Vegans rejoice! During your stay in Las Vegas, you don't have to limit yourself to salads and desserts. Satisfy those meatless cravings with the delicious offerings found at the following restaurants.
In 2010, Wynn and Encore Las Vegas became the first resorts on the Strip to offer an extensive vegan culinary program after Steve Wynn became vegan and spearheaded the healthful menus. Every restaurant on the properties—be it French, Japanese or a steak house—offers innovative vegan menus in addition to its main specialties. Under the leadership of vegan chef Tal Ronnen, guests can find unique alternatives, such as the Vegan Clam Chowder (made with a cashew cream base and smoked oyster mushrooms) found at Lakeside, offered at any time of the day or night. Vegan beef and crab alternatives can also be found on the menu of this restaurant that overlooks Wynn's Lake of Dreams. Wynn Resort, (702) 770-3463
This Mediterranean restaurant is tops for flavorful cuisine among vegetarians and meat-eaters alike—some of the stunning specialties it offers herbivores are a tempting Tunisian stew, roasted beet salad and quinoa tabuli. 4147 S. Maryland Parkway, (702) 731-6030
Enjoy healthy south-of-the-border specialties at this uber-hip Mexican cantina. Among them are the gluten-free Garden Fajitas, made with mixed vegetables and steamed brown rice, and the vegan Avocado Tacos. Hard Rock Hotel, (702) 693-5525
A brand recognized for its global-inspired, healthful cuisine, Sammy’s offers menu selections made with local and organic ingredients. Among its vegetarian dishes is the divine Lebni Cheese & Pita Bread. Gluten-free selections are also available. 1501 N. Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, (702) 567-4000
Our favorite veggie pizza, the Back East Buffalo, has Daiya mozzarella shreds topped with Gardein chick’n strips tossed in mild buffalo sauce. Get it gluten-free as well. Mandalay Place, (702) 632-6470