Bar Dojo’s colorful vegan nachos boast marinated organic tofu poke, Asian slaw, cilantro and vegenaise sriracha lime aioli on top of crispy wonton shells. (Photo courtesy of Bar Dojo)

Bar Dojo’s colorful vegan nachos boast marinated organic tofu poke, Asian slaw, cilantro and vegenaise sriracha lime aioli on top of crispy wonton shells. (Photo courtesy of Bar Dojo)

The best vegan grub in Snohomish County, according to readers

If you love french fries, burgers, nachos and ice cream, you, too, can enjoy vegan food.

A few rainy months ago, we published a guide to eating vegan in Snohomish County.

And when we say vegan, we mean burgers, pizza, banh mi, Indian curry, bibimbap. You know, the good stuff.

But that list was far from exhaustive, as I quickly learned from passionate readers (both meat-eating and plant-based), who gave us enough suggestions to post a Part 2 of our vegan guide.

Even if you’re not vegan, I can assure you that you’ll find something on this list to make your tummy growl.

Bliss Small Batch Creamery

1421 Ave. D, Snohomish


I’m not sure how I missed Bliss in the first vegan guide, but now that it’s summer and ice cream is on our minds, I’m happy to include the small batch creamery here. Bliss is a must for vegans with a sweet tooth. They have several year-round and seasonal options available, from classic flavors like mint chip to rich fudgy brownie and peanut butter cacao crisp (the way my mouth watered at this last one…) And for the fruit-forward crowd, their peach mango and strawberry shortcake are sure to please this summer. Other fun flavors include margarita ice and espresso chip. Bliss uses oat, almond and coconut bases for their vegan flavors.

I got to try the cookie monster (for the inner child in all of us), strawberry and fudgy brownie, the latter of which was my favorite. The ice cream had a smooth creamy mouthfeel, was intensely chocolatey with a teensy coconut backdrop from the base, and it didn’t melt quickly (even on a hot, sunny day).

Spot the Bliss ice cream truck at Lake Stevens farmers market and other events throughout King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. The creamery also has locations in Tacoma, Dupont and University Place.

Fresa Mexican Kitchen

620 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett


Fresa Mexican Kitchen “has the most amazing vegan nachos” with a housemade vegan queso, according to reader Ashley Sims. Sims said the nacho platter can feed her family of five for around $17. You can make several of their vegetarian items vegan by omitting the cheese as well, including their spinach or veggie enchiladas.

Red Rock Subs

3514 Broadway, Everett


No, this isn’t one of those “veggie” sandwiches that’s just lettuce and tomato on dry bread (i.e. Sad Sandwich). Red Rock Subs serves up a vegan reuben with tomato and mushroom-based Field Roast deli slices, vegan cheese, vegan garlic mayo (yup, Red Rock does vegan mayo), fresh sauerkraut and their housemade thousand island dressing, also vegan.

Red Rock also makes a vegan teriyaki with the same Field Roast slices, adding vegan cheese, garlic mayo, grilled onions and their house teriyaki sauce. Keep it simple with their vegan veggie sandwich, which Sims dubbed “a 10/10”. Their vegan sammies cost $13.

Yummy Deli

8630 Evergreen Way, Everett


According to Sims, the best banh mi ever is on Evergreen Way by the Fred Meyer gas station. “The tofu is marinated so well you won’t miss the mayo,” she wrote. “At $6 it’s a quick, cheap meal you’ll be so glad I let you in on.”

I’ve been several times since getting this message and I can say with confidence that she’s absolutely right.

Despi Delite Bakery

3713 Broadway, Everett

(425) 249-2295

If you’re both vegan and a firm believer in eating doughnuts for breakfast, head to Despi Delite Bakery. Sims will vouch for the bakery’s variety of cake doughnuts as well as maple bars and apple fritters “that taste even better than the regular ones.”

They also make vegan sheet, wedding and special order cakes.

LJ’s Bistro

430 91st Ave. NE #1, Lake Stevens


If your party has both meat eaters and vegans, LJ’s is your place.

The Lake Stevens bistro is known for its upscale comfort food, including its variety of steaks, but it also boasts a separate vegan menu. Sims said the mac and cheese, pepper-crusted and roasted cauliflower steak, beet salad with cashew cheese and roasted veggies “are all perfection.” Prices range from an $8 side salad to $22 mains.

Bar Dojo

8404 Bowdoin Way, Edmonds


Speaking of upscale casual, Bar Dojo in Edmonds has one of the most impressive plant-based menus I’ve seen in the area. Standouts include their bulgogi rice bowl with Impossible ground meat, their tofu poke nachos with Vegenaise srirachi lime aioli (you can also get this in taco form), edamame dumplings and tempura hoisin cauliflower. This can easily make for a satisfying dinner or after-work bite. Vegan prices range from $12 to $22.

Katsu Burger

3333 184th St SW, Lynnwood


After my Twitter buddy @EdmondsEats recommended Katsu Burger, I stopped by their Lynnwood location (by H Mart) and proceeded to wolf down their miso honey tofu burger ($9.50).

“Their tofu sammies are insanely good. (I’m somewhat ashamed to admit I sometimes cheat and also get an order of pork banzai bites, because they are perfection,” EE wrote.

The aforementioned sandwich is a gift for vegetarians and I’ve already had it three times this year. Vegans can opt for sauce other than the honey mustard. Katsu Burger also serves Beyond patties.

Regardless of your main, you absolutely must order Katsu Burger’s nori fries. They are perfectly salted, crispy and briney/savory from the dried seaweed.

Ono Poke

10016 Edmonds Way, Edmonds


Go to Ono Poke and order their tofu vegan bowl. Owner Steven Ono is intentional with where he sources his ingredients. He also puts out a new menu every day, though you’ll always have access to the vegan cucumber kimchi and edamame.

BittyFish Sushi

3000 184th St. SW #950, Lynnwood


Reader Jack Hartsock let us know that the best “conveyor belt” sushi restaurant in the area is BittyFish at Alderwood Mall. They have “all kinds of vegetarian options”, Hartsock wrote, including rolls, sesame green beans, agedashi tofu, vegetable tempura, spring rolls and gyoza, spicy edamame and more.

Monroe Pizza & Pints

349 Butler Ave., Monroe


If you eat plant-based and don’t follow Everett Area Vegans on Facebook, you are likely missing out on some gems in Snohomish County. This group brought Monroe Pizza & Pints to my attention: One member wrote, “This is the best vegan pizza I’ve had in WA state!”

The Pizza Coop & Ale House

13317 NE 175th St., Woodinville


Okay, so this one is in King County, but south county vegans will dig this Detroit-style pie: You can order a small or large round, or get their Cooper-style, which is a Detroit-meets-Sicilian-style pizza. You can sub dairy-free cheese on any of their pizzas. You can also make your pie gluten-free.

The Bayside Cafe

3001 Broadway, Everett


As a reminder, Bayside Cafe has moved. The vegan comfort food joint relocated around the corner from its Hewitt Avenue location to 3001 Broadway. The new restaurant boasts a full-sized diner and lounge. Their buffalo wingz, nachitos, bacun burgers, porkless sandwiches and more remain, so I recommend coming in with an empty stomach and the will to nosh.

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