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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:39 pm 
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Is anyone in MTL going to the Expo Manger Sante et Vivre Vert at the Palais des Congres this weekend?


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:23 pm 
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Kitten the Destroyer wrote:
Is anyone in MTL going to the Expo Manger Sante et Vivre Vert at the Palais des Congres this weekend?


Ah that sounds like it could be fun, I won't be going, but thanks for the tip!

For people visiting Montreal, here's a link to vegan restaurants and such: http://www.vegemontreal.org/index.php?o ... 35&lang=en

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:25 am 
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That's very helpful, Solkiki.

So has anyone been to La Ronde? I am wondering about the food situation.

I promised my youngest son that we would go to La Ronde when we are in Montreal this summer and I anticipate spending an entire day there. He is an omni so no problem for him but I was wondering if anyone might have the scoop on vegan food. I looked on the website and there appears to be quite a variety of choices that should be vegan but I am looking for the inside scoop.

I told him I would go on most of the rides so I am researching anti-nausea treatments too - maybe it's better if I don't eat.


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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I haven't been to La Ronde in a while but I know some of the restaurants there.

Amir has good falafel, whether in a pita or as a plate. A lot of their entrées are vegan. You can see them here; the menu is only in French though : http://www.restoamir.com/entree.html

Restaurant Lafleur have a tofu hot-dog and veggie burger on their menu but I don't know if they're vegan. The only way to reach them is snail mail. They have no FB page, Twitter or even a contact us page on their website.

The Asian places they have I don't know them at all and the rest won't have vegan food.

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:44 pm 
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Has anyone heard of Sophie Sucrée?
http://www.sophiesucree.com/en/menu-en/

I'll be in Montreal at the end of the month and this place looks neat!
Also, is there anything cool going on around Canada Day? Does Montreal shut down for Canada Day like the rest of the country?

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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I have only heard good things about Sophie Sucrée. I haven't gone yet since it's a bit out of my way.

Montreal does shut down like the rest of the country but the touristic places like Vieux Montréal will have boutiques open.

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:04 am 
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What are some good shops to visit, nice patios, etc? The trip is a week away for us so I better get planning! It will be myself, my husband (vegan) and my sister-in-law (vegetarian), and as a group we like handmade wares, indie shops, craft beer and interesting sights. My sister-in-law lives in Ottawa so it already likely a great resource, but I don't want to lean on her too much for planning.

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:51 am 
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Thanks for the info, knitsbynat. As long as I can get something I'll be glad not to rely on Clif bars.

I'll have to get to Sophie Sucree too - looks so good! My navigator lady on my phone pronounces that street "avenue dess pins" like bowling pins in English. Cracks us up! She has many more mispronunciations that are hilarious.

pp, are any of you coffee geeks? Two years ago i stumbled across a fairly new cafe on Amherst (while I was doing laundry in a nearby laundromat) called Pourquoi Pas. They made a delicious Americano after the co-owner (Tony) seemed to sneer a bit when I asked for non-dairy milk. I haven't been able to get back on my further visits but I have followed them on Twitter and notice that they are now making their own non-dairy milk - almond coconut - and if their reviews are to be believed, are charging a non-vegan tax on cow's milk! Not an ordinary cafe at all. I am not quite a coffee geek or snob but I love seeing people doing something that they love really well, and the coffee is really really good. I also like to send reports to my coffee geek, barista and coffee consultant nephew who lives in Vancouver.


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:55 am 
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I was also wondering if it is possible to get a vegan bagel in Montreal? Maybe the egg is necessary to make the chewy quality.


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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Thanks for the info, Arisaig! My husband is a total coffee geek so he will love that. Will definitely check it out.

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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Arisaig wrote:
I was also wondering if it is possible to get a vegan bagel in Montreal? Maybe the egg is necessary to make the chewy quality.


