Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada
§ Reviewer's choice
15100 SE 38th St. #305A, Bellevue, WA 98006
Vegetarian/Indian. They have an all-vegetarian menu and clearly mark vegan options. Enjoy samosas, pakoras, Chana Masala, Vegetable Coconut Kurma, Tofu Vindaloo, and many other dishes. They also have a buffet lunch. They are closed between lunch and dinner.
3540A Factoria Blvd. SE, Bellevue, WA 98006
Vietnamese. If you’re looking for delicious and healthy Vietnamese food, make sure to drop by the Square Lotus. This modernly decorated restaurant has casual vibes and is a popular place that many visit for lunch. The Square Lotus is one of the few restaurants that has a separate kitchen for vegetarian meal preparation. They advertise use of a variety of vegetables in their dishes, and each dish is MSG free. For a popular Southern Vietnamese soup, try the Vietnamese Tofu Sour Soup, made with fresh tofu, pineapple, bean sprouts, tomatoes, tamarind paste, and mints topped with fried garlic and fried onions.
1645 140th Ave., NE, Bellevue, WA 98005
Thai. A wide selection of Thai foods including vegetarian appetizer, soup, and entrée specialties.
14115 NE 20th St., Bellevue, WA 98007
Thai. The Thai Kitchen has a separate vegetarian menu with such items as Spring Rolls, Corn Patties, Coconut Soup with Tofu and Mushrooms, Hot and Sour Vegetable Soup, Eggplant with Ginger and Black Bean Sauce, and Veggie Curry. Be sure to request for them to omit the oyster sauce. Reservations are accepted.
14625 NE 24th St., Bellevue, WA 98007
Vegetarian/Indian. Udupi Café offers the best of traditional South Indian vegetarian cuisine, assuring the freshest quality ingredients and aromatic foods. Some of their vegan entrées include Dhal Curry, Vegetable Vindaloo, and Masala Dosa. Don't miss their lunch buffet!
1415 Railroad Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225
Mexican. Casa Que Pasa's menu features fresh, creative and largely vegan or vegetarian burritos wrapped in vegan flour tortillas. It also offers combination plates, quesadillas, tacos, and chimichangas, and more than 77 choices of tequila.
315 Westerly Rd., Bellingham, WA 98226
Natural foods deli. The Cordata Co-op Deli serves flavorful, fresh food with daily vegetarian and vegan options. They have a rotating selection of menu items, including more than 300 salads. As a participant of Meatless Monday, their hot specials and at least one soup are vegetarian or vegan on Mondays. They offer plenty of other options (gluten-free, wheat-free, low carb, low fat, and low sodium). Local organic foods are used whenever available. Sample Beets with Orange and Tarragon, Roasted Asparagus with Almond Salad, or Mean Greens with Garlic and Lemon, followed by vegan German chocolate brownies. The Deli is located inside the Community Food Co-op, near the Cordata Transit Center. Everyone is welcome to shop at the Co-op, not just members.
1220 N. Forest St., Bellingham, WA 98225
Natural foods deli. The Downtown Co-op Deli serves flavorful, fresh food with daily vegetarian and vegan options. They have a rotating selection of menu items, including more than 300 salads. As a participant of Meatless Monday, their hot specials and at least one soup are vegetarian or vegan on Mondays. They offer plenty of other options (gluten-free, wheat-free, low carb, low fat, and low sodium). Local organic foods are used whenever available. Menu selections include Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Braised Baby Bok Choy, Wild Rice and Kale with Lemon, and vegan German chocolate brownies. The Deli is located inside the Community Food Co-op. Everyone is welcome to shop at the Co-op, not just members.
316 W. Holly St., Bellingham, WA 98225
Natural foods. The Old Town Café has a special philosphy regarding its staff: "The people who work here are a team. All jobs are equally important and all tips are shared equally by the cooks, dishwashers, and waitpersons." This social consciousness extends to recycling everything posssible, reducing use of non-recyclables, and supporting local food suppliers. Sandwiches, salads, soups, and daily vegetarian lunch specials are offered.
105 W. 3rd Ave., Ellensburg, WA 98926
American. This original Art Deco facility offers fresh Pacific Northwestern cuisine, including some vegetarian options. The Valley Café is located half a block east of Main Street. They are closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Reservations are accepted.
