Coldpress Express is nearly entirely vegan, thanks to its bounty of juices, smoothies, bowls and toasts. Located in Downtown Summerlin, Coldpress Express delivers a healthy — and delicious — option if you’re hitting the stores in the area or going to check out a Golden Knights practice.
With a goal of stopping “juice abuse,” Coldpress Express serves up fresh-squeezed juices like That Good Green, made with cucumber, celery, kale, mint, spinach, lime and chlorophyll and the Beet It Up featuring beets, oranges, strawberry, cucumber, lime and turmeric. Our go-to (especially when the temps drop) is the Kombatbucha, a cozy juice made of kombucha, pineapple, aloe, apple and cinnamon.
The vegan-friendly Las Vegas juice bar also offers blended drinks including the sweet Mud Pie with peanut butter, cacao nibs, Oreo, banana, almond milk, coconut water, maca and agave.
What steals the show at Coldpress Express are the bowls and toasts.
Let’s tackle the bowls first: only one bowl on the menu isn’t vegan — the Bee’s Knees — with (you guessed it) bee pollen. The good news is you can remove the bee pollen and then it, too, is vegan. We dig the bowl creations here. Check out the Chai Times, a chia pudding with banana, cinnamon and a shot of espresso, and the Nutty Buddy made with açai, nut butter, cacao nibs, banana and raspberry chia jam. Coldpress Express also serves a pitaya bowl with granola, kiwi and strawberry and a tropical açai bowl with mango, pineapple, banana and coconut.
And then, there are the toasts.
Coldpress Express has six toast offerings, only two of which are not vegan. And, of the four that are vegan, it’s tough to choose which one. So, we recommend bringing some pals and ordering all of them and sharing.
First, there’s the dessert-worthy Boujee Butter, a charcoal toast topped with housemade nut butter, banana, raspberry chia jam and almonds. The other three toasts are savory: The nine-grain West Toast covered in black bean hummus and topped with avocado, mango salsa verde and mango pico and sprinkled with paprika.
Our two nods for the must-must-haves are the Banh James Banh, nine-grain toast with cucumber, carrots, pickled onion, jalapeños, micro cilantro and pistachios, and the Lobster Imposter. The oft-Instagrammed hoagie comes filled with vegan lobster (hearts of palm if you really want to know), fresh dill and Old Bay.
Coldpress Express also serves Vesta and Mothership coffee, including a vegan (!!!!) affogatto. Save room.
– Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Dr., Las Vegas, 89135; Mon. – Sat. 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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.