Québec City at its Best
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 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
9 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!