Las Vegas might not be the first city that comes to mind when you think of healthy food, but believe it or not, we have quite a few options for people who want to eat a plant-based diet.
Vegan food in Las Vegas has evolved a lot in the past few years – in a very good way. Gone are the days when being vegan meant all you could eat was a salad or some carrot sticks.
Vegan restaurants in Las Vegas are serving every type of food you can imagine. We’re talking nachos, burgers, tacos, spaghetti and meatballs, Asian noodles and cheesecake.
These Las Vegas restaurants will satisfy vegans as well as their meat-eating friends. The dishes are so good you won’t even miss the meat.
Here are the best vegan restaurants in Las Vegas:
VegeNation is a popular vegan restaurant with locations in Downtown Las Vegas and Henderson. The menu here is 100 percent plant based and much of the food is locally sourced.
The menu offers a wide variety of options to suit any taste including some delicious comfort food like Mac N Cheese Pizza with creamy mac and cheese, chipotle ranch and Blazin’ Doritos.
Burger lovers should try the Mac Daddy Burger, which is topped with mac and cheese, collard greens, barbecue sauce and secret burger sauce. It’s served with fresh cut fries and organic ketchup.
You’ll also find all your traditional desserts here including baked Alaska, warm apple cobbler and chocolate molten lava cake.
Dr. Andrew Weil, renowned physician and doctor of integrative medicine, founded True Food Kitchen with the philosophy that food should make you feel better. There are two locations in Las Vegas – in Summerlin and at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.
The food here is mainly plant based with vegetarian and vegan options and the menu rotates regularly to bring in fresh seasonal ingredients.
Try the butternut squash pizza with caramelized onion, roasted garlic, kale, vegan almond ricotta, dried cranberry and sage. Another favorite is the spaghetti squash casserole with crushed organic DiNapoli tomatoes, caramelized onion, zucchini and fresh mozzarella.
The eclectic menu also includes Asian-inspired dishes like Korean noodles – sweet potato glass noodles, pickled shiitake, organic spinach, rainbow carrot, bean sprout and toasted sesame.
Think Mexican food can’t be vegan? Think again. Tacotarian is a plant-based Mexican eatery that focuses mainly on tacos but offers other Mexican staples with a twist as well. There are two locations in Las Vegas.
You can get all your Mexican favorites here like al pastor tacos made with seitan (a meat alternative made with wheat gluten), achiote, cilantro cream, pineapple, pico de gallo and salsa.
The Gabacho tacos are made with seasoned Beyond beef, lettuce, cheddar, crema and pico de gallo on a crispy corn tortilla.
Barbacoa tacos use chili-braised jackfruit as a meat substitute and are topped with onion and cilantro.
Other takes on Mexican favorites include cauliflower ceviche, flautas and burritos. For dessert there’s coconut cake and arroz con leche with rice, coconut milk, vanilla and cinnamon.
Vegan chef Stacey Dougan is the founder of Simply Pure, which offers a full menu of cooked and raw entrees that will please meat eaters and non-meat eaters alike.
Start out with jicama chili cheese fries, made with raw seasoned jicama, vegan beef, cheddar cheese sauce, pico de gallo and scallions.
Favorite entrees include the Mamma Mia Lasagna with vegan sausage, tofu ricotta mozzarella, fresh spinach, basil and marinara. Asian tacos are made with vegan beef, shredded cabbage, fresh herbs, vermicelli noodles, sesame seeds, wakame seaweed, sweet chili sauce and sriracha.
For the ultimate comfort food, try the grilled cheese with pesto and tomato.
The Modern Vegan, located near UNLV, offers a massive menu of more than 100 vegan options. It features classic American dishes, a full bar and a wide variety of desserts.
You’ll find vegan versions of all your favorite appetizers from jalapeno poppers to loaded nachos, poutine and potato skins.
For breakfast, there’s a wide range of choices from skillets to waffles to a breakfast burrito made with tofu scramble, peppers, onions, beans, corn, cheddar, sour cream, salsa and guacamole.
Lunch and dinner items include burgers, salads and sandwiches including a lobster roll made with heart of palm mix, celery, red onion and dill topped with avocado crema.
You can even enjoy Chick’N Parm, a battered, breaded and fried crispy Chick’N cutlet topped with peppers, onions, marinara and mozzarella.
Go Vegan Café opened in the southwestern part of the Las Vegas valley in 2015. The restaurant features vegan dishes, raw food options, a salad bar, juices, smoothies and cold-pressed coffees.
For breakfast, enjoy pancakes, waffles and tofu scrambles.
The lunch and dinner menu includes burgers, pizza, tacos and sandwiches.
Try the vegan chili made with red beans, millet, Beyond Crumbles, tomato, bell peppers, onions and jalapeno. It’s topped with a blend of cheeses, sour cream and green onion.
Meatloaf lovers can try the homemade lentil loaf with barbecue sauce. Another tasty option is the BBQ Pulled Jack sandwich with jackfruit “meat” marinated in herbs and spices, house barbecue sauce, served on sopapillas with coleslaw, pickles and pickled onions.
Veggie House, located in Las Vegas’s Chinatown area, has been recognized for its outstanding Chinese cuisine. All of your Chinese food favorites have been made vegetarian and vegan including kung pao shrimp, General Tso chicken, beef and broccoli, sweet and sour chicken, ramen and noodles.
Chef’s specials include a spicy veggie Mongolian beef with soy meat, bell pepper, celery and special sauce and spicy pad Thai noodles with bell pepper, rice noodles, bean sprouts and peanut.
