Destination Dining: Veggie Delights

Some cuisines do vegetarian better than others thanks to arrays of flavorful spices and herbs. In Bellevue, most vegetarian restaurants fall under Thai, Indian, and Mediterranean flavor profiles, but even American restaurants here offer an increasing number of meat-free options.

Follow along as we highlight some must-try vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Bellevue in Part Two of our Destination Dining series titled, “Veggie Delights”.

Part Two? What about Part One?! Check out the first installment in our Destination Dining series titled, “A Tour of Asia“, where we take a dive into the cuisines and traditions of China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and India and explore Bellevue’s increasingly diverse culinary scene. 


Araya’s Place

This light, bright corner cafe on Main Street takes vegetarian Thai cuisine to the next level and includes some vegan and gluten-free options, too. Find whole grain rain, curry, pad thai noodles, tofu-vegetable stir fry, tom yum soup, and side dishes at the all-you-can-eat lunch buffet. 

Sukho Thai 

Located in a little house on Bel-Red Road, Sukho doles out a lunch buffet and a full-service dinner menu. Don’t miss the green papaya salad.

Teapot Vegetarian House

Pan-Asian cuisine from Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, and China is served with vegan sauces free of dairy and eggs.

Jujubeet Cafe

Artisan juice company Jujubeet offers cold-pressed juices made from fresh, organic produce like the “Just Beet It” (beet, carrot, green apple, and lemon), plus a variety of bowls and salads. 

Chaat House 

Bellevue’s Crossroads neighborhood houses numerous Indian eateries. This all-vegetarian restaurant features thalis and chaats – vegetable snacks served with sweet and sour sauces. 

Byblos Deli 

Located off Northup Way, Lebanese-born chef Khalil creates a wide range of dishes, including many vegetarian options like falafel and veggie plates, crepe fromage, and flatbread. 

Mediterranean Kitchen 

This local favorite features authentic Middle Eastern cuisine, including vegetarian specialties like falafel, spanakopita, fool moudamas, fatoush, zahrah, and tabouly. 


Article written by Julie Arnan for the 2018-19 Bellevue Visitor’s Guide.

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