All The Places To Beat The Heat And Find Good Eats!
A Travel Guide To Eating Vegan In Vegas
V - stands for entirely Vegan
G - stands for entirely Gluten-free
VF - stands for Vegan-friendly: businesses that have vegan-friendly options for vegan guests to enjoy.
GF - stands for Gluten-free-friendly: businesses that have gluten-free-friendly options for gluten-free guests to enjoy.
As always this isn’t a sponsored post. It's just our two true loves coming together food and travel.
We always do a lot of research before we travel to make sure we have access to vegan foods that are: good, affordable and hopefully some new eats we haven’t tried before. So sit back and check out some drool worthy food that we really enjoyed and think you will too.
When you think bachelor party, spring break or bachelorette showers you often think of Las Vegas. But if you venture off the strip; the city has a lot to offer that doesn’t include the casino’s or partying. Lots of shopping, good food and great outdoor activities.
Vegas also has sweltering heat with temperatures well over 110 degrees, during our stay and heat advisories issued by the national weather service. All of that's to say, have lots of indoor plans in case it’s just too hot in the desert. That’s Vegas for outdoor activities.
Where We Ate
616 E Carson Ave #120, Las Vegas
Plant-Based eats. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Dine in, Takeout & Delivery.
Must-eat dish: Peaches n’ Cream crepes
Makers & Finders (VF/GF)
1120 S Main St Suite 110, Las Vegas
Latin Comfort Food Breakfast, Coffee, Tea and smoothies. Dine in & Takeout. Only a few selections that are vegan gluten-free like there vegan hash skillet.
Must-eat dish: Impossible Sando
With your choice of Vegan Croissant or Sourdough, Folded Just “Egg”, Impossible Sausage, Spiced Tomato Jam & Harissa Aioli.
True & Tonic at the Venetian. They are closed on Monday & Tuesday
They offer a wide-ranging menu of plant-based meals for both breakfast and lunch.
1130 S. Casino Center Blvd, #170 Las Vegas
Plant-Based Mexican Food. Lunch & Dinner. Dine in, Takeout & Delivery
Fantastic all vegan menu. With locations in Nevada and San Diego.
Must-eat dish: Vegan Birria tacos platter (beyond and jackfruit blend) with dipping broth, Taco de Jamaica (Hibiscus) tacos, Horchata Iced Coffee and Margarita flight.
390 N Stephanie St, Henderson
Lunch & Dinner. Dine in, Takeout & Delivery.
Asian fusion. 100% Vegan restaurant. Fast casual dining.
Must-eat dish: Salmon Sashimi, Chili Mango Crab Sushi Roll, Vegan Beef Bánh Mi Sandwich made with marinated tofu and Soy Thai tea.
DIN TAI FUNG at Aria (VF)
3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
Go to dining destination for steamed dumplings, buns and noodles with a good selection of vegan items; only a few gluten-free items. Lunch & Dinner. Dine in, Takeout & Delivery.
Must-eat dish: Wood Ear mushrooms in a vinegar dressing. Steamed Dumplings & Buns and Red Bean dessert buns.
New to the vegan scene Gordon Ramsey Hell's Kitchen at Caesars Palace.
If you're looking for a high-end vegan restaurant experience on the Strip, check out Hell's Kitchen. Options on their vegan menu are Pan-Seared Tofu Scallops, Vegan Artichoke Risotto and Quinoa Salad.
Blackout In The Dark
Or try a 7 course plant-based meal eaten in complete darkness. The meau is a mystery at Blackout In The Dark https://dineblackout.com/faqs/ The dining room has been specially designed to eliminate all outside light sources. Guest are asked to turn off their cell phones and leave them in the secure lockers.
The pre-fixed menu is a mystery menu for guests to enjoy and changes seasonally. Upon arrival, hosts take your allergy information before you enter the dining room. If you prefer, you can see the menu at the time of your reservation before you enter the dark dining room. The experience introduced new delicacies that most people have never been offered before.
Next trip we’ll try and find a vegan friendly buffet
Pink Box Doughnuts (VF)
Their vegan doughnut selections are available only at the 9435 W. Tropicana Ave., near Fort Apache Road location. Pink Box Doughnuts is open 24 hours on Friday & Saturday. The shop opens at 5am and the donuts do sell out, so get there early!
