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Vertu Health Bar Fuels Mile End With Wholesome Bowls, Juices, and Shots

An about-face after cheesesteak flop

Ian Harrison

A concept that seems a lot better-suited for Mile End than greasy calorie bombs has replaced the short-lived, ill-conceived Phillies Cheesesteak on Saint-Viateur, across from Café Olimpico. The sleek Vertu Bar Santé, from principal Nick Parasiris, is part juice bar, part health food restaurant, part licensed grocery with alcohol permit, and, hence, a competitor for the nearby Mile End branch of Crudessence. On the menu at Vertu: custom-made salads, burrito bowls, açai bowls, vegetarian tartares, infused waters, smoothies, juices, and fortified health shots. The new business has been in extended soft launch mode for a while now; a self-styled "VIP media event" planned for June 20 will change all that.

Status: Vertu Bar Santé, 125 Saint-Viateur Ouest, (438) 387-3717. Open Monday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Add some colour to your indoor space.. and your tummy! : @vert_u, NOW OPEN

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Photo credit: Vertu

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125 St Viateur, Montréal, QC H2T 2L2 (438) 387-3717