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 Post subject: Re: [Seattle] Dining Guide
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 3:25 pm 
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What do you folks suggest for us vegans with minimal cash? What are some of my best dining options for a meal size amount of food for under $10 total? Anywhere under $5? Best cheap grocery stores?

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 Post subject: Re: [Seattle] Dining Guide
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 3:35 pm 
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The veggie combo-type dish at Ethiopian places is usually really cheap.

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 Post subject: Re: [Seattle] Dining Guide
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 3:46 pm 
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Thanks for the reply. Any suggestions on any specific Ethiopian places? What does really cheap mean to you? For me, any meal size option that includes tax/tip/etc for under $6 is cheap.


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 Post subject: Re: [Seattle] Dining Guide
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 6:18 pm 
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You can get an AWESOME and massive burrito at Gordito's on 85th and Greewood.


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 Post subject: Re: [Seattle] Dining Guide
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 7:11 pm 
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Thanks for the tip! I peeked at their menu & will probably give them a try. Anyone want to meet up there tonight? Or for lunch tomorrow?

My favorite Mexican food place in Portland is called "Los Gorditos" & is also a good bargain: http://www.losgorditospdx.com


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 Post subject: Re: [Seattle] Dining Guide
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 9:54 pm 
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Or an awesome falafel wrap, fries, and a drink for around $7. I am so blanking on the name, but I think it's Ali Baba's on University Ave in the U district. Best falafel ever!!!


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 Post subject: Re: [Seattle] Dining Guide
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 10:01 pm 
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Great call on Gordito's! Though I felt a little bait & switched when they charged me a fair bit for the tofu burrito because: "It's always fajita style"...

The falafel deal also sounds great! Is that a lunch special or is it offered all of the time?


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 Post subject: Re: [Seattle] Dining Guide
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 10:13 pm 
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The falafel deal is all the time. I used to go at least 3x/mo!


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 Post subject: Re: [Seattle] Dining Guide
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 10:24 pm 
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I mean no offense to my Ethiopian restaurant brethren, but I think they're all kind of the same. "Our" Ethiopian restaurant is Assimba, at Cherry and MLK. The veggie combo is probably around $13 or $14, and that easily serves two.

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 Post subject: Re: [Seattle] Dining Guide
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Cascadian--glad you liked Gordito's! I forgot to tell you that if you get the burrito it is one thousand times better if you get it "wet" (covered in sauce). The only thing is, if you get it wet, but no cheese, you have to specifically ask them to put it under the broiler thingie. Otherwise they won't (because there's no cheese to melt) and you'll have a burrito with cold sauce on top. But it is seriously amazing "wet." The default sauce is the red sauce, but sometimes I get "Christmas" with half red and half green sauce.

For falafels, Yanni's in Greenwood is supposed to be good. But I only ever buy falafels from a store, because seeing that big gyro meat ball thingie spiraling around in Greek places totally icks me out.


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 Post subject: Re: [Seattle] Dining Guide
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:17 pm 
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Has anyone been to the relocated Araya's?

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 Post subject: Re: [Seattle] Dining Guide
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I have. It's really nice inside. More buffet area - same foods.


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 Post subject: Re: [Seattle] Dining Guide
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:47 am 
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Cool, thanks! I'm hoping to make it that way on my next quick trip up. Had no idea it was moving and was hoping it was for the better.

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 Post subject: Re: [Seattle] Dining Guide
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There is a relatively new place in West Seattle called Firefly Cafe & Creperie that has vegan options. They have a vegan & gluten-free section on their menu. Sweet and savory crepes! We're talking fillings like tofu scramble, tempeh & nut cheese. And for the sweet, there is cashew cream and vegan salted caramel among other things. I haven't tried the sweet yet, but last night I had the tofu scramble crepe and my husband had the tempeh and nut cheese. Both were delicious and pretty substantial.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:18 am 
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This is an interesting development!

