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Vegetarian restaurant considers West Seattle, wants your opinion

April 13, 2010 at 12:53 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle restaurants | 211 Comments

If you drive through The Triangle, you might notice that major progress is being made on Link, the mixed-use project that Harbor Properties is building along 38th SW between Fauntleroy Way and SW Alaska (map). Harbor’s Emi Baldowin tells WSB that a vegetarian restaurant, Chaco Canyon Organic Café, is considering leasing part of Link’s ground-floor retail space and wondering what you think about their potential prospects here – so we said we’d be glad to put this out for your opinion. Chaco Canyon says it’s the first certified organic restaurant/café in the state; right now they have one location, in the University District (map). Sound like something you’d be interested in (or not)? Post a comment!

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  1. We really like Chaco Canyon but don’t get over to the U-district that often. I would love to have one here! We would definitely visit often. They have the best smoothies and wonderful desserts I can eat!

    Comment by lena — April 13, 10 12:57 pm #

  2. YES PLEASE! Come to West Seattle!!!!!

    Comment by Morgan Kyle — April 13, 10 12:57 pm #

  3. YES!

    Comment by Dc — April 13, 10 12:57 pm #

  4. Absolutely! Would be fantastic!! Please come!

    Comment by Nikki — April 13, 10 12:58 pm #

  5. that would be awesome…

    Comment by TAQ — April 13, 10 1:00 pm #

  6. Organic and vegetarian! That’s my dream restaurant. Tofu scrambles for everyone!

    Comment by Kate — April 13, 10 1:02 pm #

  7. Great restaurant, would love to have one close to home. I do not like to leave West Seattle! Gluten free, thank you!

    Comment by Tawnya — April 13, 10 1:03 pm #

  8. Definitely. While most of the restaurants in West Seattle can feed my occasional veggie desires, they don’t really cater beyond the traditional mac & cheese or veggie burger fare. A completely vegetarian restaurant would be a more-than welcome edition.

    Comment by Harpie — April 13, 10 1:03 pm #

  9. That would be great, especially if they had a juice bar!

    Comment by Sha\’ari — April 13, 10 1:03 pm #

  10. I always think it’s a mistake to limit your appeal by appealing solely to a particular set of people. I’m no vegetarian, but am happy to skip meat when cooking quite frequently. If you offer strong, well-executed meat-free options, you’ll always have an audience, I’m sure, but there will always be some people who will just not even bothering trying it because of the word “vegetarian.”

    Comment by odroku — April 13, 10 1:04 pm #

  11. I LOVE CHACO CANYON! I teach PT at UW and try to eat there every chance I get. Fantastic, fantastic food and i’d be thrilled to have it here in the neighborhood!!!! I’m a 20-yr vegetarian and would be grateful. PLUS my carnivore friends like it, too. Wihoo!

    Comment by WSNeighbor — April 13, 10 1:08 pm #

  12. S – According to their website (linked from the business name in our item), they do juice-to-order.

    Comment by WSB — April 13, 10 1:09 pm #

  13. Yay x 10!!! I would be thrilled to have Chaco Canyon here.

    Comment by Kayleigh — April 13, 10 1:09 pm #

  14. Yes, please!

    Comment by bdren — April 13, 10 1:09 pm #

  15. Definitely – YES! We are both vegan and feel get so tired of the limited options in West Seattle. (How many veggie burgers can you eat? Blah!)There are many places that offer creative veggie food (The Mission among others), but no true dedicated restaurant.
    We have been to the UW Chaco Canyon and find the food delicious and creative. This would be a place to call home.

    Comment by Tim — April 13, 10 1:11 pm #

  16. I’m not vegetarian, but am trying to cut back on meat-eating.
    I’d definitely give it a try.
    and judging from the comments often seen for other new restaurants in West Seattle, “I didn’t like their vegetarian options”, “put more vegetarian options on the menu”- I think they would find some fans here.

    Comment by sam — April 13, 10 1:11 pm #

  17. YES! Bring it on. The only places around here for dedicated vegetarian cuisine (Georgetown Liquor Co = fabulous; Squid and Ink = also fab) is in Georgetown. Would love to see some here on the West Side as well!

