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 Post subject: Vegas!!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:48 am 
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Hello, world travelers. I think I'm the only Vegas person who still posts on the ppk, but I'm happy to provide any info I can on cool things to do/eat/drink in Vegas. From Ronald's Donuts to 5 star dining, I gotcha covered. And I'm down for meetups/drinkups too.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegas!!
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:01 pm 
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jengomonas wrote:
Hello, world travelers. I think I'm the only Vegas person who still posts on the ppk, but I'm happy to provide any info I can on cool things to do/eat/drink in Vegas. From Ronald's Donuts to 5 star dining, I gotcha covered. And I'm down for meetups/drinkups too.


I was in Vegas last week and visited Ronald's. What a wonderful treat! My freezer is now full of delicious vegan doughnuts!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegas!!
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:10 pm 
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I tried to convince my GF to bring me Ronald's last time she went to LV, but no luck. I feel I'm missing out. Once I get a new car I'm so doing a Vegas/Donuts trip. It's only a few hours drive.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegas!!
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:15 pm 
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I'm visiting Vegas next month when Mr. Chiveggie is out there for a conference. Any yummy suggestions for the main touristy area? The conference is at the Aria, no clue where that is in relation to anything else though.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegas!!
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:31 pm 
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@Chiveggie - you mean for eating? I like Julian Serrano for tapas (it's in the Aria), the Wynn and Encore places all have vegan options on their menus. Not particularly close to Aria, but if you don't mind walking or hopping on a Deuce bus, it's totally do-able.

http://www.yelp.com/list/vegan-eats-on- ... -las-vegas

These are some of my suggestions for eating vegan on the strip (above). If you dare to venture off the main drag, Pura Vida is an all-vegan place (not far from the strip) that does breakfast and lunch. Komol is also close and has amazing vegan Thai options.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegas!!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:50 pm 
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Awesome! I'm only going to be there a few days so those restaurants will be great to start. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegas!!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:31 am 
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I just wanted to push Pura Vida in Vegas really quick because anyone who visits Vegas needs to stop by and eat there.

I found it when I was searching places to make a vegan wedding cake because I got married out there last October. She does full catering, but I just needed the cake. First, the owner Mayra, is the kindest person ever and she is extremely hospitable. Her restaurant is off the strip, a little easy to miss and quaint. My bridesmaids and I went earlier last year for a tasting and she gave us cups of fresh hazelnut milk to go with our chocolate/butter cream, carrot and red velvet cake slices. She also gave us brownies.
During the wedding weekend we went back for lunch and got there barely before closing time, (you'll have to check her hours because I think she closes at 4pm during the week). And even still, she hooked us up with amazing food of her leftovers throughout the day. She brought us huge platters of the most tasty vegan food....uuuugggh so good I want some right now, I can't even explain. Anyway, I just wanted to hype her up a little because she just opened last Summer, she's an amazing person, my vegan red velvet wedding cake+ cupcakes came out perfect and her food is incredible. So vegan Vegas people/tourists, there's your Vegan place!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegas!!
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Well not hype it up, just mention it enthusiastically.....you know what I mean. Just go there.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegas!!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:04 pm 
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Hey guys so I'm on Vegas for the weekend with my family and I wanted to check out some of the places listed in this thread (vegan doughnuts nomnomnom!!! I'm usually spoiled by the cinnamon snail. We're staying at the Paris which is cute but the vegan pickings are slim. We don't have a car so I was thinking of running/walking to get doughnuts/other vegan noms but now my mom is worrying that it isn't safe to walk to those areas. Does anyone know if that's true or not? I'm a New Yorker, so I'm not too nervous about walking most places during the day. Thanks so much!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Vegas!!
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Oh also, suggestions for amazing coffee? The guy at the hotel this morning told me when I asked for a soy cappuccino informed me that soy doesn't froth nicely, which is just silly.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegas!!
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Get yourself over to the Wynn/Encore for vegan meals! The famous vegan donuts are a LONG way (walking) from the strip, and not really an easily accessible way. Vegas is pretty much the opposite of NYC when it comes to walking places. Take a cab. As long as you're in China town, you can grab some eats at Veggie Delite or Veggie House.

You can also take the Deuce bus downtown to Fremont street area, where there's vegan Thai (Le Thai), vegan pizza by the slice (Pop up pizza at The Plaza).


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 Post subject: Re: Vegas!!
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We're going to Las Vegas in May, I've heard Wynn's buffets are amazing for vegans!

