If Las Vegas Isn’t Named After its Thriving Vegan Scene, it Should Be!

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Have you ever noticed how Las Vegas is very nearly Las Vegan? While we’re pretty sure the city isn’t named after a meat-free diet, it’s certainly embraced the similarity and is quickly building itself a reputation as a destination for foodies, with an influx of awesome new vegan restaurants. Let us take you on a vegan tour of Vegas, picking out some of our flavorsome favorites.

Getting to Las Vegas

Before we tuck in, let’s take a minute to think about how we’re going to get to Vegas for our culinary adventure. The city is super well connected with the rest of the US as it’s a hugely popular destination for tourists, but that can make booking flights more complicated as it means lots of competition and price variation.

In addition, finding suitable accommodation can be challenging simply because there are so many options to choose from – unless you have recommendations from close friends or family, it’s like picking a needle out of a haystack.

Nonetheless, there are ways around this. For example, during the planning and booking stages, you could consider researching your options via travel agencies. Franchises such as eDreams are renowned for offering several services, including flights, accommodations and package deals. By providing a few basic details like the number of passengers you intend to travel with, the location you’re departing from, and the intended departure and arrival dates, you’ll be able to browse an array of suitable options. This is an ideal way of filtering down your travel and accommodation prospects, all while taking into consideration pricing and other factors.

The best vegan restaurants in Vegas

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to eating in the Neon City, so to save you the trouble of reading all the reviews we’ve picked out four of our favorite vegan foodie hotspots in Las Vegas, each celebrated for its unique culinary offerings and commitment to cruelty-free dining.

The Modern Vegan

Let’s start with a restaurant that challenges the assumption that vegan food has to be all wholegrain and nutritious and that it can’t give you the same hearty, comforting vibe that classic American food is so well known for. Have you always thought that eating vegan would mean burgers were off the menu? You thought wrong.

The Modern Vegan on South Rainbow Boulevard has a menu crammed with veganized versions of all your favorites, including burgers, sandwiches, and indulgent desserts. The BBQ jackfruit nachos and the chick’n & waffles are two of the most popular choices, showcasing the restaurant’s dedication to creating familiar and satisfying dishes without compromising on flavor.

Tacotarian

Love Mexican food but can’t find good vegan tacos anywhere? Get yourself to Tacotarian, the plant-based Mexican restaurant that claims to have the biggest selection of vegan tacos in the universe! Yep, not just Nevada, the US, or even the world, but the whole universe! We’re assuming they’re banking on no one being able to check that one!

Tacotarian serves 14 different types of tacos, plus all of the usual Mexican classics like burritos, enchiladas, and quesadillas. The ‘Baja’ taco, with fried beer-battered avocado, cilantro-lime slaw, guac, and pico sounds immense.

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VegeNation

For a brilliant all-rounder with a menu to suit all tastes, VegeNation in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas stands out, with everything from the mouthwatering avocado pesto pasta to the flavorful Thai green curry bowl. VegeNation is definitely somewhere you could take meat-eating friends and they’d never know they were eating vegan. The restaurant is celebrated for its commitment to sustainability and locally sourced ingredients, which helps to make the dishes so tasty.

Simply Pure

Although not strictly speaking a restaurant, we couldn’t do a round-up of vegan places to eat in Las Vegas without giving a mention to Simply Pure. Situated in the Container Park in Downtown Las Vegas, Simply Pure is the first 100% plant-based food truck in Nevada, and it’s a firm favorite with visitors and locals alike.

Founded by renowned chef Stacey Dougan, Simply Pure is, as the name suggests, all about raw and organic ingredients to promote wellness and create food that’s simple, elegant, and, most importantly, super tasty. The lasagna, made with zucchini noodles and a savory walnut and sun-dried tomato filling, is a must-try.

We hope we’ve shown you that while Vegas may be best known for its bright lights and gambling, it’s also a pioneer in plant-based eating, showcasing that vegan cuisine can be both exciting and accessible. Get yourself to Sin City and try it for yourself!