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13 Essential Lunch Spots in Las Vegas

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In a city like Las Vegas, lunch is essential. It could be a heaping plate of eggs, a street taco smorgasbord, Okinawa onigiri, or a warming bowl of pasta with a glass of wine, but whatever the impulse, it’s worth stopping to take a midday meal. Whether you’re catching a quick meal or exploring the city, you’ll need the fuel.

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This breakfast and lunch spot downtown serves a tight menu of super comforting morning and afternoon meals. For an extra cozy meal, go for the aptly named killer grilled cheese served on thick Texas toast and paired with tangy tomato soup.

Grilled cheese and tomato soup
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Janna Karel

Le Thai 2

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Le Thai’s lunch menu includes a lunch-sized choice of entree like curry, stir-fry, or spicy eggplant and a drink for just $12.

Tacotarian

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Vegans and meat-eaters alike flock to Tacotarian for its plant-based menu of Mexican specialties. Got for seitan versions of carne asada or al pastor, a take on a Baja-style fish taco that subs fried avocado for fish, or even a birria platter complete with broth for dipping.

A close-up of vegan tacos with lime wedges
Tacotarian
Tacotarian

Good Pie

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Grab lunch on the go from Good Pie’s Main Street window where you can get a quick slice, or head inside for a sit-down lunch of grandma-style, Brooklyn, or Detroit-style pies. Greek salad, meatballs, Caesar salad, and more snacks round out the menu.

Square Pizza with sausage at the Good Pie
Good Pie
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Baby Birds Cafe

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For a quick lunch next to Lake Sahara, Baby Birds Cafe offers salads and bowls that are as pretty as the floral-inspired dining room. Avocado toasts, smoothie bowls, and garden salads are plated with slices of watermelon radish, perfectly poached eggs, and even edible flowers.

A spread of bowls and salads with edible flowers
Baby Birds Cafe
Baby Birds Cafe

Tacos El Gordo

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Tacos el Gordo has two Vegas-area locations. The Strip location often has a line, but it’s worth it for Tijuana-style tacos stuffed with juicy chorizo, suadero, adobada, and more.

O.Onigiri

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O.Onigiri does open-face Okinawa onigiri, a rice-wrapped snack stuffed with spam, egg, teriyaki sauce, and pretty much whatever else you can dream up. The soft shell crab onigiri is popular, or try the curry chicken katsu version with a potato croquette for an off-menu treat.

Eater 38 star Lamaii is open daily from 11:15 a.m. on, so if your need for lunch strikes you at 3 p.m., you're in luck. They serve the same menu of Thai pork salad, fried pork with fish sauce, Thai oysters, drunken noodles, fried rice, curry, and more all day, which means going for lunch is a great way to pack in a special daytime meal.

Phở Kim Long Restaurant

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Quick service, plenty of tables, and an extensive menu of pho, stir-fried noodles, banh xeo, clay pots, and more have made this a go-to spot for locals and tourists alike — at all hours.

Night + Market

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LA-transplant Night + Market just recently launched lunch service on Fridays and Saturdays, making it a great place to grab a meal to start off a weekend. The menu includes a couple of lunch-only items, including a Thai steak salad with grilled ribeye and Thai boxing chicken, a barbecued chicken thigh served with sticky rice.

Where Eataly in other cities is mostly a grocery store, Vegas’s version is mostly a food court. Build your own perfect meal from counters serving salumi, fresh pastas, salads, seafood, and more.

Neighbors

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This bright, airy restaurant offers a selection of fresh-tasting hot and cold dishes until 3 p.m. Favorites include a honey ricotta peach tartine with bacon and white peaches, a shakshuka with slow-stewed spiced tomatoes, and a citrus cobb salad with spicy citrus vinaigrette.

An airy restaurant filled with plants
Neighbors Cafe
Neighbors Cafe

Craftkitchen

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Breakfast and lunch is served all day at CraftKitchen so crispy avocado tacos, Korean fried chicken burgers, churro-style waffles, and creme brulee-stuffed french toast is on the menu until the restaurant closes at 3 p.m. Chef Jaret’s selection of pastries and treats change daily meaning there is always the potential for cinnamon rolls, croissant-like kouign-amann, monkey bread, and scones.

