However, given that I am vegetarian, it can sometimes be difficult to find things that I can eat at restaurants. I love salads, but obviously that's not the only thing I want to eat when I go out for dinner. Recently, my sister Natalie who is vegan discovered Aux Vivres a vegan restaurant located in downtown Montreal. We had to give it a try, and let me tell you, we did not regret our choice. So if you are a Montrealer like me, or plan on visiting Montreal in the near future, you should definitely give this place a try.
So I know what some of you non-vegan/vegetarian readers might be thinking. Vegan food? I don't want to eat vegan food! To be honest, I use to think the same thing. But vegan food, when prepared well is not only delicious but also very healthy for you. You're just going to have to trust me on this one :)
Aux Vivres was actually the very first vegan restaurant to open its doors in Montreal and has since then become one the most reknown. The restaurant really prides itself on creating dishes that are not only healthy but also made from seasonal and locally grown produce. There are so many amazing options to choose from such as salads, sandwiches, burgers (yes, burgers can be vegan), smoothies, juices and desserts.
As the main dish, we both decided to go for a sandwich. My sister went for the Vegelox which was made with tofu cream, vegan mayo, lettuce and capers. Simple, yet really delicious. I, on the other hand, went for the BLT. There was just something about a sandwich made with coconut bacon, vegan mayo, tomatoes and lettuce that really peaked my interest. Let me tell you, this sandwich just brought vegan food to a whole new level. Aux Vivre's sandwiches are a must, just be prepared to bring home leftovers. The sandwiches are HUGE! Neither of us were able to finish it.
For those who are interested in trying it out, you can find Aux Vivre's full menu and address on their website: www.auxvires.com
Until next time,