Vegan Guide to Quebec City

Quebec City isn’t the most vegan-friendly place that I’ve visited. But, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy delicious plant-based meals. You’ve just gotta know where to find them. In fact, I’ve found some of the yummiest vegetarian meals after spending some time there. Plus, I have recommendations for other restaurants that I didn’t get the chance to visit, though I’ve heard great things about them. Here’s my vegan guide to Quebec City.

RESTAURANTS

Restaurant at Le Monastère des Augustines

77 rue des Remparts | Our Review | Official Website

The restaurant at this Quebec City monastery is a hidden gem. And no, you don’t have to stay at the hotel to dine there! The restaurant focuses on healthy, fresh, and organic meals. There’s always a vegan/vegetarian option for a main course. And your meal includes unlimited trips to the salad bar, which is completely vegan. The salad bar had greens, bean and lentil salads, hummus, breads, minestrone soup, and more. The entree was a delightful tofu and vegetable dish with a pesto sauce.

Vegan Guide to Quebec City

Vegan Guide to Quebec City

Le Tier Temps

CLOSED | Our Review | Official Website

Update: Sadly, this restaurant has closed. A kitschy restaurant in the Saint Roch neighbourhood. Not strictly vegetarian or vegan, but has several vegan items on the menu. There is a focus on healthy, local, fresh food. We ordered a veggie stir fry, a burger, salad, fresh watermelon juice, and received complimentary hummus and bread. We adored this restaurant and would love to return in the future.


Chez Victor

300 Rue St-Paul (several locations in Quebec City) | Our Review | Official Website

Update: There are four vegetarian burgers on the menu. Two of these can be made vegan: the Indian burger and the Tofu burger. Ask about the bun – I’ve heard it is not vegan, and can easily be substituted with the naan bun from the Indian burger, which is vegan. There are several locations of Chez Victor in Quebec City, so you shouldn’t have trouble finding one no matter which area of the city you wind up visiting.


Spag Et Tini

40 Rue du Marché-Champlain | Our Review | Official Website

This Italian restaurant didn’t really serve any vegan food on the menu; however, they are very receptive to a vegan diet and will alter some of their vegetarian items to be vegan for you. There were a few different types of pasta and pizza to try, as well as salads and soups. We ordered a garden salad, a minestrone soup, and vegetable pizzas that were all really yummy. There were tons of veggies on top of the pizza! Go here for the great food and the great patio right in the middle of Lower Town, Old Quebec.


La Petite Dana

311 Rue Saint Paul

La Petite Dana is a Thai/Vietnamese restaurant in Lower Town, Old Quebec. There were four vegetarian items on the menu – the noodle dishes unfortunately were made with egg noodles, but there were two rice dishes that were vegan. We both ordered a tofu vegetable stir fry with rice. At first, we were a little bit concerned: while it was a weekday, it was dinner time and no one else was eating at this restaurant. Was there something wrong with it? The older man who was the host/server at the restaurant seemed a little bit gruff, although we suspect that he didn’t speak English very well. While we were slightly worried at first, we really had nothing to be concerned about – the food was prepared and served very quickly, and the meal was satisfying and delicious. I definitely recommend checking out La Petite Dana! We couldn’t find an official website or a menu online, so you’ll just have to check it out for yourself.


Om Prana

241 Rue Saint-Joseph | Official Website

Unfortunately, we didn’t get to try this restaurant as it was a little out of the way for us. It is 100% vegan and gluten-free with a focus on raw foods. The restaurant is located inside a holistic centre with a yoga studio.

Qui Lu Cru

1700 1st Ave

This is a brand new restaurant that hasn’t fully opened yet, and didn’t exist when we visited Quebec! It’s great to see more vegan places opening up there. It is all raw and mostly all vegan, with the exception of honey in a couple of items. I hope to visit here when we return to Quebec someday!

La Salsa

1063 3e Ave

A Mexican restaurant with some vegetarian items, but no vegan meals on the menu. You can make some choices vegan by removing the cheese and the sour cream. We didn’t try this one, but it sounded promising!

Hosaka-Ya Ramen

75 Saint-Joseph Est | Official Website

There is one vegan ramen noodle dish on the menu that I’ve read great things about online! I’d like to visit here when we return to Quebec someday.

Hosaka-Ya Sushi

491 3e Ave | Official Website

A Japanese/sushi restaurant with some vegetable sushi rolls on the menu and a few vegan options. We planned on going here the first night that we were in town, but sadly, the restaurant was closed. We’d love to try it out sometime!


CHOCOLATE SHOPS/BAKERIES

Erico Chocolaterie

634 Rue Saint-Jean | Official Website

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, this might be the place for you! It is a quaint chocolate shop on Rue Saint-Jean that serves vegan desserts! There are a few selections of vegan ice cream made using soy milk, and all of their dark chocolates are vegan. You can order a scoop or two of ice cream, and they put a little dark chocolate in the cup, too! It was very tasty. I ordered a scoop of chocolate. There was also a berry flavor, and supposedly an apple pie flavor that had sold out.


COFFEE SHOPS

Nektar Cafeologue

235 Rue Saint-Joseph E | Our Review

Not only do they serve great coffee, but it’s the only non-chain coffee shop in Quebec City where you can find soy and almond milk for your lattes and cappuccinos. The cafe is inviting, has free and fast Wi-Fi, and even has its own little library of books to borrow. How cute!

