Farm-to-Restaurant Love Story: Quebec Restaurants on Healthy Relationships and Heartbreak

Farm to restaurant love story

When you think "farm-to-table" or "farm-to-restaurant," do pictures of happy animals and vegetables and delicious meals come to mind? But what happens behind the scenes when the romance takes a backseat to bottom lines and misunderstandings? Even with the best of intentions, … [Read more...]

Montreal Vegan Throwndown: Aux Vivres vs. Crudessence

Montreal Vegan Throwdown-4

Montreal Vegan Throwdown: Aux Vivres | Crudessence  7 out of 10 | 8 out of 10 THE CRITERIA: flavour, vegan innovation, and price THE CATEGORIES: Best burger, best wrap, best juice/smoothie, best service, best dessert I know this is maybe not a fair comparison, since Aux … [Read more...]

Marmite Su’l Feu: Reunion Island Fare at the Atwater Market


You can get more than (albeit delicious) pork buns, lobster rolls, charcuteries, and underwhelming rotisserie chicken and paella at the Atwater Market this year. Crudessence moved in with its smoothies and raw food wraps and cheesecakes, along with a sausage kiosque from La … [Read more...]

Interview with Montreal Raw Food Potluck Organizer and “Raw In Montreal” Owner Ildiko Brunner

Raw Food Potluck

Last Friday on CKUT 90.3FM I spoke with Ildiko Brunner about raw food - what it is, the health benefits she's seen, and the raw food potlucks that happen monthly at the Crudessence loft in the Montreal. Far from talking to a preacher, I was thrilled to be able to discuss the ups … [Read more...]

Montreal’s Best Desserts Results!

Thanks to everyone who got in touch with me about their favourite Montreal dessert places, and especially thanks to the special people who ate a ton of cake with/for me. There are still half-pieces of maybe 8 desserts in my fridge, so my roommate has his breakfast work cut out … [Read more...]