There are still places in the world where vegans and vegetarians must subsist on salad alone when going out to eat. Not in Las Vegas. The city’s growing number of vegan and vegetarian options offer everything from sushi prepared without fish to meatballs made without meat. While the majority of menus in Las Vegas offer at least a few plant-based options, these off-Strip restaurants are vegan or vegetarian.Read More
19 Best Vegan and Vegetarian Off-Strip Restaurants in Las Vegas
Where to find off-Strip vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Las Vegas
Plant Power Fast Food
Sometimes you just crave a fast food-style burger and fries, and Plant Power Fast Food delivers with a retro-style brand and eco-friendly ethos. The northwest location is the first branch outside of California. Plant Power starts serving breakfast with Just Egg croissant sandwiches, and for lunch and dinner, try the Holy Guacamole or Big Zac burger, the Buffalo 66 “chicken” sandwich, and the iconic fries.
A longtime mobile vendor on the First Friday culinary circuit, Garden Grill now offers a brick and mortar restaurant on the westside at the Summerlin Gateway Plaza. Diners will find crispy chick’n sandwiches, beer-battered avocado tacos, plant-based carne asada fries, plus a kids’ menu with vegan cheese quesadillas and chicken strips.
Daikon Vegan Sushi & More
A restaurant specializing in 100 percent vegan sushi and entrees on the westside features Colorado chef Mindy Lim’s fare. Consider the menu plant-based Asian fusion fast food, with a roster of dishes such as sushi, vegan entrees, pressed juices, and smoothies. Daikon’s menu ranges from miso soup and stuffed jalapeño peppers to tempura-fried king oyster mushrooms in lieu of calamari. Sushi includes the black dragon sushi roll with eggplant “eel” on top with jalapeno, cilantro, and spicy “tuna” inside, roasted yellow bell pepper nigiri, roe “pockets” made from carrot juice and algae. The entrees include tempura-fried gluten chunks prepared as sesame chicken and a tonkatsu dish of panko-fried tofu skin.
Created in 2014 by vegan chef Donald Lemperle, this eco-friendly restaurant with a location downtown and in Henderson serves 100 percent vegan global cuisine. Diners love the Buffalo cauliflower wings served with ranch dressing and the chicken pot pie gnocchi topped with pie crust crumbles. A weekend brunch pairs elote tamales, chicken and waffles, and stuffed french toast with mimosas and CBD-infused tea.
Chef Kenny’s Asian Vegan Restaurant
A popular Chinatown dining choice among vegans and meat-eaters alike, Chef Kenny’s Asian Vegan Restaurant is known for vegan sushi rolls that rival versions made with fish. There’s also vegan Mongolian beef and vegan curry duck plus an array of bean curd dishes, veggie soups, and even vegan ginger soy Chilean sea bass.
Veggie House Vegetarian Restaurant
Established in 2012, this vegetarian and vegan Chinese restaurant imitates the taste and texture of meat using pressed tofu. Plant-based diners craving Chinese food favorites will be satisfied with plates of vegan General Tso’s chicken and spicy crispy beef plus vegan cheesecake for dessert.
Saffron, The Vegetarian Eatery
There are tons of options for casual vegan dining in Vegas, but for those looking for a more special occasion-appropriate spot, head to Saffron to eat East Asian food made with seasonal, local ingredients, drink natural wine, and enjoy the restaurant’s beautiful surroundings. Despite the name, most dishes are not only vegetarian, but vegan. Try the pumpkin coconut soup, bang bang cauliflower, and clay pot rice made with local king oyster mushrooms.
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SoyMexican Veggie Vegan Eatery first opened in 2018 as “El Cactus,” then moved to a food stand on Wyoming Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard, and now lives in its permanent home in El Mercado in Boulevard Mall. It’s an all-vegan, family-run joint with Mexico City-inspired dishes like street tacos, wet burritos, and tortas, all with protein options of soy meats in the style of asada, chorizo, pastor, and picadillo, or vegetables (mushrooms, peppers, and cactus).
NoButcher launched the first entirely plant-based version of a traditional deli in Vegas. Patrons can order vegan meat and cheese alternatives to go, or eat the house-created sandwiches, sides, and salads, available in combo deals. Choices include a pulled NoPork sandwich with barbecue sauce and maple mustard coleslaw, the Aloha NoRib served on a ciabatta roll, Mediterranean roasted vegetables, and their version of an Italian cold cut sandwich prepared with NoTurkey and NoPepperoni.
