Wayward Vegan Cafe, round 1

Apparently cinnamon rolls grow on trees in Seattle. When we got to Wayward Vegan Cafe they had a whole pan of these things sitting right next to the register where you order. Really? How the hell can you avoid ordering that when it’s staring at you like that? The answer is, you can’t.

Hillbilly Omelet: filled with sausage and hash browns, covered with gravy, deep fried potatoes on the side. Oooof.

Kevin got Seitan on a Shingle:

Jared models his Country Fried Steak:


Beth displays her French Toast:

Kevin offers up his grits:

And here is Taylor molesting his burrito, not sure which one.



Post hike Mexican food at El Chupacabra

After all that exertion, we were ready for some food. Kevin found a Mexican restaurant near the townhouse that had vegan options. Also, it was called El Chupacabra, so we HAD to go. They use Daiya cheese and Gardein meats but unlike a lot of places, they actually further flavor the Gardein with their own sauces.

I had the Gardein chicken enchiladas in a green sauce.

This was a huge plate of food. I could not finish it even after all the hiking. In addition to the cheeziness on top, there was plenty of melty Daiya inside with the Gardein. Happy tummy.

I’m not sure if Kevin got a burrito or chimachanga, but here it is.

And, they had an awesome jukebox.

We desperately need a Mexican restaurant here that has fake meats and Daiya. But I’d settle for just the Daiya. But for now we have to settle for creating our own deliciousness at potlucks.

Croissants and Cinnamon Rolls

So you’ve got a dozen Mighty O donuts and a box of coffee and you’re heading back to have breakfast. So what do you do on the way back? Stop at a vegan bakery of course! As we were driving along, we saw Bouteloua Bakery. So Kevin pretty much demanded I hop out and get croissants while he drove around the block. So I picked up a regular croissant, a chocolate filled one…

and two cinnamon rolls.

The croissants were flakey just like they should be. It’s not every day, or any day really, that you get to have a vegan croissant. The cinnamon buns were sticky and gooey. I should’ve gotten one of their lemon ones to try.

Before we sound too piggish, we did eat on these and the donuts the whole visit. I swear.

Mighty Mighty O

Oh Hi case full of vegan doughnuts. Donuts. Whatever. We woke up too early the first day in Seattle. Well, some of us did. So Kevin and I headed out to pick up some Mighty O Donuts and coffee. And just as we were getting in the car Jared walked up to join us in the townhouse. So he piled on in for the journey.

So we got a dozen, plus a fritter. There’s pumpkin cream filled, regular cream filled, apple spice, chocolate raspberry, pumpkin, chocolate coconut, peanut butter chocolate and probably something else I’m forgetting.

See that chocolate coconut donut there? It’s called the “Don King.”

Sometimes you can’t wait the 15 minutes it’ll take to get back to the place. So I got an extra pumpkin cream filled donut. Honestly, I’m not a donut freak but since we don’t have vegan ones here I just had to eat a few.

And here’s a random Seattle observation: the must have accessory is a dog. All dogs wear clothes. That is all.


Late night pizza

We rolled in to Seattle at about midnight, which was 3am East Coast time. So yeah, we were wrecked. And hungry. Kevin found a pizza place near where we were staying in Ballard that was open until 1:30am. And they had vegan toppings and cheese. W00t! So we headed to Juliano’s.

Juliano’s is a strange place. Apparently they do karaoke. And upon hearing that we were in town for the Portishead show, they brought up youtube videos and played them for us while we waited. Loudly.

Some random ceiling decorations:

But they had a ton of vegan meaty topping options. No, they didn’t use Daiya. Tofutti maybe? But their crust was tasty and the sauce had a nice bit of spiciness to it. And it was open!