As a city that prides itself on its service, you can find almost anything in Las Vegas, especially when it comes to food. For those who adhere to a plant-based lifestyle, here are 10 of the best restaurants in the city.
Those who like street food will love VegeNation. Owned by local chef Donald Lamperle, this restaurant prides itself on its locally sourced ingredients (when possible) and its commitment to a completely plant-based menu. Popular dishes include the African yam stew, the organic spaghetti, and the picante pineapple pizza. Try the brownie sundae or chocolate tacos for the perfect end to your meal.
For Italian cuisine with a vegan twist, Panevino is the place to go. It offers not only traditional Italian dishes but also plant-based options for its vegetarian and vegan customers. The diversity in its menu makes Panevino a great place to visit, especially for those in large groups. For an evening out, pair the vegetable lasagna, pesto and mushroom risotto, or veggie burger with a peach anise Old Fashioned or cucumber mule.
The vegan with a sweet tooth will want to visit Veganbites, one of a handful of vegan bakeries in Las Vegas and the only one that delivers. Their selection of brownies, truffles, cake pops, cookies, and cupcakes are rich in flavor and make the transition into conscience eating easy. The bakery also offers custom cakes available for special occasions.
It’s hard to miss Violette’s Vegan Organic Café & Juice Bar. Located west of the Las Vegas Strip, this colorful little café offers a menu as eclectic as its décor. Whether it’s the sassy wings, the “Hippie” burger or the nachos, the menu has something for everyone to try. If you can’t make it to Violette’s, you can have it delivered to you through Doordash, Postmates or GrubHub.
For some of the best pad Thai in Las Vegas, try Komol, a traditional Thai restaurant that also caters to the local plant-based community with separate vegetarian and vegan menus. The spicy ground tofu and pad-zee-euw are popular items off the vegetarian menu, as is the kang-ped (vegetable curry). When it comes to dessert, you can’t go wrong with either the bananas with fried ice cream or the mango with sticky rice.
Moko Ramen Bar is the place to go if you’re looking for good food on a budget. Most items on the menu are under 10 dollars and consist of different kinds of rice and ramen bowls. After you select your ramen, add toppings of your choice, including seaweed, bean sprouts, and spinach. Finish off your meal with some of their green tea ice cream or a bottle of Strawberry Nigori.
For an upscale vegetarian eating experience, check out EATT Gourmet Bistro. Each dish is carefully crafted with the presentation in mind, adhering to the adage that we eat with our eyes first. Start out the evening with their broccoli puree dip or the gazpacho, and then try the Caprese tartine or Caprese salad, which is also available with vegan cheese. Round out the night with their tiramisu and a glass of wine for a decadent, and guilt-free, meal.
Greens & Proteins is the closest thing to a fast-food vegetarian place in Las Vegas. With five locations throughout the city, Greens & Proteins is a convenient option for the clean-eater on the go. For breakfast, try the multigrain pancakes with bananas and pecans, the vegetable frittata or a green blast berry smoothie. Lunch and dinner options include veggie pizza, Thai ginger soup, and grilled vegetable wraps.
Simply Pure is a simple joy to visit. Owned and operated by Chef Stacey Dougan, Simply Pure offers a breath of fresh air to the Downtown Container Park. Its menu puts a vegan spin on traditional dishes such as chili cheese fries, grilled cheese sandwiches, and tacos.
For the vegetarian traveling with meat-eating friends, Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar will provide something for both of you to enjoy. Hearthstone’s menu is primarily made up of traditional American dishes, but there are vegetarian options available, including the truffle mushroom pizza, salad, and the roasted jalapeño hummus.