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15 Terrific Restaurants for Vegan Food, Summer 2021

Where to get great meatless and dairy-free dishes in the Seattle area

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Plum Bistro is one of the top vegan restaurants in Seattle.
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Seattle has a wide variety of vegan dining options, not to mention a strong selection of vegetarian restaurants, which can usually accommodate vegans with ease. No matter where one goes around the region, it’s not too difficult to find dive bars, diners, and upscale destinations dedicated to meatless dishes. Here are some of the best options around town, listed from north to south. If you notice any changes to services listed or have suggestions for additions to consider, send us a tip.

The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for diners and workers. Local officials recommend that everyone, whether vaccinated or not, should wear masks inside restaurants when not eating or drinking. Many bars and restaurants in Seattle (but not all) are also now requiring customers to provide proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test for indoor dining; for the latest restrictions, check restaurant websites or official social media pages. Find a local vaccination site here. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Wayward Vegan Cafe

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801 NE 65th St
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 524-0204
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Vegan comfort food at this Roosevelt cafe includes pancakes, scrambles, and biscuits for breakfast, plus fried faux chicken, fettuccine alfredo, and garlic quinoa with kale and chopped walnuts for dinner. It’s open for takeout with preorders through the website, or delivery via Postmates and Caviar. No dine-in at the moment.

Pictured is a faux chicken salad from Wayward Vegan Cafe.
Faux chicken salad.
Wayward

2. Cycle Dogs

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5410 17th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 372-8510
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The former food truck has opened its first-ever restaurant in Ballard, with a menu its well-crafted spins on Whataburger and Dick’s burgers, as well as meatless hot dogs loaded with toppings. There are also a few must-try brunch items, such as breakfast burritos and tofu “eggy” sandwiches, while fans can pick up the “Best Damn Ranch” and other sauces for retail.

3. Pi Vegan Pizzeria

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5301 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 343-1415
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This quirky, no-frills U District standby claims the title “America’s oldest vegan pizzeria.” The pies take influences from both old-world traditions (margarita, pesto) and fast food spins (BBQ chicken, mac and cheese). There’s dine-in service, and the restaurant also sells beer and wine to go, with delivery available through GrubHub.

4. Broadfork Cafe

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4757 12th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 522-6966
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This welcoming U District spot serves quinoa and rice bowls, salads, soups, and sandwiches, with an emphasis on locally-grown ingredients. Diners can find the same menu at Broadfork’s Lower Queen Anne location. Both restaurants are open for onsite dining, takeout, and delivery via DoorDash, Uber Eats, and GrubHub. The U District outpost has outdoor seating as well.

Pictured is a vegetable plate with carrots, red bell pepper, and sprouts from Broadfork Cafe.
Broadfork Cafe has a number of vegetable-packed bowls on the menu.
Broadfork Cafe

5. Harvest Beat

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1711 N 45th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 547-1348
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The respected vegan restaurant in Wallingford is known for its excellent tasting menus, which has recently included dishes such as a saffron “lobster” mushroom bisque, zucchini corn cakes, and cashew cheese-filled tamales covered in Theo’s chocolate mole. It also offers a few enticing a la carte lunch items, such as mung bean crepes and ravioli with smoked tomato sauce.

6. Teapot Vegetarian House

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15230 NE 24th St Ste H
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 373-1888
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For vegans on the Eastside, this reliable pan-Asian spot in Redmond is an excellent takeout choice, with Chinese dishes such as mapo tofu and Mandarin crispy fritters being the strong suit. Snacks like cripsy nuggets made with compressed mushroom stalks may win over the kids, too.

A plate of zucchini, eggplant, tofu, and peanuts, with a side of orange sauce and a dollop of rice.
Mapo tofu with vegetables and rice
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7. Cafe Flora

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2901 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 325-9100
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This warm, family-friendly restaurant (with a new Beacon Hill bakery offshoot) has been a Madison Valley favorite for nearly 30 years. All-day snacks include tacos dorados made with black bean stew, yam fries, and a sensational vegan cinnamon rolls. Masks are required for onside dining, but there’s takeout via Toast and delivery is available through Caviar.

8. Kati Vegan Thai

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1190 Thomas St
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 900-7954
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Seattle has several other great vegan Thai options, but this bright addition to the South Lake Union dining scene sets the bar with satisfying, creative takes on classic dishes. From fresh garden rolls to pad see-ew, the flavors really pop, and the desserts, including coconut mango delight and coconut fancy, are a star attraction.

9. Eggs and Plants

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2229 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 448-2050
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This charming Belltown shop offers vegetarian and vegan Middle Eastern street food that’s ready in a flash. The stripped-down menu of four sandwiches can all be made vegan by omitting the egg found in two of them. Thick, fluffy pitas are stuffed with subtly spiced ingredients, plenty of pickled vegetables, and nutty tahini.

