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Author:  vegetalion [ Fri May 27, 2011 10:48 am ]
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EllaGuru wrote:
If you are a grocery store picnic type like I am , Segal's on St Laurent has the cheapest healthfood type stuff in town. Hummus is under 2$, they have tons of veggie meats and vegan cheeze and various snack foods including vegan chocolates. Last week they have half liters of soy yogurt for 3 for a buck. Just avoid the produce there. It's super disorganized so you might need to poke around a bit.

Good to know! We'll be up there fore a few days next month, and our hotel has a kitchen, so I've been wondering about buying food...

Author:  Zandra [ Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:30 pm ]
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This is a great thread. I go to Montreal one or two times every year to visit friends.

I've actually been surprised how hard it was to find suitable foods in the past. Last time I went, since I stay with my friends, we did a lot of cooking at home. My lovely friend is very accommodating, but this guidance will surely help!

Author:  schwa [ Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:04 pm ]
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I'm going to be in Montreal from the end of next week until end of December, any PPKers have vegan Montreal tips or would like to meet up?

Author:  Kitten the Destroyer [ Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:01 pm ]
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I would! I am determined to get to know the Montreal vegan community.

Author:  theque [ Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:23 pm ]
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By no means vegan-friendly when it comes to baked goods but I must say that Montreal is coming along with fine coffee shops. Pikolo was my favourite and Myriade was great too (even serves Ritual coffee from San Fran Frisco).

As far as food goes, I really wish Yuan had been around when I lived there many a years ago. Good food with a large menu.

Author:  schwa [ Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:38 pm ]
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Hi Kitten the Destroyer,
I just arrived in Montreal today! Let me know when you'll be around.

Still need to get to a supermarket. Food supplies low. Oh well, at least I've got the Metro figured out.

Author:  Kitten the Destroyer [ Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:21 pm ]
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Coooool. I will let you know when I'm in town (which is usually every other weekend).

Author:  navet confit [ Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:44 pm ]
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Hello montrealers,

I'm delurking because I just noticed that CruVitalite hasn't been mentioned in this thread. It's an awesome raw vegan ice cream parlor near Jarry metro. You can also buy raw wraps, pizzas, etc. It's not near downtown, but it's easily accessible by metro and really worth the trip.

Author:  schwa [ Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:10 am ]
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Anyone know where to get frozen dumplings? I miss them, and I'd make my own, but my kitchen is pretty limited.

Author:  Zandra [ Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:20 pm ]
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Any word on Vegan Macarons? :P
My montreal favorite pre-veganism.

Author:  navet confit [ Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:47 pm ]
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schwa, I'm sure you could find some in Chinatown (Place d'Armes metro).
I see them often when I shop at Fu Tai at the Plaza Cote-des-Neiges, but depending on where you live it might not be convenient.

Author:  Kitten the Destroyer [ Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:20 pm ]
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Hey, Montrealers, feel like making a day trip? If you head out to Stanstead, you can come by and say hi at my vegan cupcake booth!

Author:  schwa [ Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:06 am ]
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KTD you have a vegan cupcake booth?

Author:  Kitten the Destroyer [ Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:59 pm ]
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I did for Townshippers' Day this past weekend. I sold out before the day was done! It was a positive experience, getting to know people who were either vegans too, or had relatives who were and would be chuffed that I offer my services!

Author:  schwa [ Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:46 pm ]
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That's super cool! They do a bakesale in back home that I always make stuff for, I miss being able to do that.

Author:  navet confit [ Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:06 am ]
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Hey Montreal, do you know any non-veg*n restaurants that offer one (or a few) delicious vegan options? I've been to most veg restaurants in the city, but I was wondering if there were any "hidden gems" that I am not aware of. For example, the vegetarian club sandwich at l'Anecdote (sans mayo) is one of my favourite things ever.

Author:  Garnett [ Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:22 pm ]
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I'll be in Montreal on Saturday (11th) leaving Sunday. I've taken notes on where to eat, but can anyone recommend a beauty supply store? I always love looking at cosmetics in new towns. :p Thanks

Author:  Garnett [ Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:38 pm ]
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Also, I just realized this will be my only day to get a decent breakfast, since we won't have to rush. I don't see many places listed in this thread. Any suggestions? I'm particularly looking forward to a tofu scramble, hashbrowns and pancakes. And waffles maybe. Anyway. Yeah, so any suggestions would be appreciated! Thank you

Author:  Meggs [ Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:12 pm ]
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Aux Vivres has good waffles (and cashew cream!) and I liked something else on the breakfast menu (we ordered the gaufres dorées and le complet- hope I spelled those properly) but I wasn't a fan of the tofu scramble- it was too plain.
I think I liked the cornbread. There weren't any hash browns, sadly.

I'd love another place to go for breakfast if any locals have suggestions! I'll be back in MTL the 17th for a week.

And I'm not familiar enough with the area to know of any beauty supply stores, sorry!

Author:  Garnett [ Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:55 pm ]
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Yes!! Waffles and cashew cream yuuuummmmm. Thanks a lot!!

Author:  navet confit [ Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:33 pm ]
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I shouldn't be reading this thread, it makes me miss Aux Vivres' brunch too much!

Their tofu scramble is bland, but their mexican plate (the one with the polenta and the refried beans) is my favourite thing in the world.

Author:  Meggs [ Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:58 pm ]
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Cool! I'll try that on Saturday along with the waffles again.
Are there any other places you'd recommend for a good breakfast?
I also went to Lola Rosa (not terribly impressed) and L'Escalier (good). Any other places you'd say are absolutely definitely worth going to?

Author:  navet confit [ Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:42 pm ]
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For breakfast, or in general?

I've heard that the brunch at La Lumière du Mile End is good (though I think they only have one vegan option), but I haven't tried it, as I usually work on the weekends.

I go to Aux Vivres more often than I care to admit, but some of my other favourites include la Panthère Verte (all vegan restaurant, they serve sandwiches, salads, and soup. There's one in the Mile End and one downtown. Try the falafel of the tempeh sandwich), Su Shian Yang (vegetarian, with vegan items clearly marked. The yuba rolls are amazing. Skip dessert, tough.), and ChuChai (more expensive, but worth every penny). Oh! And CruVitalité in Villeray has amazing raw ice cream, but I'm not sure if they're open during the winter. I think Viva Vegan sells their ice cream as well.

I'm happy you liked l'Escalier, but the quality is very inconsistent. It's a shame, I really like the atmosphere and it's a great study spot during the day.

Author:  Meggs [ Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:28 pm ]
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I think part of the charm of l'Escalier was the atmosphere and people! I'll be aware that it might not be the same next time. Aux Vivres is relatively close to the flat compared to most of the other restaurants we visited or wanted to visit, so I suspect we'll go there fairly frequently. I loved that I could buy the Dragon Sauce in a bottle and make my own versions of dragon bowls for days!
Thank you for the other recommendations. I'll try to eat my way through some of them this trip, otherwise, I should have lots of time to visit different places in April and afterward!

Author:  Meggs [ Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:21 pm ]
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So anyway, if you like polenta and guac and salsa and beans, OMG get the polenta breakfast at Aux Vivres! Thanks for the recommendation, navet confit! I liked every single thing on that plate! You wouldn't think it was breakfasty at a glance, but the polenta is sort of french toasty if that makes sense? So good.
We also found a good sushi place on Boulevard St-Laurent (Odaki) and also ate at Pho 198 and liked that a lot, too!

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