Top Tasty Restaurants for Vegetarians and Vegans to Check Out in Montreal

Montreal's vegetarian restaurants are known for being innovative and serving up superb vegetarian fare. Even if you're not a dedicated vegan or vegetarian, you should make a point to visit some of the fantastic Montréal vegetarian restaurants. You'll be amazed the way Chu Chai replicates the flavours of beef, poultry and fish with its ingredients. Crudessence has brought the raw food diet to new heights. Enjoy charming decor at either La Lumiere du Mile End or Bonnys Vegetarian and Organic Cuisine. These 10Best vegetarian restaurants are known for their fresh, organic produce that are turned into delicious soups, salads, main dishes and decadent desserts. And to think it's all super-healthy for you!

A few of these venues even serve alcohol - sometimes even organic wines and sake and a gluten free beer. Be advised though that many close early - often before 10 pm and many are smaller , cafe-style restaurants that offer fresh and frozen take out and prepare at home options. These veggie restaurants hail from all over the globe to insure visiting vegetarians never grow tired of eating out in Montreal. While not all are strictly vegan or vegetarian, the helpful chefs care about your dietary needs and preferences - just ask if you're unsure about menu items.

Café Santropol
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Decorated like your favorite eccentric aunt's living room with mismatched furniture and sly knick-knacks, this iconic eatery is famous for its sky-high sandwiches. Towering classics include the Killer Tomato (cream cheese, sun-dried tomatoes,...  Read More

The Plateau


This vegetarian restaurant provides Taiwanese food that includes mock-meat and veggie dishes made fresh ingredients. Fried options are limited to fried wheat chunks in black pepper sauce and a deep-fried roll of skin of soybean milk, so the...  Read More

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Café Juicy Lotus
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Café Juicy Lotus is a 3-table restaurant with a busy takeout counter. Everything is made fresh and the menu changes daily. They're known for their terrific veggie burgers, soups and salads. Interesting and tasty combos include roasted brussel...  Read More

Latin Quarter


This is a vegan buffet where you stack your plate and pay by the weight. With close to 50 dishes to choose from there is a wide selection from simple salads like their classic apple and beat salad to more complicated dishes such as lasagna and...  Read More



The combination restaurant, bakery, and take-out counter is known for its delicious soups and sandwiches as well as main dishes such as black bean chili with quinoa lasagna with tofu ricotta, soba noodle stir-frys and vegan desserts. The house...  Read More

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This 100% vegan-friendly restaurants serves a raw food menu in a creative way. Enjoy delicious smoothies, fresh soups and salads, refreshing juices and wonderfully prepared vegetables Montreal raw and vegan restaurant. At the boutique next door...  Read More

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This casual and friendly vegan restaurant serves large burritos with chips and salsa. This is popular with nearby Concordia students who appreciate the low prices and huge portions. Their signature sweet-potato burrito shouldn't be passed up....  Read More

Boulangerie Première Moisson


All 17 locations offer an impressive array of up to 40 artisan breads from which to choose for your lunch of veggie and brie and other mouth-watering sandwiches. An eye-popping array of gorgeous pastries served up with a strong coffee insures...  Read More



This charming little café in the northern end of the Plateau/ Mile End neighborhood is known for both its vegan burgers and quirky décor that includes a gold tin ceiling. Enjoy a black bean burger, superb red lentil soup or ginger carrot soup,...  Read More

Chu Chai


It's not often you get to combine fine dining with vegetarian fare. But Chu Chai is one of the most elegant vegetarian restaurants in the city has been voted the best veggie restaurant in town for more than 10 years. Chef Lily Sirikittikul...  Read More


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