    Comment by Helper Monkey — April 13, 10 1:11 pm #

  18. I’ve never been to the one on the U District, but just checked the menu and looks yummy!

    One suggestion: I’ve heard from other restaurants that West Seattle tends to skew towards families moreso than, say, the U District, and that having just a couple kid friendly items on the menu can go a long way. As the mother of a somewhat picky 8-year-old, I must whole-heartedly agree! I’ve passed over plenty of quality West Seattle spots simply because there wasn’t anything on their menus I could tweak to be appealing to my son. I’ve heard LOTS of West Seattle parents say the same. I see a couple of things on the menu I think my son would try, but just thought I’d throw that out there.

    Comment by MartiniMom — April 13, 10 1:11 pm #

  19. Yes. Yes. Yes.

    Comment by k — April 13, 10 1:13 pm #

  20. After watching the movie “Food, Inc” last night, I will whole heartedly support a vegetarian restaurant here. If you haven’t seen the movie, please do. You will never look at a fast food joint the same way. I will never eat beef, pork or chicken that is not local and organic again.

    Comment by Vanessa C — April 13, 10 1:16 pm #

  21. Yes. Any chance of a veggie drive-through component as well?

    Comment by DLP — April 13, 10 1:17 pm #

  22. That would be FANTASTIC! I pledge to eat there once a week!…and also to spread the word if Chaco Canyon makes WS one of its homes. As it stands, I count mostly on PCC deli for ready-made organic vegetarian options. But that’s not condusive to a date night or lunch out with a friend. Would love to have a WS option so I didn’t have to drive to madison park for Cafe Flora.

    Comment by breanna43 — April 13, 10 1:19 pm #

  23. OMG!! I live close to there and could walk there…glad to see something finally being done in the “Triangle”….West Seattle needs an all Vegetarian option! Please Please Please

    Comment by Melissa — April 13, 10 1:19 pm #

  24. brilliant – bring it on

    Comment by 3dht — April 13, 10 1:19 pm #

  25. I would love it, especially as that’s within walking distance of me. I’ve never been there, but the menu looks wonderful!

    Comment by Sue — April 13, 10 1:21 pm #

  26. Meat is good.

    Comment by Drew — April 13, 10 1:22 pm #

  27. Totally interested!! Would patronize it a LOT…it’s a great place with fabulous, healthy food.

    Comment by Anne — April 13, 10 1:25 pm #

  28. We’d love to go there! I’ve eaten at the UDistrict one, but it is too far away. We could eat there regularly if there were soy-free/egg-free/dairy-free/nut-free choices on the menu.

    Comment by toniw — April 13, 10 1:25 pm #

  29. Fresh Veggies, You bet, I love’em JG

    Comment by Johnny G — April 13, 10 1:25 pm #

  30. I would love that! And I could easily walk there. Do it!!

    Comment by SarahScoot — April 13, 10 1:26 pm #

  31. Yes! Especially the raw juice bar!

    Comment by meg — April 13, 10 1:27 pm #

  32. Definitely!! I know a number of people that would be thrilled!

    Comment by Nancy Stillger — April 13, 10 1:27 pm #

  33. yes yes yes yes yes – signed, a “flexitarian” :)

    Comment by RainyDay1235 — April 13, 10 1:28 pm #

  34. Yes, please, please, yes!

    This would be a dream come true for me and I will make a vow now. “I (saying my name now), promise that if Chaco Canyon Organic Café opens a location in West Seattle, that I will patronize it frequently and encourage my friends and neighbors to do the same.”

    Comment by Donna — April 13, 10 1:29 pm #

  35. Yes, please!! We’ve been hoping and praying for good vegan food in West Seattle. We’ll be there again and again!!!

    Comment by Ben — April 13, 10 1:30 pm #

  36. That would be so coool if guys came here and YES -I would come often…

    Comment by Don L — April 13, 10 1:30 pm #

  37. Please please please please please please please put a location in WS! We are seriously starved for vegetarian food options in this neighborhood.

