Washington (State): Dishing Evergreen Cuisine for Dairy-Free Diners

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Last Update in September 2021! From Rainier cherries to Walla Walla Onions, Washington is a fertile state. And the fresh focus often means rotating menus, innovative meals, and good attention for special diet diners. Consequently, this Washington state guide for dairy-free options just keeps on growing. It’s a collection of restaurants, bakeries, cafes, ice cream shops, and stores that are friendly to dairy-free diners, and based on research and reader recommendations (send yours!). We’ve divided it into restaurants & shops by city (first) and major chains found throughout the state (second). And we’ve started a section for specialty dairy-free foods produced in this state.

We Update Continuously! You can ignore the original date on this post going forward. We update the information below whenever we’re alerted to a new recommendation, change, or closure.

Washington State Dairy-Free Dining Guide with Vegan and Gluten-Free Options too! Bakeries, Brewpubs, Coffeehouses, Ice Cream Shops, and More!Photo from Cafe Flora in Seattle, Washington

Dairy-Free Washington: Recommended Restaurants & Shops

Coffeehouses are a staple in Washington state, and it’s no surprise. The weather leans toward cold and wet, and it’s the original home to two of the most renown coffee chains: Starbucks and Seattle’s Best Coffee. Beyond these behemoths, you can find many small chain and local coffee shops, most with dairy-free milk beverage options, and some with vegan pastries.

For heartier eats, Washington is also well-loved for it’s abundance of brewpubs, bakehouses, seafood eateries, and farm-to-table cuisine. You’ll find several of these in the dairy-free friendly guide below. We’ve listed these recommendations alphabetically by city and then by the restaurant or shop name. For large chains with locations throughout the state, see the Major Restaurant & Grocery Chains section below. We have dedicated posts with dairy-free details for many of the big guys.

⭐️ = Restaurant is either dairy-free, has a dairy-free menu, has dairy-free labels on their menu(s), or lists top allergens with menu items. (At the time of our last review.)

Anacortes

  • Drink Your Veggies ⭐️ – Obviously, they serve juices and smoothies. But this plant-based, dairy-free shop also makes healthy wraps, sandwiches, and salads. Everything is vegan, aside from honey in some items.

Bellevue

  • Araya’s Place ⭐️ – The Northwest’s original vegan Thai food restaurant was founded in 1987 in Seattle, but they now have a location in Bellevue too. Their menu includes the whole array of Thai favorites, but made with tofu and mock meats, and without any fish sauce or sneaky dairy. They serve a la carte dishes for lunch and dinner, a lunch buffet, and of course, dairy-free desserts.
  • Bambu – This is a Vietnamese drink chain that specializes in authentic Chè, with many naturally dairy-free and vegan flavors (made with coconut milk). They also offer dairy-free options (coconut milk or almond milk) for their milk teas, coffee drinks, and smoothies.
  • Blazing Bagels – Enjoy a bagel with house-made vegan cream cheese at this local bagelry. Most of their non-cheesy bagels are dairy-free (it looks like most of the sweet ones are too!), and they offer a big menu of craft sandwiches. They also have a full coffee bar with soymilk and oat milk options.
  • Din Tai Fung – This is an upscale Taiwanese chain that specializes in Chinese Huaiyang cuisine. They offer a full allergen and special diet chart, and, at last check, all of their savory menu items were dairy-free and all but one of their sweet bao was dairy-free (most are vegan!). They do use milk in some beverage items.
  • Dough Zone Dumpling House – This local Asian chain specializes in pan fried buns and dumplings, but they also offer noodles and other dishes. They have an easy to view allergen and special diet chart, and only a few items contain dairy. They aren’t obvious, so be sure to check it before ordering.
  • Evergreens – They offer a couple of signature vegan menu items, which you can order as a salad, bowl, or wrap, or you can build your own. They offer a good selection of protein, vegetable, and dressings for topping, and accommodate allergy requests. Gluten-free options are also available.
  • Just Poke ⭐️ – The entire poke menu at this fast-casual Washington state chain is made without dairy or nuts. Their allergen chart also outlines other top allergens, gluten, vegan, and added sugars to cover most dietary needs.
  • Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream – This locally-owned parlor chain has a couple locations in Bellevue. Each one “always” scoops their creamy vegan coconut chunk flavor, and seasonally offers another vegan option. They also have a vegan chocolate hard shell, and a couple other dairy-free toppings.

