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Top 7 vegan treats in Montréal

Wise ones know that eating vegan doesn’t mean eating boring hippie fare – to the contrary, some of Montréal’s most sinful goodies are vegan. After weeks of testing (can anyone say best job in the world?), we’ve rounded up the treats that prove tasting good and doing good can be one and the same… with a cherry on top. Almond and Dulce de Leche Cupcake Sophie Sucrée (167 Avenue des Pins E., near Hôtel-de-Ville) The cupcakes at Sophie Sucrée at a sight to behold, but they’re just one of the dozens of tempting treats. What a feeling to walk into an emporium like this and know that everything is vegan! From the chocolate chip cookies to the red velvet cake to the pies and tarts and brownies, it’s all sweet heaven here. But the almond and dulce de leche cupcakes, oh Lordy – mellow, caramelly goodness in a box. Lime and Coconut Pie Crudessence (various locations) Crudessence in an all-raw, all-vegan local restaurant chain that’s an amazing success, with cooking classes, a line of kombucha, a line of macaroons and a bunch of desserts distributed in supermarkets too. This pie is the best of their many sweets though, and the… / Read More →

Eating Green: Vegetarian Sandwiches in Montréal

LOLA ROSA: HEMPBURGER A staple in the McGill Ghetto neighbourhood for 11 years, vegetarian favourite Lola Rosa offers up the incomparable “hempburger.” Made in-house, the burger’s patty is composed of a mix of hemp seeds, lentils, chia, and grilled tofu, all held together by Lola’s vegan chipotle BBQ sauce. The bun it’s served on is vegan, and so is its guacamole topping. Diners are welcome to keep it vegan with a tapioca-based faux cheese, or choose instead to garnish with an aged cheddar. The Milton restaurant serves this sandwich up with a beautiful salad, but for those who believe burgers have only one true companion, head up to their Du Parc Avenue location for Lola’s deep-fried chickpea french fries. Lola Rosa: 545 Milton St. / 4581 Du Parc Ave. PANTHÈRE VERTE: FALAFEL The falafels made at La Panthère Verte are known city-wide. Fragrant, lightly spiced, and a perfect balance of crunchy and smooth, they are just the thing to convince skeptics that vegan cuisine is not only delicious, but far broader than they imagine. Better save your “I-told-you-so” for later, though; along with the generous amount of falafel, this pita is stuffed with cabbage, carrots, pickles, sauerkraut, alfalfa sprouts, and… / Read More →

Montreal’s best family-friendly restaurants

  A great way to spend time with family is to gather up around the table for a delicious meal. Finding the right restaurant to accommodate everyone’s standards (and age group) can be a challenge but it’s not impossible…

VIDEO: TASTE MTL restaurant profiles of Milos, Icone and Lola Rosa

Having already looked at downtown Montreal and Griffintown/Saint-Henri in the first two TASTE MTL 2013 videos, we ended the series in two adjacent neighbourhood that are absolutely packed with great restos: Plateau Mont-Royal and Mile End. From the internationally renowned Mediterranean cuisine of Milos to Lola Rosa‘s charming and relaxed vegetarian specialties to the current and seasonal cuisine of Restaurant Icône, there’s absolutely something for every palate (and wallet). So… have you made your reservations yet? Come to Montreal and save with our amazing Sweet Deal Hotel Package!