Today we’ve got a very special entry on Salads And Hemp. It’s SAH does Seattle!
They say that Seattle is very similar to Vancouver, and they’re dead on. Even right down to the cold, grey, wet skies. But they did not mention that Seattle is also pretty great for vegans!
With the two-ish days that SAH were south of the boarder, we had the pleasure of having the opportunity to taste some top notch vegan food. Everything from burgers, gourmet cuisine, to pastries and even buffalo wings, nothing was short of a “errh mer gerrd”…
1. Veggie Grill
I know what you’re thinking, how could a veggie chain be any good? Well it’s not just good. It’s actually superb! They offer all of your trashy classics such as onion rings, cheese burgers and yam fries. Oh did I mention they do “healthier” items such as buffalo wings salad? And yes, they have a happy hour special that consists of the omnivore approved vegan buffalo wings, nachos with all the fixings and a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon. The chicken burger featured in the image above was just absolutely bonkers! We (an omnivore guest and a vegan) loved this place so much that we went there twice in three days and contemplated of going for a third time!
Located at the infamous Pike Market, Cinnamon works overs an array of vegan goodies if you ever need a quick fix of fat and sugar. It is also a few doors down from the first original Starbucks. Caffeine and carbs!
Is it “zee-pizza” or “zed-pizza”? I’m almost embarrassed to admit this but we were too lazy to get out of our hotel room on the first night so we decided to order pizza by delivery. Shameful I know, but we ended up having to pick up or order since they did not deliver to hotels. Never the less, this was one of the best pizzas I ever had! Thin crust, LOADS of topping/ sauce/ cheese options, and flavors up the Yangtze! You can customize to your heart’s content. Zpizza even throws in a few choices of fresh herbs as toppings for free! Win win situation.
4. Plum Bistro
HOLD ON TO YOUR HATS BECAUSE YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE BEST MAC AND CHEESE A HUMAN COULD EVER TASTE.
No exaggeration. I never got into mac n cheese as a kid or even during my young adult live but this vegan Cajun version at Plum Bistro blew our socks off. YES, even the omnivore admitted it was the best mac and cheese she’s ever had! Not only is Plum Bistro gourmet, the dishes are creative and elegant, and the portion sizes are quite significant. I would most definitely go back to Seattle just for this resto and their mac-n-cheese, breaded portobello steaks and their brunch menu. You can quote me on that.
5. Flying Apron
This bakery is exclusively vegan! It is situated in a neighborhood similar to a Commercial Drive equivalent in Seattle. It’s a cafe with all of their treats baked in house. There are even frozen pies you get to take home with you (perfect for out of towners)! Freshly baked pastries and breads, soups and salads, coffee and tea, this is essentially the place made for cafe hoppers for all diets alike!
All in all, Seattle is a great place for vegans. Whether if you’re a die-hard 20 year vegan or if you’re just starting out by taking baby steps, you won’t be disappointed by the amount of options and vegan-friendly-ness this city has to offer. But be sure to visit during summer time, because if you’re trying to escape Vancouver’s winter (or lack there of), Seattle is just as, if not even more, grey.