LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Many Las Vegas restaurants are participating in Veganuary, presented by Vegans, Baby.
People often choose to go vegan in the month of January in an effort to get healthy.
More than 30 local restaurants are participating this year, including The Heavenly Vegan, Border Grill, Mott 32, Naked City Pizza Express and Tacotarian. Special menu offerings include:
Heavenly Vegan: Gluten and Soy-Free Heavenly Quiche; Raw Manicotti; Carrot Cake Pancakes; and Baked Lentil Walnut Cauliflower Taco Salad Bowl
Border Grill: Spanish Root Vegetable Tamale; Spicy Beef Nachos; Argentinian Beef Empanadas; Rainbow Cauliflower Tacos; Vegan Relleno; Smoked Tofu Enchiladas; and Mexican Chocolate Sorbet
Don Vito's: Vegan Vito's made with whole wheat penne pasta or zucchini noodles with fresh vegetables tossed in a pomodoro sauce ($24).
Mott 32: 雜菌素菜春卷 (wild mushroom, vegetable spring roll); 黑松露野菌生菜包 (assorted wild mushroom in lettuce cup, black truffle sauce); 銀杏馬蹄炒蘆筍 (sautéed asparagus, water chestnuts, ginkgo nuts); 紅燒豆腐 (braised tofu, seasonal mushroom); and 炒上海麵(雜菜) (stir-fried Shanghainese noodle with vegetables)
Naked City: Vegan Sub; Vegan Garlic Buns; and Vegan Pulled Pork Pizza
Evel Pie: Power Vegan Menu will feature 6 pizzas (after Jan. 16), including Viva Las Vegans, the 420, Makin' Bacon with vegan bacon, Vegan Meat Lover, Fake the Snake, and Beefer Madness. Also offering vegan chicken fingers and the Hippie Flip Salad.
Primarily Prime Rib: Vegetable-potato basket with sauteed mushrooms, diced tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, carrots and green beans in garlic oil with asparagus tips ($17.95).
Tacotarian: Tacos de Nopal; Tostada Pibil; Queso Fundido; Lychee Ceviche; and Apple Empanada
Zenshin Asian Restaurant: Items include a vegan dragon roll for $15; Asian pear salad for $9; and fried noodles for $14.
More than 6,000 vegan dishes were sold last year, raising upwards of $6,700 for local nonprofit organizations. For 2020, every participating restaurant will be donating a portion of the proceeds to local animal rescue, A Home 4 Spot and the international Veganuary organization.
Now in his third year of participating in Veganuary Las Vegas, Border Grill’s Executive Chef Mike Minor said: “I enjoy participating in Veganuary because it challenges me as a chef. I especially love getting meat lovers to try our vegan dishes and thinking that they're eating non-plant-based food. I'm shocked at the amazing feedback we've gotten over the years from vegans and non-vegans alike. Plus, it’s important to me personally and in line with Border Grill’s sustainability values to reduce our collective carbon footprint and overall impact on the environment.”
“Each year, the restaurants and chefs get more creative and embrace more vegan options,” says Diana Edelman, Vegans, Baby founder. “I really want people to see that if you are thinking about going vegan or are vegan, dining out isn’t hard and that vegan food is delicious and approachable. I also want restaurants to see the value of adding more vegan options to their menus and show them that the more they support vegan dining, the more guests will come through their doors.”
For more information about Vegans, Baby, visit www.vegansbaby.com.