Las Vegas is a city for many as considered one life’s guilty pleasures. But, as of late, it’s becoming known as much for its amazing dining options as for its incredible shows and casinos. Apart from a number of world’s famous chefs supervising restaurants on The Strip, this desert city has earned a reputation as a food capital, thanks to an exciting food scene, which can cater to all tastes and budgets.
Here is a small guide, which we think will help all of you to dig in with delight in places where it matters. (Vegas Eater, 2019)
Our Very Own Celebrity Chef Land
Nowhere in the world can you find as many celebrity chefs in one compact space as in Vegas. For example, Pierre Gagnaire has Twist in the Mandarin Oriental; Joel Robuchon is at the MGM Grand, and Alain Ducasse has Rivea Las Vegas on the rooftop atop the new Hotel Delano Las Vegas.
However, Vegas is so much more than fancy dinners. One can enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner around the clock at the legendary Peppermill or Tacos El Gordo with its long fast-service lines. (EVSeats, 2020)
Downtown in Vegas is always more than just gambling and a fancy light show. In particular, Fremont Street is a culinary hotspot, with credit going to innovative chefs for creating adventure with new dining concepts.
The canteen-style coffeehouse is a great place to start the day with some toast and an espresso. The next best suggestion would be VegeNation, which makes meatless eating delicious with BBQ tofu “bao wao” buns.
Take a weekend at the very hyped Atomic Lounge, located in a former auto garage next to Atomic Liquors, for cocktails and some crisped beefy monkey bread.
One can also Rock out at Evel Pie, which dishes up pizzas both traditional and exotic style. Flock & Fowl and Carson Kitchen are a few names that should not be on the missed list always.
Hershey’s Chocolate World
Hershey’s Chocolate World, located on the strip in Las Vegas, is a must-visit for anyone who loves chocolate. Filled with everything that Hershey’s has to offer and more, this huge flagship store spans a massive 13,000 square feet and offers a range of exclusive products. Along with that, let’s not forget to admire the all-chocolate sculpture of the Statue of Liberty, which is the main focal point of the store and is made from a huge 800 pounds of pure, authentic Hershey’s Chocolate.
The Venetian Restaurants
A visit to Las Vegas certainly can’t be complete without the visit of the world’s best and amazing-themed casinos along the strip. The Venetian, which is a Venice themed resort, is complete bliss to admire with its canals and gondolas that are reminiscent of old-world Italy.
Eating doesn’t stop at Italian. You have choices in seafood, steak, American cuisine, Asian, French, and Latin.
Bouchon at The Venetian is fine dining at it’s best. Set atop the 10th floor of the hotel, enjoy elevated bistro classics in this celebrated establishment from Thomas Keller, who was named “America’s Best Chef” by Time Magazine. Bouchon Bakery also resides on property. Try the beautifully colored macarons or the other Parisian pastries of this amazing French bistro. (Venetian, 2020)
Not to Be Missed Buffets
Buffets are always the best ways to experience as much food as you can with abandon. Although a good buffet meal in Las Vegas won’t come cheap, it’s definitely worth it when you can fill yourself up with as much delicious food as you can handle.
In case you are a fan of seafood, the best place to check out is The Buffet at Wynn, which is well-known with both locals and tourists alike for its stunning range of tasty seafood dishes, with sixteen different cooking stations.
Any Vegas resort wouldn’t be called complete without a steakhouse. Standouts include Bazaar Meat by José Andrés at the Sahara, SW Steakhouse at Wynn, Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Prime at the Bellagio, and Jean Georges at Aria. Las Vegas is one of the few cities where diners can find real Kobe beef. (Vegas Eaters, 2020)
The Paradise Road
The Paradise road, which is on the east of the Strip, is defined as “Restaurant Row” for its long list of famous eateries. Bandito Latin Kitchen for its architecture and roasted chicken, Tortillas for Tacos & Beer, Naked City Pizza for pies like the Garlicky Buffalo are a few names that can’t be ignored while heading from north to south.
One can enjoy the finest Italian cuisine in the Southwest at Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant and if you’re looking to splurge on top-quality beef, don’t forget to check out power-dinner mainstays Lawry’s The Prime Rib or Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse.
It is usually said that the best way to learn about the history and culture of any place is through their food. This is exactly why food tours are such a great option to learn more about Vegas. (The Food of America’s, 2020)
Just like everything else in Las Vegas, the food scene is also too good to be true. The Las Vegas Strip, rightly known as the heart of the city, holds the best of all things food for adventuresome foodies.
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