    Comment by Aaron — April 13, 10 1:32 pm #

  38. odroku, the same could be said of steakhouses, Thai restaurants, pizza joints… each appeals to a specific segment of the population, some broader than others. For those of us omnivorous people who also try to eat locally and organically, this would be a very welcome restaurant. West Seattle does have some restaurants that feature local and organic when possible (including Elliott Bay Brewery, which many people don’t realize), but we don’t have anything that caters specifically to vegetarians, as well. Even Fresh Bistro, which I expected to be more veg.-friendly, has stayed pretty firmly omnivore-oriented, with just a few veggie options.

    Comment by SarahScoot — April 13, 10 1:32 pm #

  39. Yes!! Yes!!! I (and my sister) would love a vegetarian restaurant in WS. Right now we go up to Carmelita if we want a great vegetarian meal. And I agree, if the food is good it will appeal to everyone.

    Comment by hkb — April 13, 10 1:32 pm #

  40. YES! We need vegetarian options in WS and it would be supported wholeheartedly by my family and friends.

    Comment by Kim Kelly — April 13, 10 1:34 pm #

  41. Halleluiah!

    We’ve been waiting for somebody to show up!

    I’m not a strict vegetarian, just a healthy omnivore who thinks creative, innovative vegetarian entree choices are fabulous; But WS options are limited and quickly become boring. Also, having to drive across the city is not fabulous. So, build it already! We will come.

    Comment by d — April 13, 10 1:34 pm #

  42. I love options and am a meat eating vegetarian.. Bring it on!

    Comment by Lisa — April 13, 10 1:39 pm #

  43. YES PLEASE!!!!!

    Comment by Jay Schrimmer — April 13, 10 1:42 pm #

  44. Yes! And ditto what MartiniMom said about kid-friendly menu options :)

    Comment by CurlyQ — April 13, 10 1:44 pm #

  45. PLEASE PLEASE COME HERE! I can really see it working in West Seattle–right decor and customer-climate. Our block has 8 vegetarians that I know of (not including us!)

    Comment by Melody — April 13, 10 1:45 pm #

  46. I love Thrive on NE 65th and would love something closer. Count me in!

    Comment by Carter — April 13, 10 1:47 pm #

  47. I love Thrive on NE 65th and would love something closer. Count me in!

    Comment by Carter — April 13, 10 1:47 pm #

  48. Would love a veggie restaurant in WS. I travel all the way to Georgetown LC currently to get my fix!

    Comment by Greg — April 13, 10 1:49 pm #

  49. 1,000,000,000

    Comment by Daren — April 13, 10 1:49 pm #

  50. PLease, Please, Please!!!!! It sounds like a yummy idea!

    Comment by amy — April 13, 10 1:50 pm #

  51. This would be a fantastic idea! Please come and I will be there.

    Comment by timeslid — April 13, 10 1:51 pm #

  52. sounds awesome! i hope they set up camp here

    Comment by Daniel — April 13, 10 1:52 pm #

  53. do veggie restaurants serve beer?

    Comment by smash the state — April 13, 10 1:52 pm #

  54. Yes Please!!! Love Chaco Canyon. West Seattle needs a vegan option that has flavor and lots of options. Chaco Canyon is perfect with its organic yummy food and delicious fresh made juices. Please join our community Chaco Canyon!!

    Comment by amy — April 13, 10 1:53 pm #

  55. please come!!! i will trade you money for food.

    Comment by y — April 13, 10 1:53 pm #

  56. YES! Vegetarian with gluten-free options would be excellent.
    [“Flexitarian”…tee-hee! :) ]

    Comment by ChesterDrawers — April 13, 10 1:55 pm #

  57. Yes please! West Seattle needs this.

    Comment by WSFoodie — April 13, 10 1:55 pm #

  58. More importantly, and they should have mentioned it, they have a great selection of RAW VEGETARIAN food. It’s fantastic – I’ve eaten at their other location several times before – and for people that want something different and exciting, this would be a great addition to West Seattle!!

    Comment by Lady Fauntleroy — April 13, 10 2:02 pm #

  59. Wow! Yes! Chaco Canyon is one of my favorite places, but I don’t go much because it’s outside of West Seattle. I’d be a frequent customer if you had a location in WS!

