In this guide to the best vegan restaurants in Las Vegas, I’m sharing the most heavenly eats in Sin City! I’ve shared my favorite vegan restaurants in other cities I love (like Chicago), and now I’m taking on Vegas.
Vegas is a foodie mecca, and in recent years its vegan restaurant scene has exploded with wonderful juice and smoothie spots, tasty dinner options, and everything in between.
Below are my favorite places for a full day of delicious, vegan eats broken down into two options for each meal including coffee (because coffee is the most important meal of the day, isn’t it?!).
Coffee: PublicUs or Vesta Coffee Roasters
As far as vegan restaurants in Las Vegas go, PublicUs is a true gem. Located in hip, downtown Vegas it’s a wonderful place to caffeinate before a day of explorations.
The baristas here take coffee-making VERY seriously and the effort pays off in bold, never bitter pour-overs and yummy specialty lattes.
PublicUs makes the cut because it offers milk-alternatives like almond milk, cashew milk and even macadamia nut milk, plus a variety of vegan eats. I recommend the avocado toast; it’s a perfect match for your morning coffee.
The Macadamia Nut Latte shown above is my favorite drink on the menu. The nut-paste is made in-house and adds a bit of crunch. Sounds weird, but it really works!
If you’re in Vegas during a heat wave, get the Macadamia Nut Latte iced for ultimate refreshment.
Vesta Coffee Roasters
I had been to Vegas many times before giving Vesta Coffee Roasters a try, and boy was I missing out! Vesta is a wonderful, airy coffeeshop in downtown Las Vegas, and as an added bonus, it is right in the middle of Vegas’s street art scene.
I suggest grabbing a coffee then taking a photography stroll through the neighborhood!
Another thing I love about Vesta? Its mission statement:
quality roasts, traceable bean origins, and a commitment to the families that help us bring you the best coffee, from the farmer to your cup.
I ordered a Macadamia-Almond Latte (to do a taste comparison with the one at PublicUS!), and it was fantastic. It had less texture than the one at PublicUs so if you don’t like macadamia bits in your latte, this may be a better option for you.
Don’t miss Vesta’s extensive whole bean selection. A bag of coffee beans is a great gift for your coffee-lover friends back home or for yourself when you want to recreate the experience!
Pro tip: If you’re digging the coffee options in this article and want to check out even more great coffee shops in my hometown, Chicago, this is for you!
Breakfast: Juice Stars or Pressed Juicery
I really appreciate how far Las Vegas has come with its vegan breakfast options. Gone are the days when you had to settle for heavy, dried out buffet food.
Now there are countless juice and smoothie spots where you can start your day with something nutritious and delicious.
If you take my recommendation to go to PublicUs, be sure to also stop into Juice Stars. It’s just a short walk away.
Juice Stars always tempts me with their toasts menu options. I thought I was being quite #basic when I ordered the S.D. Avocado Toast, but this baby was anything but.
The “SD” stands for sun dried tomato pesto, and it packed a punch! Tangy and bold, the pesto made my taste buds do a little happy dance as I scarfed down the toast.
I recommend pairing your toast with the Bee Resilient smoothie. It has so many nutritious ingredients like spinach, pineapple, honey and avocado. If you’re a next-level vegan, you can always ask them to leave out the honey.
I haven’t tried the smoothie bowls yet, but for my next visit, I’m definitely having the Fairytale Bowl with dragonfruit. I stalked it on Insta (as you do), and it looks soooo good.
If you have a smoothie here before I get a chance to, let me know what you think!
If you had a heavy meal the night before and are still carrying a food baby in your belly, you may be in the mood for something light.
This happened to me after I had dinner at Sparrow+Wolf. The meal was incredible but so heavy, and I was craving something green (preferably in liquid form) the next day.
Pressed Juicery came in clutch! All the juice options are vegan, and there are two convenient locations — one outside The Strip at Tivoli Village and one on The Strip at ARIA Resort & Casino so you’re never too far from a tasty cold-pressed juice.
I went for the Greens 3 juice, described as “the most popular juice on [the] entire menu! […] Greens 3 is a great choice for getting in your everyday greens, and as an immune boost when you’re feeling under the weather.”
16 oz of kale, spinach, parsley, cucumber, celery, apple, lemon, and ginger had me feeling like I could climb a mountain!
Plus, whenever I’m traveling I get paranoid that I’m about to get sick so I love a vitamin-infusion for breakfast to give my immune system a boost.
Lunch: Bronze Cafe or Fruits & Roots Cold Pressed Juice Bar + Wellness Kitchen
Vegan restaurants in Las Vegas don’t always have the most portable food. That’s where Bronz Cafe comes in.
I had planned a Lake Meade and Hoover Dam side trip from Vegas and wanted to pick up a plant-based picnic. My research led me to a hidden-gem called Bronze Cafe.
With several plant-based sandwiches and wraps, Bronze Cafe has tons of options that travel well and keep you full for a long afternoon of sight-seeing.
