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|Araya's Vegetarian Place|
|Totally vegan all you can eat Thai Buffet
that is plentiful and colorful.
Araya's Madison Valley - The newest in the bunch and just across the street from Cafe Flora, tucked behind some shops and in the same place Rovers was for many years. The food is completely vegetarian and always delicious. Just recently they began the famous lunch buffet like the other location.
|Blue C Sushi|
|Many vegetarian choices at
conveyor belt prices. Friendly good service. Nice ambiance.
|Three locations. Great veggie options and definitely more upscale than the usual Mexican joint.
|My new fav. Total home cooking by a big family and you can taste the love. Many many vegetarian options. The appetizers are the best. You can order a sampler of various hummos with the most vibrant colors. The spinach is sublime. It almost feels as if you’re sitting in someone’s private home.
|This small cafe is run by Buddhist
women who state "They care more about the health and well-being of their
customers, than getting rich". It is purely vegetarian and the varied menu
changes daily. There are steaming bowls of Pho and sandwiches as well as plates
of a little of this and a little of that if you wish. They make their own
soymilk in three flavors (pandam, unsweetened and sweetened) and are more than
happy to let you taste all of them. The traditional Vietnamese desserts are to
die for! They have a small parking lot in front which is the International
District is a big bonus.
After a couple years, they’ve expanded to the place next door and now have a completely vegetarian daily buffet. The food is made with love and is different than the usual Vietnamese faire. I wish they’d spend as much time on mopping the floors and wiping down the tables as they do on their food.
|Fonda la Catrina||
|Directly across from Fran’s Chocolate Factory in Georgetown is this jewel of a Mexican restaurant. It is NOT AT ALL the gloppy Tex-Mex style of eatery so common on the West Coast. Many veggie options available and all are delicious!
|The Grill from Ipanema||
|The salad bar is a vegetarian's
dream come true, however, they specialize in Rodizio (the skewers of meat that they
bring to your table) so be prepared to overlook that. On weekends they offer
their buffet salad bar for lunch where you can eat your brains out on
wonderful artichoke bottoms, hearts of palm, roasted eggplants and red
peppers drizzled with yummy olive oil, etc. They spare no cost in serving the most
wonderful high-end veggies. They also have Brasilian drinks (both alcoholic and
not) that you've probably never had before.
|REAL Chinese food. Not vegetarian, but they
are very willing to make wonderful dishes to order. The portions are
|Vegetarian Thai Cuisine. Huge menu that
is prepared beautifully and all our dishes were spiced to perfection.
|Lovely sushi and they were
willing to remake some of the dishes (i.e. agedashi dofu) without bonito
dashi for us! Not many busy places will do that for new customers!! 5
stars right there!! The veggie tempura was plentiful and delicious also.
|Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream|
|Huge portions of organic ice
cream in a warm homemade waffle cone. Salted Caramel is their top seller
and my #1 choice each time. We always get a couple pints to take home. The
prices are very reasonable for the quality and quantity.
|Who knew there was something
more than PHO??!! Very extensive Vietnamese dining and the vegetarian
menu has 105 items on it and so far, everything we've
ordered has been scrumptious. Parking is right out front which is not the
norm in the Int'l. District.
|Poppy is not vegetarian, but a vegetarian has no
trouble eating well there. Lovely local items artistically prepared to
perfection await you at this trendy Capitol Hill location. Chef/owner Jerry
Traunfeld, famous master of The Herbfarm, has once again made his culinary mark
in Seattle dining.
|Portage Bay Cafe|
|Wonderful breakfast served all
day with seasonal menus. Not your run of the mill fare. Many veggie and
organic items and the portions are large. Not open for dinner.
| My husband and I are always
on the lookout for the best Bahn Mi sandwiches and so far, Saigon Deli is
#1 hands down. They are also the cheapest, which is a bonus! Parking is
ample and normally we just eat in the car 'cuz we just can't wait to dig
in. The French bread is perfectly warm and crunchy and the tofu and
veggies are yummy. The spiciness is just right too. The deli case is
filled with wonderful authentic desserts and you know by the line of
people, that you're in the right place.
|Senor Moose Cafe|
|Be prepared to wait, especially for
brunch, but who cares when you will have the best home-cooked Mexican
food north of ME-HI-KO! Very unique dishes with numerous vegetarian
|I'm so jealous.....this is what I've
always dreamed of doing. Harvest Beat is a homey large square room with high
tables and chairs. The owners prepare exquisite organic, vegetarian,
seasonal meals in a prix-fixe arrangement four nights weekly with two
seatings each evening. There are four courses served with love and
patience. You sit with other diners and chat in the mellow surroundings.
