BEST VEGAN/VEGETARIAN PLACES IN MONTREAL

This one’s for you, veggie-lovers.

If you subscribe to a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle, you may be used to having a hard time finding a suitable restaurant or fast-food options, but luckily Montreal likes to cater to the healthy! Here’s a list of 10 of the best vegetarian and vegan places in Montreal:

 

Crudessence – 2157 Rue Mackay

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Vegan restaurant or healthy living classes? The choice is yours as Crudessence! Focused on serving you healthy, energy-filled meals, Crudessence offers 100% organic, gluten-free, vegan, and homemade dishes, perfect for getting the healthiest and most efficient energy out of any meal! They also offer healthy living/cooking classes, so if you’re into fitness or healthy eating, this will be your new fav place!

 

Bonnys – 1748 Rue Notre Dame O.

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If you’re into eating vegetarian, yet love ethnic foods, a unique dish, or global culinary culture, Bonny’s if for you. This restaurant strives specifically to make vegetarian and vegan dining fun and exciting- and do so by providing diverse selections of delectable ethnic tastes from around the world… I’m already hungry.

 

Aux Vivres – 4631 Boul. Saint Laurent

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This bright hangout is one of Montreal’s best vegetarian restaurants. Similar to Bonny’s, Aux Vivres focuses on ridding the idea of boring from vegetarian dishes, and creates innovative delish vegan food. Between that, the extensive (and delicious) juice bar, and an attractive patio, Aux Vivres is begging to host your next lunch date. 

 

Burrittoville – 2055 Rue Bishop

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All the joy of a burrito, without the meat. Burritoville is an OG Montreal vegetarian restaurant, featuring no-meat tacos, burritos, and quesadillas. In the chill setting with live music and art, this is a perfect spot to mix Montreal culture with mouthwatering vegetarian burritos.

 

Resto Vego – 1204 Avenue Mcgill College

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Montreal’s Resto Vego combines the savoir-faire of over 35 years in the vegetarian restaurant industry, with the ~bombness~ of a buffet restaurant. That’s right, ALL. YOU. CAN. EAT. Go ahead, indulge a little.

 

Lola Rosa Cafe – 545 Rue Milton
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Lola Rose is perfect when you’re seeking a pub night or actively looking to fill a bar-food craving. With beers on tap and an extensive menu, Lola Rose Cafe is the perfect night spot to stay awhile and indulge with your friends.

 

Antitode Comtpoir Vegane – 3459 Rue Ontario

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Antitode Comptoir Vegane is a big Montreal vegan restaurant that works in promotion of eco-friendly, healthy, organic, and vegan eating in Montreal. This restaurant, however, goes above and beyond an ordinary dinner- the brand also offers an email list containing healthy recipes, online grocery shopping, and members rewards and discounts. Antitode is much more than a restaurant- more like a healthy-living and vegan community.

 

Sushi Momo -4669 Rue Saint Denis

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Yes, this city has it all- Sushi Momo is Montreal’s premier vegetarian sushi spot. The restaurant focuses on vegetarian sushi and Japanese cuisine, offering a big selection with over 10 types of vegetarian sushi- the most diverse in Montreal!

 

La Panthere Vert 2153 Mackay & 66 St. Viateur

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Smoothies, sandwiches, cookies & cakes, juices- Le Panthere Vert’s menu is catered to be the perfect lunch or mid-afternoon munchie spot for vegetarians and vegans around Montreal. Not only that, but if you or your date has a sweet-tooth, the above mentioned available cookies & cakes are an entire menu section with many options and flavours – sure to satisfy even the most sugar-obsessed.

11 QUICK HEALTHY MEALS

Freshman or not, avoid that 15.

As school quickly approaches, the busy time of running between classes, hammering out assignments, and failing to ignore the pressures of your ever-calling social life, is beginning to fall upon us. Needless to say, being a student and finding the time and money to eat a healthy well-rounded meal can pose as quite the challenge. We decided to come up with a list of 11 healthy, quick, cheap(ish) meals that can be some of your go-to’s while on the go:

 

Tomato Bagel

1. Tomato Bagel

Classic, delicious, and ready in under 30 seconds? Sounds like a plan! Try a bagel with tomato and cream cheese, it’s not only fast to prepare but surprisingly satisfying for your busy mornings.

Ingredients: whole wheat bagel, cream cheese, tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste

Get the full recipe here: http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipe/cheese/bagel-cream-cheese-with-tomato/

 

Tomato and Basil Omelette

Tomato Basil Omlette

Calling all Omelette lovers! This one is for you, the Tomato and Basil Omelette will become a new classic.

