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Wayward Vegan Cafe, Round 2

Our last meal in Seattle was a return trip to Wayward Vegan Cafe. There were too many things left behind on the menu that we hadn’t tried yet.

I got the breakfast biscuit sandwich. Who doesn’t like old school hash browns? My only complaint is that it was basically scramble on a biscuit which was kind of hard to pick up and eat. Omelet style would have been easier.

Kevin got the blintz. Some vegan blintzes in Atlanta would be awesome.

Someone got pancakes. I’m not sure who.

And we got a club sandwich to eat on the plane later. It held up pretty well. I bet it was delicious right out of the kitchen.

And that’s the end of the Seattle gorge fest. :-(

In the Bowl Vegetarian Noodle Bistro

So there are still a few Seattle posts to go…

In the Bowl Vegetarian Noodle Bistro isn’t just vegetarian, but vegan. W00t! It’s mostly Thai with a few more generic dishes if you’re a hater.

These are the Full-filled Your Dreams fried wontons: Deep fried vegan wonton skin wrapper which are being filled with vegetarian meat paste and tofu cream cheese then served with sweet and sour sauce.

They have tons of fake meat options. I rarely get duck, so I thought I’d try it in the form of Roasted Duck Curry: A perfect matched of curry paste, soy protein roasted duck, coconut milk, cherry tomato, pineapple, bell pepper and fresh basil served with rice vermicelli noodle, white or brown rice.

This was good, but where the duck really shined was in the salad Beth ordered, the Spicy Roasted Duck Salad: Marinated roasted duck tossed with red onion, green onion and our homemade chili-lime sauce then served over sliced of green apple and garnished with crispy chow mien and cilantro. Too bad I didn’t take a picture.

 

Vegan Bahn Mi

Our last day in Seattle, I was on a mission to put some vegan bahn mi in my mouth. It worked out just right to swing by the downtown Cafe Pho and get some sammiches. They don’t have a vegan version of the mayonnaise sauce so we just left that off. Still delicious. Maybe I should use some of my time off next week to make some at home.

 

Chaco Canyon Organic Café and views

Okay, so maybe it was time to find the healthier side of vegan food in Seattle. Chaco Canyon Organic Café seemed like it might do the trick. Whose waffle is this? I’m definitely waiting too long to post this stuff…

This is a small Hippie Bowl which I would be happy eating some version of every day, any meal. Tofu, carrots, quinoa and sprouts in a tahini sauce.

And this juice was delicious, whatever it was.

Kevin had the Tofu Scramble Sandwich.

And a samosa made with sweet potatoes.

After this, we dropped Jared off at the airport and went up in the Columbia Center to check out the view. It was the clearest day of our trip, but we were still denied awesome mountain views.

 

 

 

 

 

Plum Bistro & Portishead

Of course we went to Plum Bistro while we were in Seattle. The raving about the Mac & Yease could not be ignored. It seemed like it might be healthier than Soul Vegetarian’s but just as creamy and tasty. What put it over the top for me was the crusty bits.

We also got a plate of sliders, three different types, that we cut up in pieces so we could all try them. And their slider size is about normal home burger size.

My entrée was Fennel Grilled Tempeh with a polenta cake and greens.

I think Kevin had the Country Fried Seitan Steak sandwich. But I’m not sure. It looks more like that than the Crazy Jamaican.

Taylor & Kevin full of noms.

And, later that evening, the whole reason for the trip, Portishead. This was easily one of the best sounding shows I’ve ever seen. The crowd was so respectful that they held most cheering and noise for between songs. Everyone was nearly silent.

 

Japanese Gardens

After walking around Pike Place Market and looking at gum stuck to a wall, and checking out the giant REI, we managed to put off eating again a little while longer by heading over to the Japanese Gardens at Washington Park Arboretum. We must have visited near or at the Fall peak. Amazing.

You can see the rest here. I would send you to the set, but Flickr Uploader crashed 3 times during the upload and completely jacked up my sets.

Pike Place Market

Welp, time to be a tourist! We wandered through and around Pike Place Market. Oh, look, vegan cinnamon rolls as big as your head.

I think these had a maple glaze on them. It’s hard to keep Seattle’s hundreds of vegan cinnamon roll options straight. Oh yeah, they have fruits and vegetables there too. Yawn.

The vegans avoided the whole fish tossing business, but we did go in search of the gum wall.

And around the corner were these cute little buggers.

Uh oh, we walked for 10 minutes. We probably need to eat again…

 

 

Sidecar Pigs for Peace

After we stuffed ourselves at Wayward, we waddled across the street to Sidecar Pigs for Peace. A completely vegan store that benefits a sanctuary? Gotta check that out!

We picked up a few things. I got a wallet with a monkey on it, a sweet potato on a rope dog snack for Tak (she’s destroyed it already), some mints, a Seriously Organic white chocolate bar, a t-shirt and a fake meat stick. I think that was all. Oh, a sticker and some buttons!

You know what they can get in Seattle? Daiya by the brick. Here’s Kevin posing with one wearing his sad face.

And here’s another tasty looking bit we don’t seem to have, a chorizo-style seitan tamale con molé? Yes, please.

 

 

Post hike Mexican food at El Chupacabra

After all that exertion, we were ready for some food. Kevin found a Mexican restaurant near the townhouse that had vegan options. Also, it was called El Chupacabra, so we HAD to go. They use Daiya cheese and Gardein meats but unlike a lot of places, they actually further flavor the Gardein with their own sauces.

I had the Gardein chicken enchiladas in a green sauce.

This was a huge plate of food. I could not finish it even after all the hiking. In addition to the cheeziness on top, there was plenty of melty Daiya inside with the Gardein. Happy tummy.

I’m not sure if Kevin got a burrito or chimachanga, but here it is.

And, they had an awesome jukebox.

We desperately need a Mexican restaurant here that has fake meats and Daiya. But I’d settle for just the Daiya. But for now we have to settle for creating our own deliciousness at potlucks.

Mighty Mighty O

Oh Hi case full of vegan doughnuts. Donuts. Whatever. We woke up too early the first day in Seattle. Well, some of us did. So Kevin and I headed out to pick up some Mighty O Donuts and coffee. And just as we were getting in the car Jared walked up to join us in the townhouse. So he piled on in for the journey.

So we got a dozen, plus a fritter. There’s pumpkin cream filled, regular cream filled, apple spice, chocolate raspberry, pumpkin, chocolate coconut, peanut butter chocolate and probably something else I’m forgetting.

See that chocolate coconut donut there? It’s called the “Don King.”

Sometimes you can’t wait the 15 minutes it’ll take to get back to the place. So I got an extra pumpkin cream filled donut. Honestly, I’m not a donut freak but since we don’t have vegan ones here I just had to eat a few.

And here’s a random Seattle observation: the must have accessory is a dog. All dogs wear clothes. That is all.

 

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