I’ve been traveling a lot over the last four or five months which severely limited my ability to post over the summer. What better way to get back into the swing of things that updating my list of restaurants in Montreal using local or sustainable ingredients with my latest discoveries. The list also includes vegetarian restaurants. It’s very long overdue.
So here are some of my new discoveries, new openings that I’ve heard about through the grapevine, or places that I just plain forgot to add to the list earlier. If you know any places that aren’t on my master list that I should know about, please leave me a comment!
Chez Boris (5151 du Parc)
Organic Russian donuts? You betcha! All the flour, milk and cream at this café are organic. Plus, free Wifi!
Mais (5439 Blvd St. Laurent)
I love this taco place in Mile End. They do traditional open-face tacos on soft corn tortillas using mostly local and sustainable ingredients. It has a great vibe. It’s also a popular spot and they don’t take reservations so expect a wait if you arrive at peak hours.
Quai No. 4 (2800 rue Masson)
An upscale brasserie that uses a number of local suppliers for their food menu as well as their cocktails.
Le Drugstore (1366 Ste-Catherine E)
This venue is well-known in The Village clubbing scene. Its restaurant has recently switched to an exclusively, albeit eclectic, vegetarian menu. Think burgers, nachos, and basic Thai food….
Ma Tante Quiche (2194 rue Centre)
This little cafe in Pointe-St-Charles takes a mindful approach to sourcing ingredients and food preparation. As much as possible, everything is local and small-farm sourced. Coffee is fair trade. And they even have vegan muffins. The only thing I’m a bit sketchy on is their salmon and fish offerings.
Café Verdure (2159 MacKay)
Brand new near Concordia University, this place serves up organic, vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free fare. Based on their facebook page, their menu looks pretty eclectic. I’m hoping to visit soon.
Chez Chose (4621 rue St-Denis)
I had a really great meal here not so long ago. It is a great family-run restaurant that uses mostly local, sustainably-sourced ingredients. Very friendly.
Propulsion (1303 Ste-Catherine E.)
A new vegan “cantine” that recently opened up in the The Village serving up soups, sandwiches, and bols santé. Uses organic ingredients whenever possible.
Finally, the long-standing vegetarian restaurant Lola Rosa has opened up a new location on Avenue du Parc (4581 du Parc).