Last updated March 16, 2020

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Vegetarians might explore the city’s new food courts for options: Time Out (in the Eaton Centre), Le Central and Le Cathcart are all open. I don’t have notes yet on what’s vegetarian in any of them, but they’re all trendy and bound to have some veg*n offerings.

This page is verging on wearing out its usefulness, as veg*nism becomes more of a norm.

October 2019, lists favourite vegan restaurants.

August 2019, Eater mentions the impending opening of a high-end vegan sushi place in Old Montreal.

Summer 2019, La Presse notes the surge in vegetarian and vegan restos in Montreal.

Eater notes the opening of three new vegan restaurants spring 2019. Their locations have been added to the list below.

Vegetarian and vegan winter holiday suggestions from Global, December 1, 2018.

21 addresses for vegans in the Journal de Montréal, November 1, 2018.

Eater list of vegetarian restaurants updated September 2018.

DailyHive has a list of eleven must-try vegan dishes (April 2017).

A Youtube video introduces us to 16 vegan restaurants (August 2016).

The Journal de Montréal gave notes on five vegan restaurants (February 2016).

Elise Desaulniers compiled a list of vegan caterers (January 2016).


Antidote Superalimentation
3459 Ontario East
Vegan groceries, juice bar and café.

Audacieuse Vanille
3910 Wellington
Vegan, gluten-free pastry shop.

Aux Vivres
4631 Saint-Laurent Blvd.
and now also at 4896 Sherbrooke West in Westmount
Facebook page
Organic vegan food, eclectic inspiration. Also juice bar and take-out counter. Bright pleasant space.

Bar santé Goji
1972 Ste-Catherine West
Home-made organic, vegan and gluten free products.

Café Belem
4409 St-Laurent
Vegan café with boutique and yoga.

Le Bowhead
3723, boulevard Saint-Laurent
Vegan pub with food

Le Cagibi
6596 Saint-Laurent
Facebook page
Popular hipster café and hangout. Moved from the corner of St-Viateur up to near St-Zotique in spring 2018.

Café dei Campi
1360 Rosemont
Café-bakery with vegan versions of familiar Italian goodies.

Café Tuyo
370 Marie-Anne East
Vegetarian, organic and bio-responsible food.

Casa del Popolo
4873 Saint-Laurent Blvd.
Facebook page
Soups, salads, sandwiches. Terrace out back. Widely known as a live music venue by night.

Chu Chai
4088 Saint-Denis, corner Duluth
514-843-4194 (delivery in the area)
Mock chicken, fish, shrimp and beef in traditional Thai styles, also tofu dishes. No dairy, but some dishes have egg. Food tends to be rich and sweet with coconut milk and sugar. Liquor licence, outdoor dining terrace in summertime.

Code Vert
1216 Bishop
Organic vegan “fast food.”

Comptoir Urbain – Espace Végane
5003 Earnscliffe near Queen Mary
Organic and vegan cosmetics, workshops and a snack bar.

Copper Branch
1245 Bishop – 514-303-1800
444 René-Lévesque W.– 514-419-4407
600 de Maisonneuve West – 438-385-6262
Alexis Nihon Plaza – 514-932-5656
301 Brunswick Blvd., Pointe Claire – 514-693-3737
Chain is growing, check for other locations.
Vegan sandwiches, wraps, “power” food of various kinds.

Le Doggy Café
4493 Papineau
Quinoa kale burgers, lentil salads, grilled cheese sandwiches and smoothies. Dogs particularly welcome. The FAQ page gives some advice on managing your dog at the café.

552, rue Ste-Catherine East
Facebook page
The Café l’Utopik was resurrected as l’Escalier. Organic food.

Falafel Avenue
2020 Robert-Bourassa (University)
Open only on weekdays.

