Top Vegan Restaurants In Las Vegas
If you’re the only vegetarian or vegan out of your crew, then you know it can get frustrating to find something on the menu when you go out — especially when you’re on vacation and not familiar with the hot spots. Well honey, we’re here to tell you those days are over. Not only are there plenty of vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Las Vegas, you can dine with your friends and everyone will be happy — herbivores and omnivores alike. Hallelujah!
Being vegetarian is a piece of cake — ditch the meat and make sure the broth is vegetable based, and you’re all good. For our fellow vegans, however, it’s a lot tougher. You’re not only ditching the meat, but you have to make sure your dish is free of dairy, eggs and even honey.
We have good news: Gone are the days of ordering a side salad with olive oil and vinegar. And while fruit and vegetable platters are the safest bet, those can get a bit boring. We love to grub as much the next person, so we’re sure you want the goods. Even if you eat meat and just want to take a break for a day (kind of like your own version of a cleanse), that’s cool too. By eating plant-based meals, you’ll feel rejuvenated instantly.
Enough with the preaching. Let’s get to the goods already. From sorbet and cupcakes to plant-based cheeses and meat-free dishes, you’ll hit the culinary jackpot every time you’re in Vegas. Take a look at our favorite Caesars Entertainment dishes, by property:
The LINQ Promenade
Take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade and it’s almost like you’re walking through vegan-friendly heaven. With so many options available for lunch, dinner and dessert, you won’t go back to your hotel hungry. You might go back with a lot of leftovers instead.
Best for: Hot summer days (or whenever your jonesing for sweet, creamy sorbet).
Must try: Anything and everything sorbet.
We’re breaking the rules and starting with dessert first. We have to get your attention somehow, right? Vegan does the body good: Head to Amorino and try a ton of plant-based flavors like mango, strawberry, raspberry, pistachio, lemon, lime basil, passion fruit, agrumi (citrus) and *insert gasp* even the chocolate is vegan-certified. You’ll never feel left out again the next time your buddies want a sweet treat. (P.S.: The cone is vegan as well. It just keeps getting better and better, doesn’t it?)
Best for: If you’re craving good ol’ barbecue flavor.
Must try: Virgil’s signature barbecue sauce is like no other. We’d slather it on anything and everything (BBQ sauce wrestling, anyone?).
Yee haw: Get your veggie on at Virgil’s BBQ. At a barbecue joint? Yep, you heard that right. Virgil’s vegan burger is made with black beans and held together by bean juice rather than egg. Order it protein style (wrapped around lettuce) to make it vegan. So don’t worry – if your posse’s set on getting messy with ribs, you’ll be gettin’ down right there with them. By the way — we checked and the restaurant’s trademark barbecue sauce is safe too (extra safe for vegans – no honey). We’re ready to do-si-do right now.
Best for: Satisfying your cupcake fix.
Must try: Red velvet cupcakes.
Sprinkles has very few locations across the country, so you have to take advantage of it while you’re here. Whenever we’re at The LINQ, we stop by and get one of the vegan-friendly red velvet cupcakes. Dairy milk is swapped out with soy milk and the tofu-based cream cheese is so deceiving that you’ll question if it’s the real thing. When the weather gets warmer, you can even pair it with one of the seasonal sorbets, which are also vegan-friendly.
Flour & Barley
Best for: Pizza lovers of all ages.
Must try: Any pizza with veggies on it.
Any pizza can be made with Daiya vegan mozzarella cheese. Thanks to Flour & Barley’s wood-burning oven, the cheese gets super gooey and melt-y. Great. Now we can’t even think about anything else.
Las Vegas entertainer Mat Franco also has his own pizza here: It comes with grilled zucchini, roasted peppers, tomatoes, onions and mushrooms. You can eat it with or without the Daiya cheese. We’ll always choose the latter.
(Tip: In a rush? Head to Haute Doggery next door. Veggie dogs are available and there are plenty of toppings to choose from.)
Best for: When you can’t decide between Japanese and Mexican, guess what? You can have both. Mmm…
Must try: The Gardein carne asada steak paired with any of your favorite veggies.
