Vegan Thai food isn’t too hard to find in Las Vegas. But, authentic vegan Thai food that goes beyond the curries and pad thai? Now, that’s a different story.
When we first came across Komol, we were delighted to find five entire pages of veggie options. When we first tasted the food from Komol, we were even more delighted to discover that if we closed our eyes, the flavors took us right back to our home in Thailand.
Yeah, it’s that authentic.
With so many options for vegan food, what should you get?
Start with the Thom Ka. This spicy and sour soup made with mushrooms and coconut milk can come filled with veggies or tofu (or both!). Order up a bowl and share, or get a cup. Then, try the Herb Salad. We’ve never had anything like this — and it is sensational. Made with apples, tofu, garlic, onions, cashews, carrots, coconut and lemongrass and then tossed in hot pepper and lime juice, it will legit be one of the highlights of your meal.
For entrees, you can stick with the staple Thai dishes (looking at you, Pad Thai) or try a Thai dish like pumpkin stir fry with basil leaves. If you’re looking for mock meat, Komol has plenty of options from fish to duck to chicken.
Don’t skip out on the dessert either. They’ve got coconut ice cream and mango sticky rice to devour.
Is Komol our favorite Thai spot in Las Vegas? You bet.
953 E. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, 89104 | 702.731.6542
Open daily: Monday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday: noon – 10 p.m.
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Diana Edelman is the founder of Vegans, Baby. She previously lived and worked in Thailand where she spent years working for an elephant sanctuary and has traveled around the world speaking about the realities of elephant tourism. She is a public speaker who has appeared at SEED Food + Wine, VegFest Puerto Rico, VegFest Toronto and more, a journalist and entrepreneur. Diana is also behind the Vegas Vegan Dinners at James Beard Foundation’s James Beard House.