There’s no shortage of vegan-friendly bowl spots in Las Vegas. In fact, it’s pretty hard to have a smoothie/açai (etc.) joint without having some vegan options (let’s hear it for those fruits and veggies being the stars of the show). If you find yourself off 215 and Eastern Ave., near UNLV, in Summerlin or in Centennial Hills, cruise over to Bowlology for some vegan goodness.
Bowlology’s açai and pitaya bowls can all be made vegan — simply nix the honey and in the case of the Bear Bowl, swap the whey for plant protein, and skip the bee pollen in the PB Lover bowl. Here, the bases are blends of açai or pitaya mixed with fruit, nut milks or juices.
Our favorite bowl? The Rise and Shine because we’re suckers for mango. This bowl is made with mango, pineapple, banana and apple juice and topped with strawberries and bananas (hold the honey).
Order the Hula for a tropical feel. Its base is made with açai or pitaya and then blended with peaches, pineapple, mango, banana and vanilla almond milk, and comes topped with strawberry, banana, coconut and granola (hold the honey). If you’re craving chocolate, try the Chocolate Dream. The base includes strawberries, bananas, apple juice and cacao powder and is finished off with strawberries, bananas, dark chocolate chips and granola (again, hold the honey).
Perhaps the most Instagram-worthy bowls are courtesy of the Bohemian Bowl line. Simply numbered 1-4, all of these bowls can be made vegan simply by requesting no honey. We dig the Bohemian 3 with a base of açai sorbet, Blue Majik chia seed pudding and granola topped with pineapple, blueberry, coconut and more granola.
And then, there are the smoothies.
Bowlology offers a healthy selection of vegan smoothies to enjoy. Be adventurous and try the Peachy PB. This smoothie is made with (you guessed it) peaches and peanut butter, plus bananas and vanilla almond milk and is g.o.o.d. and oh-so filling.
Other smoothies include the Chocolate Monster (banana, almonds, cacao powder and chocolate almond milk), the Green Day (spinach, pineapple, peaches and vanilla almond milk) and the Kiwi Berry (kiwi, strawberries, peaches and apple juice).
The fast-casual Bowlology also offers vegan Super Smoothies that kick up the smoothie game a notch. The most creative: the Pink Dragon made with pitaya, strawberries, watermelon, coconut oil, cucumber, dates, turmeric, hemp seeds and vanilla almond milk.
Bowlology also offers fresh-squeezed juices like their Wellness juice made with oranges, strawberries, watermelon, pineapple, lemon, ginger and Vitamin C. If you’re looking for juice cleanses, you can pick them up here, too.
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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.