Treat yourself to good food and drink at Seabeck Pizza in Seabeck.
Load up on healthy and vegan fare at Seabeck Pizza and leave with a full stomach.
It doesn't get much more laid-back than Seabeck Pizza, so dress for comfort when you come.
Park on the street for easy access to name.
For a decently-priced meal that's not too fancy, Seabeck Pizza hits the nail on the head.
Seabeck Pizza provides morning, afternoon, and evening service, so you can easily find time to dine.
Emmy's Vege House is the go-to vegetarian restaurant for locals and visitors.
Emmy's Vege House is a prime restaurant for those who dig vegan fare.
This restaurant is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
At Emmy's Vege House, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm.
Eating on the go? Order some tasty take out from this restaurant.
Emmy's Vege House's diners can score a street parking spot just a short walk away.
At Emmy's Vege House, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
Make your way to an ATM before you make your way to the restaurant — Emmy's Vege House is cash-only.
With a great vegetarian selection, there is surely something on the menu for you at Emmy's Vege House.
For an entree that scores high on the taste test, try one of the many options available at Sukhi Kitchen in Bainbridge Island.
Tired of the same healthy meals? Come to Sukhi Kitchen for healthy, innovative eats.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Parking spaces are available curbside near the restaurant.
Sukhi Kitchen offers various parking options, including bike parking.
Sunlight Cafe: A User’s Guide
Seattle’s Oldest Vegetarian Restaurant | Grilled Nutburgers | Kalani Espresso | Housemade Baked Goods
Brunch: eggless Sesame Crunch waffle with Vermont maple syrup
Lunch: Nutburger, a grilled patty of roasted nuts and veggies topped with cheddar on a seven-grain bun
Dinner: fresh-herb risotto with seasonal organic vegetables, organic arborio rice, and parmesan
What to Drink
Kalani espresso and coffee—organic, shade grown, fair trade, and locally roasted
Additive-free beer and wine, both a buck off during happy hour
Where to Sit: Grab a table in the south dining room to soak up the sunlight streaming through the large windows or station yourself at the bar to watch chefs whip up your meal.
When to Visit: Weekend brunch gets busy fast, so arrive early to avoid the wait—a good rule of thumb in general since Sunlight doesn’t take reservations.
While You’re Waiting
Scope out the regularly changing paintings on the walls, all made by local artists.
Free WiFi lets guests peruse the internet on their mobile device or the desktop PC they cart around in a wagon.
The kitchen is meat-free, but not vegan; most dishes can be made vegan upon request.
The cookies, breads, and pies are made in-house without refined sweeteners
Try the famous lemon-tahini dressing. You can also pick up a bottle to take home on your way out.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Learn why all that glitters isn’t it gold—because some of it is glass—at Alexander’s Bead Bazaar (6307 Roosevelt Way NE)
After: Swing into The Atlantic Crossing (6508 Roosevelt Way NE) for Irish whiskey and English Premier soccer.
Five Things to Know About Chaco Canyon Cafe
Organic is a way of life at Chaco Canyon Cafe. This vegetarian restaurant showcases the freshest ingredients possible and helps preserve the planet in the process. Read on to learn more about this veggie haven:
The 100% vegetarian menu also includes raw, gluten-free, and vegan items. The kitchen strives to accommodate a variety of diets and appetites with dishes ranging from lentil burgers topped with Vegenaise to thai peanut bowls to raw sunflower-seed “tuna pâte” sandwiches served on raw buckwheat-flax flatbread.
The beverage selection is almost as extensive as the food menu. In addition to beer and wine, the café serves a wide variety of fresh-pressed juices and blended smoothies. Guests can choose from signature combinations or build their own concoction.
The café buys its produce directly from local organic farms. Chaco Canyon promises the best, freshest ingredients possible in its seasonal menus and backs that up by going to local farms to search out what grows best there.
Chaco Canyon Cafe’s mission is to make a zero net impact on the planet. Called an “idealistic utopia” by The Stranger, this claim isn’t far from the truth. The café backs up this goal by recycling, reusing, or composting about 90% of its waste and serving food that is 90%–97% organic year-round.
Currently, there are two locations. One in University District and one in West Seattle. A Greenwood location is expected to open in the fall of 2014.
The aromas of peanut sauce, lemongrass, and spicy chili pastes drifting throughout the dining room at Araya's Place may seem familiar at first, but the eatery isn't like most Thai restaurants. It eschews meats and dairy entirely, forging a distinctive menu that led The Stranger to hail Araya's University District location as "Thai vegan heaven."
Working exclusively with GMO-free tofu and produce sourced from local farmers whenever possible, the chefs cook classic Thai dishes as well as a handful of slightly more imaginative creations. "I do not want to be only Thai vegetarian food," owner Araya Pudpard explained to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in 2008, "I want to be international vegan food."
The international twists are evident throughout the menu's otherwise familiar selection of stir-fried noodle dishes and aromatic curries. A mélange of assorted garden vegetables, deep-fried and served with sweet-and-sour sauce, make up the veggie tempura, and the jasmine-tinged creme brûlée conceals a vegan and gluten-free custard beneath a one-molecule-thin layer of crisp sugar.
But even with these occasional twists, Thai staples still dominate the menu's pages. One of the restaurant's more iconic dishes, the tom yum soup, is so spicy that it has appeared on the Food Network show Heat Seekers, which features two chefs who travel around the country looking for mouth-burning dishes and ice sculptures to lick afterward.