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?
8955 S. Eastern Ave., 89123, 702-433-4622, Sunday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – midnight, Friday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
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.