2804 Grand Ave., Everett, WA 98201
Natural foods. This funky, family-owned and operated restaurant offers hotcakes, salads, their own nut burger, hummus and pita bread, plus more in an environment decorated with local artwork.
2565 Gateway Center Blvd. S., Federal Way, WA 98003
Natural foods. This inviting deli/restaurant has an adjoining espresso bar serving only organic coffee. Marlene's is easily accessible to Interstate 5.
1420 NW Gilman Blvd., Ste. N3, Issaquah, WA 98027
Vegetarian/Indian/Kosher. Pabla Veggie Cuisine offers freshly-prepared Indian dishes and special tandoori breads made with natural ingredients. This all-vegetarian restaurant does not use eggs, and foods can be prepared without dairy products. Entrées include Eggplant Bhartha, Mushroom Masala, Mattar Paneer, and Daal Channa Wali. Several rice specialties are also offered. Traditional Indian décor and music make the atmosphere warm and inviting. Their daily lunch buffet is a terrific value and includes more than 20 items that vary from day-to-day. Pabla is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. The Issaquah location has a full bar. The Renton location serves no alcohol but has a grocery store with diverse Indian pastries and spices.
23617 104th Ave. SE Ste. C, Kent, WA 98031
Vegetarian/Indian/bakery. Located in the heart of downtown Kent, Punjab Sweets contains both a bakery and a sit-down restaurant offering traditional Indian food and sweets from the Punjab region of India. This family-run establishment offers some vegan options such as Pani Puri (lightly toasted flour balls filled with a spicy water filling and Bhindi (spicy sauteed okra, onions, and tomatoes). Punjab Sweets bakery features traditional sweets such as Ladoo (sweet round balls made of flour). A variety of sweets and snacks can also be ordered for delivery.
102 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland, WA 98033
Vegetarian/Chinese. This tiny Taiwanese-style restaurant has pictures of all the dishes to help you order. Dishes are made fresh and light, with more than 40 menu items to choose from. Seating is limited at Café Happy.
10724 68th St., NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
Indian. Shamiana's vegetarian specialties include vegetable curry, eggplant dishes, and more.
11701 124th Ave., NE, Kirkland, WA 98034
Thai. See description under Bellevue, WA.
4804 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey, WA 98503
Asian Fusion. Are you a fan of tofu? Once you visit the Tofu Hut you will be! They offer a wide variety of tofu dishes including fried tofu, sautéed tofu, tofu on a veggie skewer, tofu vegetable salad, tofu steak, and more! Their tofu sampler even lets you try the warm, fried, and sautéed tofu so you can get a taste of everything! Along with their many tofu dishes they also offer salads, rice dishes, noodle dishes, and vegan cupcakes! They provide a warm, welcoming atmosphere and healthy, fresh meals with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options! It is definitely a great place to try the next time you are eating out! Reservations are welcome, but walk-ins or take out is an option too!
Star Rte. 86, Olga, WA 98279
Natural foods. Doe Bay Café is in a turn-of-the-century building that overlooks Otter Cove at the historic Doe Bay Village Resort and Retreat on Orcas Island. Serving dishes with an international flavor, Doe Bay has a casual and social setting. Mineral spring hot tubs, cedar sauna, massage, and a daily guided kayak-trip help build appetites worthy of the meals there. Indoor and outdoor seating is available.
4935 Mud Bay Rd. NW, Olympia, WA 98502
Vegetarian bakery. Blue Heron Bakery offers many vegan treats such as cookies, granola, and breads. They clearly label what is vegan, egg-free, and dairy-free. Online ordering is available so if you aren’t in Olympia, you can still get your favorite sweets.
404 E. 4th Ave., Olympia, WA 98501
Natural foods/organic/lounge. Le Voyeur Café & Lounge offers soups, sandwiches, and salads. Their soups, dressings, sauces and breadcrumbs are homemade and vegan. Try their "Chicken" Fried Tofu, Stuffed Avocado, Buckwheat Noodle Salad, or Tofu Broccoli Dance. They feature live music most nights.
