So, my vacation to Canada is over, and the holidays are over, and it is about time for me to get back to writing on my blog! On my Canada trip a few weeks prior, I visited Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa, the same trip I did a few years ago, only a few years ago, I went during the summer. I will say, visiting Canada in November had it’s downsides, mainly the cold, but I was there to see my old friends and to relax, so the cold didn’t affect me too negatively, and it even got my friends and I out of the house despite the cold.
Montreal is a particularly special city to me in regards to my food journey, because it happens to place where I ate at my first totally vegan restaurant. This, mind you, was about 4-5 months before I went vegetarian, and it was one of the factors that led me to veganism today. A meat eater then, I went to Aux Vivres and had no clue what to order off the menu, and I stuck with a plain and simple soup and salad, in hopes to detox from the night of partying before. Going back to this place three years later, as a vegan, I was happy and overwhelmed by the delicious choices on the menu. I was also amazed to see that it expanded, and that there was even a little to go shop offering prepared food and baked foods next door.
So what did I eat here? We started off with the chana paratha, which was like an Indian style flat bread, but it almost tasted like there was some cheese inside. Amazing!
For my main course I went with the Bombay Plate which had a some chickpeas, rice, a salad, and a sweet and tangy chutney.
My friend ordered the Dragon Bowl, so healthy! And the dressing was delicious.
And for dessert, we checked out the little shop next door, and I got an ultra chocolately vegan cookie. But it was so good, I ate it on the way home and didn’t get a proper picture.
Besides this restaurant, there are many other vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Montreal, and many places serving meat also cater to veggie lovers. Lucky for me, the friend I stayed with in Montreal is a chef, so he made me a few delicious meals at home. We did however stop by a market where I was able to get a huge bag of organic, farm fresh apples for $5!
Inside the market, there were lots of little shops and stalls, including fresh fruits, vegetables, teas, and my very favorite, chocolate! And yes, I ate dark chocolate with nuts, and apples for breakfast over my chocolate tea.
Overall, Montreal is a great place to eat veggies and I look forward to eating more next time I return to this amazing city.
Have you ever visited Montreal? What did you eat while you were there?