Carrot Vegetarian Restaurants in Seattle

From our own experience and email tips. Thanks for email tips to: David Meinert, ME Shaiman, Renee Press, Jane Chu, Teri Burkhardt, Shantala Ramamoorthy, Robin Lee, Marilyn Fenstermaker, Maria Morris, Anu Garg, Jessica Saavedra, Alek Vila, Tricia Sullivan, Matt Horning, Annie Roberts, Sean, Harpreet Gill, Melissa Miller, Anna Peekstok, Autumn Cutter, Maya Chandrashekhar, Ian Ferrell, Sean and Dylan, Diane Slota, John Leeng, Lauren Kuehne, Paul Tamura, Dan Cohn, Kathy P., Lynette Bachert, Sheree Walters, Diana Sharon, Alejandro Garcia, Lawrence Yeagley, James W. Patterson, Robin Hart, Jonathan Laden, Gust Burns, John Peekstok, John Sincock, Larry Fried, Deanna Theiss, Robyn Landis, and Steven Taylor.

Here are the vegetarian restaurants located in Seattle.

Also worth noting (not fully vegetarian)...

Also, check out the reviews at Natural Choice Directory, and at Seattle CitySearch.


Carrot Eastside Vegetarian

The pickings are slimmer on the Eastside of Lake Washington, but don't worry, you won't starve. Here are some suburb-by-suburb picks.

Kirkland
Café Happy, 102 Kirkland Avenue, 425-822-9696
Vegetarian asian food. This place is really tiny. There is only one table and a half-dozen stools at counters. They use "vegetarian meat" made of soya. We found their food to be tasty and they were nice to us.
It’s good and not too expensive. Average price is $8-9 for an entrée. It’s a very small place with only one table. It’s best for take out. (TB)
Shamiana, 10724 NE 68th St. (by PCC), 425-827-4902
Indian
George's Place, 108 Kirkland Avenue, 425-827-6622
George's Place in Kirkland has vegetarian dishes, plus will make a veggie version of any pasta dish. --JS
As for George's restaurant in Kirkland, my favorite item was a cheese grinder. It wasn't on the menu and you had to ask for it. --LY
Royal India, 9714 Juanita Drive NE, 425/820-2303.
Bellevue
Upudi Palace, 156th & NE 8th (Crossroads), 425-649-0355
A very nice restaurant. --AG
Square Lotus 3540 Factoria Blvd SE, 425/679-0680. In Factoria's Loehmann's Plaza. Square Lotus in Bellevue, advertised as a vegetarian Vietnamese restaurant and they have really great veggie pho! They don't have a website but they have any entire veg menu with tons of fake meat and veggie options including various fake fish items. They best is the special veggie pho. --JeS
Crossroads Public Market, at 156th Ave NE and NE 8th St. The food court at Crossroads has several restaurants with vegetarian entrees. The Indian restaurant has come good veggie wraps. Terero Mexican restaurant has a list of veggie entrees. Ebrû, a Greek place, offers many veggie dishes. Free folk, jazz and world music concerts Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm, open mike/showcases Thursdays at 6:30pm.
India Gate, 3080 148th Avenue SE, 425-747-1075
They have a nice large section of vegetarian entrees. The lunch buffet looks like a good bet. We ate dinner here recently and the food was good.
India Gate in Eastgate was good, I was there about 3 years ago. --JS
Issaquah
Pabla Vegetarian Cuisine, 1420 NW Gilman Blvd #N3, 425/392-4725, open for lunch and dinner. Indian food, Punjabi to be particular. "Strictly Pure Vegetarian Kosher" A nice sit down restaurant. The time we went they just offered a buffet with unlabeled dishes. This made me uncomfortable, because I don't if a dish is a sauce, a soup, what goes with what. In other words, they cater to those who are already quite familiar with this cuisine.
PCC market, 1810 12th Ave NW, 425/369-1222, open 7am to 10pm. They have a salad bar, some other food and drink, and a small eating area. You'll be eating in a grocery store, which is pretty funky, if that matters to you.
At Gilman Village, Tarantela (Greek) has a good choice of vegetarian entrees.
Qdoba Mexican Grill, 6140 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway SE, has two vegetarian items on the menu. It's sort of like a Subway sandwhich joint; they make your burrito right in front of you while you tell them what to put in it. It's perfect for picky eaters and tasty, too.
Kent
Punjab Sweets 23617 104th Ave SE Ste C Kent, Wa 98031 253-859-3236
Very cheap food for the quality of food you receive. All of the items are made with fresh ingredients and spices. We also specialize in Northern Indian salted snacks and sweets that are made from scratch. The sweets are a big attraction for the entire Northwest. People also really love the homemade yogurt we make everyday! (HG)
Redmond
Mysore Masala (formerly Namasthe Cuisine of India) is reportedly closed now.
Teapot Vegetarian House, 15230 NE 24th St., 425/747-8881.
Teapot House is now on the Eastside, in the Overlake area next to Malay Satay Hut, Performance Bikes and the old Bon Furniture Store. The couple times I’ve gone, it’s been packed at lunch. Food’s as good as the Seattle location, service can be a little slow at times. (IF)
Kanishka Indian Restaurant, 16101 Redmond Way, 425/869-9182.
Preets, 8440 160th Ave NE, 425/867-9400
100% vegetarian, authentic ‘HOME MADE’ Indian food. One of the best on the Eastside. (MC)
Great atmosphere, contemporary and modern decor! The food is presented very nice and the best part is that it is different from all the other Indian restaurants. We have no buffet, so all the food is made to order. The parothas are excellent. They are stuffed bread with a fresh filling of your choice. (HG)
Renton
Pabla Indian Cuisine, 364 Renton Center Way SW, 425-228-4625. Take Rainier Ave S north from the 405 a few blocks; it's in the Fred Mayer shopping center on the left.
Excellent vegetarian Indian food - not vegan, but they can make some dishes dairy-free upon request. Certified Kosher, too. The combos on the back page of the menu are an easy way to try several things in one meal. The restaurant is co-located with an Indian grocery store, if you're inclined to try some Indian cooking.
Woodinville
The Herbfarm, 14590 NE 145th Street, Woodinville, 206/784-2222.
This restaurant serves super-fancy eleven course gourment meals, complete with wine, dessert and the works. Reservations are essential (and hard to get). They can accomodate any kind of vegetarian if you tell them in advance. Very expensive but worth it.

