Nevada: You Can Bet on These Dairy-Free Dining Options

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Last Update in September 2021! We’ve created this ever-growing guide to restaurants, bakeries, cafes, ice cream shops, and stores in Nevada (from Reno to Las Vegas!) that are friendly to dairy-free diners. It’s a collection based on research and reader recommendations (send yours!) that’s divided into restaurants & shops by city (first) and major chains found throughout the state (second). And we’ve started a section for specialty dairy-free foods produced in this state.

We Update Continuously! You can ignore the original date on this post going forward. We update the information below whenever we’re alerted to a new recommendation, change, or closure.

Dairy-Free Nevada: Recommended Restaurants & Shops in Las Vegas, Henderson, Reno, Lake Tahoe, Carson City, and Beyond ... Vegan and gluten-free options, tooPhoto from Urth Cafe at The Wynn on The Las Vegas Strip

Dairy-Free Nevada: Recommended Restaurants & Shops

We’ve listed these recommendations alphabetically by city and then by the restaurant or shop name. For large chains with locations throughout the state, see the Major Restaurant & Grocery Chains section below. We have dedicated posts with dairy-free details for many of the big guys.

⭐️ = Restaurant is either dairy-free, has a dairy-free menu, has dairy-free labels on their menu(s), or lists top allergens with menu items. (At the time of our last review.)

Carson City

  • Scoups ⭐️ – This humble little soup and ice cream spot labels their daily soups for dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan needs. They also have sourdough bread bowls, salad, and sorbet.
  • So Juicy – Located inside the museum, this shop has build-your-own salads, smoothies made with almond milk or coconut milk, and dairy-free acai bowls.
  • Squeeze In – The vegan options at this hearty breakfast and lunch spot are out of this world. And they are able to whip up many more dishes without dairy on request. Their staff is well versed in alternative options.

Crystal Bay

  • Soule Domain – This log cabin sits a stones throw from the water at Lake Tahoe, and provides a warm atmosphere for elegant dinners. The chef prepares a nightly soup from scratch (that comes with every meal), which is almost always creamy and vegan. They always have a delicious vegan entree available, and several naturally dairy-free menu items. And the chef is quite accommodating with special diet requests.

Gardnerville

  • DST Coffee – This local coffee shop has special diets in mind. They often have almond, coconut, soy, and oat milk on hand for drinks, and carry dairy-free items from Fresh Baked Paleo (below). They’ve also been known to scoop dairy-free coconut milk ice cream in a few flavors.

Henderson

  • Angry Crab Shack – Southern-style seafood is at your dairy-free fingertips at this fledgling franchise. They offer an allergen chart with quite a few dairy-free options. Their seafood boils are all on limits with water-based sauces (instead of butter), and they also have some dairy-free po’boys, salads, fish & chips, gator nuggets, and chicken nuggets, for less adventurous eaters.
  • Ben & Jerry’s – See our Dairy-Free Ben & Jerry’s Shop Guide for full details.
  • Bimbim Kitchen – This is a great little fast casual Korean restaurant by Trader Joe’s. You can build-your-own bowl with unique meat, organic tofu, and vegetable options. At last check, all of their sauces were dairy free, and most were vegan.
  • Blaze Pizza – See our Blaze Pizza Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Bok Bok Chicken – Their menu is filled with naturally dairy-free options, and generously labeled with vegan options. They have vegan side salads, sides, and plates.
  • Cafe Lola – This is their second location (the first in the Las Vegas-Summerlin area), but it boasts the same menus and pretty lux atmosphere.  They offer almond milk, coconut milk, and oat milk for their dairy-free smoothies and custom coffee drinks. You can also enjoy a vegan donut, and sometimes vegan carrot cake. Their breakfast and lunch menus aren’t as vegan-friendly, but they have a couple of dairy-free options and some that can be easily modified.
  • Cinnaholic – This is a vegan cinnamon roll bakery chain. They offer an array of frostings, toppings, other pastries, and dairy-free coffee drinks.
  • CJ’s Italian Ice & Custard ⭐️ – The custard might be off limits, but they also swirl dairy-free Dole Whip, and label the dairy-free flavors of their Italian Ice (hint: most of them!).
  • Everbowl – They specialize in cool, creamy superfood bowls, including acai, pitaya, blue majik, and more, layered with various other bases and toppings. Almost their entire menu is dairy free (they do offer whey protein) and vegan (they have honey and bee pollen as options).
  • Fatburger – See our Fatburger Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Hummus – You can build your own Mediterranean-style bowl or wrap at this casual restaurant. Their hummus is all vegan, and they offer vegan sauces and protein options, along with many more dairy-free choices.
  • Mothership Coffee Roasters – This is a local coffee roasting company that has gained quite the reputation for vegan pastries. They offer almond milk for coffee drinks.
  • No. 1 Boba Tea – They offer a full vegan menu, and have locations dotted around the city. Their vegan menu includes flavored teas, “milk” teas (made with almond milk), slushes, and power juices. Honey is also available for dairy-free guests.
  • Panchos Vegan Tacos ⭐️ – This casual little all-vegan Mexican restaurant is loved by omnivores and herbivores alike. Their menu is broad, with enchiladas, chile rellenos, classic burritos, wet burritos, sopes, tamales, tortas, nachos, quesadillas, and really, I could go on. They also serve late breakfast, have a nice little dessert menu, and have daily specials, like Taco Tuesdays and Sope Saturdays.
  • The Habit Burger – See our Habit Burger Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • The Juice Standard  Replenish at this cleansing shop, with grab-n-go cold-pressed juices and nut milks, hot cacao drinks made with cashew cream, and superfood smoothies. They also serve a light food menu with several dairy-free snacks and toasts.

