For purposes of this listing, the Border Grill we are referring to is the one at Mandalay Bay. Because the two spots in town (also found at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace) have slightly different menus, the one with more vegan options is Mandalay Bay. If we had a choice between the two for vegan food, that is the one we will always choose. The most recent menu at The Forum Shops Border Grill has zero vegan menu items except for sides. However, they will create vegan dishes for you.
Let’s start with Border Grill’s brunch. You guys, it’s the best brunch we have had in Las Vegas. For just shy of $40, Border Grill serves up whole plant food small plates. Around 10 per person. These gorgeous plates are packed with Mexican flavor and range from chia seed pudding with housegrown lemon balm to arepas to chilequiles and salads. Seriously, this brunch is insane and delicious and the perfect treat.
If you’re not indulging in the brunch, there are still options for vegans like cauliflower annatto paella and tacos made with red quinoa, avocado balm, green onions, sunflower sprouts, tomatoes and paprika, as well as a avocado ceviche, along with the usual chips and dips suspects and a host of vegan sides.
Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, 89119 | 702.632.7403
Open daily: Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – close; Saturday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – close
The Forum Shops, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, 89119 | 702.854.6700
Open daily: Monday – Friday: 11:30 am. – 10 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
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Diana Edelman is the founder of Vegans, Baby and has emerged as the face of plant-based dining in Las Vegas and the leading plant-based restaurant consultant in the city. She spent a decade in the travel blogging world before switching gears to work in elephant rescue in Thailand. Diana travels the world to meet chefs and try vegan food, as well as speak at events focusing on travel, tourism, veganism and entrepreneurship. She’s a partner with the prestigious James Beard Foundation and curates their Vegas Vegan Dinners at the James Beard House. Diana is also a partner with Life is Beautiful, curating the all-vegan Farm Stand.