Did you know you can have award winning gluten-free vegan pizza while hanging out on The Strip? You can. And, thankfully, its one of the restaurants with vegan options at the Linq Promenade.
Flour & Barley, a casual Italian eatery located halfway down the Promenade, is known for its brick-oven pizzas and beer list … but vegan friendly? Oh yes. Let’s examine the menu that has a few vegan options …
Start your meal off with the Kale and Arugula Salad sans parmesan cheese (swap it our for some vegan cheese shreds instead). The salad includes roasted tomatoes, artichokes, mushrooms, roasted pine nuts and a sweet balsamic dressing. Even though you will want to finish this salad by yourself, this dish is perfect for two. Let’s be real, we came to stuff our faces with pizza!
What to order for pizza?
We dig the Verdure with Daiya Cheese for the go-to veggie pizza option. This is no boring pizza: zucchini, eggplant, artichokes, mushrooms and spinach come smothered with vegan cheese on a hand-tossed 11-inch crust. The pizza is sliced four ways and is perfect for dining with a friend (or, you know, just you). Not in the sharing mood? A personal study has shown that leftover Vegan Verdue makes a yummy late night snack.
While the Verdure was delicious, what really tempted us was their award-winning gluten-free crust (Yes, award-winning! You can check out the two-foot-tall trophy right behind the host stand). It’s made with Antimo Caputo’s gluten-free flour and Stone Brewing Co.’s gluten-free beer. Executive Chef John Alers perfected the recipe and people noticed! This crust was voted “Best Gluten-Free Pizza” at the USA Caputo Cup in October 2017. The 10-inch square Sicilian crust has a nice crunch and will have you questioning why you haven’t stopped into Flour & Barley before. (Pictured is a custom pizza with vegan cheese, roasted tomatoes, broccolini, and spicy calabrian chili peppers).
Just in case you’ve got a little extra room for some sweet stuff (come on, you know you do), top off your meal with a dairy-free sorbetto. We went for the refreshing peach, one of the seasonal options.
Flour & Barley also has a convenient by-the-slice bar located just out front, but no vegan options yet. Next time you head there, be sure to let them know you’d grab a slice at the to-go section if they had some options.
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3545 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 89109; 702-430-4430; 11 a.m. – midnight
Diana Edelman is the founder of Vegans, Baby. She previously lived and worked in Thailand working for an elephant sanctuary and has traveled around the world speaking about the realities of elephant tourism, being a positive activist and entrepreneur at events including TBEX, SEED Food + Wine, VegFest Puerto Rico, VegFest Toronto and more. Diana is a proud partner with the James Beard Foundation and curates their Vegas Vegan Dinner series at the famous James Beard House, as well as the vegan activation, The Farm Stand, at Las Vegas’ Life Is Beautiful festival.