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This week will be my first trip to Vegas since I was 9. Anyone have food suggestions? I'll have a car, but would rather just walk places. I'm staying on the strip. Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Chipotle!<br><br>
In general, Vegetarian is so much easier than vegan in Vegas. Almost every place has a vegetarian offering or something that can easily be modified to vegetarian.<br><br>
Also: <a href="http://www.veggiedelight.biz/" target="_blank">http://www.veggiedelight.biz/</a><br><br>
And don't forget vegan donuts! <a href="http://www.yelp.com/biz/ronalds-donuts-las-vegas" target="_blank">http://www.yelp.com/biz/ronalds-donuts-las-vegas</a>
 

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<a href="http://www.vegasveg.com/food.html" target="_blank">http://www.vegasveg.com/food.html</a><br>
At the bottom there are links to more options listed at other websites like happy cow and veg guide<br><br>
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- all the restaurants at the Wynn have vegan menus, just ask<br>
- Red Velvet Cafe is opening another location inside the Fashion Show mall<br>
- Mint is not far from the strip, great Indian brunch buffet<br>
- whole foods at Town Square
 

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I haven't thought this far ahead, but where should I go for my birthday dinner? Any delicious, fine dining veg-friendly places out there that you've personally been to?<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>*AHIMSA*</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2899014"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Chipotle!<br><br>
In general, Vegetarian is so much easier than vegan in Vegas. Almost every place has a vegetarian offering or something that can easily be modified to vegetarian.<br><br>
Also: <a href="http://www.veggiedelight.biz/" target="_blank">http://www.veggiedelight.biz/</a><br><br>
And don't forget vegan donuts! <a href="http://www.yelp.com/biz/ronalds-donuts-las-vegas" target="_blank">http://www.yelp.com/biz/ronalds-donuts-las-vegas</a></div>
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Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I'll try to check those out.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>ElaineV</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2899107"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><a href="http://www.vegasveg.com/food.html" target="_blank">http://www.vegasveg.com/food.html</a><br>
At the bottom there are links to more options listed at other websites like happy cow and veg guide<br><br>
I recommend:<br>
- all the restaurants at the Wynn have vegan menus, just ask<br>
- Red Velvet Cafe is opening another location inside the Fashion Show mall<br>
- Mint is not far from the strip, great Indian brunch buffet<br>
- whole foods at Town Square</div>
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I was on Happy Cow, but most of the places got bad reviews and without mapping out every single out, it was hard to figure out which were within walking distance of the hotel. I like hearing from people who have stayed there and had great experiences. My hotel has a food court, but it just has junk food and crap food like McDonalds, Pizza Hut express, Coldstone, Krispy Kreme, a steakhouse, and pretzels.<br><br>
I have a feeling I'll be eating a lot of Subway and other fast food to save money <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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I live in Vegas so... I don't go to the Strip very often. But if I were you I'd go to Wynn and the fashion show Red Velvet, like I suggested.
 

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The way I usually handle things in Vegas if I don't have a kitchen available to me is to bring bars of various sorts, ask for a mini fridge in the hotel room and use it for soy milk, fruit and so on and just have one hot meal a day, like Chipotle. Otherwise acceptable food is often too expensive and difficult to get to!
 

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Do you know of a specific place in Wynn that you've been to and recommend? I'm looking at their site and the restaurants are listed by chef. I'm looking at their menus, but many say vegan items upon request. Thankfully <a href="http://honeymoons.about.com/od/lasvegashotels/a/Wynn_Las_Vegas_2.htm" target="_blank">I found this</a>, where it tells you what type of restaurant each one is. I think this might be out of my price range.<br><br>
I'll check out the Red Velvet Cafe for sure, maybe the morning of my birthday. Thanks!
 

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The way I usually handle things in Vegas if I don't have a kitchen available to me is to bring bars of various sorts, ask for a mini fridge in the hotel room and use it for soy milk, fruit and so on and just have one hot meal a day, like Chipotle. Otherwise acceptable food is often too expensive and difficult to get to!</div>
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It's $25 extra a night for a fridge. We're bringing snacks, but relying on fast food mostly. I think we'll try Food Court hopping <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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It's $25 extra a night for a fridge. We're bringing snacks, but relying on fast food mostly. I think we'll try Food Court hopping <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"></div>
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Man, that is steep! I've never had to pay a surcharge.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>danakscully64</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2899199"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Do you know of a specific place in Wynn that you've been to and recommend? I'm looking at their site and the restaurants are listed by chef. I'm looking at their menus, but many say vegan items upon request. Thankfully <a href="http://honeymoons.about.com/od/lasvegashotels/a/Wynn_Las_Vegas_2.htm" target="_blank">I found this</a>, where it tells you what type of restaurant each one is. I think this might be out of my price range.<br><br>
I'll check out the Red Velvet Cafe for sure, maybe the morning of my birthday. Thanks!</div>
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The Wynn is expensive, yes. But you asked for some place special for your birthday that was walking distance from a Strip hotel. I think most of the Wynn restaurants would count as special. The Wynn restaurants all have separate vegan menus that are not listed on the website. If I were you, I would just take an hour or so the first afternoon to walk around the Wynn to each restaurant and ask to see the vegan menus. When you find one you like, make that your birthday dinner plan.<br><br>
This link is helpful:<br><a href="http://www.vegguide.org/region/280/map" target="_blank">http://www.vegguide.org/region/280/map</a><br>
zoom out and scroll to the right to see the Strip (it's just north of the airport)
 

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There is a delicious organic restaurant in Caesar's Palace. I don't remember the name of it, but I was able to get a good vegan meal. Um...I think the name of the place had the chef's name in it...
 

