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If you didn’t already know (I don’t know how you’d know, but some people are better informed than others), I was a vegetarian from April 2016 to April 2017 and I aspire to become one again someday.
The reasons I cut out meat were a little vague, I’ll admit it: save animals, pollute less, please my best friend who always looked a bit nauseous when I ate hot dogs.
To push me to do it, I watched the documentary “La face cachée de la viande,” which shocked me to my core. I became a vegetarian the very next day. So easy. I didn’t even do any research. Good job Vaness! After a few months and 15 kilos gained, my mother begged me to eat things other than poutine, so I listened to her.
However, during my year of vegetarianism, I discovered several really good restaurants that serve everything except meat. Below are my beautiful finds.
Antidote Bouffe Végane, 3459 Ontario Street E
Located in Hochelaga, this pretty vegan restaurant offers a varied menu with dishes ranging from a burrito brunch to a fake smoked meat sandwich made with smoked soy protein. It’s also cheap. You can eat a good meal for $13.
Site web : http://www.goantidote.com/bistro
Chu Chai, 4088 Saint-Denis Street
My friends brought me here for my 27th birthday (to respect my vegetarianism) and I LOVED IT. Chu Chai is a vegetarian and vegan Thai restaurant that makes its dishes with imitation meat and seafood. They also make excellent cocktails! It’s so good and definitely worth the detour! Oh, and they deliver! Just find them on Just-Eat.ca or foodora.ca. Before I forget, in terms of price, it’s not cheap but for thirty dollars, you’ve eaten really well.
Site web : www.chuchai.com
Invitation V, 201 Saint-Jacques Street
I ate here a few weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised! The menu, which is 100% vegan, is incredible. In addition to the restaurant itself being beautiful, chef Kelvin cooks with organic ingredients and encourages local businesses as much as possible. The restaurant offers brunch, lunch, and dinner. You can eat for about $15 … isn’t that amazing?
Site web : http://www.invitationv.com/
L’Gros Luxe, 150 Bernard Street O and 451 Duluth Avenue E
After trying L’Gros Luxe 100% Végé, the owners reversed their decision to separate the restaurants based on their menus and they now offer the vegetarian menu at every location. I tried the veggie burger and YUM. For $15, you leave feeling very full and satisfied!
Site web : http://www.lgrosluxe.com/
LOV, 1232 rue de la Montagne et 464 rue McGill
I’ve never been to LOV, but my vegetarian friend told me that I absolutely had to include it in this list. It seems that even if you’re an omnivore, you’ll love the menu! You really can’t go wrong with a beet tartare, a power bowl, a vegetable lasagna, and a mushroom risotto. I can’t wait to try it! Just a reminder that I’m SINGLE and accepting dinner invitations! What’s more romantic than a first date at a restaurant called LOV? It’s a cheap date spot because with $30, you can cover a meal for two!
Site web : https://www.lov.com/vnments/