Vegetarian and Vegan Options in Seattle: Top Restaurants To Try

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Get ready for the tea on Seattle's vegetarian and vegan scene! Known not just for its iconic Space Needle and those delightful rainy days, Seattle, Washington, is a haven for food lovers. It's brimming with culinary creativity, offering some of the most varied, tasty, and adventurous eating experiences in the Pacific Northwest — it's a total vibe!

No more eating from the hot bar at Whole Foods; Vegans and vegetarians have a whole host of options in the Emerald City!

But hold onto your avocado toast, hipsters, because we're diving deep into the veggie scene today. Vegetarian and vegan food has been blossoming — and, darling, we mean full-on blooming — across the city, from Fremont to South Lake Union, from Ballard to Georgetown, Queen Anne, and the International District. 

Whether you've embraced a plant-based lifestyle since the days of tie-dye and peace signs, or you're just starting your black bean and tofu-fueled journey, Seattle is ready to serve up plates and plates of delectable meatless magic.

This article is your VIP pass, your golden ticket, and your magical map to the vegetarian and vegan restaurants nestled in the heart of Seattle. Get ready to sashay through the gastronomic rainbow of plant-based goodness, sampling the top-notch green grub that makes Seattle a vegan paradise. 

1. Plum Bistro

Plum Bistro is a magical place where plants rule the menu, and each dish is a testament to the sheer delicious power of vegetables. Nestled in the heart of Capitol Hill, this eatery is as trendy as it gets. With its eclectic décor, swanky atmosphere, and tempting aromas, you'll be posting #foodenvy pics before you've even taken your first bite.

If you're vegan, you know how challenging it can be to find a wide range of options at most restaurants. Even vegetarian restaurants tend to skimp on the vegan options, and you're left with a menu of one or two items you can actually eat instead of the delicious variety you were craving.

Thankfully, Plum Bistro is 100% vegan, even if the delicious bistro-style comfort food on the menu sounds too indulgent to meet your dietary expectations. Their menu is like a love letter to the plant kingdom, from the sweet BBQ tempeh burger to the creamy mac-n-yease. Here's a little tip: try the spicy cajun mac-n-yease — it's the talk of the town; you'll see why after just one bite. It's that good.

2. Cafe Flora

If you're looking for a cozy and comfortable little gem with a room for every vibe and enough exciting wallpaper to give you endless decor envy, Cafe Flora in Madison Valley is the place for you. This spot is a local favorite, and with its vegetarian-friendly menu, stunning interior, and sun-soaked atrium, you'll soon see why. 

There's nothing quite like sipping a craft cocktail under a canopy of lush plants…or even on their stunning outdoor patio that offers a great view to pair with your favorite veggie nibble. Every bite you take here is sure to be a delicious one, so there's no going wrong at this vegetarian spot!

Cafe Flora's menu is a beautifully woven tapestry of vegetarian and vegan offerings. Each dish, from the portobello Wellington to the Oaxaca tacos, is a tantalizing testament to the wonders of meat-free cuisine. And let's not forget about brunch, a game of culinary peekaboo with seasonal scones and heavenly benedicts. 

Oh, and those fennel biscuits with mushroom gravy? They're everything — and we do mean everything.

3. Harvest Beat

Harvest Beat is about to rock your vegan world. This meal isn't just dining — it's an experience. Located in Wallingford, Harvest Beat is all about vibrant and healthy food and prioritizes a desire to help support their community by promoting farmers and foragers in the Seattle area.

Their menu changes with the seasons. Yes, you heard right. They are seriously dedicated to keeping things fresh and exciting, serving five-course vegan and vegetarian meals that are as beautiful as they are delicious. 

You'll dine on dishes you've never dreamed of, like their locally foraged mushroom tower or beetroot gnocchi. If you're tired of seeing tasting menus and needing to adjust your diet or knowing that you won't be able to indulge in fine dining the way you'd like, Harvest Beat has you covered.

But here's the real kicker: every meal begins with a gong — yes, a gong — to celebrate the moment and the food. Talk about a grand entrance! By now, you're probably realizing that Seattle's vegetarian and vegan scene is about more than just food. It's about creativity, community, and a whole lot of love. 

