Happy World Vegan Day! If you’re looking to celebrate today, we’ve put together some of our top picks for vegan food in Las Vegas. So, grab a non-vegan friend and head over to these vegan and vegan-friendly Las Vegas restaurants to try these vegan dishes on World Vegan Day … and show them that anything they can eat, we can eat vegan.
For even more vegan dishes to share with non-vegan friends and show them how tasty, fun and compassionate vegan dining is, check out Vegans, Baby’s Instagram post.
The Mac Daddy Pizza from VegeNation
Photo: VegeNation Instagram
This mac and cheese pizza first debuted at the 2018 Vegas VegFest and was so popular, VegeNation began to incorporate it into its pop-up specials. No more! Now, the Mac Daddy Pizza is officially on their menu and we can’t get enough of it. Topped with mac and cheese, hot Doritos and a spicy and creamy sauce, this creative pizza will show non-vegans how fun vegan eating can be.
Gluten-Free Detroit Good Vegan from Good Pie
Speaking of pizza, the gluten-free Detroit Good Vegan pizza from Good Pie is the stuff pizza dreams are made of. You’d never know the thick and delicious deep dish crust is gluten-free, same for the melted cheese on top of what we consider to be the best vegan pizza in Las Vegas.
Chef Kenny’s Sushi
Chef Kenny Chye has mastered veganizing Asian food. Including his stunning recreations of sushi, including popular rolls like the Rainbow Roll over at Chef Kenny’s Asian Vegan Restaurant.
Koshari from POTs
Egyptian street food lives. At POTs, the newly vegan restaurant, there’s koshari, a traditional Egyptian street food made with carbs, carbs, carbs and more carbs, plus a hefty serving of protein courtesy the chickpeas and lentils (who says we don’t get enough protein?).
Buffalo Chicken Sandwich from Violette’s Vegan Organic Cafe & Juice Bar
You can feel good eating here, thanks to Violette’s Vegan Organic Cafe & Juice Bar being a vegan organic restaurant. You can also feel good about introducing your non-vegan friends to this buffalo chicken sandwich from Violette’s.
Died and Gone to Heaven from The Modern Vegan
Vegans can do dessert. Just ask The Modern Vegan, who serves up the Died and Gone to Heaven, a deep-fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Cheddar and Garlic Scone from Joe Maxx
When Joe Maxx has the cheddar and garlic scone, bring every non-vegan you know! The first time we ate it, we actually had a moment of panic thinking it was actually cheddar cheese in there, but nope! All. Vegan.
Lasagna from Simply Pure
This lasagna from Simply Pure is the stuff vegan dreams are made of. Filled with vegan meat, tofu cheese and such incredible flavors, non-vegans are often surprised to learn what they’re eating isn’t actually made from animals.
Chicken Sandwich from Flippin’ Good Chicken, Burgers and Beer
Gardein chicken battered and sandwiched in a bun never tasted so good. Over at Flippin’ Good Chicken, their vegan fried chicken sandwich can pass for the real thing … so sneak one to your non-vegan friend.
Bacon Pancakes from Blinders Burgers & Brunch
Blinders Burgers & Brunch serves pancakes layered with bacon from The Herbivorous Butcher, one of the most well-known vegan “butchers” in the US. Plus chocolate maple syrup. Breakfast tends to be the hardest to veganize in Las Vegas (as evidenced by the lack of spots for hearty vegan breakfast eats other than at our vegan restaurants), and this pancake meal is legit.
Gobi Manchurian from Turmeric Flavors of Indian/Curry Leaf
Turmeric and Curry Leaf (sister restaurants) feature some of the greatest vegan Indian food in Las Vegas. The gobi manchurian is no exception. This Indian Chinese cauliflower dish is a must. Shhh. Any non-vegan won’t know its cauliflower unless you tell them.
Empanadas from Makers & Finders
Sure, Makers & Finders makes non-vegan empanadas, but next time you’re there with a non-vegan pal, suggest the vegan empanadas instead. That’s where the magic happens. These flaky pastries are filled with flavor. Our top pick: the spicy mushroom.
Spicy Creamy Vegan Ramen from Jinya Ramen Bar
There’s a full-on vegan ramen craze happening right now with more and more ramen spots offering up vegan versions of the noodle soup. But, the ramen that’s sure to show off how amazing vegan ramen truly is lives at Jinya Ramen Bar and their spicy creamy vegan ramen filled with tofu, veggies and heat.
Any taco from Tacotarian
The next #tacotuesday, head over to Tacotarian, the plant-based taco shop (serving up so much more than just tacos). Impress your non-vegan friends with their whopping 15 taco selections, as well as their creative take on Mexican food like the Frito Pie and Taki-covered elote.
Any dessert from Veganbites
Yes, desserts can be made vegan. Even tiramisu. At Veganbites, the restaurant and bakery both offer veganized versions of a colossal amount of desserts. They’re also hyper aware of allergies, so you can bring friends here who want dessert but have nut or gluten allergies.
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.