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Aug 9, 2012 08:39 PM

Seattle again. Need veg recs please!

I'm going back to Seattle and am looking for vegetarian or vegan. Alternatively, a place for a good piece of salmon or halibut, simply prepared by grilling etc. Casual is a must. Im staying in Lake Union so the closer the better, but willing to travel a bit for good food.

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  1. Check out Plum Bistro on Capitol Hill for awesome vegan food. Its sister sandwich shop and bakery Sage Cafe (also on Capitol Hill) is fantastic for lunch. Also, Cafe Flora in Madison Valley is my go-to for vegetarian brunch, though it's not quite as exciting if you are vegan. Wayward Vegan Cafe at the north end of the Ave in the U District makes a great vegan brunch.

    If you are willing to travel a bit outside the city of Seattle, definitely hit up Blossom (totally vegetarian, mostly vegan Vietnamese) in Renton. I HATE leaving the city but Blossom is so great I can't help but visit regularly.

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    1. re: antennastoheaven

      Just want to second Plum Bistro. We went there for brunch today and had an incredible tofu&mushroom scramble and a pile of pancakes with rhubarb topping. I am not vegan but I think the food here is some of the most creative in Seattle right now.

    2. Japanese restaurants are the best choice for simple grilled salmon in my opinion--especially if done shioyaki (salt) style. If Tsukushinbo has salmon belly on as a special, it can't be beat!

      1. moonlight cafe (19th/jackson) has a complete vegan vietnamese menu that is as tasty as any of their carnivorous offerings - the sesame 'beef' and chinese 'chicken' salad are standouts. my favorite seafood places are blueacre (7th/olive) and, of course, ray's boathouse (shilsole marina) both of which will happily go the route of simplicity if asked

        1. Araya's vegan thai buffet is one of the best things in town. One in the UDistrict near where you are staying and one now in Bellevue.

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          1. re: TheRealEdwin

            Forgot to mention Chaco Canyon in UDistric/West Seattlet and Thrive in Roosevelt which is more about raw food.


          2. Travelers Thali House is worth a trip to Beacon Hill. Really good vegetarian Indian with seasonal thali and chaat. It's very casual and has a nice little outdoor dining area. They also have a branch on Capital Hill but I haven't been to that one.

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            1. re: knowspicker

              The one on Capitol Hill is closed.

              If you want something a little fancier, we have friends who went to Sutra (in Wallingford) recently and they raved about it...but I haven't tried it myself.