You can thank popular demand for the new Purple Potato (10090 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 110, purplepotatolv.com) in Henderson. The restaurant, which was formerly housed in Yonaka restaurant by day and only serving lunch, moves to full-time status in its own spot. Open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, the new version of Purple Potato is serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. “Our goal is to be a destination for the best-tasting, convenient, seasonal and affordable food that’s also good for you,” says chef Ramir DeCastro. And, affordable it is. The build-your-own bowl with maple tofu starts at $8 and includes so many choices it will make you giddy. The menu still offers the tried-and-true salads, bowls, homemade teas and agua frescas, along with new items such as wraps, sandwiches, porridges, soups, smoothies and desserts.
The Valley can now add another tick mark to the “all-vegan restaurant” column, thanks to Veggy Street (5135 S. Fort Apache Rd., veggystreet.com). This entirely plant-based restaurant offers vegan versions of omnivore eats, so bring your non-vegan friends along to check it out. The menu features items such as a veggie burger with dried agave/guarana, quinoa, red onions and a choice of Muenster or almond cheese; falafel burger; a blackened chicken wrap with quinoa, sundried tomatoes, jalapeno, red onions, red cabbage, avocado, cucumber, carrots, cilantro and hummus on a Lavash bread; a vegan hot dog and even gluten-free eats such as Chicken Tapioca—blackened chicken with quinoa, sundried tomatoes, red onions, red cabbage and avocado on tapioca dough. Mark your calendars: The grand opening is September 7.
Henderson is finally home to an all-vegetarian spot in the form of the fast-casual VeggiEat Xpress (390 N. Stephanie St.). If the name sounds familiar, that’s because you can find the original outpost tucked inside the Ranch 99 Market on Maryland Parkway. This stand-alone Asian restaurant, which opened in mid-July, serves up veggie and vegan eats and includes dishes such as vegan Buffalo wings, Vietnamese sandwiches, pho and curry soups, as well as Chinese and Thai entrées. The best part? A meal here won’t set you back more than $10—and that’s with an appetizer and a main dish.
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, VegansBaby.com.