This unique culinary cycling tour begins in Montreal’s Plateau neighborhood. After meeting the tour guide and the rest of the group, get fitted for your bike and head out to the Crudessence, one of Montreal’s most popular vegan restaurants. Learn about their sister company, RISE, which makes kombucha, a fermented tea drink.
Then, visit two of four food production sites, depending on the day of the tour — a rooftop garden or greenhouse, an urban mushroom grower or a mushroom boutique. Learn about rooftop agriculture, its sustainable practices and urban beekeeping. Enter the world of mushrooms and hear about their cultivation and role in health, decontamination and waste up-cycling.
Finally, follow your guide to ChuChai, a vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurant specializing in Thai dishes made with mock meats and seafood. Try crispy ‘duck,’ lemon ‘fish,’ yellow ‘beef’ curry as well as eggplant and ‘shrimp’ with a glass of nut or seed milk, kombucha, Thai tea, chocolate mousse or banana fritters.
Finish your cycling tour after 6 miles (10 km) back at the bike shop.