2125 Caton Way SW, Olympia, WA 98502
Juice bar. Oly's 1st little outdoor drive or walk up (bike or skateboard too) organic, raw, vegan, juice and fair trade java bar offering organically grown local wheatgrass, organic plant based juices, smoothies, nut milks, vegan protein shakes, fair trade organic coffee & tea, hot elixirs such as organic Chai, organic raw vegan hot cocoa, organic cider and other exquisite tonics, raw vegan milkshakes, sorbets and soups.Take-out only.
3111 Pacific Ave. SE, Olympia, WA 98501
921 Rogers St. NW, Olympia, WA 98502
Natural foods store. Olympia Food Co-op uses organic foods whenever possible and offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. They carry tofu "meats" and "burgers" in their deli case and soy, rice & nut milk ice cream in the frozen section. Their larger store on the Eastside (Pacific Avenue) has a salad bar that always has vegan options and both locations offer freshly made sandwiches with vegetarian/vegan options. Cash only but both locations have fee-free ATMs on-site.
111 Legion Way SW, Olympia, WA 98501
Vegan/raw foods/juice bar. Located in downtown Olympia, Peace, Love & Raw focuses on serving fresh juices, smoothies, and raw foods. They have many different raw desserts and specialty vegan café foods. Try tasty selections like Savory Mushroom Keesh or Raw-Mimosa. Cash only.
117 W. 5th Ave., Olympia, WA 98501
Asian. While not completely vegetarian, Saigon Rendezvous has an extensive vegetarian menu. Choose from appetizers, soups, and main dishes at this Vietnamese and Chinese restaurant. They are closed between lunch and dinner so please call ahead for hours.
2700 Evergreen Pkwy., NW, Olympia, WA 98505
American. Located on the campus of Evergreen State College, The Flaming Eggplant is a student-run café with a focus on environmental and social responsibility. The café works to provide locally-sourced and organic food to Evergreen students and the surrounding community. Be sure to check out their specials and events. Cash only.
116 Legion Way SE, Olympia, WA 98501
American. The Urban Onion Restaurant & Lounge is in the historic Olympian Hotel in downtown Olympia, across from Sylvester Park. They offer vegetarian items such as Boca Burgers, Hummus Plate, Vegetarian Club Sandwich, and Spinach & Black Bean Salsa Wrap. The menu indicates that "tofu makes a great substitute for any of our meat products." According to the restaurant, the chefs are "used to adjusting dishes to make them completely vegan." The Urban Onion is also a lounge featuring a large selection of domestic, imported, and microbrewed wines and beer along with a daily Happy Hour.
1506 E. 1st St., Port Angeles, WA 98362
Natural foods. Breakfast items are served all day, and there are creative salads, pasta, and Szechuan stir-fries offered for other meals.
225 Adams St., Port Townsend, WA 98368
Thai. More than 15 vegetarian items are offered at Khu Larb Thai restaurant, including Broccoli with Garlic, Spicy Tofu, Sweet and Sour Vegetables, Tofu with Cashew Nuts, and curry dishes. Be sure to request that fish sauce is not used.
16541 Redmond Way, Ste. E, Redmond, WA 98052
Vegan/bakery/café/organic. The Flying Apron is a vegan bakery, offering delicious organic, gluten-free, and wheat-free treats. Enjoy items like berry maple muffins, pumpkin cookies, and curried vegetable pockets. The bakery also specializes in varied types of bread (buckwheat seed, quinoa), pies (berry, pecan, pumpkin) and cakes (cardamon chai, apricot bliss, chocolate mint). The Flying Apron is happy to take special orders for all occasions. Their treats can be found at many local cafés, restaurants, and natural foods stores; check their website for locations.
16564 Cleveland St., Suite S, Redmond, WA 98052
Vegetarian/Indian. This vegetarian restaurant uses ghee so does not have vegan options on their menu. Veggie options include Aloo Gobi, Dal, Mushroom Masala, and Vegetable Biryani. They have a lunch buffet.
15230 NE 24th St., Redmond, WA 98052
Vegan/Asian. All of the food at Teapot Vegetarian House is vegan and certified kosher. They specialize in delicious fake mock chicken, seafood, duck, and beef dishes and offer amazing vegan desserts.
