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The Shire Cafe in Arlington, WA

Yes…there IS a vegetarian restaurant in Arlington, WA.  Who knew?  (Me!)

I actually found out about The Shire Cafe when I started volunteering at  New Moon Farm Goat Rescue and Sanctuary four years ago (which is also located in Arlington).

On Fridays, I scoop the poop at the farm, and then I eat lunch at The Shire Cafe– with the owner of the goat rescue (my friend 🙂 ).  On weekends, after mountain biking, Eric and I like to drop in for a cold Mirror Pond and some dinner.

Located in the same building (the Mirkwood), is Mordor Tattoo.  Savannah did my “vegan” wrist tattoo.

Savannah’s work: my vegan tattoo

The Mirkwood has an ongoing live music schedule.  (Past our bedtimes!)


Back to the food!!

Just about everything on the menu can be made vegan.  There’s always a homemade vegan soup of the day.  Most entrees come with salad, soup or fries.  I highly recommend the soup, no matter what flavor is featured.  Here are some pictures to make your mouth water 🙂 …

Ruben Panini

Taco Salad

“Happy” Chicken Ranch Pizza

Gyro with soup

Calzone with salad


Sweet Potato Fries

Burrito with (extra green and red sauces)

Godzilla Sandwich with Tomato Basil Soup

Happy Chicken Caesar Salad

Veggie Burger and Fries

Taco Pizza

Grilled Veggie Wrap

Happy Chicken Burger and Soup

Pesto Pizza


I ordered a bowl of chili with some french fries.. Mmm.

Gyro with Salad

Grilled Happy Chicken Caesar Wrap

Are you hungry for some vegan food yet?

*April 2018 update: this is no longer a vegetarian restaurant. Vegan options are plentiful, but they do serve animal products.

"There are those who are appalled because I am so vocal about injustice, yet I am equally appalled by their silence." Lujene Clark

“Every time you purchase animal products you pay assassins to murder sentient beings for you.”

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