Bellingham

  • Aslan Brewing Company – Concerned about milk in your beer? This brewpub crafts organic, and reportedly vegan beer. They also have vegan and gluten-free options labeled on their food menu. They actually have a good handful of vegan items and a few more that can easily be made dairy-free.
  • Bagelry – Sure, bagels are often dairy-free, but this little shop also offers Tofutti dairy-free cream cheese alternative for your schmear.
  • Big Love Juice Bar + Kitchen – Pretty much everything at this casual spot can be enjoyed without dairy. Most of their menu is naturally dairy-free and littered with vegan options. But they also offer vegan sour cream, vegan cheese, and vegan yogurt that can be subbed in when needed. Aside from juices and smoothies, they serve house-made sourdough toasts, a range of healthy bowls (sweet and savory), wraps, and more.
  • Community Food Coop – They’re a member of the National Coop Grocers, so they have a good supply of special diet foods, including dairy alternatives, and offer competitive sales on natural and organic foods. They can also do vegan custom cake orders in their bakery.
  • Good to Go Meat Pies – Unfortunately, the meat pies at this pasty house do contain milk. But they offer a couple vegan varieties, too. They are sold frozen, for you to heat at home.
  • Just Poke ⭐️ – The entire poke menu at this fast-casual Washington state chain is made without dairy or nuts. Their allergen chart also outlines other top allergens, gluten, vegan, and added sugars to cover most dietary needs.
  • Soy House – Most Vietnamese restaurants have dairy-free menus, but we’ve loved this one for their special diet friendliness. Not only are they firm on dairy-free items, but they also cater to vegan and gluten-free needs without question.
  • The Wild Oat Bakery & Cafe ⭐️ – This vegan restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch, five days a week. They offer an array of comfort foods, like pancakes, bagels and “cream cheese,” burgers, and sandwiches. They also have fresh-baked desserts daily, ranging from cinnamon rolls to cookies, and clearly label gluten-free and soy-free options.
  • Twin Sisters Brewing Company – This local beer garden clearly labels vegan items, and they have some enticing options for brunch, lunch, and dinner. They include vegan biscuits, cheesy fries, grilled cheese sandwiches, banh mi, and sweet potato tacos. Many more menu items can be enjoyed dairy-free.

Bothell

  • Revolve Food & Wine – The owner outreached to us to say, “We are a 100% gluten free restaurant and our menu is over 80% dairy free/dairy friendly with a well-labeled menu.” They serve elegant brunch and dinner menus, and also offer keto and paleo options.

Camas

  • The Hammond Kitchen & Craft Bar – Their menu includes a house-made vegan burger, complete with dairy-free gouda. You can also custom order a dairy-free beef burger, and enjoy some of their unique plant-based shareables.

Edmonds

  • Bambu – This is a Vietnamese drink chain that specializes in authentic Chè, with many naturally dairy-free and vegan flavors (made with coconut milk). They also offer dairy-free options (coconut milk or almond milk) for their milk teas, coffee drinks, and smoothies.

Everson

  • Good to Go Meat Pies – Unfortunately, the meat pies at this pasty house do contain milk. But they offer a couple vegan varieties, too. They are sold frozen, for you to heat at home.

Ferndale

  • The Steak House at Silver Reef Casino – This is a 5 mile jaunt west off of the highway through what looks like, well nowhere, but it is easily worth the detour. Not only is the atmosphere intimate, attractive, social, and relaxing, but the service and food are top notch and easily allergy-friendly. We needed both dairy-free and gluten-free options and the entire staff was attentive with every detail and offered numerous options. If you miss the feel of an old-fashioned upscale steak house with highly professional staff, then you must visit this restaurant. Not to mention, the serving sizes are huge, and the prices are fair.

