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Crudessence

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105 Rachel st west, Montreal, Quebec H2T 1X3, Canada
(514)510-9299
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Voila my first experience at Crudessence and not my last! Cute little place, calm, smells good, friendly staff. Raw food made me feel a lot better after my drinking night! Next time (really soon!) I will try the desserts.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Rouyn-Noranda, Canada
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Voila my first experience at Crudessence and not my last! Cute little place, calm, smells good, friendly staff. Raw food made me feel a lot better after my drinking night! Next time (really soon!) I will try the desserts.

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Lancaster
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is definitely a place to try if you like the idea of raw food. It's amazing how great they can make food like that taste. You have to keep an open mind if you are not used to eating this food. It's not for people who need meat with every meal. I had the lasagne. It was amazing. My... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We've been to raw and vegan spots before. This small group of restos has a really interesting menu, and everything is well-made. The creator is an authority on raw-food, offers his classes and cookbooks - all worhwhile. Good food at an OK price. Service was smiling. Cleanliness was good. Most importantly, my wife likes it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I am meat eater, but this place was very pleasant surprise. Discovery plate for appetizer and tacos as a main dish delivered a lot of flavour and great gourmet experience. And the chlorophyll waster was also awesome.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Never knew raw food could taste so good. Absolutely delicious meals. Decadent desserts. Tiny and unpretentious venue on Rachel . Check out the new more spacious one on St Viateur.

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Victoria, BC
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Tiny place with great menu of delicious and filling food. Good service in both French and English. A little pricey, quite awkward to get to, because of road construction and several one way streets going in the same direction. Come at it from the north end and you should be fine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

As a raw foodist I can honestly say this is my all time favorite restaurant. I've tried so much vegan fare and this place is the best. I appreciate how things taste like the real thing. Like the BLT and tuna wraps. This place is just phenomenal.

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London Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've been a vegetarian for years, but never had food this wonderful. Since going to your restaurant about a year ago I have changed the way I eat. I bought your cookbook that day. The food is life affirming.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This was a great experience. Good was great, atmosphere was great. I'm not vegetarian at all and I still appreciated the food!! Beware the vegetable drinks.. they are surprising.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The restaurant was right around the corner from the art museum. We went for lunch and ate outside. I had a temph sandwich and my husband had a spinch crepe and son had a breakfast burrito. The food was fresh and the sauces and flavors were exciting. The fruit salad had fresh mint. My highlight was a chai latte with... More 

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Address: 105 Rachel st west, Montreal, Quebec H2T 1X3, Canada
Phone Number: (514)510-9299
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Average Prices: USD 13 - 17

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  • Address: 105 Rachel st west, Montreal, Quebec H2T 1X3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Neighborhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Phone Number: (514)510-9299

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 17

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Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Go native in Plateau Mont-Royal, where bespoke shopping, hip eateries, and wacky paint jobs attract locals and transplants alike, making it one of the city's most diverse and distinctly authentic experiences. A creative hub, Montreal's artistic elite pack the cafes along Rue Saint-Denis, where young painters and fashion designers draw inspiration from the playful murals and stately Victorian homes that dot the Plateau's side streets. Not a major sightseeing destination, a visit to Plateau Mont-Royal allows you to enjoy a local perspective, soaking in indie films, latte art, contemporary galleries, and the city's best bagels. A center of polyglot culture, Québécois accents mingle with shades of Portuguese, Greek, and Hebrew in the area's iconic Mile End district, where restaurants straddle chic designer boutiques, serving up chorizo and caldo verde. Friendliest to those on foot, it's a jungle of colorful awnings and sidewalk umbrellas, pedestrian walks and luxury shopping.