This buzzing city is a fantastic place to be plant-based. From Thai food to ice cream, these are the best vegan restaurants in Seattle.
It might be a city famous for its fish market, but there are a large number of delicious vegan restaurants in Seattle.
Whether you're after vegan ice cream, salad, or deep-fried cauliflower wings, this city has something for everyone. Plant-based eaters can rejoice knowing that they'll find a plethora of dining options for all budgets in this west coast city.
I live fairly close to Seattle, in Vancouver BC (3.5 hours by car) so journey down whenever I'm able. The city itself is quite different to Vancouver - it feels bigger and bolder with a more vibrant culture.
Seattle is known for its music and arts, but it's also got a strong vegan food scene. At last count, there were nearly 30 vegan restaurants alone, with plenty more vegetarian ones (the PNW has a really great plant-based food scene in general: as well as Vancouver, Victoria is another nearby city with excellent vegan restaurants).
So if you're looking for plant-based food and drink, you've come to the right place. Read on for my guide to the best vegan restaurants in Seattle.
There are several plant-based Thai restaurants in Seattle, but in my opinion Kati Vegan Thai is the best. The atmosphere is delightful, with an airy and well-designed restaurant not far from Seattle's Capitol Hill.
Kati offers both a lunchtime buffet and a full service evening menu alongside cocktails. I tried the evening menu and really enjoyed it, although beware of the spiciness of some dishes!
My favourite item on the menu? Their house-made pot stickers (although I hear the garlic jackfruit is incredible too).
If you're going to try only one vegan restaurant in Seattle, make it Plum Bistro.
Offering truly innovative and delicious dishes such as Black Truffle Gnocchi and Tempeh Vermouth, you'd be hard pushed to find a plant-based menu that would impress more.
Be warned, it comes with a steeper price tag, but the food is worth the indulgence. If their dinner prices are a little high for you, try their more cost-effective lunch menu instead. Or try Plum Chopped, their sister salad bar, below.
If the prices of Plum Bistro make your eyes water, head to Plum Chopped. Just next door to its sister restaurant, this eatery offers fresh, delicious salads paid by weight.
You can pick from their menu or build your own, choosing delights such as Coriander-Rubbed Strami Tofu, Southern Spicy Pecans or fresh tangerines.
Value for money combined with high quality ingredients and the imagination of Plum Bistro makes Plum Chopped a winner.
I love Frankie & Jo's. Possibly my favourite place on this list for their ridiculously indulgent flavours, it's a completely vegan ice cream parlour that offers delights such as Jamocha Chaga Fudge, Salty Caramel Ash and Gingerbread Golden Milk.
They even have a flavour that's only sweetened with dates, which is reason enough to go there in my opinion! The decor is also GORGEOUS, with dusty pink, brass and concrete tones throughout.
Just go, you won't regret it.
Not a restaurant as such, Ada's Technical Books & Cafe is what it says: a technical bookshop with a cafe attached.
Aside from anything else, the books here are fantastic - think volumes all about the science of sex, and zen in martial arts. It's the perfect place to curl up with a book or two and read for hours, and they also happen to have a vegetarian cafe.
With plenty of vegan options, you'll find breakfast scrambles, tacos and salads, as well as excellent tea and coffee.
If you live in the US, you'll probably have come across Veggie Grill already. It's a chain restaurant with branches from California to New York.
The food isn't particularly glamorous, but it's really affordable and they have a great range of offerings from burgers to healthy buddha bowls.
I always breathe a sigh of relief when I find a Veggie Grill in a city I'm visiting, because I know if all else fails I'll be able to get a good, nutritious vegan meal!
And last but definitely not least, Life on Mars is a real gem in Seattle. A fully vegan bar with some outstanding cocktails complimenting a menu of delicious comfort food, service is excellent and the atmosphere is welcoming but cool.
It's a real place of community, with a daily vinyl happy hour where you can pick your favourite records to be played throughout the bar. Go for the music, the drinks or the food - or all three!
Highly recommended on the food menu are the Disco Fries and Market Board.