From buffet lines to room-service menus, vegetarian and vegan options are now available up and down the Strip.
Cosmopolitan’s buffet restaurant Wicked Spoon (702-693-8484) recently rolled out a handful of enticing seasonal items to heat you up, such as parsnip soup, delicately fragranced with vanilla and topped with roasted chestnuts, and poached pears in spiced wine with a bleu cheese panna cotta and candied pecans (making the dessert station a must-stop). And don’t miss the earthy pumpkin hummus, sweetened slightly with marinated cranberries.
In mixed company?
Bellagio’s Prime Steakhouse (702-693-8484) offers both vegetarian and vegan menus. Be sure to ask about the seasonal special entrées. Fall-friendly dishes include the roasted baby beet salad, with pickled strawberries, soft tofu, and hazelnuts; a shaved-squash salad, with avocado, arugula, and a drizzle of lemon; and a hearty risotto, with squash, corn, fresh basil, and tomatoes.
Guests who check into MGM Grand’s Stay Well rooms (702-891-1111)—accommodations designed to promote wellness (currently being expanded from 42 to 171 rooms)— can order from an exclusive room-service menu featuring an array of healthful items. Don’t miss the signature tofu sandwich on sourdough bread, with grilled portobello mushrooms, roasted peppers, marinated roasted zucchini, heirloom tomatoes, and—if you’re not averse to a little fromage—a creamy goat-cheese spread to tie it all together perfectly.