Quebec: Recommended Eats for Dairy-Free Diners

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Updated in 2021 – we’re just getting started! We’ve created this ever-growing guide to restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and ice cream shops in Quebec that are friendly to dairy-free diners. It’s a collection based on research and reader recommendations (send yours!), that’s divided into local restaurants (first) and chains (second).

Note: You can ignore the date on this post going forward. We’ll update the information below whenever we’re alerted to a new restaurant recommendation, change, or closure. 

Sophie Sucree is an all vegan bakery in Montreal serving beautiful baked goods!

Local Quebec Restaurants Recommended for Dairy-Free Eats

We’ve listed these recommendations alphabetically by city, and then by the restaurant or shop name.

⭐️ = Restaurant is either dairy-free, has a dairy-free menu, has dairy-free labels on their menu(s), or lists top allergens with menu items. (At the time of our last review.)

Montreal

  • Arepera – Arepas are a naturally gluten-free, sandwich type item, but they are sometimes made with dairy. Fortunately, this shop makes vegan options, and can make many of their arepas dairy-free.
  • Pâtisserie Petit Lapin ⭐️ – It doesn’t get any more adorable and perfect than this allergy-friendly bakery. This French pastry-inspired little shop opened in early 2014, and was quickly praised with numerous positive reviews. The staff at Patisserie Petit Lapin carefully bakes cupcakes, macarons, madeleins, donuts, cream puffs, and custom cakes, all without peanuts, tree nuts, sesame seeds, milk, eggs, seafood, soy, wheat, sulphites, and mustard.
  • Schwartz’s Deli – Bread, mustard, and house-smoked meats, made daily. The sandwiches are that simple at this kosher-friendly deli. They reportedly offer gluten-free bread, too.
  • Sophie Sucrée ⭐️ – This vegan patisserie makes every treat imaginable, from cupcakes to cheesecakes to truffles. They also make croissants and other savory baked goods. And they cater to various special diet needs with gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free options.

Most Popular Chains in Quebec for Dairy-Free Diners

There are many more chains in this state, but these are the ones we recommend most for dairy-free options.

Quebec-Only Chains

National Chains

This Guide is Continuously Updated with Recommendations

We welcome you to recommend other dairy-free friendly restaurants. Leave a comment or contact us and tell us why you like a certain restaurant. Restaurant owners and employees are also invited to reach out and let us know how you welcome dairy-free customers.

Please kindly let us know in the comments if any of these restaurants close. We want to keep this list current for you, but aren’t always notified when a restaurant closes. Let us know and we will quickly update!

This Guide is for Informational Purposes Only

Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, and restaurants are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure that they can accommodate your situation.

There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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