As if dating wasn’t already an ordeal, what with checking your breath doesn’t smell and that they turn out to actually be the person in the photograph, try adding eating healthy to the mix.\nKnowing that a bagel from Montreal’s famous St-Viateur Bagel and a poutine at La Banquise aren’t going to cut it; the question is, where do you take the health-food lover in your life?\nLucky for us, we are spoilt for choice, as Montreal boasts many healthy restaurants, and being a bit of a health guru and foodie myself, I would be more than happy to share with you 12 great places to take that healthy eater in your life. Places that not only serve good-for-you-food, but also create that special date atmosphere that you are looking for.\nA photo posted by Un Parisien à Montréal (@kentochmontreal) on Feb 15, 2016 at 6:57am PST\n1. Café Santropol\n3990 rue Saint-Urbain\nNow I know what your thinking: how could I suggest sandwiches for a date? On top of providing fresh organic produce in the form of sandwiches, soups and chili, this cute café also serves up raw and gluten-free desserts to die for! As well as an extra special atmosphere under the fairy lights on their hidden terrace out back, I was actually taken here for a date myself and was pleasantly surprised. And I am not talking about my date...\nFacebook\nA photo posted by Chanel (@missc.3500) on Feb 1, 2016 at 9:00pm PST\n2. Lola Rosa\n545 Rue Milton\nThis vegetarian restaurant, offering vegan and gluten-free alternatives, has stunning dish presentation, as well as a few hidden treasures. Literally at the tables, you will find drawers in which customers can leave messages for the next person to find and enjoy. Therefore if you start feeling that the conversation is running dry, just reach into your drawer and you are sure to find something to talk about.\nFacebook\nA photo posted by Chloé (@chloedesiles) on Jun 16, 2013 at 4:51pm PDT\n3. Rumi\n198 Rue Hutchison\nThis award-winning restaurant masters the art of Middle Eastern cuisine, and is located on the border of Mile End and Outremont. It has a terrace as well as organic and authentic cuisine. Especially nice for those of you who like to share dishes and try something new and exotic.\nFacebook\nA photo posted by Raphaelle Salko (@raphaelle.salko) on Apr 23, 2016 at 6:19pm PDT\n4. Picnic on Mont Royal\nNow there is nothing more romantic than a homemade picnic. One way of making an impression and catering to a specific eating requirement is making it yourself, or at least putting it together yourself. Rachelle-Béry health stores are dotted all over Montreal and offer a wide array of healthy prepared foods for you to simply chuck in a basket and sweep your date away.\nFacebook\nA photo posted by Carolane T.G. ? (@turcaro_) on Feb 7, 2016 at 7:37am PST\n5. Invitation V\n254 Rue Bernard O\nThis vegan bistro serves internationally-inspired vegan food, all of which is grown daily on the premises. Invitation V offers an urban atmosphere coupled with dishes to tantalize all different tastes from around the world. Therefore perfect for those that love travel and in keeping with animal rights.\nFacebook\nA photo posted by @mikekaa on May 4, 2016 at 9:59am PDT\n6. Régine Café\n1840 Rue Beaubien Est\nNow I'll admit, this place can be as healthy as it can be unhealthy. But it’s all about choices, and it's a perfect compromise for those who aren’t as healthy as their date. The atmosphere is fun and full of imagination and perfect for Sunday Brunch. It offers gluten-free alternatives and an array of organic choices.\nFacebook\nA photo posted by James Kohli (@jameskohli) on Apr 25, 2015 at 8:33am PDT\n7. Le Sain Bol\n5095 Rue Fabre\nLe Sain Bol prides themselves in serving local and biological produce, as well as catering for all, including those with specific food intolerances. The menu is also created and renewed on a daily bases, so if you are a returning customer, you’re sure to have a new selection which is always fun. This is perfect for those who value local dishes or even for an outsider seeking a Quebec experience.\nFacebook\nA photo posted by Nicola Hill (@nickys.nutrition) on Apr 10, 2016 at 12:04pm PDT\n8. L’Ominvore\n4351 Boul St-Laurent\nThis Middle Eastern style restaurant in the heart of the Plateau offers everything from herbivore salads to carnivore plates. I would highly recommend ordering to go and enjoying your unique, fresh dishes as an intimate picnic in one of the nearby parks, such as Parc Saint-Laurent.\nFacebook\nA photo posted by Nicole Duff (@nicoleduff123) on Apr 13, 2016 at 3:51pm PDT\n9. Crudessence\n2157 Rue Mackey\nCrudessence is a healthy choice offering a raw, vegan and gluten-free menu. Not only is this one of the healthiest options on my list, it is also great for an evening date offering a bar with organic wine in an urban setting.\nFacebook\nA photo posted by Restaurant ChuChai (@restaurantchuchai) on Aug 24, 2015 at 10:58am PDT\n10. ChuChai\n4088 Rue Saint-Denis\nThis is the best choice restaurant on my list for a late night out, with its hip atmosphere, fine cuisine and cocktail list. An Asian vegetarian restaurant with a twist, offering faux duck, chicken and shrimp for those who want the meat taste without the actual meat.\nFacebook\nA photo posted by Henriette Huynh (@hh_color) on Jun 28, 2015 at 11:44am PDT\n11. La Lumière Du Mile End\n214 Bernard O.\nA small but cozy café, offering vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free choices for brunch. It has a true Montreal atmosphere with local art and vintage posters covering the walls. Perfect for an interesting day date.\nFacebook\nA photo posted by Anne-Marie Archambault (@archambaultam) on Apr 7, 2016 at 2:53pm PDT\n12. Résonance Café\n5175a avenue du parc\nRésonance Café sells everything from coffee to cocktails, open till midnight and has live jazz and blues music. Therefore if you are looking for an artistic, vegan and vibrant atmosphere, this is the place for you!\nFacebook\nAdd mtlblog on Snapchat.