57 Cals

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1114 Cure-Labelle, Laval, Quebec, Canada, H7V 2V5

Offers a variety of Mediterranean sandwiches and plates including falafel, shawarma, and shish taouk. Sauces are all vegan and made in-house. Call ahead to order if you don't want to wait. Falafels are gluten-free. Reportedly became all-vegan, Feb 2015. Open Tue-Thu 11:00am-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-10:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Western, Mediterranean, Fast food, Take-out, Middle Eastern

17 Reviews

First Review by vegan-ese

Feels like i'm cheating - Edit

I’m glad that this place is still open and going strong. They now sell their products in natural food stores also.

The first time I visited this place was a few years back. I felt like I was cheating, like a person that eats fries and shouldn’t. I found the food very tasty, but very greasy. It was very good, but I felt bad after eating.

I always think being a vegan starts with trying to eat healthier foods before anything else and the fact that 57 cals was selling commercial soft drinks like Coke (and still is) distracted me from reviewing this place. I did not want to bring it down since I was really REALLY happy to see this VEGAN restaurant in LAVAL.

I went back this week, they are still selling soft drinks etc. but added coco water and other drinks to the drinking menu. I guess as a restaurant owner you need to think of all your customers and if they want that type of drink you just sell it them.

Don’t get me wrong, this restaurant is still very tasty and the portions are big. But I still feel like I’M cheating when I eat here.

Pros: Big portions, Very tasty

Cons: Feels too much like fast food, Feel like I'm cheating on my diet, Very greassy

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Great fast food - Edit

Really good price for the quality! Not a lot of tables to eat there, but great for take out !

Pros: Price, Variety

Cons: Small space

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Decent vegan option in Laval - Edit

57 Cals is a really decent option for vegans in Laval. Their shish taouk wrap is awesome. Their philly sandwich is also great - my meat-eating dad and brother both love it. My only issues are that it's a little slow for being a counter service restaurant, and I wish their seating area was a little more inviting. I would love to bring my friends and hang out over a good meal, but the seating area is crammed with harsh lighting, so you kinda just wanna eat and go. Or do takeout.

Pros: Tasty food, Friendly staff

Cons: Small seating area, Service a little slow, Heavy on the onions

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great vegan fast food! - Edit

Very satisfying vegan fast food resto with plenty of dishes. pretty small, meant mainly for take outs but you can have a meal inside as well.

Pros: the only vegan restaurant in Laval

Cons: plastic plates and ustensiles

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Parfait pour un craving de cuisine du Moyen-Orient - Edit

Si vous avez un craving pour de la cuisine du Moyen-Orient ou de l'Inde (falafel, shish taouk, samosa, etc.) mais ne désirez pas pour autant contribuer à la souffrance animale, 57Cals est fait pour vous! C'est sûr que ce n'est toutefois pas l'option la plus santé: après tout et, comme le nom du restaurant le suggère, un seul falafel compte pour 57 calories. ;)
Du sandwich philly à l'assiette shawarma en passant par le traditionnel hummus, il y a beaucoup de choix. Si vous venez pour la première fois, je vous suggère de commander le "Plateau d'essai". Il n'est pas sur le menu officiel mais comprend, pour seulement 20$, plusieurs saveurs différentes (sandwich traditionnel, sandwich philly, sandwich raffi, environ une douzaine de falafels et samosas). Parfait pour partager à deux!
Par contre, gardez en tête que l'endroit est davantage un comptoir à emporter qu'un "vrai" restaurant. Même s'il y a quelques places assises, ce n'est pas très chaleureux. On se rapproche beaucoup de l'ambiance d'un fast food "classique". Aussi, malheureusement, toutes les commandes (incluant celles qui sont destinées à être consommées sur place) viennent avec des assiettes et des ustensiles en plastique. On se retrouve donc avec beaucoup de déchets qui, pourtant, auraient pu être évités. J'ai failli retirer une étoile de la note et j'espère sincèrement que le restaurant réduira bientôt l'usage de contenants à usage unique. Le temps d'attente est souvent un peu long: si vous savez déjà ce que vous allez prendre, téléphonez 30 minutes avant votre arrivée pour ne pas trop patienter une fois que vous serez sur place.
Au final, si vous résidez à Laval, je vous recommande fortement de donner une chance à 57Cals. Par contre, si vous habitez à Montréal et que vous avez envie de manger sur place, le restaurant n'en vaut pas vraiment le détour. Surtout que, si vous voulez essayer leurs plats, ils sont désormais offerts à Herbivores (nouvelle épicerie végane sur Saint-Denis)!

