Diana Edelman

Top 10 Vegan and Vegetarian Eats on The Strip

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This isn’t just a passing fad in the culinary scene. Resorts up and down the Las Vegas Strip are going with the latest trend and are featuring a heavy vegan theme. That’s right: mindful eating is the new Kobe beef.

Wynn Las Vegas

Vegan Truffle Arancin at Lakeside (Wynn Las Vegas)

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Thanks to Steve Wynn, the restaurants inside his namesake and its twin, Encore, all serve up veggie and vegan dishes. At Bartolotta, veggie and vegan options abound. Try the Cappellacci di Porcini, mushroom filled ravioli with sage, or the Gnocchi di Patate con Fonduta di Pomodoro, a potato gnocchi in creamy tomato sauce and cheese. Over at Botero, check out the pasta and “clams,” served in konbu broth with quinoa and broccoli rabe and then finish the meal with some blackberry sorbet. The Country Club has heaps of options, like the tempe-style “crab cake” appetizer, sesame seared tofu or truffle creamed spinach. At Lakeside, slurp up some vegan “clam” chowder or indulge in fired Gardein Chick’N Breast. Sinatra has plenty of non-meat options like the Gardein Marsala or Agrumi, as does SW Steakhouse with its Gardein Vegan Meatballs. Switch Steak isn’t just about steak – it’s also got plenty of vegan options like the tofu Carpaccio or polenta mushroom cake or veggie pot pies. Tableau has got gorgeous vegan breakfast options like the “eggs” benedict with scrambled tofu and vegan “tuna” salad sandwiches. Finally, for some Asian options, check out Wazuzu with vegan sushi, dim sum, bowls and more.

3131 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702.770.7000 wynnlasvegas.com

Inside SLS Vegas, Cleo treats guests to Mediterranean dishes in an Old Hollywood atmosphere. Mediterranean dishes mean plenty of veggie and vegan options, like falafel, dumplings and more. Don’t forget about the salads and flat breads!

2535 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702.761.7612 slslasvegas.com


Bucatini at Giada

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Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis’ debut restaurant, Giada, located inside newly opened Cromwell, has plenty of options for vegetarian and vegans. Italian cuisine with a Californian influence, dishes include a cheese selection, veggie pizzas and soups, along with an antipasti menu, which caters to vegans like marinated olives and more. Pastas even have vegan options to keep guests happy.

3595 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702.777.3777 caesars.com

Julian Serrano
Over at ARIA, Chef Julian Serrano creates veggie and vegan options on his Spanish menu featuring small plates of deliciousness. Try the gorgeous Spanish tortilla for some protein or check out vegan options sautéed pardon peppers or vegetarian paella.

3730 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 877.230.2742 aria.com

Slice of Vegas
Pizza can be vegan, and Slice of Vegas inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Bay proves it with an entire vegan menu. Starting with meatless meatballs, vegan faux pies to pasta, it is an Italian eatery in vegan heaven.

3930 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702.632.6470 sliceofvegaspizza.com

Hussongs Las Vegas

This Mexican joint in The Shoppes at Mandalay Bay gives Mexican food lovers plenty of vegan options, thanks to its large vegan menu. Hussongs Las Vegas offers the traditional Mexican dishes with Gardein meats in tacos, burritos, chile rellenos and so much more. Start with chips and salsa and move straight into the entrees. To sweeten the experience, order up the vegan chocolate cake for dessert.

3930 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702.632.6450 hussongslasvegas.com


CRUSH at MGM Grand

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Crush, housed inside MGM, is another restaurant catering to the veggie/vegan crowd. It’s tagline is “eat, drink, love,” and the popular spot does this by offering both a vegetarian and vegan menu. Vegans can choose from five different dishes, including gardein chicken, risotto and tempura tofu; vegetarians have a slightly bigger selection with selections like kale salad, date and artichoke pizza and cavatelli.

3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702.891.2332 crushmgm.com

Yard House
With two locations on The Strip (Town Square and The Linq), Yard House offers a complete gardein menu for its customers. We’re talking wings, sliders, sandwiches, “meat” salads and more. The menu is quite extensive and an give even meat-eaters a chance to step out and try imitation meat instead.

The Linq: 3545 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702.597.0434
Town Square: 6593 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702.734.9273

Aria’s Sage restaurant may offer items like iberico ham, but it certainly doesn’t alienate vegetarians and vegans in Vegas. In fact, it embraces them. The artisanal American restaurant serves up a four-course vegetarian menu that includes a cauliflower steak and slow-poached eggs and more for just $75. Plus, it even offers an eight item vegan tasting menu with such goodies as creamy leek and potato and a shishito mescal float for $120.

3730 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 877.230.2742 aria.com

Red Velvet Cafe
Housed inside Fashion Show Mall in the heart of The Strip, Red Velvet Café (which has garnered a huge locals following Off-Strip), delivers vegetarian and vegan options with organic ingredients. The spot can make plenty of dishes vegan, thanks to offering vegan cheese and more.

Fashion Show: 3200 S Las Vegas Blvd #1850 702.998.9799 yelp.com

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