Fully vaccinated and ready to take on the world, my husband and I enjoyed a quick trip to Las Vegas in May 2021. As with most of our adventures, it was fairly food motivated. I am including all of the places we ate in this post.
I made reservations for most of these restaurants almost a month before our trip so, be sure to plan ahead!
Chikyu || Vegan Sushi Bar & Izakaya
We arrived in Vegas just in time for dinner and Chikyu did not disappoint! This restaurant is currently open for dinner only. I recommend joining their Yelp waitlist before you get hungry.
- Garlic Edamame
- White Shoyu Ramen
- Desert Gold Roll
- Goldenhead Roll
- Mango Custard Dessert
The staff was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant and restrooms were sparkling and clean. In hindsight, I would have forgone the ramen and focused on trying more of their specialty rolls.
I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone who has an appreciation for Japanese cuisine.
Truth & Tonic Truth & Tonic, an all vegan wellness café located on the 4th floor of the Venetian Tower, is the first all vegan restaurant of its kind on the strip. You do NOT have to be a hotel guest to dine here.
This restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch.
- "Just Egg" frittata with apple "sausage"
- "Just Egg" Scramble
- Oat milk vanilla latte
The ambiance was just right and we really enjoyed our breakfast.
True Food Kitchen (Caesar's Palace)
After walking on the strip for several hours, we decided to stop at True Food Kitchen for a bite to eat.
- Charred cauliflower with harissa tahini
- Spinach and mushroom pizza.
We couldn't stop talking about the sauce that was atop the cauliflower as well as the delicious vegan almond ricotta on the pizza.
NOBU (Caesar's Palace)
NOBU was hands down our favorite meal for the entire trip! The ambiance, staff, and impeccable food was to die for. We opted for the vegan omakase. It's listed as vegetarian on their menu. If you inform your server that you are vegan they can adjust accordingly. The multi-course tasting allowed us to experience all of the different flavors NOBU is famous for. We experienced 3 cold entrees, 3 hot entrees, and 1 mind-blowing dessert. This is one of the few tasting experiences I've been to where I didn't leave feeling hungry. On the contrary, we both felt stuffed!
The Modern Vegan
This restaurant takes comfort food to a completely new level! We stopped by for lunch after going to Meow Wolf.
- French Toast Bacon Grilled Cheese
- Reuben Sandwich
As soon as the food came out, we realized that we should have shared. Even though the waitress assured us that the sandwiches were "standard" sized, I am here to tell you that these were anything but!
I highly recommend adding this restaurant to your list!
Din Tai Fung (Aria)
When we found out that Din Tai Fung had released a vegan menu, we made it a point to have dinner there. As much as we LOVED everything we tried, I'd like to note that the filling for all of the vegan dumplings and buns is the same. So, I encourage you to mix up your order with veggies and noodle dishes too.
- Vegan Wonton Soup
- Sautéed Kale with garlic
- Vegan Buns
- Vegan noodles with sesame sauce
- Lychee Green Tea with aloe
- Red Bean and Mochi Xiao Long Bao
Everything was so good, we made it a point to go to Din Tai Fung again when we returned home to California.
Terrace Point Café (Wynn)
It's tradition for us to eat at Terrace Point Café. Their vegan chik'n and waffles is our go to order. The waffles are savory and are served with a side of syrup options (sweet and spicy).
Terrace Pointe Cafe Website
This place had the quirky vibe I've grown to expect and love from vegan restaurants. It was a nice place to stop for a bite to eat after visiting The Neon Museum.
- Elote tamale
- Chicken Caesar salad
- Tempura avocado tacos.
The elote tamale was NOTHING like elote at all. It was more spicy than flavorful. We enjoyed the chicken Caesar as well as the tacos.
The food was good for a simple lunch. It's a cute spot for a quick bite.
Hell's Kitchen (Caesar's)
DO NOT GO HERE IF YOU ARE VEGAN!
This restaurant is NOT known for their vegan options. We only bothered to make a reservation because my husband is a fan of Chef Gordon Ramsey.
The menu has two vegan entrée options and one dessert option. The entree we chose was bland and, the waiter told us it was the better of the two options. The dessert was pretty tasty. With that being said, unless you are an omnivore, there's no need to eat at this restaurant.
Salt & Ivy (Aria)
Before departing, we used our breakfast credit at Aria's restaurant Salt & Ivy. Their vegan options were limited and overpriced but, we opted for this option because we wanted to use our hotel credits.
- Steel cut oats
- Acai bowl
- Coffee with almond milk (Their only milk alternative option was almond and it was a nasty combo with their coffee)
Overall, the dining on this trip exceeded our expectations!
Best breakfast: Truth & Tonic
Best lunch: The Modern Vegan
Best dinner: NOBU
If you get a chance to visit Las Vegas, I want to hear all about your vegan finds!
Be sure to comment below with your favorites!