Showing the kids that plant-based eating can be delicious as well as healthy is easier than you might imagine. The Las Vegas area is home to an abundance of vegetarian and vegan restaurants as well as restaurants with extensive plant-based menu sections. Whether your kids are eager to eat their veggies or they’re begging you for a burger, you’ll find plant-based meal choices close to home, sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.
Crème de la Crème of Las Vegas (Farm Rd.) put together this list of amazing restaurants in our own backyard to make it even easier to find the perfect spot for a plant-based meal out with the family. From tacos to pizza to, yes, hearty burgers, you’ll find it all in the Las Vegas area.
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Take the guesswork out of finding a delicious plant-based meal by heading over to VegeNation, a community-based restaurant dedicated to serving street food, all with a fresh and totally vegan twist. Meats, cheeses, ice creams, and more all come entirely from plants here. They have two locations, one in downtown Las Vegas and the other in nearby Henderson, making it even easier to plan a family meal at this unique local spot.
If VegeNation’s plant-based mission doesn’t already convince you to try it out, their range of menu options certainly will. Whether you’re in the mood for superfoods like raw veggies and avocados in a tasty taco or risotto, Vietnamese-style pho, or a loaded burger, this restaurant has all the vegan dishes you can imagine. Go for a pizza with gluten-free cauliflower crust, and add to the fun with a side dish like wok-sauteed vegetables or fresh-cut fries. The abundance of options makes it easy to find a vegan choice for adventurous and picky eaters alike.
Slice of Vegas at Mandalay Bay
Are you craving hearty Italian food on a vegan diet? Look no further than in our own city for a restaurant that serves up just that. Located at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, Slice of Vegas at Mandalay Bay makes it easy to savor Italian treats while sticking to a plant-based lifestyle with a separate vegan menu. That’s right: If the kiddos are in the mood for a delicious pizza or you’re looking to indulge in classic spaghetti and meatballs, this restaurant offers vegan options.
Meatless meatballs are only the beginning. Try a tasty salad or some pasta Fagioli soup, and treat the whole table to tasty garlic knots. If you want to get adventurous, the buffalo cauliflower is an intriguing treat. Then go for a specialty pizza, or build your own with toppings that range from black olives to arugula to pineapple and more. This restaurant even offers vegan dessert options if you’re in the mood for zeppoli or chocolate cake to close out the meal on a sweet note.
Bronze Café offers yet another local option that makes plant-based eating a breeze. With Summerlin and Las Vegas locations, this restaurant is just what you need when you’re looking for a casual meal of a sandwich or salad. They offer made-from-scratch vegan and vegetarian options as well as a variety of coffees, teas, and smoothies.
Bronze Café divides its menu into plant-based sections, so you can pick a dish you’re sure to love. Try a kale salad with toppings like roasted dill potatoes, curried quinoa, or avocado, or dive right into a hearty sandwich. Options range from sandwiches crafted from vegan meats (think: vegan pepperoni, TOFURKY, and even vegan bacon strips) to pitas chock full of veggies. The restaurant offers dishes with meat and dairy, so it’s a great place to visit with friends who aren’t vegan.
Yum Cha Restaurant
Yum Cha Restaurant is known for having some of the best dim sum in all of Las Vegas. You’ll also find a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan options on the extensive menu. There’s a whole section of the menu dedicated to vegetable tofu dishes, and the rest of the menu includes dishes made with vegetables or imitation meats, too. With so many choices, this restaurant makes it easy to get a plant-based (and super tasty!) meal.
For a truly memorable meal, there’s Simply Pure, a restaurant in the Container Park offering dishes by expert vegan chef Stacey Dougan. You’ll find everything from lasagna to enchiladas to chilled dishes and beyond. Order the popular nachos grande and treat the family to fresh corn chips smothered with vegan beef, cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream, and scallions. You can even go completely raw by getting cashew-based nacho cheese instead.
When it comes time to order the main dishes, you’ll find plenty to love. You can get hearty, savory dishes such as angel hair zucchini pasta, treat yourself to a classic favorite like vegan grilled cheese, or try a sampler platter if you just can’t decide. Stick around for desserts, including coconut-based cheesecake and almond truffles. You can even get bottles of Simply Pure’s dressings and cashew nacho cheese to take home if you’re looking for inspiration for putting together your own unique plant-based meals.
Cafe No Fur
Sometimes the kids just need some comfort food. (Okay, sometimes the adults need comfort food, too!) Enter: Cafe No Fur, an intimate Chinatown cafe serving all those comforting dishes, but cooked using plant-based ingredients. This restaurant is the place to go for those days when you just need a good hamburger or cheeseburger. Their options use Beyond Meat or Impossible Burgers, so you can treat the family to these favorite foods without sacrificing your plant-based commitment. You’ll also find seitan pepperoni pizza, chicken fingers, and more.
There it is, Crème de la Crème’s list of great plant-based restaurants right here in the Las Vegas area. We hope you’re feeling inspired to try out new vegetarian and vegan menu options next time you’re searching for a place to eat out with the kids. Did we miss a place where your family loves to eat? Let us know so we can check out your favorite plant-based spot and add it to our list!