Issaquah

  • Dough Zone Dumpling House – This local Asian chain specializes in pan fried buns and dumplings, but they also offer noodles and other dishes. They have an easy to view allergen and special diet chart, and only a few items contain dairy. They aren’t obvious, so be sure to check it before ordering.
  • Just Poke ⭐️ – The entire poke menu at this fast-casual Washington state chain is made without dairy or nuts. Their allergen chart also outlines other top allergens, gluten, vegan, and added sugars to cover most dietary needs.

Kennewick

  • Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar – They have a vegan and dairy-free section on their menu with a smattering of options, like truffle penne and vegetable stir fry. A couple other items can be custom ordered dairy free.

Kent

  • Bambu – This is a Vietnamese drink chain that specializes in authentic Chè, with many naturally dairy-free and vegan flavors (made with coconut milk). They also offer dairy-free options (coconut milk or almond milk) for their milk teas, coffee drinks, and smoothies.

Kirkland

  • Dough Zone Dumpling House – This local Asian chain specializes in pan fried buns and dumplings, but they also offer noodles and other dishes. They have an easy to view allergen and special diet chart, and only a few items contain dairy. They aren’t obvious, so be sure to check it before ordering.
  • Hollywood Baked Goods – They offer a smattering of vegan cupcakes and vegan and gluten-free cupcakes sold by the dozen.
  • Just Poke ⭐️ – The entire poke menu at this fast-casual Washington state chain is made without dairy or nuts. Their allergen chart also outlines other top allergens, gluten, vegan, and added sugars to cover most dietary needs.
  • Salt & Straw – This beloved ice cream shop offers unique dairy-free and vegan flavors. See our Salt & Straw post for more details.

Lakewood

  • Pizza Studio – They have a vegan pizza, complete with vegan “cheese” and “sausage.” Many other pizzas can be ordered dairy-fee with a cheese swap. They also have build your own salads.

Maple Valley

  • Just Poke ⭐️ – The entire poke menu at this fast-casual Washington state chain is made without dairy or nuts. Their allergen chart also outlines other top allergens, gluten, vegan, and added sugars to cover most dietary needs.

Mill Creek

  • Skinny D’s Yogurt ⭐️ – This is a self-service yogurt shop with a unique “customizer” that allows you choose their dairy-free base, which is made with coconut. Their non-dairy flavor options are broad, including white chocolate, banana cream pie, cookies ‘n cream, irish cream, salted caramel, and many more. They also offer sorbets.

Monroe

  • Gaia Organic Juice Bar – Thank you to Elizabeth for recommending this shop. They make an array of dairy-free superfood shakes and “nice cream” bowls. They also serve a couple dairy-free bites.
  • Lewis & Main – Elizabeth also recommended this restaurant and brewery with a farm to table menu. She said they “went above and beyond to make sure my food was dairy free.”

Mount Vernon

  • Shambala Bakery – This bakery and bistro runs a dedicated gluten-free, soy-free, and peanut-free facility. Their recipes are also vegan, but they do have some egg and dairy cheese options available. (They also have dairy-free cheese options available!). Their specialty is gluten-free and vegan ancient grain breads, which they also sell to other stores and restaurants. But they have a full farm-to-table bistro menu and some sweet desserts, too.

Olympia

  • King Solomon’s Reef – For an old school diner experience with vegan options, this is the spot. They have vegan chili fries, burgers, sandwiches, and more on their menu. And several more options can be made dairy-free on request.

Puyallup

  • Bambu – This is a Vietnamese drink chain that specializes in authentic Chè, with many naturally dairy-free and vegan flavors (made with coconut milk). They also offer dairy-free options (coconut milk or almond milk) for their milk teas, coffee drinks, and smoothies.

