[Vegetarian: Le Comptoir Végétarien @The Pepin Shop] Veggie Swag

espace pepin mtl food snob blog  15We all thought we’d never recover from La Récréation’s closing. In tears, we wondered, when and where in Montreal would we again enjoy such fine lunch served in a Zen yet avant-garde, setting?

Thankfully for us, the counter at the back of the Pepin Shop has reopened, and it is better than ever. 100% vegetarian and even vegan friendly, the healthy gluttonous stop has even converted my carnivorous self.

With a name that leaves no room for ambiguity, Le Comptoir Végétarien is catered by le Kitchen – a healthy caterer who works with a local produce supplier to bring you quality meals you’d be proud to serve to your mother-in-law. For today’s menu, they prepared us quite the lovely trilogy.espace pepin mtl food snob blog  1To warm up, we were greeted with a comforting potato soup – creamy, with a hint of dill.

That was followed by a light soba salad made of buckwheat noodles, edamame, and a sweet coconut-peanut-ginger sauce. A lovely touch of the orient under a sea of western spinach – I’d highly recommend you give this salad a try.

Finally, the ultimate tagine came out from the kitchen. A mountain of couscous and slow-cooked vegetables twice the size of my face, the dish came sided with a few hot pastes created by a local Ethiopian woman to adjust the taste to your liking.espace pepin mtl food snob blog  4 espace pepin mtl food snob blog  8espace pepin mtl food snob blog  2 espace pepin mtl food snob blog  5espace pepin mtl food snob blog  11IMG_5367All the food is available to go and in a fun format. The soup, for instance, comes in a mason jar for which you deposit $2.5. The money is given back to you upon your next visit.espace pepin mtl food snob blog  18Sipping on a cup of the house tea blend, we reveled in a moment of quiet – content.

Welcome back dear counter and may you never leave us again!

p.s. The spot, still largely undiscovered, is a perfect gateway for a creative session. Get your pencils out and come brainstorm with your partners at le Comptoir Végétarien! (wifi not available).espace pepin mtl food snob blog  12 espace pepin mtl food snob blog  13 espace pepin mtl food snob blog  14 espace pepin mtl food snob blog  9 espace pepin mtl food snob blog  3 espace pepin mtl food snob blog  17mtl food snob espace pepin mtl food snob blog  16 espace pepin mtl food snob blog

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