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The Best Vegan Restaurants in Montreal: a vegan’s guide to the city

Last update on June 03, 2021
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The Best Vegan Restaurants in Montreal: a vegan’s guide to the city

Thankfully, vegan restaurants are becoming increasingly easy to find as the general public becomes more tuned in to the environmental, health and ethical benefits of the lifestyle. At Tastet, we try our best to support the health of our planet and be mindful of our consumption habits whenever possible. That being said, there is never a reason to compromise on taste or satisfaction –  something that many people unfortunately misunderstand  about plant-based food.

We decided that it was time to create a list of vegan restaurants in Montreal that are so authentic and delicious, no one would even notice that they’re vegan. We are lucky to live in a time where you can eat pizza, burgers, chicken wings, fresh pasta and nachos, all without the weight of the planet or the animals on your conscience. However, we also want to give credit to the greener side of vegan cuisine, where vegetables are transformed into flavourful dishes that help us feel energized, healthy, and full of life. Regardless of the style, we love it all!

Without further ado, here is our list of the best vegan restaurants in Montreal. Whether you like your veggies deep fried and unrecognizable or freshly picked and finely seasoned, there is something on this list for you.

If you are searching for more suggestions of vegan friendly food, check out our list of the best smoothie bowls in Montreal, or our veggie-friendly category on the website for a more diverse range of addresses that accommodate vegetarians. 

Sushi Momo

Sushi Momo is a restaurant that perfectly blends the worlds of refined sushi and creative plant-based cuisine. The dishes that are served at Sushi Momo will likely stand out from any other experience at a sushi restaurant you’ve had, and thats why we love it here. A special shout out to the La Vie En Rose roll, and the papaya salad! Located right in front of Square Saint Louis, this is a great vegan restaurant that will impress anyone, regardless of their diet. © Photo Alison Slattery — Instagram
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Radis

There is no doubt that restaurant Radis is one of the best vegan restaurants in the city, especially for those vegans who have been long since craving a cheesy Italian pizza, or maybe a fresh canolli. Radis has adopted classic Italian cuisine into their values of veganism, and the final product is amazing. The highlight of this restaurant is the authenticity of the food – this is definitely the restaurant to bring your non-vegan friends to if you are trying to prove the skeptics wrong! © Photo – Radis facebook
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Bowhead Pub

As of May, 2019, the Bowhead Pub is the newest address to show up on Boulevard Saint-Laurent. They have brought a much needed sub-genre of vegan cuisine to this city – greasy pub food. Whether it’s on your way in from a night out at 2am or simply a spot to watch a sporting match, its hard to deny how delicious nachos and wings are. And now, vegans can enjoy them too! The Bowhead Pub is a great place to relax, indulge, and drink. © Photo – Bowhead facebook
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Mimi & Jones

Mimi and Jones is an all-vegan diner in Montreal’s Mile End, and this place is perfect for those who love the classic diner foods, but would rather stick to animal product-free diets. We come here to enjoy all of the favourites…. burgers, ‘chicken nuggets’, milkshakes, and cheesecake! There is no need to give up life’s simple pleasures in order to make more conscious food decisions. Beyond the nostalgic menu, the atmosphere at Mimi and Jones is casual, inviting and perfectly simplistic. This is a great address to come to if you want to introduce some friends to the wonders of vegan food, or simply to enjoy diner-classics in a friendly environment.
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Restaurant LOV

Restaurant LOV is a fan favourite of the vegan community here in Montreal, thanks to its beautiful decor and good menu. L-O-V stands for Local-Organic-Vegan, all of which are bonus points for us. The menu features a diverse array of cuisines, with influences from all over the world – from burgers and fries to steamed buns and Kimchi poutine. At this restaurant, you will find a good mix of both healthy vegan food and the more decadent dishes, but the overall theme of the menu is fresh and refined. There are now four different locations of LOV : in Old Montreal, downtown, Laval and Brossard. © Photo – LOV facebook
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Aux Vivres

Restaurant Aux Vivre has been a vegan institution in Montreal since 1997, so it already has some street cred. As one of the first vegan restaurants in the city, we can think of them as trailblazers for the veggie community. Aux Vivre serves a mix of cuisines which are primarily focused around comfort food. They also are famous for their ‘buddha bowl’ style dishes, which come in a few variations. Aux Vivre has since opened a second location in Westmount, and also distributes their sandwiches and salads to various kiosks throughout the city. © Photo – Aux Vivres Facebook
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Chu Chai

Chu Chai is a Thai restaurant that specializes in recreating some of the most popular Thai dishes using meat alternatives. This restaurant is located on rue Saint-Denis in the Plateau, so it’s perfect for enjoying either before or after exploring the neighbourhood. The menu features items such as duck rice noodles and chicken and sesame salad (made using plant-based products), so you definitely wont be missing the meat at this restaurant! © Photo – Chu Chai facebook
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Vegano

