Araya's Vegetarian Place (University District)
1121 NE 45th St
Seattle, WA 98105
It's Thai vegan heaven, with the heavenliness extending to the dining room: surprisingly large, well appointed, and both vast and cozy (a nice trick). Service is attentive but never overbearing. Deep-fried spring rolls are exemplars of the form, and the pad thai is damn fine, too. (Skip the pad phirk khing with "bean composition"—it requires aggressive chewing.) Working your way through Araya's voluminous menu could take years—glorious, glorious years.
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