There is a lot of amazing vegetarian food in Vegas. Yes, you have to look a little harder and do a bit of research to find the perfect vegetarian dinner spot on the Las Vegas Strip, but it’s worth it. Lunch can be a bit harder to find, however, particularly if you’ve had a veggie burger every other day of the week. So if you’re looking for something new, be sure to stop by China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan. (FYI, it’s pronounced chee-na.)
Brought to Vegas by Chef Jose Andres, is a new take on Mexican and Chinese food: they’re presented side by side, as is the restaurant. There’s plenty to sample, so don’t feel limited to one side of the menu! China Poblano offers fresh, inventive vegetarian fare for both lunch and dinner. My favorite is the Beijing Noodle Bowl, a chilled noodle bowl full of fresh, crunchy vegetables, creamy avocado and a tasty sauce. It tastes delicious and is a nice, healthy break from some of the heavy pasta dinners and buffets that Vegas is known for.
The guacamole is the best I’ve had in Vegas, and if you look closely you’ll know why: it’s made fresh. So fresh that they don’t cut the avocados until you order it. (Make sure to tell them if you’re vegan, as it usually comes with cheese.) Walk by the bar to see them making tortillas fresh on the stone griddle. The drink list at China Poblano is equally inventive, and the whole place has a fun, relaxed vibe that’s perfect for ordering lots of dishes to share. Perfect for groups, vegetarian or not!