Chef Kenny Chye started out at Veggie House and became known for his recreations of favorite meaty Chinese dishes. He has since opened his own restaurant, Chef Kenny’s Asian Vegan Restaurant.
You’ll find an impressive selection of vegan sushi here, including nigiri and hand rolls as well as specialty rolls like the Rainbow Roll made with cucumber, avocado and carrots and topped with tuna, salmon, eel, tofu and eel sauce.
Chye’s specialty items include spicy crispy beef, spicy Mongolian beef, Kung Pao with shrimp, chicken and beef, and Chilean sea bass.
Flower Child is a national healthy restaurant chain with a location in Summerlin. Most items on the menu are vegetarian and vegan. Food is made from scratch, using local farm-fresh ingredients.
The menu offers a nice selection of salads, wraps and bowls like the Mother Earth with ancient grains, sweet potato, portobello mushroom, avocado, cucumber, pistachio pesto, charred onion, leafy greens, red pepper miso vinaigrette and hemp seed.
There are also several entrees where you can pick your own protein (including tofu) and two sides. Sides include Yuzu Brussels sprouts and red chile glazed sweet potato.
Owner Cyndy Violette opened Violette’s Vegan with the goal of making good vegan food more accessible. The café has an extensive menu specializing in recreations of classic comfort food favorites. Starters include cauliflower bites, mac and cheese balls and nachos.
For breakfast you’ll find pancakes, biscuits and gravy and Violette’s Muffin Melt with tofu scramble, a veggie sausage patty, Thousand Island Dressing and melted cheese on an English muffin.
Lunch and dinner dishes include salads, burgers, sandwiches, wraps and entrees. Be sure to try VV’s Country Fried Chicken with fried seitan, mashed potatoes, country gravy, corn, red peppers, coleslaw and a biscuit.
Garden Grill started out in Las Vegas as an occasional pop-up at festivals and events and now has a permanent location in Summerlin.
One of the favorite items on the menu is the crispy Chick’N sandwich with fried Chick’N, lettuce, tomato and chipotle aioli.
You’ll find other delicious dishes like beer battered avocado tacos with a creamy cilantro pepita dressing and carne asada fries with plant-based steak, pico de gallo, guacamole and chipotle sour cream.
With NoButcher, vegans can have an authentic deli experience with homemade plant-based sandwiches, meats and cheeses.
Two of the most popular sandwiches are the Pulled NoPork Sandwich and the Aloha NoRib Sandwich with barbecue teriyaki sauce, slaw, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, pineapple and cilantro on a crispy ciabatta roll.
Other traditional deli favorites include a NoTuna sandwich made with chickpea salad, tomato, lettuce, cucumber and red onion on a crispy ciabatta roll. You can even get an Italian cold cut sandwich with NoTurkey and NoPepperoni with lettuce, tomato, onion and special garlic-herb cream cheese on a crispy ciabatta roll.
Tarantino’s is your traditional Italian family-owned restaurant and it’s the first 100 percent plant-based Italian restaurant in Las Vegas.
Create your own dish with the pasta bar. Pick a pasta and a sauce including pomodoro, spicy tomato, marinara, pesto, lemon garlic butter, Alfredo and Bolognese. You can also add enhancements like basil, spinach, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, roasted red pepper and plant-based proteins.
You’ll find all your Italian favorites here including flatbreads, garlic bread, fried zucchini sticks, antipasto and bruschetta. Entrees include eggplant Parmesan and lasagna made with faux beef crumbles and almond ricotta.
Pancho’s Tacos serves authentic Mexican food with a vegan touch. The popular restaurant has three locations around town and offers an extensive menu.
Breakfast choices include chorizo burritos, chilaquiles and tofu rancheros.
For lunch and dinner you’ll find burgers, hot dogs, salads, pizzas, tamales, tortas, burritos, enchiladas and of course, tacos.
Tacos can be made with your choice of wheat or soy vegan proteins, jackfruit, mushroom and cactus. Indulge in all your favorites including street tacos and fish tacos.
VeggiEat Xpress offers three locations in town with foods made from soy protein, pea protein and wheat to create a texture and flavor you won’t believe is vegan.
Menu items include sandwiches, egg rolls, Buffalo wings and Asian-inspired entrees like spicy basil tofu and eggplant (fried tofu, eggplant, bell peppers, chili pepper, ginger and basil leaves), curry vegetable and vegan ribs with black bean sauce.
POTs is the first Egyptian eatery in Las Vegas, serving traditional Egyptian street food that just all happens to be vegan.
Specialties include falafel Samosas – crispy dough stuffed with falafel batter and harissa, drizzled with roasted red bell pepper sauce.
You’ll also want to try the cauliflower Shawarma with crispy cauliflower tossed in shawarma spices and served in pita bread.
Save room for delectable desserts including Konafa Cups – shredded konafa dough stuffed with coconut pudding and drizzled with sugarcane syrup, and tahini shakes with your choice of milk (soy, almond or coconut), medjool dates, cinnamon, chia seeds, tahini paste and shredded coconut.
Veggy Street is a plant-based restaurant with 100 percent vegan options served at two locations in Las Vegas.
The restaurant offers a typical American food menu with chili dogs, burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, wraps and milkshakes.
Try the BBQ Burger with red cabbage, mayo sriracha, bacon bites, caramelized red onion, pepperjack cheese and barbecue sauce on a pretzel bun.
Another favorite is the Street Sandwich with ground vegan meat, mixed greens, peppers, onions, mushrooms, spicy hummus sauce and mozzarella on a pretzel bun.