Happy New Year!
I hope that 2012 was memorable for you in all the right ways and that 2013 will be full of delicious surprises and adventures!
It certainly has been a while since I’ve posted on the blog. I’m hoping to get back into my posting groove over the next few weeks, although the format of my posts will be changing. Nothing drastic, but expect shorter posts about how I’m eating sustainably day-to-day rather than the longer in-depth reviews and information. Those will still appear occasionally–because you know I’m going to start to dig into topics–but they will no longer be the main content of the blog.
For the time being, I’ve recently added some restaurants and bakeries to my eco-friendly restaurants map on Google. With the exception of Evoo in St-Henri, none of them are really new, however they are either new to me or for some reason never made it onto the map. Check them out:
- Arhoma Boulangerie (15 Simon Valois Place)
Some of the best bread in Montreal in my opinion. Organic flour and uses local ingredients when possible. Also available at some other stores across Montreal, so look for it.
- Evoo (3426 Notre Dame)
A new restaurant in St-Henri that uses ingredients primarily from small local farms.
- Il Focoliao (122 Philips Square)
Over 50 different delicious pizzas. Options for organic and whole wheat crusts, as well as local organic cheese.
- Kitchenette (1353 Rene-Levesque E)
Market cuisine with emphasis on local ingredients, some organic ingredients, and does not serve red-listed fish or seafood. Unfortunately I was really disappointed with the main courses when I visited recently, but the appetizers were terrific.
- La Bête à Pain (114 rue Fleury O)
From the folks at Le St-Urbain restaurant, this boulangerie focusses on local and (as much as possible) organic ingredients.
- Lawrence (5201 St-Laurent)
I haven’t tried it yet, but it boasts mainly local and organic/natural suppliers. All of them are listed on their web page.
- Lunch Insolite (606 Cathcart, lobby)
Easily one of my favourite lunch counters downtown. Uses lots of local ingredients and naturally-raised meats. Nothing labeled as such, so ask. Closes at 3pm. No seating, but in the summer grab your lunch and sit outside in the park.
Also, Cartel has moved from Crescent street to Fairmount avenue. Plus, I’ve deleted restaurants that I know have closed.
If you know of any restaurants that should be on this list, drop me a note. Likewise, if I have one on the list that has closed or that you feel shouldn’t be on the list.