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 Post subject: Looking for Las Vegas eats
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:29 pm 
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I'm going to a conference in Vegas in late February. I've gone many times in the past and usually just stay on the Strip since its work and don't have much time to get around much. But food selections are very difficult. Last time I went to a conf there I ate mainly at the Wynn but I don't really feel like spending $80-100 per meal. Any suggestions for places off the strip or further out? I'm planning on hitting Ronald's Donuts but other than that, I have no idea where to go. Any tips?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:03 pm 
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Veggie House has excellent vegan Chinese in Chinatown. There was also a good pizza/pasta restaurant with a vegan menu on the Strip - http://sliceofvegaspizza.com/vegan_menu I'm still sad I never tried their chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting while I was there!


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Veggie House has excellent vegan Chinese in Chinatown. There was also a good pizza/pasta restaurant with a vegan menu on the Strip - http://sliceofvegaspizza.com/vegan_menu I'm still sad I never tried their chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting while I was there!


Thanks for the suggestions. I looked at the sliceofvegaspizza menu options and it looks pretty good. I was sold though with the chocolate cake and peanut butter frosting. That can be for breakfast. :-)


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One of my favourites was this food stand at the farmers market.
https://www.facebook.com/gardengrilllv

Delicious and diverse tacos with one of the best servings of jackfruit I've ever had.


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I stayed at the Luxor which was much cheaper then the Wynn on the other end of the trip and there were three different vegan friendly places in between there and Mandala Bay. I blogged about it here https://lazysmurf.wordpress.com/2014/11 ... las-vegas/

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for Las Vegas eats
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:47 am 
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Thanks for the tips.

theque - the tacos from that food stand look great. I might have to hit this for lunch.

LazySmurf - good tips. I'm staying at NY, NY but my business is in Mandalay Bay, so I'll be right in that area. That Thai place looks pretty good too.


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Mint Indian Bistro! They have vegan mango lassis! It's not too far from the strip.

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The Society Cafe at the Wynn has a Wynn burger that is only $11 and includes fries and a shake. It's super tasty and a good, cheap option at the Wynn. You can also ask for the vegan mustard butter and pretzel sticks!

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There is a place inside of Fashion Show Mall on the strip called Red Velvet Cafe that had a lot of great affordable vegan options when I was there a few years ago. I distinctly remember loving the nachos, but I'm sure they had more substantial entrees as well.
Here is their Happy Cow page: http://www.happycow.net/reviews/red-velvet-cafe-las-vegas-27952


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These all sound good. I know I'll be hitting the Wynn atleast once. I'm addicted to the Asian rest. I can't recall the name. The jade dumplings are outstanding. I'll have to check out the Society Cafe too.

I recall seeing the Fashion Show Mall in years past but just never went in. I'm going to have to check that out too.

I have so many great options now to check out. Thanks everyone!


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luckyklutz wrote:
The Society Cafe at the Wynn has a Wynn burger that is only $11 and includes fries and a shake. It's super tasty and a good, cheap option at the Wynn. You can also ask for the vegan mustard butter and pretzel sticks!

The Terrace Cafe has that burger combo deal as well. And chicken and waffles!

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You are in luck! The owner of the Wynn casino chain is vegan and each one of his several casino restaurants has a full vegan menu. I had one of the best meals of my life at one of his restaurants; wonderful upscale food. Sorry I can't remember which restaurant it is but all the Wynn eateries are excellent from what I've heard. Check out their web page for more information.

Also: the Wynn restaurant I ate at was pricey but one of the other Wynn restaurants had a very affordable lunch menu. I recommend asking the concierge at the nearest Wynn hotel/casino for information about the vegan menus at Wynn owned casino restaurants as soon as you arrive -- that way you can find out exactly what's available and can take full advantage of any special offerings throughout your trip.

Besides that, if you've missed donuts since going vegan, Ronald's Donuts has a great selection of vegan donuts.


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PorshaJo wrote:
Thanks for the tips.

theque - the tacos from that food stand look great. I might have to hit this for lunch.

