Aux Vivres

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 135 reviews )
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4631 Boul. St Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Vegan restaurant with a juice bar and bakery, operating since mid-2000s; renovated into more of a diner type atmosphere than its original commune-like setting. Offers soups, salad, sandwiches, bowls, burgers, smoothies, tea, daily special, and brunch on weekends. Next door to the restaurant it sells dishes to take home and food like tempeh and rice. Open Mon-Fri 11:00am-11:00pm, Sat-Sun 10:00am-11:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, International, Western, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Bakery, Catering, Canadian

135 Reviews

First Review by dennisthemenace

Increíble - Edit

Me encanta este sitio. Fue mi primer vegan restaurant en Montreal y aluciné con el sándwich con coco y el dragon bolw. Además es genial encontrar un sitio con comida tan saludable!!!

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fresh food in a nice environment - Edit

The food was fresh and flavourful. I ordered the dragon sandwich which is a wrap. It came with a house sauce rich in nutritional yeast. The service was good, atmosphere was pleasant and food was very nice. From what I understand this was Montreal’s first vegan restaurant.

Pros: quick service, healthy and well designed food

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Yum - Edit

A lot of delicious choices on the menu. Massive generous portions.

A couple of salads weren't available and the juice never came but this place still gets 5 stars. We shared the Deluxe Salad, the tempeh satay, the saurkraut, and a side of steamed vegetables (giant bowl of bok choi and broccoli with dill sauce).

The flavours were great - vegan lox, ginger dressing, saurkraut and guacamole were delicious.

We dipped our steamed veggies in the tempeh satay sauce to make Indonesian 'gado-gado'. Yum.

I'd love to see some raw desserts on the menu.

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Excellent, Delicious meals and Great selection of beers. - Edit

I’ve been coming to this place since the beginning where people came inside the restaurant with their bikes !!! (that was on St-Dominique). This Restaurant has been my favorite for a long long time.

Great & delicious plates. Wonderful deserts and good prices.

Humongous plates.

Pros: Great selection and delicious meals and Beers, Very fast service, Good price

Cons: Portobello hamburger does not exist anmore , Very loud when busy hours, Only located on Stlaurent - no parking

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So far but so good.... - Edit

We live in Verdun, which is quick a ways from Aux Vivres in the plateau, but metro or even by car given the never ending construction and traffic. But we go the distance regularly, this is our favourite restaurant for Sunday brunch, colleague reunions, birthdays, etc. The atmosphere is hip, the food is delicious and filling, and the prices are appropriate for the excellent quality and freshness. I buy their sandwiches regularly at local stores for a quick supper or lunch!

Pros: delicious food, all-vegan menu, fresh atmosphere

Cons: at peak times there is often a wait for tables, can be loud when packed

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Pretty cool - Edit

I tried 5 things, I was only not fully satisfied with the Dragon Bol. The sauce was amazing, probably one of the best I ever tried, but the bol itself was just raw vegetables. Maybe it was just that I wasn’t fully into it.
Anyways, stop and check it out

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Great Take Out! - Edit

We got a bunch of things off the menu and it all arrived timely and delicious! I DEFINITELY recommend the gyros!!!!

Pros: all vegan!

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yum - Edit

Had appetizers and dessert only - a mezze plate, tempeh, and a chocolate pie. All were great. Would love to try more of the menu in the future.

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A classic - Edit

Always love going there, they gave great options and I love bringing non-veg people there

Pros: Good value, Friendly staff

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First time, not last. - Edit

Food and service is excellent. I like the low key dinner setting. You dont feel like youre paying for the overhead of trendy setting common to vegan restos. Dont hesitate if you're in the area.

Cons: Pricy, but all vegan places are. Here at least you

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amazing - Edit

Super extensive menu and EVERYTHING is delicious!

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Favourite Vegan Resto - Edit

Whether it's dining in or delivery, it's always good! I haven't had one thing that I didn't like from here. Large portions for a reasonable price. Their brunch on the weekends is highly recommended.

Pros: Local tempeh

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superb - Edit

Exceptionally good food and very pleasant professional service. Decor and cabin style seating a bit drab, but all is compensated by truly lovingly prepared dishes. Pate selection aux vivres mezze on a starter menu is a "must" (tofu pate especially), burgers were to die for and Mumbai tali plate was just excellent. exceeded expectations for sure!

Pros: food- top class, creative and delicious, great knowledgeable service

Cons: seating and decor-drab and manky

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Rapport qualité prix/correct - Edit

Ce resto vegan présente un menu simple, correct avec un rapport qualité/prix satisfaisant. Disons que c'est un endroit de restauration rapide végétalienne. Un resto de tous les jours et non pour t souligner une occasion.

Pros: Brunch, Rapidité du service, Propreté des lieux

Cons: Variabilité de la courtoisie, Variabilité/température des plats

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It's about the Buddah Bowl - Edit

I spent two days in town seemingly not eating any vegetables (which is totally possible for a vegan these days!!) I felt like something healthy and their Buddah Bowl was it. And it was perfect. I'd go again. Also had the interesting chocolate apple cake. Good chocolate cake, though perhaps more apples would equal a more interesting experience?? Friendly staff, popular place. Reminds me of Fresh in Toronto.

