Las Vegas is on the up in terms of the vegan scene. In fact, this desert city was recently ranked as one of the top cities for vegan dining in the USA. While we’re not sure what parameters were used to determine this honor — hey, we’ve still go
t a ways to go compared to spots like LA, NYC and Portland — we’ll definitely take it.
One of the questions we always get asked are what are our favorite spots. So, we’ve assembled a little guide for you — we’ve selected one spot for each category to give you The Las Vegas Vegan Food Guide 2018.
The guide covers the best vegan dining in Las Vegas, including:
Best Vegan Restaurant
This honestly is the toughest category to declare a “best” since we truly love all of the vegan restaurants in town. However, the spot which creates the best overall vibe, in addition to the eats, is VegeNation. Grab a seat at the community table any day of the week to meet and mingle with like-minded souls or hit the back patio for some al fresco dining. Depending on the day or night, VegeNation has live music, a DJ spinning chill beats, fundraisers, workshops and even pop-up shops and yoga on its back patio. In touch with today’s current events, VegeNation can be known to get a bit political (like writing letters to local representatives) and super involved with the Downtown community. They’re super environmental, all about using locally sourced produce and supporting other local businesses — even their booze is local. Can you feel the vegan love?
What to order: Breakfast: Food Not Bombs and Perky Potion; Lunch/Dinner: Buffalo Cauliflower Wings, Chicken Pot Pie Gnocchi, The Torre Washington, Brownie Sundae. Brunch: Chicken and Waffles. Every. Single. Time. $10.95 – $11.95 for entree.
616 E. Carson Ave.
Best Omni Restaurant with Vegan Eats
Panevino Italian Grille
Again, this one is tough. There are so many restaurants who are providing delicious vegan options that to narrow down only one is daunting. We’re leaving Wynn and Encore out of this race (every restaurant at the properties offer vegan options) and want to focus on a local spot catering to vegans. And that honor goes to Panevino Italian Grille. General manager and plant-based expert Vincenzo Granata has nailed down one incredible menu at this Italian spot. It’s a bit on the pricey side, but we dig it because it’s the perfect place for a romantic night out, to show-off the city (it comes complete with a view of the Las Vegas Strip) or to grab a drink during happy hour and snack in the bar. Bonus: most of the dishes are oil-free and gluten-free.
What to order: Warm Artisan Bread (what we’ve dubbed the “puffy bread”), Caesar Salad, Vincenzo’s Organic “Ricotta” and Spinach Ravioli. $25 – $28 for entree.
246 Via Antonio Ave.
Bonus: Best Vegan Chef
Chef Stacey Dougan
Chef Stacey Dougan is no stranger to working with celebs and creating healthy plant-based meals for them. The woman behind Downtown Container Park’s Simply Pure, Chef Dougan rose to international fame in 2016 when President Bill Clinton popped into her shipping container fast-casual restaurant. Swing by Simply Pure to see what all the fuss is about. Her dishes are healthy, largely raw and incredible. You won’t be disappointed.
What to order: Lasagna. $6.95 – $11.95
707 E. Fremont St.
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Bonus: Best Locals Scene
Makers & Finders
Want to see where the locals hang? Makers & Finders is your spot. Packed with Downtowners, and those who drive to hang here, this coffee shop/Latin-inspired restaurant recently launched vegan options. Grab some flaky empanadas or a cold brew and enjoy the people watching on their patio complete with couches.
What to order: Empanadas, Gardein Chicken. $11 – $13 for entrees.
1120 S. Main St.
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.