LazySmurf - good tips. I'm staying at NY, NY but my business is in Mandalay Bay, so I'll be right in that area. That Thai place looks pretty good too.

Oh perfect, there are three vegan friendly spots in that walkway between the Luxor and Mandalay Bay.

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PorshaJo wrote:
These all sound good. I know I'll be hitting the Wynn atleast once. I'm addicted to the Asian rest. I can't recall the name. The jade dumplings are outstanding. I'll have to check out the Society


Wazuzu! Those dumplings are SO GREAT! And that brownie dessert. And the crunch rolls. Also there's a place kinda near there that does the Wynn Burger combo meal for $9!

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I remembered the place with the $9 burger combo, Zoozacrackers!

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PorshaJo wrote:
These all sound good. I know I'll be hitting the Wynn atleast once. I'm addicted to the Asian rest. I can't recall the name. The jade dumplings are outstanding. I'll have to check out the Society


Wazuzu! Those dumplings are SO GREAT! And that brownie dessert. And the crunch rolls. Also there's a place kinda near there that does the Wynn Burger combo meal for $9!


Thats it! I just remembered those dumplings. I could just eat a couple of plates of them and call it a meal. I'll have to check out the brownie dessert too.

Thanks for the name of the burger combo joint. Going to look into that too.

I have so many great places to eat now. I doubt I'll even eat at all at my conference. (Conference food is usually terrible and non vegan)


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Looks like I'll be in Vegas in mid March, so I've been researching places to go as well. I'll be staying at the Mandalay Bay, which seems fairly close to the Wynn. The Wynn has a restaurant called Terrace Point Cafe that features a vegan chicken and waffles, and judging from the yelp reviews, it's supposed to be amazing.


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leeeah wrote:
Looks like I'll be in Vegas in mid March, so I've been researching places to go as well. I'll be staying at the Mandalay Bay, which seems fairly close to the Wynn. The Wynn has a restaurant called Terrace Point Cafe that features a vegan chicken and waffles, and judging from the yelp reviews, it's supposed to be amazing.

It looks close but it's actually really far if you are walking and more expensive than it looks taking a cab. I thought it would be no problem going to the Wynn from the Luxor but I feel like it took us at least an hour to walk there. I think you can take the train from the Mandalay Bay or at least from the MGM to get most of the way there.

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I was thinking of using Uber to get around while I'm there. What is the train, though?


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theque wrote:
One of my favourites was this food stand at the farmers market.
https://www.facebook.com/gardengrilllv

Delicious and diverse tacos with one of the best servings of jackfruit I've ever had.


I didn't eat at any of the fancy hotels on my last trip to Vegas, but!, I did eat at this stand, and dang. So tasty.

Of course, Ronald's is super fun (and cheap!) and Bar + Bistro was nice. They seem to be working on evolving their menu (and vegan options) on a regular basis.

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leeeah wrote:
Looks like I'll be in Vegas in mid March, so I've been researching places to go as well. I'll be staying at the Mandalay Bay, which seems fairly close to the Wynn. The Wynn has a restaurant called Terrace Point Cafe that features a vegan chicken and waffles, and judging from the yelp reviews, it's supposed to be amazing.


I'm going in two weeks and my business is in Mandalay Bay so I'll have to let you know if there is anything in the hotel for vegans. As far as the Wynn, its quite far from Manadalay Bay. I usually stay near the Wynn and was very sad this time to be at the other end (I'm in NY NY). You can walk it, but it will take quite some time to get there.

There was another place I ate at the Wynn one evening (don't recall the name). They served Gardein products. The food was excellent but my bill was near $80 for salad and a Gardein chicken dish. The asian place, Wazuzu, was great, slightly more affordable.


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leeeah wrote:
I was thinking of using Uber to get around while I'm there. What is the train, though?

It's actually a monorail
http://www.lvmonorail.com/vegas-hotel-guide/

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Thanks for the tip LazySmurf!


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