Vegetarians rejoice—Seattle is a vegetarian-friendly kind of place. Not only are the city’s vegetarian restaurants options for all meals veggie, but expanding the scene are a number of vegan restaurants, which often overlap with vegetarian restaurants. Beyond veggie places, many more of Seattle’s restaurants offer vegetarian menu items, too. The options are many!
Whether you’re vegetarian or not, here’s a list of Seattle’s best vegetarian restaurants to try out!
In the Bowl Vegetarian Noodle Bistro
In the Bowl takes an Asian spin on vegetarian dining. The menu is large with all kinds of noodle dishes, salads, soups, and starters, but where it’s really at are the curries, which you can order with your choice of tofu (fresh or fried) or one of the several faux meats—beef, chicken, prawns, fish or duck. Not all vegetarians dig on fake meat, but if you do, this is the place for you (and if you don’t, there are plenty of dishes without it too).
Location: 1554 E Olive Way, Seattle
Silence-Heart-Nest is all about breakfast and lunch, but you can get breakfast all day long on the weekends! Breakfast highlights include some pretty mean waffles and some tasty egg dishes from benedicts to omelets. The lunch menu is great, but not expensive. Choices include salads, a couple entrees, and sandwiches. Highlights include the Neat Loaf, a veggie loaf with BBQ sauce and a side of mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy.
Location: 3508 Fremont Place N., Seattle
The name doesn’t sound like a vegetarian place, but that’s just what Georgetown Liquor Company is—a pub with great drinks and great veggie food. Bonus, many items can be made vegan, too. The varied menu offers typical pub fare appetizers like nachos and artichoke dip as well soups, entrees, and sandwiches. Many menu items have a fun nerdy twist to them—Obi-Won-Ton Plate, the Picard, and The Enterprise (the latter two are sandwiches). Weekends bring a tasty brunch menu, with an appropriately boozy brunch drink menu.
Location: 5501 Airport Way S., Seattle
ChuMinh Tofu & Veggie Deli
Asian food is often a natural fit for vegetarian cuisine as it’s made veg-friendly fairly simply. ChuMinh is just a small place but chocked full of veggie options—Vietnamese fare from bahn mi to veggie pho to tofu dishes. Especially not to be missed is the vegan buffet for $10, a sure-fire path to variety and a great way to find the flavors you like most.
Location: 1043 S Jackson Street, Seattle
Sometimes good things come in mobile packages. So I Love My GFF is not 100 percent vegetarian, but its Fiesta and Sunshine bowls are easily made vegetarian (just ask for no chicken) and this powerhouse, flavor-packed bowls are one of the best ways in the city to enjoy your nutrients.
Location: I Love my GFF is a food truck. Click here to find out where they are on different days.
Sure, you can get a veggie pizza at just about any pizza joint, but if you’ve ever felt like there just has to be something more than basic veggie, Margherita or Quattro formagi pizzas—listen up. World Pizza has you covered. Flavors are adventurous and a little bit different with toppings such as wasabi pineapple, Field Roast, peaches, potatoes, eggs and more. You won’t be disappointed and the carnivores in your group likely won’t be either.
Location: 672 S. King Street, Seattle
More Vegetarian Restaurants
Seattle vegetarian restaurants go far beyond these choices. If you’d like more choices, here are several more restaurants to try:
- Yard House – 1501 4th Avenue, Seattle
- Teapot Vegetarian House – 15230 NE 24th Street, Redmond
- Mia’s Off Broadway Café – 1601 Harvard Avenue, Seattle
- HeartBeet – 1026 NE 65th Street, #A102, Seattle
- Moonlight Café – 1919 S Jackson Street, Seattle
- Sunlight Café – 6404 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle
- Wedgwood II Vegetarian Thai - 420 Broadway E, Seattle