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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:07 am 
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just hit up Green Panther 2 days ago for the first time. Their veggie panther wrap was awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 4:14 pm 
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Le Commensal is declaring bankruptcy and closing three (so far) of their restaurants. I want to say this is because that whole "flexitarian" angle they were pursuing backfired on them, but we'll see.


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:39 am 
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Yeah I think you're right. I don't go there anymore and I used to be a frequent customer. I don't like what they did... I'm sure many others are pissed too!

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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The other Commensal stores that have stayed open are no longer selling meat. They have returned to their vegetarian menus.

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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Are they really?? That's good

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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damn, i was so confused the last time i went to commensal. a friend suggested it since a bunch of us were veg, and half the stuff at the buffet had meat or fish! did they not realize that a ton of regular non-veg restaurants offer multiple veg options these days? and to top it off, the vegan desserts were SO gross. i definitely won't be going back.


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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I guess we wont be going there, littlebird! lol

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:58 pm 
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Does anyone know how busy Aux vivres gets on the weekend? We are finally going to be able to spend a few days in Montreal, first time in about 7 years. I can't wait. I want to a brunch and dinner there.

What other place would you recommend as an absolute must?


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:31 pm 
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hey von m,
Aux Vivres can get sort of busy on the weekends, depending on the season/time. You may have to wait to be seated but probably not for too long; at any rate I don't think they take reservations. They also have a takeout counter, so if you are doing things in the area you can grab a quick lunch - the packaged sandwich wraps are really good and reasonably priced.
If you are downtown head over to Mackay street between de Maisonneuve and Sherbrooke streets, there are a few vegan places: La Panthère Verte which is nice for a fresh healthy lunch (good pita sandwiches and salads), Crudessence for creative raw food (fancier vibe), and Cafe Verdure (which is completely gluten free - haven't eaten there though so I can't recommend). Le Frigo Vert is a grocery co-op across the street that has some vegan snacks and cheap prepared foods, which can be convenient.

Definitely go to Sophie Sucrée if you like sweets.
Pourquoi Pas Espresso Bar and Resonance Cafe for coffee.

Invitation V Bistro is newish and I haven't been, but I've heard good things.


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:00 pm 
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Thanks L.Bloom! I'd love to try some of those other places out. I forgot to ask, but I'll be staying out by the airport, do you know of any veggie or veg friendly places out that way, or in Lachine?


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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Panthere Verte is really nice :)

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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Oh, I'm glad this thread got going again. I'm traveling to Montreal in a month! Would any of you Montrealians want to meet up fro food? I'll be there 10/9-10/15 all by my lonesome. 26/f/vegan from Minneapolis/awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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If I'm not busy, I'd love to! As long as you don't mind my 11month old and possibly almost 5yr old coming along (if the hubster isn't home)...

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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Excellent. I will pm you my contact info!

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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I'm am getting so excited about this trip! Would any other people want to grab a meal or soemthing while I'm there? October 9-16th? :)

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:52 pm 
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There has been a lot going on in Montreal in the last year!
On top of what was said in the post above, I strongly recommend that you try Propulsion in the village http://www.cantinepropulsion.com/. The menu doesn't look like much but everything I've tried what perfectly crafted. pretty cheap too.
There is also a new place in the St-Henri borough called Le Kitchen (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Le-Kitch ... 4873891200) which I have yet to try but looks promising.
Otherwise, the chu chai has reopened their sister/neighbour location Chuch which, on top of the regular chu chai menu, offers pub-inspired dishes.
Cafe Verdure...I've tried the desserts and unfortunately don't think it's worth it unless you're g/f. Maybe the meals are better.
Also, an older place that gets overlooked in the ''concordia vegan ghetto'' along with Verdure, Crudessence and Panthère Verte, is Burritoville. highly recommended.
Not sure if it was mentionned anywhere but Lola Rosa now has a second location on Park and it's way better than the original imo.
And I must second the suggestion for Sophie Sucrée, very good dessert and I've heard that their sandwiches are surprisingly good too.


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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Close to Panthère verte, La lumière du Mile End is a vegetarian cosy place. Its mostly vegetarian, but you definitely ask for vegan changes and the cupcakes are always vegan.

To me, if you go to Montreal, you should definitely go to Chuchai and Yuan (thai restaurant and chinese buffet-but not chinese exclusive, there are even sushi and maki rolls!).

In Chinatown, you can also eat delicious vegan dumplings in several places, which I don't remember the names, so this is pointless - sorry! ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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How do you tell what is vegan or vegetarian in the Yuan buffet? I'd love a Chinese buffet.

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And If someone could suggest the best grocery store for buying hard-to-find vegan products (or call it junk food^^) such as marshmallows or white chocolate chips, I'd be grateful.

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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Minatomachi, I've never really seen marshmallows or white chocolate chips around except at the now-defunct Viva Vegan store. Bio Terre or Tau might have them? (Those stores are good for other treats at any rate.) HappyCow has a list of health food stores.

I haven't been to Yuan in years but I'm sure there are options; it's entirely vegetarian, I imagine you could just ask staff what's vegan? There's also a little vegetarian Taiwanese restaurant called Su Shian Yuang. They have a lunch buffet and when I went nearly everything was vegan.


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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Thanks. It's too bad for Viva Vegan being closed.

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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I miss VV!

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:15 am 
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Yeah, I miss Brigit and her family. I loved shopping at Viva Vegan.

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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For those of you who were used to buying your Soy Curls from Viva Vegan, I found a shop in Toronto that ships them :

Vegan Aisle : www.veganaisle.ca

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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vijita wrote:
Oh, and Viva Granola! What's the storefront like?! I can't wait to check it out!


Unfortunately they don't exist anymore since last year :(. I just wanted to add in case anyone is visiting Montreal.

I'm a big fan of the raw, vegan restaurant Crudessence, wonderful food, very friendly staff.

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