Earlier this month, Karla the Veganshizzle and I spent a few days up in Seattle basically drinking coffee, eating vegan food, walking around, and drinking even more coffee.
Our first stop was Georgetown Liquor Co. Hands down, my favorite place to dine (and play NES with a microbrew or PBR in hand) in Seattle. And really, not that hard to find!
The Picard, with vegan aus jus dipping sauce and side salad
The Lowell with vegan ham and green chiles
The Cat Whisperer by Pike Place Market, reminding me, why don’t I have any pet portraits of my roommates yet?
Please help me convince my friend below that Coffeetalk with Karla is a great name for her never-gonna-happen talk show.
Soy Latte at Herkimer, U-District
Bang Bang Cafe
There are many things that I like about Bang Bang Cafe: the Belltown location, the giant dish of vegan mac & cheese (one day this will be mine), the friendly service, the coffee, the Mighty-O donuts, the burritos, the little card for Back to Eden they had posted by the register!….I’m charmed.
Coffee and Lemon Poppyseed donut
Now, consider me happy with my first-time visit to a Loving Hut.
First off, the framed, famous vegan head shot poster:
The Wall of Vegetarian & Vegan Elite (and food):
Are you thinking what I’m thinking?
Part of the shopping wall:
Vegan Bánh mì
Vermicelli House Special
Attempted to give Cinnamon Works another whirl, badabing, but they were all out of the veganz:
A peak of Shiz’s I know-Jess-is-taking-a-picture-face. Bloggers, be nice to you friends – they’re very patient!
Stopping by Sidecar for sweets:
We enjoyed a satisfying, comfort-food-galore brunch at Wayward Cafe. Honestly, just look at their menu and these pictures and tell me you don’t want to go here. You do! You do! Breakfast All Day!
The Country Bumpkin: Open-faced herb biscuit with tofu scramble, country-style sausage gravy & garlic steamed greens.
The Hillbilly Omelette, stuffed with sausage, peppers, onions & hashbrowns, topped with country gravy and cheddar cheeze, and served with homefries. Even more whoa.
My Sweet Lord, Hare Krishna cafe. Free vegan cafe (by donation).
Seeing the creepy sights in the U-District:
Pizza Pi – According to my friends, the latest management & menu is the best yet! Noted for next time. The last time I went was years ago and I think it’s changed hands at least twice since then, and it was one of those ‘why does this gross vegan cheese even exist?’ scenarios.
One day, I will.dine.here.
We were in town for First Thursday, and at Anika’s (the vegan wonder of Seattle that she is!) recommendation, stopped by the 30 works in 30 days art show.
The top right here was my favorite:
If you’re a cat, and run to me when I call you, well, that’s a promising friendship:
In more Seattle animal sightings, this dog made me realize that I now have two favorite breeds of dogs: those with capes, and on wheels:
Special Piroshky Report: Last time I stopped by the historic Piroshky Bakery in Pike Place Market, they told my friends and I that a couple of their sweet varieties, like the apple, for example, would be vegan by default because there was no dairy involved. I was excited to peak by again, but that was instantly broken when we noticed ‘honey glaze’ on the window signs. Commence vegan sadface.
OntoThe Highline. No SV review coming with these after my first visit, but here are some quick thoughts: Poor lighting, but lots of greasy potential at this place – a full bar with a specialty cocktail list – I had a short & spicy tequila sipper, a great space with stage, the idea of CAKE-A-ROKE night(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), the faux meat options – looking forward to trying the faux fish sandwich on my next trip up, but our complaint? The pickle fries were deep-fried, and came with a creamy ranch-style dip, but didn’t arrive hot! Double sadface.
Crazy packed BLT-style tofu & tempeh sandwich from The Highline:
Faux breaded chicken sandwich at The Highline:
Most importantly, it’s the year of the pickle fries!
We also took our first trip to Moonlight, a Vietnamese restaurant in the International District that has a separate vegan menu. I wrote a post on it, so sticking with photos here, and my love of their vegan eggrolls.
Eggrolls at Moonlight:
Beef and Broccoli at Moonlight; the Shiz’s iconic favorite soda in the back
Tofu Eggplant Hotpot at Moonlight
Another warming, caffeinated break downtown at Trabant:
Soy Latte, Victrola
With that, I leave you in the Shizz’s hands, at the Pike Place Market:
Season’s Greetings and Happy Long Weekends!
This post is hereby dedicated to KJ & Vijjy.