Pros: Good selection

Cons: A bit over my price range

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Happy Mother's Day - Edit

We had a great time on Mother's Day!
Services were excellent and the food was delicious. My husband and my brother-in-law had the Dragon Bowls, my mother in law, a dear aunt of ours and my little brother had tempeh Burgers, my father in law had the Mumbai Thali, my dearest mother and myself shared a Salad and a Dragon Sandwich. The important thing is WE ALL ENJOYED IT!! No leftovers! Also now with Open Table, reservation ahead of time for large group is so easy!

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Excellent - Edit

Très grand resto façon "diner" américain, les plats sont tout simplement délicieux ! Aux Vivres est une véritable institution végane à Montréal depuis 20 ans et on comprend très bien pourquoi !

Tout est très savoureux et copieux, on y retrouve des plats mexicain, indien, thai et libanais mais aussi de la healthy food.
Allez y les yeux fermés ;)

Pros: good proportion, excellent food, friendly staff

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Vegan breakfast - Edit

We enjoyed the le complet and blueberry pancakes. Both were delicious but the cashew cream with the pancakes was AMAZING!

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Can't get enough - Edit

I've been to this restaurant countless times and I foresee many more visits. I have loved every meal I've ever eaten there and I enjoy the big variety the menu offers.

Pros: 100% Vegan

Cons: Nothing

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True gem - Edit

A couple of years ago my wife and I went to Aux Vivres. We loved back then when it was still small. We loved even more now, gladly surprised the place is much bigger and it was packed on Saturday at lunch, a testimony of its quality. Prices are reasonable, food was excellent. We had the "la polenta" and the "le complet", both very tasty and fulfilling.
In addition, their store adjacent to the restaurant offers vegan products including their delicious desserts and sauces. Highly recommended.

Pros: Excellent food, Friendly staff, Reasonably priced

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Est-ce encore nécessaire de présenter Aux Vivres? - Edit

Est-ce encore nécessaire de présenter Aux Vivres? Les plats sont délicieux et 100% vegan, du burger jusqu'aux desserts en passant par les bols. Un incontournable à Montréal. Si vous venez pour la première fois, choisissez le tempeh plutôt que le tofu. Aux Vivres a une façon unique de le préparer (et que j'aimerais être capable de répliquer!). Juste à côté du restaurant, il y a également un comptoir à emporter, incluant les plats principaux du restaurant et plusieurs produits d'épicerie difficilement trouvables ailleurs. À savoir toutefois que le menu pour le brunch n'est pas très vaste. Je vous suggère davantage d'y faire un tour pour le dîner ou le souper. Highly recommended overall.

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A must in Montreal! Ever present life saver! - Edit

Aux Vivres is an establishment in Montreal. You want to eat Vegan, you go to Aux Vivres, it's that simple! Whether you want to have breakfast, lunch or dinner, you will find something good on the menu. A vegan life style can create challenging situations when you look for an easy escape, let Aux Vivres become a partner in your everyday busy life! I go there often, I will go there again! They are #2Bvegan4 approved! ;-)

Pros: Long open hours, Many choices on the menu, Exclusively vegan

Cons: They should be open 24/7

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Worth a visit - Edit

Our lunch here exceeded my expectations. We ordered the malai kofta and tempeh satay for apps, and the chili fries and a Mekong sandwich for mains. Menu not all that special overall but food was well seasoned and prepared. Serving sizes turned out to be much bigger than we thought and we left stuffed!

Pros: great food, generous portions

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Wonderful menu and service - Edit

We had to wait for a table at lunchtime due to the popularity of this restaurant. Once inside, we quickly learned why! They have a large menu of soups, smoothies, juices, salads, sandwiches, wraps, bowls and more. We each ordered one of the bowls which were very generous and delicious. All of the desserts looked fabulous. We shared the key lime pie and thought it was great.

Pros: Large menu, nice atmosphere, friendly and efficien

Cons: No complaints here!

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Delicious Weekend Brunch - Edit

The weekend brunch was delicious! We had the one with fried polenta and the one with tempeh bacon. The restaurant was crowded but they had space for us. Good service.

Pros: Delicious food, Good service, Lots of choices

Cons: Don't have the brunch all week long

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The menu will boost your vegan optimism - Edit

Honestly, it'll take you 15 minutes just to read through the Aux Vivres menu because you'll keep pausing to reflect on the glorious fact that everything is vegan. There's a reason everyone recommends the dragon bowl - it's damn good - but give other menu items a try on your second and third visits. Bring your non-vegetarian friends along as well... they'll want to come back.

Pros: Dragon sauce

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The best - Edit

I've been a regular for many years. I've tried everything on the menu and liked or loved most of it. This is probably the best vegan restaurant in Montreal (maybe in Quebec). The staff is friendly, the food is great, the prices are fair, the portions are generous, etc.

However, I'll say that over the years, as the venue got bigger and bigger, it also got louder and crowdier. The music is super loud, which I don't get. The restaurant is always full of people, which makes it rowdy already, and the music only makes everyone have to talk louder. We can't hear each other at all. Please ditch the music, AV!

Also, while I love the option to buy prepackaged foods from Aux Vivres, some of them seem overpriced; like you get *a lot* more food for less $ on the restaurant side.

So, those are some things to improve on, but AV is still a great place. Hopefully they can branch out someday so that it becomes less crowded.

Pros: Delicious food, Fair pricing (in restaurant), Daily(?) specials

Cons: Crowded, noisy!, Overpriced shop items, Loud music!

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