Fremont’s Silence Heart Nest to close its doors

One of Seattle’s oldest vegetarian restaurants is shutting its doors: Silence Heart Nest has announced they’ll be closing on Wednesday.

The veggie haven has been open for 33 years, run by devotees of a guru from Bangladesh, Sri Chinmoy. It started in the U District in the mid-80s, and moved to Fremont in 2005.

Now, the owners have announced on their website that the restaurant is for sale.

“We have had such fine experiences with you,” they write. “We have seen your marriages, your children, and even your grandchildren! We are also grateful to our staff, past and present.”

The restaurant’s last day is August 14th.


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Lizzy the Lezzy
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Lizzy the Lezzy

Now that’s not a name you’d pay a marketing firm to come up with, is it? Good for them. Best wishes to all!

Paintking
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Paintking

Joining many others, and getting the heck out of Seattle as fast as they can. I too would tire of compliance, HR and all the BS a business must deal with here. Thank you and good luck!

Truth
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Truth

I too would tire of compliance, HR and all the BS a business must deal with here.

Curious where they stated that’s the reason they are leaving.

Seems more like you are taking your unreasonable hatred of Seattle and imposing it on a restaurant that’s closing.

elenchos2
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elenchos2

I think we could agree that they probably wouldn’t be moving if it weren’t for the Reagan tax cuts. It’s really still doing a lot of damage.

DonM
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DonM

Actually, what you say has nothing to do with the closing, which you would know if you asked the owners. Simply, after 33 years of running the restaurant, and being in their 60s, it was time for them to take it a bit easier. Nothing to do with compliance, HR, and the BS you just wrote. I frequented Silence-Heart-Nest for many years; don’t try to sour the experience with your uninformed opinions.