364 Renton Center Way SW, Ste. C60, Renton, WA 98057
Vegetarian/Indian/Kosher. See description under Pabla Veggie Cuisine in Issaquah, WA.
5375 Hwy. 20, Rockport, WA 98283
Juice bar. This organic farm offers juices, espresso, freshly baked goods, and sorbet. There's a picnic area, and self-guided tours are permitted.
(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Bellevue, Everett, Federal Way, Kirkland, Redmond, Renton, and Tacoma.)
5240 University Way NE Ste. A, Seattle, WA 98105
2808 E. Madison St., Seattle, WA 98112
Vegan/Thai. See description under Bellevue, WA.
364 Roy St., Seattle, WA 98109
Vegetarian/Chinese/kosher. Bamboo Garden's extensive menu features delicious vegan Chinese cuisine in the Buddhist tradition. All 'meat,' 'poultry,' and 'seafood' are made from vegetable protein products. Only the fortune cookies contain eggs. Reservations are recommended.
4810 17th Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Vegan/food truck. Basil and Javi’s uses fresh, local, and organic ingredients to make their all vegan cuisine. Their delectable dishes and drinks reinvent typical food from a truck. They offer a variety food from Mexican to Mediterranean influence. Not in the mood for something heavy? Basil and Javi’s has fresh pressed juice and small sides like their house-made seitan or spicy pickled vegetables. No matter what you decide, you will not be disappointed!
2901 E. Madison St., Seattle, WA 98112
Vegetarian/international. Café Flora lets you savor fine international vegetarian cuisine featuring the flavors of Mexico, Japan, and India. The many creative dishes include Portobello Wellington, Grilled Nutburger, Oaxaca Tacos, and Indian Chickpea Stew. Café Flora is closed on weekends between brunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.
4757 12th Ave., NE, Seattle, WA 98105
3770 SW Alaska St., Seattle, WA 98126
8404 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Vegan/organic/café/juice bar. Chaco Canyon Organic Café is an all-vegan and mostly organic café and juice bar. Menu items include the Thai Peanut Bowl, Lentil Burger, Orange Fennel Salad, and Tuna-less Sandwich. They also offer raw foods and monthly specials. Choose from their selection of fresh juices and smoothies or build your own! With a lively Southwestern décor, the café is a fun spot to relax, eat, and surf the web. And to top it all off, Chaco Canyon is a place you can feel good about visiting; the eatery recycles and composts more than 90% of its total waste and doesn't even offer plastic utensils. The University District location is at the corner of 50th and 12th and near the University of Washington campus. The West Seattle location is at the corner of Alaska and 38th. Please note that the West Seattle location is only open for brunch on Sundays.
909 Pike St., Seattle, WA 98101
Vegetarian/eclectic. Cyber-Dogs: Internet Café and Vegetarian Oasis offers gourmet hot dogs that are completely vegetarian! Selections of 'dogs' include Spudnik (mushrooms, potatoes, spices), DoggiLama (house spinach sauce, potatoes, veggies), Coney Island (chili, onions), and the Wiener Dog Schnitzel on a Bratwurst (sauerkraut, onions). For good cheap eats and a cool vibe, Cyber-Dogs can't be beat. They are located on the corner of 9th and Pike, near Seattle's Capitol Hill.
1520 4th Ave., Ste. 100, Seattle, WA 98101
Hot Dog Food Stand. Dog In The Park is a gourmet hot dog kiosk in the middle of Westlake Park in downtown Seattle. A welcome place for vegetarians, they offer several tofu dogs, veggie dogs, and veggie sausages. Enjoy your veggie dog to-go or at one of their picnic tables with umbrellas. The food stand is located between Pike Street & Westlake Avenue. Cash only.
4247 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Lebanese. Flowers Bar & Restaurant will have you filled up in no time with its all-you-can-eat vegetarian buffet and assortment of salads and sandwiches. Flowers is located on the corner of NE 42nd Street & University Way NE in the University District, near the University of Washington.
3510 Fremont Ave N., Seattle, WA 98103
Vegan/bakery/café/organic. See description under Redmond, WA.