Mont Royal bagels has some vegan options:

http://www.montroyalbagel.ca/Bagel_Varieties.html

Beaubien Bagels are supposed to be vegan as well. The last time I ate those was over 25 years ago when my parents had a restaurant near there. I remember they were amazing.

http://www.yelp.ca/biz/beaubien-bagel-montr%C3%A9al-2

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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paprikapapaya wrote:
What are some good shops to visit, nice patios, etc? The trip is a week away for us so I better get planning! It will be myself, my husband (vegan) and my sister-in-law (vegetarian), and as a group we like handmade wares, indie shops, craft beer and interesting sights. My sister-in-law lives in Ottawa so it already likely a great resource, but I don't want to lean on her too much for planning.


Be prepared to see lots of leather in the shops in Old Montreal. There are some nice shops and art galleries around.

If you're downtown then La Panthère Verte is a great place to eat :

http://www.lapanthereverte.com/

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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Thank you KnitsByNat! I might have to try both those places.


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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I don't live in Montreal, but besides Sophie Sucrée there is also a new vegan bakery called Petit Lapin. It is in Westmount, not downtown, though, and it is without allergens, so not gluten or nuts, etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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Thanks, KnitsByNat! I have La Panthere Verte on my list of must-dos.

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On September 26 & 27, there's going to be the first Vegan Festival in Montreal:
http://festivalveganedemontreal.com/en/

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A new restaurant on Bishop Street is opening Sept 8th : the Copper Branch.

http://copperbranch.ca/

It's all vegan and will be open for breakfast everyday.

They will also open a location on Atwater Ave in 5 weeks.

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There is now a vegan grocery store in Montreal called Antidote.

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Where is it Minatomachi?


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They are at 3459 Ontario East, Montréal.

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Thanks! Next time.


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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Wow, I am overwhelmed by the vegan options! This is going to take more planning and ranking than I thought.

Hoping to vacation in Montreal for a few days in 1-2 weeks. If I want to do a lot of cultural stuff and parks, how walkable is the older part of the city? It has been so long since I've taken a real vacation, that I have no concept of size when looking at city maps. Ideally, I'd want to stay in an area where I can park the car and just walk or take public transit the rest of the time there. Or is there a neighborhood full of character but easy to use transit from? I like to have a plan when I travel but don't mind wandering around fun little neighborhoods.

Also, my bf is an outdoorsy type. Any good day trip hikes to recommend from Montreal?


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simplybecause81 wrote:
Wow, I am overwhelmed by the vegan options! This is going to take more planning and ranking than I thought.

Hoping to vacation in Montreal for a few days in 1-2 weeks. If I want to do a lot of cultural stuff and parks, how walkable is the older part of the city? It has been so long since I've taken a real vacation, that I have no concept of size when looking at city maps. Ideally, I'd want to stay in an area where I can park the car and just walk or take public transit the rest of the time there. Or is there a neighborhood full of character but easy to use transit from? I like to have a plan when I travel but don't mind wandering around fun little neighborhoods.

Also, my bf is an outdoorsy type. Any good day trip hikes to recommend from Montreal?


Old Montreal is very walkable, but next to the main downtown, which is quite boring, and then all the fun places to shop/wander are up the hill. I prefer staying up in the Plateau/Mile End area--it's where the funky little shops are, and Aux Vivres and a lot of the vegan restaurants (vegan bagels too!). Also, parking is easier up there than by the Port. It's a relatively small town, and public transit is pretty easy.

I'll let someone else answer re: hikes and outdoors adventures.

Enjoy Montreal! It's so lovely!

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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You must have gone by now simplybecause81 - what did you see and do?

Last time I was in Montreal we did a day trip to Mont Tremblant. It was summer so we took the gondola up the mountain and hiked a full circuit around the top. It was fun driving there, and away from the crowds in the town it was very quiet on the mountain.

(I am sure I am the only one who wants this info but you also get a fantastic view of their wastewater treatment facility from up there)

A friend is in Montreal right now texting me and making me jealous. He's mostly hanging out at the Impact stadium though.


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