Move over, PB&J: Mexican and Japanese are the latest-and-greatest flavor duo, and it’s here to stay. We love the Gardein carne asada-seasoned steak strips. We ordered ours with soy paper and added roasted corn, vegan steak, rice, avocado, furikake (seaweed flakes) and dipped it in soy sauce, ginger and wasabi. Our only question is, why wasn’t this genius concept thought of earlier?
Best for: If you’re a sports fanatic or want a killer view of the High Roller from the second floor patio.
Must try: Tie between Gardein orange peel chick’n (pictured above) and the Gardein blackened chick’n torta.
This popular brewery-restaurant just kicked it up a notch. Now Yard House carries vegan Daiya cheese. There’s an entire vegetarian-friendly menu that uses Gardein meat-free products, most of which can be made vegan. We absolutely love the blackened chick’n torta. The hot wings are good too, but very spicy. We like to put the sauces on the side. Feast on all of these plates:
- Gardein orange peel chick’n
- Gardein chick’n rice bowl
- Gardein buffalo wings
- Gardein fried chick’n strips
- Gardein grilled chick’n and avocado sandwich
- Gardein blackened chick’n torta with cabbage and crushed avocado (Our personal favorite: Swap pepper jack and cheddar cheese for vegan cheese and hold the chipotle mayo and cumin crema.)
- Gardein vegan burger made with red quinoa, kale, shiitake mushrooms, vegan mozzarella, avocado, tomato, arugula, onion, miso and mixed greens
- Hummus and pita, as well as the hot and spicy edamame make awesome appetizers
- Mango sorbet (perfect way to end of a sweet note)
Best for: If you’re looking for the ultimate buffet experience.
Must try: Specialty pizza with a rainbow color of veggies.
Lunch buffet never looked so gorgeous. Our plates looked like a piece of art with all the vibrant food colors. Once you let your server know you’re vegan or vegetarian, they’ll have someone walk with you to the various stations. If you want veggie tacos or even pizza, just let the station chef know and you’re good to go. Even on the busiest of days, your food will be ready in no time.
Best for: If you’re planning a wild night at OMNIA, which is located right next door.
Must try: Vegan curry.
Known for its contemporary take on classic comfort foods, Searsucker also shows love for vegans too. The vegan vegetable curry is made with a coconut base and comes with veggies, lime and cilantro. If you’re omnivore friends like it so much, they have the option of adding chicken or shrimp.
Best for: If you’re craving Italian or a fine dining experience.
Must try: Roasted red peppers. If you’re in the mood for vegan pasta, order zucchini noodles with fresh cherry tomato sauce.
While Rao’s is more on the vegetarian-friendly side, this Vegas Italian restaurant show some love for vegans too. (The house salad, roasted red peppers, kale and roasted butternut squash salad with no parmesan are vegan.) We love how the easy-to-read menu marks a green V for vegetarian. The salsa alla marinara, spinach and ricotta ravioli, brushetta Quattro Formaggi (four-cheese cream sauce tossed with pasta and topped with toasted panko), mashed potatoes and all of desserts are vegetarian. The grilled veggies are vegan, and if you order the sautéed veggies, just make sure to leave out the chicken stock. When ordering zucchini noodles, make sure to order the fresh cherry tomato sauce if you’re going vegan — the marinara has cheese in the sauce.
Stripside Café & Bar
Best for: Those seeking comfort food and a great view of the Las Vegas Strip.
Must try: The quinoa — it may be on the healthier side, but it’s surprisingly tasty.
Enjoy the view of the Strip while you’re munching on this spiced vegetarian burger. The house-made chickpea patty comes with an ancho-chili aioli that gives it a kick. Eat it protein style if you’re cutting calories / watching your carb intake. Fries are always a yummy side, but we love the quinoa. (For vegan options, ask your server. Items may vary by season.)
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Royal india Bistro
Best for: Adventure seekers who want to try something different (and spicy!).
Must try: The vegetable samosas, which are like little pockets of heaven.
We love Indian food because it’s so flavorful. Plus, there are so many vegan options to choose from. Come hungry and get ready for some exotic, fragrant spices:
- Vegetable samosas, filled with spiced potatoes and peas.
