Québec City at its Best
10 Restaurants for Flavourful Vegetarian Dishes
Looking for meatless menus filled with fresh local flavours, here’s a list of restaurants that are passionate about healthy energizing ingredients. Whether for raw, vegan or more sophisticated vegetarian meals, Québec has many multicoloured options.
1 Accommodation Bio
Who's up for a wheat grass shooter! A local-friendly organic-certified grocery store where you’ll find Kombucha on tap, a smoothie and juice bar as well as a wide array of healthy snacks, local fruit and vegetables. Also feed your mind with newspapers, magazines, books and music.
1298 2e Avenue,
Québec, QC G1L 3C7
2 Blender bar à jus
Blended-to-order drinks (protein shakes, smoothies, juices) made from real ingredients. My favourite, Menthe religieuse! You’ll also find vegetarian grab-and-go meals by Saint-Roch catering company MIÜM.
Blender bar à jus
655 rue Saint-Jean,
Québec, QC G1R 1P7
3 Bols et Poké
Hawaiian-inspired pokes and bowls including the vegan Mahalo: Soba noodles, edamames, marinated kale, cashews, tofu, avocado, etc. Foodie tip: Order to go and eat on Sacrilege’s beautiful patio, you’ll get 15% off a pint of beer! Or order online and have your food served straight to your table!
Bols et Poké
545 rue Saint-Jean,
Québec, QC G1R 1P5
Freshii is a healthy fast-food chain that recently opened in Montcalm offering many vegan options, including frozen treats. Customize your own meal: breakfast bowls, lunch wraps, energy salads and more. Love the Buddha satay’s spicy peanut sauce as well as the truly aromatic lemongrass soup.
47 boulevard René-Lévesque Est,
Québec, QC G1R 2C3
5 La SERRE LR
Everything you’ll find at this health counter is transformed in house by the team behind the prestigious Laurie Raphaël restaurant. Delicious salads, snacks and drinks created using the highest quality ingredients. Stay hydrated and energized with their creative juice blends featuring the bold “Attache ta tuque avec d'la broche” made with watermelon and cayenne pepper.
LA SERRE LR
117 Rue Dalhousie,
Québec, QC G1K 9C8
6 Le Crac Aliments sains et La Carotte Joyeuse
A popular health food featuring a catering counter serving daily menu options including salads and the city’s best kept secret: tofu burgers. Two flavours available, sesame and barbecue filled with marinated beets, carrots, pickles, etc., etc., etc. Served all day except during lunchtime. You can also find a wide variety of gluten and dairy-free products.
Le Crac Aliments sains et La Carotte Joyeuse
690 rue Saint-Jean,
Québec, QC G1R 1P8
7 Les gourmandises LOUCA
Hardcore-veg heads will love Les gourmandises Louca in Faubourg Saint-Jean-Baptiste: a 100% vegan menu made from organic ingredients. This unsophisticated café is part of the Zero Waste movement selling (organic) ingredients in bulk.
Les gourmandises LOUCA
778 rue Saint-Jean,
Québec, QC G1R 1P9
8 Monastère des Augustines
The Monastère des Augustines’ restaurant offers raw and vegetarian dishes based on the principles of mindful eating. Local, colourful flavours served in a truly contemplative setting. Love the self-serve counter featuring salads, fruit, vegetables, sprouts, nuts and grains. Do indulge in a healthy infusion inspired by the Augustinian sisters.
Monastère des Augustines
77 rue des Remparts,
Québec, QC G1R 0C3
9 Qui Lu Crü
Limoilou’s Qui Lu Cru serves a variety of dishes made almost exclusively from raw ingredients, prepared without cooking, in order to preserve all the nutritive qualities. I love their inventive Caesar salad: squash bacon, crumesan cheese and a wakame pimped creamy dressing.
Qui Lu Crü
1700 1re Avenue,
Québec, QC G1L 3L7
10 Restaurant NESS
Love their Pad Tao, a blend of various vegetables served in spirals (squash and daikon) Mung beans and cashews alongside a sunflower seed dressing. Tasteful deserts made on location including a few vegan options.
Most restaurants in Québec now offer vegan options, but don’t hesitate to call ahead to confirm. Among my favourites is le Clocher Penché that always has a most colourful vegetarian dish that can easily be made vegan. Also, Poutineville in Saint-Roch will let you indulge in Québec’s iconic poutine with a vegan recipe made with Daiya cheese; Nina Pizza has also created two vegan pizzas: Nuda non nuda and the Piena di verdure and Frida on Cartier Avenue serve an incredible vegetarian hibiscus flower taco!