Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Redwood, Seattle WA

Location: 514 East Howell Street, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

Redwood was always a favorite hang out for us in Seattle. They have tasty drinks and delicious vegan foods. We had already eaten a bit of food when we arrived here so we were not that hungry, but we couldn't pass up the meatloaf sliders - fieldroast meatloaf with caramelized onions and BBQ sauce. Super good. I miss fieldroast as you can not get it here, and these are really tasty and meaty.

Overall - I love Redwood. It is definitely my kind of place and the vibe is chill. They have many vegan options for food and some pretty delicious drinks. Definitely check it out, especially if you are looking to hang out somewhere after a long day of exploring.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

My Sweet Lil Cakes, Seattle WA

Location: 1208 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

I love food carts. I think it is because they make me think of hanging out with my friend in Portland raving about the food and eating as much as we can while sitting in the sun. Happy times. So whenever I pass one I have to stop and see if I can eat something. Well we walked by My Sweet Lil Cakes one day and saw they have a green apple, caramel and pecan vegan gluten free option and it sounded super good, so we ordered one. We got it and they warned us to give it a min because it would be very hot. Once I decided it was probably okay to try it we dove right in and...were very disappointed. I mean it had like no flavor. How is that possible? Pecans, apples, caramel and batter = nothing? It didn't make sense. I mean I guess it would have been an alright plain waffle if I had syrup and stuff to put on it, but the fillings were non existant. It was such a disappointment and definitely not worth the price (they are not that big and $6 a piece).

Overall - I was very disappointed in this. It just wasn't that good which made me very sad as I wanted to love it.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Veggie Grill, Seattle WA

Location: 446 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

I was so excited about Veggie Grill and everything was so tasty on our first visit we had to make time to stop by for a second meal while we were in Seattle. This time we went to the South Lake Union location at lunch time and it was packed! So nice to see so many people eating tasty vegan food for lunch! We started with a cup of the chicken noodle soup served with herb toasted crisps. This super was surprisingly good, lots of veggies, noodles and mock chicken in a tasty broth, but the crackers that came with it were incredibly tasty. They were a little spicy and tasted like parmesan and were just delicious. I would have just ordered some of them if it were offered.

We also tried the chili cheese sweetheart fries which were amazing, but so much food. We couldn't finish them all with everything else we ordered which was a little sad. I love sweet potato fries and the chili was not spicy or anything just really good.

Finally we ordered the Blackened Chicken Sandwich on a bed of steamed kale with a side of cauli-mashed potatoes. The cauli-mashed potatoes were super tasty and the gravy was very good. The chicken sandwich was good as well, though I think I liked our All American Stack better. Still very good.

Overall - If I lived somewhere that had a Veggie Grill I would eat here at least once a week. Everything is super good and I just loved it. Definitely check it out.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Crumpet Shop, Seattle WA

Location: 1503 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

The Crumpet Shop was a regular stop for us on the weekend when we lived close to downtown. I always got a non-vegan one (when I was just vegetarian) and once we moved farther away we stopped going. I read a review of their vegan options prior to our visit so I knew we had to go in and try it out again. We ordered a crumpet with chocolate hazelnut spread (make sure to ask for no butter as they normally butter them first). Very tasty chocolate spread and the crumpets are light and delicious.

We also ordered a Almond butter crumpet which was really tasty, but hard to eat. The almond butter just stuck to your mouth and made it hard to chew, but it was really good. You definitely need a lot of liquid to drink with this one.

Overall - If you are going to be visiting the market anyways you might as well stop by and get a crumpet. They are tasty and light so would be perfect for a snack any time of day.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Thaiku, Seattle WA

Location: 6705 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103, USA

We were staying with a friend for a few nights who lived close to Phinney Ridge and were looking for some dinner one evening. He suggested Thaiku as it had recently moved to the neighborhood and he had been meaning to check it out (he had loved their previous location). We headed down there and while the menu does not look very veggie friendly there was a note at the bottom saying feel free to order off menu and we will do our best to accomodate you. We ordered the pad thai with tofu no fish sauce (the waitress was very helpful making sure we could eat everything and she is the one who asked us if fish sauce was okay before we could inquire with her which is nice). This was pretty tasty, a little sweet and came with pepper flakes, salt, and peanuts on the side.

