Canada's new food guideline just came out, and it's been totally turned on its head. Among other things, the guide emphasizes the importance of a plant-based diet, with a new insistence on non-meat proteins. The guide also states that Canadians don't eat enough whole grains or vegetables and consume too much sugar.\nFor some, plant-based diets are becoming an attractive alternative. For others, vegetarian and vegan diets seem boring, unsatisfying, or too difficult. To help Montrealers get a better idea of what a diet based mostly on plants, legumes, and whole grains looks like, I've compiled a list of delicious vegetarian-and-vegan-friendly restaurants.\nREAD ALSO: Canada's Controversial New Food Guide Was Just Released And The Government Is Asking You To Eat A Lot Less Meat\nTL;DR Canada's food guide is asking for more plant-based proteins. Below is a list of vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Montreal, organized by neighbourhood, that will make you fall in love with meat-free meals.\nOld Port\nView this post on Instagram Avez-vous hâte au Réveillon du jour de l’an? En attendant, voici deux de nos délicieuses entrées chaudes qui se retrouvent sur notre menu 7 services du 31 décembre! 🎄🎅🏻 1) Tofu braisé lentement, nouilles de pomme de terre et sauce indonésienne Rendang 😍 2) Satay de shiitake, trempette et salade de concombre 🥒🌱 N’oubliez pas de réserver à l’avance car les places sont limitées! 🙏🏻 . . . . . . #vegan #veganfood #plantbased #mtlresto #healthy #healthyvegan #foodie #healthylifestyle #vegandinner #delicious A post shared by Invitation V bistro (@invitation_v) on Dec 24, 2018 at 9:17am PST\nInvitation V\nWhere: 201 St Jacques St, Montreal\nWhat: Invitation V is an upscale vegan bistro in the Old Port. They pride themselves on making thoughtfully-sourced, cruelty-free, delicious dishes, like vegan bourguignon.\nWhen: Brunch, lunch, and dinner.\nCheck them out here!\nHochelaga\nView this post on Instagram Demain matin, on t’attend, toi et ton lendemain veille! Arrive en pyjama, prend un dej et on t’offre le café de ton choix! Bonne année! #goantidote #hochelagamaisonneuve #govegane #bonneannée A post shared by GoAntidote! (@goantidote) on Dec 31, 2018 at 12:31pm PST\nAntidote\nWhere: 459 Ontario St E, Montreal\nWhat: Antidote is an awesome vegan bistro and wine bar in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. They serve veggie-rich dishes you never knew could be vegan, like burgers and BLTS. Definitely check them out!\nWhen: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.\nCheck out their website here!\nPlateau\nView this post on Instagram Best #thaipas of #Montréal ! #5a7Chuchai #restaurantchuchai #mtlfood #mtlhappyhours A post shared by Restaurant ChuChai (@restaurantchuchai) on Aug 25, 2015 at 5:19am PDT\nChuChai\nWhere: 4088 St Denis St, Montreal\nWhat: This fantastic thai restaurant is totally vegan, and they have the most convinving soy meat you will ever try. Their sauces are seriously fantastic as well.\nWhen: Lunch and dinner. Closed Sundays and Mondays.\nCheck them out here!\nView this post on Instagram #Vegan #pizza All Vegan all the time! Always made in house. #pizza #carbs #lunch #dinner #brunch #weekend #saturday #whatveganseat #carbs #gluten #vegansofig #vegansofinstagram #nyc #seattle #govegan #veganfood #veganfoodporn #eat #foodie #weekend #montreal #mtl #crueltyfree #dairyfree #delicious #Vegano tm A post shared by Vegano (@veganomontreal) on Dec 1, 2018 at 1:39pm PST\nVegano\nWhere: 1999 Mont-Royal Ave E, Montreal\nWhat: Vegano is a vegan Italian restaurant in the Plateau. That's right, you heard correctly: a VEGAN italian place. The best part is that it's bring-your-own-wine. If vegan pesto can't convince you that eating less dairy is possible, I don't know what will.\nWhen: Breakfast and lunch on weekdays; breakfast, lunch, and dinner on weekends. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.\nCheck out their website here!