    -adam

    Comment by Adam F — April 13, 10 2:03 pm #

  60. Holy wow, yes please move here Chaco Canyon! I used to live in the Wallingford/U Dist area and there are only two things I miss about it…Bottleworks and Chaco Canyon. I’m not even veg and I still went there once a week, it’s that good. So, yes, please please come to West Seattle. We could use another brunch option. Plus, you’ll like it more down here, promise.

    Comment by Richard Hugo — April 13, 10 2:03 pm #

  61. The U-District menu is a little too ‘granola-ey’ for my tastes, but that can easily be turned around. My advice on what __not__ to do is to limit yourselves to sandwiches that someone could easily make at home. If I can get an Essential Sandwich wrap at Safeway for the same price as a sit-down meal, or just throw some vegetable-drawer craps plus an avocado onto two pieces of generic wheat bread, it’s easier and cheaper than a trip to hippie city.
    .
    That said, it’s easy to add some comfort food options to your menu and still keep it healthy. Soup! Giant salads! Coconut milk curries! Big bowls of Asian ginger noodle soup! Hot food in the winter and cold food in the summer! Spicy hand-made hot sauces! Avocado dishes year-round! Also, run with the draft beer. If you sell growlers of organic brew you’d make a killing on repeat customers.
    .
    Just don’t go whole hog on the hippie stuff. Those sandwiches are bird food, and I’m a vegetarian myself. West Seattle isn’t the U-District. Junction shoppers who want vegan food have a lot of options at good restaurants. My advice would be to go big or stay home. Look at what other non-vegetarian restaurants offer as appetizers and veggie options, and go with what people like. Those restaurants wouldn’t keep making hummus every day, for example, if their “mediterranean plate” wasn’t a big seller.
    .
    I just took a 2nd look at the pictures of those sandwiches on their website and got the shivers. I’d walk out if that’s all they had for lunch. Jeez, come on! Good vegan food is like falling off a log, since it’s hard as hell to find a meal without compromising on something, but those sandwiches are just nothing on nothing with a side of nothing.

    Comment by Roche — April 13, 10 2:05 pm #

  62. Hell yeah!! Love meat and have that option totally covered. Need local veggie fare badly. I’d go regularly.

    And fortunately/unfortunately the family friendly thing is too true here in west Seattle. You’d be wise to cater at least in some way to the kiddies.

    Good luck and I hope to see you here on the Westside.

    Comment by Zgh2676 — April 13, 10 2:05 pm #

  63. Being that I am a Westie and Chaco Canyon’s lentil burger just topped my list of Seattle’s best veggie burgers – http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/voracious/2010/04/top_five_veggie_burgers.php – I say YES PLEASE!!!

    Comment by Zibby Wilder — April 13, 10 2:06 pm #

  64. Yes Chaco! Please come to W.S.

    Comment by Sarah — April 13, 10 2:14 pm #

  65. Sure, the same “could be said” of, say, a Thai restaurant, but it would be a horrendous misapplication of the message.

    Comment by odroku — April 13, 10 2:17 pm #

  66. I am an omnivore, but in our household we are seriously trying to limit our meat consumption. The same can be said of all of our local friends and family, including friends of ours who went fully vegetarian this year. Currently there isn’t a place in WS I know of that really caters specifically to vegetarians. I think the market for this type of restaurant is growing and would do very well over here. West Seattle is has a very “small town” community feel and we love to support local restaurants. So hope you’ll set up shop here – welcome to the neighborhood!

    Comment by glendafrench — April 13, 10 2:26 pm #

  67. YES! YES!! YES!!!

    Comment by Meghan — April 13, 10 2:29 pm #

  68. For sure we will will go there. As a vegetarian, I would be excited. Just make sure there is something my meat-loving husband will enjoy. Now to just get a shuttle going to move West Seattle people from Alki to Alaska Junction to Westwood to Triangle to…..

