Vegan Rapide

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6206 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H4B 1M2

Vegan kitchen making a variety of comfort vegan meals, from poutine, pizza, and sandwiches to salads and pies and other vegan bakery treats. Delivery service turned brick and mortar restaurant, at this location since summer 2014. Open Mon 4:00pm-9:00pm, Tue-Fri 11:00am-9:00pm, Sat-Sun 12:00pm-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Pizza, Western, Delivery, Take-out, Canadian

22 Reviews

First Review by vegan-ese

so glad I found this place - Edit

Small, cozy, casual restaurant with great vegan choices. Especially love their soft ice cream!

Pros: small, cozy, many delicious choices, out of the way, easy to find parking

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La plus grande sélection de pizzas véganes à Montréal - Edit

Au cas où vous en douteriez encore, Vegan Rapide prouve que la bouffe végane n'est pas que des salades. En fait, ici, c'est plutôt le contraire: il n'y a que 2 salades au menu contre 6 pizzas (la plus grande sélection végane à Montréal!), 6 burgers, 8 sandwichs et au moins 4 desserts! En été, de la crème glacée molle est également disponible. Dépendant de vos goûts et préférences, plusieurs options sont également offertes (sauces variées, croûte au fromage pour les pizzas, etc.).
J'irais presque jusqu'à dire que Vegan Rapide illustre bien ce qu'est la vegan junk food mais, au final, les plats sont préparés maison (comme les boulettes de tofu des burgers), plusieurs comprennent une bonne quantité de légumes frais et il n'y pas tant d'huile ni de friture. Bref, si vous avez un craving du genre et préférez (à raison!) éviter les produits d'origine animale, Vegan Rapide aura de quoi vous satisfaire. J'aimerais quand même un menu plus étoffé: à part les pizzas et quelques burgers, les autres plats sont assez classiques.
L'établissement est plus connu pour son service de livraison et, lorsqu'on pénètre dans le restaurant, on comprend pourquoi. Il n'y a que peu de places (environ une quinzaine). La décoration est sobre (peinture beige, quelques tableaux au mur). Il n'y a qu'un toilette et l'espace est partagé avec la serpillière et d'autres produits de nettoyage. En fait, Vegan Rapide n'a pas de "charme" particulier. Je ne vous suggère pas de vous déplacer seulement pour Vegan Rapide mais, si vous êtes dans le coin et recherchez un endroit pour une quick bite, ce n'est pas dérangeant. J'apprécie toutefois que, quand on consomme sur place, les plats soient servis avec des vrais ustensiles et assiettes. Les restaurants du genre ont tendance à favoriser le plastique et le carton pour éviter la vaisselle et gagner du temps: bravo à Vegan Rapide de limiter les déchets!
Dans tous les cas, que ce soit pour une livraison ou sur place, le service global est assez lent (les tables ne sont pas nettoyées rapidement, le temps d'attente lorsqu'il y a plusieurs commandes en même temps tend à s'allonger, etc.). Planifiez en conséquence si vous voulez avoir votre bouffe à l'heure!
Vegan Rapide se dit être l'"évolution de la restauration rapide". Même si je crois que ce n'est pas encore le cas, c'est positif que Montréal profite d'une place du genre. J'espère juste un menu davantage diversifié (de nouvelles pizzas!), plus de staff à l'œuvre et un peu plus d'amour.

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Good Sandwich - Edit

Had the Buddah sandwich which had seitan and avocado and spinach. Pita was grilled - nice touch. The pizzas seem incredible but I had just had pizza the day before!

I also had some soft serve that wasn't on the menu. It was good!

Server was working hard and very friendly :)

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Delicious street food - Edit

Owner is very friendly. Recommend the gyro and definitely the poutine!

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LOVE - Edit

Love this place! Order in advance because it can take some time, but other than that - insane!
I actually had to contact them to make sure the burger was in fact vegan. Pizza's with cheese stuffed crust is unheard of for a vegan but they made it a reality.
Plus the staff is so friendly!

Pros: Delicious!, Great options, Friendly staff

Cons: Sometime takes a while... just order in advance

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Awesome! - Edit

I tried their pizza and its super amazing.

