VegeNation's Save the Tuna roll. Photo by Anthony Mair.

VegeNation Expands to Henderson

Henderson, you finally have an all-vegan restaurant.

Downtown’s plant-based VegeNation, known for its global vegan street food and community vibe, announced its second location, two years after it first opened its doors in Las Vegas.

This time, chef Donald Lemperle and creative director Kelly Bennett are taking VegeNation into Henderson, an area that until know has been void of an all-vegan restaurant.

“We’ve been listening to our awesome community and the votes were in … they wanted a Henderson location,”  Lemperle says. “We’re excited to make it happen.”

Taking over the former Daily Kitchen spot, VegeNation (10075 South Eastern Ave., plans to open in early September and bring its signature Downtown feel to Eastern Avenue.

They’re even bringing a well-known Downtown chef, Hansel Tan, formerly of Smashed Pig and Chow, to the burbs to take over the kitchen.

“We loved his passion for trying new foods, experimenting with vegan cooking and adding new spices to our dishes,” says Lemperle of the new chef.

According to Bennett, diners can expect the same atmosphere as its Downtown counterpart, but with even more features including a community garden, pop-up shops featuring local and sustainable products, tons of art (hello, Insta-worthy mural from Las Vegas artist @prettydone), special events, yoga and even a butterfly garden, courtesy of local flora and fauna being cultivated. There is also a living green wall, community table and unique dishes and cocktails exclusive to the Henderson location.

“We’re bringing the creativity, cool dining experience and passion for building a community of change makers from Downtown to the Henderson neighborhood,” says Bennett of VegeNation’s new spot.

Diana Edelman aims to make living a vegan lifestyle in Las Vegas accessible to everyone. Check out the latest vegan news (and find out where to eat) on her website,