5501 Airport Way S., Ste. B, Seattle, WA 98108
Vegetarian/bar. Georgetown Liquor Company, or GLC, calls itself a 'retro-gaming bar." Menu items have cool names like R2 Pita, Obi-Won-Ton-Plate, and Darth Reuben. GLC is completely vegetarian and most items either are or can be made vegan. They are located in Georgetown at the intersection of Lucile and Airport Way South behind Art Core Studios.
1410 34th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122
Natural foods. Located inside a Victorian house, Hi-Spot Café offers a menu of various sandwiches, soups, salads, and beverages for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. It also has a bakery featuring low-salt, low-sugar, and whole-grain pastries. No smoking and no cellular phones are allowed inside!
210 Broadway E., Seattle, WA 98102
Vegan/American/bar/venue. Highline serves an all vegan menu, over 25 different types of beer, and over 10 housemade booze infusions, while having a calendar full of live music and local bands to dance to. Their vegan menu includes choices like Seamonster Linguine, a soy fish with cashew sauce, and The Tempesto, tempeh with vegan pesto and an assortment of vegetables.
1554 E. Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98102
Vegetarian/Thai. In The Bowl: Vegetarian Noodle Bistro features an extensive menu of Thai delights. Enjoy dishes such as Spicy Coconut Milk Noodle, Pineapple Curry and Soy Protein Prawn, Chili Paste and Cashew Nut Stir-Fry, Spicy Roasted Soy Protein Duck Salad, and Garlic Mania Noodle. In the Bowl is located between Denny Way & Summit Avenue in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle.
1718 N. 45th St., Seattle, WA 98103
Vegetarian/Thai. If you want to enjoy a delicious vegetarian meal in a peaceful atmosphere featuring beautiful artwork, then Jhanjay is the place for you. Their menu is extensive and includes curries, salads, noodles, stir-fries, and soups. Try the Mango Tofu or Snow Pea Delight. Their weekday lunch specials can't be beat -- great food, good value. Jhanjay Vegetarian Thai Cuisine is located in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle.
1228 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98144
Vegan/Asian/American. Loving Hut is an international vegan restaurant chain with the slogan, "Be Veg. Go Green. Save the Planet." They offer gourmet vegan cuisine "for those making the noble transition to a plant-based diet." Although the menu varies by location, it typically includes appetizers, soups, salads, entrées, desserts, and special beverages. Both Asian and American meals are served including mock meat and vegetable dishes. Loving Hut was created with a vision that all beings could live in peace, love, and harmony with each other and the planet. Formerly Vegan Garden, Loving Hut is in Seattle's International District.
307 W. McGraw St., Seattle, WA 98119
Vegetarian. Primarily provides a home delivery service of delicious vegetarian or vegan meals through the Seattle area on a weekly basis. The storefront is open Mondays, Tuesdays, and occasionally at other times for grab-and-go meals and a selection of homemade groceries. They sell last week's menu items for $1 every Monday.
2110 N 55th St., Seattle, WA 98103
Vegan/donuts. You must try these delicious vegan made-from-scratch donuts! Some of the favorites include Lots O' Chocolate, Naked Cake (plain vanilla), Lemon Poppy, French Toast (maple glaze on spice), Chocolate Raspberry, Grasshopper (mint glaze on chocolate), Blueberry, and Good old Glazed. Ingredients are certified organic. Besides taste, the other great thing about these donuts is that they have no trans fat.
5500 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Vegan/pizzeria. Pizza Pi Vegan Pizzeria offers pizza, pastas, sandwiches, salads, desserts, and more on their extensive and completely vegan menu! All faux meats are made from wheat gluten and soy. Gluten-free dough is available on select items. Pizza Pi is located in the University District of Seattle.
1429 12th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122
Vegan/organic/gourmet. Plum Bistro serves organic, gourmet vegan cuisine with a touch of soul. Enjoy Gilled Teriyaki Tofu Kebabs, BBQ Po' Boy. Smoked Northwest Portobello & Tempeh Crepes, or the Cajun-Fried Seitan Steak Burger. Make sure to try their popular garlicky yam fries! From the owners of Hillside Quickie Café, Plum Bistro is in the Pike Pine Triangle on Seattle's Capitol Hill.
