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Crudessence

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Le Plateau Mont-Royal
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105 Rachel st west, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1G4, Canada
+1 514-510-9299
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Ottawa, Canada
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

I love Crudessence, I go to their Mackey location as often as I can. Because of the crazy Montreal traffic, we decided to go to their "Not too downtown" location, that is the one at Rachel. My first impression is small but cozy. There are seven 2 person tables there. The menu is exactly the same as the one in... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

The food is so amazing and fresh I come very often . After most intense training days . If you want quality vegan food you must visit this place for a bite to eat . You will not regret it at all .

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Thank carmel6996
Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

You don't need to be a vegetarian, a vegan or a raw food eater but only curious to check this place out! Honestly you won't be disappointed at all ( and I am truly a meat eater). All dishes are so tasty, so creative and so visually beautiful on your plate! I can only recommend the pesto lasagna and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2015

This place is very cute, with a wonderful menu - smoothies and desserts especially - if you are a chocolate lover this is the place to go as it's all dairy-free and vegan! My favorite was Cacao smoothie and Brownie. The cacao smoothie is heaven. Miso soup was also nice, the main menu is mainly raw food, so if you... More 

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109 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Even if you are not vegan, you will enjoy this food. It fills you up and keeps you full for a long time. I ate around 3pm and had no need for dinner later! Also, their coffee smoothie is very good, and it keeps you awake for sure. I though I would need a "real" cup of coffee to keep... More 

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Paris, France
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171 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2015

BEST MEAL I had in Canada during my three week stay!!! I just happened upon this place by chance, and was so delighted by the meal that I really wish I could have gone back and eaten here every day, but it was a bit far from where I was staying! Beauitful presentation of the meal, fresh and healthy products,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

I went here quite by accident. After a long day of walking around Mont Royal I just wanted to eat and enjoy a drink. Crudessence certainly offered both. The woman behind the counter was very nice and helpful. I had a tuna wrap and a ginger smoothie. I have to say that although the wrap was well made I could... More 

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Rouyn-Noranda, Canada
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

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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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $17
Cuisine
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 Rachel st west, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1G4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Neighborhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 514-510-9299

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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.
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