Vegetarian Restaurants in Québec City
Looking for meatless menus filled with fresh local flavours, here’s a list of restaurants that are passionate about healthy energizing ingredients. Whether for raw, vegan or more sophisticated vegetarian meals, Québec has many multicoloured options.
- Le Don
Le Don Végane
Le Don Végane is the only restaurant in Québec City that’s fully vegan, without a single animal product on the menu. From the Thai soup to the delicious desserts to the decadent mushroom risotto, chef Anne-Marie Grenier knows how to surprise her diners. The patio is overflowing with green while the dining room is modern, eclectic, and chic, with a colourful mural by local artist Berko.
You’ll be charmed by L'Orygine from the moment you walk in, but the true seduction comes with chef Sabryna Lemay’s smart, inventive cooking. Here, everything is fresh, local, and prepared in‑house. It's also the perfect place to indulge with a 5-course gourmet vegan menu. Kick off the dining experience with a fruity mocktail as you awaken your senses and prepare your taste buds to receive the unique flavours of the Québec terroir.
- Monastère des Augustines
Le Vivoir - Monastère des Augustines
The Monastère des Augustines’ restaurant offers raw and vegetarian dishes based on the principles of mindful eating. Local, colourful flavours served in a truly contemplative setting. Le Vivoir is available to resident guests with a package including meals, and to day pass holders.
The take-out counter provides healthy meals and take-out dishes to all visitors, whether they’re staying onsite or just passing through.
Bols et Poké
Hawaiian-inspired pokes and bowls including the vegan Mahalo: Soba noodles, edamames, marinated kale, cashews, tofu, avocado, etc. There is one counter in Saint-Jean-Baptiste and one in Saint-Roch.
Freshii is a healthy fast-food chain that opened in Montcalm offering many vegan options, including frozen treats. Customize your own meal: breakfast bowls, lunch wraps, energy salads and more. Love the Buddha satay’s spicy peanut sauce as well as the truly aromatic lemongrass soup.
- Renard et la Chouette
Le Renard et La Chouette
A Québec City classic for good drinks and good vegetarian eats, Le Renard et La Chouette recently added cheesemaking to its list of specialties. Each week, milk from the Beauce region is turned into multiple cheese creations and featured in dishes concocted by a chef who also happens to be an expert mushroom forager. At lunch, the flammekueche—a French pizza with a thin, crispy crust steals the show. There is a greater variety of vegetarian options in the evening. Yum!
Located within the Floralies Jouvence garden centre in Cap-Rouge, Les Botanistes is an ode to vegetables, herbs, and flowers in all their edible forms. They sing the praises of vegetables, bringing out their many delicious subtleties in an inspiring, light-filled space.
Most restaurants in Québec now offer vegan options, but don’t hesitate to call ahead to confirm. Among my favourites is le Clocher Penché that always has a most colourful vegetarian dish that can easily be made vegan. Also, Poutineville in Saint-Roch will let you indulge in Québec’s iconic poutine with a vegan recipe made with Daiya cheese; Nina Pizza has also created two vegan pizzas: Nuda non nuda and the Piena di verdure.