The author of Chloe’s Kitchen and creator of ChefChloe.com, Chloe Coscarelli made a mark in the culinary scene after winning the Food Network’s reality show-competition Cupcake Wars, the first time a vegan chef took the top prize. In her new cookbook, Chloe’s Kitchen: 125 Easy, Delicious Recipes for Making the Food You Love the Vegan Way (Simon and Schuster), Coscarelli offers up accessible, delicious vegan recipes (including her famous vegan cupcakes) that will surely win over omnivores, carnivores, vegetarians and vegans alike.
But if you need a break from the kitchen, you’re in luck. Coscarelli recently visited Seattle and Portland and made note of her favorite vegan eats and treats. Check them out and share your own favorite spots for vegans.
22 SW 3rd Avenue
“If the thought of vegan doughnuts turning in a glass case makes you salivate, you must check out Voodoo Doughnuts. The fun environment and line out the door told me Voodoo was a winner before I even took my first bite. The vegan jelly doughnut rocked! Plus, their cute slogan is: ‘Good things come in pink boxes.'”
1713 NE 15th Ave
“Delicious and healthful with a chic atmosphere, Blossoming Lotus was a great way to kick off my trip! The Whiskey Ginger BBQ Sandwhich and Chili were delicious.”
1026 NE 65th Street, #A102
“Thrive serves both raw and cooked dishes — all jam-packed with loads of flavor. I couldn’t choose which beverage to get so I started with a basil/cilantro/apple green juice AND a chocolate milkshake. Both were insanely good! The miso soup came in a mug, and it was the best I’ve ever tried — chock-full of veggies and shiitake mushrooms!”
2110 N 55th Street
“All-vegan donut shop equals heaven!!! They are generous with their free samples, but that didn’t prevent me from ordering upwards of 7 donuts. The chocolate-glazed was my favorite. Very moist and just the right level of sweetness.”
2901 E. Madison Street
“Cafe Flora is a festive restaurant with a bustling brunch crowd. I came here with my mom, and we chowed down on everything from vegan hot chocolate to vegan huevos rancheros! I hear they make a mean vegan cinnamon roll, but I was too stuffed to try it.”