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Guest Post: Diana Edelman Founder of Vegans, Baby Shares 10 Las Vegas Spots with Amazing Vegan Food

Las Vegas is on fire with vegan options. Recently,  the city was ranked 10th in the nation (let that sink in for a moment, since in 2016 there were less than a handful of all-vegan restaurants) for being vegan- and vegetarian-friendly.

If you’re looking for a place to dine and enjoy amazing vegan offerings, the options are abundant.

It’s my job to go out and try all the vegan food in town, and I get asked all of the time where to eat out. These are some of my top picks, based on nearly three years of eating out for Vegans, Baby, which is proud to provide the city’s only comprehensive guide for vegan- and vegan-friendly dining (and more) in Las Vegas.

Want more vegan options? Check out the Las Vegas Vegan Dining Guide, loaded with the best vegan food in the city with nearly 100 suggestions for where to find all of the amazing eats in town.

VegeNation: Any visit to Las Vegas needs to include VegeNation. With two locations in town (Downtown and the ‘burbs) their global street food and rotating seasonal menu is super popular with the locals. Be sure to try their mac and cheese pizza or their Chicky Chicky Bang Bang, a spicy chicken sandwich.

The Modern Vegan: Opened in March 2018 and leading the charge for vegan restaurants opening this year, The Modern Vegan’s menu boasts a whopping 100+ dishes. Their specialty is comfort food, so be sure to order the corn dogs or Louisiana Fried Chicken. And, save room for dessert. Closed Monday – Tuesday.

Violette’s Vegan Organic Cafe & Juice Bar: This fun and hippie restaurant off-Strip focuses on organic comfort food and veganized food like nachos, mac and cheese, sandwiches, burgers and more. For healthier options, check out their juices, smoothies or bowls.

Go Vegan: This gluten-free restaurant is all about natural eating — their menu is heavy on the raw and healthy. Head there for breakfast and treat yourself to the breakfast platter with tofu scramble or omelette, gluten-free muffin and more.

Simply Pure: Located in Downtown’s Container Park, Chef Stacey Dougan’s Simply Pure serves both raw and cooked goodness, including their famous lasagna with tofu ricotta (this meal is a must). It even comes in a gluten-free version.

Tacotarian: Vegan Mexican food at Tacotarian will have you doing a happy dance. With more than a dozen tacos to choose from, the vegan restaurant also serves up traditional Mexican eats and fun dishes like Taki-covered elote and Frito pie.

Chef Kenny’s Asian Vegan Restaurant: Chef Kenny Chye’s restaurant is your go-to for Asian cuisine in Vegas. His sushi is incredible and lets you indulge in rolls you’d never thought you’d have again, like the Rainbow Roll. Bonus: the orange chicken is gonna fool your omni friends.

Blinders Burgers & Brunch: This northwest Las Vegas restaurant is all-vegan and offers a variety of creative burgers. Choose your patty — veggie, Beyond or Impossible — and then order up what suits your fancy. They also offer a weekend brunch that includes pancakes with crispy Herbivorous Butcher bacon.

Good Pie: Craving pizza? Head to Good Pie. Las Vegas doesn’t have its own vegan pizza spot, yet, but this is a must. The Detroit deep dish, gluten-free (yes, you read that right) is the stuff dreams are made of.

Beauty & Essex: If you’re looking for a high-end restaurant on The Strip, Beauty & Essex fits the bill. Perfect for vegans and omnis, this dining experience comes complete with eats like herb crusted tempeh, flatbread and desserts that will blow your mind.

Want even more vegan restaurants? Here’s a guide to all of the vegan restaurants in Las Vegas.

–Diana Edelman is the founder of Vegans, Baby which aims to make being vegan easier around the world. She also is the author of the Las Vegas Vegan Food Guide, founder of Las Vegas’ vegan dining month — Veganuary Las Vegas, and runs the Vegans, Baby Vegan Food Tours. Follow Vegans, Baby on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, find out where to shop for vegan goods in Las Vegas on Instagram, and stay up-to-date on Diana’s projects on her Instagram.

BATWING

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This, for me, is one of the quickest ways to get dressed. Throw on a cozy sweater with some black denim, a great basic pump and loots of jewelry. You’ll be dressed and out the door in literally 5 minutes. Hit the snooze and sleep in! Roots bat-wing sweater – similar here, Marc Jacobs skinny jeans, Prade cap toe pumps – similar here, Forever 21 Jewelry, Citizen watch.

STYLING WITH ZOE DUPREE

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zoe-dupree-1Last week I got the chance to attend a styling workshop with stylist to the stars Zoe Dupree. The event was held downtown at Las Vegas’ very own Stitch Factory. Also in attendance was Aubrie Pagano, the founder of the very unique brand Bow & Drape. Things started off with a branding exercise followed by hair and make up tutorials. Lastly, we were introduced to Aubrie Pagano and had a brief styling challenge using some fun pieces from Bow & Drape. While the attendees were buzzing with inspiration and excitement over the styling challenge I got a few minutes to sit with Zoe and ask him a few questions.

I have to ask first, where is the jacket from?

Zoe Dupree: My jacket is from H&M.

Are you serious? It’s really cool!

Zoe Dupree: I put the spikes on myself but it’s from H&M.

You did that yourself?

Zoe Dupree: Yeah, I like to do a little designing now and then.

How did you become a wardrobe stylist?

Zoe Dupree: I got started about a year ago. I wasn’t supposed to be a wardrobe stylist. I went to school for business administration. I snuck my way into the BET Awards and started networking with celebrities telling them I was a wardrobe stylist and a month later I just happened to start styling celebrities.

What is your favorite type of event to style for? Do you have a favorite?

Zoe Dupree: I love red carpets. I did the Grammy Awards, the ESPY Awards and a lot of my looks made blogs.

Can you tell us who some of your celebrity clients are?

Zoe Dupree: I worked with Terrell Suggs from the Baltimore Ravens, I worked with him for the ESPY’s. I worked for grammy nominated group SWV. I worked with Love and Hip Hop, TV One, BET just a bunch of different networks. I’m styling for a lot of different people.

Do you love what you’re doing? Is this what you want to be doing?

Zoe Dupree: Yeah but more, I’m like on the education field inspiring other stylist to get motivated letting them know that you can get started anywhere. You don’t have to have that fashion degree, you don’t have to have different things. I’m just here for motivation, I like the education thing for right now.

What would you say to those who want to become stylist but don’t have the education or experience for it?

Zoe Dupree: Dreams do come true. Like I said yesterday, I spoke at the speaker series about faith and fashion. People ask, “why are you mixing faith and fashion?” and it’s like, they are two powerful things that I love. I love fashion but my faith is really really strong so it’s like with faith you have to believe it and it’s not there. I believe that something is going to come about like being a wardrobe stylist and I made it happen.

What’s in the future for Zoe Dupree?

Zoe Dupree: I’m working on a clothing line that’s going to come out really really soon. It’s going to be exciting, it’s like a men’s luxury line. I want to pitch my own reality show, so that’s all in the works.

A BIG thank you to Zoe for taking a few minutes to sit down with me!

For questions or more information regarding styling by Zoe Dupree you can contact Zoe at:

Tel: 404-697-6114
Email: zoedupreeinc@gmail.com
Instagram: @ZoeDupree
Twitter: @ZoeDupree1914