Incline Village

  • Bite – Trendy tapas are on the menu, with at least one inventive vegan option and usually a couple more that can be ordered dairy-free.
  • Fumo – You can enjoy dairy-free burgers (vegan or custom order), creative vegan flatbread, poke, ceviche and other light bites at this restaurant.
  • Mountain High Sandwich Co. – Need to fill up for the slopes or a big hike? This quick spot serves many comforting dairy-free and vegan options. Their options include healthy breakfasts, sandwiches (naturally), wraps, entrees like vegan mac and cheese, breakfast pastries, and even vegan chocolate mousse for dessert.
  • T’s Mesquite Rotisserie – This local institution has been over-stuffing burritos with their house-made rotisserie chickens for decades. Options for tacos and sandwiches, too.

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Las Vegas – The Strip

  • Allegro (The Wynn) – If you’re craving comfort Italian, but not a casual pizzeria, this restaurant should do the trick. They offer vegan lasagna, pasta, and can make their wood stone pizza and a couple other mains dairy-free on request. But you might want to skip the first course, which is quite dairy heavy.
  • Ben & Jerry’s (Grand Bazaar Shops, Harrah’s, and Miracle Mile Shops) – See our Dairy-Free Ben & Jerry’s Shop Guide for full details.
  • Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken (Grand Bazaar) – We were told by Blue Ribbon management that their fried chicken is dairy-free. Verify at the restaurant on options.
  • Carmine’s ⭐️ (Caesar’s Forum Shops) –  It’s easy to enjoy family-style Italian food at this boisterous restaurant. They offer a dairy and egg allergy menu, which includes all of the menu items they can make without dairy and eggs on request – and it’s extensive! It includes many pastas, steaks, seafood, and sides.
  • Catch (Aria Hotel) ⭐️ – Their raw seafood menu is filled with dairy-free options, but they also have “simply cooked” fish with a dairy-free sauce option and a handful of dairy-free menu items labeled, like king crab tempura. They also have a small, but impressive, vegan section and vegan optional items on the main menu, and even a vegan cheesecake and sorbets for dessert!
  • Costa di Mare (The Wynn) – Their vegan menu boasts Italian indulgences, like ravioli, lasagna, risotto, and tartufo for dessert. But if you’re “just dairy free” the seafood here is unsurpassed. they have a fresh menu of fish and shellfish with many dairy-free sauce options.
  • Din Tai Fung (Aria Hotel) – This is an upscale Taiwanese chain that specializes in Chinese Huaiyang cuisine. They offer a full allergen and special diet chart, and, at last check, all of their savory menu items were dairy-free and all but one of their sweet bao was dairy-free (most are vegan!). They do use milk in some beverage items.
  • Fatburger (south of Hawaiian Marketplace) – See our Fatburger Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Flour & Barley Brick Oven Pizza (Linq Promenade) – It isn’t always easy to find dairy-free options on the Strip, so the Daiya dairy-free cheese alternative at this family-friendly pizzeria is a welcome site.
  • Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop (The Linq) – They’ve added dairy-free Coconut Bliss Madagascan Vanilla ice cream to their scoop menu. They also offer floats, and select dairy-free toppings for sundaes. In the chocolate shop, check out their hot cocoa mixes, they have options made without dairy.
  • Ike’s Sandwiches (Fashion Show Mall) – See our Ike’s Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Jaburritos (Linq Promenade) – This is an “everyone friendly” fast food sushi spot. They’ll make your “sushi burrito” in nori, a flour tortilla, or as a poke bowl, with classic raw fish or cooked proteins (various meats and vegan options available). According to the restaurant, their menu is dairy-free, except for the obvious dairy items (queso, mochi ice cream, cheese cake chimichangas, and melon and mango cream sodas).
  • Juice Press (Bellagio) ⭐️ – This purely plant-based and dairy-free juice chain blends healthy smoothies and protein shakes with almond milk, offers blue magic and acai bowls, and sells several vegan grab-and-go snacks.