Short rib hash at CraftKitchen
CraftKitchen
CraftKitchen

Eat

Grilled cheese and tomato soup
Eat
Janna Karel

This breakfast and lunch spot downtown serves a tight menu of super comforting morning and afternoon meals. For an extra cozy meal, go for the aptly named killer grilled cheese served on thick Texas toast and paired with tangy tomato soup.

Grilled cheese and tomato soup
Eat
Janna Karel

Le Thai 2

Le Thai’s lunch menu includes a lunch-sized choice of entree like curry, stir-fry, or spicy eggplant and a drink for just $12.

Tacotarian

A close-up of vegan tacos with lime wedges
Tacotarian
Tacotarian

Vegans and meat-eaters alike flock to Tacotarian for its plant-based menu of Mexican specialties. Got for seitan versions of carne asada or al pastor, a take on a Baja-style fish taco that subs fried avocado for fish, or even a birria platter complete with broth for dipping.

A close-up of vegan tacos with lime wedges
Tacotarian
Tacotarian

Good Pie

Square Pizza with sausage at the Good Pie
Good Pie
Sam Abrams

Grab lunch on the go from Good Pie’s Main Street window where you can get a quick slice, or head inside for a sit-down lunch of grandma-style, Brooklyn, or Detroit-style pies. Greek salad, meatballs, Caesar salad, and more snacks round out the menu.

Square Pizza with sausage at the Good Pie
Good Pie
Sam Abrams

Baby Birds Cafe

A spread of bowls and salads with edible flowers
Baby Birds Cafe
Baby Birds Cafe

For a quick lunch next to Lake Sahara, Baby Birds Cafe offers salads and bowls that are as pretty as the floral-inspired dining room. Avocado toasts, smoothie bowls, and garden salads are plated with slices of watermelon radish, perfectly poached eggs, and even edible flowers.

A spread of bowls and salads with edible flowers
Baby Birds Cafe
Baby Birds Cafe

Tacos El Gordo

Tacos el Gordo has two Vegas-area locations. The Strip location often has a line, but it’s worth it for Tijuana-style tacos stuffed with juicy chorizo, suadero, adobada, and more.

O.Onigiri

O.Onigiri does open-face Okinawa onigiri, a rice-wrapped snack stuffed with spam, egg, teriyaki sauce, and pretty much whatever else you can dream up. The soft shell crab onigiri is popular, or try the curry chicken katsu version with a potato croquette for an off-menu treat.

Lamaii

Eater 38 star Lamaii is open daily from 11:15 a.m. on, so if your need for lunch strikes you at 3 p.m., you're in luck. They serve the same menu of Thai pork salad, fried pork with fish sauce, Thai oysters, drunken noodles, fried rice, curry, and more all day, which means going for lunch is a great way to pack in a special daytime meal.

Phở Kim Long Restaurant

Quick service, plenty of tables, and an extensive menu of pho, stir-fried noodles, banh xeo, clay pots, and more have made this a go-to spot for locals and tourists alike — at all hours.

Night + Market

LA-transplant Night + Market just recently launched lunch service on Fridays and Saturdays, making it a great place to grab a meal to start off a weekend. The menu includes a couple of lunch-only items, including a Thai steak salad with grilled ribeye and Thai boxing chicken, a barbecued chicken thigh served with sticky rice.

Eataly

Where Eataly in other cities is mostly a grocery store, Vegas’s version is mostly a food court. Build your own perfect meal from counters serving salumi, fresh pastas, salads, seafood, and more.

Neighbors

An airy restaurant filled with plants
Neighbors Cafe
Neighbors Cafe

This bright, airy restaurant offers a selection of fresh-tasting hot and cold dishes until 3 p.m. Favorites include a honey ricotta peach tartine with bacon and white peaches, a shakshuka with slow-stewed spiced tomatoes, and a citrus cobb salad with spicy citrus vinaigrette.

An airy restaurant filled with plants
Neighbors Cafe
Neighbors Cafe

Craftkitchen

Short rib hash at CraftKitchen
CraftKitchen
CraftKitchen

Breakfast and lunch is served all day at CraftKitchen so crispy avocado tacos, Korean fried chicken burgers, churro-style waffles, and creme brulee-stuffed french toast is on the menu until the restaurant closes at 3 p.m. Chef Jaret’s selection of pastries and treats change daily meaning there is always the potential for cinnamon rolls, croissant-like kouign-amann, monkey bread, and scones.

Short rib hash at CraftKitchen
CraftKitchen
CraftKitchen

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