Simply Pure launches a food truck
Chef Stacey Dougan and her restaurant, Simply Pure, have also made some changes. Aside from operating her Container Park location, she’s also tossed her hat into the food truck arena.
A month before the shutdown, Dougan partnered with LV.Net, a local internet provider, who had a food truck that wasn’t being used. The president of LV.Net, Marty Mizrahi, is vegan and a fan of Simply Pure … and the rest is history.
“I call it our ‘Noah’s Arc on Wheels’ because we acquired the food truck about a month before the mandatory shutdown,” says Dougan. “The one main goal I wanted to make sure I achieved in 2020 was to have more fun and I must say that having a food truck has been fun.”
She and her team have created a new menu, thanks to the truck’s cooking equipment that doesn’t exist at Simply Pure’s brick-and-mortar location, namely a grill, flat top and a fryer.
Her team created new offerings to accompany the truck’s roll out, including the jackfruit Philly cheesesteak sandwich, which sells out weekly.
“We have come together as a team to learn and grow in the food truck space and it’s been exciting.”
You can catch the Simply Pure/LV.Net food truck at weekends parked at the Llama Lot (Fremont and 9th, East Fremont neighborhood) noon – 3 p.m. Simply Pure at Container park is open Weds. – Sun. from noon – 3 p.m. Call ahead to order: 702-810-5641
In addition, Dougan also offers meal prep services.
Tarantino’s Vegan and other vegan restaurants offer family meals
It wasn’t the best timing for Tarantino’s Vegan to open its all-vegan Italian restaurant. But, the new restaurant is keeping up with the pandemic by offering family meal deals. Every meal deal serves four to six people and includes a half-pan of salad with dressing, your choice of a gallon of soup or french fries and grilled garlic bread. Meal deals start at only $50. Offerings are: $50 for five sandwiches; $55 for pasta bar that includes your choice of pasta, sauce, veggies and two proteins; and $65 for five entrees and a half-pan of pasta and sauce. Call 725-777-3888 to order.
Violette’s Vegan’s meal deals focus on themes — breakfast, appetizers, Mexican and country comfort food and start at $40.
VeggiEat Xpress is offering two meal deals through the end of April — a $35 that includes sushi, stir-fry, udon and a sandwich, and one for $75 that includes sushi, noodles, beef and broccoli, fried rice and three sandwiches.
Other vegan options in Las Vegas
We have a comprehensive guide to vegan restaurants in Las Vegas that are open during the shutdown, as well as vegan-friendly restaurants in Las Vegas open now.
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.