How To Eat Gluten Free In Las Vegas
When you are celiac or gluten intolerant, travel can become stressful. However, with a little bit of pre- planning you can remove that stress so you can enjoy your trip.
Before traveling to Vegas, I highly recommend first downloading the “Find Me Gluten Free” app as it has a lot of great tips and locations that offer GF food, along with reviews of the different location.
Here is a list I’ve compiled of places that I have eaten divided between The Strip, and The Downtown/Fremont Street Area, plus a couple of bonus places ;)
As with all meal recommendations, what I experience may not be the same as what you experience. Menu items/ingredients can change, along with chefs and best practices. Make sure you check with the servers/chefs every time to ensure that your item will be gluten free. If you don't feel comfortable eating it - don't!
The Yard House - June 2018
While the food was good, I was disappointed that they didn't have GF beer. They had GF beer on the menu but when the brought it out, it was revealed that it was only gluten removed beer - so not good for celiacs. The tacos were good!
Mon Ami Gabi - March 2019
We ate here for brunch one morning. I had heard lots of good things about their GF options, and while it was good, I found that the meal was underwhelming - I guess I was expecting something more. I ordered the signature GF Eggs Benedict, which was trying to be something different than Eggs Benedict with herbs and a funny taste - it was spicy! They didn't have a "muffin" they had a chick pea hashbrown patty, which was not that good. I wish that it had been just a regular Eggs Benedict - but that's just my opinion.
Amorino Gelato - June 2018
Now of course this is a tricky one- but it is absolutely worth the trouble! Amorino Gelato is a European Gelato shoppe on the Linq Promenade. Since this location serves from buckets into cones - the scoop would be contaminated, along with any gelato already scooped into. Also, not all offerings are GF. First: Confirm which kinds are GF. Second: Get them to wash the scoop (or get a new one). Third: Get them to scoop from a flavour that hasn’t been scooped from. Fourth: Enjoy the delicious, delicious, gelato! It is very rich, so I'd recommend to opt on the smaller side.
Hell’s Kitchen - March 2019
Gordon Ramsey's Hell's Kitchen is a fantastic experience and realistically, for the price you pay, a really great value! Reservations are recommended. I was disappointed that I couldn't order from the Prix Fixe menu, but there were several other GF options available. The lamb was delicious. I also ordered the side of mushrooms, but was underwhelmed by them.
Whatever you do, make sure you order the cocktail "Smoke on the blvd", and the desert "Pineapple Carpaccio" - these were the highlights of our meal here.
Eataly - March 2019
This is a relatively new place in the Park MGM. It's a beautiful eating and meeting area, inspired by Italian booths at a market. There is a pretty high risk of cross contamination at a lot of the places here, but I felt comfortable ordering at the LA SALUMERIA: CHEESEMONGER & KITCHEN. I was disappointed that the actual market didn't have GF crackers - so I would recommend to bring your own.
MGM Grand Buffet - March 2019
My husband (who is not GF), and I ate here one morning for their Brunch Buffet and I have to say that both of us were disappointed. I didn't even get a picture, it was that underwhelming. Very few GF options unless you wanted an omelette, very little fruit, no cream for your coffee. I would suggest to skip it next time.
Avenue Cafe - March 2019
This was a pleasant and welcome surprise. Avenue Cafe is inside the MGM Grand, and we ate here for our last breakfast (I wish we had discovered it earlier). Items are labeled GF right on the menu and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. I enjoyed the GF HUEVOS RANCHEROS - it was some of the best Mexican food I've ever had. You could tell that the sauce was homemade - soooo good!
TAP Sports Bar - March 2019
We enjoyed this meal as soon as we arrived. This place is located inside the MGM Grand. Ordering Gluten Free was very easy, and while they didn't have a dedicated fryer, they had GF buns for the hamburger - very good! The broccoli was a bit too spicy for me!
The Downtown/Fremont Street
Nacho Daddy - June 2018 and March 2019
This is one of my favorite GF places in all of Vegas. The nachos are so delicious - so many different kinds are GF it's a pleasure to see all of the options. The Margaritas are pretty good too ;)
Evel Pie - June 2018 and March 2019
This restaurant is officially my favourite of all time - and the best GF pizza I have ever had! It takes a while for them to make it as they make it as you order it. They are very familiar with GF precautions. I would almost make a trip out to Vegas just to go to this place (I dream about this pizza alll the time)!
Vic and Anthony‘s - June 2018
Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture of my steak, but it as delicious! Here is a picture of my creme brûlée:
Claim Jumper - June 2018
Inside of the Golden Nugget, this was our first meal as soon as we arrived. It was a delicious loaded baked potato - everybody else at the table was jealous of my meal. Very filling and good.
Cadillac Mexican Restaurant - June 2018
Located inside the Golden Nugget, it's a great option for breakfast, as they have GF tortillas. I love tacos!
The Buffet - Golden Nugget - June 2018
Unfortunately I don’t have a picture for this but realy - I was underwhelmed by their GF options at brunch. There were items I could eat, but not many.
These places aren't on the Strip or Downtown, so they get their own category.
Pita's - March 2019
We headed to the South Outlet Mall to do some shopping and I wasn't expecting to have anything to eat. However there was this cute little family run restaurant that had homemade GF soup! It was deliciously unexpected.
McCarran International Airport - Terminal 3 - March 2019
I figured I could get SOMETHING at the airport, but was very disappointed that none of the resturantants would help cater to eating gluten free without contamination risk. I ended up piecing together a meal with bits and bobs. Rachel's Kitchen was the best experience as the person at the counter actually *tried* to help. I ended up with a smoothly from Rachel's Kitchen, along with a packaged GF muffin, hard boiled eggs, and chips. In the end I didn't even eat the muffin.
Do you have any other great Gluten Free places to eat in Vegas? Comment below!
If you are interested in learning more about gluten free travel, contact me through email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 587 772 2525. I am located in Sherwood Park, Alberta (a suburb of Edmonton), and am a Travel Agent and the owner operator of Evening Star Travel. I book travel for clients all across Canada.