    Comment by DownOnAlki — April 13, 10 2:30 pm #

  69. I understand what you’re saying, odroku, but I still disagree. Vegetarianism is pretty common these days for many reasons: health, animal ethics, environmental ethics, and religion, to name a few. A place that offers only vegetarian food appeals to quite a range of people. As I said, I am omnivorous now, but was vegan for a period of time. Even if I chose a technically vegan food option at a conventional restaurant, odds are what ended up on my plate was not truly vegan due to cross-contamination, and most of the time the food was certainly not in the spirit of veganism. However, I had to make these compromises in certain situations. Having a truly vegetarian restaurant is a welcome safe-haven for those who want or need to avoid any contact with meat.
    But yes, there will always be people who won’t eat there simply because it says “vegetarian.” Would it be better if Chaco Canyon made no mention of the specifics of the menu until the unsuspecting diners came in and were disappointed that there were no burgers in sight? As long as the niche isn’t too restrictive, and the food is prepared well, the restaurant has a good chance of success.
    P.S. I still stand by my Thai restaurant analogy.

    Comment by SarahScoot — April 13, 10 2:32 pm #

  70. Yes! Dear gawd, YES!

    Comment by Nic — April 13, 10 2:39 pm #

  71. Another thought – on all of those mentioning making it family friendly . . . there are also so many kids with allergies today that having child fare with specific allergies addressed – I’d imagine families with kids with these dietary needs would really appreciate and patronize a safe restaurant to bring their kids too.

    Comment by glendafrench — April 13, 10 2:40 pm #

  72. YAY! from another WS vegetarian!

    Comment by JLS — April 13, 10 2:42 pm #

  73. While I enjoy the occasional meat/fish/poultry-free meal, a vegetarian restaurant is not likely to get my frequent dining-out business. But I appear to be in the minority as evidenced above.

    Comment by squareeyes — April 13, 10 2:44 pm #

  74. Sure, as long as you don’t serve that weird fake meat or any other weird stuff. I’m not a vegetarian, but I would eat there as long as there are not too many weird options.

    Comment by a mommy — April 13, 10 2:47 pm #

  75. Yes, keep it mundane, please. I don’t want to eat anything too interesting.

    Comment by KBear — April 13, 10 2:54 pm #

  76. Awesome!

    Comment by Debbie — April 13, 10 2:59 pm #

  77. Love the restaurant but where will they park?

    Comment by triangle resident — April 13, 10 3:02 pm #

  78. Not for me but good luck anyway as I do not want to see anymore empty storefronts.

    Comment by Mike — April 13, 10 3:03 pm #

  79. Yes, I think it would be nice to have this here!

    Comment by Dayna — April 13, 10 3:11 pm #

  80. I am not a vegetarian, but I do enjoy tofu! I love juice bars and smoothie places. It would be great to have a good veggie place near home! If you do decide to try West Seattle, you would be welcome! I have one request . . . Please have a menu that says what I am eating. If the dish is just called “chicken alternative” or “No Beef Burger” it leaves the non-vegetarian customer hanging. I would like to see all the ingredients listed on the menu. That way I can see if its beans or chickpeas or rice or what ever and choose what I want without having to ask.

    Comment by Noelle — April 13, 10 3:11 pm #

  81. I will be very sad if Chaco Canyon doesn’t make it to WS. YAY for WS vegetarians!!

    Comment by WestSide — April 13, 10 3:18 pm #

  82. Yes, please!!! While I do enjoy a good veggie burger, I would love to go somewhere where there are multiple things on the menu. There is definitely a huge space waiting to be filled for a “not too expensive” vegetarian restaurant (entrees in the $12-$20 range would be great)!

    Comment by Molly — April 13, 10 3:20 pm #

  83. My wife’s a vegan/vegetarian albeit a fresh fish eater. Count us both in for at least twice a month visits.

    Comment by William Brewer — April 13, 10 3:26 pm #

  84. While I am an omnivore, you would get my frequent patronage. Vegetarian dishes at other restaurants are great too, but I am most exited about the vegan and, most especially, RAW options on the menu. I would have otherwise not heard of Chaco Canyon..

    Comment by LovingWS — April 13, 10 3:27 pm #

  85. YES! We live nowhere near West Seattle, but would drive there gladly to partake in the must-be-tasted-to-be-believed artichoke sandwich!