Vegan Guide to Quebec City

Vegan Guide to Quebec City

Les Cafes du Soleil

143, Rue Saint-Paul | Our Review

And if you’re looking for a great cup of coffee that isn’t from a chain restaurant, head over to Les Cafes du Soleil! You won’t be disappointed. There are many selections of coffee and other assorted beverages.

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29 Responses

  1. Maria from Nerd Nomads
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    Wow, all this food look delicious!!! MMMMmmm, I am really getting hungry here by looking at those gorgeous pictures! Yummy!! :) I would love to visit that Erico Chocolaterie, as I am a chocoholic! :)

  2. Esther
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    I shouldn’t have read this before breakfast. Now I am soooooo hungry ;-)

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  4. Shaun
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    Awesome list and awesome city! I ate my weight in crepes when I visited Quebec City. This is a must. Is their such a thing as a vegan crepe?

    Shaun
    http://www.thislifeintrips.com

  5. Daidri | Thee Getaway Gal
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    I have wanted to visit Quebec for some time and now when I do I’ll have some great tips of where to eat. Thank you as I also follow a vegan diet. Just last night I told my husband that I need to start making pizza at home (I love pizza) so I can have my own without cheese. The pizza you had looks so delicious and gave me some ideas for toppings.

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  7. Rhonda Albom
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    Wow. Hard to believe there’s so many vegan restaurants in Quebec city. And the food looks fantastic. Thanks for the linky. I discovered Weekend Wanderlust from Thee Getaway Gal.

  8. Sam
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    This is fantastic, guys! We will absolutely be following in your footsteps around the city when we eventually make it to Quebec. Wonderful guide!

  9. Franca
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    The veggie stir-fry from Le Tier Temps looks delicious, I think that would have been my choice too. It doesn’t seem it would be hard for vegans like us to travel to Quebec city, it’s nice to see that there are plenty of options that look delicious and also taste great :)

  10. Erin | No Ordinary Nomad
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    It’s so great that you guys go to so much effort to share all the vegan-friendly restaurants you find. I’m not vegan, but if I ever went to Quebec I’d definitely go to some of these, the food looks so good!

  11. Yum! I am sad/surprised to hear that Quebec City is not so vegan friendly, as it’s (kinda) neighbor Montreal is amazing for vegans. I actually ate at my first vegan restaurant in Montreal wayyy before I was even vegan! But I am glad to see there were options, and some tasty looking options too! I think I would go to that chocolate store for sure, dark chocolate is my weakness.
    Katie

  12. Shikha (whywasteannualleave)
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    That chocolate place looks so good that it makes me want to be vegan!! :-D

  13. Karyn @ Not Done Travelling
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    I love it when people have scouted out vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants in cities that are generally not known for being vegan friendly. Did you have to spend a lot of time on Happy Cow etc. to find all these places?

  14. Carmen (CarmensTravelTips)
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    I wasn’t aware that Quebec City had so many vegan restaurants. All the food looks delicious.

  15. Laura
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    The food looks amazing. I think my first stop would be Erico Chocolaterie. Always eat dessert first

  16. Rachel@safari254
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    Damn, I’m drooling!

  17. Michele {Malaysian Meanders}
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    That chocolate place looks especially good. I’ve made vegan ice cream with coconut milk, but I’ve never tried doing it with soy. Is it creamy? It’s nice that these places are willing to work with you to alter some menu items to make them vegan. When you travel to places that don’t speak the language, do you find it difficult to confirm that what you’re eating is vegan? My son doesn’t like cheese, and I know that I sometimes can’t figure out how to communicate that to the restaurant.

  18. Mindy and Ligeia
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    What a nice variety of food Quebec has to offer. We’ll have to check out those restaurants the next time we’re in Quebec, maybe for Winterlude again. :)

  19. Lauren
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    I just wanted to say THANK YOU for this vegan guide! I am in QC for a conference and happy cow was failing me. I really appreciate it!

    • Lauren
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      You’re welcome! I hope it helped you out! :) I’ve added a couple more to the list now!

  20. I’m vegan with my family on a train to quebec! lovely websites excited to check out the vegan finds! THANK YOU!!

    • Lauren
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      You’re very welcome! :) I’m glad this was useful for you!

  21. Philippe Baguette
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    Hi,

    Another shop to extend the list: https://www.croustyc.com. You can also “grab and go” depending on their hours. But really easy to buy online and prices are excellent.
    Vegan bulk + their own vegan mug-cakes mixes.
    Worth the try.

    • Lauren
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      Philippe,

      That sounds wonderful! We’ll have to check it out!

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  23. hajj service chennai
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    Le Tier Temps! I just wish to give a huge thumbs up for the good information you have here on this post. I will likely be coming again to your blog for more soon.

  24. Shruthi
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    This information was so useful during our visit. Thank you so so much. We especially loved the ice cream at Erico’s. The only downside for us was spag et Tini. They were initially very rude and insisted there was nothing they could make vegan. I asked to see the manager and he said they could make us a salad and bruchetta. The minestrone soup was vegan.

    • Lauren
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      Shruthi,

      That’s unfortunate! We’ve gone twice in the past and were assured that the pasta could be made vegan as well as the soup and salad. I’m sorry they were so rude to you!

      The next time you visit, I highly recommend the monastery restaurant. That was the best vegan meal I’ve had in Quebec City by far!

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