Top 4 Healthy Restaurants in Montreal

If you like to stay health conscious on your eating-out adventures, these 4 restaurants in Montreal have got you covered.

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Eating at healthy restaurants in Montreal has never been easier, thanks to the deluge of trendy, tasty, and nutritious eateries in the 514. There are plenty of exciting food options for the health-conscious Montrealer, from gourmet salads at Mandy’s to poké and smoothie bowls at Venice. Below you’ll find a list of The Top 4 Healthy Restaurants in Montreal.

1. Mandy’s

Mandy’s has taken Montreal by storm in recent years, growing from only one location to seven across the city.

The growth of this fast-casual restaurant makes perfect sense, given the quick and healthy dishes on their menu.

They are known for their signature salads (be warned: the portions are enormous!), all of which are unique, jam-packed with flavour, and enough to convert the salad loather in your friend group. Some of the most popular salads are the Habibi, made with lettuce, quinoa, chickpeas, parsley, sweet potato, cherry tomatoes, feta, and cucumber, and the Tuscan, consisting of lettuce, basil, broccoli, pita chips, cherry tomatoes, olives, and red onion. Or of course, you can always build your own salad creation.

In the mood for something sweet? Mandy’s recently came out with a range of fruit smoothies packed with energizing ingredients like raw ginger, dates, cacao, turmeric, avocado, and almond butter.

2. Venice

Walk into Venice Montreal, and you’ll be instantly transported to SoCal, where the palm trees sway, and healthy eating is the top priority.

Fresh ingredients are the name of the game at Venice, which specializes in poké and power bowls.

Vegan and vegetarian options abound, such as the tofu poké bowl containing rice, lettuce, tofu, sweet chilli sauce, pineapple, edamame, crispy shallots, green onion, and sesame. Beyond bowls and poké, they also offer soups, salads, tacos, toasts (avocado and smoked salmon), and dessert (vegan dark chocolate walnut brownie, anyone?). They even have Instagram-worthy acai, and dragonfruit smoothie bowls available.

3. Omnivore

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Healthy food with Middle Eastern flair is what you’ll find at Omnivore.

This popular Plateau restaurant is small and cozy, serving up a range of mouth-watering plates and sandwiches that will satisfy both the vegetarian and carnivore (hence the name.)

The three plates available are Omnivore (choice of meat with fatouche salad, lentil rice, and hummus), Herbivore (choice of vegetarian mezzas or salads), and Carnivore (choice of three kafta skewers with lentil rice and hummus).

Meanwhile, sandwiches make the perfect lunch on-the-go and range from the Arez packed with goat cheese, grilled vegetables, and pesto, to the Bombay containing chicken kafta, pineapple chutney, sumac onions, and red cabbage.

4. Aux Vivres

Aux Vivres is continually hailed as one of the best vegan restaurants in Montreal.

Their expansive menu offers more than the typical vegetarian eatery.

Here, you can find rice bowls (such as the Thai bowl with bok choy, carrots, daikon, peanuts, coriander, and Thai peanut sauce) and burgers (like their house specialty, the Burger Aux Vivres, a garden cake served on whole wheat bread with caramelized onions, tomato, lettuce, gherkin, and chipotle mayonnaise.) They even have a vegan version of a gyro made with organic souvlaki tempeh, tzatziki, tomato, and lettuce, served on a pita.

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Emily Southey
Emily Southey is a freelance writer from Toronto and it was during her time studying History and English that she became interested in writing. When she's not working, you can typically find her in a museum, baking cupcakes, or watching Disney musicals.