November 12, 2011

Restaurant Review: Aux Vivres

Matthew and I hit up a restaurant today, Aux Vivres in Montreal. If you're a vegan who finds themselves in Montreal, this is apparently the place to go.

I have to apologize in advance for the less than stellar photography, I took it on my Ipod, whose camera is very noisesome. Bear with me!

So First Matthew got some Parathas for an appetizer, which were not gluten free, so I couldn't test them. Though he ate them with much gusto!

They came with a veggie butter dipping/spreading sauce, which he says was absolutely excellent.

I didn't get an appetizer, because I was saving up for dessert, which is to come!

So for the main course, I got the "Dragon Bowl" and chose the option with grilled tempeh. It looked like this:
It had brown rice in the bottom, and grated carrots, beets, red cabbage, and sprouts. I think there were also some Daikon radish in there. The tempeh was grilled to PERFECTION, and the dragon sauce was INCREDIBLE. The brown rice and salad it was on top of was brown rice and salad, so there's really not too much there to go over, it's hard to screw up brown rice and lettuce, haha.
Matthew got a Gyro, which he says (from the perspective of an omnivore) was one of the best gyros he's ever had, vegan or otherwise. It was made with Seitan, so I can't say whether or not this is true for myself.

We shared some roobois tea, which was divine.
For dessert, I had the only GF pie/cake offering, which was a banana chocolate pie on a nut/date crust. It was awesome! I need to reverse engineer this one! So creamy and rich!
Matthew got a brownie, which he says was delicious, but a bit dry. He said that since the rest of the food was so excellent, he's giving the brownie the benefit of the doubt, and saying it was probably just an off brownie.

So Aux Vivres was awesome! It was a bit pricey for us (but we're cheapos) and our two meals, with Matthew's appetizer, and his coffee, our tea, and our desserts, came to 51$, which isn't terrible, but as I said, we don't really go out to expensive places (we usually spend about 25$ for the two of us when we go out). However, the food was awesome! I recommend it if you find yourself in Montreal!


  1. That veggie butter dipping sauce looks delicious! :) what a cool idea to do reviews on restaurants and stuff. cute blog! :)

    xo, Samantha

  2. Be careful with Aux Vivres- I've had reactions off things on their gluten-free menu.

    That said, the dragon bowl is one of my absolute favourite things in the world.