The Modern Vegan (TMV), a vegan restaurant in Las Vegas, is now open seven days a week. The popular, comfort-food driven restaurant tucked near the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus is giving the people what they want: seven days of TMV eats.
With a twist.
Every Monday, TMV is celebrating Manic Monday with a mostly raw menu. And, on Tuesdays, it’s all about Taco Tuesday. Then, from Wednesday to Sunday, it’s business as usual with TMV’s massive 100+ items to choose from.
“Honestly, we’d be here working on Mondays and Tuesdays and there were so many people who would come and want to eat and we felt really bad,” says owner Gia Schultz. “The goal was always to open seven days a week, but it was so overwhelming the past year and everyone really needed those two days off.”
Well, a year has passed and now TMV is meeting its original goal.
Designed for a needed re-charge after the weekend, the Manic Monday menu is entirely gluten-free, seasonal and smaller portions than what you’re used to.
Open from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. every Monday, guests can chow down on menu items like cashew dip served with peppers, carrots and celery, cucumber cream soup, a spinach and quinoa salad with almonds, avocado, strawberries, grilled Portobello and tossed in a lemon vinaigrette, Portobello lasagna with cashew cream and tofu ricotta, and cauliflower rice with mango, carrots, mushrooms, cucumber, green onions, tomato, avocado, chia seeds and more. For dessert, TMV is serving carrot cake with cashew frosting, a Neopolitan cashew cheesecake, and an açai parfait with bananas, strawberries, coconut, granola and walnuts.
Every Tuesday, TMV rolls out their Taco Tuesday menu and is open from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. and it’s loaded with Mexican goodness like sourdough churro french toast with whipped cream and strawberries, tortilla soup, chilaquiles, sizzling fajitas, street tacos and desserts like sopapilla and arroz con leche.
The normal TMV menu with about 100 items resumes every Wednesday – Sunday. They’ve even added more goodness to the menu with dishes like a heaping breakfast buddha bowl with zucchini noodles, tofu scramble, tomatoes, mushrooms, white onion, peppers, carrots and cheddar, topped with green onion, salsa and sour cream; Cody Waffles with strawberries, blueberries, peanut butter, shredded coconut and both chocolate and strawberry sauce; a Portobello steak stuffed with their lobster mix and melted mozzarella with sautéed broccoli, cauliflower and asparagus, and more.
They’re also adding in some new desserts including the Monkey Business, a sweet treat made with deep-fried banana bread and topped with vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup and fresh banana; the I’m a Dirty Girl, chocolate mousse sprinkled with crumbled Oreo served in a flower pot and topped with mint and strawberries; and the Oreo Orgasm, a homemade Oreo cheesecake. TMV is also debuting a new cocktail menu and juices like mangosteen.
700 E. Naples Dr., 89119; 702-755-8127; Monday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Wednesday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 11 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. She is a public speaker, journalist and entrepreneur.