I opted for the Tree of Life Pita (yes, I’m a hippy!) stuffed with red peppers, avocado, greens, tomatoes, pickled onions, and a “house-made cashew crema” and Brazilian nut crumble to top it all off.
To make the meal even heartier, add any of their delicious smoothies to your order. I’m partial to the Just Too Good For You and the Berries & Cream.
If you spot their peanut butter millet balls by the check-out area, you should definitely get those too. For a healthy treat, they are suspiciously tasty!
For true taco lovers, Taco Tuesday is everyday! But it wasn’t always easy to find vegan Mexican restaurants in Las Vegas.
Tacotarian changed all that. This place serves incredible, plant-based Mexican dishes like al pastor, chorizo, and baja tacos, along with classics like burritos enchiladas, and chilaquiles.
And because everything is vegan AND delicious you can’t go wrong trying a lot of different dishes here. My favorites include the baja tacos with fried, beer-battered avocado, cilantro-lime slaw, guac and pico and the al pastor tacos with seitan, achiote, cilantro cream, pineapple, and salsa morita.
Their creamy guacamole is also a MUST. I just wish it was bigger!
Pro tip: Tacotarian has a really easy online ordering system if you prefer to get their delicious, vegan eats to go!
Dinner: VegeNation or Simply Pure
VegeNation is a plant-based powerhouse and one of my favorite vegan restaurants for dinner in Las Vegas. Not only is the ambiance wonderful — cozy patio in the back, bright interior, colorful wall art, and lots of greenery — the food is hearty and delicious.
This place nails breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner! But because the best dishes tend to be on the heavier side, I recommend coming for dinner and bringing friends for the dish-sharing assist.
You can’t go wrong with the Muchas Gracias (above) — three quesadillas stuffed with black beans and sweet potato, drizzled with chipotle ranch, and served with pico de gallo and guac. I’m literally drooling as I type this!!
I also like to get the black bean chili stuffed sweet potato on the side because why the heck not. It’s bursting with flavor and warm comfort food goodness.
Last time I was here my awesome server recommended the Buffalo Cauliflower Wings, but I was flying solo and didn’t have the stomach real estate to try them. Guess now I have yet another reason to come back!
Simply Pure is the love-child of local chef, Stacey Dougan. Chef Dougan’s passion for plant-based food comes from her own experience overcoming health issues like eczema and candida, and her goal is “to inspire others to embrace more plant-based foods in their diet without feeling deprived.”
If you’re new to plant-based or vegan cuisine, a dinner at Simply Pure is a fantastic intro since most of the dishes will sound and taste familiar.
The kind employee working here recommended that I try the Green Chili Enchiladas with vegan protein beef, zucchini, sautéed peppers and onions wrapped in corn tortillas topped with green chili sauce, vegan con queso, pico de gallo, sliced avocado, and a side of mixed greens.
These were SOOOO GOOD! All my favorite Mexican flavors melded together in a beautiful mouth symphony of deliciousness.
If you can’t decide on just one dish, get a sampler platter and try several! The Ultimate Sampler includes the Zucchini Pasta Trio, “Chicken” Salad Lettuce Wrap, and Vegan Taco. Add a fresh juice for even more nutrients!
Pro tip: Simply Pure is located in Container Park in downtown Las Vegas, a hip, unique place to explore before or after dinner with lots of cool shops (and a giant Praying Mantis sculpture that puts on a fire show at night)!
Bonus: Fruits & Roots Cold Pressed Juice Bar + Wellness Kitchen
I couldn’t leave Fruits & Roots’ off of my Vegas vegan eats list. This place is too good and has so many delicious, plant-based options.
“Drink well, eat well, live well” is the motto here, and with a variety of wellness bowls, wraps and superfood soups, you can do just that. As an added bonus, Fruits & Roots accommodates almost all dietary restrictions, including vegan, GF, and Paleo (with all menu items clearly marked).
I went for the Plant-Powered Caesar bowl with all organic ingredients including romaine, kale, microgreens, avocado, cucumber, toasted chickpeas, black beans, and hemp seeds.
I loved the homemade rawmesan cheese and vegan caesar dressing. The taste was exactly like a classic Caesar but with more interesting ingredients!
Pro tip: thePlant-Powered Caesar bowl (and most other bowls) can be turned into a GF wraps!
I recommend getting the Forbidden Black Lentil soup as well to make your lunch even heartier. And if you really want to up the nutrient level, order a cold-pressed juice or superfood smoothie!
Here’s a handy summary of the coffeeshops and restaurants with delicious vegan options in Las Vegas for your next visit:
- Coffee: PublicUs or Vesta Coffee Roasters
- Breakfast: Juice Stars or Pressed Juicery
- Lunch: Bronze Cafe or Tacotarian
- Dinner: VegeNation or Simply Pure
- Bonus: Fruits & Roots
Have I missed any of your favorite Las Vegas plant-based spots? Let me know where I should eat next time I’m in Vegas by dropping your recommendations below!
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