Falafel St-Jacques
345 St-Jacques in Lachine
(514) 595-7482
Co-run by an Arab and a Jew, this popular vegetarian place – eat-in but many more line up to get take-out – attracts a crowd from far beyond Ville St-Pierre. Even the “shawarma” and “shish taouk” are veggie.
Article in Vice Munchies

1212 McGill College
New, slightly experimental fancy salad bar.

3454 Park Avenue
also inside the McConnell building at Concordia
New chain of vegan eateries.

12 Maguire Street
Local produce, both eat in and prepared meals to take out.

Gusta Foods
191 Place-du-Marché-du-Nord
(Jean-Talon market)
All-day brunch and prepared food to go. Article in the Journal de Montréal.

5700 Monkland
Brunch, lunch, dinner, coffee, cocktails, and other drinks. An import from Toronto.

4147 St-Denis
Indian vegetarian

Café I Ching
4242, boul. Décarie
Vegetarian versions of many Asian classics including pho, won ton soup, ma po tofu, General Tao and Thai curries.

Invitation V
201 St-Jacques
Upscale vegan café has moved from the Mile End to Old Montreal.

Kupfert & Kim
407 Notre-Dame West
Branch of a popular Toronto chain opened in Montreal October 2018.

Le Buddha
1620A Sherbrooke West
New vegan place just west of Guy.

Le Jubar
3863 boul. Saint-Laurent
Vegan food without gluten, juice bar. Facebook page describes it as a private club. Upstairs of the Pharmaprix on the Main.

Le Parloir
4354 Christophe-Colomb
Offers a vegan afternoon tea.

Lola Rosa
545 Milton
4581 Park Avenue
Facebook page
Vegetarian food close to McGill University (Milton location) and in the Mile End.

464 McGill
1232, rue de la Montagne
also in Laval and Brossard
Vegan haute cuisine: local, organic and vegetarian. 90% vegan menu.

La Lumière du Mile End
214 Bernard West
Describes itself as a vegetarian resto with lots of vegan options, including vegan burgers. Vegan brunches on weekends.

30 Prince Arthur West
New resto offering vegan versions of American Southern cuisine.

Mimi & Jones
5149 Park Avenue
New Mile End spot described as a vegan diner.

Mouton Vert
6000 Sherbrooke West
Vegetarian and vegan Mediterranean cuisine to go, vegetarian grocery, café tables.

16 Rachel East
Vegan smoothies and juices, boosters, light meals. Also delivery of vegan meals.

La Panthère Verte
Half a dozen locations around town: see website
Facebook page
Organic and vegetarian. Notable falafel. Delivery and catering.

Paradis végétarien Chi-Ming
4381 Saint-Denis
Asian-style vegetarian meals, also a selection of vegetarian products and veggie catering. They claim the widest selection of vegetarian products and mock meats in eastern Canada.

Petit Marché Végé
7057-1 Saint-Denis
Montreal H2S 2S5
Vegetarian versions of Vietnamese noodles and sandwiches.

Pho Da Son
3343 Jarry East

Pizza Gourmetti
5795 Victoria
Kosher pizza, using only dairy, so this is a vegetarian restaurant but not a vegan one.

54 Westminster North, Montreal West
Falafel and salads.

Propulsion Cantine Végétalienne
1303 Ste-Catherine East
Vegan nosh in the Gay Village.

5195 Paré
1661 Dollard Avenue, Lasalle
4777 des Sources, Pierrefonds
Indian vegetarian restaurant and pastry shop. Their thali is one of the best deals in town.

Quan Bo De
3436 Jean-Talon East
Vegetarian versions of many Vietnamese favourites: spring rolls, noodle dishes, soups, banh mi sandwiches. Some of their products are finding their way to the shelves of Asian groceries in town.

361 Bernard West
Italian vegan food.

Résonance Café
5175A avenue du Parc
Vegan food, espresso, live music.

Resto Végo
1720 Saint-Denis
Vegetarian buffet. (Used to be Le Commensal.)

Santa Barbara
6696 St-Vallier
“Fine vegetarian cooking (Carnivore friendly!)”

2210 de Lorimier
Coffee and vegan pastries in Centre-Sud.

152 Mozart East, near Jean-Talon market

Su Shian Yuang
420 Rachel East
Taiwanese shading to vaguely pan-Asian place in the Plateau.

Sophie Sucrée
167 av. des Pins East
Vegan bakery and café. Some gluten-free options.

1259 Ste-Catherine East

1335 Rue Beaubien Est
Vegan Italian.

Three locations
Juice bar, vegan catering.

93 de Castelnau East

125 St-Viateur West
Juice bar heavy on the kale, chia and acai berry side.

Yuan Vegetarian
2115 Saint-Denis, just below Sherbrooke
514-848-0513 Facebook page
Pan-Asian vegetarian: veg sushi, mock meat and fish in Japanese, Thai and Chinese styles.


(These likely only operate during term time and some intermittently even then.)

Café X
Concordia buildings: VA 229 (home of Gallery X), EV 7.750 (“to-go”)
514-848-2424 *4241 (VA) *3806 (EV)
Vegetarian restaurant and art gallery

The Midnight Kitchen is a food collective at McGill that offers vegan lunches for students at the Shatner building during term time. They can be followed on Twitter at @MK_collective.

MutineRiz is the Université de Montréal vegan initiative. Seems to be held intermittently at best.

The People’s Potato at Concordia’s Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve W., H‑733 – vegan meals for students in return for a donation. The Hive Café is also open. Various notes on where to eat affordably at Concordia.

Ras-le-Bol is the UQÀM student soup kitchen.


Montreal has many small Lebanese cafés where it’s possible to get a falafel plate or mixed salad and meatless mezze plate, falafel sandwiches and sometimes sandwiches rolled up on zaatar bread. Look for BashaAmir and Boustan locations, but independent cafés are often at least as good. Nilufar at 1923 Ste-Catherine West, Al‑Amine at 3549 Lacombe (514-739-1817) and Al‑Taïb at 2125 Guy Street (514-931-1999) are affordable places to eat.

Veggie burgers and tofu hot dogs are becoming more common in fast food restaurants. The Lafleur chain offers them as an option, and some reports say their poutine gravy is also vegetarian. I’ve also heard that Harvey’s offers an okay veggie burger. I have my doubts these places keep a separate veggie grill running, though.

The standard Montreal “all dressed” pizza includes pepperoni, green peppers and mushrooms but any pizza place can make a vegetarian pizza that omits the pepperoni or replaces it with onions and olives or some other combination of ingredients – you only have to ask. Even the pizza slice places often have one or two non-meat options available (besides “plain”).

Ethiopian restaurants usually offer good vegetarian options. Le Nil Bleu, at 3706 Saint-Denis, (514-285-4628) is well spoken of and offers delivery via Just Eat.

Most of Montreal’s Indian restaurants offer at least one vegetarian set meal and a range of other veggie choices.

Arepera du Plateau
4050 de Bullion
Latin American cuisine. Gluten-free because everything’s based on corn; vegetarian and vegan versions of many favourites. Weekend brunch.

Four locations including one near Concordia
Armenian zaatar bread with a selection of vegetarian garnishes.

Bagels on Greene
4160 Ste-Catherine West, Westmount
A successor to the regretted Dad’s Bagels in NDG, Bagels on Greene has vegetarian and vegan offerings.

Bombay Choupati
5011 boulevard des Sources, Pierrefonds
Southern Indian style food, so good it’s worth a trip to the northern West Island. A few meat items on the menu, but most of the choices are vegetarian and very good. Try the fire dosas.

Boulangerie Rustique Sweet Lee’s Rustic Bakery
4150 Wellington
Closed Mondays
Bakery with takeout lunches and dinners, many vegetarian options.

Byblos Le Petit Café
1499 Laurier Street East
Persian food. Dips and rolls, many vegetarian options. Good sherbets. Brunch on weekends.

Café Dépôt
Various locations
In 2016 the Café Dépôt chain added a vegan burger and tempeh sandwich to its menu.

Café Harvard Gourmet + Cachère
5688 Monkland at Harvard
Vegetarian and kosher catering and take-out.

