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Hey, Carnivores! Here's an Epic Guide on Where to Take Vegetarians Out to Eat in Seattle

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No longer is it okay to drag your vegetarian date to a restaurant where they'll be forced to cobble together a meal out of side dishes (unless you get a kick out of watching that sort of mess unfold). Veg dishes are not only abundant in Seattle now days, they're goddamn delicious and often found on the same menu as cooked animals.

Eater's Julia Wayne has a ton of suggestion on where to get some of the city's best meat-free dishes without having to sacrifice your meat cravings (or relationship). Just want some bomb vegan food? We've got that for you, too. And check back next week for a map of where to find Seattle's best veggie burgers. Got a suggestion? Let's hear it in the comments.


Honorable Mention:
· Pho Vietnam II: Great pho with no mushrooms and delicious tofu
· Taiwon Thai: Excellent spicy green beans and tofu
· Athina Grill: Flaky Spanakopita for days
· Hilltop Ale House: Fried goat cheese salad we dream of
· Pecado Bueno: Great textured sweet potato tacos, rad potato taquitos
· Where Ya At Matt: Flavorful smoked portabella mushroom sammy
· Bamboo Garden: Vegetarian Chinese food even a carnivore could love
· Taste of India: Everything can be made vegan

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Brouwer's Cafe

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Both their falafel sandwich, which comes on focaccia and can be made vegan, and whatever their vegetarian special of the day is get rave reviews. And beer. That is totes vegan, right?

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Cafe Munir

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This Lebanese restaurant is full of small, shareable dips, spreads, veggies, and seasonal surprises, and a few amazing entrees. Everything is delicious, and it’s possible (by which we mean, we’ve done it on purpose) to consume so much perfect food you barely notice that none of it was made of animal.

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Il Corvo

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The great thing about Il Corvo is that there are different menu options every day, with the kitchen crew consistently utilizing what's in season. There are three different pasta shapes and preparations daily, one of which is always vegetarian (and all of which are available with a white sauce instead). This is a favorite lunch spot for lots of people. If you're not one of them, you might not like food.

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Big props for the gnocchi with black truffle cream sauce at this sexy Belltown spot. If you think you're "over" truffles, hit up your mouth with this dish. See if it agrees.

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Kabul Afghan Cuisine

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Besides being one of the only Afghan restaurants in Seattle, this place is boss with their eggplant. Of their five vegetarian entrees, the Badenjan Borani is by far the best of the bunch, with perfectly textured eggplant and a flavorful garlic sauce to boot.

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Bastille Café & Bar

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A beautiful atmosphere with solid falafel sandwiches and kale gratin you might write poems about. Not ideal for vegans, but we were too be too busy chowing down on our moules frites to notice.

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Annapurna Cafe

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Here, some incredible options for just about everyone. With eight vegan entree options and a Vegetable Kofta at least one person (probably) described as their preferred last meal on earth, it's reasonable to say this would be a killer dinner destination.

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Wedgwood II Vegetarian Thai

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The confusingly named Capitol Hill joint is full-on veggie, but carnivores maw down the super fresh-tasting noodles, excellent spring rolls, and flavorful curries. Unlike other vegetarian Thai places not mentioned here, they don’t add a bunch of stock veggies to their food as filler, and their tofu is amazeballs.

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Spinasse

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Really wanna impress your peeps? Take them to Jason Stratton’s magic land and feed them the Tajarin al Burro e Salvia: The most delicate pasta imaginable, decorated only with butter and sage. It’s perfect in every way.

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Bizzarro Italian Cafe

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They treat all their plant and animal children with love, but their Forest Floor Frenzy is among the best pasta, mushroom, and straight-up entrees in town. With handmade pappardelle and creamy sherry sauce, it’s worth the wait for a funky night at this Wallingford restaurant.

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Paseo Caribbean Restaurant

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If you can stand to wait in line, the Tofu Delight is true to its name, and the Onion Obsession sandwich is a sandwich made out of onions, which is delightful as well. Meat eaters shouldn’t miss the #1 and #2 pork sandwiches. But don’t forget to steal bites from your vegetarian friends.

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El Chupacabra

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Mexican food is often pretty friendly to the vegetarians among us, but vegans can have a tougher time, since sauces at many restaurants often include secret cream and egg. But at the Chup, you can get four kinds of vegan “meat,” which are treated to their own special sauce preparations. They swear it tastes just like food!

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Razzi's Pizzeria

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Yeah, there’s a pizza place that caters to vegans. In fact, the Greenwood spot has an entire vegetarian and vegan menu. The Kickin’ Chicken Calzone is a favorite. Gluten-free too? No problem. They make all their doughs onsite, so they can pretty much make food for anyone.

