During my mother-daughter trip to Seattle, Washington this summer, my mom and I found many vegan shops and restaurants. On our first day in Seattle, we headed down to Pikes Place Market, where I discovered the mascots for the Market were bronze pig statues named Rachel and Billy. I found (and bought a few) pig related items there such as a pig necklace, a piggy magnet, and a piggy dish towel! We had so much fun exploring!
The food in Seattle is amazing! For breakfast, we found some delicious chocolate vegan cupcakes from a little shop near our hotel, for lunch we went to Cool Guys Fry Bar and got two “Italian Veggie Ripper Dogs,” and for dinner we went to a hidden restaurant called The Pink Door where I ordered a vegan pasta dish! We had no trouble finding vegan options anywhere we went and most places had more than one option.
On our second day, my mom and I decided that we wanted go to an all vegan store near the university district called Vegan Haven. The store was my happy place and I can’t wait to go back! They had everything vegan from cosmetics to jerky. I bought many items from the store including pins, lipstick, and candy. It’s my favorite store by far! It was so nice to not have to read any of the ingredients on the food items. I also love that it supports one of my favorite sanctuaries, Pigs Peace Sanctuary, a sanctuary in Stanwood, Washington that I went to with my family last year.
After going to Vegan Haven we got a recommendation from one of the volunteers to go to Wayward Vegan Cafe. My mom ordered the eggs benedict and I ordered the farmers hash. It was probably the best meal of the trip! Everything on the menu was vegan and the restaurant was packed! The farmers hash was made out of potatoes, gravy, tofu scramble, vegan cheese, and garlic toast! I don’t think I can ever top that brunch!
After our brunch, we took a ferry to Bainbridge Island where we found two very great places. We found a cute bakery called Blackbird Bakery! They had a vegan chocolate applesauce cake (which sadly we did not purchase). But we found something even better! An ice cream place on the same block called Mora which had many vegan sorbets including watermelon, raspberry, mango, pineapple, blackberry, and more! I choose the watermelon and raspberry split which was a good choice!
Thank you so much Seattle for having many great vegan options for me. I can’t wait to visit again!