Capitol Hill's Most Loved
Vegan Restaurant

— Since 2009 —

Plum Bistro & Plum Chopped Need Your Support!

Message from Makini

“I need your help to keep our plant-loving business alive. I value our team, our place in the community, and I want to continue serving you in the future. As a small business– I am asking all of our valued customers to help us survive by purchasing at least one meal this week from Plum.”
– Makini Howell, Chef & Owner

Curbside Pick Up Now Available

During the state-wide restaurant closure, we have selected our most popular dishes from Plum Bistro and Plum Chopped and made them available online. Makini has also created a discounted, kid-friendly family meal that serves 4– Ready at 5pm daily (11am for brunch). Heat and serve at home. limited availability, advance purchase required. Thank you so much for your support.

The New York Times

Makini Howell recognized as a Top Chef
Changing Food in America

Plum Bistro


Online Order Pickup 11am-7pm Daily

Family Meal Pickup 5pm Daily

"Artful upscale dishes take vegan cuisine to its greatest potential, and can even impress a carnivore at chef-owner Makini Howell’s Capitol Hill bistro. With an airy atmosphere of chic sophistication and fine service, it’s the spot for a classy date." — Zagat

Plum Chopped


Online Order Pickup 11am-7pm Daily

"Plum Chopped has the function of a food truck but the design of a restaurant. The elements are simply and precisely placed. The composition best captures the spirit of Liz Dunn’s Chophouse Row." — The Stranger

Sugar Plum


Pantry by Plum Bistro and our Online Catering Store for seasonal Sugar Plum treats!


Online ordering for pick up


Rotates Daily

"Great service and interesting flavors, including many vegan options! The ice cream was unique and fantastic. The ambiance was pretty much like we were in someone's kitchen, which made it feel like home" — Customer Review

Pantry by Plum Bistro


The Armory at Seattle Center


Temporarily Closed

"From the same management of Plum Bistro, Plum Pantry is the casual version. My vegan partner is hard to please; but we both celebrate this place, and it's adventures in eating. We are especially glad for it's location, where extra-healthy food is harder to find!" — Customer Review

"Oh my lanta! The Buffalo Portobello burger is the best burger I’ve ever had! The sauce was delicious, it’s so much better than any vegan veggie patty you’ll get at Red Robin’s or Johnny Rockets. The price of $10ish might seem a little steep at first but it is so worth it. Caution though that it definitely will set a high standard for all other vegan burgers you’ll have in the future!" — Customer Review

Events of All Sizes

Plum Bistro Catering

Our newly designed catering program offers three tiers of service for events big and small. Whether you are looking for a private multi-course dinner with Chef Makini, an unforgettable and interactive experience with our artful food truck, or a DIY family feast– Plum Bistro Catering has a plant loving option for everyone.

Chef Makini

Makini Howell’s restaurants honor the transformation that is occurring in the way we view food and our personal responsibility to our communities. She is a lifelong vegan who believes that what is good for the individual will be good for the planet and that this is nowhere more evident than in the diet we choose.

Makini has been passionate about creating a beautiful and stylish dining experience for vegans, foodies, and omnivores since her days living in the Big Apple as a men’s denim designer. She has created Plum Restaurants to answer the need for complete, plant-based meals focused on organically-grown seasonal vegetables, non-GMO soy, and organic and local fruits and herbs from family-owned farms. Her cooking combines the familiar and surprising to delight diners with the best ingredients the earth provides.

Plum: Gratifying Vegan Dishes

from Seattle's Plum Bistro

Makini's Kitchen


Discover new ways to make your favorite dishes right in the comfort of your own home. Every month, Chef Makini Howell demonstrates how to recreate traditional dishes without animal products on one of Seattle’s favorite local networks.