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5 Places To Eat Gluten-Free In Vegas

February 16, 2011 at 4:03 PM | by | ()

For some, eating out on The Strip can be scary and downright sickening. Not because of the final bill or bad service, but because of what's on the plate itself. Or, rather, what can't be on it.

While Oprah and Steve Wynn are doing their part to propel vegan noms into the spotlight, there are also folks that visit Vegas that chose to be - or medically need to be - gluten-free. If you're not sure what that means, its basically stripping all the wheat and wheat by-products out of your diet. And, if you've never thought about what that might mean to your eating habits, it's an eye-opener. Throw out the bread, pastries, chips, ice cream, beer, pasta, cold cuts, chicken nuggets, cakes, pies, cereal, and more that you normally eat. It'll all make you sick.

As you can imagine, that pretty much wipes out most menu items at just about any restaurant. And, what's left could be at-risk for cross-contamination in a kitchen that's not cooking with this diet in mind. So, when gluten-free visitors need to nosh in Vegas, where can they go? Here are five restos to consider:

Border Grill at Mandalay Bay
Head to the Border Grill for special menus just for those with gluten allergies. A GF lunch menu boasts 17 items including Smoked Chicken Tamales while a dinner menu features 19 dishes that are mostly the same as what's offered at lunch. Menus couldn't be found online, though, so make sure to ask for them when you arrive.

Mon Ami Gabi at Paris
Moni Ami Gabi is the best friend to the gluten-sensitive, too. The resto has a complete gluten-free menu filled with 17 different noms ranging from appetizers to dessert. Dishes range from Steak Béarnaise to Lemon-Thyme Seared Salmon. (photo above.) You can browse it in detail here.

● Verandah at Four Seasons
This Four Seasons resto offers a GF Sampler for breakfast featuring a gluten-free waffle with banana-cranberry compote, scrambled egg whites and juice. Guests can also request gluten-free pizza and GF pasta as well.

Yard House at Town Square
A few miles south of Mandalay Bay on Las Vegas Boulevard, Yard House offers a limited selection of GF dishes, mostly restricted to salads and dips (though with no GF bread or crackers the dip is pretty pointless). What we do like about their GF menu is that it really spells out how you should ensure your items come out the way you want them. Ordering the summer salad? Follow the menu's instructions of asking to skip the candied walnuts. Scope out the GF offerings for yourself here.

Sammy's Wood-Fired Pizza (multiple off-Strip locations)
This pizza chain is off-Strip, but a good option if you're in the mood for pie. GF pizza crusts are available for an additional $3 bucks and Sammy's offers Redbridge GF booze to wash it all down with.

Do you know of other GF-friendly restos in Vegas? Dish about them in the comments below!

[Photo: GlutenFreeKatie.Blogspot.com]

Archived Comments:

Another Gluten Free Place to eat

Lazy Joe's Fish & Chips on S. Rainbow is also Gluten Free!!!

Now I know...

what a gluten is! thanks!


I have several family members that have Celiac disease, which is gluten-intolerance, and I know that they always have a hard time finding places to eat in Vegas so I thought I'd do my part to find out and share with the GF community ;)

Mesa Grill at Caesars

I found the Mesa Grill before we went last October (2010). I don't quite remember what all foods they had that were GF. but I do remember that the hamburger (no bun) that I had was the BEST hamburger I have ever had in my entire life! And I was able to have french fries-a true treat when your GF, since most restaurants cross contaminate the oil. The Mesa Grill is located inside Caesars Palace, I would definitely recommend you go. My husband liked it because he could eat there too.