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With their menu divided up into salad, rice, noodles, dumplings, and the like, nearly every category includes a vegetarian option. And they’re amazing: Think noodles with eggplant and crazy-flavorful broth (available on the brunch menu, seasonally), or dumplings with broccoli and farro wrappers.

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Stoneburner

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Among the favorite dishes here are the burrata, a yukon potato and fonduta-drizzled mushroom pizza, and a stellar mushroom app. Though this isn’t the ideal place to take a vegan, vegetarians won’t feel the least bit slighted.

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Brouwer's Cafe

Both their falafel sandwich, which comes on focaccia and can be made vegan, and whatever their vegetarian special of the day is get rave reviews. And beer. That is totes vegan, right?

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Cafe Munir

This Lebanese restaurant is full of small, shareable dips, spreads, veggies, and seasonal surprises, and a few amazing entrees. Everything is delicious, and it’s possible (by which we mean, we’ve done it on purpose) to consume so much perfect food you barely notice that none of it was made of animal.

[Photo Credit]

Il Corvo

The great thing about Il Corvo is that there are different menu options every day, with the kitchen crew consistently utilizing what's in season. There are three different pasta shapes and preparations daily, one of which is always vegetarian (and all of which are available with a white sauce instead). This is a favorite lunch spot for lots of people. If you're not one of them, you might not like food.

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Big props for the gnocchi with black truffle cream sauce at this sexy Belltown spot. If you think you're "over" truffles, hit up your mouth with this dish. See if it agrees.

[Photo Credit]

Kabul Afghan Cuisine

Besides being one of the only Afghan restaurants in Seattle, this place is boss with their eggplant. Of their five vegetarian entrees, the Badenjan Borani is by far the best of the bunch, with perfectly textured eggplant and a flavorful garlic sauce to boot.

[Photo Credit]

Bastille Café & Bar

A beautiful atmosphere with solid falafel sandwiches and kale gratin you might write poems about. Not ideal for vegans, but we were too be too busy chowing down on our moules frites to notice.

[Photo Credit]

Annapurna Cafe

Here, some incredible options for just about everyone. With eight vegan entree options and a Vegetable Kofta at least one person (probably) described as their preferred last meal on earth, it's reasonable to say this would be a killer dinner destination.

[Photo Credit]

Wedgwood II Vegetarian Thai

The confusingly named Capitol Hill joint is full-on veggie, but carnivores maw down the super fresh-tasting noodles, excellent spring rolls, and flavorful curries. Unlike other vegetarian Thai places not mentioned here, they don’t add a bunch of stock veggies to their food as filler, and their tofu is amazeballs.

[Photo Credit]

Spinasse

Really wanna impress your peeps? Take them to Jason Stratton’s magic land and feed them the Tajarin al Burro e Salvia: The most delicate pasta imaginable, decorated only with butter and sage. It’s perfect in every way.

[Photo Credit]

Bizzarro Italian Cafe

They treat all their plant and animal children with love, but their Forest Floor Frenzy is among the best pasta, mushroom, and straight-up entrees in town. With handmade pappardelle and creamy sherry sauce, it’s worth the wait for a funky night at this Wallingford restaurant.

[Photo Credit]

Paseo Caribbean Restaurant

If you can stand to wait in line, the Tofu Delight is true to its name, and the Onion Obsession sandwich is a sandwich made out of onions, which is delightful as well. Meat eaters shouldn’t miss the #1 and #2 pork sandwiches. But don’t forget to steal bites from your vegetarian friends.

[Photo Credit]

El Chupacabra

Mexican food is often pretty friendly to the vegetarians among us, but vegans can have a tougher time, since sauces at many restaurants often include secret cream and egg. But at the Chup, you can get four kinds of vegan “meat,” which are treated to their own special sauce preparations. They swear it tastes just like food!

[Photo Credit]

Razzi's Pizzeria

Yeah, there’s a pizza place that caters to vegans. In fact, the Greenwood spot has an entire vegetarian and vegan menu. The Kickin’ Chicken Calzone is a favorite. Gluten-free too? No problem. They make all their doughs onsite, so they can pretty much make food for anyone.

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Revel

With their menu divided up into salad, rice, noodles, dumplings, and the like, nearly every category includes a vegetarian option. And they’re amazing: Think noodles with eggplant and crazy-flavorful broth (available on the brunch menu, seasonally), or dumplings with broccoli and farro wrappers.

[Photo Credit]

Stoneburner

Among the favorite dishes here are the burrata, a yukon potato and fonduta-drizzled mushroom pizza, and a stellar mushroom app. Though this isn’t the ideal place to take a vegan, vegetarians won’t feel the least bit slighted.

[Photo Credit]

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