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Fast food

Casual-fast vegetarian restaurant serving salad and bowls with fillings like greens, tofu, and quinoa as well as "pain magique," soups, juices, and vegan cakes. Around half of the menu items are vegan. Cashless. Reported closed August 2023.

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13 Reviews

First Review by Jean-FrancoisSaine


Points +591

20 Mar 2023

Expensive and limited options

I got a beet and apple salad with chickpeas. It was a fine portion, but it cost almost $20 with tip. It tasted fine at first, but after a while I got tired of the mushiness and the dressing was very strong. Also, the service was not especially courteous.



Points +16

05 Dec 2020

Great place

Great food, nice people.


Points +13

17 Nov 2020


The salads are freshly cut and are now biological and the smoothies are just so good,
Everything I ordered was made right there in a couple of minutes 😋

Pros: Excellent food, Just fresh food, Friendly staff


Points +33

17 Nov 2020

Information about Foodchain

Created by a group of friends, including a number of professional chefs, with the objective to modernize fast-food.

Foodchain offers salads, soups, specialty breads, desserts, and juices. The large majority of our menu is vegan, with the remainder vegetarian.

We accept Credit and Debit Cards only, we do not accept cash.

Updated from previous review on 2017-11-26


Points +16

16 Nov 2020

The best lunch spot downtown for a healthy lunch!

Lovely group of people making amazing healthy vegan food in downtown Montreal. I come to eat here multiple times a week, they have so many great options. Big fan!

Pros: Mix of amazing veggies cut fresh for every order , Friendly staff, Affordable vegan eats close to Mcgill


Points +74

30 Dec 2019

Good place for a quick lunch

Is located in the upscale food court of the Centre Eaton. As we were there on a Saturday at lunchtime, the food court was really busy so it was a little challenging to find a seat. We tried two different salads and were impressed by both. They had novel combinations of vegetables and flavours and were quite filling.


Points +20

11 Nov 2019

Not your typical salad place!

After reading some the previous reviews, I must say that I was quite surprised. Because I had the complete opposite experience.

First time I tried it, I thought "Finally! A place that doesn't make boring salads full of cheap lettuce!". The flavors are so intricate and unique, the ingredients are different from anywhere else (daïkon, kimchi dressing, wakame dressing?!), because of their chopping method is uber quick, everything is homemade (even the "pre-packaged" dressing and toppings one reviewer mentioned), everything is compostable and their new vegan cakes are delish. You can also add quinoa, tofu or chickpeas as protein. In the Summer they have a chilled tomato soup that is heavenly and in the winter, they serve the most comforting chili and curry. The menu is almost entirely vegan, at the exception of 2 salads I think.

As for price, again, I'm surprised. Montreal most popular salad bar charges about $16 +tx for theirs and half of it is just cheap, boring lettuce. Most salad places use the cheapest ingredients and the cheapest version of them.

I've been a loyal customer for the past 2.5 years, basically since they opened, going at least 2-3 times a week.

If you're downtown doing some shopping, I think it's definitely worth the detour. And trust me, if you're downtown, you won't be able to eat vegan for much cheaper anyway... Unless you eat french fries.

Pros: Creative food, Freshness, Flavors

Cons: Can get crowed at lunch


Points +456

05 Sep 2019

Bon et santé

Bonne portion, ça a bon goût et c'est vraiment santé. J'aurais préféré des morceaux plus gros de tofu, mais somme toute une belle option sur le pouce au centre-ville


Points +100

23 Jan 2019


That experience was certainly somewhat underwhelming. The bowls were pretty big but the food itself was not amazing. Every ingredient in the salad is sliced the same way, served with pre-packed seeds and a sauce. I hear the soup was a little better than the salad but given that it was not better than average fast food - and pretty expensive - I'd not come back.

Pros: quick service

Cons: boring food, expensive considering what you get


Points +62

26 May 2018


Salads are really good and tasty, 8 different that can be combined with tofu or quinoa.

Pros: almost all the options are vegan except for some s

Cons: it is expensive. Normal price is 11 Cad each sala


Points +302

07 May 2018

Very good but get bored

Don't get me wrong, their salads are very good and the service is ultra fast. However, since it's chopped altogether, you get bored of the same texture and same taste when you're eating your dish.

Pros: Tasty, Fast service, Nice choice of salads

Cons: Same texture Same taste all along


Points +2808

16 Mar 2018


The place is well located and it is nicely decorated, but the salads are overpriced and don’t have enough ingredients in them. I paid 13$ for a daikon and fennel salad, there were no vegetables and almost no proteins, except for a few nuts. It was not fulfilling at all. I will not go back.

Pros: nice location, nice decor

Cons: small portion, overpriced, not so good


Points +259

02 Mar 2018

Boring salad

The salad is fresh, the service is nice. Although, you get bored of the salad after a while, not enough ingredients and proteins i think.

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