We wandered into Plum on a recent Seattle swing looking for something different for lunch. How fortuitous to find this Capital Hill hangout with a flair for everything vegan. Being a "bacon-tarian," I need to be moderately motivated to step into an eatery that ignores all animal products. Plum caught my eye, just before they rolled back into my head, with a hint of "you've got to be kidding me" attitude. I made what I thought was a selfless, sacrificial move inside. What a wonderful surprise.
We started with the two daily soup offerings, French onion and a cauliflower bisque. Pleasantly presented and delightfully done, we asked our waitress about the recipes. She dropped the cookbook at our table for us to peruse and it didn't take long to realize that this place was legit. Our wraps came out next, with a mix of Jamaican-spice tofu, tomato, fresh greens, grilled onion, pickled cabbage, yam, and aioli. The mashed yam makes the whole affair mouthwatering.
Plum is tucked away in a redeveloped building that has maintained a lot of the original character. Its open kitchen and floor plan are comfy and welcoming. The menu is amazing when you consider it's all produced without one animal product. You don't need to be vegan to enjoy the innovative offerings at Plum. You just need to be hungry for something good.