The Plum {Bistro}

I have a great restaurant to share with you today, but first I want to apologize for being so absent lately. I have been working on some projects here on the farm, and they are pretty all-consuming. I can’t wait to share the results with you – hopefully that will be soon! I am really excited about the progress we are making here on the farm~

So, that being said, on to the best part – the food!

Last week, a girlfriend and I wandered in to The Plum Bistro on Capitol Hill here in Seattle. It immediately appealed to me. The decor is fabulous – simple and elegant, yet comfortable and welcoming.

I am having a love-affair with finding restaurants that serve seasonal, fresh ingredients with an emphasis on being healthy as well as delicious. When I was in San Francisco not long ago, I spent a lot of time eating at incredible restaurants who do just that. I was envious at their seemingly endless options at where to eat organic, seasonal, sustainable meals. What I am learning, however, is that we too have some amazing places of our own – and some incredible chefs who are creative geniuses when it comes to using what is in season. I love that! I also love trying foods that I wouldn’t normally prepare – in this case, vegan. As we aren’t vegan, I had no idea that going without any meat or dairy could be so diverse and delicious!

Plum Bistro has a wonderful menu of flavorful options – we had a difficult time deciding what to choose. We opted to share everything as it all looked delicious. The garlicky yam fries with dill aioli was a no brainer as I love yam fries and it seemed every other table was eating them, so clearly they were popular. As I had never tried tempeh, we tried the spicy Jamaican tempeh wrap – it was delicious! It had an incredible mix of flavors that were just right together. It was a little messy to eat, but well worth the extra napkins. We also ordered the spicy mac ‘n’ yeas – their signature vegan mac ‘n’ cheese – again, delish~

I am already looking forward to going back, as there are so many things on their menu that I would like to try. I find restaurants like Plum Bistro inspiring because they provides me with ideas on ingredients I haven’t tried and combinations that I would have never considered. You can see their entire menu on their web site, as well as their hours and location. The beauty is they are located in one of my favorite areas of Seattle, within walking distance from the Elliott Bay Bookstore – one of my favorite places to buy books or see local authors read from their books.

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10 Responses to The Plum {Bistro}

  1. Oh.My.Goodness…it all looks so delicious – that really is my kind of food…not so much the Mr’s though. Next time I’m on that side of the mountains I’ll have to grab a girlfriend and GO!

  2. Tracy says:

    You have inspired… We eat out so much and I’ve gotten lazy. Enough. Let the treasure hunt commence.

  3. Uncle Beefy says:

    I’ve heard nothing but good things about this place and I gotta try it sometime! :)

  4. Fabulous post. Wonderful photos. Are you practicing for October!! I saw Penny’s Mexico City trip and go so excited. However, I got a new camera (A canon!!) but I am really struggling with it. I’m trying to go full manual and it AIN’T easy! Enjoy visiting with your parents.

  5. Cat says:

    Looks fabulous! Next time I am ‘home’….. ; )

  6. Darci says:

    Holy moly! That Tempeh wrap and yam fries look good enough to eat through the computer screen:) I’m glad you like exploring restaurants in the city so that I can visit them when I’m back in town again! Thanks for the visual field trip Kimberly.

  7. Lori says:

    What a great spot Kim ~ the food looks delish ~ of course you can make anything look good! I cannot wait to see the transformations going on at the farm. xo

  8. cathi says:

    Sounds like a fabulous place! My daughter is vegan and has become such a wonderful cook with so many great dishes! There are so many vegan restaurants cropping up in our area and they are delicious! xxoo :)

  9. Looking over your gorgeous images I realized that I’ve been away too long!
    I’ve been playing catch-up here on your blog all day, and just soaking in all the beauty.
    You’ve most definitely inspired me in my growth as a photographer, and I think it’s sorta cool that we have the same camera now. :-)

    Happy Friday!
    Anne

  10. I love the name. So intriguing! The fries look interesting for certain. I hope you can go back again soon!

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