Hitting the Jackpot for Healthy, Cruelty-Free Dining in Sin City a Sure Bet
For Immediate Release:
June 10, 2013
Kaitlynn Kelly 202-483-7382
Las Vegas — With all the betting that goes on in Las Vegas, one thing that visitors should never gamble with is their health. Thanks to all the top-quality vegan eateries in town, they don’t have to. That’s why Las Vegas has won the number eight spot on PETA’s Top 10 Most Vegan-Friendly Cities list, a list kicked off by Paul McCartney, who presented the mayor of Austin, Texas, with the Most Vegan-Friendly City Award in person.
“Las Vegas has always pushed the envelope, and when it comes to offering some of the finest vegan cuisine in the country, that’s a good thing,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “All we can say about the superb health- and animal-friendly fare available in the city is that it’s sinfully delicious!”
The Wynn resort has upgraded its menus—including its room service offerings—with vegans in mind. From mock chicken parmigiano to vegan dim sum, the Wynn is sure to satisfy. Miko’s Sushi features an all-vegetarian menu that includes such originals as the Popeye the Sailor Man Roll, with spinach, pineapple, avocado, and sesame sauce, and the Veggie California Roll, with carrot, daikon, avocado, and cucumber. The Go Raw Café offers a nice change of pace with its mock salmon sushi with enoki mushrooms and the Neat Loaf & Fries—a savory mushroom, herb, and nut loaf served with house fries, vegetables, and sprouted bread. Pura Vida Bakery & Bystro proudly claims the title of Las Vegas’ “first and only 100% cruelty-free kitchen”, and its Cuban puff pastries are a must-try (menu changes daily).
Slice of Vegas pizzeria offers vegan cheeses and faux meats on a variety of pies, including the BBQ chick’n pizza, and brave souls will want to try the meatless chicken wings with atomic or curry sauce. And, while what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, remember to bring back a dozen dairy- and egg-free cream-filled pastries from Ronald’s Donuts for your vegan friends back home.
Rounding out PETA’s Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Cities list are Los Angeles; Portland, Ore.; New York; Chicago; Seattle; Salt Lake City; Boulder, Colo., and Richmond, Va.