At 10Best, we're always on the lookout for Seattle's best restaurants, and while we appreciate places that have a broad culinary range, we can't help but adore restaurants that specialize in a given cuisine. When we're in the mood for Vegetarian food in Seattle, we head to Kabul Afghan Cuisine - a reader favorite - or we count on Café Flora's solid track record and consistently great dishes. You'll find these places - and any of the restaurants on our list - to be fantastic options for Vegetarian cuisine, and if you're looking to concentrate your efforts, start with the vibrant Roosevelt area.
Known as Seattle's top vegetarian spot, this restaurant's menu is innovative and flavorful enough to win over even the most ardent carnivores. Have brunch in the sunny atrium and enjoy the soothing sounds of the indoor waterfall. Dishes such as cornmeal pancakes in pomegranate sauce or beignets with berries and ginger cream anglaise are served with complimentary fresh-squeezed orange juice. You'll also find plenty of specialty teas and juice blends to choose from as well. (206-325-9100)
This quirky little eatery may not set many high-water marks in the contemporary decor arena – things look to have changed very little since John, Paul, George, and Ringo were kings of the airwaves. However, the place more than makes up for it with its food. Specializing in what the politically correct would no doubt dub '60s-era counter-culture cuisine (hippie eats, that is), the skilled kitchen treats hungry, diet-conscious patrons to things like cheese and veggie quesadillas, grilled tofu burgers, homemade hummus and pita bread, and freshly made soups and salads. (206-522-9060)
Kabul Afghan Cuisine
This unique culinary treasure beckons diners with exotic aromas and delicious Middle Eastern fare. Indeed, a warm, friendly scene awaits, complete with eager servers, photos of the Afghan countryside, and live sitar music. Hints of cumin, saffron, and garlic preface dishes like spiced lamb, chicken, and eggplant. Candle-lit tables and an international wine list complete the effect. (206-545-9000)