The six favorites are:
- Chocoholic, chocolate chip cake
- Veegee, a carrot cake doughnut topped with a vegan buttercream icing
- Da vegan cherry fritter, vegan cherry & cinnamon
- American Vegan, frosted with chocolate vegan buttercream
- Dr.’s Orders, apple cinnamon cake.
- Pink lemonade, raspberry lemonade cake
3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
Catch at Aria is one of Vegas’s most Instagrammable hot spots. This restaurant is not vegan. It's a seafood restaurant. But they have a fabulous vegan cheesecake option. Order a slice of their vegan Pistachio cheesecake with coconut sorbet, cherry raspberry jam perfect for any special occasion.
Ronald’s Donuts with two rows of vegan donuts. PETA regularly ranks it as one of the top donut shops in the nation. Just make sure you bring cash.
Site Seeing Things To Do
The Las Vegas Sign
5100 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
Go early, preferably on a weekday to avoid the crowds and the heat. Especially if you want a solo picture in front of the sign.
Just east of Page, AZ. It is located on Navajo land and is not a national park.
The canyons are located in the desert, and as a result, high heat and flash floods can be a problem.
The Navajo name for Upper Antelope Canyon is Tsé bighánílíní, which means the place where water runs through the (Slot Canyon) rocks.
It's accessible by Navajo guided tour only.
And you’ll need tickets to visit. We used Antelope Canyon Tour. Be on time. The guides are very knowledgeable and friendly, even helping everyone get the best shots of the canyon.
Getting To Antelope Canyon
The drive from Las Vegas to Page is about 4.5 hours one way.
There are actually two parts to Antelope Canyon; upper and lower and each requires separate tour bookings. The Upper canyon are were the most famous pictures are taken.
A few caveats. The ride there is very hot, dusty and extremely bumpy because it's off road, so wear your shades, mask and sunscreen. If you’re in a splurge kind of mood you can book tours that use SUV’s instead of trucks so at least your cool but fasten your seat belts it's going to be a bumpy ride lol.
There is also a three fourth’s mile walk up a slight hill in sandy terrain back to the truck.
Be mindful the the canyon is narrow. Anyone who is claustrophobic should also proceed cautiously.
Honorable Mention: Horseshoe Bend
This well-known horseshoe-shaped meander? in the Colorado River is about a 15 minute drive from Antelope Canyon, and just 10 minutes from Page.
Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam between Nevada and Arizona state. It was constructed during the Great Depression and took five years to build.
The Fountains of Bellagio
A famous water feature a lot of us have seen in the Ocean's film series.
Shows are every 30 minutes, between 3pm to 7pm Monday through Friday and every 15 minutes from 7pm to midnight. On weekends, the fountains run every 30 minutes from noon to 7pm and every 15 minutes from 7pm to midnight.
You can view the fountains from a couple of different vantage points. Of course in front of the fountains, from the top of Eiffel tower inside the Paris Hotel and lastly the fountain pathway leads from in front of the fountain, to behind them too so you can get a shot from behind the fountains, with the Paris hotel in the background.
770 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV
Nighttime is the best time to visit and buy tickets early, the evening sell out fast.
Next time we’ll ride the roller coaster at New York New York hotel and of course the casinos.
Where We Stayed
ARIA Resort & Casino Las Vegas by MGM Resorts International
3730 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89158
Awesome amenities - of course the usual suspects - gym, spa and three pools. But we will liked how digital savvy the hotel was. An iPad is your control center for your stay. Controlling your Do Not Disturb notifications, ordering food, controlling room temperature, lights and opening your curtains.
We definitely recommend downloading the MGM Resorts App. We were able to do early checkin, late checkout, pay for our self parking and request extra towels for the room all from the convenience of the app.
Free ARIA Express Tram connects ARIA to Bellagio, Vdara, Park MGM and The Shops at Crystal. We rode the tram to see the Bellagio Fountain show.
We rented a car so we could visit Ho
over Dam, Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend at our leisure.
It was very simple from the airport you can take a quick (less than 20 minutes) shuttle to the rental center complex with all the major chains. The shuttle runs every 15 minutes.
The seven floor parking garage at the Aria is separate from the hotel. The second floor has a bridge you walk over to get to the hotel casino level floor or check in via the app and head straight to your room. Access hotel elevators from the casino or promenade levels to get to your room.
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