The other entree we ordered was the Pad See Iew which is my favorite Thai dish. This one was a little oily, but super tasty. I have missed Pad See Iew since it is hard to find here and this one was really good.

Overall - It doesn't look that vegan friendly from the menu, but just ask for items to be veganized and they are really helpful. The portion sizes are also smaller than most.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Pho Fuchsia, Seattle WA

Location: 213 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

Pho is my favorite dish ever. I used to eat at Pho Fuchsia often for lunch as it was close by my work and my favorite pho downtown. So on this visit we had to stop by and try the pho again. I ordered the tofu and veggie pho with vegetable broth. Unfortunately it was not as good as I remembered. The broth was just so so. I do however like all the fresh veggies and fresh tofu instead of fried.

Raymond is not a fan of pho, so he ordered the fried tofu vermicelli. The tofu was sweet and very tasty and really I liked this better than the pho.

Overall - The vermicelli bowl was quite tasty, and the pho was alright. If you need something to eat in Pioneer Square you could stop by here, but it is not a must visit for a trip to Seattle.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Wayward Vegan Cafe, Seattle WA

Location: 5253 University Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105, USA

On our visit to Seattle we ate at Wayward Cafe as much as we could. Raymond really misses the American style breakfast. On this visit we ordered the Pancake Combo - a pancake, tofu scramble, sausage, and tempeh bacon. This was all very tasty. I used to ask to add cheese to the tofu scramble because their plain tofu scramble made me gag for some reason (not sure why...) but I forgot that this time, though this scramble was actually pretty tasty. The tempeh bacon is good, the sausage was not as good as it used to be but still enjoyable, and the pancake was perfect and delicious.

We also ordered the Ribwich to try - BBQ seitan, red onions nd tartar sauce on a hoagy roll. This was tasty, but not my favorite sandwich I have had there. I mean the ribs were very good, and if I hadn't had the meatball sandwich days prior I would have liked it more (with nothing to compare it to). Raymond however loved this one more than the other sandwiches we tried.

Overall - I still love Wayward. I miss our weekly visits, but if you are in Seattle you definitely should try it out for breakfast. Everything is always pretty tasty and delicious.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Shanghai Garden, Seattle WA

Location: 524 6th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

Shanghai Garden was a regular dinner spot for us when we lived close to it. We always ordered the same things. To start the Mu Shu Vegetable with no egg - lots of cabbage and veggies finely cut and wrapped in the mu shu wrappers by the person who brings them to you (they are way better at it than I am). This is kind of oily, but delicious.

We also get an order of the vegetable barley green noodles without egg as well. These are really very tasty and house made. The are a little salty in this dish, but oh so tasty. I definitely would recommend them.

Overall - Shanghai Garden is pretty tasty Chinese food. They have a lot of veggie options like pea shoots and various tofu dishes as well as our favorite barley green noodles. Definitely worth a try if you are in the area.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Red Robin, Seattle WA

Location: 1101 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

While working in Seattle my coworkers liked to go out for lunch often. They would always suggest somewhere that had very few vegan options, or options I do not like. We then discovered that we can all eat at Red Robin since they have a Boca patty that is vegan, so that became the new go to spot for work lunches. While visiting we had a work reunion lunch there and I ordered a basic burger with the boca patty protein style (lettuce instead of a bun). I am told that the buns are vegan, I just prefer to have my burger wrapped in lettuce as it is super tasty. The fries are vegan as well and all in all a pretty tasty lunch.

