What I Ate in Seattle as a Vegan

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I personally love to scour a city in search for vegan options, but I know that some people much prefer to have an organized list available to them – which is why I have decided to log my travel eats on my website! I’m not a food critic, but I am a vegan foodie who likes to eat wholesome, plant-based food, plus an occasional treat or two. If that sounds like you, I would highly recommend you read further! I also tacked on some of my favorite (touristy) destinations in Seattle, if you are looking for other ideas.

Note: these are all of the restaurants that I visited during my stay in Seattle, however I probably have not visited every single vegan establishment in any given city. If you are a local or have your own vegan-friendly suggestion, please let me and others know in the comments below! I would also suggest checking out Happy Cow online for a list of all vegan and veg-friendly establishments.

Wayward Vegan Café ($-$$)

If you love vegan junk food or veganized versions of classic American comfort food, you must go to Wayward Café! Even if you are a self-proclaimed health junkie, I would still recommend a stop by! I personally enjoyed a delicious quinoa and tempeh salad, but sampled some deep fried french toast sticks on the side because, balance (they also have vegan mozzarella sticks too…like what?). All of the food I tried was amazing, and my friends meals looked fantastic as well! If I ever find myself in Seattle again, I will definitely be paying this place a visit.

Plum Bistro ($$)

Plum Bistro seems to be the most popular vegan venue in Seattle, or at least that’s the place that was most recommended to me. While it is on the fancier side and a little pricier than the other restaurants on this list, I was very impressed with my meal here. I don’t really order salads when I go out to eat as I don’t find them to be very filling and I can usually make them on my own at home for a fraction of the price, but I decided to take a chance with the “Mama Africa” salad, and boy was I glad I did.

If you don’t want to go in for a sit down meal, the folks at Plum also own a smaller to-go store, Plum Pantry, a food truck, and a bakery, Sugar Plum. I have never been to any of these places myself, but if you have ever been, I would love to hear your thoughts about them in the comments!

Araya’s Place ($)

Thai food can sometimes be tricky as a vegan (people seem to like to hide fish sauce in everything), but Araya’s Place is completely plant-based, so you don’t have to worry about that! If you are coming during lunch time, I would highly recommend the buffet, as you get to sample a variety of their dishes that way, and at a reasonable price. I went with a couple of friends, and in addition to the buffet we also ordered the drunken noodles, which were amazing. I’ve heard the mango sticky rice is to die for as well! Araya’s has several locations, so be sure to check out which one will be easiest for you to access via their website.

Seattle Cookie Counter ($)

I was able to go to the Seattle Cookie Counter before they unfortunately were forced closed their doors, but the good news is that they have plans to re-open again in 2017! If you have the opportunity, I would definitely pay this 100% vegan establishment a visit – my lavender ice cream was incredibly creative and so creamy, and the chocolate chip cookie I purchased on the side was a perfect compliment.

Remedy Teas ($)

While I would not consider my stop at Remedy Teas to be the highlight of my trip to Seattle, it was a great place to sit back, enjoy a nice cup of tea, and try a few of the vegan options on their menu. If you’re a tea drinker, you will absolutely love this place – they have over 150 teas for you to choose from, and you can order them hot or iced.

*Note: not everything at Remedy Teas is vegan, but they do have plenty of options!

Mighty-O Donuts ($)

Vegan donuts seem to have been the Instagram trend of 2016, but I mean….who doesn’t love those round doughy circles? Mighty-O Donuts has an entirely vegan menu, and all of their ingredients are certified organic (so healthy, right?). If you have the time to make it to one of their actual locations I would highly recommend it, but if you’re short on time, you could just stop by a local Whole Foods instead – that’s what I did! Note that WF does not have the complete donut selection of their actual brick and mortars, though. They seemed to only carry the classic glazed variety and one or two other flavors.

Other Places to Check Out:

I vlogged most of my time in Seattle, so if you are interested in seeing exactly everything I did, here you go: [1] [2]  If you don’t have the time to watch, I will say that my favorite places were the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum, Alki Beach, and Pikes Place Market (grab some fresh fruit and a great book for an afternoon well-spent).

About the Author

Hey there, I’m Caitlin! I make easy-to-follow, wholesome, and budget-friendly vegan recipes that are mostly gluten-free and refined sugar-free. I’m also an avid yogi, love the great outdoors, am chocolate-obsessed, and enjoy eating almond butter straight off of the spoon.

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  1. I was in Seattle this past April celebrating my 21st. I wish I would’ve discovered your yt channel/blog sooner bc I didn’t know of many vegan places to eat? Anywho I love your recommendations and your channel! ??