LA to VEGAS, is vegan eating possible?

Re: LA to VEGAS, is vegan eating possible?

Postby lex on Thu Dec 25, 2008 2:27 pm

awesome! Glad you made it to Red 8 and the light show at Wynn, still my favorite thing in Vegas!
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Re: LA to VEGAS, is vegan eating possible?

Postby Michelle on Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:44 pm

Had a pretty decent mushroom burger at Planet Hollywood for lunch today. They were totally understaffed but the food was really good. Started w/zucchini chips (quite oily but good since I was starving!) and had the mushroom & veggie burger w/o cheese. A large portabella over spinach, covered w/sauteed mushrooms & tomatos w/a side of fries.

Just spent the afternoon exploring more parts of the city, drove by a few HappyCow mentions like Ronald's Donuts & Samosa Factory (both closed) and happened to notice Veggie Delight in Chinatown was open. Ran in through the pouring rain to grab a take-out menu and find out their hours- open till 9pm tonight...woohoo! They have a sign at the register that clearly states they offer vegan options, just ask. The menu says there will be a $1-$1.50 charge per dish to make it vegan. I know where I'm having dinner tonight. :D I think besides Whole Foods, I've eaten at entirely new restaurants this time around. Usually I head to familiar favorites like Long Life Veg or Raw Foods Cafe, but it's been a delicious adventure so far!
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Re: LA to VEGAS, is vegan eating possible?

Postby lex on Fri Dec 26, 2008 2:01 am

Just found out I have to be in Vegas again on Jan 13th so this thread rocks the house!
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Re: LA to VEGAS, is vegan eating possible?

Postby Michelle on Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:36 am

I'm noticing that there seem to be decent vegan-friendly options at some of the fancier restaurants in various casinos. Just wandering around I would peek at the menu of different places and was able to find a couple of nice sounding vegetable dishes and several things that could easily be made vegan if you minus the cheese. Saw a billboard above the Venetian for a place called Restaurant Charlie's at the Palazzo- said it was seafood & vegetables. The place was closed when we stopped by but the menu had at least 2-3 strictly vegetable dishes that sounded pretty good (if you can get past the inevitable fishy smell I guess). Another place called Mesa Grill in Caesar's Palace had 2-3 strictly vegetable dishes and way more that could easily be made vegan, this is more of an upscale mexican-fare type place with brunch, lunch, & dinner. Sounds like if Vegas isn't turning more vegan, at least it's turning more health-conscious which is always a plus. :)

Forgot to mention earlier that my veggie burger from Planet Hollywood came topped w/avacado and didn't even have mayo (which is a nice touch, I can sound less picky about what I DON'T want on my burger!). Last night's dinner from Veggie Delight was delish- was already getting full from chips & salsa & a yard long margarita from La Salsa so we ordered a couple of things to split. Had the tofu nuggets (these are nice little squares of tofu, very simple w/parsley & a side of soy sauce which flavors the tofu nicely), the grilled peppersteak beef (nice chunks of veggie beef, peppered well and full of sauteed onion, a small side of white rice & small spring salad), also ordered 1 vegan cinammon stick (it's a cross between a vegan churro & a cinammon breadstick I guess). Pics to come. Be aware that Veggie Delight has a sign at the register stating "cash only" and another indicating you will be charged a fee ranging from like .50 to a couple dollars depending on your order if you use debit/credit. Another sign says they had to raise their prices since July '08, so every dish went up .50 to $1.50. We found the prices to be reasonable and the portions were pretty good for 1 person, definately good if you don't have room to stuff yourself but want to decent asian food from a friendly little place. :)
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Re: LA to VEGAS, is vegan eating possible?

Postby lex on Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:37 pm

I am back and as usual Sushi Roku does a great job and loves the vegans!
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Re: LA to VEGAS, is vegan eating possible?

Postby Linda on Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:17 pm

Try VegGuide - it's got 40 entries for Vegas:
http://www.vegguide.org/region/280
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Re: LA to VEGAS, is vegan eating possible?

Postby lex on Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:39 am

Best Vegas Vegan Site! http://www.lvvegan.com
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