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A few good places to eat out with non-vegans in Seattle

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My brother visited me this past Thursday – Sunday, so I didn’t cook much, from cookbooks or otherwise, but still wanted to put up a post in the spirit of MoFo!

It’s not that I wouldn’t cook for him — he’s a former picky kid who has turned into a total gourmand and now eats (surprisingly) anything — but I want him to move to Seattle and figured that the best argument in this city’s favor would be won through his stomach (and liver).

I also came down with what I am telling people was food poisoning (but was most likely an intense, delayed two-day hangover, given our Thursday night activities) on Friday afternoon, so kitchen time wasn’t exactly the first thing on my mind.

The challenge is always picking restaurants that will accomodate my brother’s desire to rob the planet of salmon and my desire to eat a sustainable, cruelty-free diet. Plus, it needs to have good beer. Luckily, this is not hard in Seattle.

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Collins Pub will sub out Field Roast cutlets for meat on some of their sandwiches. I ordered a super tasty veganized version of their Tower Steak Sandwich (actually, I forgot to ask about the bread — I had it in my head that everything was from Grand Central, and most of Grand Central’s breads are vegan. This may not be the case).

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High 5 Pie’s vegan crust is amazingly flaky, with just the right amount of sweetness. I’m a huge fan of the vegan apple

Six Arms has a hemp-based vegan burger, which I did not eat. I did down a bootyload of their cajun tots ($2.50 for a big plateful at happy hour!) after I finally got my appetite back — just ask them to hold the ranch dressing.

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The Aaron’s Special at Glo’s is amazing: sauteed veggies and guac over hashbrowns. I am probably never going to eat this again for reasons that are related to details I have already disclosed and inappropriate for a food blog, but that’s not to say you shouldn’t.

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The Cha-Cha now has a chipotle vegan chicken to add to their vegan burrito. I am addicted.

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The Redwood changed their brunch menu recently, but still will sub out tofu for eggs (no charge) and Daiya for dairy ($1 extra). If you ask nicely, they’ll make you a vegan Bloody Mary.

My brother was very patient as I photographed everything. Here we are together:

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Tags: vegan mofo 2012

4 Responses to “A few good places to eat out with non-vegans in Seattle”

  1. October 15th, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    Veganwtsn says:

    I have only heard of ONE of these places and that’s the Six Arms which was just the block from my last apartment and I didn’t even know they had a hemp burger. Last I was there was over 3 years ago and ordered a hummus plate no feta. Thanks for the great list!

  2. October 16th, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Jes says:

    Ha! What a cute/cheesy pic of you & your brother! It’s always awesome to eat out with someone who loves food–looks like you guys did an awesome tour of the city. Talk him into moving yet?

  3. October 16th, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Helen says:

    I think the hemp burger is new, Megan! I need to go back when I have more of an appetite and sample it. Their hummus plate is delicious too!

    Haha, thanks, Jes! We went to a competition at the local bouldering gym and they had a “photobooth,” which was actually a guy with a camera and the awesome 90’s middle school backdrop that you see. I think he’s going to do it!

  4. October 17th, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    Ty says:

    the pic was a very, “aww” moment at the end :) thanks for the preview of the amazing food i’m about to have access to. i’m getting super excited. also b/c i’m going to the VVC tech seminar!

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