Ingredients: eggs, cherry tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper to taste

Get the full recipe here: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/eggs-recipes/tomato-and-basil-omelette/

 

Pesto Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled Eggs w Pesto

Time for a change- the Pesto Scrambled Eggs will fill your body with protein for the day while allowing you to savour a unique twist to a timeless breakfast.

Ingredients: white or brown beans, cherry tomatoes, eggs, pesto, and whole wheat bread, salt and pepper to taste

Get the full recipe here: http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/scrambled-eggs-beans-tomato-pesto

Spiced up Breakfast Wrap

Breakfast Wrap

If you’re looking for a new version of a breakfast wrap to try, look no further; the Spiced up Breakfast Wrap will not disappoint.

Ingredients: eggs, whole wheat wrap, cherry tomatoes, tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, (optional) chili powder

Get the full recipe here: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/a16288/south-border-breakfast-wrap-recipe-ghk0115/

 

Quinoa Greek Salad

Quinoa Greek Salad

Lettuce-less salads have blown up in the past few years, and with their healthy and cheap, yet delicious nature…We understand why! This Quinoa Greek Salad is perfect for any luncher on the go, and can be made even easier (and cheaper) by simply adding your own Greek dressing and seasoning, or you can indulge in the full recipe including olives, feta cheese, and more.

Basic Ingredients: quinoa, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, dressing and salt/ pepper to taste

Get the full recipe here: http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/greek-quinoa-salad/13454/

 

BLAT

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Who doesn’t love a good sandwich? … I already know that answer which would be, well, no one. Since we have come to that consensus, allow me to introduce to you the BLAT- the Bacon Lettuce Tomato Avocado Sandwich, and yes, it is every bit as amazing as it seems.

Ingredients: whole wheat bread, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, – salt, pepper, cheese, mayonnaise, fresh chopped garlic ALL to taste

Get the fully dressed and basic recipe here: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/blats_bacon_lettuce_avocado_tomato_sandwiches.html

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Pumpernickel Bread and Dip

Spinach Dip

When you’re craving bread or something heavier to fill your stomach, Spinach dip/red pepper dip/ hummus/whatever dip your heart desires, can be paired with fresh, baked or toasted pumpernickel bread. This bread is significantly healthier than white, whole wheat, and even multigrain bread, and will serve a different set of tastes. Many dips can be bought simply at the grocery store, but for those top chefs, we have included a fresh spinach dip recipe below.

Get the full recipe here: http://www.knorr.ca/recipes/detail/13140/1/classic-spinach-dip

 

Havarti Grilled Cheese

Havarti Grilled Cheese

With base ingredients as simple as bread and Havarti (or your favorite type of cheese), this recipe is perfect for people who love to customize their food- the rest of the sandwich left to be dressed up to your desire. Some suggestions include spinach, pesto, or turkey…Regardless of your choice, this one is self-tailored from head to toe for your personal taste buds!

Ingredients: Havarti, your choice of bread, butter or olive oil

Get various full recipes here: http://www.yummly.com/recipes/grilled-cheese-sandwich-havarti

 

Edamame

Edamame

A prime snack for all- Edamame is simple yet delicious, and can take the place of chips, crackers, or other typical carb-loaded snacks, to cure your afternoon munchies.

Ingredients: Green soy beans, salt

Get the full recipe here: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/edamame_nibbles.html

Greek Yogurt Popsicle

Greek Yogurt Popsicle

Once made and frozen, these Popsicle are the perfect summer treat! Greek yogurt Popsicle are not only healthy and refreshing, but also change up a typical summer go-to.

Ingredients: Greek yogurt, fresh fruit of your choice, sweetener of your choice- sugar, honey, etc

Get the full recipe here: http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2015/06/30/3-ingredient-blueberry-yogurt-swirl-popsicles/

 

Broccoli and Feta Pasta Salad

Broccoli and Feta Salad

And finally, we leave you with the Broccoli and Feta Pasta Salad; a mouthwatering pasta salad hitting many major food groups, catered to keep your energy on high without being too heavy. This is the perfect snack to satisfy you on those hot busy days, and you can even add chicken or another source of protein to beef up your protein intake, thus making the salad heavier.

Ingredients: Broccoli, cooked pasta, feta cheese, dressing and olive and salt and pepper to taste

Get the full recipe here: http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-broccoli-feta-pasta-salad-22620

 

Now that you have a mix of cheap and healthy snacks- no excuses! Eat healthy, live happy, and instead spend your money on all of the things that Montreal will tempt you with save your money.