\nView this post on Instagram Chers clients, Nous vous remercions pour cette belle année de rires et de bons moments. Venez nous voir une dernière fois avant nos vacances! Il nous reste quelques places avant les fêtes! Veuillez noter que nous prenons des vacances à partir du 24 décembre et revenons le 9 janvier pour une nouvelle année de délices et de sourires! Joyeuses fêtes! ❤️🍱 ——— Dear clients, Thank you immensely for this beautiful year of laughter and good times. Come see us one last time before our holidays! We still have some places before the holidays! Please note that we are taking a holiday from December 24th and returning on January 9th for a new year of delights and smiles! Happy Holidays! ❤️🍱 #vegan #plantpowered #sushimomomtl #vegansushi #komomomtl A post shared by Sushi Momo vegan (@sushimomomtl) on Dec 20, 2018 at 1:14pm PST\nSushi Momo\nWhere: 3609 St Denis St, Montreal\nWhat: Two words: vegan. sushi. Sushi Momo is seriously one of the best places to eat sushi in Montreal, whether or not you're vegan. Their fare is super creative, light, and delicious.\nWhen: Lunch and dinner. Closed Monday and Tuesday.\nCheck out their website here!\nRosemont / La Petite Patrie\nView this post on Instagram Pierogies: lentilles rouges, pommes de terre Yukon, noix de coco rôtie, tamarin, yogourt, coriandre, légumes de saison red lentil, Yukon gold, roasted coconut, tamarind, yogurt, cilantro, seasonal vegetables #restaurantsantabarbara #mtl #dinner #dinnerout #rosemontpetitepatrie A post shared by Restaurant Santa Barbara (@restaurantsantabarbara) on Jul 8, 2018 at 12:50pm PDT\nSanta Barbara\nWhere: 6696 Saint Vallier, Montréal\nWhat: Santa Barbara is a neighborhood favourite that serves up creative vegetarian takes on classic food, but they are also self-described as "carnivore-friendly."\nWhen: Dinner on weekdays. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on weekends. Closed on Monday.\nCheck out their website!\nSaint Michel\nVia Restaurant Phổ Đà Sơn\nPhổ Đà Sơn\nWhere: 3343 Jarry Est, Montréal\nWhat: This fantastic buffet restaurant serves vegetarian Vietnamese food, including all of your comfort-food classics. The best part is that they're super affordable, which makes eating healthy, delicious food a lot easier on the wallet.\nWhen: From 9:30 am – 9:00 pm everyday.\nRead more here!\nMile End\nView this post on Instagram Joy A post shared by LaLumiereDuMileEnd~KGabriel (@lalumieredumile) on Jan 22, 2019 at 7:34am PST\nLa Lumière du Mile End\nWhere: 214 rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal\nWhat: La Lumière du Mile End is a café in, you guessed it, the Mile End. They serve up hearty vegetarian meals and a wide selection of coffees. A great find for these cold days.\nWhen: Lunch and dinner.\nCheck them out on Facebook here!\nView this post on Instagram Hummus where the heart is. 🍴♥️ A post shared by Birona Hummus Bar 🍲🍷 (@bironahummus) on Jan 22, 2019 at 7:25am PST\nBirona\nWhere: 5417 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal\nWhat: Birona claims to have the largest selection of hummus in the world and, honestly, I believe them. Their dishes are colourful takes on Mediterranian cuisine. They don't serve exclusively vegetarian dishes, but they have quite a few options for those who want to try plant-based proteins.\nWhen: Lunch and dinner, everyday. Lunch only on Sundays.\nCheck out their website!\nRestaurants with several locations across Montreal\nView this post on Instagram Monday fun-day 🥙❤️ #bestfalafelintown A post shared by La Panthère Verte Restaurants (@lapanthereverte) on Nov 26, 2018 at 2:18pm PST\nPanthère Verte\nWhere: 6 locations in Montreal\nWhat: La Panthère Verte is a Montreal vegan classic. Their uber-healthy menu features dishes like tempeh bowls and fresh soups. They're particularly well-known for their falafel.\nWhen: Lunch and dinner.\nCheck them out here!