Disclosure: complimentary food & service was provided in exchange for this review. All opinions are mine!
I don’t know about you, but eating healthy while traveling is tough for me. I’m very guilty of using the “I’m on vacation” excuse to eat whatever I want! Thanks to the many improvements SeaTac Airport is making to up its restaurant game, I’ve got a new option that I can feel good about. Meet Floret!
One of Seattle’s favorite vegetarian restaurants, Cafe Flora, opened its airport spinoff just a couple of months ago next to the new Delta Sky Lounge between the A & B terminals. Floret is the first and only exclusively vegetarian restaurant at Sea-Tac and just one of a small few like it in the country.
“Now, traveling vegetarians or people looking for a healthier option, will have an incredible array of choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Floret,” said owner Nat Stratton-Clarke.
Stratton-Clarke and chef Bernadette Biela have worked hard to bring to Floret all of the things that make Cafe Flora so special, even going so far as to get his regional farm sources and purveyors airport “badged” (obtaining vendor credentials) to offer the seasonal, local, fresh produce that will be found on the Floret menu. You can expect flavorful and creative vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes that utilize local Washington purveyors; including produce from Whistling Train Farm in Kent, tofu from Island Spring Organics on Vashon Island, dairy from Medosweet Farms, and eggs from Stiebrs Farm.
And you can wash down these dishes with Northwest favorites like Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Rachel’s Ginger Beer on tap, Tieton Cider Works hard cider, Fremont Brewing Company IPA on tap, housemade sodas and shrubs, and Seattle-based Mystic Kombucha on tap.
The restaurant is just as beautiful as the food; another of Stratton-Clarke’s touches is bringing the atrium-like atmosphere of his Seattle cafe to Floret. The unique Sea-Tac space takes on a life of its own, with 20-foot-high ceilings and large conservatory-style windows with tarmac views that allow natural light to spill into the dining room. Contemporary interior design elements include hexagonal cement tiles, brass accents, botanically inspired wallpaper and soft color accents that create a warm and inviting atmosphere. The restaurant’s commitment to sustainability reaches beyond its food, featuring select furniture thoughtfully sourced from recycled and reused materials. Outlets under every bar seat conveniently allow guests to plug in and work or charge electronics.
Floret is open daily with grab-and-go options from 5 a.m. – 9 p.m., and the dining room seating guests from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.; each serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Thank you for having us!