Celebrity chef and restaurant mogul Gordon Ramsay who famously said he was “allergic to vegans” has changed his tune. In fact, you can now find vegan options at most of the Gordon Ramsay restaurants.
With the growing number of Strip restaurants becoming more vegan-friendly, you can now add Gordon Ramsay’s Steak at the Paris Hotel Las Vegas, BurGR at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino, and Hell’s Kitchen just outside of Caesar’s Palace to the list.
We grabbed a table at the very busy Hell’s Kitchen to find out just how vegan-friendly this hot spot actually is.
Las Vegas Vegan-Friendly Restaurant: Hell’s Kitchen, The Strip
Modeled after the popular reality cooking show, the Las Vegas restaurant is filled with memorabilia from past seasons including a wall honoring the winners of Hell’s Kitchen and a life-size video screen of Gordon Ramsay recording welcoming guests into his restaurant.
And just like TV, diners can peer into the red and blue kitchens to see the chefs working together to create each meal. One difference you’ll see in the Las Vegas Strip’s location? A vegan menu.
Vegan appetizers at Hell’s Kitchen
Vegan starters at Hell’s Kitchen include a romaine salad and a red quinoa salad with honey crisp apples, dried apricots, toasted hazelnuts, and white balsamic vinaigrette. It may not look super pretty, but it tastes great.
Vegan entrees at Hell’s Kitchen
You can also check out Hell’s Kitchen fan favorites — veganised!
The menu includes pan seared tofu scallops served on top of celery root puree with sautéed celery, pickled Granny Smith apple, and lemon oil. You’ll never need to worry about your “scallops” coming out raw when ordering this plate. (Just a little HK joke for ya.)
Gordon Ramsay’s famous risotto is another vegan option on the menu at the Las Vegas Hell’s Kitchen. This creamy, truffle risotto with tofu puree topped with herb salad and crispy onions is a filling option for your main course.
The menu continues with Beluga lentils with Vadouvan carrots. The dish looks carrot-heavy when it comes out, but beneath the layer of French-spiced carrots are the lentils. As huge lentil fans, we dig this dish.
Vegan Sides at Hell’s Kitchen
Take your pick at vegetable sides for the table.
Choose from wild mushrooms in shallot white wine glaze, steamed root vegetables, or roasted corn with a kick (chili lime salt, pickled Fresno peppers, and cilantro).
Our pick and favorite go to? The Brussel sprouts.
While these sides (served in adorable mini pans) are listed on the vegan menu, always specify with your server that you would like the vegan option.
Vegan desserts at Hell’s Kitchen
Vegan desserts are limited to sorbet at the moment (which is actually one of the best we’ve had), we are hoping the vegan dessert menu expands and they bring back their seasonal pineapple dessert in the near future. And while we did see a vegetarian Wellington, our fingers are crossed they tweak the vegetarian one and swap out the non-vegan ingredients with vegan ones so we can get in on that goodness.
3570 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 89109, 702-731-7373, Sunday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – midnight
Kathryn Hartwig is a senior writer for Vegans, Baby. She decided to go vegan almost eight years ago while searching for the perfect diet to compliment her role as a professional dancer. After experimenting with multitudes of fads, she finally found a lifestyle that turned out to be so much more than just a diet. She settled in Vegas with her husband/photographer Daniel, and puppy, Layla, after traveling the world on cruise ships and living in New York City. The family recently welcomed the birth of their first child, a true vegan baby.