Café Les Entretiens
1577 Laurier Street East
Salads, homemade soups and sandwiches.
Casual, friendly place. Open for 30 years. Terrace.

Café Santropol
3990 St-Urbain at Duluth
Big sandwiches festooned with fruit garnishes, fair trade coffee, good soups. Home-blended tisanes. Not everything is vegetarian, but the menu is detailed and specific. Beautiful garden patio in summertime.

Chez José
173 Duluth East
Tiny, popular breakfast and lunch joint, a place where veg and non-veg can eat happily together. Sidewalk tables in summertime. Good espresso.

Dépanneur Le Pickup
7032 Waverly, south of Jean-Talon
Despite the name this is more a café than a dep. Menu includes things like vegetarian pulled pork, spicy eggplant sandwiches, veggie burger and vegan dessert items.

1227 rue de la Montagne
Posh downtown eatery has a vegetarian and vegan section on its menu.

Jean’s Trinidad Foods
5914 Sherbrooke West at Royal
Vegetarian dishes include various rotis, doubles, and fried plantain.

La Petite Marche
5035 Saint-Denis
Metro Laurier
Affordable fresh honest food in a funky setting.

Le Kitchen
1806 William
Most of the food is vegan, gluten-free and naturally sweetened, but there is an option for organic chicken or fish.

Les Belles-Sœurs
2251 Marie-Anne East, near Papineau
Vegetarian club sandwiches, croque-monsieurs, burgers, hot dogs.

Les Délices Bio
1327A Mont Royal East
Organic food, counter service. Mostly vegetarian.

L’Gros Luxe
150 Bernard West
2472 Notre-Dame West
and other locations
Omnivore bistro with a separate vegetarian menu including vegan options. The all-veg branch in the Plateau is closed.

Ma-a-am Bolduc
4351 de Lorimier, at Marie-Anne
Vegetarian versions of some traditional Québécois dishes.

Mandy’s Salads
2067 Crescent 514-933-7000
201 Laurier West 514-670-7820
5033 Sherbrooke West 514-227-1640
Mostly vegetarian salad combos. Delivery via À La Carte Express.

1923 Ste-Catherine West
Best deal on falafel anywhere.

Ô deux sœurs
780 Rosemont
Cuisine santé: vegetarian and non-veg meals to take out, organic, meat without hormones. Takeout and delivery.

Sain Bol
5095 Fabre near Laurier
Seasonally inspired food, with a well regarded weekend brunch.

Santa Barbara
6696 St-Vallier (at St-Zotique)
Seasonal, mostly vegetarian European menu.

Sata Sushi
3349 Ontario East
Both classic and vegan sushi.

Shäika Café
5526 Sherbrooke West
Sandwiches, salads, fair trade coffee. Nice space facing NDG Park.

Sushi Momo
4669 St-Denis
Sushi restaurant with a selection of vegan options.

Thali Cuisine Indienne
1409 St-Marc at Ste-Catherine
Vegetarian thali at $9 – hard to do better than that. Spare space but food is good.

Café Touski
2361 Ontario East
Cooperatively run neighbourhood café with some vegetarian options available.


This isn’t going to be an exhaustive list of all health food stores in the Montreal area, but I will add interesting addresses and services as I find them.

Atelier Vegana is a vegan caterer and cooking school on Bernard. Article in the Journal de Montréal.

Vegan catering and events.

Club Organic
4341 Frontenac

Compost Montreal
Composting pickup service.

4627 Wilson at Somerled
Organic food and delivery.

Écologie Urbaine
Green roofs, reduction of heat islands and other projects.

Épicerie Loco
422 Jarry East, near the metro
One of a new wave of no-waste grocery stores.

Ecological umbrella group, organizes organic farm baskets.

Les Fermes Lufa
Famous for operating greenhouses year-round on top of industrial buildings. You can design your own weekly basket and tell them where you want to pick it up, or have it delivered. Lufa has added a range of other things to its original vegetable basket offerings, and some are vegetarian or vegan.

