ARIA Resort & Casino continues to be one of the most vegan-friendly hotels on The Strip. With the opening of Din Tai Fung, it further solidifies its notch among the top hotels with vegan options in Las Vegas. And, Din Tai Fung recently added even more vegan options, thanks to bringing in JUST Egg.
Din Tai Fung is an iconic dumpling and noodle restaurant with locations from Los Angeles to Taiwan. The restaurant is also vegan-friendly.
Located near the guest elevators, Din Tai Fung features a large kitchen encased in glass to showcase the restaurant’s Xiao Long Bao (XLB) culinary team and their creation of more than 10,000 dumplings a day.
XLB are traditionally filled with pork, but vegans are not left out at the restaurant. In fact, the restaurant clearly marks what dishes are vegan to make it easy. Of course, there are a few menu hacks to expand the vegan options even more.
Vegan-Friendly Restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip: Din Tai Fung
Vegan Appetizers at Din Tai Fung
Start your meal with an assortment of veggies at Din Tai Fung.
Our favorite is the cucumber salad, small slices of Persian cucumber with mild fresno chili peppers and sliced, fresh garlic tossed in sesame and signature Din Tai Fung chili oils.
Another must-try is the seaweed and bean curd salad. It comes with bean sprouts, glass noodles, beancurd, and thin strips of seaweed tossed in traditional vinegar dressing. It’s got an added little kiss of the signature oil to give it a little extra flavor.
Other vegan appetizers include a soy noodle salad, and wood ear mushrooms.
Vegan Dumplings, Buns and Wontons
While the restaurant does not offer vegan versions of its signature XLB, it does offer one bun, dumpling and spicy wontons.
The six-piece veggie and mushroom dumplings are filled with bok choy, glass noodles, dried bean curd and shiitake mushrooms. The dumplings are green, thanks to fresh spinach juice rolled into the dumpling.
The bun is filled with the same mix as the dumplings and comes two-per-order. With a soft, chewy exterior, the earthy inside adds a little crunch.
The new spicy wonton is made with JUST Egg and features the same filling, in a spicy sauce.
With the addition of JUST Egg, Din Tai Fung now offers two vegan soups. They have a wonton soup served in a light kombu broth with green onion and sesame oil.
Next, there is the vegan noodle soup. The soup features thin, housemade JUST Egg noodles with shiitake mushrooms, baby bok choy, sliced carrots and bamboo shoots in the kombu broth.
When the restaurant first opened, there weren’t vegan noodle dishes on the menu. Thankfully, that’s changed. Now, you can order spicy vegan noodles as well as vegan sesame noodles.
Both are fantastic.
When it comes to the greens section, it’s all vegan and gluten-free. There are a handful of veggies to enjoy. Our top pick is the sauteed spring beans with garlic.
Vegan desserts aren’t normally abundant at restaurants that aren’t vegan. But, at Din Tai Fung, nearly every single dessert is vegan except for ones containing chocolate.
Choose from red bean buns, which are lightly sweet.
Or, try our favorite, the sesame and mochi XLB. The rich flavor has a hint of peanut butter and they are fantastic.
Other options include sweet taro (although sweet isn’t the word we’d use to describe it, it’s pretty subtle) and sesame fillings. Choose from buns, XLB, or mochi XLB.
ARIA Resort & Casino, 3730 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 89158, 702-590-8650, Mon.: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Tues. – Thurs.: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., Fri. – Sun.: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.