Overall - I really like Red Robin for their burgers. It is a great place to go with a mix of people as everyone can get something.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Pizza Pi, Seattle WA

Location: 5500 University Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105, USA

Pizza Pi was one of our favorites when we lived in Seattle. We would get pizza there often as it was super tasty, so it was a must stop on our visit. We started with cheese sticks like we always did and they were tasty.

For our pizza we ordered a Curry Chicken - curry cream sauce, chicken, potatoes and jalapenos. This was tasty, but not my favorite pizza anymore. Definitely the best in Seattle, and I will still stop by when we visit.

Overall - I still like Pizza Pi and think the pizza is tasty, and it is the best we have had in Seattle.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Full Tilt, Seattle WA

Location: 5453 Leary Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107, USA

So I know this isn't the prettiest picture, but it sure was tasty. We were hanging out in Ballard eating sweets so we stopped by Full Tilt to see what their vegan options were. They had a blue one which I was super excited about until I tried it and it was just coconut colored blue - yuck! I hate coconut flavor so no go on that. They did have two delicious ones, Peanut Butter Chip and Peanut Butter Banana, so we decided to get the smallest non-kid size and share. Man am I glad we did. This is so much ice cream! It has to be at least a pint and it is a bit ridiculous. I am used to my one small scoop that I still share with Raymond here in Berlin. Oh well it was tasty. The Peanut Butter Chip was just like peanut butter chocolate chip which was really really good. The banana one was very banana-y and eating them together was delicious. They went well, probably because they were both peanut butter flavored.

Overall - I really enjoyed my ice cream at Full Tilt. It is a ton of food though so I definitely have to share.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Hot Cakes, Seattle WA

Location: 5427 Ballard Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107, USA

Hot Cakes is a "molten chocolate cakery" in Ballard. I heard about it from a friend before our visit and checked out the menu to find they do indeed have a vegan molten chocolate cake served with whipped coconut milk so of course we had to try it. It is the only thing that is listed as vegan on the menu though we didn't inquire if any of the boozy shakes were as it was mid afternoon and we were not wanting a drink. The cake itself was a tad expensive as it is a tiny little thing of cake, but it is good it is not that much as it is so rich. Raymond loved it, but I had a hard time finishing my half as it was very very rich and chocolaty. It was very good, just a bit much for me to eat a lot of. Really I would have liked more whipped coconut milk to cut some of the richness of the chocolate. Still very tasty.

Overall - I would go back again for another cake if I were with someone to share it with. The chocolate is very rich and tasty.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

O'Asian, Seattle WA

Location: 800 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

I used to meet up with my old boss for lunch at O'Asian every week as it is one of her favorite restaurants. We stopped going quite a while ago after multiple times they gave us our noodles with chicken and tofu and I just got tired of it and didn't trust them. They have since changed the kitchen staff and the menu and a lot of things so we decided to try it again when we were in town. First up was the Pad Thai. I love rice noodle dishes and I don't get them often here so I was excited. Unfortunately this was just okay. It just didn't have much flavor, but was a little sweet.

We also tried the Chow Fun. This was just not good. Very oily and not much flavor again. Also the tofu in both dishes was just disgusting. I have no idea what they did to it, but it was just like a sponge full of gross water. Not good. I think this is the first time I have ever had tofu that was just inedible. Not good.

Overall - I wouldn't go back to O'Asian. The tofu alone was disgusting and not worth it. That and the noodle dishes had almost no flavor and were just not good.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Cherry Street Coffee, Seattle WA

Location: 103 Cherry Street, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

I met a friend for breakfast at Cherry Street Coffee one morning. I used to stop by occasionally for lunch as there was a location close to my work. I loved their hummus sandwich so since it was morning I got the hummus bagel sandwich - homemade hummus, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onion and sprouts on a bagel. This was just as delicious as I remembered. Their hummus is really good and all the veggies just make it tastier. So good.

Overall - I love the hummus sandwich at Cherry Street. They also have a delicious falafel salad and sandwich. Very tasty.