It’s the post you’ve been waiting for guys: what I ate in Seattle! I know I said in my research stage that I wanted to know where to eat beforehand, but that didn’t end up happening. In fact, only one place I went to was based on a recommendation! I found all the others just by walking by them and thinking they might be good.
They all were! (But warned, lots of carby comfort foods ahead! What else is vacation for?)
First, let’s look at what I bought at Dulles Airport in Washington, DC to eat on my connecting flight to Seattle. This was all from Au Bon Pain and I couldn’t have found a more ideal vegetarian and nutrient-dense meal: an apple, a wrap with roasted veggies, chickpeas, and goat cheese, and the ‘power pack’ contained cucumber slices, hummus, wheat berry salad, almonds and Brazil nuts. So filling and I went through this nice and slowly on the plane so that I wasn’t starving when we landed in Seattle.
I patronized The Lucky Diner in Belltown twice, both because of its proximity to my hotels and their great vegetarian options. I ate my first meal in Seattle here, hours after landing and soaking up the Ace Hotel. I ordered one of my favorite sandwiches (with fake meat or not), the vegetarian reuben. This particular reuben had Field Roast sausage in it, which I had read about but never tried before. Whoa, do I love this product! Everything they make is vegan, soy free, and made with wheat gluten and fruits and veggies. And the company is based in Seattle! Perfect.
I finished this sandwich and all the fries, no problem.
My second meal at The Lucky Diner was breakfast. This meal was memorable not just because of the fantastic vegetarian biscuits and smoked apple sage gravy, but because of my great server. When you’re an introverted solo traveler like me, sometimes conversation with your server is the most social interaction you’ll have all day!
Lost Lake Cafe, in Capitol Hill, made me feel like I was on the set of a Quentin Tarantino movie.
I went classic for my lunch here and ordered a vanilla milkshake, veggie burger and fries.
Please excuse my terrible composition in this next photo! I ordered (and loved) the Nasi Goreng: Malaysian fried rice, kecap manis (sweet soy sauce), tofu, sprouts, chili, a runny fried egg, and cucumber. It was the perfect blend of flavors and textures (also, it was nice to bring it back to my hotel room and veg on my bed while watching a Modern Family marathon :).
Next we move to the neighborhood of Fremont, where I spent two nights. I spotted this cute storefront right away and knew I had to try it:
Pie makes all manner of one-serving pies, both sweet and savory. I would have loved to feast on their tempting sweet pies, but I decided to be at least halfway sensible and get the broccoli cheddar pie and the macaroni and cheese pie (chana masala pie was my first choice, but they were all sold out, sadly):
I loved them both, The mac and cheese pie had jalapeño pepper in it, which gave it an awesome kick.
When I took myself out to breakfast in Fremont, I probably ate one of the healthiest meals of my trip. Silence Heart Nest was also within five minutes of my hostel, which I loved. It’s bright colors and cheery atmosphere drew me in right away, and the food wonderful. I had coffee, fresh carrot-apple-ginger juice, an avocado migas: scrambled eggs with corn tortilla, onion, avocado, queso fresco, garlic, peppers, and fresh salsa. Oh yes, and a huge serving of home fries!
What else? I already waxed on about the doughnuts I gorged on. Some places I stayed at offered complimentary breakfast, which weren’t always the most photogenic, but I’ll share one of them. A PBJ waffle sandwich with yogurt, granola, and apple in the background, at Ace Hotel, my splurge for the first night:
Seattle has no dearth of vegetarian options. Of course, in my short time there I only got to sample a few different places, but was more than satisfied with my choices. Good food is one of my favorite aspects of travel, and I’m so grateful that I don’t let being solo stop me from enjoying good meals on my travels.
I’m participating in the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge, and today is D for Dining. Yesterday was C for Currently, and on Monday I’ll tell you all about my Mount Rainier tour with EverGreen Escapes!