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 Post subject: Re: [Seattle] Dining Guide
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:51 pm 
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ShannonLea wrote:
There is a relatively new place in West Seattle called Firefly Cafe & Creperie that has vegan options. They have a vegan & gluten-free section on their menu. Sweet and savory crepes! We're talking fillings like tofu scramble, tempeh & nut cheese. And for the sweet, there is cashew cream and vegan salted caramel among other things. I haven't tried the sweet yet, but last night I had the tofu scramble crepe and my husband had the tempeh and nut cheese. Both were delicious and pretty substantial.

I definitely need to do something about this...

Veggie Grill downtown (4th just S of Pike) looks like it'll be opening soon! Appliances of some stripe were going in today.

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 Post subject: Re: [Seattle] Dining Guide
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:19 am 
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What's a good place for a vegan to have brunch with omnivores? I'm staying in Queen Anne but I'll have a car, so any cute neighborhood will do, I think. PS: My boyfriend also requires a bloody mary.


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 Post subject: Re: [Seattle] Dining Guide
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:42 pm 
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I really like Blue Star Cafe&Pub!

You can get any of the scrambles made with tofu in place of eggs, and and they have Daiya you can sub for cheese. They also have a build you own option. They don't have any vegan pancakes, french toast, ect, so if you're not a scramble person it wouldn't be the best option though.

It's in Wallingford right by the 99 on ramp.


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 Post subject: Re: [Seattle] Dining Guide
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:48 pm 
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Oh yeah, Blue Star! No pancakes or french toast, but the potatoes are yum. They told me at one point (when they were switching from non-vegan soy cheese to daiya) that they were also going to switch their faux sausage to vegan, but I don't know what ever came of that. Worth checking. And they have a full bar.

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 Post subject: Re: [Seattle] Dining Guide
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:34 pm 
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I'm finally planning my next trip to Seattle! I'll be coming up early in October. I have my BoltBus tix ($4 RT, including fees!) a place to stay & a couple of Groupons (Loving Hut & Wedgewood Veg Thai) so now I'm looking for cool folks to hang out & explore with!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:19 pm 
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When are you going to be here?

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 Post subject: Re: [Seattle] Dining Guide
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:41 am 
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We ate at the Mexican place that's in where Pan Africa was last night (El Borracho). It was really good! A nice range of vegan options, skillful application of Daiya, good homemade hot sauces and condiments.


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 Post subject: Re: [Seattle] Dining Guide
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:15 pm 
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When are you going to be here?
My main days for hanging out will be 6-9 October. I'm going to start a thread seeking more detailed Seattle info & activity chums later today.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:57 pm 
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We ate at the Mexican place that's in where Pan Africa was last night (El Borracho). It was really good! A nice range of vegan options, skillful application of Daiya, good homemade hot sauces and condiments.


I lovve El Borracho! Everyone who works there is so nice, and some days I just need their cheap house margarita and some Daiya. Plus, good for meeting up with non-veg folks. And their outdoor seating is great.

Forge Lounge on the pedestrian walkway to the ferry on Marion has a vegan sandwich with Chao Cheese. Haven't tried it yet, but the bar is cute.


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 Post subject: Re: [Seattle] Dining Guide
PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:03 pm 
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Hey, I'm going to be in Seattle in December for a few days. I've been there a few times before so I know a few places I can eat but am always looking to expand upon the handful of restaurants. The big problem is that I have a soy allergy. Generally I stay in or around downtown and only travel by foot so I know that cherry street has flying apron muffins, and that cinnamon works has a vegan soy-free cinnamon bun, and that I can get a bowl of lentil soup from some middle eastern place in pike place. I've been able to eat one of the sandwiches at homegrown and have ordered cheese-free pizza to my hotel. I've ventured to chaco canyon once or twice but it's really far away from where I end up staying. Do you guys have any suggestions? Or even, grocery stores I could easily walk to and pick up a few essentials? I'll be staying at Olive and 8th. I'm a good walker so walking as far as capitol hill or down past the stadium is fine.


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