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10 destinations for healthy eating in Montreal
Aux Vivres (4631 Boul St-Laurent)
4631 Boul St-Laurent
Type of food: Vegan & gourmet
Favorite dishes: their Dragon & Thai bowls, Mekong & Morocco wraps, tonics and smoothies (including my favourite, the Creamsicle) and their delicious vegan desserts like the energy balls and chocolate cake.
Olive et Gourmando (351 Rue Saint-Paul O)
351 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal
Type of food: Bistro (with veggie options)
Favorite dishes: their magnificent, delicious salads and their coffee
Restaurant Lov (464 Rue McGill)
464 Rue McGill, Montreal
Type of food: Vegetarian and unprocessed (with vegan options)
Favorite dishes: EVERYTHING, but above all the speciality: squash gnocchi, or the soup of the day.
Satay Brothers (3721 Notre Dame Ouest)
3721 Notre Dame Ouest
Type of food: Refined Asian (beautiful, tasty and inexpensive)
Favorite dishes: the satay, soups and Asian bowls, as well as their green papaya salad.
Venice MTL (440 Rue Saint-François-Xavier)
440 Rue Saint-François-Xavier
Type of food: Healthy and original (with gluten-free, lactose-free and vegan options)
Favorite dishes: the salads and soups, but above all the poke bowls (the best in town).
Ikanos (112 Rue McGill #1)
112 Rue McGill #1
Type of food: Mediterranean
Favorite dishes: the fish dishes, which are always prepared to perfection.
Mandy's (5033 Sherbrooke Ouest / 201 Laurier Ouest / 2067 Crescent)
5033 Rue Sherbrooke O
Type of food: Salad bar
For their salads, which you can either put together yourself or choose from their fantastic, varied menu.
Crudessence (2157, Rue Mackay / 105, Rue Rachel Ouest / 837, Rue St-Joseph Est)
2157 Rue Mackay
Type of food: Vegan & raw
Favorite dishes: the Acai Bowl, Chia Pudding, Belle Verte green smoothie, Kale Caesar Salad, Exception Wrap, spaghetti with pesto and their lasagne.
Pâtisserie Petit Lapin (342 Avenue Victoria)
342 Avenue Victoria, Westmount
Type of food: Desserts & pastries, 100% vegan and allergen-free
Favorite dishes: ALL their pastries, which as well as being lactose-free and gluten-free do not contain any of the 12 most common allergens and are simply delicious.
Sushis Momo (4669 Rue Saint-Denis)
4669 Rue Saint-Denis
Type of food: Japanese
Favorite dishes: the veggie sushi (the best in town, in my opinion!)