FOLLOWUP: New West Seattle plant-based restaurant Allyum about to open

ORIGINAL MONDAY REPORT: We first reported more than three months ago about the plan to open Allyum in the former Duos Lounge space at 2940 SW Avalon Way. Now the sign is up and opening plans are set – Allyum has announced that this Friday, New Year’s Day, will be its first day, open 11 am-3 pm for takeout. Chef Ally Rael told us in September about her plan for an upscale, local-focused plant-based menu, also spotlighting beverages. You can now preview the menu online – including a “New Year’s Nosh” featuring latkes, matzo-ball soup, and a Reuben sandwich centered on “pastrami-marinated mushrooms.” Allyum also plans to soon be part of the trend of restaurants offering “markets” – describing their intention to offer “an array of housemade, farm fresh and specially procured items for your enjoyment at home. From fresh pasta and signature sauces, to ‘off the beaten path’ bottles of wine and local farm-fresh veggies.” Post-holiday hours are on the Allyum website.

ADDED TUESDAY: In response to our inquiry, Allyum confirms it’s takeout TFN: “We do have a limited amount of outdoor furniture but our rain gear isn’t quite ready. We will do online orders from our website and walk-in orders. No delivery (yet).”

10 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: New West Seattle plant-based restaurant Allyum about to open"

  • Delridge December 28, 2020 (2:38 pm)

    SO exciting!!! I have been dying for some more vegan/plant based options. Can’t wait to visit these guys. Thanks WSB for sharing.

    Also, looks like a site domain issue. Their link isn’t working, bummer.

    • WSB December 28, 2020 (2:49 pm)

      Try again – it works for me right now
      and worked when I was writing this earlier, but certainly there can be hiccups (we know that all too well) … TR

      • Delridge December 28, 2020 (5:22 pm)

        Worked later in the afternoon :) thank you!!

    • lox December 28, 2020 (5:50 pm)

      This place sounds awesome, and I plan to show support – but if you’re looking for plant based options I’d also wholeheartedly recommend my dear friends at Box Bar. Sooooo yum! 

  • Lisa December 28, 2020 (5:28 pm)

    Can’t wait. I’m so happy there is another plant-based option in West Seattle. It’s a great trend. The more the merrier!!

  • wsresident December 28, 2020 (7:10 pm)

    I’m so confused, on their website it doesn’t say anything about plant-based, or being vegan. I love the idea but it throws me off when it says,  ‘Pastrami and Lox’  as they both seem to be difficult to do vegan. Is this a vegan restaurant? This NYer loves the yiddish flare. 

    • WSB December 28, 2020 (8:01 pm)

      As noted above, “pastrami-marinated mushrooms.” Mushrooms standing in for meat. Same with the “lox” – carrots. The “plant-based” was from our original interview, and the menus are clearly all vegetarian (not vegan if the various cheese and dairy references are “the real thing”). – TR

    • Sue H December 29, 2020 (8:52 am)

      On their Instagram page (@allyum_avalon) someone asked on one of the posts if it’s all vegan and the restaurant’s reply was “you know it!” so I’m assuming yes, it’s vegan and not just vegetarian.

  • MARIANNE December 29, 2020 (11:24 am)

    I sent a message through their website, and Chef Ally responded and verified that the menu is 100% vegan.  She did say that they are looking to add “kind” eggs to bring more people in and show them how wonderful plant based diets can be.

  • Alan January 1, 2021 (11:47 am)

    We just had their Reuben sandwich, Carrot Lox Benny and Latkes and it was all WONDERFUL!Highly recommended from two non-vegetarians!!

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