Keeping a mindful eye on your health but also wanting to truly experience this city's thriving culinary scene? Seattle seems to have a healthy balance figured out, which makes dining at restaurants a very doable feat. (No need for post-indulgence guilt here!) This proves excellent news for those who have refined tastes but also like to keep a watch on how they fuel their bodies.
In this forward-thinking, health-conscious city, most chefs pride themselves on using seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients, many of which are organic and devoid of preservatives and other questionable additives. Diners will find a plethora of eateries, ranging from those that more "mainstream" to those that have gained a following for serving strictly vegan, raw or vegetarian fare.
In our roundup, we've featured fine-dining establishments offering some of the best service in the region (hello, VIP status), but we've also included lower-key cafes with intimate settings that are the perfect spot to enjoy a healthy lunch or afternoon snack. While some restaurants draw crowds for their magical outdoor spaces, others can be the perfect destination on a cozy, drizzly afternoon. Regardless, the food will be delicious and–more importantly–you'll walk away feeling full of energy and effectively "fueled."