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 Post subject: Re: Vegas!!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:37 pm 
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Location: In some dumb hotel in an equally dumb town...or in San Diego
Mandalay Bay has 2 places with specific vegan menus

Hussongs Cantina (mexican)

http://www.mandalaybay.com/dining/hussongs-cantina/

and Slive of Vegas (pizza, vegan chicken, salads)

http://www.mandalaybay.com/dining/slice-of-vegas/

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 Post subject: Re: Vegas!!
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:00 pm 
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If you get off-strip, I would HIGHLY recommend Komol if you like Thai food. HUGE vegan menu, and < 1 mile off strip on Sahara. My favorite place in town.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegas!!
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:26 am 
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My parents may be moving from Texas to Vegas within the next 6 months or so. I'm really excited because of all the vegan options in Vegas compared to where they live now. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Vegas!!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:24 pm 
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Visiting Vegas for my birthday at the end of this month. We are staying at Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. Is Pura Vida accessible by foot? I want an awesome breakfast/brunch and a super dinner... on separate days if there is a lot of food.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegas!!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:42 pm 
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It would be really difficult to get there on foot. It is in a kind of odd place. Its about 2.5 mi from LVH. Would be a cheap cab ride. You could walk technically but it's in a pretty sketchy area, particularly for people unfamiliar with said area.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegas!!
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haha cool. Thanks for the info! Any other places near-ish where we're staying that you'd recommend?


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 Post subject: Re: Vegas!!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:55 pm 
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If you like Thai food, I highly recommend Komol in commercial center on Sahara Ave. freaking amazing food, cheap and good sized portions. The herbal salad is amazing. They have like 4 pages of vegan options and they cook the vegan items in separate pans.
It's about a mile from LVH.

There's an Ethiopian place in convention center and an Indian place as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegas!!
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Perfect! Sounds awesome. I haven't had great Thai food in a long time, and a mile is no big deal. Thank you so much!!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegas!!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:01 pm 
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Thanks for posting! I'm new to Las Vegas from PDX. Excited to give some of these a try :)


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 Post subject: Re: Vegas!!
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:14 am 
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jengomonas wrote:
If you get off-strip, I would HIGHLY recommend Komol if you like Thai food. HUGE vegan menu, and < 1 mile off strip on Sahara. My favorite place in town.
Thank you so much for this recommendation. We went twice because we liked it so much. Homemade coconut ice cream with jackfruit! It was awesome. The menu is so massive, I had difficulty deciding (which is a problem I like to have).
We also went to Slice of Vegas. Loved the pizza. Probably wouldn't order the appetizers again because the wings and meatballs were likely just frozen versions of gardein and/or Nate's, but I didn't know at the time.
We made it to Ronalds! Again, so many choices!

We couldn't go to the Wynn, which I really wanted to try, because of the dress code. I wasn't about to make my friend buy a shirt and shoes just so I could have a fancy birthday dinner.... but we will possibly go back again to try it.

Thanks for the recommendations, PPKers, you never let me down!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegas!!
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 1:21 pm 
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So, I am at the Venetian right now for a conference. There is a house made veggie burger at the Grand Lux which is vegan. Beets, black beans and rice. It was super good. And super expensive...like $13

I have a rental car, might go check out that Thai place! Sounds super good :) have a colleague with me that is GF and vegan too.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegas!!
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Hey Chicki, Slice of Vegas also has a GF pizza crust.
(But the Thai place was awesome and reasonably priced for the amount of food you get!)


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 Post subject: Re: Vegas!!
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 10:32 am 
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Oh man, I went to Komol last night and it was FREAKING AWESOME. I went by myself, and the menu was huge so I asked for reccomendations, and they were very sweet and helpful. They also told me they cooked all veggie food seperately from the meaty food. All the awards they have won are on the wall. Best Thai food in vegas a bunch of years running.

Dude, it was literally the BEST Thai food I have had eva! And I eat a ton of Thai food. There are appox 90897979 Thai places in my little city, and I live with an Omni, so we Thai often.

I had the Pad Kree Mao and it was bomb. I ate the leftovers at 7am in my hotel room bed this morning.

I definitely want to hit up Ronalds before I leave. I want pizza too...so bad. But I should really only have donuts OR pizza today haha. and considering I have not had a donut in about 5 years, I think that wins!

I have never rented a car for a vegas trip, but my boss insisted and I am kind of loving it! Toats doing it next time.. Hey if they wanna pay for a rental car so i can get donuts, so be it.


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