Wayward Vegan Cafe


Located in the vibrant Roosevelt neighborhood of Seattle, we are a 100% vegan restaurant, a haven for plant-based food enthusiasts. From delectable appetizers to mouthwatering entrees, our curated menu features a wide range of delicious dishes made entirely from vegan ingredients. Whether you’re a vegan veteran or just starting to explore plant-based cuisine, The Wayward Vegan restaurant is a must-visit destination. With our cozy ambiance and friendly staff, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a satisfying and guilt-free meal with family and friends.


Discover our vegan menu featuring a variety of delicious and healthy dishes made exclusively from plant-based ingredients. Indulge in our creative and flavorful options, showcasing the best of what nature has to offer. Our menu has something for everyone.

Chico Vegan Melt


Open Daily
Mon – Wed: 9AM-2PM
Thurs: 9AM – 8PM
Fri-Sat: 8AM – 9PM
Sun: 8AM – 8PM

We do not take reservations at this time, just come right in!

Our Great Food

Indulge in our vegan menu, crafted with the freshest plant-based ingredients, to nourish your body and delight your taste buds.

Join us for Taco Thursdays

Happy Hour

Thur-Friday | 3pm - 6pm

$10 Appetizers


$11 Drumsticks


$15 Burgers | Sandwiches | Wraps


$15 Entrees



“The most amazing vegan food and friendly staff! It was the perfect comfort food, with so many options. I was passing through Seattle from Portland. Worth it to go back to Seattle to eat there.”

Christina L

The Wayward Vegan
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R. P.R. P.
20:31 02 Feb 23
We've only been here under new ownership, so I don't have anything to compare. We've been here a few times and thoroughly enjoyed the good food and friendly customer service. We love coming here for breakfast knowing we'll have a great time, and eat delicious vegan food. We don't know their names but the male servers on Saturday and Sunday opening shifts are Our favorites are the chick'n and waffles and the migas plate. My only suggestion is to maybe add a build-your-own omelette option!
Nina BilgerNina Bilger
23:11 14 Aug 22
I love coming here, it’s one of my all-time favorite spots. Everything I’ve had is delicious, their tofu scramble, chicken and waffles, Belgian Benedict, and popcorn chicken are some of my recent favorites, but we’ve never been disappointed by anything we’ve ordered here. Service is always helpful and friendly. Having access this fully vegan restaurant is such a privilege, very thankful for everyone who makes this place possible. I highly recommend you try it out, vegan or not!
Kinsey KahloKinsey Kahlo
18:07 04 Jun 22
I've been looking to try vegan chicken and waffles for years, so I was really excited to try it at Wayward. It was really good! You'll notice from my picture that I got pretty into it before I remembered to take a picture! :)We also recently really enjoyed their country fried steak and biscuits and gravy - it was all pretty darn good! Their tempeh bacon is a favorite for me!I hadn't been here in years - I went a few times probably 5-6 years ago and enjoyed it then too. I just moved back into the area and was excited to try this place again. I feel like it's even better than it was when I went here years ago.Presently they are still set to pickup/delivery only. They don't do door dash -- bummer for me since we got dash pass and most of our favorite places are on door dash, so we opt to call in our order and pick it up. I do really appreciate that they send text updates when your order is ready for pickup. Everyone I have talked to there has been friendly and helpful. They have gotten our order right every time, and they have been right on with their timing estimates.We're fans of Wayward in my home, and we're pretty excited to live close enough to order from here more often. I definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to try vegan versions of their favorite breakfast items or American style foods - it will fill your craving!
Sydney ShuttSydney Shutt
18:24 10 Apr 22
Visiting from CT and we stumbled across Wayward, I know some reviews are hit or miss but everything was SO good. I've been vegan for 7 years and my boyfriend is not but even he loved his food! Was super warm and fresh and seasoned well. Give it a shot!
Megan WhittleMegan Whittle
04:26 02 Dec 21
This is our new favorite restaurant! The food is delicious! And they have a huge menu! They are only pick up orders right now. we ordered online and picked up. parking is difficult but not impossible. There is a small parking lot in the back but the lines are faded so the spaces between the cars are not all big enough for you to park. We were lucky and someone left and we got their spot. The staff is friendly. We got the biscuits and gravy combo and it was amazing! The biscuits and gravy have so much flavor! We also got the chicken sandwich with bacon cheese fries and it was amazing! We shared a pancake that was so good too. We ordered a cheesecake but they forgot to put it in the bag so I called and they refunded us. We will definitely be coming here often while we're in the area!