Redmond

  • Dough Zone Dumpling House – This local Asian chain specializes in pan fried buns and dumplings, but they also offer noodles and other dishes. They have an easy to view allergen and special diet chart, and only a few items contain dairy. They aren’t obvious, so be sure to check it before ordering.
  • Just Poke ⭐️ – The entire poke menu at this fast-casual Washington state chain is made without dairy or nuts. Their allergen chart also outlines other top allergens, gluten, vegan, and added sugars to cover most dietary needs.
  • Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream – This locally-owned parlor chain has one location in Redmond. They “always” scoops their creamy vegan coconut chunk flavor, and seasonally offers another vegan option. They also have a vegan chocolate hard shell, and a couple other dairy-free toppings.

Renton

  • Dough Zone Dumpling House – This local Asian chain specializes in pan fried buns and dumplings, but they also offer noodles and other dishes. They have an easy to view allergen and special diet chart, and only a few items contain dairy. They aren’t obvious, so be sure to check it before ordering.
  • Just Poke ⭐️ – The entire poke menu at this fast-casual Washington state chain is made without dairy or nuts. Their allergen chart also outlines other top allergens, gluten, vegan, and added sugars to cover most dietary needs.

Seattle

  • Araya’s Place ⭐️ – Billed as the Northwest’s original vegan Thai food restaurant, this institution is still family-run (since 1987) and now has four locations, including two in Seattle. Their menu includes the whole array of Thai favorites, but made with tofu and mock meats, and without any fish sauce or sneaky dairy. They serve a la carte dishes for lunch and dinner, a lunch buffet, and of course, dairy-free desserts.
  • Askatu Bakery ⭐️ – This is a gluten-free, vegan bakery in the Belltown neighborhood. It’s owned and run by Liberated Foods, a local family business.
  • Bobabucha Cafe – This corgi-themed boba tea shop also specializes in kombucha, and they have some rotating curry and Singaporean dishes (dairy-free and vegan options), and reportedly often have vegan desserts.
  • Broadfork Cafe ⭐️ – Enjoy lunch, coffee, or a smoothie at this casual vegan restaurant with two locations (Upstown and the University District). Their menu has a plant-forward mix of bowls and nutritious sandwiches and wraps.
  • Cafe Flora – This bright, bustling vegetarian restaurant has menus that are liberally labeled for vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free needs. In fact, most of their menu items are vegan, including the desserts from their own bakehouse. They serve lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. And yes, they have vegan cinnamon rolls and waffles!
  • Cinnaholic ⭐️ – Yes, there is a vegan cinnamon roll shop in Seattle! See our Cinnaholic post for more details.
  • Cupcake Royale – They have one vegan option daily, but this cupcake shop has several locations around the city. So it’s a convenient place if you’re craving a dairy-free, egg-free chocolate cupcake that’s hand-swirled with vegan chocolate frosting and sprinkled with cocoa nibs. In terms of special orders, their un-frosted pumpkin, cherry chocolate, and compost cupcakes are made without dairy and eggs and their un-frosted stout, carrot, and apple cupcakes are dairy-free (but contain eggs) – according to their allergen chart. But double check before ordering!
  • Cycle Dogs ⭐️ – What started as a vegan hot dog cart is now a brick-and-mortar hot dog and burger restaurant. They have an array of savory handhelds and sides, and also sell their house-made sauces.
  • Din Tai Fung – This is an upscale Taiwanese chain that specializes in Chinese Huaiyang cuisine. They offer a full allergen and special diet chart, and, at last check, all of their savory menu items were dairy-free and all but one of their sweet bao was dairy-free (most are vegan!). They do use milk in some beverage items.
  • Dough Joy ⭐️ – This vegan donut food truck is located in the Ballard neighborhood. They offer an array of raised, glazed, and iced donuts, chick’n and donut hole skewers, and oat milk lattes.
  • Dough Zone Dumpling House – This local Asian chain specializes in pan fried buns and dumplings, but they also offer noodles and other dishes. They have an easy to view allergen and special diet chart, and only a few items contain dairy. They aren’t obvious, so be sure to check it before ordering.
  • Evergreens – They offer a couple of signature vegan menu items, which you can order as a salad, bowl, or wrap, or you can build your own. They offer a good selection of protein, vegetable, and dressings for topping, and accommodate allergy requests. Gluten-free options are also available.
  • Flying Apron ⭐️ – No dairy, eggs, or gluten? No problem at this vegan, gluten-free certified bakery with two locations: one in the Fremont area and one in West Seattle. They make everything from scratch, right down to their hot sauce. You can choose from an array of fresh pastries, muffins, cakes, pies and specialty treats daily. And you can order savory items, like sandwiches, salads, pizza, and even lasagna. They also bake custom order cakes for weddings and other special events.
  • Frankie & Jo’s ⭐️ – Because every major city needs a vegan ice cream shop, or three. This local chain can be found in Capitol Hill, Ballard, and University Village neighborhoods. They use a cashew-coconut milk base to make several decadent daily and seasonal flavors. They also have some date-sweetened flavors, and a sorbet. All scoops can be ordered in a cup or waffle cone.
  • Full Tilt Ice Cream – Kids and adults will enjoy this old school playground. They have new and vintage arcade games, sodas, beer, and ice cream – including vegan options. Adults can even order a vegan beer float! They have four locations around the city. Their flagship spot is in White Center, but you’ll also find them in the U-District, Ballard, and Columbia City neighborhoods.
