Seattle is a great city to find vegetarian cuisine. Vegetarian chili is found on many restaurants’ menus, but the best tasting contains a combination of fresh ingredients. These local hand-crafted chilies are tasty, fit any budget and are great for the whole family. But keep in mind: though there are many vegetarian chilies in the region, there are only a few that are truly vegan.
703 E. Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 709-1399

The HoneyHole is located on Capitol Hill in Seattle. This restaurant is noted for its unique sandwiches, local beers and vegetarian chili. Often, the chili is offered as a soup of the day on both the lunch and dinner menus. One of the best offerings on the dinner menu for starters is the vegetarian chili cheese fries. The chili is made fresh in-house daily for the finest quality for their customers. Many of the ingredients are procured locally. This chili is definitely worth trying.

PCC Natural Market
450 N. E. 71st St.
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 729-5075

PCC Natural Markets have several locations across the Seattle area, including this one by Green Lake. The deli serves the best vegetarian chili, made from all natural and non-GMO ingredients. With quality ingredients, this vegetarian chili is vegan, gluten free, soy free and altogether food allergen free, making it a great choice for individuals who suffer from food allergies. The chili is not always available in the deli, but the recipe is posted on the website, so you can always adventure out and make your own. The deli always offers several vegetarian soups and entrees daily. Food can be eaten in the store’s eating area or as take-out. This chili is a touch spicy, but definitely worth eating.

Pasta & Co.
4622 26th Ave. N. E.
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 523-8594

Pasta & Co. is located in University Village on the northeast side of the University of Washington campus. There is a second location in Bellevue. This company specializes in to-go meals or individual entrees, which customers can pick-up hot or cold. The food is made from fresh ingredients that are full of flavor, and many ingredients are organic. Vegetarian chili is one of the many options on their menu, and it’s listed as veggie chili.

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Diggity Dog Hotdog & Sausage Co.
5421 Meridian Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 633-1966

Diggity Dog Hotdog & Sausage Co. is located in the Wallingford District, about 4 blocks south east of Green Lake. The restaurant specializes in everything hotdog or sausage, including vegetarian options. The vegetarian chili is wonderful tasting eaten alone or on top of a vegetarian hotdog. All the menu items can be ordered over the phone for pick-up, or at the establishment. This restaurant is also family friendly.

Smarty Pants
6017 Airport Way S.
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 762-4777

Smarty Pants is located in south Seattle, just north of Boeing Field in Georgetown. The restaurant is known for its food, which include vegetarian chili, homemade soups, sandwiches and other vegetarian entrees. The chili is hand-crafted from fresh ingredients and is on the spicy side. To go with the chili, the restaurant offers several different beers on tap. This is a 21 and older establishment.

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