Montreal’s leading raw vegan restaurant started in this small location on Rue Rachel, just a block away from Parc Mont-Royal, and was so successful that it became a city-wide chain. The dishes are the perfect mix of hearty and healthy, filled with organic fruit, veggies and superfoods in amazingly imaginative combinations. A long-time favorite are the rice-paper rolls, which are basically a portable salad, perfect for a picnic. Their juices and smoothies bring in the crowds – try the luscious Macaö, a mix of cacao, maca, banana, coconut, Brazil nut milk and dates. Those interested in raw food cooking lessons will want to check out the Crudessence Academy.
By Isa Tousignant, AFAR Local Expert
5550 Rue Fullum #508, Montréal, QC H2G 2H4, Canada