Since the sous chef, little sister, and little sister's wife are all vegan... it pays to do a bit of research before any out of town trip that will require a meal out. Plus, we wanted to have some lunch options that would work for both vegans and my dad's taste preferences. We found a few options, but managed to decide on a post EMP/Sci-Fi Museum lunch at the Wayward Vegan Cafe in Seattle's University District. Everything on the menu at Wayward is vegan- they offer a wide range of all day breakfast with lunch and some dinner options too. The options range from greasy spoon-esque, tex-mex fusion, vegan twists on diner classics, and a few healthy options. This place was packed when we arrived around 2-2:30pm, feeling extremely hungry, but luckily a table freed up almost the minute we walked in.
This a pretty casual place; you place your order at the front counter, bus your own dishes, refill your own water, etc
We all left stuffed. Portions were a good size-big. Prices were reasonable. The food was straighforward and delicious.
I ordered the Breakfast Burrito; Scrambled seasoned tofu, spicy tvp chorizo and spinach wrapped up in a king-sized grilled tortilla, topped with zesty cilantro sour cream, with salsa fresco and homefries ($8.50)
Bikini Bowl $8- Quinoa over a bed of garlic steamed greens topped with mandarin oranges, diced tomatoes, and a grilled citrus-marinated tempeh cutlet. Served with a side of chipotle tahini.
The Bandito Omelette $10 with homefries
Spicy tvp chorizo, grilled peppers and onions, cheddar cheese, and topped with cilantro lime sour cream. Served with a side of salsa fresco.
Three Cheese Melt $9
Cheddar and American cheese, fried mozza wedges, turkey, tomatoes, and mayo on grilled sourdough with fries
Mac Daddy $12