Blackout Dining in the Dark
Where else but Vegas would have a restaurant like Black Out, an establishment with a pitch-black interior where servers wear night vision goggles and you’ll feel your way around your meal. Dinner is a six-course, seasonally-changing affair inspired by one of three flavor profiles (sweet, spicy, savory) that you choose. The menu is entirely plant-based, though not advertised as such, and the staff will ask about any allergies you may have. Reservations are recommended though walk-ins are allowed.
Chef Kenny's Vegan Dim Sum
It’s pretty rare to find vegan — or even vegetarian — versions of dim sum, so when chef Kenny Chye decided to take a foray into these Cantonese classics, he filled a real void for plant-based eaters in the Vegas area. You’ll find vegan takes on dishes like shrimp siu mai, egg tarts and barbecue pork buns, as well as some Chinese favorites from his other spot.
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You’d never know this spot was vegan, because they don’t advertise it as such — and you won’t miss the dairy. Cinnaholic customers choose their preferred frosting and toppings before the cinnamon rolls are individually prepared at this vegan bakery with four Las Vegas locations. Keep it classic with a frosted cinnamon roll, or try a gourmet flavor like the Cookie Monster with cream cheese frosting, cookie dough pieces, and chocolate sauce.
The Modern Vegan
Conveniently located for UNLV students with an extensive menu, this trendy vegan restaurant does brunch right with vegan poutine, plant-based mac and cheese balls, and french toast bacon grilled cheese. Lunch is also served with giant burgers, buddha bowls, and even a vegan lobster roll, and for dessert try the “Holy Hell,” which is peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce, or deep-fried banana bread.
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For burgers, wraps, and chili cheese fries, casual dining destination Veggy Street is the place to go. The plant-based restaurant offers falafel cheeseburgers, vegan hot dogs, smoothies, and more. Diners can find two locations in Summerlin and Henderson.
Boasting 14 different vegan tacos and nine different protein choices, this southwest Las Vegas restaurant is home to plant-based Mexican food in a lively setting. Taco selections include plantain con mole, bean and cheese, mushroom asada, and pineapple with hibiscus. Tacotarian also offers enchiladas, burritos, and a brunch menu that includes Micheladas, french toast, chilaquiles, and breakfast tacos. Try a margarita or cocktail during happy hour. Also in the Arts District, Henderson, and Blue Diamond.
VeggiEat Xpress in Henderson is plant-based Asian fusion food with a Vietnamese focus in Henderson with an extensive menu of stir fry dishes, noodle soups, sandwiches, vegan sushi, and desserts, to name a few of its many options. A quick tip: Take some friends so you can try a variety of dishes. Diners recommend the gua bao buns, potstickers, sesame crunchy shrimp sushi roll (or any sushi roll), vegan ginger duck pho, Korean BBQ plate, and don’t forget to order some vegan tiramisu to finish off your meal.
In late 2021, creators of Tacos & Beer and Firefly, John and Tabitha Simmons, with cook Amelia Cooper opened Graze Kitchen, which serves produce-forward comfort food in the southwest and is open for breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, and dinner. Some standout dishes are the seasonal soup (currently sweet potato bisque with tempeh “bacon bits”), the spicy firecracker cauliflower, and the Korean BBQ bowl. For brunch, order salted pecan French toast made with coconut custard, and crab cake benedict with cashew hollandaise. Cocktails and wine are also available for dining in.
The first fully vegan Italian restaurant in Vegas offers hearty Italian comfort food, with many gluten-free options as well. Offerings of soups, salads, pasta dishes like eggplant parmesan, lasagna, and manicotti, flatbreads, and a pasta bar that includes zucchini noodles and sauce choices including pesto, spicy tomato, and lemon garlic make the menu.
Govinda’s Vegan Restaurant
A true hidden gem tucked away inside the Radha Govinda Hare Krishna Temple, Govinda’s Vegan Restaurant is an all-you-can-eat buffet. For a $9.95 donation, diners can load up on dhal soup, curry with tofu and beans, chutney, pasta salad, and semolina pudding for dessert. The menu is subject to change.