People choose a vegan lifestyle for many reasons, mostly for health, and sometimes on principle. My sister is vegan, and whenever we visit, I get to taste the exquisite delights of delicious home-cooked vegan meals and she gets to experience the vegan cuisine of Seattle .
Many vegans avoid eating out because of the added issue of finding a restaurant. Well, let the confusion end. Seattle is actually inundated with some fabulous places that you can enjoy and trust to be wholly vegan.
Wayward Vegan Cafe.
Address: 5253 University Way NE, Seattle, WA, 98105.
Phone Number: 206-524-0204
Hours: Monday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
This is the place if you like the traditional diner/ “greasy spoon” atmosphere, and the food is very good if sometimes presented a little haphazardly. It looks, smells and tastes like American cuisine. All day breakfast is served and dinner is available between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.
This restaurant accepts credit cards and is one of the least expensive vegan restaurants in Seattle.
Address: 1226 South Jackson Street, St, WA, 98144,
Phone Number: 206-299-2219
Hours: Monday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday – 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Master Ching Hai, an advocate for vegan and vegetarian living, inspired this chain of restaurants, and now each one is individually family owned. Settled in the Chinatown area, the food is all vegan, serving tofu, noodles, rice, mock-meat dishes and desserts. There is on-site parking, which is a plus.
This restaurant accepts credit cards and is a moderately expensive restaurant.
Address: 31 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA, 98004.
Phone Number: 425-453-1366
Hours: Monday – Thursday 11.30 a.m. – 9.30 p.m. Friday – Saturday 11.30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday – 11.30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
For those of you that like to travel out of the big city, Bellevue is a good place to start. Araya’s Place is the first vegan Thai food restaurant in the Seattle area, and it is well worth a visit for Thai lovers.
Bellevue is just a fifteen minute drive from Seattle, offering all the excitement of a big city wrapped up in a smaller, calmer version.
The restaurant also operates a bakery which serves optional non-vegan food.
This is a moderately priced restaurant that accepts credit cards.
The term Vegan was used first in 1944 by Donald Watson, to mean, “non dairy eating vegetarian.”