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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:46 pm 
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ReesePryde hi! I'm just curious, what did you dislike about the food there so much?


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:29 pm 
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Hi :)

I ordered some sort of bowl and I found that it lacked any sort of flavouring or spices and there was no texture at all in the dish. It was a warm bowl of bland food. My mother and boyfriend didn't like their dishes either and just my father ended up liking his.

Personally I love food that is alive and bursting with flavour and when you can change between textures.

Lol that makes me sound like a food snob but I'm not really!

Did you like it there?

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:56 pm 
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Ohh the Aux Vivres coconut bacon itself is worth an entire trip to Montreal!

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:10 pm 
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reesepryde wrote:
Hi :)

I ordered some sort of bowl and I found that it lacked any sort of flavouring or spices and there was no texture at all in the dish. It was a warm bowl of bland food. My mother and boyfriend didn't like their dishes either and just my father ended up liking his.

Personally I love food that is alive and bursting with flavour and when you can change between textures.

That's very funny! that makes me sound like a food snob but I'm not really!

Did you like it there?

Reese


I did enjoy the food I ate there, but I have to admit I only ever ordered one thing off the menu because I was so satisfied with it. Their tofu burgers are amazing I find, and spiced really well with indian spices. They come off tasting really hearty. Then they crumbled that up and put it in a markouk wrap with a bounty of fresh lettuce, cucumbers and carrots with vegan mayo. It was the perfect sandwich to me and I could eat it every day.

So I guess when I say I really liked the food there I mean I really like that sandwich. I'm a total purist, and a food snob myself. I could see things on the menu being really hit or miss.

Is anyone excited for Viva Granola to open tomorrow at 10am? I AM!


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:18 pm 
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Wait, viva opens tomorrow at 10am???
No way! I didn't know that! I just placed another order today for jerkey's for my trip.

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:52 pm 
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reesepryde wrote:
Hi :)

I ordered some sort of bowl and I found that it lacked any sort of flavouring or spices and there was no texture at all in the dish. It was a warm bowl of bland food. My mother and boyfriend didn't like their dishes either and just my father ended up liking his.

Personally I love food that is alive and bursting with flavour and when you can change between textures.

That's very funny! that makes me sound like a food snob but I'm not really!

Did you like it there?

Reese


I did enjoy the food I ate there, but I have to admit I only ever ordered one thing off the menu because I was so satisfied with it. Their tofu burgers are amazing I find, and spiced really well with indian spices. They come off tasting really hearty. Then they crumbled that up and put it in a markouk wrap with a bounty of fresh lettuce, cucumbers and carrots with vegan mayo. It was the perfect sandwich to me and I could eat it every day.

So I guess when I say I really liked the food there I mean I really like that sandwich. I'm a total purist, and a food snob myself. I could see things on the menu being really hit or miss.

Is anyone excited for Viva Granola to open tomorrow at 10am? I AM!


My boyfriend and I went to La Faim du Monde twice, and we loved all of our food, from appetizers to smoothies to entrees. It was really flavorful both times, and I am a bit of a food snob. Maybe you went on a bad night, reesepryde? Anyway, I'm sorry they closed; it was one of my destinations of choice when we go there, because they were also really good with my weird food allergies.

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:51 pm 
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Alright, mes amies, my trip was significantly postponed but I am now coming from May 18-25th. Anyone want to meet up?


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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yep :)


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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vijita wrote:
Alright, mes amies, my trip was significantly postponed but I am now coming from May 18-25th. Anyone want to meet up?


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:26 pm 
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Will you be in Montreal, Rowan?!

littlebird, I'm down! Tell me where we should go!


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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vijita wrote:
Will you be in Montreal, Rowan?!

littlebird, I'm down! Tell me where we should go!


It's an hour away.....I can be! I haven't been in a while.

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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Oh cool! We'll chat when we meet up in Vic about what day works! <3


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:25 am 
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ok, i'm available any day between the 18-25...

we can go to aux vivres... it's my standby and always pretty yum. or we can be crazy and try somewhere else.


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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Maybe the 19th or the 24th? I think we'll be in Toronto for the weekend, and 23rd is my sister's birthday. I am so down for Aux Vivres!


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 6:43 pm 
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My husband and I are going to be in Montreal from 5/11 to 5/13. I have taken note of many of the suggestions on here. I was just wondering about breakfast places. There doesn't seem to be many of those suggested.


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 4:07 pm 
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Anyone want to meet up at Aux Vivres on the 19th?

Also, my sister lives half a block from La Panthere Verte, AND she has a groupon. Score!


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 6:35 pm 
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i could do that! lunch time or dinner?


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 7:22 pm 
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Does lunch work for you? Maybe 1:00-ish?


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 6:49 am 
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yep, lunch is best for me. tzippy and i will be there!


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 11:19 am 
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Yay! Exciting! See you two at 1! I look like this: (though I MIGHT brush my hair that day and probably won't wear a cat as a necklace). And my name is Gabrielle.

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 12:48 pm 
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Oh, and Viva Granola! What's the storefront like?! I can't wait to check it out!


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 12:08 pm 
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This thread has convinced me to plan a road trip to Montreal next weekend! Any suggestions for where to stay? I will have a car, but would rather keep it parked as I walk [roll] from one vegan restaurant to the next all weekend.

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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
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I really liked staying at Anne Ma Soeur Anne on St. Denis. Admittedly, the fresh croissants they leave at your door every morning aren't vegan, but all the rooms do have well-equipped mini-kitchens if you wanted to whip up your own breakfast!


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 7:05 pm 
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I didn't get to meet littlebird (SAD!) because of my own fault, but I did get to Aux Vivres on Tuesday and had coconut bacon! Sadly, their chapati-maker was broken that day, so I had it in pita bread, but it was still great. The bacon is so sweet! I ordered a side of Dragon sauce like someone suggested. Tasty.

I really liked Commensal at lot more than I thought I would (amazing avocado halves with fried capers and vinaigrette!), and Chuchai (the cheaper BYOB bistro side). Green Panther was okay. cork and Bull was awesome for Canucks games. I feel like I was there 50% of my visit since there were four games on in 6 days!

Thanks for the suggestions, and I hope to be back for far more exploring soon. And to meet you elusive Montreal PPKers!


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 Post subject: Re: Montreal Musts
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 2:10 pm 
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For a nice and cheap place to stay I'd recommend Pensione per il Popolo , it's upstairs for Casa (veg cafe bar / venue, not too many vegan options but good atmosphere and nice coffee) and you get free admission to any shows there or at Sala with your stay.

I do not get the hate for Faim du Monde , I've always really enjoyed my food there and my bf is a bottomless pit , it's one of the few places that really fills him up.

I'd suggest checking out Pushap , an all veg indian place , just make sure you say no dairy when ordering. They have 2 locations and have vegan indian sweets.
I also really like Bonne Appetit Cairibes in St Henri. Ummmm doubles and sooo cheap!

Not food related but if you are in Montreal , you can't miss a trip to Drawn and Quarterly. It's a bookstore run by the comic publisher of the same name and is the best English language indie bookshop in town. They have tons of comics , art and design books , fiction , kids books , a whole McSweeney's section , a whole 33 1/3 section , a small vegan cookbook section , zines , silkscreened art prints ect. They often host reading and workshops too.

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.


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