Vegetarian Restaurants in Québec City

Le Monastère des Augustines - Self-service at the Vivoir
Le Monastère des Augustines

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. 

  • 1

    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.

  • 2

    L’Orygine

    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.

  • 3

    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. 

  • 4

    Le Crac Aliments sains et La Carotte Joyeuse

    A popular health food featuring a catering counter serving daily menu options including salads and the city’s best kept secret: tofu burgers. Two flavours available, sesame and barbecue filled with marinated beets, carrots, pickles, etc., etc., etc. Served all day except during lunchtime. You can also find a wide variety of gluten and dairy-free products.

  • 5

    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.

  • 6

    Freshii

    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. 

  • 7

    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!

  • 8

    Les Botanistes

    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. The showstopper here is the plancha barbecue imported from Germany. They sing the praises of vegetables, bringing out their many delicious subtleties in an inspiring, light-filled space.

    Other Suggestions

    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.


Allison Van Rassel, chroniqueuse culinaire
Allison Van Rassel

Journalist, columnist and blogger, Allison is passionate about Québec City’s culinary culture. Curious and aware of the latest culinary trends, Allison makes the region’s foodie culture shine bright.

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