Green scene: Montreal's best salad shops

Whether you’re a strict vegan or just looking for a healthy lunch option, salads bring fresh ingredients, intense flavours and creative combinations to any plate. Montreal in particular has a thriving green scene, including restaurants that specialize in vegan, organic, ethnic or just plain healthy salad selections. From Burmese to bistro-style, this list of Montreal salad spots will get you hungry for the crunch.

Lola Rosa Parc

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4581 av du parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4E4

Lola Rosa serves up delicious fare for vegans, vegetarians and omnivores at its two calm, bohemian-style locations in the Plateau and McGill University areas. The hearty Rosa Salad is a laundry list of tasty veggies and protein, including chick peas, avocado, feta, olives, orange and maple balsamic vinaigrette.

Crudessence

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

This raw vegan resto in the Plateau has a long list of veggies, smoothies and “classic” raw vegan dishes on the menu. On the salad front, the pad thai made with daikon and zucchini noodles is both flavourful and filling, while the house salad has just about every veggie you can think of.

Mandy's

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5033, rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H4A 1S8

This cozy, take-out focused salad bar offers a filling lunch or dinner on the go. Whether you sample some of the signature salads or make your own creation, Mandy’s has a diverse selection of salads to satisfy your tastebuds. Add cheese, tofu, meat or nuts to boost the protein content.

Restaurant Ruby Burma

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3685, boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2V5

Found on St-Laurent, Ruby Burma is the place to go for authentic Burmese food. A list of traditional salads can be shared or eaten as complete meals. Green tea leaf salad is a customer favourite, made from pickled tea leaves, crispy garlic, peanuts, assorted beans, tomato, lettuce and house-made dressing.

La Bistrote

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1510, rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, QC H3C 1L1

Serving up “meal salads” in Sud-Ouest, La Bistrote will not disappoint salad lovers looking to take their fix to the main course. Consider the Pacifique, with tuna salad, heart of palm, sundried tomatoes and chick peas, or the Santorini with feta, bacon, walnuts, apple, and a honey and apple cider vinaigrette.

Omnivore

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4351, boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Z8

With a menu that satisfies both herbivores and carnivores, this Mont-Royal resto serves up Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine in a peaceful, rustic setting. The long list of exotic salads, including fattouch, tabboule and fassolia, can be mixed and matched to make a filling meal.

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