Wayward Vegan Cafe in Seattle

As Neal prepares for the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, I am reminded of the last time we were there which was after Vida Vegan Con.  We could only hang around for one meal because our final destination was Whidbey Island and we had a ferry to catch.

So of course we had to make our Seattle meal epic, which is why we chose Wayward Vegan Cafe. This place has a menu that is FIVE full pages of diner comfort food. They have everything from Belgian waffles to Country Fried Steak….talk about tough decisions. wayward-0772-2

At one point, I had so much trouble deciding that I was going to employ the “waving finger and random stop” method to help me. This is where I wave my finger randomly all around a menu and then have Neal randomly say “stop”. Wherever my finger lands when he says “stop” is what I order. This method is also good for choosing vacations, movies, what to wear, etc.

Given the sheer quantity of menu items I wanted to try, I’m impressed that I didn’t have to resort to this primitive decision making app. I chose the Crunch Wrap Supreme Master–Ground “beef”, refried beans, diced tomatoes, diced red onions, shredded cheddar cheese, and crispy lettuce on a crunchy tostada round and wrapped in a warm flour tortilla.


It was served with cilantro sour cream, salsa fresco and my choice of a potato salad side.


Neal got Suns Over Seattle–Grilled ham slices, American style cheese, and their signature tofu scramble sandwiched between golden buttery sourdough slices and served with hasbrowns.

wayward-0776-3So. Good. All of it. This is the kind of place where you discreetly leave with one button undone (I hope I’m not the only person who does this).

Neal is going to be pretty busy working the festival this weekend. But hopefully he will get a chance to drop by Wayward Vegan Cafe or perhaps some other vegan eats. If you’re gonna be at the Bumbershoot festival, he’d love for you to drop by and visit him (Epic Problems) at Flatstock in the Armory.


20 thoughts on “Wayward Vegan Cafe in Seattle

    1. luminousvegans Post author

      I would like to go more often but it is such an expensive trip since we live across the country. When you do go, and this especially applies to Portland, give yourself plenty of days there just to enjoy the food 🙂 Not to mention the nature.

  1. Katie

    Oh man, I have this problem of deciding what to have *every* time I go to Wayward. I agonize over it for hours ahead of time and then once I’m standing there in front of the counter, too. Everything is always good, though, so in the end I suppose it doesn’t really matter.

    1. luminousvegans Post author

      Oh man, it was so tough especially since I knew it would be a looong while before I was ever in Seattle again :-(. I enjoyed my dish and Neal’s dish was delicious too. I’m so jealous you live close enough to sample the entire menu 🙂

    1. luminousvegans Post author

      Nooo, don’t die! Isn’t it lovely food? I wish we could have hung around to sample more menu items. Not to mention there was also a vegan pizza place and Thai place along the same strip of buildings.

  2. celestedimilla

    My husband and I loved The Wayward Vegan Café when we ate there last month. I couldn’t get over how HUGE their portions were. I so hope we can get back to Seattle and go there again. Celeste 🙂

    1. luminousvegans Post author

      He’s 99% sure that in order to get into Flatstock, you have to have Bumbershoot passes :-(. He meets with them tomorrow and he will find out for sure, so I’ll let you know if it is anything different.

  3. Jackie

    I’ve done a bit of “research” at Wayward. If you get to go again, the Club or Buffalo Chiggen. They are amazing. Also the potato salad. Come on now.

    1. luminousvegans Post author

      I would love to do more “research” at Wayward. Next time I am there I will definitely look into the Club or Buffalo Chiggen. Both sound right up my alley. And yeah, that potato salad was dope!

  4. cameraphonevegan

    For a second, I thought I missed you! I’ve been wanting to try that crunch wrap one of these days!!! Yumm! We never leave there happy, or not ridiculously stuffed. I was craving dinner from them last night, maybe we should go tonight if they’re open…. it could be mofo post 3 🙂

    1. luminousvegans Post author

      Dude, if I lived there I would probably be eating there more than I should. There are just so many things on that menu and they ALL sound delicious! Definitely you shold do a mofo post on it so I can live vicariously through you 🙂


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