La Belle Verte
166 rue Eddy, Gatineau,
Price: $5 - $12
Open: Mon-Tues: 11AM to 6PM, Wed-Sat: 11AM-9PM
RAW FOODISTS/VEGANS/CARNIVORES/AND THE REST OF THE WORLD:
La Belle Verte, a petit restaurant in Gatineau, QC is possibly the cutest and most delightful place I've been too. The interior is painted shades of bright green, and as you walk in you are welcomed by the thoughtful decor, a home-y antique looking piano, high chairs, and wooden tables. Their menu boasts of both vegan and raw vegan items. Pizzas, sandwiches, sampler plates, burgers, soups and salads that come in regular and deluxe sizes, as well as a full array of desserts. I ordered a soup and salad combo that came with a choice of any soup du jour: Vietnamese Veg, La Cru: Tomato, avocado, cilantro, and Dahl: Indian Lentil with coconut milk. Choices for salads were Ceasar, Greek, something Cleopatra which included "caramelized onions", and another salad including seaweed. In addition to the combo, I ordered a green juice, which they improvised and whipped up on the spot. I'm serious, watching this juice being made, there were at least half a dozen fresh ingredients: beets, carrots, kale, parsley, ginger, cilantro, and apple. It was a bomb of tasty greenness.
For a green juice, giant salad, raw crackers, creamy avocado soup the total was $16. If you're in the Ottawa area this is definitely a place to make a trip to. Also, of importance, on a scale of 1-10 in hunger levels, 10 being starved, at the end of the meal I was definitely around 1-2, I'll call it stuffed, but not disturbed in terms of digestion!
you'd be this happy too if you ate delicious food like this..