From its smoked meat sandwiches and poutine to its charcuterie boards and meat pie, Montreal isn’t exactly positioned as an international vegan and vegetarian destination — but the tides have turned on plant-based dining and sustainable living in La Belle Province. Montreal is at once a student town and a renowned culinary destination, so it only makes sense that the city has adopted a much more vegetarian-friendly reputation over the past decade.
The largest city in Québec is well-positioned for weekend trips — it’s only an hour drive from Vermont or about a 90-minute flight from New York — and offers more than enough plant-based wining and dining opportunities to leave you stuffed well into the next week. Below, we’ve created a sample itinerary to make your planning as easy as possible. Here’s where you’ll want to eat, stay, and play in Montreal.