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Jan 27, 2014 05:43 PM

Downtown vegan

We've been relying too long on Wild Ginger for vegan food close to Benaroya Hall for dinner just before concerts. Are there other spots within a couple of blocks or so that have multiple vegan options and are reasonably interesting? They don't have to be fancy; on the contrary, simple is good.


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  1. Try Long Provincial, looks like they have some options.

    1. It's about 1.1 miles and a 20 minute walk between Benaroya and Plum Bistro on Capital Hill. Last time I dined at Plum Bistro I ate so much that I needed a walk anyway. Or you can hop on the #11 bus that runs on Madison. The food a Plum Bistro just outshines every other vegan option I can think of near there.

      1. You could try the newish Veggie Grill on 4th. It is very close to the hall and is pretty good - casual, but might be worth checking out.

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        1. re: PaqpIn

          Veggie Grill is a great idea. We've been ordering their catering for work lunches and the food is outstanding.

          1. re: PaqpIn

            So, pressed for time, we did end up at Veggie Grill. I was skeptical going in: it's a chain, the menu is faux-meat oriented, and the decor is Shiny Generic. But it was OK! The Bombay Bowl was a bit gloppy, but the flavor was interesting enough, and it was heaping with vegetables. Their you-can-have-any-wine-you-want-as-long-as-it's-one-of-these-two selection was thoughtful, and the kitchen work is efficient and accurate. (Nothing was under- or overcooked, for instance.) Destination chow it ain't, but home away from home quick, reasonable food when you have a concert to get to it most definitely is. Thanks for the tip!

            (If there were slightly better public transportation, parking and having a quick meal in the international district would be a logical option, but that's not how it is.)

            1. re: yummers

              I have had two items at that Veggie Grill location and *really* disliked them both. I left for the theater hungry. We did like the different kinds of ice teas and the staff was very nice.