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Tuesday night Vegetarian friendly on budget?

OliverB Nov 2, 2011 07:33 AM

A friend is coming to stay over next Tuesday evening and he's on a tight budget.

Not student eating or fast food, say $35 p/p requisite.

I'm happy to treat him to something on the lower end if anyone has recommendations for a good meal avg $25-30 without drink. Kazu is an option and what I was planning but not sure how vegtarian friendly their daily menu as it's constantly rotating. I've usually seen at least several options, I think.

Wondering if anyone has other suggestions though... I don't think he does fish at all. Strictly veg.

Was thinking Magpie could work or something like Della Nonna on Amherst or Casareccia on Sherbrooke. Any other affordable but quality/fresh/homemade Italian? I normally don't bother with these kind of places as it's something I'll frequently make at home (ocassionally do Italian only at special restaurants) so not sure what's out there. Not the most interesting cuisine to me locally.

Any good morrocan or ethnic? Chinatown is an option but a bit boring imo.

What about veg Indian in Parc Ex - Mahli, Bombay Mahal: what's best?

Last option is pho on Cote Des Neiges but hoping for some other suggestions as well.

What's a good compromise within the avg $25-35 range, preferably on the lower end of that scale?


  1. kpzoo Nov 2, 2011 07:58 AM

    Moti Mehal on Jean-Talon & L'Acadie is amazing, very inexpensive, BYOB, and has plenty of vegetarian options. Faves include channa samosa and cholay.

    Moti Mehal
    1024 Rue Jean-Talon Ouest, Montreal, QC H3N, CA

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      Maximilien Nov 2, 2011 08:09 AM

      Waht about Kaza Maza (Parc ave.).

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        OliverB Nov 2, 2011 08:17 AM

        Good call on Kaza Maza, forgot about that one!

        Have never tried Moti Mehal, is that in Parc Ex?

        I think that's enough to chose from... thanks!

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        1. re: OliverB
          kpzoo Nov 2, 2011 08:21 AM

          Yes, Jean-Talon & L'Acadie is at the western edge of Park Ex/Little India.

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          unlaced Nov 2, 2011 08:47 AM

          Su Shian Yuang, on the Plateau, might be an option - the menu is completely vegetarian and is quite different from most everything else available in Montreal. It may be a little simple for what you are after, but I'll put it out there just in case!


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            montrealwaitress Nov 2, 2011 10:53 AM

            My husband is a strict vegetarian and we rarely spend more than 35$/pp on meals (unless we indulge in that extra cocktail).
            We eat well for that at:
            Kazu, while perfect for what you're looking for is closed on Tuesdays.
            Imadake - we split a ton of stuff, ramen, salads, tofu, etc plus a beer or two each. It's good fun.
            Magpie is good, but for the money, I would go to Bottega on St. Zotique.
            A feast can be had at Moti Mehal, Curry and Naan or Maison Indian Curry (is it currently closed for renos?) for 40$ including drinks.

            Moti Mehal
            1024 Rue Jean-Talon Ouest, Montreal, QC H3N, CA

            65 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montreal, QC H2S1K7, CA

            1862 Sainte-Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H3H 1M1, CA

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