  • goPoké – Their poke menu is labeled for gluten-free and vegan guests, and most of the menu is dairy-free. For dessert, they have shave ice and dairy-free Dole Whip soft serve and floats.
  • HeartBeet Organic Superfoods Cafe ⭐️ – I swear, every city has a healthy cafe that cleverly uses “beet” in their name, and this is Seattle’s. In fact, they have two bright and modern locations, both of which are 100% plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free. They have a big menu of smoothies, bowls and salads, and even desserts. In fact, they specialize in rich pies and cakes that are sold whole or by the slice.
  • Ian’s Pizza – They have a full menu of vegan pizzas (and daily vegan pizza by the slice), and pretty much all of their pizzas can be made dairy-free. They offer Good Planet cheese alternatives, house-made ranch, creme, and pesto sauces, and much more. They also have unique array of vegan faux meats.
  • Juice Press ⭐️ – This purely plant-based and dairy-free juice chain blends healthy smoothies and protein shakes with almond milk, offers blue magic and acai bowls, and sells several vegan grab-and-go snacks.
  • Just Poke ⭐️ – The entire poke menu at this fast-casual Washington state chain is made without dairy or nuts. Their allergen chart also outlines other top allergens, gluten, vegan, and added sugars to cover most dietary needs.
  • Mighty-O Donuts ⭐️ – This vegan donut shop now has multiple locations around the city, and even sells their donuts to local cafes. They sell a variety of cake, raised, and even filled donuts, all made without dairy or eggs. But please note that they do use wheat flour and soy flour for baking.
  • Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream – This locally-owned parlor has locations dotted around Seattle. Each one “always” scoops their creamy vegan coconut chunk flavor, and seasonally offers another vegan option. They also have a vegan chocolate hard shell, and a couple other dairy-free toppings.
  • Next Level Burger ⭐️ – This fledgling chain touts itself as America’s first fully vegan burger joint. It’s a counter-serve spot with an array of plant-based burgers, “chicken” sandwiches, fries, and tots. They also blend dairy-free shakes and have house-made soft serve. This location is inside Whole Foods.
  • No Bones Beach Club ⭐️ – The world’s first plant based tiki bar will hopefully be reopening by the end of 2020. They had to permanently close their Portland location due to the tough year, but Seattle is still hopeful. They serve a line of flavorful cocktails made from local spirits and a coastal inspired vegan menu with fun and unique dishes.
  • Nuflours ⭐️ – This is a certified gluten free and peanut free bakery that also shuns rice and beans. Most of their items are also soy-free and corn-free, and they clearly label for milk, eggs, and nuts. That said, they have many dairy-free items, including most of their muffins, bars, cookies, donuts, and more. They also offer custom order cakes (can be made vegan), and have savories and breads available.
  • Pantry by Plum ⭐️ – The creativity of Plum Bistro spilled over into this casual, all-vegan cafe. They serve salads, sandwiches, and other entrees, and have an array of juices and baked goods. They also swirl their own line of Sugar Plum dairy-free ice cream.
  • Pi Vegan Pizzeria ⭐️ – This bare bones little pizza joint crafts a rather elaborate menu. They offer a range of appetizers, salads, and pizzas, with a big selection of vegetables, faux meats, sauces, and dairy-free cheeses. In fact, they offer Teese cheddar, cashew ricotta, Good Planet mozzarella, tofu feta, and Daiya for topping. They also have a cheesy “stuffed crust” available.
  • Plum Bistro ⭐️ – This upscale vegan restaurant serves lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch in a chic industrial space. The fare has American comfort appeal, but with unique culinary touches and pretty presentation.
  • Portage Bay Cafe ⭐️ – You won’t believe the allergy information this local chain provides. They have an allergen booklet, with a full page per menu item, that boldly states the allergens, and then lists each component / ingredient of the item to help you custom order. They have many dairy-free and vegan options for breakfast and lunch at all four locations in the Seattle area.
  • Salt & Straw – They offer unique dairy-free and vegan flavors at two locations in Seattle. See our Salt & Straw post for more details.
  • Sweet Alchemy – This local ice cream parlor has a few locations in Seattle, and offers several vegan flavors made with a coconut cream base. They can include Vanilla Latte, Golden Mylk, Lemon Pie, Chocolate, and more. Unfortunately, their waffle cones and sauces do contain milk.
  • The Flora Bakehouse – This outpost brings Cafe Flora’s baked goods to the Beacon Hill area. This includes many of their popular vegan items, like cinnamon rolls and breakfast sandwiches.
  • Veggie Grill ⭐️ – This vegan fast-casual restaurant chain started in Santa Monica, but they now have three locations in Seattle in Downtown, South Lake Union, and University Village. See our Veggie Grill post for more details.
  • Wayward Vegan Cafe ⭐️ – The hearty meals at this vegan restaurant are fit for a saillor. the menus include all-day breakfast & lunch, with vegan versions of classic comfort foods, like pancakes, “eggs” benedict, and grilled sandwiches.
  • Wildflour Gluten-Free Bakery ⭐️ – Everything at this dedicated gluten-free bakery is also dairy-free and soy-free, unless otherwise noted. This includes a range of breads and pastries, and they also have several egg-free and vegan options.
  • Cafe Yumm! – Their famous Yumm Sauce is dairy-free and vegan (it contains almonds and soy), and most of their bowls, wraps, salads, and soups can be ordered dairy-free or vegan.

