Whether you want healthy vegan food in Las Vegas or to indulge a little, Skinnyfats has you covered. With locations spread throughout the city, Skinnyfats is a vegan-friendly restaurant in Las Vegas with six Las Vegas locations.
The idea behind the fast-casual spot is pretty simple: half the menu is healthy and goes as far to include calorie counts, the other half is dubbed “happy” and doesn’t rain on your calorie-counting parade. Skinnyfats’ menu clearly labels the eats that are vegan with “VG” so there’s no confusion as to what you’re getting.
While none of the appetizers are vegan, you can order up a soup from the healthy side of the menu, the TOMato Cruise, a tomato soup with nine-grain garlic croutons.
At Skinnyfats, you can enjoy vegan breakfast all day. They have two vegan options, one healthy and one happy, both gluten-free — the healthy Chiamisu (coffee chia pudding, bananas and cacao nibs) and the happy Chia Optima (strawberry chia pudding with cacao nibs and strawberries). You can also get the avocado toast made vegan by removing the egg and feta cheese.
Over in the “Things in Bowls That You Eat” section, Skinnyfats offers a few vegan items. They’ve got the super, super low-calorie (coming in at a mere 131 calories) Zucc It, a bowl of zucchini noodles with eggplant, squash, peppers, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes in an arrabbiata sauce, and Dem Greens, a mixed greens salad with truffle caper vinaigrette and balsamic glaze.
If you’re looking for something a little heartier, order the Stuff on Curry featuring rice noodles, roasted corn, peppers, basil and jalapeños tossed in a coconut curry sauce and topped with crunchy chickpeas.
Skinnyfats has two options for sandwiches. They serve the Mean Bean, a housemade black bean patty topped with spinach, red onion, tomato, avocado and spicy hummus sandwiched between a wheat bun and the Vegwich, a Portobello burger with lemon pepper aioli, pepper marmalade, spinach, tomato and avocado on a wheat bun. These come with a choice of sides. Your vegan choices for sides include a house salad, grapefruit brûlée, Yummus, jasmine rice and cauliflower rice. If you’re cool with cross-contamination, then you can also order truffle fries (no cheese) or sweet potato fries.
Wrap up your meal with vegan Red Velvet cake. Yes. Vegan. Red. Velvet. Cake.
All Skinnyfats locations in the Vegas Valley also offer fresh juices.
6261 Dean Martin Dr., 89118, 702-577-3232, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily; 8680 W. Warm Springs Rd., 89148, 702-577-3226, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily; 140 S. Green Valley Pkwy., 89012, 702-577-3499, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily; 6475 N. Decatur Blvd., 89131, 702-430-7741, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily; 221 N. Stephanie St., 89014, 702-577-3229, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; 2010 Festival Plaza Dr., 89135, 702-577-3551, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
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.