    Comment by Anita — April 13, 10 3:34 pm #

  86. YES!! This would be fabulous!

    Comment by Pamela Sampel — April 13, 10 3:34 pm #

  87. This is such exciting news! I just went to Chaco Canyon for the first time last week. The husband had the lentil burger, while I had a curry rice bowl. Both were awesome, had very fresh ingredients, and were VERY filling. The lentil burger was definitely not a processed patty–clearly handmade and DELICIOUS. I believe he made the comment that it was one of the best lentil burgers he ever had (the wonderful sauce on it really helped!). I don’t think you will find any “fake meat” there. That doesn’t seem to be what their business is about. We currently travel to Georgetown for our veggie fix as well. It would be great to stay closer to home and bike there!
    I will repeat what others have already said: Please come to WS Chaco Canyon!

    Comment by rpmcknitty — April 13, 10 3:37 pm #

  88. Yes, please come. We love your menu but have made it up to your U-District location only twice during the past year. WS will have a higher ratio of kids, so those menu items and a play area (e.g. PBJ) will be key.

    Comment by David — April 13, 10 3:41 pm #

  89. Come to W.S.!

    Comment by Emily — April 13, 10 3:45 pm #

  90. Yes. There are not that many vegetarian places in West Seattle!! We need more!! Do you also have vegan desserts???

    Comment by Jose — April 13, 10 3:48 pm #

  91. i love chaco canyon! love their menu! please come to west seattle we need you!!

    Comment by SS — April 13, 10 3:51 pm #

  92. Plants have souls. How can you pluck them from mother Earth and chop them up! I will eat there only if you have dirt and nuts on the menu.

    Comment by Zeitgeist — April 13, 10 3:55 pm #

  93. YES YES YES!

    Comment by LP — April 13, 10 3:55 pm #

  94. YES! I’m in a family of flexitarians who often bemoan the lack of two things in West Seattle — a juice bar and an organic salad bar. We might just go every day if you have one or both!!

    Comment by jen — April 13, 10 4:00 pm #

  95. Yes! I think that there is a huge need for this. Like another poster (glendafrench) above, my family are omnivores, but trying to reduce our meat intake. I would welcome a tasty vegetarian restaurant, and if the prices are reasonable and the food is good, we’d frequent such a place.

    Comment by Kristina — April 13, 10 4:03 pm #

  96. Yes! My partner and I are vegetarian, try to eat organic, and are dying for some new veg-friendly options on “the island.”

    Comment by Mark — April 13, 10 4:18 pm #

  97. I would welcome this. I’m not vegetarian but I have a lot of friends that are, and we love to meet out at restaurants to catch up. I love veggie food!

    Comment by Highland park resident — April 13, 10 4:23 pm #

  98. I would love to see you come to our neighborhood. There are no purely veggie restaurants in West Seattle and it’s sorely needed!
    I have to go to Georgetown to have a full menu to choose from. So, yes, please come.

    Comment by Christy — April 13, 10 4:26 pm #

  99. YES! We love Chaco Canyon and just don’t get up to U District to enjoy it enough. We will gobble up anything organic, local, sustainable in West Seattle…

    Comment by Heather — April 13, 10 4:34 pm #

  100. Wow! Nearly 100 comments in just under four hours!

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    I’ll bet WSB could have cooked up a nice veggie lasagna on their server with all of this electronic activity! ;)

    .

    Mike

    Comment by miws — April 13, 10 4:37 pm #

  101. A good and healthy alternative is always welcomed! SO BRING IT TO US!

    Comment by Surfer G — April 13, 10 4:44 pm #

  102. bring it on, please.

    Comment by quiz — April 13, 10 4:52 pm #

  103. Miws, you are #100. Sorry we don’t have confetti or something :) … Tracy

    Comment by WSB — April 13, 10 4:53 pm #

  104. I’d love it..especially if it bent a little more towards the Cafe Flora side of things (and gluten free stuff as well)

    Bring it on.

    Comment by grr — April 13, 10 5:03 pm #

  105. Yes it sounds good. Yes make it kid friendly. AND please offer take out. You don’t have to deliver, but if you have good turnaround on call-in orders we would make it part of our restaurant rotation.

    Comment by E — April 13, 10 5:04 pm #

  106. I would absolutely love for them to come here. I think they have lots of vegan options. I have so many food allergies–I have to be dairy, soy, and gluten free in order not to feel sick all the time. I think this would be a wonderful addition to the neighborhood and give us so many more options.

