Fuel your life!
Our purpose at Crudessence is to provide you with the energy necessary to reach your goals and achieve your dreams. Indeed, eating 3 times a day should provide you with enough fuel to accomplish great things. Consuming natural food should make you feel unstoppable. No one should feel tired and bloated after eating. Don’t only eat to survive, but eat to live a fuller life! While sharing your passion for uncompromising high energy products, we work every day at making a nutritious diet the cornerstone of a flourishing society, in harmony with the life that surrounds it. Our team embodies these values and is dedicated to offering the best 100% vegan and 100% homemade food.
Like every great story, Crudessence was born from the idea of 2 persons with the will to live a better life. In 2006, 2 Quebecers (David Côté and Mathieu Gallant) met in the Hawaian jungle. It is through living from nature’s edibles that they involuntarily discovered the power of living foods. One was dreaming of a restaurant, the other one of an educative Kombucha company. Crudessence was then born.
David Côté and Mathieu Gallant, long haired, brown pants, start a delivery service for organic lunchboxes. They call the project Crudessence.
Surprised by their charisma and the response they get from Montrealers, these young entrepreneurs fix up a little store on Rachel, made with recycled wood. They open their first juice bar and start offering cooking classes.
After several media publications and a raging success, we start thinking about growth and Crudessence arms itself with a central kitchen.
In light of the latest health trends, the Academy of Living Foods opens up. Crudessence then opens its first “real” restaurant in September in downtown Montreal, on Mackay street.
By popular demand, Mathieu and David write their first book: Crudessence. The book then becomes a Best Seller and is translated into 5 languages. Crudessence opens a counter in La Moisson Supermarché Santé in Ste-Therese.
Short of projects, they decide to launch a line of ready-to-eat products in Montreal universities and supermarkets.
A Crudessence counter is born with new partners: Avril Supermarkets in Brossard. 2 new books are published: Desserts and Soups.
Another counter opens in Granby’s Avril Supermarket, and two more books get published: Juices and Salads.
Crudessence offers it’s very first detox retreat in Costa Rica! The first counter in Quebec city opens with partner Avril.
After years of waiting, Crudessence opens a new restaurant in Old Saint-Roch, Quebec. Only one Crudessence wasn’t enough, Avril Supermarket opens a new counter a few months later in Quebec.