Finding delicious vegetarian and vegan options is no problem in a food hub and hipster hot spot like Seattle.
Seattle is known not only for its seemingly daily rain, but also for being the location of today’s popular TV hospital drama. This culinary and cultural mecca of the Northwest offers unforgettable meals no matter what your culinary lifestyle may be. And yes, it’s not all fish markets and Starbucks. The city is full of vegetarian and vegan options that are at the forefront of the meatless cooking trend. Next time you’re in town, try one of these seven options.
Harvest Beat is known as one of the most popular vegetarian restaurants in the city, and it’s easy to see why. The restaurant offers a prix fixe menu with five delicious dishes. The meal begins with a glass of Riesling and Lemon Basil Cucumber Lemongrass Elixir, followed by a Moroccan Pomegranate Walnut Pesto and Spicy Radish Blood Orange Salad. The third course was an arrangement of stuffed asparagus with green peppers and cashew cheese. The final savory course is a morel mushroom, fiddlehead fern, roasted lamb’s crook and saffron risotto, and for dessert, a cashew soufflé-filled cannoli. Each course is paired with the perfect wine and herbal and fruit elixir or tea.
1711 N. 45th
Tallulah’s is a stylish and casual neighborhood cafe with a menu that considers itself to be “vegetable-focused.” But not exactly vegetarian, so even the carnivores among your travel companions can be satisfied. Appetizers include charred asparagus with Meyer lemon oil and pecorino romano, roasted cauliflower with pine nuts and raisins, avocado toast with pickled Onions and cilantro. You can choose some simple salads or opt for hearty veggie bowls: spring veggie bowls (quinoa, sauerkraut, squash, avocado, protein) Taz, apple cider vinaigrette and a soft-boiled egg), sweet potato and black bean bowl (egg, quinoa, avocado, egg white taz and fried cheese) Or falafel bowls (romaine, green tahini, goat yogurt tzatziki, kalamata olives, pickled herbs and (Fennel).
550 19th Ave.
Tulio’s Italian menu always offers several vegetarian and vegan options. The restaurant stays true to its Italian, Old World roots, using local ingredients to create an authentic experience. The vegetarian dinner menu offers more than 15 dishes, including sweet potato gnocchi with sage butter and mascarpone; risotto with golden beet and Sweet kumquats; and quattro stagioni with wild mushrooms, onion jam, basil and roasted tomatoes. Don’t miss the desserts here, from seasonal sorbets and gelato to tiramisu to passionate pecan tarts! .
1100 5th Ave.
Since opening in Seattle in 1989, Wild Ginger has been a freshly prepared Asian restaurant that specializes in Pacific Rim Cuisine. Vegetarian and vegan options include lemongrass tofu satay and market vegetable satay, sayur lodeh (Javanese vegetarian curry) (served with tofu puffs, chayote, eggplant, green peppers, green beans, cabbage and okra) and Thai Passion Tofu (fried tofu). (eggplant, soy sauce, kaffir lime leaves, and basil) Wild Ginger is also known for its cocktails. Try tropical cocktails like the mango daiquiri, coconut cracked martini, ginger martini, and Thai chili margarita.
1401 Third Ave.
The cozy booths and open kitchen of this local favorite make it a cozy spot for family gatherings or late-night dinners. If you’re looking for something lighter, try the “giant” garlic croutons and Romaine lettuce (a Caesar salad creation) or the lacinato kale salad (pumpkin seed ranch, delicata squash, white cheddar and scallions). A unique goat cheese and lavender fondue to die for, and fried Brussels sprouts with puffed rice and herbed parmesan romano gnocchi! , served with tomato stewed kale, whipped burrata, olive tapenade and smoked paprika.
2030 5th Ave.
Located in the Ballard Hotel, Stoneburner combines Mediterranean cooking styles with ingredients from the Pacific Northwest. Of course, as the name suggests, the emphasis here is on stoneburner cooking. While many of the meals are vegetarian, menu items that include meat (or don’t include meat) may appeal to omnivorous diners as well. Examples include pea and mint ravioli, fennel and sausage pizza, asparagus shaved salad, and roasted beet salad. Most importantly, have a delicious dessert. How about a hot piece of zucchini fruit upside down cake, served in “mode”?
14 Ballard Ave. NW.
Julia’s of Wallingford
Serving breakfast and lunch only, this casual restaurant focuses on healthy, locally sourced, home-style cooking. All baked goods are made from scratch on the premises, and vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available. Both the breakfast and lunch menus are extensive. For breakfast, you can choose from sweet treats like berry pancakes or Belgian waffles, or savory options like a vegan omelet or pancake. The lunch menu is more savory, with vegetarian options such as homemade hummus, vegan tacos, caprese salad, and waist ginger fried rice.
4401 Wallingford Ave. north, Wallingford Ave.