Grilled over maple charcoal, Omnivore is truly a restaurant for everyone. Herbivore and carnivore friendly with a Middle Eastern flair, this restaurant is a perfect lunch spot in the Mont-Royal area of the Plateau. They offer a healthy alternative without sacrificing flavour (this is very important to us) and we love them for it!
We decided to order a bit of everything and share our lunch. The kafta Beirut pita was recommended to us by the ever-so-helpful man at the counter. Kafta is a Middle Eastern minced meat beef patty made with plenty of spices and other ingredients depending on where you are from in the Middle East. Onion, bulgur and other ingredients can be added to the meat depending on preference. Omnivore’s Beirut pita was stuffed with kafta, hummus, sumac onions, pickles and tahini cabbage. The onions were very prevalent and the pickles added crunch and acidity. We loved this meaty pita that was nicely cut in two, perfect for sharing.
We decided to order a chicken pita to compliment the kafta and we chose the Bombay chicken pita. Spicy chicken with tangy pineapple chutney, some more of those delicious sumac onions and vinegary red cabbage were stuffed into a fresh pita. It was the perfect sweet and spicy combination and we loved it.
What’s absolutely lovely about Omnivore is their salads, and you can have a kafta sandwich + soup or salad + drink for 10.00$, or a kafta sandwich + fresh juice for 9.00$. Omnivore’s fresh juice includes their signature apple juice, carrot and ginger juice, beet juice with apples and carrots, or their lemonade. Our absolute favourite is their lemonade! On this visit we opted for four salads, and as usual they were all absolutely delicious… and we ordered too much.
The orzo with almonds salad had a fresh herb and olive oil dressing that was divine. It was fresh and perfect with the Beirut kafta sandwich. Another favourite was the red cabbage salad with pear, chick peas and parsley, which actually became pink from all of the red cabbage. It was refreshing and it had a hint of sweetness from the pear.
The tabboulé was as expected, fresh and perfectly Middle Eastern, and the green beans stewed in tomatoes reminded Diva #1 of a Greek side dish that her grandmother makes.
Always fresh, always healthy, the Divas love Omnivore. It is the perfect spot for a quick bite, just order at their counter and they bring you your food instantly! Their Middle Eastern salads take you away from the traditional green salad that accompanies a sandwich, and their pita sandwiches are only enhanced by them.
Our Review: Splendid
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