Pros: great food

Cons: a little out of my way

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Just wow - Edit

The food at this place is making me think that I should remove one star to any other restaurant I've reviewed, because it's absolutely incredible.

As a long time vegan, I don't like thinking "how can this be vegan?" when something is delicious, because I know vegan food can be great, but really, how can this be vegan? The poutine tastes like legit poutine (besides the daiya taste). The gravy is so on point. I wonder if it would be even better with Gusta cheese instead of daiya; they should look into that. The fries are above par. My husband thought the spicy burger was the best vegan burger he'd had, despite the bread being a pita pocket instead of buns.

But guys. The soft-serve vanilla ice cream. How the hell is it vegan? It's probably the best ice cream I've ever tasted (or tied with Swedish Glace's vanilla). The chocolate was reportedly not as good, because it reportedly tasted like coffee.

I'll concur that the floor was a bit dirty, but I personally don't care about that. The food didn't taste oily to me, even though it's fatter than what I usually eat (HCLF). Going there made my day. Highly recommend.

Pros: Best food ever, Friendly staff, quiet venue, outdoor seating, Soft. serve. ice. cream.

Cons: Small venue, Sticky floor, Rickety indoor tables

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REPAS salad - Edit

ONLY tried the salad therefore the review is exclusively for that dish.

Cons: It was too small

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Other vegan restaurants' delivery > VR's delivery - Edit

I'm a long-time delivery customer... I've also ordered from many other vegan restaurants in the city (delivered and in person).
VR is a great addition to the NDG area, and I'm looking forward to trying their soft-serve iced 'cream'.
I've had some good and less than good experiences, and the less than good experiences have been properly taken care of by staff.
A couple of notes I want to include relate to the food and the delivery aspect of the business.
Either their cheese was never Daiya cheese or it used to be and they changed it (or, far-off guess: they grate a big block of daiya cheese that has a different texture than the type that comes already grated, and it tastes/feels unusual) -- I'm not too hyped about it. I order from VR for the vegan pizzas because they have an option of vegan cheese (unlike other pizza joints that might have a no-cheese option). But I think the pizzas would be better with pre-grated daiya mozzarella. The texture of cheese currently used is a bit runny and does not taste as much like dairy cheese as does daiya pre-grated mozzarella. Some people might like it though. I have also had to complain about the non-existence of tomato sauce on pizza -- which seems like something one shouldn't have to explicitly order.

The second note I feel compelled to make is that the delivery for the past year has been relatively unreliable -- it's not unusual to be told that the one driver has a lot on his plate and might take longer than 'usual'. Hiring an additional driver or outsourcing delivery work to proxy companies seems like the next step, but maybe something's preventing them from doing that. Either way, you're likely to be affected as a customer (I think other reviews elsewhere testify to this as well).
In the same vein -- beware if you live further North-East than Atwater! In fact, beware in general, because the construction work on roads seems to be a big determinant in whether VR will take your order at all. Even if in straight distance, you live 6 (or even 5!) km away, as the delivery instructions on the menu openly treats as an acceptable distance, your order may be refused on account of a combination of a required detour and a busy night (where, apparently, a no-more-than-6-km unwritten rule is applied).
On some nights even sans-construction, anything north of Atwater is considered 'downtown' and 'too far' on a busy night. I don't feel too wanted as a customer.
Basically: you might not want to plan a night around a VR delivery

Pros: vegan, good portions

Cons: 'cheese' on pizza

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planned on taking photos... - Edit

Was going to take photos of the beautifully prepared food but ended up eating the food with insane quickness. Great selection of "burgers" (tofu based) and sandwiches. Vegan "poutine" was to die for. Sweet girls behind the counter. Highly recommended and easy on the wallet too! They deliver to most of Montreal as well

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THE BEST OF THE VERY BEST - Edit

vegan rapide is an experience that's unforgettable. everything about them makes me proud to call myself a vegan. they have impeccable service verry friendly staff and obvious delicious food I have gone there a few times and I have to say every cent I spent there was worth it best of luck to you guys

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Love it! - Edit

Cute place with awesome employees!
Food is great and they have the best vegan ice cream! :)

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Awesome!! - Edit

Went here for lunch and had the sanwich with fries and then had the vegan ice cream and it was all delicious!!! Amazing food great service!! would return!!! cute little place

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Great addition to the area - Edit

Great burger and super friendly service!! Will go back for sure!!