- Vegetable curry (pictured above)
- Chana Masala – garbanzo beans in onion curry
- Begnan Bhartha – spiced squared eggplant with peas
- Bhindi Masa – fried, spiced okra with onions
- Aloo Gobi – sautéed potatoes with cauliflower
- Yellow Dal – moong beans with onions, tomatoes, garlic and ginger
- Mixed green salad
- Vegetable masala – mixed veggies in onion curry
- Mixed vegetable curry (pictured above)
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Gordon Ramsay Burger
Best for: If you’re here to see a good show (Like Backstreet Boys, baby!) or just to cross Gordon Ramsay spot off your bucket list.
Must try: Portobella mushroom burger.
Gordon Ramsay Burger’s Earth Burger is a popular hit. The patty is actually a portobella mushroom and comes with shaved vegetables. Ditch the bun, fontina cheese and herb aioli to make it vegan.
Best for: Those craving delicious Asian fare in a swanky environment.
Must try: The coconut curry dish — all day, every day.
This popular chain shows veggie love too. Our taste buds sing to the popular coconut curry vegetable dish. It comes with yellow curry sauce, crispy silken tofu, mushrooms and peanuts. Other delicious options at P.F. Chang’s include Ma Po tofu, Buddha’s Feast and stir-fried eggplant.
Best for: When quick fix Mexican fare just won’t do, this will hit the spot.
Must try: The Gardein blackened chick’n.
The vegan menu is so dang delicious. If you get the cheese dip, you’ll be dipping your other foods in there too. We do it every time. Make sure you order the vegan sour cream — you’ll be dipping that in everything too.
We dare your friends to try the marinated vegan chick’n fajita salad. It’s so good, it can pass as the real thing. The salad comes with Romaine hearts tossed in an onion thyme vinaigrette, topped with the chick’n, fajita pepper and onions inside a crispy flour tortilla. Devour it with vegan sour cream, pico de gallo and guacamole.
There are also vegan quesadillas, tacos, loaded nachos and much more available. Nacho Daddy is located just outside Miracle Mile Shops, near Pampas Brazilian Grille.
Best for: Those seeking Californian-inspired Italian cuisine in a gorgeous environment.
Must try: We’re partial to the marinated olives (we’ll take a whole bowl of them, please!), but the swiss chard rolls are one of the best-selling dishes — and it happens to be vegan.
Have your view and eat here, too. You can definitely have an upscale, veggie-friendly experience at GIADA. We’ve been told the restaurant has between 10 – 15 vegan orders a night. When you’re not gushing over the food, you’ll be admiring the breathtaking Strip view. Natural lighting in restaurants is always a plus. Check out these veggie options:
- Marinated olives with herbs and citrus
- Swiss chard rolls (filled with Indian spiced brown rice, tofu, raisins and pomodoro)
- Mushroom arancini with vegan-friendly aioli and pomodoro sauce
- Wood-roasted mushrooms with toasted marcona almonds (hold the ricotta salata if you’re vegan)
- Cipollini onions — agrodolce (sweet and sour) style
- Baby sweet peppers with olive tapenade (hold the goat cheese if vegan)
- Peeronata with caper berries and macadamia nuts
- Caponata with balsamic and toasted peanuts
- Lemon pesto grilled cheese (a popular vegetarian go to)
Helpful vegan and vegetarian restaurant tips
These are just a few of our favorite vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurants in Las Vegas. If your crew decides to eat somewhere that doesn’t have a clear vegan or vegetarian menu, check out our tips and also things to watch out for:
- Tell your server right away about your food restrictions and ask if the chef can accommodate to serve a meat-free (and meat-free based) dish. Even if it’s not listed on the menu, most restaurants can create something special (like sautéed veggies cooked in olive oil, lemon and spices.)
- Even if something looks meat-free on the surface, oftentimes there might be chicken or beef stock. Never shy away from asking!
- Shopping inside The Forum Shops? Sushi Roku and Border Grill also have vegan and vegetarian-friendly dishes to choose from.
- Loved your vegan adventure on the Las Vegas Strip? Woo hoo! Check out some of our favorite local vegan and vegan-friendly spots such as Cornish Pasty in Downtown’s Arts District; VegeNation (also downtown); Panevino (close to the Strip and airport); VegeWay on Jones Boulevard and Robindale Road (vegan drive-thru in southwest part of town); Ronald’s Donuts in Chinatown; and Dom DeMarco’s in Summerlin.
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