Vegan Dining on the Strip
My brother is taking his vegan girlfriend to Vegas next week. We know about the Wynn casino and its vegan dining options, but are there any other strip casinos or restaurants known for vegan dining, or at least offering vegan options?
Thanks in advance.
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sybgal responded on Saturday, 19th July 2014
Have read that the buffet @ Caesars has many vegan options. A friend usually eats MAG for vegan dishes. Good luck!
thecosmicjester responded on Sunday, 20th July 2014
Strip restaurants *known* for vegan menus, not including WynnCore... Time to cue the Price is Right "bom-bom-ba-bom wooooooo" horns. There just aren't any; Vegas is likely the steakhouse capital of the world. That said, vegans can eat well on the Strip without feeling left out.
The first place that pops to mind is India Masala, which is in, of all places, the food court at Riviera. I remember the food being quite good (especially given the low-rent surroundings), their menu being quite extensive for a food court stall, and with Indian there *has* to be several naturally vegan choices. Bonus: It's open 24/7.
Buffets are a solid maybe. Your best bets are mid-tier and up. You can usually tour the buffet and ask about vegan dishes before you pay up and settle in; don't be afraid to move on if you don't like what you see.
The new Squeeze juice bar in Linq will certainly be right up her alley.
I just remembered about the fairly new 800 Degrees Pizza at Monte Carlo. They have a Marinara pie (no cheese) that appears vegan by default, which can be loaded up with all kinds of vegetable toppings.
Hash House A Go-Go has a few selections that look like they could be easily converted to vegan, and will certainly be very filling. Same goes for Serendipity 3, even if it appears the chef couldn't decide which vegetables to use on vegetarian dishes and just added ALL OF THEM.
Quite a few of the top-tier steakhouses have side dish selections that look good enough to make a meal. That is, if your brother's girlfriend will be OK with being around copious amounts of delicious charred animal flesh.
vespajet replied on Sunday, 20th July 2014
While many places offer vegetarian options, not everything that is vegetarian is also vegan. Wynn and Encore are the only two resorts in which there are vegan options at all of their restaurants, and elsewhere on the Strip, it's a lot harder to find. Scanning through some of the menus of places I've eaten at in Vegas, Julian Serrano at Aria does have some vegan items on their menu.
A quick Google search turned up a page on Tumblr that covers vegan options in Vegas.
Marty711 responded on Monday, 21st July 2014
Holsteins at Cosmo offers vegan burgers and milkshakes. Slice of Vegas at Mandalay Bay Shops has vegan pizza. If I remember correctly, Hakkasan offers some vegan selections
Buffets are an obvious choice but don't discount just calling ahead and seeing if a restaurant can make something special. In general, the fancier places will do special menus. Some even call you after you've made a reservation and ask if you have dietary restrictions so they know what to offer you on a tasting menu.
motoman responded on Monday, 21st July 2014
that may have been the best comment ever. Bravo!
good link, thanks! I love me the "copious amounts of delicious charred animal flesh," but that link will go in the "Vegas Expert" file. I'll even attribute the source.
sound suggestions. Man, this VT community rocks!