Meatless in Seattle
I've been getting mixed reviews of Kwanjai Thai in Fremont. Is it really as good/bad as people make it out to be? If not, any other good vegetarian alternatives in the same neighborhood?
If you mean you'd prefer a vegetarian alternative and not a Thai alternative, the closest strictly vegetarian restaurant I can think of is in Greenwood/Phinney: Carmelita. It's quite delicious, but not at all Thai. You can probably just hop on the 5 bus and make it up to Carmelita very easily if you are lacking transport.
Kwanjai is my favorite Seattle Thai - but it's not a vegetarian restaurant.
My veggie friend SWEARS by In The Bowl in Capitol Hill. She says its the best fake beef she's had.
Veggie Veggie Thai in the U-District is also good - if you're into the fake meat thing.
I think Araya is excellent. Avocado curry? YUM!
I personally prefer vegetarian food that uses real veggie ingredients - not fake meat. Just sayin'.
Same sentiments here - would prefer real vegies than "fake meats" made of gluten anytime. I'm not vegetarian myself, but have a friend who is. She's opted out on a couple of occasions when some of us dined out, as she's afraid she may not find anything suitable. I felt quite bad as I was only in town then for a short stay (should have done more homework on eating spots beforehand).
I'd certainly like to seek out good spots to satisfy everyone's choices the next time I visit Seattle. BTW, Araya's avocado curry sounds delicious. Thanks.
Kwanjai Thai in Fremont is one of my favorite. Just last week I tried their red curry with tofu and their phad see law(sp?) with tofu and was converted. I eat meat- but at Kwanjai Thai I will eat tofu- It was delicious and both dishes were addictive- Especially the Phad. It is a hole in the wall with very nice staff. The prices have gone up recently but it is still below $10. There is seating outside for when it is hot/warm out that are great for relaxing in the neighborhoodJust putting in my two cents.
I am not a fan of Cafe Flora, I found their food bland, and their squash is purposely undercooked. I've gone a couple of times - dinner and brunch - and hope to never go back. I also think the staff is cold and snobby.