    Comment by Val M — April 13, 10 5:16 pm #

  107. Another omnivore looking to eat more plants says YES!

    Comment by Lynne — April 13, 10 5:18 pm #

  108. What Grrr said–Cafe Flora is brilliant! I love me some Oaxaca Tacos. Mmmmm….

    Comment by CurlyQ — April 13, 10 5:19 pm #

  109. this Non-vegetarian would love it! Come on w/ the fab restaurants

    Comment by TB — April 13, 10 5:19 pm #

  110. This would be a great addition to West Seattle! After scrambling to entertain two vegan Brits last summer, I discovered that Carmela’s (Greenwood), Cafe Flora (MadPark) and Chaco’s (Univ. Distr.) are the three major players…..so I say bring it on over to the West Side!

    Comment by Richard — April 13, 10 5:31 pm #

  111. Checked my teeth, still an omnivores – but love the vegan Thai place on 45th. (Avaia?) Good flavorful food is always welcome.

    Comment by MAS — April 13, 10 5:31 pm #

  112. I’m holding out for a strip club still. But, if you must, please bring your delicious cuisine to our ‘hood.

    Comment by Bob Loblaw — April 13, 10 5:37 pm #

  113. Yes!!! Veg for 18 years. Will definitely eat at your place.

    Comment by nkmcalli — April 13, 10 5:37 pm #

  114. Welcome . . . Welcome . . . Welcome

    Comment by Ann A — April 13, 10 5:40 pm #

  115. Yes please! I love Chaco Canyon but so rarely make it to the U District. As an omnivore, I’d welcome this healthy dining choice… it would bring some fabulous vegetarian/vegan choices to our neighborhood!

    Comment by Andrea — April 13, 10 5:47 pm #

  116. There are some in this thread who don’t seem to understand how to get a good restaurant like this to expand our direction. First of all, we need to get Chaco Canyon here *before* making all sorts of demands. What is it about some Seattleites that makes them feel so entitled to impose *demands* on a business, much less one that hasn’t even determined if it will open a location here.
    “Make comfort food!” “Make sure it’s kid-friendly!” “Offer fast takeout!” “Don’t be too weird!”
    I’m glad the majority of posts here are simply open-arms welcomes, but for the others, geez, at least wait until the restaurant signs a lease before outing yourselves as such high-maintenance potential customers.
    Chaco Canyon Cafe obviously operates on a good business model. *If* they open here in WS, odds are they’ll maintain the same business model, and maybe tweak it for the WS demographic, so chill out with the premature demands, please.

    Comment by SarahScoot — April 13, 10 5:47 pm #

  117. Yes! We would love a vegetarian restaurant that is also kid friendly.

    Comment by westseattle5 — April 13, 10 5:47 pm #

  118. Please come, we will wholeheartedly support you!

    Comment by Cindy — April 13, 10 5:48 pm #

  119. YES, please! Vegetarian, organic, and gluten free options, be still my beating heart. I’m a gf girl, my guy is vegetarian/tries to be vegan. As you might imagine,the dinner party invitations have dropped off…hmmmm….. We love West Seattle but it’s a little lacking in just this kind of veggie restaurant. Would be a nice addition to the community and fill a void. (Full disclosure: we have also been trying to lobby Portage Bay Cafe so if anyone wants to join on that bandwagon please do!) Chaco Canyon come on over!

    Comment by Twicksea — April 13, 10 5:55 pm #

  120. A vegetarian restaurant with a drive-through; I hope I never see the day.
    Actually, would like to see the heavy environmental footprint places close their drive-throughs down, they cause enough damage as it is, but I KNOW I will never see the day THAT happens.

    Haven’t eaten there, but they come enthusiastically recommended by my vegetarian/vegan friends. I think moving to W. Seattle would be an excellent business decision for them. No problems with an over-saturated market.

    Comment by dawsonct — April 13, 10 5:55 pm #

  121. West Seattle could definitely use more vegetarian options and I’ve heard great things about Chaco Canyon – I would gladly welcome them to the neighborhood.

