La Panthere Verte, or The Green Panther, has the best falafel in town.
I’ll admit it – I haven’t tried every falafel in Montreal. I have only actually tried a few. While the other falafel pita sandwiches I had were delicious, there are a few reasons why La Panthere Verte has the best falafel in Montreal.
These little chickpea morsels are absolutely delicious and taste best inside a pita with other vegetable toppings. If for some reason you haven’t tried falafel yet, you must try it immediately.
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La Panthere Verte must be pretty popular as they’ve expanded to six locations across Montreal. Justin and I visited the downtown location on Rue Mackay.
LA PANTHERE VERTE IS VEGAN
My main reason for checking out La Panthere Verte (The Green Panther) is due the fact that it’s an all vegan restaurant. They only offer up plant-based cuisine, including a variety of sandwiches, bowls, side dishes, desserts, and of course, falafel.
The restaurant is also popular for its fruit smoothies. There are so many healthy options here, making it the perfect lunch spot in Montreal.
THE FALAFEL IS DELICIOUS
Before travelling to Montreal, I read that La Panthere Verte has the best falafel in Montreal. After trying it, I feel the rumours are true.
The traditional falafel is packed with five falafel balls, pickles, carrots, cabbage, sprouts, sauerkraut and tahini.
You can also opt for the “falafusion” which also has five falafel balls, but includes lettuce, sumac onion, carrots, sprouts, and yogi sauce.
These might not be the craziest or most inventive falafel sandwiches in the world, but why mess with perfection? It’s best left as a classic dish, just the way it was intended to be eaten.
MORE THAN JUST FALAFEL
While I had the traditional falafel sandwich, Justin ordered the BBQ tofu pita and thought it was super yummy. Other featured options on the menu are the karma schwarma (made with jackfruit), the tempehtation (tempeh sandwich), a spicy jackfruit BBQ sandwich, and a veggie burger.
You can also have your falafels in a bowl, or maybe a tofu or tempeh bowl is more your style?
Of course, you can’t dine in Montreal without trying the Quebecois classic, the poutine. But fries smothered in cheese curds and gravy…this isn’t vegan? Or is it? At La Panthere Verte, they make their own vegan cheese curds and their own version of poutine. While we didn’t get the chance to try it out, I’d love to split one with Justin the next time we’re in Montreal!
The next time you’re in Montreal and you’re craving a falafel dish, stop by La Panthere Verte. Pair that falafel with a smoothie and you’ve got a healthy and delectable meal.
There’s a location in several neighbourhoods in town:
- Côte-des-Neiges – 3515 Av Lacombe
- Snowdon – 5265 Chemin Queen Mary
- Quartier Latin – 1735 Rue Saint-Denis
- Plateau – 145 Av Du Mont-Royal E
- Downtown – 2153 Rue Mackay
- Mile End – 160 St-Viateur E
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