\nView this post on Instagram Satisfy all your cravings, whether it be sweet or salty you know it'll always be fresh! #justliv#livthemoment #salads #montreal #mileend #westmount #rockland #vegan #vegetarian #glutenfree #health A post shared by LIV (@livsalades) on Jan 22, 2019 at 11:34am PST\nLIV Salads\nWhere: 3 locations in Montreal\nWhat: Liv Salad is a favourite in the Mile End, where they first began. They offer a wide selection of dishes, with generous helpings of vegetables. Many of their ingredients are sourced right from their garden, located on the roof.\nWhen: Lunch and dinner.\nCheck out their website!\nView this post on Instagram 💥CONCOURS/GIVEAWAY💥 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 100$ gift card to win at Lola Rosa 🌹 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To participate, you must: 1️⃣ like that post 2️⃣ follow our page @LolaRosaMontreal and our partner @culte_ig 3️⃣ tag 2 to 4 friends with who you would like to go to Lola Rosa! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ *For an additional chance to win, share this post in your story! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Giveaway ends on december 10th 2018 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 100$ à gagner en carte cadeau chez Lola Rosa ! 🌹 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pour participer, vous devez: 1️⃣ liker le post 2️⃣ vous abonner à notre compte @LolaRosaMontreal et à celui de notre partenaire @culte_ig 3️⃣ tagger 2 à 4 amis avec qui vous voudriez aller manger au Lola Rosa! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ *Pour une chance supplémentaire, partager le post dans votre story! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Le concours se terminera le 10 Décembre 2018 . . #giveaway #mtlf00d #montrealesque #feedmemontreal #mtlfood #mtlblog #narcityquebec #tastemontreal #livemontreal #yelpmtl #restomontreal #mtlmoments #montrealonly #veggie #nomeat #vegetarian #veg #vegeterianrecipes #vegeterianfood #healtyfood A post shared by Lola Rosa (@lolarosamontreal) on Dec 3, 2018 at 8:58am PST\nLola Rosa\nWhere: 4 locations accross Montreal\nWhat: This is a popular haunt among students all over the city. Its Milton location in particular is always filled to the brim at lunch and dinner. They serve up a host of comfort-food options (mac n' cheese! burritos!), as well as delicious soups and salads. As an added bonus, some locations offer brunch on Sundays.\nWhen: Brunch, lunch, and dinner.\nRead more here!\nView this post on Instagram Dinner date at LOV 🙏🏼 (On the picture : Protein burger) A post shared by LOV Restaurant (@lovrestaurant) on Nov 29, 2018 at 1:34pm PST\nLOV\nWhere: One location in the Old Port and one downtown\nWhat: LOV is one of the most aesthetically pleasing restaurants in Montreal, and it has been featured in more than one Instagram feed. They serve light meals, pastries, coffee, and cocktails. A great place for brunch or dinner with your girlfriends.\nWhen: Brunch, lunch, dinner.\nExplore their website!\nView this post on Instagram A salad a day keeps the doctor away 🥗😃 Healthy life ✨ @venicemtl #venicemtl #detox #healthy #salad #greens #soup comfortfood #eatyourgreens #glutenfree #vegan #healthyliving #mtlmoments #lunch #takeout #mtlblogger #mtlblog #love #❤️ A post shared by ⛱🌺😎ᵛᴱᴺᴵᶜᴱ 🌴🌊☀️ (@venicemtl) on Jan 10, 2019 at 6:19am PST\nVenice\nWhere: 3 locations across Montreal\nWhat: Though not exclusively vegetarian, Venice is known for its salads and poké bowls. Their delicious, rainbow-coloured meals are great examples of how to eat according to the new guidelines.\nWhen: Lunch and dinner.\nFind the locations nearest you here!\n@copperbranchembedded via\nCopper Branch\nWhere: Several locations accross the city\nWhat: Copper Branch is totally plant-based and great for a lunch pit-stop. Their meals are full of wonderful, healthy ingredients. They have super fun dishes, like their General Copper Branch Bowls, and comforting soups. A vegan classic!\nWhen: Lunch and dinner.\nCheck them out here!\nHappy (an healthy) eating Montreal!