    Comment by A.L. — April 13, 10 6:00 pm #

  122. organic and vegetarian is exactly what we need in west seattle! I would eat there all the time! gluten free, please.

    Comment by blueovalobject — April 13, 10 6:00 pm #

  123. Yes, please…it would be great to have a vegetarian restaurant in WS!

    Comment by Carole — April 13, 10 6:02 pm #

  124. Oh my, I missed the request for a freaking *drive-through* on my first read. Gah, people, stop making West Seattle look like it’s inhabited by a bunch of no-taste hicks.

    Comment by SarahScoot — April 13, 10 6:07 pm #

  125. Good god, yes! And I like “weird” items (sorry, “a mommy”) . . . since that usually means something more creative than the usual boring veggie burger.

    Comment by Kate — April 13, 10 6:21 pm #

  126. The drive through idea makes me laugh. I’ve been to states that have drive through liquor stores. There’s a fun thought huh?

    Comment by Been here a long time — April 13, 10 6:27 pm #

  127. Yes. YES! PLEEEEASE!

    Comment by EmmyJane — April 13, 10 6:28 pm #

  128. Yes, I would totally eat there.

    Comment by naomi — April 13, 10 6:36 pm #

  129. Yes please! If it is moderately priced, and tasty, i would be a frequent customer for sure. And so would my husband, and many friends who i force to eat veggie with me whenever we go out together.

    Comment by April Long — April 13, 10 7:03 pm #

  130. The reason West Seattle is inhabited by a bunch of no-taste hicks is because we lived here before it was cool.

    Comment by Born To Be Mild — April 13, 10 7:11 pm #

  131. YES YES Please!!!

    Comment by jennifer — April 13, 10 7:18 pm #

  132. Looks like you have your answer.

    I won’t be stopping by though – sorry – but I need blood, baby!

    Comment by Smitty — April 13, 10 7:21 pm #

  133. Well, don’t know that I’m adding anything after 120 comments, but it’s a niche that needs to be filled for sure. And this carnivore enjoys variety and branching out. Hoping it would have a welcoming vibe to non-vegitarians (read: no preaching or scolding) as well and that I wouldn’t be forced to wear a scarlet C if I chose to dine there!

    Comment by GenHillOne — April 13, 10 7:21 pm #

  134. Another Hell yes.

    Comment by mreed — April 13, 10 7:24 pm #

  135. Yes, but it appears you might have some parking issues. . .

    Comment by S.B. — April 13, 10 7:38 pm #

  136. Please yes!!

    Comment by Lesley — April 13, 10 7:39 pm #

  137. Yes!!!!! Come Over! We need you!

    Comment by JK — April 13, 10 8:16 pm #

  138. Count me as #137 for a YES YES YES HELLLLLL YES!

    I’m another flexatarian! Used to be veg, but life changed and I had to incorporate some meats. However, I still prefer to eat veggie most days. I would absolutely eat there twice a month or so. If there were some options for super high protein meals, then maybe even more often.

    Comment by A — April 13, 10 8:18 pm #

  139. YES, YES, YES!!!!

    Comment by KR — April 13, 10 8:26 pm #

  140. If the food is fabulous we will come!

    Comment by HR — April 13, 10 8:33 pm #

  141. Yes please come to WS!

    Comment by Lorraine Cunningham — April 13, 10 8:50 pm #

  142. I think it’s unanimous!! My question is will the space be big enough for this great response?? :)

    Comment by Becki — April 13, 10 8:53 pm #

  143. WOOOOHOOOOO

    Comment by seg — April 13, 10 8:55 pm #

  144. I will support it if it’s organic!

    Comment by Louise — April 13, 10 9:11 pm #

  145. I’ve been hoping for just this type of restaurant in WS for years. I’d especially appreciate kid-friendly veg options, ie, smaller portions and fun flavors.

    Comment by Audrey — April 13, 10 9:27 pm #

  146. Yes, please!!

    I really hope this is not a Trader Joe’s-type rumor!

    Comment by jno — April 13, 10 9:28 pm #

  147. O h , Y E S ! ! !

    Comment by shoemama — April 13, 10 9:36 pm aaaa

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