A top-down view of pitas at Eggs and Plants, with falafel. Israeli salad, and hummus on the side.
Pitas at Eggs and Plants, with falafel and hummus.
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10. Plum Bistro

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1429 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 838-5333
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The much-lauded Capitol Hill restaurant from chef Makini Howell has a variety of kid-friendly family meal options that can feed four or more. There’s even a brunch selection, with “chicken” fried seitan, country gravy, waffles, and maple syrup, along with the restaurant’s popular Mac and Yease, a mac and cheese twist made with smoked tofu and soy cream. 

11. Chu Minh Tofu and Vegan Deli

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1043 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 228-5449
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This no-frills International District standby serves up Vietnamese dishes such as pho and tofu banh mi, and lets diners design their own rice bowl from dozens of options, including luffa, jackfruit, and curries. It’s open for takeout and delivery through Grubhub, Postmates, and Caviar.

Pictured is the vegan-friendly food behind a display case at Chu Minh Tofu.
The display case at Chu Minh Tofu.
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12. Oak

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3019 Beacon Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 535-7070
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Meat-alternative pub fare, generously portioned, is on order at this lively Beacon Hill restaurant. Highlights include the Rebellyous “chicken” tenders with vegan breading and rich, savory-sweet barbecue sauce; vegan BBQ meatloaf sliders; and the Phish Which, a vegetable patty smothered with savory dill and caper tartar sauce. There’s also some new outdoor seating.

13. Allyum

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2940 SW Avalon Way
Seattle, WA 98126
(206) 466-2270
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Since opening in early 2021, West Seattle’s Allyum has developed a short-but-fantastic menu of comfort food items that’s entirely vegan and gluten-free. Of particular note are the weekend brunch offerings, which includes a carrot “lox” Benedict, chickpea omelettes stuffed with kale, and a “chicken” fried mushroom waffle with cultured butter and smoky maple syrup.

14. Georgetown Liquor Company

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5501 Airport Way S Ste.B
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 402-5367
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The longtime vegan and vegetarian bar recently got a revival from Alan Threewit, co-owner of Capitol Hill’s heavy metal-influenced den Highline. Threewit gave the place a refresh, and an all vegan menu, with alternate protein takes on pulled pork, reubens, and French dips. There are plenty of cocktails as well, including a white Russian with lavender-infused vodka and soy milk.

A vegan version of a pulled pork sandwich, topped with barbecue sauce and coleslaw on a purple plate
“Pulled pork” with barbecue sauce and coleslaw.
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15. Amy's Merkato Ethiopian & Eritrean Restaurant and Deli

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5710 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 324-2527
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This Hillman City Ethiopian and Eritrean is a hybrid restaurant, cafe, and deli that serves up excellent breakfast all day (the fava bean, tomato, toasted flaxseed, and jalapeño foul is terrific), as well as a strong selection of vegetarian/vegan combos that include lentil and split-pea wots. Don’t forget about the strong coffee selection as well.

1. Wayward Vegan Cafe

801 NE 65th St, Seattle, WA 98115
Pictured is a faux chicken salad from Wayward Vegan Cafe.
Faux chicken salad.
Wayward

Vegan comfort food at this Roosevelt cafe includes pancakes, scrambles, and biscuits for breakfast, plus fried faux chicken, fettuccine alfredo, and garlic quinoa with kale and chopped walnuts for dinner. It’s open for takeout with preorders through the website, or delivery via Postmates and Caviar. No dine-in at the moment.

801 NE 65th St
Seattle, WA 98115

2. Cycle Dogs

5410 17th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

The former food truck has opened its first-ever restaurant in Ballard, with a menu its well-crafted spins on Whataburger and Dick’s burgers, as well as meatless hot dogs loaded with toppings. There are also a few must-try brunch items, such as breakfast burritos and tofu “eggy” sandwiches, while fans can pick up the “Best Damn Ranch” and other sauces for retail.

5410 17th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

3. Pi Vegan Pizzeria

5301 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

This quirky, no-frills U District standby claims the title “America’s oldest vegan pizzeria.” The pies take influences from both old-world traditions (margarita, pesto) and fast food spins (BBQ chicken, mac and cheese). There’s dine-in service, and the restaurant also sells beer and wine to go, with delivery available through GrubHub.

5301 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

4. Broadfork Cafe

4757 12th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Pictured is a vegetable plate with carrots, red bell pepper, and sprouts from Broadfork Cafe.
Broadfork Cafe has a number of vegetable-packed bowls on the menu.
Broadfork Cafe

This welcoming U District spot serves quinoa and rice bowls, salads, soups, and sandwiches, with an emphasis on locally-grown ingredients. Diners can find the same menu at Broadfork’s Lower Queen Anne location. Both restaurants are open for onsite dining, takeout, and delivery via DoorDash, Uber Eats, and GrubHub. The U District outpost has outdoor seating as well.

4757 12th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105

5. Harvest Beat

1711 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103

The respected vegan restaurant in Wallingford is known for its excellent tasting menus, which has recently included dishes such as a saffron “lobster” mushroom bisque, zucchini corn cakes, and cashew cheese-filled tamales covered in Theo’s chocolate mole. It also offers a few enticing a la carte lunch items, such as mung bean crepes and ravioli with smoked tomato sauce.

