Long-time Las Vegas restaurant Paymon’s Mediterranean Cafe & Lounge offers quite a few vegan options on their menu.
Part cafe, part hookah lounge, Paymon’s is a local’s favorite thanks to their delicious Mediterranean fare. Vegans here can expect the typical — yet really good — Mediterranean cuisine along the lines of stuffed grape leaves, hummus, baba ganoush, lentil soup, and more. While many of these are vegetarian, simply excluding the dipping sauces makes ’em vegan. Entrees range from Italian (hello, all-you-can-eat for $10.95 spaghetti), Greek and Indian (sadly, no vegan options on these), and Middle Eastern (veggie kabobs, couscous and more).
What we really love though is the Falamus Pita, packed with deep-fried falafel, veggies and hummus. Don’t miss out on the Athens fries, either. They’re vegan so long as you don’t indulge in the dipping sauce.
Insider tip: Every Wednesday the restaurant runs a customer appreciate night and gives patrons 25 percent off their check. How fab is that?
8380 W Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, 89117 | 702.804.0293
4147 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, 89119 | 702.731.6030
Both locations open daily: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.; Hookah Lounge: 5 p.m. – 1 a.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.