Jinya vegan ramen | Photo by Krystal Ramirez

The Vegan Ramen Quest

Craving some ramen noodles but need ’em veganized? Sure, it’s a twist on the traditional style that typically pairs the wheat noodles with meat or fish broth, but plant-based versions can be found in town. If you’re on a budget, head over to Kabuki Japanese Restaurant (Town Square, Tivoli Village, kabukirestaurants.com) for a bowl packed with sautéed kale, onions and bean sprouts for $8.95. If spice is your jam, Jinya Ramen Bar (4860 W. Flamingo Rd., jinya-ramenbar.com) is the spot. Made with some serious love—they use Fuji water and age the handmade noodles for three days before they journey into your bowl—the Spicy Creamy Vegan Ramen is what dreams are made of. Seriously. For $11 you get a gorgeous bowl packed with spinach, onions (crispy and green), tofu, sesame seeds, garlic and chili oils and garlic chips. Moko Ramen Bar (6350 W. Charleston Blvd., mokoramen.com) allows you to go vegan with spinach noodles. Here, bowls start at $6.50 (you’ll want the miso broth), and then add on the veggies and spices. Or order the vegan ramen offering, which will set you back about $15.

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