Turkey is so passé. If you’re in Las Vegas for Thanksgiving, we’ve compiled a guide to where to dine on Thanksgiving, plus meals you can take home with you. Want to cook instead? We’ve got a round-up of Thanksgiving recipes you’ll love!
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Restaurants open for Thanksgiving in Las Vegas
Go Vegan is open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and running a special Thanksgiving menu available for dine-in or take-out. The meal features a celebration loaf topped with mushrooms and served with garlic mashed potatoes, green beans and cranberry relish and an organic side salad. They’ll also have a special dessert menu. If you’re ordering to-go, you can pick-up starting Nov 27. For pricing and to pre-order call 702-405-8550.
The Modern Vegan
Comfort food mecca, The Modern Vegan, is serving up a heaping Thanksgiving plate for $25 per person, dine-in only, on Thanksgiving (9 a.m. – 11 p.m.). It includes turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy, plus sides like stuffing, mac and cheese, roasted veggies, cranberry sauce and bread. If that isn’t enough, the next day the restaurant is serving up Thanksgiving-esque specials including The Thanksgiving Mac — a three-layered Bobbie burger.
VegeNation’s Downtown location is open from noon to 6 p.m. by reservation only for Thanksgiving and serving a meal consisting of roasted pear and baby kale salad, pumpkin ricotta stuffed shells and a holiday roast platter with maple-baked yams, southern braised collard greens and classic stuffing. For dessert you get your choice of pumpkin pecan cheesecake or molten chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. The meal is $50 per person (including gratuity) and 20 percent of that goes to the local Create A Change Now. You must make reservations and pre-pay for this dinner. Reserve your spot by calling 702-366-8515. VegeNation Henderson is offering a to-go menu on Thanksgiving (we cover that in the next section).
Head to Violette’s Vegan on Thanksgiving from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a cozy vegan Thanksgiving meal in Las Vegas. The menu offers pumpkin soup or mixed green pumpkin spiced salad, seitan turkey or lentil loaf (gf) served with stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole (gf), sweet potatoes with marshmallows (gf) and dinner rolls with cranberry sauce. You can also order the meal to-go by 4 p.m. on Nov 27 and pick up your meal on Thanksgiving Day from 11 am.. – 2 p.m. It comes to you cold so you can re-heat it when you’re ready to break bread. Reservations are strongly recommended for dining in on Thanksgiving Day. Call 702-685-0466.
To-Go and Meal Delivery Thanksgiving options in Las Vegas
Garden Grill is offering single and family to-go Thanksgiving meals. The meal includes lemon chicken picatta, a choice of two sides — green bean casserole, stuffing or mashed potatoes with mushroom white wine gravy and dessert. For more information call 702-929-2244.
The city’s first plant-based deli, NoButcher, is offering a sweet Thanksgiving meal to go that serves four to six people. The Thanksgiving line-up includes a 30 oz. NoTurkey Roast ($34), mashed potatoes ($9), sweet potatoes with caramelized pecans ($16), string bean casserole with fried onions ($16), cranberry sauce ($6), gravy ($9), stuffing ($12), broccoli kale salad, and apple crisp ($16). Head to their Thanksgiving market Nov. 26 and 27 starting at 11 a.m. or pre-order your meal online.
The popular Las Vegas vegan restaurant, Simply Pure, is offering Thanksgiving meals to-go. They’re offering a traditional Thanksgiving meal for two, six or 10 people that includes a choice of braised tofu cutlets, holiday roast or jackfruit crab cakes, as well as seven sides that include three-cheese mac and cheese, cornbread stuffing and mashed potatoes. Or, order your meal a la carte with even more options, including dessert. Dishes ordered a la carte serve four people unless otherwise noted. All orders must be placed by Friday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. For more information call 702-609-3488.
Vegan Meals by Mindy
Vegan Meals by Mindy is offering a complete Thanksgiving menu this year. Meals serve two to three people or four to six and are broken down by main /($15, $30), sides ($15, $25) and dessert ($22 – $25). Entrees are vegan brown sugar and pineapple glazed ham, cashew cream chicken fettuccine alfredo, or Bob-e sub sandwiches. Sides are candied brown sugar yams with toasted marshmallows, green bean casserole with crispy onions, creamy garlic rosemary mashed potatoes or mac and cheese. For dessert you’ve got raw pumpkin maple pie ($22) or cranberry and apple stuffed hand pies ($25). To order message or text 702-375-7487 or email.
VegeNation Henderson is offering to-go Thanksgiving meals only. The meal is roasted pear and baby kale salad with a holiday roast platter accompanied by baked yams, southern braised collard greens, classing stuffing and apple rosemary gravy, and pumpkin pie with coconut whipped cream for dessert. It’s $25 per person or $125 for a package that serves four to six people. Orders must be placed by 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26 and pick-up is from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the restaurant on Thanksgiving. Call 702-527-7663 to place your orders.
As we mentioned above, Violette’s is serving up its Thanksgiving platter to-go. It comes cold so you can re-heat it when you’re ready to feast. The menu is pumpkin soup or mixed green pumpkin spiced salad, seitan turkey or lentil loaf (gf) with stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole (gf), sweet potatoes with marshmallows (gf) and dinner rolls with cranberry sauce. Orders must be placed by 4 p.m. on Nov. 27 and picked up Thanksgiving Day between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call 702-685-0466.
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.