  • La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway – They actually have a small menu of dairy-free small plates to enjoy with artisinal beer or your wine of choice. Skip the brunch though – it’s quite dairy heavy.
  • Lakeside (The Wynn) – The vegan options at this fine dining establishment are varied – with a mushroom chowder, impossible dumplings, and carrot cake. Dairy-free guests can also custom order from their surf and turf menu, which has many raw and cooked options. They also have many gluten-free menu items.
  • Nacho Daddy (Miracle Mile Shops) – This is not your average Mexican restaurant. It’s a lively, funky, bar and grill with an entire page on their menu dedicated to vegan items. The options include their house-made vegan queso dip, enchiladas, nachos, chimichangas, and more. They’re also happy to make most menu other items dairy-free on request with their vegan cheeses and vegan sour cream.
  • P.F. Chang’s (Planet Hollywood) – See our P.F. Chang’s Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Pieology Pizzeria (MGM Grand) – See our Pieology Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Sinatra (The Wynn) – The main Italian menu includes a couple vegan surprises, and a few dairy-free options (as is or custom ordered). But you could also visit just for dessert, which includes vegan chocolate mousse and sorbetto.
  • Slice of Vegas Pizza Kitchen & Bar (The Shoppes at Mandalay Place) – They have an extensive vegan menu, complete with starters, soups, salads, pastas, and pizzas. They also have gluten-free, vegan pizzas available with vegan mozzarella. Additional items can be made dairy-free on request.
  • Sloan’s Ice Cream (The Venetian) – They churn a few flavors of vegan ice cream with an almond milk or coconut cream base, like vegan coconut chocolate, peanut butter, and strawberry.
  • Tableau (The Wynn) – The vegetarian menu at this fine dining restaurant includes some innovative vegan and dairy-free options for breakfast and lunch. They have vegan Benedict, gnocchi, and citrus and “ricotta,” along with juices, smoothies, coconut yogurt, and some egg dishes.
  • Terrace Pointe Cafe (The Wynn) – Their vegan options are impressive and inventive, with a diverse selection of appetizers, salads, and all-day breakfast (including French toast and Spanish omelettes!). Some additional dairy-free options are also available.
  • The Habit Burger (Fashion Show Mall) – See our Habit Burger Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • The Juice Standard (The Cosmopolitan) – Replenish at this cleansing shop, with grab-n-go cold-pressed juices and nut milks, hot cacao drinks made with cashew cream, and superfood smoothies. They also serve a light food menu with several dairy-free snacks and toasts.
  • True Food Kitchen (Caesar’s Forum Shops) – This restaurant chain is Dr. Andrew Weil’s creation, and thus quite special diet friendly. See our True Food Kitchen post for more details.
  • Truth & Tonic (The Venetian) – Detox after that big night out at this vegan wellness cafe. They serve juices, smoothies, teas, coffees, house-baked breads, full breakfasts, and lunch dishes. Still going strong? They serve various mimosas and mojitos, too.
  • Urth Cafe (The Wynn) – This counter-serve restaurant has many vegan surprises, including paninis, pizza, and dishes with vegan almond “cheese.” They also have their own dairy-free house granola (it contains honey), acai bowls, and a few more “just dairy free” items.  They also have a small menu of vegan desserts, including cookies and cake by the slice.
  • Wazuzu (The Wynn) – Their expansive vegan menu is a good place to start. But since this Pan-Asian restaurant serves Chinese, Japanese and Thai dishes, there are several additional dairy-free items to choose from.
  • Wing Lei (The Wynn) – If you’re going to pay the big bucks for Asian food on the Strip, this is the one to splurge on. It was the first Chinese restaurant in North America to earn a Michelin star. They serve Cantonese, Shanghai and Szechuan dishes, with many naturally dairy-free options. but us caution, as the chefs do take some culinary liberties.
  • White Castle (The Venetian) – See our White Castle Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Yard House (The Linq) – See our Yard House Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.

