Vegetarian? That doesn’t mean just pulling the bacon off a BLT. Seattle has a smattering of great restaurant options, even for happy hour and brunch.
Silence Heart Nest
3508 Fremont Place North
Seattle, WA 98103
Inspired by spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy (whose meditation center is in the U District at 5651 University Way NE), Silence Heart Nest has been a staple of the Fremont neighborhood for nearly 20 years. Open for breakfast and lunch, but closed on Tuesdays, you can find vegetarian and vegan menu items, including eggs & omelets, waffles & pancakes, wraps & tofu scrambles, burgers, sandwiches, soups and curries.
Chaco Canyon Organic Café
4757 12th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Chaco Canyon has a second, newly opened location at 3770 SW Alaska Street in West Seattle. Certified organic, the café serves three meals a day, including all day breakfast and weekend brunch. A variety of vegetarian, vegan gluten-free and raw food options, Chaco Canyon also has a complete smoothie and juice bar to quench your thirst and add to your nutrition. A weekday happy hour between 4pm and 6pm serves up juices as well as organic beer and wine. Have an espresso or latte, and top it off with a humus platter before dinner.
Georgetown Liquor Company
5501 B Airport Way South
Seattle, WA 98108
Located in Georgetown behind Art Core Studios, Georgetown Liquor Company is hearty pub fare, served vegan or vegetarian style. Nachos, vegan tuna salad sandwiches, chef salad or homemade soup, served up with a crusty slice of rustic bread. Try a cocktail – specialties include Cranberry Crush, Blue Mint Lemonade, and a Clockwork Orange Martini. Thinking of brunch? How about quiche, or biscuits and gravy? And a Bloody Mary to make the weekend start off right.
7314 Greenwood Avenue North
Around for 15 years in the Greenlake area of Seattle, Carmelita opened a full bar in 2009 for a complete happy hour and dining experience. Noted as one of Seattle Weekly’s Best Restaurants of 2010, the Mediterranean style menu has a beautiful blend of soups, salads and main dishes with fresh, organic and local ingredients, prepared to perfection by Cuban native Chef Carlos Caula, who spent time in South America and around the US before coming to Carmelita.