Thursday, August 07, 2014

Author Archives: Catherine Giudici

About Catherine Giudici

A proud Coug, she graduated from WSU with a B.A. in Advertising going on to the likes of Wexley School for Girls, Seattle Weekly and Taco Del Mar “Corporate”. After eating copious amounts of exotic—and not so exotic—meat on a trip to Kenya, Catherine returned to the States craving anything and everything without a face. The vegan affair began and after four years, she’s a self-proclaimed “opportunistic vegan”, cheating on her lover for very special occasions. Catherine reps 206 on the daily and has been for 20 years. Like a true Seattleite, she owns Birkenstocks, rides the Metro and loves the smell of rain.
El Chupacabra Tacos
Meatless Mondays: El Chupacabra
A tude-tastic Mexican vegan spot in Phinney Ridge. I’ve heard rave reviews from non-vegans about El Chupacabra in Phinney Ridge, so I was happy to give it a try. The ambience is like Cha Cha Lounge, just less seizure-ific. Come at night to enjoy their jukebox and cool colored lights. They’ve got a killer drink list and a tasty little zone, but the vegan options are nothing to brag about. (more…)
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Macaroni and Chez
Meatless Mondays: Flying Apron
A tasty gluten-free, vegan and organic eatery in Fremont. No need to keep you waiting, let’s get right to it with Flying Apron’s shining stars: its pastries. I didn’t try all the goodies on their loooong list of sweets, but the ones that graced my lips were tasty. (more…)
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Bamboo Garden
Meatless Mondays: Bamboo Garden
An Asian feast with bountiful menu options in lower Queen Anne. As a vegan, I’ve come to realize my cravings for Chinese food should be ignored, but because of my recent obsession with all things “Kung Fu Panda,” I couldn’t take it. The answer was Bamboo Garden in Queen Anne. (more…)
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Cookie Pizza
Meatless Mondays: Vegan Pizza Pi
It’s OMG goodness at this U District piezon eatery. Charming couple Darcy and Charles run Vegan Pizza Pi in the University District. With their extensive menu and impressive combinations, I now refer to them as the “Vegan People Pleasers.” Surprisingly, you won’t find the word “tofu” anywhere on their menu. These VPPs are here to make you happy in fun and interesting ways. (more…)
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Bella Burger at Thrive. Photo courtesy of Catherine Giudici.
Meatless Mondays: Thrive
Don’t be suspicious of uncooked fare — embrace it! Raw. There, I said it — but don’t be afraid. Both meat-eaters and vegetarians flock to Thrive for healthy, surprisingly hearty choices. Gluten and dairy-free, organic and raw (which means the temperature doesn’t exceed 118 degrees), one might wonder, “what do they serve?” (more…)
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Wild Mushroom Fettuccine. Photos by Catherine Giudici
Meatless Mondays: Plum Bistro
A lesson in luxurious vegan cuisine. Be sure to wear your fanciest skinny jeans when you dine at Plum Bistro. This tasteful Capitol Hill restaurant showcases fine dining, vegan-style. (more…)
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Wayward's Cream Cheese Blintzes
Meatless Mondays: Wayward Vegan Cafe
This greasy spoon transforms American favorites into vegan-friendly dishes. Located in the northern part of the U. District, Wayward Vegan Cafe accepts people of all dietary backgrounds — and encourages them to sit next to each other when times get busy. Seriously, get cozy. This vegan greasy spoon is especially crowded on the weekends, when hungry visitors crave generous portions for breakfast and lunch. (more…)
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