Are you looking for the best gluten-free and vegan dining in Las Vegas. For a city ranked in the top 10 in the States for having vegetarian and vegan options, it isn’t always easy to find vegan and gluten-free food. So, we’re making it easier for you with this guide to the best gluten-free and vegan options in Las Vegas.
Amena Mediterranean Cafe
With more than 10 types of hummus and a smattering of Mediterranean salads to enjoy, Amena is a fantastic place for fast-casual, healthy gluten-free, vegan dining in Las Vegas. And, according to reader, EcochicKat, if you call in the morning and want tabolueh, they will set some aside without wheat for you!
Chef Kenny’s Asian Vegan Restaurant
Craving some Chinese or sushi? Head over to Chef Kenny’s Asian Vegan Restaurant for some of the best Asian (and gluten-free) vegan food in town. With a heavy focus on soy-meats in his dishes, you’re set for some serious goodness here.
If you’re looking for a fancy gluten-free dinner that’s vegan, head over to EDO Gastro Tapas and Wine Bar. This intimate spot offers a phenomenal tasting menu, all of which is gluten-free.
The entire menu at Go Vegan cafe is gluten-free. The restaurant, which opened way before vegan life was inching towards mainstream, offers some of the best vegan food in Las Vegas. Regardless of whether you’re gluten-free or not, the menu here is loaded with options from breakfast (our personal favorite is the Mediterranean tofu omelette), soups, salads, burgers and more to an entire raw section. Plus, they’ve got smoothies, desserts and even a little market to purchase vegan goods to take home.
Hanks Fine Steaks & Martinis
Don’t let the fact that they serve steaks fool you; Hank’s is a very vegan-friendly restaurant with gluten-free options like a pan-seared quinoa cakes you’ll totally dig.
Pasta Shop Ristorante and Art Gallery
The family-owned Pasta Shop Ristorante has long been one of your favorites for fresh Italian food. It’s also a go-to if you want gluten-free Italian eats. Using house-made pasta that comes in a variety of gluten-free options like spinach, cracked black pepper pappardelle and linguini, the restaurant offers a variety of sensational pasta dishes that are gluten-free and vegan. They also have some incredible appetizers and salads to add to the list.
Chef Stacey Dougan’s Container Park restaurant, Simply Pure, offers a variety of gluten-free food in Las Vegas. We’re particularly happy to share that her famous lasagna now comes in a gluten-free version.
Sparrow + Wolf
Another fancier spot, Sparrow + Wolf’s plant-based dishes are all gluten-free and exquisite. With two tasting menus to choose from, this dinner is a splurge worth every. single. penny. Come see why Chef Brian Howard was chosen as one of the chefs to represent Las Vegas at the Vegas Vegan James Beard dinner at the infamous James Beard House.
The Heavenly Vegan
Maximina Santi’s The Heavenly Vegan combines her popular meal prep business with a fast-casual dining room where her focus is on healthy, whole plant dining … most of which are entirely gluten-free. They’re currently in soft opening phase, so check on Instagram to find out when they are open.
The Modern Vegan
Nearly 50 percent of the menu at The Modern Vegan is gluten-free (that’s 40+ items if you’re counting). They’ve avocados stuffed with tofu scramble, bowls, salads, smoothies, appetizers (hello, cheese fries), zoodles, dessert and even gluten-free buns and bread to make burgers and some sandwiches fit the bill. They’ve also got a dreamy stuffed portobello steak filled with vegan lobster mix and topped with melted mozzarella and broccoli.
Veganbites Bakery is an all-vegan bakery in Las Vegas that specializes in gluten-free and allergen-free desserts. From cupcakes to donuts to tiramisu (swoon), this bakery is a dream if you’re craving gluten-free sweets.
Across town from Veganbites Bakery is Veganbites Restaurant which also focuses heavily on gluten-free and allergen-free food. They serve everything from flavor-packed salads to beet burgers to nachos … all gluten-free, all delicious.
Bonus gluten-free, vegan food in Las Vegas
Vegan pizza is hot right now in Vegas, and fortunately, the pizza posts in town offering up gluten-free vegan pizza also make gluten-free versions. Our favorite spots for gluten-free vegan pizza in Las Vegas are Evel Pie, Naked City and IDK Pizza.
Gluten-free Thai food
Like Indian food, there are a lot of options for gluten-free vegan Thai food in Las Vegas. Thai restaurants with a variety of vegan, gluten-free options include Komol, Thailicious, Baan Thai and DE Thai Kitchen.
Diana Edelman is the founder of Vegans, Baby. She previously lived and worked in Thailand working for an elephant sanctuary and has traveled around the world speaking about the realities of elephant tourism, being a positive activist and entrepreneur at events including TBEX, SEED Food + Wine, VegFest Puerto Rico, VegFest Toronto and more. Diana is a proud partner with the James Beard Foundation and curates their Vegas Vegan Dinner series at the famous James Beard House, as well as the vegan activation, The Farm Stand, at Las Vegas’ Life Is Beautiful festival.