When it comes to eat, it’s not that easy to pick the right restaurant. In Montreal, there are more than 6500 food shops. Tempting, yes but it does make the choice easy! So we made up for you guys a top 10 list of the best eco-friendly restaurants you’ll find in Montreal downtown. I am pretty sure you will find your ethical gem.
By now, our environment faces loads of threats. It is good to know that you can make choices which respect your values. There are no small steps (but green forks)!
Morning! Today, breakfast will be organic and local
With a juice bar and a outdoor terrace, this cute healthy restaurant is the best place for a healthy meal.
“We believe that choosing to eat organic means supporting a healthy lifestyle, a sustainable farming culture, and the long-term availability of diverse, delicious, flavourful food.” says Aux vivres. And so we think!
Well, meet up at Aux vivres 4631 Boul. St-Laurent, Montreal, QC, H2T 1R2. The restaurant opens between 11 am to 11 pm, from Monday to Friday and between 10 am to 11 pm on the weekend. Bon appetit!
La récolte is driven by the mantra which is strictly local and seasonal. As they use only seasonal products, you can’t tell what you’re going to be served. Menu changes as the seasons go.
Non-disposable crockery, biodegradable washing liquid, selective sorting, compost… The restaurant is definitely acting as an ecofriendly place to have fine food while respecting our great environment.
Brunches are served on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm at 764 Bélanger Street in Montreal, Quebec.
Every day, Chef Frederic offers organic veggies he harvests from Jean Talon market. He serves a fine, tasty and very healthy cuisine that proves organic means also delicious.
The restaurant does both take away and eat-in from 10 am to 3 pm on the weekends. It will take cash to pay the bill though! Here’s the address 5095 Fabre Street, Montreal.
When lunch time goes with social economy
At La panthère verte, you’ll find fresh, local, tasty food and meals full of surprises. The must-to-have is the falafels, the best in town – what is being said.
Organic beer, organic fries, you get it, everything is organic! “Each of our locations follows the strict Panther rules to serve you the best food – in the cleanest fashion and without putting any strain on our environment.” so they say.
These restaurants offer vegan food. They even run a food truck around the city when springtime comes.
In the restaurant about 100% of the food is home-made and so it has been for the 10 past years. And the best part is its business model is supportive.
All the profits the restaurant makes are redistributed to local non-profit charities which ward off solitude, social isolation and poverty. Fun fact: most of the waiters are volunteers! If you’d like to take part of the project for a shift, feel free to sign up.
Once again, this restaurant is a non-profit organism and works hard to keep the Lafontaine park’s restaurant living. L’espace Lafontaine, a cultural bistro, serves healthy lunches made of local products.
The restaurant offers brunch as well on weekends and it does take away. Open from 11 am to 5 pm during week days and from 10 am to 5 pm Saturdays and Sundays.
And your diner will come with responsibility and solidarity
Known as the best fish n chips in town, Brit & Chips has another speciality. Besides being a delicious restaurant, it does cook fish from sustainable fishing.
Embrace British tradition, add a bit of Quebec flavours and encourage cleaner initiatives for oceans. Sounds like a great deal to me, doesn’t it? Get to know the three locations in Montreal here
ITHQ (Quebec’s tourism and hotel industry institute) is a teaching restaurant. Students learn how to work in a restaurant from cooking to serving. This school owns two restaurants opened to public.
Having dinner at La relève gourmande of the ITHQ will help students to progress but it also guarantee an affordable fine dining experience. So you will participate in the training and support the use of local products.
The restaurant welcome public from Tuesday to Friday, 401 Rigaud Street, Montreal (near Sherbrook metro station)
Fine french food signature at Chez Victoire with local products and thousands of organic flavours. The menu is as creative as its restaurant.
Located in the heart of Mont-Royal plateau, Chez Victoire will be happy to serve you at 1453 Mont Royal west avenue, Montreal QC H2J 1Z1. Go ahead and book a table.
Did you notice the late menu option?
Fancy a haunting trip and fruit picking session? Manitoba restaurant accepted the challenge! It offers a range of local and organic game. On the top of that, veggies come from local and ecofriendly farms.
You’ll have a wild, Canadian, tasty and organic diner if you choose to give the Manitoba try. So let’s meet for a lunch from Tuesday to Friday (11 am to 2 pm) or for a dinner on Monday or Saturday between 6 pm and Midnight.