bBDs (that’s beers, Burgers, desserts if you’re curious) marks another vegan-friendly restaurant inside the newly remodeled Palace Station on W. Sahara Ave. Here’s the catch: to experience this vegan-friendly restaurant in Las Vegas you’ve got to walk past a window into the butcher shop that’s a little gruesome. Then again, this restaurant isn’t catering to vegans, it’s just an added bonus that they offer stuff and for that, we are grateful.
Plus, as a friend of ours mentioned, it may actually encourage omnis to opt for vegan eats at bBds.
Chef Ralph Perrazzo’s vegan/vegetarian menu (the two non-vegan offerings can be tweaked vegan) at bBds focuses on mock meats and cheeses, recreating omni favorites for the vegan crowd. Bonus: the restaurant has a separate fryer and cookware for their vegan offerings.
Start your meal with their boneless wings that have some heat and come with a side of vegan ranch to cool it off and then dive into their entrees (be sure to try their waffle fries).
For your main course, bBd’s vegan offerings include the broiled Impossible Burger topped with pickles, onions, tomato and lettuce on a sesame seed bun (side note: their bread comes straight from New York),the Vegan Meatball Parm Hero with housemade marinara sauce and vegan mozzarella , and the Philly Cheese Fake featuring charred seitan, peppers and onions covered in a housemade cheese sauce.
Our go-tos are the vegan gyro tacos with parsley pico de gallo, grated vegan cheese, dehydrated black olives, cucumber and tzatziki sauce and the falafel burger (hold the feta) with an amazing tzatziki sauce, dehydrated kalamata olives, pickled red cabbage, parsley pico de gallo and cucumber on a potato roll.
bBd’s is known for their craft beer program and they have some that are vegan, including a cider.
2411 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, 89102; 702-221-6513; 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Diana Edelman is the founder of Vegans, Baby. She previously lived and worked in Thailand where she spent years working for an elephant sanctuary and has traveled around the world speaking about the realities of elephant tourism. She is a public speaker who has appeared at SEED Food + Wine, VegFest Puerto Rico, VegFest Toronto and more, a journalist and entrepreneur. Diana is also behind the Vegas Vegan Dinners at James Beard Foundation’s James Beard House.