Eating healthy in Montreal after the holiday season

Meat pie, stew, stuffed turkey, ice cream logs, maple fudge - Christmas is often synonymous with culinary decadence, but after the excess come the resolutions. Here are some restaurants that will help you get back in shape after the gastronomic indulgences of the holiday season!

La Panthère Verte

2153, rue MacKay, Montréal, QC H3G 2J2

The concept of this restaurant is to successfully "survive" in the current urban jungle. As such, La Panthère offers a menu made up almost entirely of local, organic alternatives, while also making it a priority to use recycled materials. So, in addition to helping your digestive system, you will be helping the planet! People dine here mainly for their stews (healthier than Aunt Gertrude’s, promise!).


105, rue Rachel O, Montréal, QC H2W 1G4

Living food is something Crudessence knows well - their daring menu features raw, organic dishes made without animal products or gluten. In short, detox at its best! People come here mainly for the healthy bowls.

Le Red Tiger

1201, boul de Maisonneuve E, Montréal, QC H2L 2A1

The Red Tiger takes you on a culinary journey through the streets of Vietnam. The recipes are inspired by Asian classics but revisited to accommodate modern tastes and the Montreal lifestyle. Soups are a big deal here, with options including Bún măng vịt (Vietnamese soup with duck, bamboo and white rice vermicelli). Mmmmmm...Vietnamese street food at its best!

Restaurant Alep

199, rue Jean-Talon E, Montréal, QC H2R 1S8

Born from a marriage between Armenia and Syria, Alep’s cuisine is filled with oriental flavours, warm spices and fresh herbs. Here, everything revolves around sharing. The dishes are simple but full of Middle Eastern flavours. Alep offers a culinary experience that you will not regret. For more casual dining, head next door to Le Petit Alep.

Café Santropol

3990, rue Saint-Urbain, Montréal, QC H2W 1T7

This is one of the oldest cafés in Montreal. Opened in 1976, Café Santropol has served dozens, even hundreds, of daily soups, salads and sandwiches, but the restaurant has much more to offer - they’re actually a city institution. You'll find enough to eat here without worrying about the calories because everything is fresh and tasty. Note that multiple vegan options are offered.

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