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Good pizza - Edit

I have been ordering from Vegan Rapide since it opened. I think the pizza isn't quite as good as it used to be (has the crust gotten thinner?). However, I am still a loyal customer. You can get desserts, but beware these are packaged in clamshell containers - and what is nasty for the environment ends up being nasty for animals (recylcing logo 6, but not sure if it is cost-effective to be recycled in Montreal). They do offer sandwiches and also you can get a side of fries. They are good fries, but very greasy!
If you want daiya cheese on the pizza, you can get that, but I find they are better without. Even the meat-eaters I know like this pizza.

Pros: price, delivery

Cons: pizza was slightly overcooked once

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Solid addition to Mtl scene - Edit

What can I say? I loved it! Vegan rapide offers a few new twists on the standard vegan burger fare. I loved their veggie burger, which was served in a homemade pita and had a delicious sauce. Their fries are top notch, and they offer vegan soft serve ice cream, as well as other treats. Prices are fair. Great spot, though a bit small and can get crowded!
Updated from previous review on Monday May 25, 2015

My second visit was a bit less compelling. Service still wonderful, but I was not impressed by the pizzas. My kids both had pizza, and neither was a strong offering. The crusts were hard and cardboardy. My sandwich was better, but it too lacked zest. Burgers were still the best thing there, but I found a few of their other offerings to be lacking.
Updated from previous review on Sunday May 31, 2015

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The very best - Edit

Végan Rapide might not be located downtown, but you will never regret to go all the way there to eat delicious vegan food. The pizzas, sandwichs and burgers are fabulous, especially the Deluxe burger and you cannot leave without tried the pie with fruits on top. A must-go restaurant in Montreal.

Pros: Friendly staff, Fantastic food

Cons: Cold in the winter, Location not convenient

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Simply amazing - Edit

I've been to Vegan Rapide a few times now and can honestly say that it is one of my top three best vegan restaurants in Montreal. I have tried their Deluxe Burger: AMAZING! Everything is fresh and tastes incredible. I have also had the Rustique sandwich, which I must say, is one of the best vegan sandwich I have ever had. Again, super fresh ingedients. Everything is made fresh and on the spot (you can see them make your food). The staff is super friendly and take the time to answer your questions.

This is a small family operated place and they do an excellent job. The prices are more than reasonnable. I will definitely be going back. Often.

Pros: Delicious, fresh ingredients, Friendly staff, Super affordable

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Really Great. - Edit

I ordered the "pizza des sables", it was AMAZING. The crust really surprised me, it was tender and tasty. But what really got me was the "grated steamed tofu"(what a delicious idea!).
I'll definitely order again soon.



Pros: Excellent food , Good price

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Review - Edit

Not in the delivery area but decided to ask if they'd deliver to my office. They said yes and I paid an extra delivery fee. The order was a hour late and cold because they agreed before looking up my address and did not anticipate traffic. To make things worse, my pizza had a cat hair on it. I have three cats at home, so I know. I suspect this business is run out of someone's home... not cool. The shredded tofu on it is a poor sub for cheese, all dried up and unappetizing. The sandwhich was just ok. The cookie was too greasy-sugary. Overall, it was expensive for what it was, and disappointing. I understand it's tough running a business but there are basic standards that must be upheld, especially if focused on food.

Pros: Delivery, Vegan

Cons: Limited Delivery Area

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Finally healthy quick food delivery is here! - Edit

Great food! Tried 3 different sandwidges and love them all Will surely try all the other ones. Desserts are adictive. Fast delivery and impecable friendly service.

Great ambasadors for vegan taistful food.

Pros: Taisty, healthy food., Nice portions.

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WOW - Edit

Absolutely delicious. I ordered the "L'urbain" sandwich. I can honestly say that I've never tasted a better sandwich anywhere. I tried the muffin as well and it was light and amazing. Delivery was fast and the staff, really friendly. Wow!... Totally Excellent. It's great being able to order vegan food and have it delivered, I am very, very, glad that this place opened.

Pros: Delicious Food, Fast Service, Big portions

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