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“Surprising, healthy meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Propulsion: Cantine Vegetalienne

Propulsion: Cantine Vegetalienne
1303 Sainte-Catherine Est St, Montreal, Quebec H2L 2H4, Canada
+1 514-664-1113
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Ranked #58 of 4,562 Restaurants in Montreal
Price range: $5 - $13
Cuisines: Vegan, Vegetarian, Sandwiches
Dining options: Takeout, Late Night
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Dining options: Takeout, Late Night
1 review
“Surprising, healthy meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

We went here for dinner on a Sunday night. It's a small space with an old airplane wing pressed into service as a bar -- great decorations.

The menu is a little hard to process, but here's the deal: you've got sandwiches that always have tempeh plus a great sauce/spread. I had a lentil curry sandwich that almost reminded me of a sloppy joe. It was cold, but it was also vaguely citrusy, which fit well.

They've also got mix bowls. Pick a grain and the sauce/spread, and you get a bibimbap-like bowl to eat as you please.

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English first
Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Inventive and delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Had a pesto and quinoa dinner (with beets, asparagus, and avocado) that was really flavorful. There was nothing bland or strident about the food at this restaurant; it didn't feel like some vegetarian places that are almost medicinal with their menu. What I mean is, you could eat here even if you weren't a vegetarian and really, really enjoy it. I am a vegetarian, for what it's worth, and I loved it! Friendly staff as well.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Tiny restaurant, big flavor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Our B&B hosts indicated that Propulsion was relatively new, and that since they were recently vegetarian, they were eager to try it. We thought we would scoop them. And we were thrilled! It's located in a tiny storefront, and the decor consists of bit of old airplane salvage (we ate on a piece of old wing!) and aviator accessories. We each had one of their vegetarian bowls -- mine was a puree of tomato and eggplant (Tomate-Aubergine) served with quinoa plus cauliflower and zucchini on the side. (For the bowls, you choose the base, the grain, and the side vegetables.) It was wonderfully flavorful, and presented very artfully as well. We followed up with an unusual but tasty cake (again, you choose the base, the frosting, and the fruits): chocolate-banana cake with an avocado frosting plus bananas and kiwis. Definitely not run-of-the-mill, and definitely worth it!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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