Carmelita

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Carmelita

Geographic Area: Seattle
Type of Cuisine: Vegetarian
Link to Website: [http://www.carmelita.net/]
Link to Menu: [http://www.carmelita.net/menus.html]
Link to Ingredients: None
Link to Allergen Information: None
Address: 7314 Greenwood Avenue North
City: Seattle
State: Washington
Nation: United States
Zip/Postal Code: 98103
Phone Number: 206.706.7703
Fax Number: None

Description of Food Allergy Accommodations

Carmelita is a vegetarian restaurant. They do also have vegan choices and vegan options on their menu. They do try their best to accommodate special requests which often include gluten-free options. They do not specifically list gluten-free choices on the menu, however if a guest arrives and informs them of their specific allergies, they do guide them toward items on the menu that meet their dietary requirements. If they can modify an item on our menu they will do that as well. If they have 24 hours notice, they can prepare something special for the guest. Unfortunately they cannot provide a specially prepared dish without the 24 hour notice.

General Description

Carmelita, Seattle's Premier Vegetarian Restaurant, opened its doors to the public on December 1st, 1996. Proprietors Kathryn Neumann and Michael Hughes found that their dream of opening their own place had become a reality. Named after Michael's mother Carmelita and inspired by her love of life, art, food, and family, Neumann and Hughes set off on a journey that they are still on today. The restaurant was designed and decorated by these two former decorative painters from Chicago. Construction and buildout exceeded 1 year and thanks to friends and family, including Master Carpenter Carl Olofson and Architect Craig Knebel, Neumann and Hughes were able to complete the task.

The restaurant seats approximately 100 diners in two interior spaces. The main dining room, "The Poppy Room" seats 78, with the smaller and more intimate "Carmelita Salon" seating the remaining 22. In Summer, diners can enjoy a peaceful outdoor garden patio, surrounded by fresh herbs, flowers and ornamental shrubbery. The patio season is extended by a heated and covered seating area, with flannel blankets for extra warmth.

The menu at Carmelita changes with the seasons. Every dish is made from scratch using only the freshest ingredients. Organic produce, grains, cheeses, herbs and spices are used whenever possible. Independent farmers and foragers are heartily supported, and local and seasonal ingredients take precedence over maintaining a routine menu. Change is a way of life at Carmelita, with daily specials and seasonal surprises delighting diners. Each season brings a feast to the table. From Fall and Winter's sweet and golden squash, to Spring's asparagus and artichokes, to the local harvest of late Summer with its bounty of heirloom tomatoes and sweet corn; everyone welcomes the changing seasons at Carmelita. Diners can enjoy fine imported and domestic wine and beer, selected to complement the savory vegetarian fare. All of this and more is served up in a comfortable, eclectic and totally smoke free environment.

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