Silverdale

  • Maynard’s Restaurant – They clearly label dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan options on their broad menu of burgers, seafood, and pizzas. Not a lot of items are dairy-free as is at this cozy restaurant, but they do offer vegan pizza, poke salad, and are able to make other items dairy-free on request.

Snohomish

  • Grain Artisan Bakery – They offer something for everyone at this local bakery. They offer cake by the slice with dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan and paleo options, have gluten-free dairy-free brownies, and take custom cake orders.
  • Grilla Bites – The menu at this popular, healthy brunch and lunch spot is varied and includes ample dairy-free, vegan, and even gluten-free options. The sandwiches are served on vegan multi-grain bread, but you can swap in their gluten-free bread, if needed. They also have soy cheese alternative available for substituting on any burger, veggie burger, traditional sandwich, or tofu sandwich. For beverages, they blend dairy-free smoothies, brew organic fair trade coffee and pour dairy-free milk options.
  • Grain ⭐️ – Thank you to Nicole for recommending this artisan bakery, which is just south of Grilla Bites. “Not everything is dairy free at Grain, but there’s always a selection of gluten free and dairy free baked goods. Their GF/DF cinnamon rolls are to die for!” Indeed, they carefully label, have cakes by the slice, and custom order, and serve a plethora of dairy-free milk alternatives for coffee.

