Crudessence is another vegan restaurant that has joined our favorite-list for Montreal. Organic and mostly raw, Crudessence has several locations. The one we frequent is downtown on Rue Mackay. For a raw restaurant, prices are high for Montreal but not too bad for being raw-focused. Portions are on the small side like most raw restaurants, so ordering more than one item is usually the case. With this posting, I’m sharing our favorites from Crudessence; however, we are still not done sampling the menu…
On one visit for brunch, Nick and I ordered several large smoothies and I also had an acai bowl that was extremely tasty but too small.
One dinner, Nick had the chef’s special chili, which became his new favorite chili in the city. It’s a fusion bowl of mostly cooked with some raw elements, making it delicious and nutritious.
I had a nut free raw Pad Thai made with daikon and zucchini noodles and a spicy tamarind sauce, topped with sprouted and dehydrated buckwheat and sprouts. It was super delicious! The portion wasn’t too bad, but I could have had more. It was definitely low-calorie so I ordered desserts afterward.
I had this plate of raw Banana Split all to myself. It was super yummy and I loved every bite to the end. The raw ice cream was chai and chocolate coconut-based ice cream. This dessert usually comes with raw (nut-based) brownies, but I substituted it with extra banana instead, topped with goji berries, cacao nibs, fresh raspberry and cashew sauce, the combo was scrumptious. Afterwards, I was definitely full and had packed in sufficient calories but still felt light and was energized.