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Hidden Vegetarian Restaurants?

stephanie98012 Jan 30, 2008 10:02 AM

My boyfriend and I are tired of the same old vegetarian restaurants in Seattle and we would like to try some thing new. Does any one know of any 'hidden jems' in their neighborhood of restaurants in Seattle that offer a wide variety of vegetarian entrees? .......not just pasta. Thanks for your input!

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    Seattle Southside Jan 30, 2008 11:54 AM

    I apologize if I posted this twice - but Punjab Sweets in Kent is a 100% vegetarian restaurant w/ Indie cuisine. It's all made from scratch - even the yogurts in their sauces. Bakery has all kinds of sweets that look well worth the carbs. At any rate - they were featured in Sunset Mag in Nov. 2007.

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    1. re: Seattle Southside
      broksonic Mar 9, 2008 07:48 AM

      Pabla Indian Cuisine in both Renton and Issaquah are also very good vegetarian Indian places; note - the downtown Seattle sells meat, but still has a wide choice of veggie options.

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      howard 1st Jan 30, 2008 12:30 PM

      not knowing what your own neighborhood 'jems' might be, i suggest the following as having excellent vegetarian options (and some are vegan!):

      moonlight cafe - 19th/jackson - vietnamese with complete seperate vegie menu

      vegie bistro - 6th/king - pure vegan (and with dim sum!)

      than brothers - several locations - finest vegan pho on earth - cream puffs optional

      cafe flora - madison valley - imaginative vegie food and setting

      pan africa cafe -1st avenue btw. pike/pine - spicy vegie fare on fresh injera

      some friends love bamboo garden at seattle center but i find it has a litterbox odor

      the new 'i love new york deli' in pike place market makes all vegie knishes

      1. dagoose Jan 30, 2008 01:16 PM

        Ditto howard 1st on not knowing what you already go to, but I'd reccomend chiang's gourmet on lake city way in roosevelt.

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          dandelion Jan 30, 2008 04:05 PM

          What veggie items do you order at Chiang's? The HUGE menu is a bit overwhelming with minimal descriptions. It seems hard to know what, for example, might randomly have ground pork in it, despite a vegetarian-sounding name. Thanks!

          1. re: dandelion
            howard 1st Jan 31, 2008 09:38 AM

            chiang's is, indeed, a wonderful place with many vegie dishes on the menu - just ask. i am further blessed by mabel, a weekend hostess who has taken me under her wing and orders something different for me every time i am there. get the stinky tofu with kimchee and the mock "bbq ribs"

            1. re: dandelion
              dagoose Feb 6, 2008 08:44 AM

              Yes, howard is right, the hostess loves nothing more than to suggest dishes, but also if you get the green colored vegetarian menu, then everything is vegetarian. Makes that reallllly easy.

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                dandelion Feb 19, 2008 02:54 PM


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              lgss Mar 7, 2008 06:51 PM

              I moved from Seattle to Cambridge, MA in 2004, so I haven't been able to confrim in person that these are still there, but based on web search it appears they are. www.chacocanyoncafe.com This is a tiny place in the U-district.
              There was a good Ethopian/Eritrean restaurant near MLK Blvd. S, but I don't recall the name, but they had gluten-free injera which is hard to find. You probably know about Flowers buffet in the U-district.
              Patty Pan Grill in Ballard catered our wedding. They're open for lunch, not supper, I don't know about weekends. Consider checking the listings on www.happycow.net . If there are ones you know about which aren't listed, consider posting them there.

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                lgss Mar 7, 2008 07:03 PM

                Here's the Ethiopian place I was talking about. We had the veg combo, back before I moved to MA in 2004.
                formerly Fasica) - now called Awash
                3808 S. Edmunds
                98118 Columbia City

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                  lgss Mar 8, 2008 04:53 AM

                  Not a restaurant, but you know about this?
                  Good place to meet other local vegetarians who may know of other places.

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                    thevioletpear Mar 8, 2008 07:38 AM

                    Araya is on 45th where the old China First used to be in the UDistrict and is a vegetarian thai place that has a great cheap lunch buffet.

                    1. soypower Mar 8, 2008 07:45 AM

                      just across the bridge in bellevue and redmond, you'll find:

                      teapot vegetarian (redmond) - menu is a mix of chinese/thai/japanese utilizing seitan to make mock chicken/beef dishes that taste just as good as their meaty counterparts. also have a green tea rice that my friends seem to like.

                      square lotus (bellevue) - vietnamese restaurant that has a vegetarian menu which also utilizes seitan for mock meat dishes. always fresh and flavorful there.

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                      1. re: soypower
                        roma_girl Mar 8, 2008 09:43 AM

                        There is a teapot vegetarian on cap. hill as well I believe. 15th ave. near the Group Health.

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                        GreenYoshi Mar 10, 2008 08:53 AM

                        Some one posted about Georgetown Liquor Company on another post, which reminded me about them (yeah, it's a veggie food & drinks place, crazy) and another place down in Georgetown.

                        Squid & Ink.
                        I've passed by a couple times with interest.
                        The Times did a thing about them last Friday.

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                        1. re: GreenYoshi
                          broksonic Mar 21, 2008 07:53 AM

                          we just ate at "In the Bowl" on Capitol Hill (denny/olive area). Fantastic job at veggie asian food; just watch out - their 3 stars is anyone else's 4 or 5 for spiciness.

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                          broksonic Aug 6, 2008 07:25 AM

                          Sutra just opened in Wallingford. Haven't heard too much about it yet though - I just posted a question to ask if anyone else has - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/546016

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