This is in no way a comprehensive guide to the vegan haven that is Seattle. This is merely a guide I would like to give vegans visiting the city with recommendations on what I consider to be the best.
Teapot Vegetarian House
This is hands-down my favorite veg restaurant in Seattle. If you can go to only restaurant, definitely go to Teapot.
- Vegan, Chinese
- 345 15th Ave E
- (206) 325-1010
- Daily 11am-10:30pm
- Mongolian Vegetarian
- Mandarin Crispy Tofu
- Spring Rolls
- Hot & Sour Soup
- Basil Nuggets
- Sweet and Sour Nuggets
- Teapot Curry Loaf
- Bounty of the Sea
- Gula Malacca (dessert)
- Tofu cheesecake (dessert)
Eating great at Teapot is all about ordering right. Some dishes are so-so but some are amazing. If you stick with my recommendations, you won't be disappointed.
Where else can you find an all vegan Thai restaurant? Nowhere! The staff members are really nice and the food is great. I highly suggest Araya's. It's in the University District (U-District) right in the middle of everything.
- Vegan, Thai
- 1121 NE 45th St
- (206) 524-4332
- Mon-Thur 11:30am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-10pm, Sun closed
- No website, can you believe it?!
- Pad Thai
- Veggie Beef with Peanut Sauce
- Spring rolls
Araya's also has a weekday buffet from 11:30am-3pm. All you can eat for $7. Fill up on spring rolls!
Another all vegan restaurant (except for the fortune cookies). Be sure to ask for no fortune cookies...they are not vegan. This is a good Chinese place. The food comes out pretty quickly and virtually all seats are booths. The downside is that this isn't the healthiest food. Most of it is deep fried gluten. When you want protein or want to be filled up, head here.
- Vegan, Chinese
- 364 Roy St
- (206) 282-6616
- Daily 11am-10pm
- Corn chowder soup (everyone loves this)
- General Tso's Chicken
- Mandarin Chicken
- Sweet and Sour Chicken
- Vegetarian Sausage and Chicken in Black Bean Sauce
Bamboo Garden is good and I definitely get into moods for it, but it's not super healthy. The only real thing that bothers me is that this is a vegan restaurant serving non-vegan fortune cookies. It baffles me.
Amazing food...for brunch. Don't bother going for anything but brunch. Their lunch and dinner is awful and most all items cannot be made vegan. In fact, I'm only going to list their brunch hours below. They really cater to vegetarians. You know, those people who just refuse to part ways with pus-filled dairy.
- Vegetarian, Modern
- 2901 E Madison St
- (206) 325-9100
- Sat-Sun 9am-2pm
- Sticky Buns (amazing!)
- Family Platter
- Grilled Asparagus Scramble
- Hoppin' John Fritters
Brunch is really good. If you go, get there as early as you can. They're super busy for brunch.
Chaco Canyon Cafe
A nice all vegan, modern, half raw cafe in Seattle's University District. I really like this place. They're very environmentally and socially conscious. They recycle and compost nearly everything and all virtually all organic.
- Vegan, Modern
- 4757 12th Ave NE
- (206) 522-6966
- Mon-Fri 7am-9pm, Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 10am-4pm
- The Elvis smoothie
- Raw Tropique smoothie
- Artichoke Melt (my favorite)
- Tunaless Melt (my wife's favorite)
- Cilantro Pesto Melt
Chaco Canyon is also somewhere you can go to just sit and hangout. They have free wifi. Big plus.
An all vegetarian hot dog restaurant in downtown Seattle! I love this place. It's really tiny but awesome.
- Vegetarian, Hot dogs
- 909 Pike St
- (206) 405-DOGS
- Daily 10am-Midnight
- El Bandito
Everything except the corn dog can be made vegan. I highly suggest the El Bandito. It's sooo good! In addition to eating good food, you can play Pac Man or surf the net at one of their computer stations.
