As one of the food capitals in the world, Las Vegas is not just known for its famous seafood buffets. During a recent trip to Vegas, I indulged in so much good food that I just had to share it with you all.
From food court items to celebrity chef restaurants, here is a list of of my favourite food spots in Vegas.
I ate Shake Shack three times during my trip and could not get enough. Conveniently located in the centre of the strip, it was hard not to go in when walking by.
- ShackBurger: Cheeseburger topped with lettuce, tomato, ShackSauce™.
- Chick’n Shack: Crispy chicken breast with lettuce, pickles and buttermilk herb mayo.
- Cheese Fries: Fries topped with American and Cheddar cheese sauce.
Made a special trip off the strip for this famous burger chain that I’ve never tried before. Yes, the burgers are as good as they say…but the animal style fries with the chocolate shake was a combo made in heaven.
- Cheeseburgers and fries
- “Animal Style Fries” from the secret menu: fries topped with cheese, grilled onions, and In-N-Out sauce
- Chocolate Shake
Nathan’s Hot Dogs
Conveniently found in almost all food courts, these bad boys are perfect for a quick snack or lunch.
There’s no other way to describe Nathan’s original all beef hot dogs besides being the best hot dogs I’ve ever had. No sauerkraut, relish or onions needed.
This place serves Japanese cuisine and sushi amid dances, lip-sync battles and impromptu performances. The Sake Rok staff was engaging and killed it with the dance moves. One of the most entertaining dinners I have ever had.
I’m Philled with Cream Roll: salmon, cream cheese, cucumber, avocado
Girl on the Beach: ebi, snow Crab, cucumber, avocado, topped with tuna and a spicy sauceSalt and Pepper Shrimp: Crispy shrimp with dry miso, garlic, and Shiso ailoiKaraage: Japanese fried chicken with soy sauce
CUT by Wolfgang Puck
Upscale and chic steakhouse with some of the most incredible appetizers I have ever tasted. Service was top-notch and cocktails were good too.
Bone Marrow Flan: Mushroom Marmalade, Parsley SaladMaple Glazed Pork Belly: Ten Spice, Sesame–Orange Dressing, Rhubarb CompoteRoasted Loup De Mer: Meyer Lemon, Italian Parsley-Sage GremolataNew York Sirloin 14 Oz: USDA PRIME, Nebraska Corn Fed, Dry Aged 35 Days
Gordon Ramsay Steak
Who wouldn’t want to dine at a restaurant created by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay? This is my favourite Ramsay restaurant out of Burgr, Steak, and Pub & Grill. Everything was exquisite and delicious, especially the mac & cheese. I also died over the cinnamon ice cream that came with the pear tatin.
Gnocchi: blistered heirloom cherry tomatoes, royal trumpet mushrooms, ibérico jamón, mushroom creamSeared Hudson Valley Foie Gras: herbed goat cheese pop overs, gooseberry jus, pickled rampsRoasted Beef Wellington: served medium rare. glazed root vegetables, potato purée, red wine demi-glaceMac & Cheese: served with blue, cheddar, and parmesan cheese, topped with truffle oilPear Tart Tatin: golden puff pastry, caramelized pears, frangipane filling, and cinnamon ice cream
Located inside Aria hotel and casino, Jean Philippe serves an array of crepes, gelato, desserts, and chocolates. I’m always blown away by the life-size displays that are made entirely out of chocolate.
Banana Foster Dessert Crepe: Caramelized bananas topped with powdered sugar and a generous amount of whip cream
Located near Caesar’s Palace, Serendipity 3 serves comfort food that comes XL in size.
Frrrozen Hot Chocolate: A creamy hot chocolate slushy topped with a mountain of whip cream and chocolate shavings.
Just like there’s something for everyone to do in Vegas, there’s also something for everyone to eat! Coming from Canada, it’s always an adventure trying new foods in Sin City.
I have to admit though, it should be a sin for so much good food to be conveniently located on the Strip. What made me feel a little bit better about my over-indulging was the amount of walking I did…
I can’t wait until my next trip back because there is always something new to try. Until next time, stay delicious Vegas!
Photo credits to Nathan Ng.