Las Vegas is about to get its first all-vegan butcher shop and deli — NoButcher.
Up until now, Las Vegans have only been able to get their hands on NoButcher eats at restaurants like Vegan Bliss, No Regrets, Cafe No Fur, and Go Vegan Cafe. Come late October, that’s about to change.
Inspired by the overwhelming success of selling their Pulled NoPork Sandwich at festivals, co-owners Sebastian Mueller and Alecia Ghilarducci ready to permanently serve up their original, made-from-scratch sandwiches and deli items.
Start drooling in anticipation.
We got our hands on their food pre-opening to get you planning what you’re going to eat first.
The sandwich that started it all, the Pulled NoPork Sandwich is on the menu (obviously). The hand-pulled NoPork with barbecue sauce and maple-mustard coleslaw comes stuffed into a ciabatta roll. Hand-pulled because the devices and machines to pull it out didn’t live up to Mueller and Ghilarducci ‘s standards, NoPork is a labor of love and treats diners to the perfect pulled texture.
Also on the menu is the Aloha NoRibs Sandwich. Topped with cabbage, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, pineapple, and cilantro, the sandwich is a mouthful. The Hawaiian style compliments the NoRibs perfectly.
If you prefer a meal without mock meats, try Mediterranean Roasted Veggie Sandwich. The roasted veggies include peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, onions, and garlic with tomatoes, fresh rosemary, and fresh basil. The sandwich is topped with house-made almond NoFeta cheese and placed on a crispy ciabatta roll, or optionally, a soft, almost pillowy, gluten-free bun. It’s been hard to find a good roasted veggie sandwich in Vegas, but now there’s a go-to option!
And although your large sandwich is going to be satisfying enough, believe us when we tell you that you’re going to want to order a side. Find the classic deli comforts in the glass cabinet such as potato salad, lentil salad, and a spring salad option. Now ask yourself, when is the last time you had a good, creamy, classic (vegan) potato salad?
A full combo includes a drink, side, and a sweet surprise for a few bucks more. The sweet surprise? Expect a seasonal treat. Our tasting included yummy sugar-topped pumpkin cookies. Additionally, we got taste their homestyle apple crisp that left us wanting more.
At the moment, NoButcher has a limited menu for their soft opening (which is starting this week with some private events).
“We plan on adding another item or two, but we want to keep the menu small,” says Mueller. The plan is to focus on a few dishes that are customer favorites. Co-owner Ghilarducci added that she is looking into adding another gluten-free option as well.
NoButcher plans to open in late October, seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Future plans include a breakfast menu and full drive-thru service. While NoButcher original mock meats are no longer available for online purchase, soon you’ll be able to bring home your favorites straight from the deli case.
3565 S. Rainbow Blvd., 89103, 702-338-9897, opening late October 2019
Kathryn Hartwig is a senior writer for Vegans, Baby. She decided to go vegan almost eight years ago while searching for the perfect diet to compliment her role as a professional dancer. After experimenting with multitudes of fads, she finally found a lifestyle that turned out to be so much more than just a diet. She settled in Vegas with her husband/photographer Daniel, and puppy, Layla, after traveling the world on cruise ships and living in New York City. The family recently welcomed the birth of their first child, a true vegan baby.