Wynn Hotel & Casino: Most of the restaurants in the Wynn have at least one vegan menu option, but a few don’t. The ones listed above are favorites recommended most for good dairy-free food and unique options.

Local Dairy-Free Tip: If you have a car, head to “China Town” (just a street with strip malls, really) to enjoy amazing Asian restaurants for a fraction of the price you would pay on the Strip. This is where many local chefs eat! It’s Spring Mountain Road, heading West from the Strip. It takes less than 10 minutes to get to from Treasure Island.

Las Vegas – Beyond the Strip

  • Ace of Steaks ⭐️ – This is a kosher glatt steakhouse with some eclectic dishes. The kosher designation means meat and dairy cannot be mixed, so their menu is entirely dairy-free – even the “sour cream” and “ice cream.” They can also accommodate gluten-free guests.
  • Almond Milk Creamery ⭐️ – Dairy-free almond milk ice creams and milkshakes are just the beginning at this little spot. They also sell vegan croissants, cinnamon rolls, and “chicken” strips and wings. The address on their Facebook page is outdated. They are now inside Cafe No Fur in the “Chinatown” area.
  • Ben & Jerry’s – See our Dairy-Free Ben & Jerry’s Shop Guide for full details.
  • BLACKOUT Dining in the Dark ⭐️ – More than a vegan restaurant, this is a culinary experience. Yes, you really do eat in the dark. But don’t worry about checking your food for unordered cheese or sauces, it’s all made without dairy!
  • Blaze Pizza – See our Blaze Pizza Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Bok Bok Chicken – Their menu is filled with naturally dairy-free options, and generously labeled with vegan options. They have vegan side salads, sides, and plates.
  • Cafe Lola – You’ll be tickled pink with the vegan options at this instagram-worthy cafe in the Summerlin area. They offer almond milk, coconut milk, and oat milk for their dairy-free smoothies and custom coffee drinks. For a sweet treat, they regularly serve vegan donuts and frequently have vegan carrot cake as a special.
  • Cafe No Fur ⭐️ – This is a casual vegan restaurant with a midday menu of rice bowls, burgers, and finger food. They also serve dairy-free shakes and desserts, courtesy of Almond Milk Creamery, located inside.
  • Chef Kenny’s Vegan Dim Sum ⭐️ – Dim sum is often dairy-free, but there’s no concern at all at this restaurant. They’re menu is purely plant-based, and they’re located just 3 miles due west of Caesar’s Palace.
  • Cinnaholic – This is a vegan cinnamon roll bakery chain. They offer an array of frostings, toppings, other pastries, and dairy-free coffee drinks.
  • Drill it Creamery – They offer two flavors of dairy-free Dole Whip daily, which can be swirled together. They also have a big selection of cereal toppings, plus Oreos and Nutter Butters, and a couple sauce options.
  • Emack & Bolio’s – This Boston-based ice creamery churns a handful of vegan flavors made with coconut milk. They include Cappucino Fudge Swirl, Chocolate Pudding, Mint Chocolate Freckle, Raspberry Chocolate Krispy Rice, Goa Mango, and Toasted Coconut. They also offer dairy-free sorbets.
  • Everbowl – They specialize in cool, creamy superfood bowls, including acai, pitaya, blue majik, and more, layered with various other bases and toppings. Almost their entire menu is dairy free (they do offer whey protein) and vegan (they have honey and bee pollen as options).
  • Fatburger – See our Fatburger Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Flower Child – This healthy restaurant chain serves salads, bowls, and plates with choose your own protein and side options. Their modern “hippie” menu is loaded with organic produce, whole grains (gluten-free, too), and house dressings. Their menu is littered with vegan and paleo options, and most items either are, or can be made dairy-free on request. They’re located in the Summerlin area.
  • Frost N’ Roll – This local rolled ice cream spot has four fruity, non-dairy sorbet bases for refreshing vegan desserts.
  • Go Vegan Cafe ⭐️ – This restaurant used to be known as Go Raw Cafe, but they decided to add a cooked menu, too. It includes a huge array of breakfasts, burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, and more. They also have a salad bar, and still have many raw menu items to choose from. As an added bonus for special diet guests, almost everything on the menu is gluten free.
  • Greens & Proteins – This healthy kitchen and juice bar now has five locations scattered around the Las Vegas valley. I visited one with my grandma, and we were both delighted by the service and the food. It’s a fast casual restaurant with huge menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their smoothies are dairy-free (made with almond or soymilk), and most items on their menu are, or can be made, dairy free. They offer burgers, bowls, wraps, salads, and more, with a build-your-own-meal model. Vegan and gluten-free options are also available.
