Beware: this post contains traces of yummy and other mouthwatering content… Decidedly, Notre-Dame Street and the Griffintown neighborhood are getting better every day. Between the antique dealers, the Atwater Market and the typical smoked meat and French fries Delis that give Notre-Dame Street its unique Montreal style, you can find a growing number of boutiques and stores filled with discoveries and pleasures.
Strolling around, I recently made this find worth talking about. It consists of a 100% vegetarian restaurant called Bonnys, named after its chef Bonnie Tees. She offers at her restaurant a gastronomical vegetarian cuisine, that showcases the freshness and tastes of local and seasonal products, while giving a strong preference to organically grown foods. Bonnie also puts in display a strong culinary knowledge, of which it would be crazy to go without. She is a graduate from both the New York Natural Gourmet Institute and the Institute of Macrobiotic, in Switzerland. After her studies, she worked in the kitchens of renowned vegetarian chefs in Europe and in the United States. Bonnys offers a diversified menu, in which you’ll find a large choice of dishes inspired from the many corners of the world. For example, they prepare a delicious ricotta tofu lasagna, a black beans, quinoa and sweet potatoes chili, a Mexican plate, and all kinds of wraps, veggie burgers, enchiladas, soups and salads. In addition, their many desserts are all more mouthwatering than the other, including a carrot cake topped with cashew and maple syrup icing. The restaurant’s pledge to use fresh and seasonal products, and to prepare homemade dishes containing a strong dose of love, also implies a changing menu that you’ll enjoy rediscovering all year round. So, be it for a gastronomical and healthy lunch, a cup of coffee accompanied with one of their delicious organic multigrain and chocolate chip muffin, for a dinner with friends that share your love for healthy and gastronomical cuisine or for their catering services, don’t wait and visit Bonnie’s team. They will greet you in their ne0-hippy joint with love and passion. Bonnys is open Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. They are closed on Sunday for a well deserved rest. Bonnys is located at 1748, Notre-Dame Street West, basically a stone’s throw away from the Bassins du Havre and the Lowney. Enjoy! Kimi