On Whidbey Island, I have a recommendation for Blueberry Jazz, 5438 So. Woodard Ave, 360/331-4950.
Vegetarian Gourmet Cuisine, in Freeland, on Whidbey Island, at the foot of Holmes Harbor. Four Course dinners, including fresh baked desserts, with prices from $15 to $25. Non-alcoholic beer/wine, non-smoking, Chef Eric Olson, Wed-Sat, 5-9 pm. Lunch menu. Beautiful setting, peaceful, relaxed, and quiet. --JWP

In Tacoma, try Quickie Too: A Vegan Cafe, 1324 Martin Luther King Avenue S, (253) 572-4549. Open 11-8 Tu, W, F, Sun.
Quicky Two makes the best vegan sandwhiches I've ever tasted. They use tofu, tempeh, quinuao, and a bunch of other things for meat "substitutes". I think they recently opened another place in Seattle on University Way. Check it out. --GB
or Steep and Story, 1936 Pacific Avenue (near UW Tacoma), 253/274-0090.
Our used bookstore (Steep & Story: Books and Tea) only carries vegetarian sandwiches (from Essential foods) and vegan cookies. We don't do any of our own cooking, but we do provide an all-vegetarian atmosphere. --JL

See also Tofu Hunter, Robyn Landis' Seattle Veg Restaurant list and this guide from the P-I: A Guide to Vegetarian and Vegan Dining.

Also! Vegetarians of Washington and A Foodie's Rhapsody

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Richard Gillmann's Vegetarian Restaurants Page