  • Hummus – You can build your own Mediterranean-style bowl or wrap at this casual restaurant. Their hummus is all vegan, and they offer vegan sauces and protein options, along with many more dairy-free choices.
  • Ike’s Sandwiches – See our Ike’s Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Island Fin Poke – Almost everything on their menu is dairy-free, and it includes some unique Hawaiian touches, like spam as a poke bowl option and dairy-free Dole Whip for dessert.
  • Lotus of Siam – This is the spot for award-winning Thai food made with authentic ingredients, and without dairy shortcuts. It was recommended to us by Melissa Wells, a nutritionist in Las Vegas. As she mentioned, a lot of big name chefs in the area frequent this restaurant.
  • Luv-It Frozen Custard – It’s technically on the strip, but north of the action and just south of downtown. This dessert institution offers dairy-free Dole whip and many topping options for cooling off on hot desert days.
  • MeDiet Cafe – Their focus is on healthy foods and plant-forward cuisine, but they do use dairy, eggs, chicken, and fish in their restaurant. Nevertheless, there are quite a few vegan, and even more dairy-free, menu options for breakfast lunch and dinner. They also have a full juice bar with house nut mylks, dairy-free smoothies and acai bowls.
  • Melita’s Table ⭐️ – This is a vegan Mexican food restaurant that uses a shared kitchen (but they do have their own line). They do not have a dining area, and work on delivery and pick-up only. Their menu includes all the favorites – from enchiladas to tres leches cake!
  • Ori’Zaba’s Scratch Mexican Grill – Melita’s Table has their own line in Ori’Zaba’s, so you can get many dairy-free and plant-based items at Ori’Zaba’s, if you prefer to dine in.
  • Nacho Daddy – This is not your average Mexican restaurant. It’s a lively, funky, bar and grill with an entire page on their menu dedicated to vegan items. The options include their house-made vegan queso dip, enchiladas, nachos, chimichangas, and more. They’re also happy to make most menu other items dairy-free on request with their vegan cheeses and vegan sour cream. Beyond the Strip, they have locations in the Summerlin area and Downtown.
  • No. 1 Boba Tea – They offer a full vegan menu, and have locations dotted around the city. Their vegan menu includes flavored teas, “milk” teas (made with almond milk), slushes, and power juices. Honey is also available for dairy-free guests.
  • Panchos Vegan Tacos ⭐️ – In addition to their Henderson location, this casual little Mexican restaurant has two Las Vegas spots, one in Summerlin and one East of the Strip. Their menu is broad, with tacos, enchiladas, albondigas, burritos, tortas, nachos, quesadillas, burgers, and much more. They also serve late breakfast, offer some sweet but simple desserts, and have daily specials, like Nacho Wednesdays and Burrito Fridays.
  • Paradise City Creamery ⭐️ – This is a plant-based, gluten-free, ice cream pop-up with pick-up on Fridays and weekends. Their flavors are nut-based and extremely creative and unique.
  • Parsley Modern Mediterranean ⭐️ – Build your own shawarma, schnitzel, or falafel bowl, wrap, salad, or sandwich at this unique Mediterranean restaurant. They label dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan items on their menu.
  • Pieology Pizzeria – See our Pieology Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Pop Up Pizza – Downtown Las Vegas isn’t the first place I’d expect to find vegan options, but this pizza joint boasts vegan pizza sold as whole pies or by the slice. They even offer “The Vegan” on their regular menu. If ordering whole pies, you can make just about any of their pizzas dairy-free by asking for a vegan mozzarella substitution.
  • ProteinHouse – They offer a range of protein-packed breakfasts, salads, bowls, burgers, and wraps with several dairy-free options, and a vegan option in each category. They even have vegan protein pancakes. They offer vegan protein, and can make a select group of smoothies dairy-free, but keep in mind, they use a lot of whey in their blenders (including to make their acai bowls).
  • Ronald’s Donuts – It’s worth veering off strip to this unassuming little donut shop in a very underwhelming part of town. The case looks like any regular donut shop, filled with twists, filled, and fritters. But at Ronald’s, most of the donuts are secretly vegan! Just ask, which ones are vegan, and they’ll show you the shelves you can choose from. This isn’t health food – this is the indulgence everyone loves Vegas for.