8523 Greenwood Ave., N., Seattle, WA 98103
Pizzeria. Razzis Pizzeria offers an awesome and endless separate vegan menu! They have several different vegan grinders, Greek gyros, paninis, salads, pastas, pizzas, soups, calzones, and desserts! The atmosphere is upbeat and often crowded. The workers are very kind and the managers often visit the tables where people ordered all vegan items to ask how they liked the vegan menu. Reservations are accepted.
3508 Fremont Pl. N., Seattle, WA 98103
Vegetarian/diner. Fresh and delicious international cuisine featuring items such as Indian light meal (soup, salad, and warm chappati), curry platter, black bean enchilada bake, and the original "neat loaf," a savory blend of wheat cereals, eggs, tofu, rice, and herbs topped with a tangy sauce. Vegan items are noted on the menu. Daily specials, salads, and sandwiches are also offered.
1501 Pike Pl., #501, Seattle, WA 98101
Natural foods. This health-minded restaurant has an unusual variety of vegetarian specialities.
6403 Roosevelt Way, NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Vegetarian/café. The Sunlight Café must be doing something right; it claims to be Seattle's longest standing vegetarian restaurant! Known for its eggless waffles and pastries, the café prepares most dishes on the premises and uses many organic ingredients. With a relaxed atmosphere, great prices, and vegan options, it's no wonder Sunlight is still going strong after all these years! The café is located in the heart of Seattle's Roosevelt district.
1605 N. 45th St., Seattle, WA 98103
Vegetarian/natural foods/organic. Sutra offers inspired and creative vegetarian cuisine with a new menu every few days. The format of the restaurant is fashioned more like a supper club than a conventional restaurant with specific seating times so everyone starts at the same time. The menu is a pre-set 4-course dinner. Their belief in sustainable agriculture and community investment is reflected in their use of local, organic, and seasonal ingredients. Sutra strives to lessen its environmental impact with such steps as using eco-friendly paint, composting food scraps, and even having the coffee they use walked over to them to avoid transportation waste! Reservations are not required, but strongly recommended.
345 15th Ave E., Seattle, WA 98112
Vegan/Asian. See description under Redmond, WA.
308 22nd Ave S, Ste.102, Seattle, WA 98144
Vegan/deli. The Urban Buggy is not only a 100% vegan deli but also an urban farm by the same name. This restaurant serves simple, yet tasty, lunch dishes with a menu that changes daily. Try the Gyro with mock "chicken,'"tzatiki sauce, tomato, lettuce, cucumber in a pita wrap or BBQ Pulled "Pork" Sandwich with BBQ'd jackfruit , red onion and coleslaw.
1026 NE 65th St., #A-102, Seattle, WA 98115
Vegan/raw foods. Thrive offers minimally-processed, raw food that will have your body begging for more. The 'Coconutty’ smoothie, a customer favorite, is prepared using fresh young coconut, cashews, and agave syrup. For lunch or dinner, enjoy a warm grain bowl, soup, salad, or their zucchini pasta dish, Oh Pastadoro. Thrive is located between N. Roosevelt Way & N. 12th Avenue.
5270 B University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Vegan/general store. This vegan general store is owned by Pigs Peace Sanctuary and all profits benefit the animals! You can find so many great items here including fresh sandwiches, raw foods, frozen treats, soy cheeses, and chocolates. They also carry personal care items, cookbooks, non-leather goods, and art. If you go to Vegan Haven, you will not only get delicious vegan food, you will make a difference in the lives of sanctuary animals. Vegan Haven, formerly called Sidecar for Pigs Peace, is located in Seattle's University District, on the corner of 55th and University Way.
446 Terry Ave., N., Seattle, WA 98109
2681 NE University Village St., Seattle, WA 98105
1427 4th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101
Vegan/American/fast food. The Veggie Grill serves classic American fast food that is completely vegan. There are so many delicious items to choose from including All Hail Kale Salad, Santa Fe Crispy Chickin' Sandwich, Papa's Portobello, and "Bean Me Up" Chili. At the Veggie Grill, enjoy hearty fare at inexpensive prices. The eatery on Terry Avenue is located in the South Lake Union neighborhood while the other location in the University Village area.
