Seattle neighborhoods cater to vegan, gluten-free eaters

In some regions, finding restaurants to suit a vegetarian, gluten-free or vegan diet may be troublesome. Homebuyers looking to purchase real estate in Seattle, WA, won't have this problem, as the raw food revolution is spreading throughout the city.

From restaurants to bakeries, the city is trying to change the perception of raw food by using gourmet recipes and colorful arrangements to even please meat lovers. For instance, Thrive cafe in the city's Green Lake neighborhood offers an extensive menu of fruits, nuts, vegetables, seeds and herbs contorted into dishes such as wild Thai bites and Tmushroom miso soup.

Green Lake is also home to one of the city's newest alternative sweet eateries, Jodee’s Desserts. The bakery has everything from chocolate-cherry pie to a seasonal pumpkin pie. Decadent sweet treats at this bakery look scrumptious and are primarily gluten-free.

Other areas in Seattle, like University District and West Seattle are home to organic eateries and raw food diners. Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe has locations in both areas, which opened for business in 2003 after owner Chris Maykut discovered there weren’t many options for vegan and gluten-free diets.