To most, opening a ghost kitchen in Las Vegas serving vegan food would be a hard pass. But, for Taylor Riley, co-founder of Vintage Vegan Diner, it was the right time.
She was going to fill a void left open by Vegan Bliss, an all-vegan fast-casual restaurant in a doomed space in Centennial Hills (RIP Vege-Way, Blinders, Vegan Bliss). Riley was going to bring vegan food back to the Centennial Hills neighborhood.
Las Vegas Vegan Food Delivery: Vintage Vegan Diner
“Some people may think that we are just a bit too ambitious when deciding to open during a global pandemic,” Riley explains. “However, in our own consumer experience, we found a lack of vegan options for delivery in our area. We wanted to break that boundary and also create an option that is affordable and accessible to locals.”
And so Vintage Vegan Diner came to life.
Vintage Vegan Diner serves all-American vegan comfort food delivered straight to your door every weekend, whether you live in Centennial Hills (where they are based) or anywhere else in the Valley.
Vegan Comfort Food from Vintage Vegan Diner
The menu offers four different types of breaded tofu bites — BBQ, lemon pepper, buffalo and and original. They come with homemade sauces (omg the ranch).
They serve sliders featuring homemade bread smothered in garlic sauce and stuffed with vegan smoked turkey, pepper jack and mozzarella. You can order a two-pack combo for $7, six for $12 or a party pack for $40 that comes with 24 sliders. All come with shoestring fries and a drink.
Vegan Vintage Diner offers tofu chicken tenders with their homemade secret sauce and a drink. It’s $7 for a three piece combo that comes with fresh fries and a drink.
They also have homemade cookies to devour for $1.50 each.
“We really want to break the stigma that vegan food is expensive,” says Riley. “A lot of times cost is directly associated with quality, and we want to show that you can eat great without breaking the bank. We want to provide classic comfort food, cruelty-free.”
This is just the start for the business. Riley’s goal is to have a food trailer so they can serve local communities while traveling full-time in their camper van.
Vintage Vegan Diner delivers weekends from noon – 4 p.m. across the Valley and also offers catering services.
“We really wanted our food to be successful in all different types of communities in Las Vegas, especially in communities of color where vegan options are less available,” explains Riley.
Vintage Vegan Diner is well on the way to doing just that.
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.