Snoqualmie

  • Sweet Treats Cookie Dough ⭐️ – Thank you to Stacey for recommending this sweet shop. She says their dairy-free flavors are delicious! They offer vegan versions of classic chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, cookies and cream, and cinnamon maple cookie dough.
  • The Black Dog Arts Cafe – This gathering spot combines local arts and entertainment with a menu of breakfast and lunch fare. Most items are vegetarian (they do serve turkey), and the menu includes many vegan options, like breakfast burritos, salads, quesadillas, grilled cheeze, and various other sandwiches. A couple additional menu items can be made dairy-free, if you eat meat and/or eggs.

Spokane

  • Allie’s Vegan Pizzeria & Cafe ⭐️ – Yes, all of the pizzas, flatbreads, twists, burgers, and other cheesy dishes at this pizzeria are dairy-free and vegan. They make their own cheese in-house, including cashew-based smoked, mozzarella, and cheddar varieties. They also have nut-free rice cheese alternative and gluten-free pizza crust available.
  • Boots Bakery & Lounge ⭐️ – This cute cafe is vegan and gluten-free, and it’s a great spot for breakfast, lunch, baked goods, and midday cocktails.
  • Cole’s Bakery & Cafe ⭐️ – Everything is gluten-free at this local restaurant and bake shop. And they’re proud to offer many dairy-free options, ranging from waffles to burgers to nachos. They also have many vegan options on the menu and among their fresh baked goods.
  • Emma Rue’s – This is a “luxe” cafe serving coffee drinks, cocktails, and gluten-free pastries and desserts with dairy-free and paleo options.
  • Pantry Fuel – This is a meal delivery service that offers healthy eats with dairy-free options each week. In fact, most entrees are either dairy-free or have a dairy-free ordering tip. They also have a lot of options for gluten-free needs.
  • RÜT Bar & Kitchen ⭐️ – This American-style Gastropub serves modern vegan comfort food, alongside craft cocktails and a curated beer and wine menu. Gluten-free options are clearly labeled with their dishes.
  • Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar – They have a vegan and dairy-free section on their menu with a smattering of options, like truffle penne and vegetable stir fry. A couple other items can be custom ordered dairy free.

Spokane Valley

  • Northwest Pizza Company – They have gluten-free and vegan crust options, a few dairy-free sauces, and dairy-free cheese alternative as an option.

Tacoma

  • Abella Pizzeria – This is a classic local pizzeria, but they do offer Daiya dairy-free cheese alternative on the menu, and have been reported as special diet friendly.
  • Bambu – This is a Vietnamese drink chain that specializes in authentic Chè, with many naturally dairy-free and vegan flavors (made with coconut milk). They also offer dairy-free options (coconut milk or almond milk) for their milk teas, coffee drinks, and smoothies.
  • Corina Bakery – Pop into this cozy little bakery, and you’ll likely discover some vegan treats. They bake cakes, pies, and other pastries, and also do customer order cakes. Gluten-free items are also available.
  • Indochine Asian Dining Lounge – This Thai restaurant offers several fusion dishes with inspiration from other Asian cuisines. They clearly label vegan and gluten-free options on the menu, and most items can be made dairy-free. They even offer housemade coconut gelato and black rice pudding, which can be made dairy-free for dessert.
  • Pasteles Finos del Angel– This local bakeshop was recommended for their daily vegan options. They offer vegan cupcakes in a few flavors, cakes, and other pastries on rotation, like “cream” puffs. They use a soy-based vegan whipped cream.
  • Viva 4 Life ⭐️ – This organic, vegan, gluten-free cafe serves both warm and raw food to suit various diets and seasons. Their menu is eclectic, but boasts many comfort food dishes with healthy, plant-based twists. They also offer a big dessert menu.

