This page includes places to eat and things to do that are vegan or vegan-friendly in Seattle.
PLACES TO SHOP:
PLACES TO EAT:
* omnivore with good vegan options
** vegetarian with vegan options
*** all vegan (yes!)
Cafe Flora,** Madison Valley- This is a Seattle institution of vegetarian and vegan fare. For dinner, it’s a place for special occasions (a bit on the pricey side). The real gem at Cafe Flora is weekend brunch where there are lots of vegan options and the prices are the same as any other brunch joint. Vegan Strawberry Creme Scones–my current favorite eating experience.
St. Dames,** Rainier Valley- A newer neighborhood restaurant featuring some really good vegan and vegetarian food. Open late, full bar, reasonably priced. The best part- one of their most common sides for their entrees is braised tamari kale. Yum! Biscuits and gravy at weekend brunch are delish!
Healeo, ** Capitol Hill- Heaven! A full juice/smoothie bar, with a nice menu of fresh and healthy breakfast and lunch/dinner options. They have lots of vitamins and supplements for sale as well. For the sweet tooth (and boy, do I have one), the vegan hemp vanilla softserve ice cream is awesome.
Remedy Teas,** Capitol Hill- Another piece of vegan heaven on Capitol Hill. All their soups are vegan all the time. But my personal favorite combo is a vegan cucumber tea sandwich (!) and a pot of the Black Satin tea (an assam with 1 part vanilla, 1 part cacao, 1 part mint, 10 parts delicious!). A nice quiet place to study inside or outside.
Plum Bistro,*** Capitol Hill- I’ve only been to Plum a few times, but I finally found out my favorite way to order there. Sides! Ordering a few of their vegetable sides is a great way to eat. Vegan food can be delicious vegetables; it doesn’t have to try to be meat! One friend goes crazy for their Mac N Yease. It’s good, but very rich, so I like to share it with the table when I go.
Szechuan Noodle Bowl,* International District- This is one of our favorite places- we go at least once a week, if not twice or three times. It’s nothing fancy, just damn good handmade Chinese dumplings. Get the Vegetable Dumplings with Hot & Spicy Sauce (it’s not very spicy) and the Green Onion Pancake (both vegan and both awesome). Cash only, but the prices are really reasonable. Read post here.
Carmelita’s,** Greenwood- Another Seattle vegetarian institution (on the pricier side). The space is cozy and warm, an Italian/Northwest menu. Some nice vegan options, and open late.
Tilth,* Wallingford- Local, seasonal, organic food in a renovated Northwest Craftsman house. Chef Maria Hines recently added a vegan menu to accomodate those looking for vegan fare. Pricey, but a lovely dining experience with lots of very small, shared plates. Nice pick for a special leisurely meal with good friends.
Sutra,** Wallingford- This is at the top of my places to try. My understanding is that it’s a pre-set 4 course dinner done supper-club style with two seatings a night. 100% organic, seasonal, and happy to accomodate vegan diets, or other dietary restrictions.
Georgetown Liquor Company, ** Georgetown- Another place I have yet to try, which is crazy considering how close I live to it. Looks like some delicious pub fare with tons of vegan options. Georgetown is great, by the way. Stop by on Saturdays for the farmers’/flea market!
Mighty-O Donuts,** Wallingford (Tangletown)- 100% Vegan Donuts! These are good, cake-style (or old-fashioned style) donuts in a gazillion flavors. You can go to the cafe, or they’re available all over town in cafes, and grocery stores. Once you get to know what they look like, you’ll start seeing them everywhere.
Molly’s at the Henry,* U-District (UW Campus)- Located in the basement of the Henry Art Gallery on UW’s campus, this is one of my favorite spots to eat while studying or meeting students at school. Secret’s out, so it gets crowded at lunchtime. The ‘Radished Salad Ever’ is my favorite, and they often have a good daily soup that’s vegan (just be sure to ask!).
Flowers,* U-District- A mostly vegan daily lunch buffet of a pretty eclectic range of food, from mediterranean to indian and beyond. Some really delicious offerings and very filling.
Araya’s Place,*** U-District- An all-vegan thai restaurant, with a full lunch buffet. Good food and plan to arrive hungry, because it’s very filling!
Loving Hut,*** International District- Part of the international chain of Loving Huts, an all-vegan eatery started by the Supreme Master Ching Hai. Lots of vietnamese dishes, with many fake-meat options as well as vegetable.
Annapurna, * Capitol Hill- An Indian, Nepali, and Tibetan food restaurant. Really cozy atmosphere, large menus with tons of vegan options which are all clearly marked as vegan.
In the Bowl,*** Capitol Hill- They have a huge menu of thai food. Most dishes have an option of various noodles and fake-meat selections. If you’re missing meat, try their ‘beef’–it’s almost a little creepy how much like beef it tastes. The spicy scale is spicy, so order fewer stars than you would normally.
Boom Noodle,* Capitol Hill/U-Village/Bellevue- This is a trendy, asian fusion place with some good vegetarian/vegan options and a fresh juice bar. Just check with the server to make sure you’re getting the vegan option. My favorite here is the ‘Shiitake Soba’ soup and the ‘Yuzu Lemonade.’
Flying Apron Bakery,*** Fremont/Redmond- This bakery is vegan and gluten-free. I really enjoy their cookbook, listed on my Resources page. My favorite is their Pumpkin Ginger Square and their kale salad. Some of their stuff has that bean flour taste, but overall, a very good vegan/gluten-free option. Some products available in the co-ops around town, too.
Chaco Canyon Cafe,*** U-District/West Seattle- Delicious all-vegan, raw food with a full juice bar and 95% organic. It’s a lovely spot for some fresh, healthful food and they are great about accomodating food allergies.
Travelers Thali House, ** Beacon Hill/Capitol Hill- All vegetarian Indian food with many vegan options. Thalis (trays of many small dishes) are a great way to try a range of offerings if you can’t decide on one dish. Reasonable prices, chai for sale, as well as Indian grocery items and spices in their small shop area. For Katie’s review, read post here.