News / Published on Jan 6, 2023

Explore these vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free food options on transit

The new year is a time for new resolutions, many of them for better eating and improved health.

Here is a list of a few food locations that are not only within a short walk of a bus stop, but also offer an array of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free menu options. 

This is not a comprehensive list, but we tried to show diverse options to fit different food preferences.

Some of these locations are in the Alderwood area and are easily accessible using the ZIP Alderwood Shuttle service.

Grilla Bites
1020 1st St Suite 104, Snohomish
Whether you are vegan or a meat lover you will find an organic, market-driven cafe serving soups, salads, sandwiches & hot plates with vegan choices.

Routes: 109, 270 & 271

K Fresh
1105 Hewitt Ave, Everett
You will find a vegan beef in this Korean cafe which offers build-your-own bibimbap to eat in or take away, plus kimchi & salad.

Routes: ET 6

Cathouse Pizza
1120 1st St, Snohomish
This joint is more than just a pizza place. You will find sports memorabilia, 18 microbrews on tap, along with pasta, grinders, and salads. Their made-from-scratch dough is dairy free, egg free, and vegan. Also, here you will find gluten-free pizza crust.

Routes: 109, 270 & 271

The Old Spaghetti Factory
2509 196th St SW, Lynnwood
This family-friendly chain eatery features traditional Italian entrees amid turn-of-the-century décor, and also has an array of gluten-free pasta choices.

Route: 196 & Zip Alderwood Shuttle

Chili Basil Thai Grill
18505 Alderwood Mall Pkwy Suite F, Lynnwood
If you are looking to enjoy a simple meal to go, you will find it here. There is no dine-in seating, but this family-owned establishment is open for takeout, delivery, and catering. They serve chili-basil stir-fry and other Thai fare. Vegan and gluten-free options are available.

Routes: 107, 115, 116, 196 & Zip Alderwood Shuttle

Cafe Wylde
2918 Hoyt Ave, Everett
This café serves vegan food, juices, desserts, smoothies, herbal elixirs, and…if you are into the spirits, try their vegan wine.

Routes: Swift Blue Line, ET 6 & 7

Bothell Foods LLC
1915 California St, Everett
Vegetarian Indian take out, catering and delivery that also offers vegan dishes. You will find authentic vada, idli, sambar, kootu, bell pepper rice and lots more. Alert, this is in downtown Everett, not Bothell.

Routes: ET 3, 7, 18 & 29

316 Main St, Edmonds
Unique local spot for American meals, including breakfasts, in a historic building not too far from the Edmonds waterfront. You will find vegetarian eggs Benedict and a vegetable marinara omelet among other options. 

Routes: 116, 130 & 196

Indigo Kitchen & Alehouse
22902 164th St SW F3, Lynnwood
Here you will find a lot of food styles, from Mexican to seafood and sandwiches. Try the chipotle veggie burger or the zesty veggie wrap. You won’t be disappointed!

Routes: 112, 115, 116, 196 & Zip Alderwood Shuttle

Rice Up Thai Cuisine
303 91st Ave NE C-302, Lake Stevens
Authentic Thai food spot where you can order online or dine-in. A mix of vegetarian and gluten-free dishes are included on their menu.

Route: 280