Best Montreal Vietnamese Restaurant | Le Petit Sao | Temps d’un Café
The Best Montreal Vietnamese Restaurant | Le Petit Sao | Temps d’un Café perfect for vegeterians and vegans!
Montreal has been knows for his many coffee shops and delicious restaurants. However, for some unknown reasons, finding a delicious Vietnamese restaurants vegan friendly is very hard. Indeed, the famous pho soup is often made with beef broth and you could rarely find a vegeterian option. Luckily, a newbie in town changed the game and finally created authentic Vietnamese food perfect for vegans! Find out about the Best Montreal Vietnamese Restaurant | Le Petit Sao | Temps d’un Café.
Best Vegan Friendly Montreal Vietnamese Restaurant
The everyday struggle: finding a vegeterian Pho soup in Montreal
Montreal has been know for its restaurants and many coffee shops. However, for some unknown reasons, I am still struggling at finding vegeterian pho soups on the island. The traditional Vietnamese restaurants usually have one broth option with is far from being vegeterian. Lucky for me, I’ve recently discovered the perfect place! Le Petit Sao came to Montreal 2-3 years ago (not quite sure when exactly), and made us discover real authentic Vietnamese food through colourful and stylish plates. We were quite lucky to try it just before leaving Montreal for more than a month. Find out about my experience at Le Petit Sao, the best Montreal Vietnamese restaurant!
Le Petit Sao, 4 restaurants around Montreal
Le Petit Sao has honestly been a match made in heaven for me. It has been growing quite well since it first started and you can now find it at 4 different locations . They are located in Île-des-Soeurs, Pointe-Saint-Charles, Atwater market and in the Old Port of Montreal. Le Petit Sao has been offering many amazing vegeterian and unique Vietnamese options. They obviously kept some traditional meat items, but still added a great list for vegans.
Unique but still authentic
Their menu is the perfect size, not too big but not too small. Instead, they focus on specific things to make sure the quality and taste are always the same. You will find a VERY colourful menu full of fresh and delicious ingredients. Their vegan spring rolls made with grilled tofu, avocado and red cabbage, has been a game changer for me. Le Petit Sao also added some tasteful bowls with meat but also with tofu and tempeh. Like their famous vegan General Tao, named General Sao, the Montrealer really thought of everything and everyone. You could also go with a Vietnamese baguette sandwich with tofu and vegetables. In other words, your options are unlimited!
I know what you’re wondering, did they kept the traditional taste by changing all of these elements? The answer is YES, they totally did which surprised me even more. I would usually give you my favourite item on the menu, but quite honestly, the whole menu was phenomenal. Which is why I keep saying that Le Petit Sao is without a doubt the best Montreal Vietnamese restaurant!
They also made me try the Vietnamese Coffee wich is basically a cold-brewed coffee with ice and condensed milk. This is something I’ve always enjoyed drinking in Asia because of how refreshing it is. Side note, condensed milk in my drink is a secret obsession!
Le Petit Sao, a stylish space to snap your next Instagram picture
Le Petit Sao is not just famous for their delicious food but also for their amazing interior design. In fact, everything in this restaurant has been very well thought. To the cute pastel chopsticks, terrazzo perfect bowls and even the straws, everything is beautiful and perfect for your feed. The interior design of the Old Port location is a bit retro which is something I love so so much. If you want some Insta babe pictures, the location in Pointe-Saint-Charles is also a great place for that. However, if you don’t have time to sit down and enjoy your meal, Le Petit Sao created the perfect picnic box so you can grab your food and eat it anywhere.
In other words, JUST TRY IT! I can say without a doubt that this place will become you’re new craving and obsession.
On our table
Mama Thi’s Chicken Traditional Nems (fried) 8.40 CAD
Spring Rolls Tofu Cuon 2 for 7 CAD
Viet Papaya Salad with Shrimps Chips 8 CAD + 3 CAD
Island Bowl with Grilled Tofu 16.95 CAD
Fried Cauliflower General Sao 15.50 CAD
Banh Mi Le Bouddhiste (Tofu) 10.95 CAD