3612 NE 45th St., Seattle, WA 98105
Vegan/bakery. Proudly declared as "100% vegan," this bakery has a great selection of sweets. For cakes, you can order the Opera, an espresso-soaked vanilla cake with espresso frosting and dark chocolate ganache or try the Coconut Raspberry, a vanilla cake with layers of raspberry jam, coconut frosting, and fresh fruit. You can also enjoy vegan cupcakes, cookies, shortbreads, and milkshakes! Violet Sweet Shoppe is located in the Laurelhurst/University neighborhood, just east of University Village.
5253 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Vegan/American. Wayward Vegan Café serves vegan comfort foods with breakfast being available all day. Enjoy Biscuits and Gravy, Scrambled Tofu, Tempeh Bacon, Country-Fried 'Steak' (made with seitan), or the Very Veggie Omelet. Other choices include wraps, sandwiches, burgers, BBQ Ribz, and even filet mignon! As they say, "At Wayward, vegan is our middle name." The café is located in the University District of Seattle.
1020 1st St., Ste. 104, Snohomish, WA 98290
Organic/natural foods. Grilla Bites serves organic fare in a relaxed and cozy setting. Enjoy soups, salads, sandwiches, and burgers with the many vegetarian & vegan items clearly noted on the menu.
24 W. Main Ave., Spokane, WA 99201
Vegan/bakery/café/lounge. Boots Bakery & Lounge features vegan bistro fare in an eclectic environment. Try the Barbecue Tofu, 'Tuno' Casserole, or Tofu Scramble. Their baked goods are delicious, especially the hugely popular, vegan Carrot Cake. Their Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffin is a crowd favorite. Boots features local art. Wi-Fi and outdoor seating are available.
718 W. Riverside Ave., Ste. 101, Spokane, WA 99201
Vegan/organic/café/juice bar. Method Juice Café offers a wide variety of natural and organic juices and smoothies. They have salads, rice bowls, chia pudding, and tasty soups and snacks as well. Method's juices are out of this world and are made from natural ingredients like beets, pears, apples, pineapples, ginger, and cucumber.
214 N. Howard St., Spokane, WA 99201
Natural foods/organic/wine bar. Mizuna Restaurant & Wine Bar serves an ever-changing seasonal menu featuring organic and local ingredients. Some of their vegan dishes include Pan Seared Marinated Tempeh, Almond and Herb Crusted Small Planet Tofu, and Vegan Meatloaf Sandwich. Please note that all meat products are prepared on separate surfaces and cooked on a separate grill. Also, most items can be prepared vegan so make sure to ask. Patio seating is available May through September.
917 W. Broadway Ave., Spokane, WA 99201
American. Stella's Café offers many vegetarian and vegan items. Enjoy the popular Tempeh Reuben Sandwich. Stella's is located off Broadway and Monroe.
2951 S. 38th St., Tacoma, WA 98049
Natural foods. See description under Federal Way, WA.
1324 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Tacoma, WA 98405
Vegan sandwich shop. Quickie Too serves an all-vegan menu of subs, wraps, soups, sandwiches, and burgers. Try the Jamaican Spice Tempeh Sub or Tofu Steak Sandwich. Quickie Too is a sister restaurant to Hillside Quickie's Vegan Sandwich Shop and Sage Café, both in Seattle.
2602 N Proctor St., Tacoma, WA 98407
Vegan/raw foods. Viva Tacoma’s menu is full of raw and cooked vegan options alike. Breakfast options include Fruit Crepes and various scrambles served with sweet potato home fries. Be sure to check out the Raw Enchiladas and the Portobella and Tofu Tacos. Viva Tacoma also has a selection of fresh juices. Outdoor seating available.
213 W. 11th St., Vancouver, WA 98660
Thai. Thai Orchid offers more than 40 vegetarian dishes, cooked in a traditional Thai manner with no MSG or hydrogenated oil added. Options include Pra Ram stir-fry (with broccoli and topped with peanut sauce), Pad Kai Yad Sai (a Thai Omelette made with ground tofu, onions, tomatoes, and bean sauce, wrapped in scrambled eggs), Evil Jungle Noodles (medium rice noodles on a bed of steamed cabbage with bean sprouts and curry sauce), soups, salads, curries, and more.