A venture that began as a pop-up tent serving plant-based food and later upgraded to a food truck, now has its very own space to call home. No Bones Beach Club, located in the trendy Ballard neighborhood of liberal Seattle, is a little slice of paradise for vegans in the rainy northwestern city. They even say it’s the world’s first vegan tiki bar.
The real estate market in Seattle is notoriously expensive and competitive thanks to the influx of retail and technology corporations in the area, which meant owner MacKenzie DeVito and her partners couldn’t acquire the spot they’d been coveting for years, according to SeattleMet. Hence, the food truck was born. In doing so, they managed to gain quite a following in the Emerald City, being voted #1 Food Truck by Seattle Weekly in 2015 and then 1st runner-up for Best of Western Washington by KING5 in the same year. This success has translated well for the brick and mortar business now operating, which describes itself as having a coastal-inspired menu using locally sourced ingredients. No Bones serves local beer and wine along with cocktails created from local spirits as well.
No Bones Beach Club also gives back. Every month a portion of the bar’s profits are given to a local animal rescue. Since August 2014 this vegan establishment has given over $3,500 to animal shelters.
If you live in Seattle, or are headed there soon for a trip, consider stopping by for a drink and some tasty vegan treats. You’ll even find a live DJ there on Saturdays from 11am-2pm.