It’s only the beginning of 2019 and in the span of a week, two vegan restaurants are open. Back in the fall, Vegans, Baby broke the news that Pancho’s Vegan Tacos was opening two new locations. The first of the two — located in Anthem (2540 Anthem Village Dr.) — officially opens Jan. 18. Owner Sacbe Meling told Vegans, Baby when the news first came out that the Anthem location will serve alcohol and also feature new menu items, too.
The original Pancho’s Vegan Tacos (4865 S. Pecos Rd.) is set to open a full vegan cafe and bakery located next to their original spot in the near future, and there’s also a Pancho’s westside in the works (3555 S. Fort Apache Rd.).
There’s also a new vegan restaurant that quietly opened last week — Govinda’s Vegan Restaurant (8825 Escondido St.). A part of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Govinda’s is open Tuesday – Saturday from noon – 3 p.m. and from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Sundays from noon – 6 p.m.
Govinda’s is a vegan buffet with rotating eats daily that include salad, two soups, two different rice options, two curries and bread, along with a dessert. The buffet (sans drink and dessert) is $9.95 per person. Don’t want a buffet? You can also order the eats a la carte.
Expect dishes like basmati rice, organic mixed salads, brown lentil soup, chickpea and spinach curry, veggie koftas and more, plus desserts including sweet rice pudding at this new vegan restaurant in Las Vegas.
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.