Give thanks without eating meat! Or dairy! Or anything else not vegan. This year, we’ve got so many options to devour a gorgeous, compassionate Thanksgiving meal. Where to eat a vegan Thanksgiving in Las Vegas? We’ve put together a list complete with restaurants offering Thanksgiving meals, meal prep options so you don’t have to cook and, if you do want to cook, where to get all the vegan Thanksgiving eats.
Restaurants with Vegan Thanksgiving Menus in Las Vegas
Violette’s Vegan Organic Cafe & Juice Bar
The organic, all-vegan Violette’s Vegan Organic Cafe & Juice Bar in Spring Valley is once again offering its Feast of Gratitude. This filling, non-GMO feast is also gluten-free (minus the bread). Served on Thanksgiving Day from 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. (last seating is at 8 p.m.), the vegan Thanksgiving meal features: a savory squash soup with roasted pumpkin seeds, mixed green salad with walnuts in a maple lemon dressing, a sliced tofu turkey and lentil loaf with all the fixin’s, plus traditional Thanksgiving sides like stuffing, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans almonds and more, as well as pumpkin pie for dessert. The meal is $35 for dine-in, $40 for carry-out (place your orders by Sunday, Nov. 19, after that it’s subject to availability), kids under 12 are $20. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling: 702.685.0466.
The all-vegan VegeNation is celebrating Thanksgiving at its new Henderson location with a popup dinner to benefit local school garden programs. From noon to 4 p.m., the VegeNation is serving a four course meal consisting of a roasted pear salad with arugula, feta and pumpkin seeds in a spicy maple dressing, stuffed shells with pumpkin ricotta and marinara sauce, a holiday roast with mashed sweet potatoes, collard greens, stuffing and cranberry sauce, and then finishing the meal off with a choice of chocolate canche torte or pumpkin cheesecake with a cranberry compote. Tickets are $25 for kids, $45 for adults and you’ve got to purchase them in advance. Get your tickets here.
Vegan Thanksgiving Meal Prep in Las Vegas
If you love our favorite farmers market pick, Garden Grill, then you’ll love their menu for Thanksgiving! The meal serves 6-8 people and includes a lemon chick’n picatta in a lemon and white wine caper sauce, roasted garlic mashed potatoes in a white wine mushroom gravy, green bean casserole, classic stuffing and cheesecake. If you don’t want to order for that many, no worries. Garden Grill is also serving vegan Thanksgiving meals for individuals. The meals are available for pick-up on Wednesday, Nov. 22. For pricing and to order, email email@example.com.
Simply Pure Meal Prep
Chef Stacey Dougan, who recently launched a meal prep service to accompany her downtown restaurant, Simply Pure, is offering vegan Thanksgiving meals, too. Choose one protein: braised tofu turkey cutlets with fresh herbs, a Field Pacific Harvest Roast stuffed with cranberry, apple, hazelnut, kale and herb stuffing wrapped in a flaky pastry, a savory harvest roast or a turkey tofu roast stuffed with wild rice and whole wheat bread crumb stuffing. It also includes cornbread stuffing, southern collard greens, three-cheese mac and cheese, maple-glazed sweet potatoes, a fresh garden salad and Thanksgiving fixings. The meals start at $99.99 for two. For details, click here.
The Heavenly Vegan
The Heavenly Vegan is offering catering, as well as serving soy-free Whole Heavenly Quiche ($46.50) and Perfect Pumpkin Pie for $35/$45 gluten-free. Order now, as supplies are limited. To order, or for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vegan Meals by Mindy
Vegan Meals by Mindy has created an entire vegan Thanksgiving feast. Main dish options are: seasoned and marinated portobello mushroom steaks with creamy gravy, stuffed butternut squash or cashew cream chicken fettucine alfredo for $15 (small) or $25 (large). Side dish options: candied brown sugar yams with marshmallows, savory green bean casserole with crispy onion toppings, mac n’ cheese, garlic and rosemary mashed potatoes or pine nut pesto roasted brussel sprouts ($15/$25). Dessert offerings are a raw pumpkin-maple pie with baked oat and date crust ($18) or apple pie and cranberry stuffed crescent roll hand pies ($20). Bonus: it’s nearly all gluten-free. To order, click here.
Grocery behemoth Whole Foods is getting in on the vegan Thanksgiving meal prep business this year, too (see the video above for the scoop). The grocery has partnered with Philadelphia-based Vedge to create a vegan Thanksgiving meal with mustard-glazed cauliflower, lentil-mushroom stuffing, “cheesy” rutabaga and potato mash, plus sauerkraut-roasted rainbow carrots and a chocolate toffee mini cake. A vegan Thanksgiving meal for two starts at $39.99. The store also has packaged favorites like the Gardein Stuffed Turkey and the Gardein Holiday Roast. Order your meal today here.
Joe Maxx Coffee Company
Pick up some Thanksgiving sandwiches in advance at Joe Maxx Coffee Company. This shop located on Windmill and Bermuda has developed quite the vegan following thanks to Rishi Stocks who has been whipping up some seriously delicious veganized versions of pastries and more. Grab some casual vegan Thanksgiving Dinner Pockets filled with: turkey and gravy, cranberry cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes and cheese while supplies last. Once they’re gone, Joe Maxx is going to be offering their Cranberry Walnut Pockets filled with turkey, candied cranberries and candied walnuts. Plus, they’ve got pumpkin pie turnovers.
Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts in Las Vegas
Heather Foods Cheesecakes
The talented Heather McLendon of Heather Foods is once again creating her seasonal “cheese” cakes. This year, you can order a pumpkin spice cheesecake, pecan pie cheesecake or salted caramel cheesecake. Order them here. Bonus!! Save 10 percent on your order through Saturday, Nov. 18 when you use VEGANSBABY code at checkout.
Bleu Moon Bakery
Bleu Moon Bakery has created three vegan Thanksgiving pies (pictured above) — pumpkin, apple and pecan for $17 each served in 9″ freezer safe pie tins. You can pick them up Saturday, Nov. 18 at Sister House Collective from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. or the following day, Nov. 19 at the Holiday Market in the Alley across from Ferguson’s Motel in Downtown Las Vegas. Order here.
If you want to cook vegan Thanksgiving on your own, there are plenty of groceries in town which have stocked up on vegan Thanksgiving options. Aside from Whole Foods, you can grab food at Natural Grocer’s, Trader Joe’s (they’ve got a breaded “turkey-less” stuffed roast with gravy), Smith’s, Vons and Albertson’s. However, products vary at every shop, so call to make sure before you go. You can get creative with the sides, but if you’re looking for a main course, your best bet is Gardein or Field Roast’s options.
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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.