4. Wayward Vegan Cafe

It's time to get back to cozy basics with Wayward Vegan Cafe, a delightful little joint as comfy as your favorite pair of jeans. Located in the Roosevelt neighborhood, Wayward is all about recreating classic diner favorites sans animal products. Who said you need meat to make truly delicious comfort food? Because it certainly wasn't us — or the Wayward Vegan.

Their menu is extensive. You've got your vegan pancakes, scrambles, burgers, and then some. They even have a plant-based take on biscuits and gravy that could fool any Southern grandma. 

Oh, and if you're feeling bold, why not try one of their incredible scrambles, containing satisfying and delicious veg-friendly ingredients such as tofu, vegetables, vegan cheese, and just about anything else you could imagine being packed into a vegan omelet?

A tip from your sassy culinary guide: come hungry. This is hearty fare that'll make you wish for a second stomach. If you've been missing out on that diner life since you went off meat, it's time to restore that part of your life…and we can't wait!

5. Cycle Dogs

Hold onto your crispy kale chips because this isn't your average food truck. Welcome to Cycle Dogs, where vegan hot dogs and the open road are a match made in heaven. It's fast, it's fresh, it's funky — and it's all plant-based. 

A quick scroll through their Instagram will wow you with scrumptious-looking corndogs, ingeniously mixed cocktails, and stuffed-to-the-gill sandwiches that will have you drooling at your phone screen.

Cycle Dogs serves up an array of vegan hot dogs that'll leave you questioning everything you thought you knew about food trucks. You've got the "Seattle Dog," topped with a mouthwatering combination of cream cheese and caramelized onions, and the "Picnic Dog," complete with vegan coleslaw and BBQ sauce.

Here's a tip: If you spot Cycle Dogs at a local market or brewery — they're always on the move — run, don't walk. This is street food at its finest.

6. Vegan Pizza Pi

If you're on the hunt for phenomenal vegan cuisine, pizza might not be your first thought. After trying Vegan Pizza Pi, it's going to become your new go-to. Nestled right in the heart of Seattle, this dynamic food destination is a gem for all pizza lovers — vegan or otherwise.

Let's face it: Who doesn't appreciate a good pizza? However, most pizza places leave much to be desired when it comes to vegan options. That's where Vegan Pizza Pi comes in, serving up an array of incredible pizza options to satisfy even the most discerning vegan foodies.

One bite into these delectable creations, and you'll be whisked away on an irresistible journey of flavors. Vegan Pizza Pi's artisans don't just make vegan pizzas…they redefine them. Each ingredient, from the dough to the toppings, is meticulously selected to ensure quality, taste, and vegan-friendly standards.

The best part? This culinary delight isn't exclusive to vegans. Many a carnivore has been pleasantly surprised by Vegan Pizza Pi's mouthwatering offerings because "compromise" isn't part of their vocabulary…and we are so very grateful. Whether you're on a date, hanging with friends, or just in the mood to treat yourself, this is the place to be.

Honorable Mentions

  • Kati Vegan Thai
  • Broadfork Cafe
  • Next Level Burger
  • Araya’s Place
  • Pi Vegan Pizzeria
  • Veggie Grill

It's Time To Veg Out

From chic bistros and hipster cafés to fabulous food trucks, Seattle is a veggie lover's utopia — and your journey has just begun. Who knew going green could be such a tasty adventure? But darling, this is just the first course. Seattle's thriving veggie scene is as diverse as a drag queen's wardrobe, so there's always something new to discover, taste, and fall in love with!

Every time we dine at these establishments, we're not just giving our taste buds a party — we're supporting local businesses and encouraging a sustainable food culture. 

That's what we call eating responsibly, and, lucky for all of us; it's increasingly chic and increasingly flavorful. Gone are the days of bland tofu and sad, wilted vegetables. Super flavorful, ultra-satisfying vegan and vegetarian food is here to stay!

So, slip on those cruelty-free shoes, don your fabulous bamboo sunglasses, and strut out into the bustling, appetizing streets of Seattle. There are more vegetarian and vegan culinary treasures to discover. The city's out there, ready to welcome you with open arms and a full plate. 

Now go, my vegan vixens! Go green, eat clean, and most of all, enjoy!


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