Vegan Food / Vegan Treats

Wallingford has secrets. Hint: It’s Vegan Food!

Chickpea party!

Hidden rice at the bottom!

Sooooo, you guessed it. I’ma write about something delicious. It’s  a place called Teahouse Kuan Yin and it is pretty spectacular. Not only do they have millions and millions (Ed. note: EXAGGERATION) of teas, they also consistently and deliciously have vegan curries, samosas, soups and baked goods. Also notable: hella gluten-free options! EAT THERE. That’s all I’m gonna say.

Just kidding. I’m gonna tell you about my delicious chana masala! Here’s a picture >>

It was seriously delicious. At first I was like, “Whoa. This is way too many chickpeas.” But, then I dug in and realized “Surprise! Rice under there!” It was filling, warm, perfectly spicy, reasonably priced and I want it right now. I also had some tea steeping while I was staring deep into the soul of this dish. I let the lovely folks working help me decide because, seriously, who can choose one tea out of A MILLION? They made an excellent choice for me. I would tell you what it was, but I’m a terrible reporter and forgot to write it down. I do remember, however, that it was floral (jasmine? Yes, it was Jasmine) and light and totally gave me superpowers.

Teahouse Kuan YIn

I didn’t get to try any of the sweets because I went late in the day and they were all out–likely because they are soooooo delicious (I assume…I’m actually pretty sure. I’m definitely going back asap to prove that I’m right). The folks working were incredibly gracious and helpful. One young woman was vegan and gave me the whole vegan scoop on Teahouse Kuan Yin goods (which I’m passing along to you right now!).

They carry all the main milk players (soy, rice, almond) for chais and even make a special vegan hot chocolate for those days when you really need a dang hot chocolate. You know what else they have? GAMES! Take your friends there, warm up the soul with all the magic they serve and then have some good ol’ timey fun. Or take your writing machine and pound out a book like a few other patrons seemed to have been doing. Do what you want! I’m not the boss of you. But get thee to Teahouse Kuan Yin and have at it.

Teahouse Kuan Yin

1911 N. 45th St.
Seattle, WA 98103


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