An all vegan donut shop in Seattle, near Green Lake! All of the donuts are vegan and mostly organic. However, they do offer dairy as an option for coffee drinks, which is extremely lame. Many "vegan" places in Seattle do this. It's stupid. Anyway, order their donuts, let them know it sucks they serve dairy, and take a nice walk around Green Lake with your amazing vegan donuts.
- Vegan, Donuts
- 2110 N 55th St
- (206) 547-0335
- Mon 6am-1pm, Tues-Fri 6am-5pm, Sat-Sun 7am-5pm
Everyone loves Mighty O. You must go to Mighty O while visiting in Seattle. No trip is complete without doing so.
Looking for a vegetarian restaurant with a nicer atmosphere? Try the upscale Carmelita in Phinney Ridge (my neighborhood). They do accept reservations and I highly suggest you make one.
- Vegetarian, Modern, Upscale
- 7314 Greenwood Ave N
- (206) 706-7703
- Sun, Tues-Thur 5pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm, Mon closed
Only a few items can be made vegan, but this place is worth the visit. It's a great place to eat on special occasions or for a nice night out.
A veg-friendly sushi restaurant with a separate vegan menu.
- Veg-friendly, Sushi
- 1624 N 45th St
- (206) 547-7998
- No website
Kitaro is not all vegetarian but they have a separate vegan menu! Vegan sushi! The owner is quiet but extremely nice. I really like giving him my business. I highly recommend Kitaro, located in the Wallingford neighborhood.
While you're in Seattle, screw Whole Foods. Check out and support the co-ops!
Sidecar for Pigs Peace
Sidecar is Washington State's only all-vegan grocery store. It's more of a convenience store. I'm super spoiled in Seattle. Have I mentioned that yet?
Sidecar is located in the University District and sells vegan dog and cat food, frozen convenience foods, vitamins, candy, toiletries, kitchen items, shirts, and more.
Also, the manager is really nice. Say hi to Doh when you go.
PCC Natural Markets
A local chain of co-ops in the Seattle area. PCC is one of the best places to shop in Seattle. I love PCC. They're my neighborhood market. I go here most all of the time.
A local co-op in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. I love this co-op. I stop here whenever I'm in the neighborhood.
You'll find that free wifi is available at all coffee shops here in Seattle. If you walk into a cafe and they're asking you to pay for or don't have wifi, leave. You found the one place that doesn't have free wifi. (I still haven't found it.)
Anyway, avoid Starbucks and Tully's like the plague. Check out and support the little guys. The coffee is much better anyway.
A local chain of awesome cafes here in Seattle. All coffee served at Caffe Ladro is organic, fair trade, and shade grown. Plus, free wifi. Beat that!
This is my favorite cafe to hangout in here in Seattle. Hands-down. I'm sitting in Wayward right now actually, writing this blog post.
Like Caffe Ladro, Wayward serves only organic, fair trade, and shade grown coffee. And, of course there's free wifi.
I'd have to say the best tasting coffee in Seattle is Caffe Ladro, but the best place to sit in a cafe is Wayward. Plus, their coffee is almost as good as Ladro's. The interior is very spacious and they're only really busy late at night. You'll most likely have your very own table. I can't say enough good things about Wayward Coffeehouse. Oh, they offer a few vegan sandwiches as well!
Trabant Coffe & Chai
Vegan specialty chai drinks in the University District! Think coffee drinks like lattes, only with chai instead!
Be sure to ask for your drink to be made vegan with soy milk. Trabant has two chai mixes (one is vegan and one isn't). They offer soy and rice milk.
Trabant tends to be quite crowded due to its proximity to the University of Washington (UW). You aren't always guaranteed a seat; however, the chai drinks are amazing. Don't know what to order? I suggest the Hazelnut, made vegan with soy of course.
Wow, that was a lot of typing. That list isn't even close to comprehensive. I'm sure my fellow Seattleites reading this post are thinking, "You forgot ..." There's just too much to cover.
You can view a pretty comprehensive list of vegan, vegetarian, and veg-friendly restaurants in the Seattle area at Veg Seattle.
Or, you can certainly contact me anytime with your questions, via the "Email me" link on the right side of my blog or by leaving a comment on any post.