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10 must-try vegan eats on Seattle’s Eastside

Banh mi burger at Plantiful Superfoods—Kirkland

Seattle’s burgeoning Eastside is the Pacific Northwest’s newest foodie metropolis, including a growing list of restaurants offering tasty plant-based options. These are 10 vegan dishes you’ll want to try in the 425.

  1. Vegetable dumplingsDough Zone (Kirkland and multiple Eastside locations)
    Filled with fresh baby bok-choy, mushrooms, glass noodles, and tofu.
  2. Vegan shroomz tacoLifted Taco (Woodinville)
    Featuring local and seasonal mushrooms, avocado puree, red slaw, and microgreens inside a fresh, house-made corn tortilla.
  3. Sichuan green beansWild Ginger (Bellevue)
    A favorite for vegans and non-vegans, featuring fresh green beans stir fried with just the right amount of heat.
  4. Lemon cilantro hummusThe Cottage (Bothell)
    Served with warm pita bread and assorted crudités, this house-made hummus is a happy hour favorite at this cozy Bothell bistro that was just named one of Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the US for 2022!
  5. Caramelized eggplants in clay potBlossom Vegetarian (Renton)
    Sliced eggplant is seared to perfection and served alongside fried tofu, straw mushrooms, black pepper, and coconut juice.

  1. Daal tadkaKanishka Cuisine of India (Redmond)
    This classic Indian dish features yellow lentils cooked to perfection with onion, ginger, tomatoes, and garlic.
  2. Fresh rollsAraya’s Place (Bellevue)
    Featuring tofu, basil, lettuce, carrots, mint, cabbage, bean sprouts, mint, green onions, and cilantro wrapped in a tapioca sheet and served with tamarind sauce.
  3. Vegan satay with peanut sauceTeapot Vegetarian House (Redmond)
    Seasoned and then skewered on a bamboo stick, this popular Malaysian-style vegan dish is served alongside a sweet, house-made vegan peanut sauce.
  4. Banh mi burgerPlantiful Superfoods (Kirkland)
    This house-made lemongrass patty is served atop a fresh roll and topped with house pickled daikon carrot, pickled red cabbage, cilantro, jalapenos, plant-based mayo, and umami sauce.
  5. Everything edamame hummusLounge by TopGolf (Kirkland)
    This legendary appy features edamame, everything seasoning, and lime.