Not cheap....but it shouldn't be for what you receive. (Across the street
from Molly Moon....but you probably will be too full to indulge after your Harvest Beat dinner!)
|Eclectic Vietnamese dining in
a tucked away funky spot on the north side of Jackson in the I.D.
Amazing food and lots of veggie options.
|Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria|
|As an East Coast pizza lover, I thoroughly
approve of this spectacular pizzeria. There are numerous vegetarian
options and two of the four salad choices are vegetarian. This is one of
only ten pizza establishments in the United States that has received
approval by the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana from Naples Italy.
|This place on the Ave. rocks! It's
quick and because all they do is Udon, they know how to do it right. You take
your tray and slide down telling the master chefs what you want in your custom
bowl. You can choose various sizes, veggie broth, add-ons, etc. Viola…..it's
ready and so delish. It's like being in Japan, only better----I've never seen
veggie broth in an Udon shop in Japan!!
|The California chain has finally arrived
and there are two locations in Seattle. Everything on the extensive menu is
vegan and very flavorful. Soups are changed daily and you can ask for a taste
first. There are wraps, burgers (the buns are wheat and tasty), salads, soups
and four desserts to choose from. Even the self-serve drinks are healthy and
delicious. I hear one will be opening on the Eastside soon!
|We are always on the lookout for a good
Middle Eastern restaurant and Vios did not disappoint. The waitstaff was awesome
and the food was mainly vegetarian! It was packed with neighborhood folks with
kids and babies (all well behaved!) and such a great vibe. Everything we ate was
|The name is a play on the numbers and means ‘please take care of me’. The owner is from Sapporo Japan, where I lived for many years, and many of the dishes are from that northern island. There are a number of vegetarian dishes on the menu such as ramen (delicious) and the famous OKONOMIYAKI which is a veggie savory ‘pancake’ that is so famous in Japan. Normally it’s made with meat, but Yoroshiku has a veggie version also. Arigato!!.
|Chaat House - Bellevue||
|Brand new in Bellevue just south of the Fred Meyer’s in the Overlake area. It’s very authentic and a bit different than all the other Indian places in town. You order at the counter and they call your number when it’s done. 100% vegetarian!! Not fancy, but yummy. A huge Indian supermarket is in the same strip mall.
|Coco's - Bellevue||
|Ramen is the big thing right now and there are many restaurants highlighting this Japanese delicacy. I keep trying them all and Coco’s is about the best so far! The place is very large, not super gorgeous, but I’m going for taste, not decor on this one. You place your order at the counter and they deliver the goods in no time. The vegetarian ramen is excellent—full of flavor and veggies.
|Din Tai Fung - Bellevue||
|All over Asia and finally in Washington
is this dumpling specialty house. It's located on the second floor of Lincoln
Square (across from Bellevue Sq.) at the south end of the walkway bridge to the
Hyatt Hotel. It's a bit tricky to locate the first time. Although not a
vegetarian restaurant, they have many scrumptous offering that are
vegetarian/vegan. Only one of the dumpling choices (10 pc. per order) is
vegetarian but the numerous side dishes are. Be sure to tell the wait person
that you want vegetarian veggies as they use chicken stock in the veggies
otherwise. Each dumpling is guaranteed to arrive at your table within ten
minutes of being made!!! On November 20th, the larger University Village
restaurant will be opening.
|Firenze Ristorante Italiano - Bellevue||
|Just in case you don't know,
Firenze is how Italians say 'Florence'. This is an upscale fabulous
restaurant on the north edge of Crossroads Mall. The Vegetarian Risotto is
TO DIE FOR. It's pricey but when the quality of food is this good, it
doesn't matter. Probably the best Italian food on the Eastside.
|Fogo de Chao - Bellevue||
|Located in the new Lincoln Plaza (across from Bellevue Square) this authentic Brasilian restaurant has only one location in WA at present. People are surprised when I tell them how much I adore this “meat-lover’s” restaurant, but I assure you, they daily Market Table Buffet is spectacular! It’s displayed as if you were at a wedding with dozens of fresh hot and cold items that are completely vegetarian. The staff is very friendly and the M-F price is a steal!
|Garlic Crush - Bellevue, Issaquah, Redmond||
|Small space with ample parking right
next door. The food is amazing and the long lunch lines attest to that. Many
veggie options available and the prices are fair.