Le Frigo Vert
2130 Mackay, near Concordia
Bulk dry goods, sandwiches, green cleaning supplies. Discount if you’re a Concordia student, but accessible to all. It’s like an old-school health food store before they went glitzy and markety.

Fruiterie Lina
8300 Henri-Julien at Guizot
Top-notch fruiterie with a lot of vegetarian and vegan products. No meat is sold on the premises, although there’s a little frozen and canned fish.

Le Jardin des Anges
Organic fruit and vegetable basket delivery

Les Jardins urbains
Organic grocery delivery

Madame Virgule
Artisanal, vegan caterer in the Plateau that focuses on Quebec terroir.

Marché 3 Piliers
750 Gilford, corner Resther
Local market emphasizing environmental, social and economic values, basically a nice corner deli crossed with a health food emporium.

Matt & Nat
Montreal-based company that produces high-design handbags and other accessories in faux leather using no animal products. Their website includes a list of retail outlets that stock their wares.

Méga Vrac
2649 Masson
Zero-waste grocery store in Rosemont.

New Eden Vegan Catering
Hot/cold buffets, finger foods, catered dinner parties and fancy desserts, delivered.

Salon Vong is a nail and waxing salon that exclusively uses vegan and non‑toxic products.

Terra Bella organic food ordering system

Vegan Rapide
1385 Ontario East
Delivery of 100% vegan dishes.


Heaven on Earth Vegetarian Institute
12681 Joron, Pierrefonds

L’Armoire du haut
Vegetarian healthy cooking lessons near Laurier metro


Vegan Secret Supper has a Montreal section.

Montreal Vegan Festival was held September 21-22, 2019, and will presumably be back next year.

L’Autre Marché is held in the Technopole Angus on summer Fridays from May 27 till mid-October, from 3 pm till 7 pm, showcasing a selection of organic and local food sellers.

Expo manger santé et vivre vert was to be held March 20-22, 2020, but has been cancelled because of COVID-19.


Aliments d’ici local food organization
Association végétarienne de Montréal has a downloadable directory of resources
Vegan Québec


Eater lists gluten-free bakeries and restaurants, September 2019.

7700 Saint-Hubert at Villeray
Gluten-free bread and pastries.

Boulangerie Le Marquis
367 de Castelnau East
Bakery with gluten-free versions of many favourites.

Delicious Without produces gluten-free baked goods that can be found in various locations, noted on their store locator list.

Kleine Shoppe
3027 Notre-Dame West
“A smorgasbord of gluten-free eats and treats”

Le Lunch Box
5900 Monk
Delivery of gluten-free and paleo meals.

Mi and Stu Gluten-Free Foods
Distributes their products in many local stores – see list.

Petit Lapin
342A Victoria Avenue, Westmount
1051 Bernard Avenue, Outremont
Promises bakery treats that are “peanut free, tree nut free, sesame free, dairy and lactose free, egg free, fish and seafood free, soy free, wheat and gluten free, sulphite free, mustard free.”

See Sophie Sucrée in the vegetarian section. They have some gluten-free pastries.

Here are lists of kosher and halal restaurants in the Montreal area.


There are a lot of vegetarian pages on the web, and some are not updated very often. The following restaurants may still be listed in some sources but are no longer open: Juicy Lotus, Zero 8, Burritoville, Le Commensal, Café Blue Monday, Café Verdure, Sauve du Temps, Govinda Jaya Jaya, Elixir, Bimbo, Manbo, Mandys Express, Wrapps, Les Chèvres/Le Chou, Spirite Lounge, Le Bouddha d’Cuisine, Faim du Monde, Ghetto Shul Café, O Jus, TribuTerre Bistro, Fuchsia, Chuch, the all-veg branch of L’Gros Luxe on St-André, the Resto Végo on McGill College. Crudessence closed its storefronts to focus on producing products for health food stores.

NDG’s Coop la Maison Verte closed in January 2020.

If you have an update or a suggestion for this page, please let us know. I’m very grateful for all the updates I’ve received.

We’re not responsible for changes in any of the businesses listed on this page. Please don’t embark on a trip to any of these establishments without calling first.