More vegan Italian food? Yes please! Restaurant Vegano was the first vegan Italian food to make a showcase in Montreal, and we are very grateful for it. Not only do they serve a great menu of veggie-based recreations on favourite Italian classics, but also some dishes with more diverse inspirations. If you’re looking for a delicious vegan cake to bring to a celebration, you can put in an order for one of their impressive and delicious looking cakes. Furthermore, Vegano offers a really great brunch menu, 7 days a week! Coming into this restaurant feels just like coming home to your Nona’s home-cooking. We highly recommend.   © Photo – Vegano facebook
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Lola Rosa

Lola Rosa is a beloved vegan-friendly restaurant in Montreal, and the proof is in their recent opening of a fourth location. This restaurant was created by the owners as a way of showcasing just how delicious and satisfying vegetarian food can, even to those who are typically carnivores. The menu features a lot of Latin American flare, but also has dishes from other cuisines  like curry, samosas, poutine and mac and cheese. Each location is slightly different from the next, but the overall vibe of the Lola Rosa name is welcoming, casual and friendly! © Photo – Lola Rosa facebook
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Umami

Restaurant Umami Ramen is the newest ramen spot to open up in Montreal, and the entire menu is fully vegan! They opened at the end of summer 2019 and have been received by the community with open arms. The menu is simple but very well executed. They offer three styles of ramen bowls, as well as a selection of three Tsukemen bowls and some Izakayas. Everything here is prepared in house, so freshness is at the forefront of each dish. For dessert, the house  makes their own vegan soft serve ice creme and donuts… we highly recommend. Not only is this restaurant one of our new favourite restaurants to get ramen in Montreal, but it is also a very nicely designed space that will elevate your dining experience to the next level.
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Café Résonance

Café Résonance is a funky café on Park Avenue. We come here to enjoy great live music, eat tasty vegan dishes and snacks, and indulge in the charming and colloquial atmosphere. The menu at Résonance features dishes like avocado toast, homemade chilli, vegan mac and cheese, and a nachos. They also serve breakfast, so this is a great option if you have been searching for a good vegan brunch. © Photo – Café Résonance facebook    
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Café Dei Campi

Café Dei Campi is an adorable café located on Boulevard Rosemont that serves an extremely vegan-friendly menu of savoury dishes, as well as delicious baked goods. Everything you will eat at Café Dei Campi is refined and aesthetic, which goes hand in hand with the charming decor. This address is also on our list of the best eco-friendly restaurants in Montreal! Whether it is for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dessert,  we highly recommend you checkout this address. © photos Odile Joly-Petit — instagramfacebook  
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Venice MTL

Restaurant Venice MTL is a go-to in Old Montreal, but they also have a downtown location which is perfect for grabbing a bite to eat on the go. Although the menu isn’t entirely vegan, Venice MTL has a ton of great vegan options, all of which are inspired by the fresh, colourful and healthy California cuisine. Whether it is with a smoothie bowl, a delicious poke bowl, or one of their other tasty creations, this restaurant will fill you up with good food and happy vibes. © Photo Alison Slattery — Instagram
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Kazamaza

We love restaurant Kazamaza! Although they do not have an entirely vegan menu, the Middle-Eastern cuisine at this restaurant is very accommodation to plant-based diets.  The menu is designed for groups to share dishes and try a little bit of everything. Thanks to their unique gourmet creations and impressive balance between comforting and fresh dishes, Kazamaza is a restaurant that everyone can enjoy, regardless of their dietary needs. © Photos – KazaMaza
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Le Cagibi

Vegan options – The Cagibi is a vegan-friendly café in the Mile End, and a great place to come an enjoy a pleasant lunch or an afternoon coffee-break. The menu offers a wide selection of dishes, including everything from burritos, tacos and nachos to classic wraps, sandwiches and salads. Take note that they also serve a healthy breakfast from Tuesday through Sunday! This address has a very comfortable atmosphere, so we love it for a relaxed daytime outing.
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Bloom Sushi

Bloom Sushi is a project born from a collaboration between two of Montreal’s cornerstone vegan restaurants : LOV and Sushi Momo. The kitchen team prepares an impressive sushi menu that truly puts the spotlight on veggies. Rather than fish, expect mushrooms, cauliflower, avocado, tofu, tomatoes, hearts of palm and other vegetable products to be the star of the show. Furthermore, you can order a sushi platter to share, with a selection of the kitchen’s favourite sushi rolls. © Photo Alison Slattery — Instagram
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