When travelling on business, it can be difficult to maintain the continuity of specific lifestyle and eating habits. Montréal restaurateurs consistently surprise foodies with menus that answer specific organic, vegetarian and allergen-free meal options, delighting the most discerning palates during a visit to Montréal! Here are some great places to visit near major hotels and convention centres in downtown Montréal.
In the heart of the Quartier Latin, Zéro8 offers cuisine that is made especially for people with food allergies. Their original and innovative menu was designed to exclude eight of the most common food allergies: fish and seafood, peanuts, nuts, sesame seeds, milk, soy, eggs, and gluten. With its impressive choice of full meals, Zéro8 is a surprising discovery not to be missed!
With three locations in downtown Montréal, Commensal is a true classic in vegetarian cuisine. Thanks to a fast self-serve buffet concept that is billed by weight, spend your lunch hour sampling dozens of different dishes from hot or cold appetizers through to desserts. If you would rather have lunch on site at your meeting, Commensal offers a catering service that can tailor its meal offerings to your group’s specific preferences.
Wine lovers with gluten allergies will rave about the daring menu at Old Montréal’s Accords Wine Bar and Restaurant. With 80% of the menu providing gluten-free choices, and a wine list that is over 10 pages long, guests will be glowing with excitement, and can enjoy the restaurant’s beautiful rustic-style terrace: a great spot for a team meal! Accords Wine Bar and Restaurant can seat up to 80 people, so don’t hesitate to entrust the organization of larger festive events to this wonderful eatery!
For an extraordinary vegan dining experience, head north on St-Laurent Street (“The Main”) to try out the Aux Vivres Restaurant; it is reputed for its strikingly original sandwiches, burgers, and brown rice bowls. Closer to downtown, Crudessence offers organic, vegan, gluten-free, and artisanal options made almost entirely of raw foods that will appeal to the more adventurous foodies that truly appreciate local seasonal delights. Finally, drop by to see the friendly staff at Robin des Bois, where all staff are volunteers and all profits go to four Montréal charities. It’s a great opportunity to do a good deed while treating your taste buds.
Don’t forget: it’s often possible to make changes to dishes to accommodate allergies or special diets. Most Montréal restaurants and caterers are familiar with these types of requests.
Courtesy of Tourisme Montreal