Tukwila

  • Din Tai Fung – This is an upscale Taiwanese chain that specializes in Chinese Huaiyang cuisine. They offer a full allergen and special diet chart, and, at last check, all of their savory menu items were dairy-free and all but one of their sweet bao was dairy-free (most are vegan!). They do use milk in some beverage items.
  • goPoké – Their poke menu is labeled for gluten-free and vegan guests, and most of the menu is dairy-free. For dessert, they have shave ice and dairy-free Dole Whip soft serve and floats.

Vancouver

  • Cafe Yumm! – Their famous Yumm Sauce is dairy-free and vegan (it contains almonds and soy), and most of their bowls, wraps, salads, and soups can be ordered dairy-free or vegan.
  • Laughing Planet – This fast casual chain is known for rich global flavors in healthy bowls, salads, burritos, and more. They’re also popular for special diets, clearly labeling items for vegan, paleo, gluten-fee, and contains nuts. Many dishes are naturally dairy-free, but they also offer vegan cheese, and can make even more menu items without dairy. Most of their restaurants are located in Oregon, but they have one location across the river in Vancouver, Washington.
  • New Seasons Market – This high-end natural grocery store rivals Whole Foods in the Portland area. They carry organic, local, and specialty foods with a big selection of dairy alternatives, vegan products, gluten-free goodies, and more.
  • The Yard Milkshake Bar – This growing chain serves ridiculously indulgent milkshakes, and they have vegan options on their menu. We spotted this crazy chocolate concoction made with oat milk ice cream, chocolate soymilk, dairy-free whip, and vegan cookies. You can also build your own shake. They usually have a couple creamy dairy-free ice cream flavors available.
  • Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar – They have a vegan and dairy-free section on their menu with a smattering of options, like truffle penne and vegetable stir fry. A couple other items can be custom ordered dairy free.

Washington State Dairy-Free Dining Guide with Vegan and Gluten-Free Options too! Bakeries, Brewpubs, Coffeehouses, Ice Cream Shops, and More!Photo from Twin Sisters Brewing Company in Bellingham, Washington

Restaurant & Grocery Chains found throughout Washington

Some recommended restaurant and store chains are getting too big for our city listing britches. They have many locations, or are rapidly growing, and you might stumble across them in a number of towns in this state. Click on them for more dairy-free details.

At the Airport

Sea-Tac (Seattle Tacoma)

  • Floret – The sister restaurant to Cafe Flora (in Seattle) is located in Concourse A, nearby gate A1. They boast a fully vegetarian menu with vegan options. They have dine-in and grab-and-go selections.

Local Dairy-Free Food & Drink Producers in Washington

These dairy-free friendly companies don’t have their own retail location, but are in Washington. So you have a good chance of finding their products at grocery stores, restaurants, and/or other shops in this state. Keep an eye out!

We haven’t learned of any yet, but will add them as we find them!

Washington State Dairy-Free Dining Guide with Vegan and Gluten-Free Options too! Bakeries, Brewpubs, Coffeehouses, Ice Cream Shops, and More!Photo from Cafe Flora in Seattle, Washington

This Guide is Continuously Updated with Recommendations

We welcome you to recommend other dairy-free friendly restaurants. Leave a comment or contact us and tell us why you like a certain restaurant. Restaurant owners and employees are also invited to reach out and let us know how you welcome dairy-free customers.

Please kindly let us know in the comments if any of these restaurants close. We want to keep this list current for you, but aren’t always notified when a restaurant closes. Let us know and we will quickly update!

This Guide is for Informational Purposes Only

Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, and restaurants are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure that they can accommodate your situation.

There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

2 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for publishing the list of dairy free restaurants in WA State. It is so helpful! I’d like to add Grain, which is a local bakery in Snohomish, WA. The bakery is within walking distance of Grilla Bites! Not everything is dairy free at Grain, but there’s always a selection of gluten free and dairy free baked goods. Their GF/DF cinnamon rolls are to die for!

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