|Kanishka Cuisine of India - Redmond|
|Daily buffet is hearty and
oh-so-filling. Many many vegetarian options and big kudos to Kanishka
for using real saffron (the world's most expensive spice) in their yummy
|Kizuki - Bellevue||
|Finally vegetarian ramen!!! This place
really makes you feel as if you are in Japan with its large attentive staff
(most of whom speak Japanese). There is only one vegetarian ramen (with a
soymilk base) and it's pretty good, although a bit bland for my taste. Don't
forget to get some add-ons for the ramen, like the yummy half cooked egg and/or
extra green veggies. A few of the side dishes are also veggie and the Spinach
with Goma Ae is to die for!!!
|Malay Satay Hut - East Bellevue/Redmond||
|This unique restaurant is very vegetarian
friendly with many colorful and exciting dishes. The mango tofu dish is
amazing and excites every taste bud.
|Mayuri Indian Restaurant - Bellevue|
|Unbelievable authentic Northern and Southern
Indian buffet seven days a week. I have NEVER been disappointed in my 100+
|Monga - Redmond|
|Light Taiwanese food with many vegetarian options. Parking is plentiful.
|Pabla Veggie Cuisine - Renton|
|Completely vegetarian daily
buffet and menu items for dinner. Always good and always the same! I
like surprises but I know what lunch will be anytime I go as whatever
they serve today, is what they had last time too!
|Pomegranate - Redmond|
|Lisa Dupar has had a
successful catering business for decades so naturally her adjacent
restaurant would be a hit. Try the flatbreads. The menu changes often
and while dining you can watch the bakers work through the glass along
the huge back wall.
|Santa Fe Grill - Totem Lake|
|Many veggie options and
GINORMOUS portions. Unlike the majority of Mexican restaurants, Santa Fe Grill
does NOT use lard in their frijoles and does NOT us chicken stock in their rice.
Virtually all of the Mexican places we've asked at, do use lard and chicken
stock so yippee!
|Santouka - Bellevue|
|Yummy ramen in Bellevue with two varieties to choose from. You can choose from either a creamy soymilk base or spicy water base plus there is a nice green salad with a delish Japanese dressing.
|Square Lotus - Factoria|
|Vietnamese cuisine at its
best. Huge vegetarian menu as well as regular menu. Many dishes have
meat substitutes made from chewy gluten and soy products that are very
|Stone Tofu House - Redmond|
|In downtown Redmond near Value Village
is this lovely restaurant that we as vegetarians always eat well. Make sure to
tell them that you don't want any fish dishes in the Panchan they bring at no
charge first. Also, you can get seconds/thirds on your favs. The Chapchae is
yummy (no meat) and so is the Seafood Pancake (of course minus the seafood!!) I
normally order Tofu Mushroom Soup with comes in a mini caldron bubbling away
with another caldron full of white rice that sticks to the cast iron sides and
continues to cook forever. At the end, you take your long metal spoon and scrape
the sides so you can eat the crunchy rice adhering to the perimeter……delish!
They are very accommodating and although Korean food tends to be animal-protein
heavy, I promise you'll leave very full with your vegetarianism still in tact!
|The sushi revolves on a conveyer belt and
you take the small plates one by one, stacking the used dishes to be counted
when finished. If you desire something not revolving, just ask and it will
|Sukho Thai - Bellevue|
|They bill themselves as a Vegetarian/Pescatarian restaurant. Very friendly staff.
|Taj Palace - Bellevue|
|From the moment you enter this
attractive restaurant, you are welcomed warmly by the owner. The lunch
buffet has many vegetarian choices, and some nice desserts. A great find.
|Thai Kitchen - Bellevue|
|Large portions of perfectly prepared food.
One full page of vegetarian items and awesome desserts.
|Tropea - Redmond|
|The yummiest Italian food we’ve found and has been in Redmond since 1996. They are very accommodating and have numerous veggie options. Nice large portions and the chocolate mousse is TO DIE FOR!
|Blossom - Renton|
|Purely vegetarian, this large and
tastefully decorated restaurant is a must! The menu is very large and the prices
are fair. The menu is Buddhist, hence no onions or garlic is used. The PHO is
some of the best I've ever had and chock full of goodies. Parking is out front
so no worries there.
|The Lemongrass - Renton|
|In the Uwajimaya strip mall is
a wonderful full service Vietnamese place. They have many vegetarian items
including our favorite sandwiches---Bahn Mi.
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