1711 N 45th St
Seattle, WA 98103

6. Teapot Vegetarian House

15230 NE 24th St Ste H, Redmond, WA 98052
A plate of zucchini, eggplant, tofu, and peanuts, with a side of orange sauce and a dollop of rice.
Mapo tofu with vegetables and rice
Matthew Lombardi

For vegans on the Eastside, this reliable pan-Asian spot in Redmond is an excellent takeout choice, with Chinese dishes such as mapo tofu and Mandarin crispy fritters being the strong suit. Snacks like cripsy nuggets made with compressed mushroom stalks may win over the kids, too.

15230 NE 24th St Ste H
Redmond, WA 98052

7. Cafe Flora

2901 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112

This warm, family-friendly restaurant (with a new Beacon Hill bakery offshoot) has been a Madison Valley favorite for nearly 30 years. All-day snacks include tacos dorados made with black bean stew, yam fries, and a sensational vegan cinnamon rolls. Masks are required for onside dining, but there’s takeout via Toast and delivery is available through Caviar.

2901 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112

8. Kati Vegan Thai

1190 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109

Seattle has several other great vegan Thai options, but this bright addition to the South Lake Union dining scene sets the bar with satisfying, creative takes on classic dishes. From fresh garden rolls to pad see-ew, the flavors really pop, and the desserts, including coconut mango delight and coconut fancy, are a star attraction.

1190 Thomas St
Seattle, WA 98109

9. Eggs and Plants

2229 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
A top-down view of pitas at Eggs and Plants, with falafel. Israeli salad, and hummus on the side.
Pitas at Eggs and Plants, with falafel and hummus.
Eggs and Plants/Facebook

This charming Belltown shop offers vegetarian and vegan Middle Eastern street food that’s ready in a flash. The stripped-down menu of four sandwiches can all be made vegan by omitting the egg found in two of them. Thick, fluffy pitas are stuffed with subtly spiced ingredients, plenty of pickled vegetables, and nutty tahini.

2229 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

10. Plum Bistro

1429 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

The much-lauded Capitol Hill restaurant from chef Makini Howell has a variety of kid-friendly family meal options that can feed four or more. There’s even a brunch selection, with “chicken” fried seitan, country gravy, waffles, and maple syrup, along with the restaurant’s popular Mac and Yease, a mac and cheese twist made with smoked tofu and soy cream. 

1429 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

11. Chu Minh Tofu and Vegan Deli

1043 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104
Pictured is the vegan-friendly food behind a display case at Chu Minh Tofu.
The display case at Chu Minh Tofu.
Matthew Lombardi

This no-frills International District standby serves up Vietnamese dishes such as pho and tofu banh mi, and lets diners design their own rice bowl from dozens of options, including luffa, jackfruit, and curries. It’s open for takeout and delivery through Grubhub, Postmates, and Caviar.

1043 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104

12. Oak

3019 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Meat-alternative pub fare, generously portioned, is on order at this lively Beacon Hill restaurant. Highlights include the Rebellyous “chicken” tenders with vegan breading and rich, savory-sweet barbecue sauce; vegan BBQ meatloaf sliders; and the Phish Which, a vegetable patty smothered with savory dill and caper tartar sauce. There’s also some new outdoor seating.

3019 Beacon Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

13. Allyum

2940 SW Avalon Way, Seattle, WA 98126

Since opening in early 2021, West Seattle’s Allyum has developed a short-but-fantastic menu of comfort food items that’s entirely vegan and gluten-free. Of particular note are the weekend brunch offerings, which includes a carrot “lox” Benedict, chickpea omelettes stuffed with kale, and a “chicken” fried mushroom waffle with cultured butter and smoky maple syrup.

2940 SW Avalon Way
Seattle, WA 98126

14. Georgetown Liquor Company

5501 Airport Way S Ste.B, Seattle, WA 98108
A vegan version of a pulled pork sandwich, topped with barbecue sauce and coleslaw on a purple plate
“Pulled pork” with barbecue sauce and coleslaw.
Georgetown Liquor Company/Facebook

The longtime vegan and vegetarian bar recently got a revival from Alan Threewit, co-owner of Capitol Hill’s heavy metal-influenced den Highline. Threewit gave the place a refresh, and an all vegan menu, with alternate protein takes on pulled pork, reubens, and French dips. There are plenty of cocktails as well, including a white Russian with lavender-infused vodka and soy milk.

5501 Airport Way S Ste.B
Seattle, WA 98108

15. Amy's Merkato Ethiopian & Eritrean Restaurant and Deli

5710 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

This Hillman City Ethiopian and Eritrean is a hybrid restaurant, cafe, and deli that serves up excellent breakfast all day (the fava bean, tomato, toasted flaxseed, and jalapeño foul is terrific), as well as a strong selection of vegetarian/vegan combos that include lentil and split-pea wots. Don’t forget about the strong coffee selection as well.

5710 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

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