastas like the Cappelletti, which features a decadent blend of vegan ricotta, black garlic and truffles. Pair your meal with a bottle of one of their several natural and organic wine selections and be sure to enjoy their very popular Tiramisu alongside a hot espresso.

Price range: $ – $$

Where: 361 Bernard Street W, Montréal, QC H2V 1T6

Menu: https://restaurantradis.com/fr/menu

During COVID-19 you can still try new restaurants without leaving home! You can also order from Radis through UberEats and DoorDash.

 

Go Back in Time: Mimi & Jones Diner

Go back in time at Mimi & Jones Diner! With its classic 1950’s flair, you’ll want to take a photo or two (or ten) inside this very aesthetically pleasing restaurant. Sink your teeth into their homemade cheeseburger with a side of fries, or if you’re feeling snacky, be sure to try their breaded tofu nuggets with a dipping sauce of your choice. For those of you with a sweet tooth, ordering one of their many vegan milkshakes, like the caramel cheesecake flavor, is a must.

Price range: $

Where: 5149 Avenue du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4G3

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/mimiandjonesdiner/photos/p.458476581371564/458476581371564

During COVID-19 you can still try new restaurants without leaving home! You can also order from Mimi & Jones through UberEats.

 

Casa Kaizen

The newest vegan restaurant to join the Montreal vegan food scene is Casa Kaizen, created by vegan sushi restaurant, Sushi Momo. Serving up Asian tapas with Mexican-inspired flavors, you’ll be sure to impress a date at this gorgeous location in the Plateau (it also happens to be Bowhead Pub’s neighbor). Try the Kaizen Salad featuring “Jicama”, a vegetable unique to Latin America, that’s like a cross between a potato and an apple, or one of their most popular dishes, the Sashimi, featuring vegan tuna! Casa Kaizen boasts an incredible range of cocktails like the tequila-based Tiki-la and the Sake-based Hello Lychee. Between its food and drinks, Casa Kaizen is sure to introduce you to unique new flavors you may not have tried before!

Price range: $$

Where: 16 Pins Avenue East, Montréal, QC H2W 1N3

Menu: https://casakaizen.ca/menu/menu/kaizen_menu_english.pdf