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I had a to die for meal at the China Grill at Mandalay Bay. I have been twice as a veg*n and NEVER go hungry. Staff is generally pretty knowledgeable and willing to work with you. Where are you staying? We rarely leave the strip when we are there, so I have eaten a lot of places.
 

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Man, that is steep! I've never had to pay a surcharge.</div>
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It's a cheap room, so everything is extra. I have a ton of snacks, plus some raspberries, blueberries, carrots, fruit/veggie juice boxes in a cooler. I was going to bring shelf stable soy milk, but I'm okay eating dry cereal. Had some Cinnamon Life and a cookie for breakfast <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"> It's too early to start drinking, otherwise I'd be downstairs <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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The Wynn is expensive, yes. But you asked for some place special for your birthday that was walking distance from a Strip hotel. I think most of the Wynn restaurants would count as special. The Wynn restaurants all have separate vegan menus that are not listed on the website. If I were you, I would just take an hour or so the first afternoon to walk around the Wynn to each restaurant and ask to see the vegan menus. When you find one you like, make that your birthday dinner plan.<br><br>
This link is helpful:<br><a href="http://www.vegguide.org/region/280/map" target="_blank">http://www.vegguide.org/region/280/map</a><br>
zoom out and scroll to the right to see the Strip (it's just north of the airport)</div>
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Thank You!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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There is a delicious organic restaurant in Caesar's Palace. I don't remember the name of it, but I was able to get a good vegan meal. Um...I think the name of the place had the chef's name in it...</div>
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Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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I had a to die for meal at the China Grill at Mandalay Bay. I have been twice as a veg*n and NEVER go hungry. Staff is generally pretty knowledgeable and willing to work with you. Where are you staying? We rarely leave the strip when we are there, so I have eaten a lot of places.</div>
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Excalibur is where I'm staying. So far, I've had Quiznos. With the exception of my birthday dinner, everything else is going to be cheap, fast food. Going to go food court hopping for lunch, probably. Any suggestions?
 

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MrSchu's last conference housed us at the Luxor. The food court in Excalibur has reasonably priced options. I did that a few days for lunch. I'd also recommend the veggie and vegan burgers at Burger Bar (at Mandalay Bay I believe). SOOO good. We actually ate there twice in 5 days, which we never do, and MrSchu ate there before I got there, too.<br><br>
I had a good cheep breakfast at the Monte Carlo food court. Breakfast burrito with black beans. So good and held me over for a good part of the day.<br><br>
There are so many places I love. We are LV Strip hos!
 

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Try the Las "Vegan" burrito at Whole Foods lol. Corny, I know, but it's decent. Lived in Vegas for a while working at Mandalay Bay, but most of my favorite vegetarian restaurants were off strip. I'm not raw vegan, but there is a small chain in Vegas called the Go Raw Café. If you can make your way to one of them, it's very good. If you're with people who aren't vegetarian, the M Resort has a buffet with a decent vegetarian selection.
 

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Thanks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
I got a tostada salad last night at Baja Fresh while my bf got a veggie burrito <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"> Those were good.<br><br>
Now for breakfast, I'm heading over to Ronald's for some vegan donuts! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:">
 

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The Wholefoods on the southside of Las Vegas Blvd is usually where I stick to grab a quick lunch if I am down that way. In Planet Hollywood there is a PF changs and a mexican restaurant(cant remember the name) that serves a portabello grilled fajita that is really good. I hear the Cheesecake Factory inside Caesars Palace has some easy veg options. There is a Mediteranian type restaurant named Paymons that has lots of veg options. Hard Rock cafe has a veggie burger and Harley Davidsons cafe has a wrap that's veg and can be made vegan, but it's not very good...but an option. As far as 'special' not sure. I havent been to any of the Wynn restaurants yet, but I always hear great things about the vegan menus.
 

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Try the Las "Vegan" burrito at Whole Foods lol. Corny, I know, but it's decent. Lived in Vegas for a while working at Mandalay Bay, but most of my favorite vegetarian restaurants were off strip. I'm not raw vegan, but there is a small chain in Vegas called the Go Raw Café. If you can make your way to one of them, it's very good. If you're with people who aren't vegetarian, the M Resort has a buffet with a decent vegetarian selection.</div>
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Oh yeah the Go Raw Cafe! I have lived here almost 3 years and keep forgetting to stop into one when I am in town...I'm writing that down on my shopping list now!:p
 

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Mmm, vegan donuts are delicious!<br><br>
The Sporting House Bar & Grill in NY-NY is very vegetarian friendly, wish I had found it sooner. I'm still on the hunt for a good vegetarian dinner that isn't too expensive. I would go there tonight, but we've got to be on the other side of the strip for Beatles Love. I had the Falafel burger at BLT Burger for lunch and was disappointed. Everything I got wasn't very good and the service sucked.
 
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