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Fast food and so comforting - Edit

Great vegan fast-food! Tasty, quick and so comforting! Owner is super nice too !

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Bon mais cher... - Edit

Très bon mais un peu dispendieux pour le type de resto

Pros: Bon goût, Bon service

Cons: Décor fade, Dispendieux

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As good as Vegan can get! - Edit

Looking for some exotic tastes and flavours? 57 Cals is simply charming. Not only do they deserve a mention for being a vegan restaurant in Laval, I can confirm that it is worth the detour even if you live east of highway 25! They also offer catering services (I have used their catering services myself already and will definitely use it again). Went there many times and had each item on the menu, I have never been disapointed. Long live 57 Cals! I provide my #2Bvegan4 approval seal without hesitation!

Pros: Tastes amazing!, Many items on the menu, Also offers catering services

Cons: Very few seats available to eat on site, In busy hours, getting your order may take a while

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At least a good vegan place in Laval. - Edit

Excelente food. I love it! I enjoyed a delicious quesadilla and it was wonderful. The service was very good. The place is small but the food and the price are excellent.

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Excellent Mediterranean - Edit

The food at 57 Cals was excellent. We had the shawarma and the shish taouk and they were both delicious. The poutine and baklava were excellent too. Thanks so much!

Pros: Delicious food, Cheap, Good service

Cons: No atmosphere

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Fast Food - Edit

Endroit parfait pour un Take Out. Le seul Resto Vegan à Laval! Menu style Libanais...sans viande évidemment. Propriétaire super sympathique; endroit à découvrir.

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Delicious vegan Lebanese food - Edit

Tried the shish taouk sandwich, tasted like meat and meat eater bf LOVED it.

Pros: Cheap, Many options, Delicious vegan junk food

Cons: Location (far for me), Portions could be bigger

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the best, best, best most awesome place! - Edit

Ok the food is amazing, it's so tasty and even carnists like it! Plus they cater witch is awesome !!!

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WOW - Edit

La propriétaire est charmante et la nourriture est délirante! Allez-y

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THE spot for good fast food - Edit

Although the restaurant is not located in a charming area, the owners are exceptionally nice and always willing to accomodate you.

Forget about bland, healthy, fat-free vegan meals. There, you rejoice : salty, greasy, yummy, just like any fast food joint, except this is cruelty free. And the portions are huge.

The menu is quite fun too with veganized version of Libanese food among other things

Pros: Nice staff, Very good value, Enormous portions

Cons: Lack of atmosphere, No toilet

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trop huileux - Edit

J'avais hâte d'essayer ce resto Vegan/végétarien, mais quelle déception.
Les falafels sont ultra huileux et les frites aussi. Les régulières étaient un peu huileuses, mais les frites épicées étaient vraiment ultra huileuses, on voyait l'huile au fond du plat. Pour ce qui est de l'accueil, il était excellent, et vu que c'était notre première fois la propriétaires nous a offert d'essayer sans frais le burger philly (vraiment bon) et un autre avec falafel (moins bon). Bref je n'y retournerai pas... et nous étions 3 en accord avec la décision.

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Wonderful treat - Edit

They use the same amazing falafel recipe as Crazy Falafel except 57Cals is all vegetarian/vegan.

The vegan Philly burger is filled wth tofu but doesn't look or taste anything like tofu. I have high standards and this blew me away. Unlike the photo, though, the green peppers are sauteed... which it's a very good thing!

My meat-eating friends loved their food as well. Lucky for them, they live in the delivery zone (Laval via justeat.ca). I'll just have to find an excuse to go there more often! My goal is to eventually try everything on the menu.

Convince your car-driving friends/family to give you a lift... it's definitely worth the trip.

Pros: Best falafel recipe, Tasty vegan "meat", Worth the trip

Cons: Location, Limited Delivery Zone

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57Cals 20 Nov 2014 - Thank you so much! Glad to be able to serve you!  


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