Las Vegas is a city that often favors the chain; with every new shopping center popping up with the same old restaurants and coffee shops seemingly pre-installed. With so many nationally recognized brands fighting for your business, it can be easy to overlook the mom-and-pop shops right in your own neighborhood.
But while Vegas vegans have been shouting at the chain pizza giants to start adding vegan cheeses and options to their menus (why does the UK get all the vegan cheese, Pizza Hut, Dominos??), Sorelle Pizza and Pasta on West Flamingo Road has been quietly serving up some of the best vegan Italian food in Las Vegas.
The owners, a family of Iowa transplants, have made a number of smart decisions when it comes to the foundations of their menu: their pizza dough is vegan, as are their marinara, pesto, and “DeBurgo” sauces; they offer vegan cheeses, salad dressings, and even their minestrone soup is made with a homemade vegetable broth.
The minestrone, a secret family recipe, is filled with carrots, celery, cabbage, and mini shell pasta. This hearty soup is a perfect way to start your meal, and comes with a side of garlic bread for soaking up that flavorful homemade broth.
Sorelle uses their “DeBurgo” marinade and sauce (which they also have bottled and available for purchase) on the aforementioned garlic bread, but it’s most shimmering application has to be in their garlic knots. Served with a side of their homemade marinara sauce, just specify that you want them made vegan, and they’ll top them with vegan parm.
If you’re in the mood for pasta, you can’t go wrong with their classic spaghetti and homemade marinara. Add fresh veggies to make the meal a bit heartier, and — if you ask nicely — they’ll also top your pasta with vegan parm, too.
Of course you’re all here for the vegan pizza (Las Vegas is becoming one of the hottest spots for vegan pizza), and Sorelle does not disappoint.
The Vegan Garden can be ordered with either marinara or vegan pesto, and it comes covered with a ton of veggies, Daiya mozzarella and is topped with fresh basil. If you’re not a fan of the toppings they’ve pre-selected for you, choose any of the 15-plus veggie toppings they have available and make it your own.
Sorelle offers combo and lunch specials, with vegan sandwich options being added soon. Pick your food up, have it delivered, or enjoy it in their cozy restaurant with the friendly family who cooked it for you.
9320 W. Flamingo Rd., 89147, 702-435-3327, Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Michael Monson, a former teacher turned vegan YouTuber and content creator, has been living and eating in Las Vegas for over 20 years. Michael started his vegan YouTube channel, “Monson Made This” in 2017 as a way to give back and help grow the online vegan community that helped make his transition to a vegan lifestyle so much easier. When he’s not developing vegan versions of his favorite childhood (and adulthood) recipes, he’s hanging out with his two rescued pups, Tuff and Odie.