Montreal – A Vegan Food Adventure: Aux Vivres & Chuch

by nomeatbarefeet

Last weekend Katie and I finally took the plunge and made the drive up to Montreal, which, from Saint Albans, it is only an hour and forty minutes (depending on the border crossing). I couldn’t believe how close it was—it beats out the 3 hour drive to Albany, the 6 hours to Syracuse, or the 7+ hours to Rochester. Its closer than Boston or NYC, and it has lots of great vegan food.

We decided to eat lunch at Aux Vivres and have dinner at Chuch Bistro; in between we went to the Bio-dome.

There are lots of great vegan restaurants in Montreal, more than I thought possible. I want to thank Kristin from Will Travel for Vegan Food for posting about her visit and gastronomic adventures. We were sad to learn that our source of vegan donuts, Viva Vegan, closed last year. Needless to say we were crushed. But we will be returning to eat at some of the other great eateries that the city has to offer. When we do we will do another post about where we went and what we ate.

Aux Vivres – 4631 Boulevard Saint-Laurent



Our two juices: Nectar ( carrot, apple & beet) and Popeye (spinach, celery, cucumber, apple & lemon)


Jon’s meal: The Dragon Bowl: shredded beet, carrot, red cabbage, daikon, lettuce, sprouts, dulse, toasted sesame seeds, & grilled tempeh with Dragon sauce, all over brown rice.


Katie’s meal: BLT Caesar Saladlettuce, tomato, smoked coconut bacon, macadamia “parmesan” cheese, capers, & grilled tofu with Caesar dressing.


Basically all of Aux Vivres’ food is available to-go, including their sauces (read: Dragon sauce)!

Chuch Bistro – 4088 & 4094 St. Denis


Jon had the Khaio Wan Koung: green curry with red peppers, basil, zucchini, faux shrimp, in coconut milk.


Katie had the Kang Daeng Ped: red curry with peppers, basil, pineapple, and faux duck.


Sitting post-dinner at Chuch.


The smile of a happy vegan. We had a wonderful time and cannot wait to go back.