• vegan happy hour at plum bistro in seattle

    July 23rd, 2010quarrygirlmore restaurants (not LA), seattle

    if you are looking for the ultimate meat-free dining experience in seattle, plum bistro is definitely your place. the gourmet restaurant is located on capitol hill and serves amazing all vegan cuisine for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. the food can be a bit pricey (think $14-$18 for an entree), but it’s fantastic and well worth it. one little secret that you can’t find on plum’s website though, is that they have a HAPPY HOUR sundays from 4-10pm and monday thru friday from 3-6pm, where food and drinks are super cheap. we hit up plum for the happy hour deals a couple weeks ago with a friend, and ate enough food to feed a small country for under 60 bucks. it was an excellent time.

    spicy mac n yease: our signature mac n cheese $5 happy hour special (normally $7)

    we started with a plate of the “mac n yease” which was down from $7 to five bucks for the happy hour special. i have been wanting to try this ever since this.charming.man raved about it back in january, and i must say it did not disappoint! it was spicy, creamy, flavorful, and honestly the best vegan mac and cheese i’ve ever eaten. there were mushy globs of cheese in between the noodles, just like the real thing, and little burned bits around the edges. i’d say plum is worth visiting for the mac n yease alone—it blows all other mac and cheeses out of the water.

    sweet tea white russian: firefly sweet tea, soy milk, orange spice and cane sugar. $5

    one catch about the happy hour menu is, you can’t order from it without buying a drink…but don’t worry, they have non-alcoholic stuff for all you xpeoplex. i went with the white russian because it’s my favorite mixed drink, and it’s impossible to find a vegan version at bars here in los angeles. the only other place i’ve had a vegan white russian outside of my house was at tube in portland, and plum’s was a million times better. the sweet tea vodka/soy milk mixture came in a sugar-rimmed glass, complete with a cherry on top. i absolutely loved it.

    mini burgers $2 each.

    we got a couple of mini burgers from the happy hour menu, because come on, who can resist vegan sliders?! plum has several to choose from including the crazy jamaican, tofu bbq seitan, quinoa, and el basito caliente. i am pretty sure the ones we ordered were the crazy jamaican and el basito caliente, and they were delicious. they were pretty big as well, you could fill up on a few of these and have dinner for 6 bucks.

    quinoa nachos. $4

    we also got a plate of quinoa nachos, which were a great deal for $4. this dish of blue chips came topped with an amazing creamy sauce, pico de gallo, guacamole and melted cheese. i am pretty sure the cheese on the nachos was follow your heart, which i am not a big fan of, but they were still pretty good.

    gourmet garlic fries with jalapeno sauce. $4

    next up was an order of gourmet garlic fries with jalapeno sauce, and they were super tasty. plum has a huge list of fries and sauces to choose from, and we originally ordered the “cheese w/ seitan bits” option. unfortunately/fortunately, they messed up our order and brought us the garlic fries, which wound up being great. the jalapeno sauce was to die for—rich gooey, and spicy—it went perfectly with the thick crispy fries.

    vegan hot dog. $4

    we also got a “vegan hot dog,” which to our surprise wound up being a high-quality field roast sausage! man i love field roast, so this was a nice treat. it came smothered in crazy good sauces and topped with sauerkraut. amazing!

    orange-balsamic glazed tempeh with thai-spiced mashed yams and bitter greens. $17

    we had our fill of cheap junk food snacks, but our friend wanted to be a little bit highbrow, and order something from the dinner menu as well. she got the orange-balsamic glazed tempeh with thai-spiced mashed yams and bitter greens. she let me try it and, WOWZA….it was awesome! the yams especially were not to be believed, such amazing flavor. i have a feeling that this is the kind of gourmet fine-dining food most people visit plum for, and plum knows how to do it well.

    completely gratuitous

    this was by far one of our best meals in seattle, and one of the best i’ve had in a long time. plum really has everything going for it: they are an all vegan restaurant with excellent food, they serve mixed drinks as well as beer and wine, and they have a nice fancyish yet comfy atmosphere where you can relax and hang for awhile. if you are in seattle, i would put this at the top of your “must visit” list, because plum is simply amazing. i can’t wait to return and try out their brunch!

    plum bistro
    1429 12th Ave E Ste B
    Seattle, WA 98122
    (206) 838-5333

    PS: the happy hour menu isn’t posted plum’s website, so i’ve uploaded it here for your enjoyment…

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  • holy guacafreakinmole that looks good. i want to use that mac n cheese as a pillow.

  • OMGOMGOMGOMGOM. last weekend friends and i went to highline on qg’s recommendation. i know where i’ll be tonight :O

  • silverlakerunner

    Damn, the food look so good in those pics..so visually appealling as well, all the colors and textures.

  • I’d like to try all of those!!

  • omg the mac and yease. wow.

  • I LOVED Plum! So delicious!

  • ooooh love the white russian! i’m always wanting something kahlua-ish at the bar but can never get it!

  • Everything looks so amazing. Can’t wait to go there!!

  • best happy hour ever! i had the tempeh meal last time i was there and it was amazing!

  • I hear they are opening up in the fall in Hollywood!!!!

  • Dying. I’m dying. A year ago I could’ve hopped in the car and driven 5 minutes to this glorious place. I miss Seattle.

  • OMG! They sadly opened this place up after I moved away, so I haven’t had the chance to visit yet. I’m a HUGE HUGE HUGE fan of Hillside Quickies (their other restaurant), so I’ve been wondering how this place measures up. Looks like a serious win. I can’t wait to get back to Seattle and try it out!

  • Gah, my mouth waters to the max whenever I’m looking through your blog. I live in Florida so normally reading something like this would make me pissed that I’m on the complete opposite side of the country, but luckily I’m going to Seattle during Thanksgiving! I plan on hitting up Plum Bistro multiple times. Thanks for this amazing blog and introducing me to amazing vegan products and restaurants!

  • the spicy mac and cheese photos blow my fucking mind. want.

  • Okay I officially need help, I’ve come back to look at this particular set of vegan cuisine photos like four times! I really hope more places that offer vegan dishes like this will open in Los Angeles soon.

  • I’m not sure how I came across your blog but I’m sure glad that I did. Pearl’s Sunday happy hour was great as I discovered last night based on your post. Thanks for spreading the good word.

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