Coming on the heels of the news that Las Vegas is one of the top 10 vegan-friendly cities in the US, another vegan restaurant is opening … this time in Silverado Ranch, making it a hot spot in the city for vegan dining. The neighborhood is getting a second outpost for Veggy Street, and this weekend marks the opening of another vegan restaurant in Las Vegas — Ah-Sah-EE Café.
Mental health professional Sheila Louison is the woman behind the newest spot for healthy vegan restaurant in Las Vegas.
While working on her masters in sociology, she learned about the direct correlation between mental health and diet, which prompted her to become more invested in how dietary changes impact overall quality of life.
Louison arrived to Vegas three years ago, opening her own behavioral health center, but wanted to make a greater impact in other ways. One way she wanted to make an impact was to educate others on the importance of conscious food consumption.
“It’s long been a dream of mine to open a smoothie/sandwich concept, but due to my endeavors in mental health it was never the right time,” she explains. “When it was time to venture out of my previous industry, I thought it’d be perfect to combine my passion for health and wellness, açai and my dream cafe.”
And that’s how Ah-Sah-EE Café found a home in Las Vegas.
Officially opening on Friday, Oct. 26 (soft opening on Oct. 25), expect Ah-Sah-EE to fill a niche for healthy vegan eating in Las Vegas, serving smoothies, juices, kale wraps, salads, pastries, desserts, as well as coffee and tea, plus cold brew on tap. All ingredients at Ah-Sah-EE are sourced locally and organically as often as possible.
Of course, Ah-Sah-EE is also serving açai bowls. Sourcing 100 percent pure açai sorbet from Brazil, the bowls will feature only açai as the base, adding additional fruits only as toppings. All bowls come topped with the fresh fruit, signature granola and drizzled with agave nectar. Guests can also add different nuts and super foods to their bowls.
“This results in a truly authentic and unparalleled experience that rivals eating a bowl in Brazil itself,” she says.
The 1,350-square-foot cafe seats 20 and also features an open-air workspace to see the food being prepared.
“Our vision is to introduce as many people as possible to a better way of eating and therefore living,” says Louison. “We believe veganism is the most conscious way of living for our bodies, all of Earth’s inhabitants and the environment.”
9635 S. Bermuda Rd., Las Vegas, 89123
Open daily: Monday – Saturday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday: 9 a.m. – 7 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.