Vegan Vegas: La Madrina plant-based restaurant by Dominique Crenn set to open in UnCommons
The newly opened UnCommons in Las Vegas is getting the first plant-based restaurant in town from an acclaimed Michelin chef. Dominique Crenn of Atelier Crenn, a three-star Michelin restaurant in San Francisco recently announced she’s opening La Madrina.
Located in the Sundry food hall at the UnCommons, it is one of two full-scale restaurants opening alongside smaller eateries.
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Crenn’s La Madrina will serve tacos. In addition, it will feature an extensive list of mezcal and tequila, as well as margaritas made tableside.
The chef made headlines in 2019 when she took meat off the menu at her restaurants in California. Crenn’s career is illustrious. In 20211, she opened Atelier Crenn which garnered two Michelin stars. She was the first women chef to receive two stars in the US. Later, it was awarded another two stars.
In 2016, Crenn was named the Best Female Chef by the World’s 50 Best Restaurant wards. Then, in 2018, Crenn earned yet another Michelin star and was named Best Chef: West by the James Beard Foundation.
La Madrina is set to open in 2023.
Vegan restaurants in Vegas
The opening of La Madrina marks the second upscale vegan restaurant in Las Vegas. The first, Crossroads Kitchen, opened at Resorts World Las Vegas in May 2022. Helmed by celeb chef Tal Ronnen, the restaurant treats guests to a fine dining experience serving a menu of pastas, pizza and more.
Where to find the best vegan food in Las Vegas
Whether you’re looking for a fully vegan restaurant or one with vegan options, there are plenty of places to find the best vegan food in Las Vegas.
Over the years, the Strip hotels have picked up on the importance of offering vegan options. Today, some of the most vegan-friendly hotels in Las Vegas are Resorts World and Bellagio.
Off-Strip, there are an abundance of vegan restaurants in Vegas. Downtown Las Vegas offers spots like Tacotarian and VegeNation. Nearby, there is Chef Kenny’s Asian Vegan Restaurant and Chef Kenny’s Vegan Dim Sum in Chinatown and Koreatown. With more than 20 vegan restaurants in Vegas, the city has an abundance of options from fine dining to fast casual.