Vegan Guide to Montreal, Quebec

Montreal is the largest city in Quebec. Quebec is a french speaking province in Canada and Montreal is a very multicultural city with lots of excitement and character. It's a city known for many things such as the Just for Laughs comedy festival, the F1 Canadian Grand Prix and the Montreal Canadiens Hockey Team.

Why You Should Go: Montreal is a big city with a lot of fun stuff going on all the time. When we were hanging out with Evelyne from Cultureatz she told us about some of the great festivals in Montreal. Some of the festivals in Montreal are the MURAL Festival, Heavy Montreal, Fantasia Festival and the Just for Laughs Festival.  Montreal is known for its nightlife. Bar close at 3am in Montreal which is much later than the rest of Canada. You don't have to be a night life kind of person to enjoy Montreal either. There is lots of stuff to do in the day such as go to Parc Jean-Drapeau or Montreal Olympic Park home of the 1976 summer Olympics.

Getting to Montreal: You can fly into MontrĂ©al–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, you can take the train to Montreal Central Station, and you can always drive in or take a bus. Montreal being a major city is well connected to the rest of the world.

How vegan friendly is it? We found that Montreal had lots of different places to eat. We didn't get to try all of the places with vegan food but we did try a handful. A few places we have tried are Aux Vivres, Momo Sushi, and Vegano. All of them were great. We would go back to Momo Sushi in a heartbeat as we've never had sushi that good before and it's all vegan.

An Example of Vegan Food Available: 

Sushi Momo: This restaurant is incredible since it's not just a vegan friendly sushi place, it's a sushi place with tons of creativity. The rolls look like pieces of art and the variety available will please anyone but especially vegans who are used to having a choice between the avocado roll and the cucumber roll. There is a multi-course lunch menu that is a great way to try out a bunch of different stuff there without having to make any tough decisions on what to order. You will love it all.

Vegano: It's an Italian vegan restaurant and they have lots of brunch food as well like this omelette that is really great. The menu has a lot of choices and the portion sizes are amazing. Great value for money and very tasty.

Aux Vivres: This is the first vegan restaurant in Montreal. It started in 1997 and it seems to be going strong. It is quite busy and the menu has a lot of great stuff on it including burgers, wraps and tasty desserts. It looks like a classic burger joint and the table service there is great.

For more vegan options in Montreal check out Happy Cow which has a comprehensive list of vegan, vegetarian and veg-friendly places to eat. Happy Cow states that Montreal has 33 fully vegan places. 

Sight-Seeing There are a lot of sights that make a trip to Montreal well worth it. Check out our video 5 Things to DO in Montreal.

Where to stay: You can stay in a campsite on the outskirts, an airbnb, a hostel, or a hotel. Depending on your budget there are many options. We stayed at the KOA Montreal campsite on the outskirts. It was easy to drive to the city for the day.

Check out Montreal's city guide for more information on their tourism.
Have you been to Montreal before? What is your favourite thing to see?

See our vlog on our trip to Montreal: