I'm going to Montreal in a few weeks and am looking for some good recommendations for vegetarian-friendly restaurants, both nice and casual (especially for lunch, as I'll be on my own during the daytime). They don't have to be entirely vegetarian, but they do have to have at least one vegetarian entree - I am not a fan of cobbling together a meal from sides and appetizers unless I'm with a group of people and they're mostly meat-eaters.
I've done a little digging and here's what I've come up with so far, but I'd love to hear what places you would recommend
- La Banquise - saw that they now have vegetarian gravy for poutine
- Aux Vivres
- Kitchen Galerie - I've read that if you call in advance and let them know of dietary preferences, they'll tailor a meal for you instead of having to order from their standard menu. True?
- Cinquieme Peche - similar to above
- DNA - as above
Anywhere else? And any recommendations for patisseries?
I also plan on checking out St. Viateur bagels, although I've had them in Brooklyn at Mile End and wasn't terribly impressed - maybe they just need to be fresh, or maybe it's because I'm a born-and-raised New Yorker and I'm particular about my bagels :)