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New Veg restaurant at Seatac

cafe-flora-polentaRejoice! Seatac airport will never be the same. Cafe Flora is bringing its gourmet veg menu to Seatac Airport.

Floret is the name of the full service restaurant in an 1,800 square foot space next to the new Delta Air Lines lounge between A and B terminals. The new restaurant is the first exclusively vegetarian and vegan restaurant at the airport and the first expansion by Cafe Flora owner Nat Stratton-Clarke. “As an avid traveler and lifelong vegetarian I know how difficult it can be to find healthy, local food options while traveling,” Stratton-Clarke said in a statement. “Floret will be an opportunity to help raise the bar for airport dining everywhere.”

The menu will feature vegetarian and vegan selections including Cafe Flora favorites, seasonal dishes and new items with local and organic produce. The restaurant, which will also offer grab and go food and will have lots of plants and natural light from a 27 foot long wall of large glass windows looking out on the airport’s runways.

Floret, set to open sometime next year, will be serving guests every day from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. This will be the first time ever we can actually enjoy flight delays!

Fly the Veg-Friendly Skies

Every year the PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) reviews the veg friendliness of airport food around the country. 2014 marked the first year SeaTac was included in the survey. In its debut on the list, Seattle takes off in second place.

With 90 percent of restaurants offering at least one healthful option, travelers won’t have to look far to find nutritious meals with a Northwest flair throughout the airport. Vintage Washington serves fiber-packed oatmeal to early morning travelers and antioxidant-rich pecan apple salad later in the day. Seattle sports fans can visit Seattle Seahawks 12 Club for steel-cut oatmeal with fresh berries and chopped walnuts. Or they can try a vegetarian fiesta salad made with roasted corn, black bean relish, diced tomatoes, leafy greens, and salsa. Kobo offers vegetable sushi, garden salads, and miso soup.

Seattle visitors who crave coffee can head to Starbucks for prepackaged hearty veggie and brown rice bowls made with roasted butternut squash, beets, kale, red cabbage, steamed broccoli, and garden peas, topped with a lemon tahini dressing.