  • Rooster Boy Cafe – This breakfast spot is known for their housemade granola, including a selection that meets AIP standards. But they also offer innovative warm dishes with a few dairy-free and vegan options. The chef has been known to custom make some items for guests, too. For granola and coffee, they have almond milk available.
  • Senza Gluten Free Bakery – Many of the breads and treats at this local bakeshop are also dairy-free, and you can custom order dairy-free, gluten-free cakes and cupcakes.
  • Shawarma Grill – No dairy is used at this kosher glatt Mediterranean restaurant. Their menu includes baguettes, laffas, plates, and more. Vegan options are available.
  • SkinnyFATS – Their crazy healthy menu is a mix-up of burger, salad, and bowl options with various special diet needs in mind. They have a few vegan choices on the menu, and a few more can be made dairy-free with ease.
  • Soho Sushi Burrito ⭐️ – They have three locations around Las Vegas, all rolling big, fat sushi burritos for a fair price. Most of their menu and toppings are dairy-free, and the staff is very accommodating. At each location, we’ve found they offer sweet boba tea in various flavors, which can be enjoyed dairy free. And if you aren’t in the mood for raw fish, they do have some teriyaki bowl and cooked sushi burrito menu items.
  • Squeeze In – The vegan options at this hearty breakfast and lunch spot are out of this world. And they are able to whip up many more dishes without dairy on request. Their staff is well versed in alternative options.
  • Tarantino’s Vegan ⭐️ – Enjoy Italian and American comfort food without dairy, eggs, meat, or seafood at this local restaurant. Yes, they have lasagna and manicotti!
  • The Habit Burger – See our Habit Burger Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • The Juice Standard  Replenish at this cleansing shop, with grab-n-go cold-pressed juices and nut milks, hot cacao drinks made with cashew cream, and superfood smoothies. They also serve a light food menu with several dairy-free snacks and toasts.
  • The Modern Vegan ⭐️ – It’s located at UNLV, but this minimalist vegan restaurant is open to the public. Their menu is a diverse array of healthy bowls and comfort food dishes.
  • Triple George Grill – This old-world steakhouse is downtown. They’re quite accommodating to special diets, and have many entrees that can be made dairy-free with ease. More than half of their sides are vegan, and they offer a couple vegan entrée options, too.
  • True Food Kitchen – This restaurant chain is Dr. Andrew Weil’s creation, and thus quite special diet friendly. See our True Food Kitchen post for more details.
  • U-Swirl Frozen Yogurt – Availability of flavors can vary by location and by day, but this froyo chain does carry Silk almond frozen yogurt (chocolate and vanilla) and a range of dairy-free sorbet flavors, including chocolate fudge.
  • VegeNation – This is another surprising find in downtown Las Vegas. It’s an all-vegan, community-based restaurant serving late breakfast, lunch, dinner, and of course, cocktails. But their hours aren’t as extensive as you might expect. Their menus are dotted with gluten-free, oil-free, and contains nuts labels, and include a global mix of casual entrees, salads, and pizzas.
  • Veggie House ⭐️ – Chinese food is often filled with dairy-free options, but this vegan restaurant in “China Town” just off the strip is a different experience. Their menu is extremely plant-heavy, with many vegetables you won’t get at other restaurants. Not to mention, everything tastes fresh, authentic, and delicious.
  • Veggy Street ⭐️ – It might night be clear at first glance of their menu, but this is a 100% vegan local chain. They serve gourmet burgers with various dairy-free cheeses, sandwiches, bowls, wraps, smoothies, and milkshakes.
  • Violette’s Vegan Cafe & Organic Juice Bar ⭐️ – Enjoy house-made organic cuisine for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch at this Summerlin restaurant.
  • White Castle – See our White Castle Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Yard House – See our Yard House Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.

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North Las Vegas

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  • Bab Cafe ⭐️ – At last visit, this Korean counter-serve restaurant was completely dairy-free. They serve flavorful bibim-bab, and other bowls and bites.
  • Bangkok Cuisine – We’ve had nothing but wonderful experiences with this staff at this local restaurant. Their Thai cuisine is rich with flavor, and the menu is almost completely dairy free. They even offer vegan options right on the menu, and have dairy-free coconut milk ice cream for dessert.
  • Batch Cupcakery – This little shop offers daily vegan cupcakes, paleo cupcakes, and vegan / gluten-free cupcakes. They also use coconut, olive, and canola oils in their cupcakes, so dairy-free can easily be accommodated via orders. In addition to cupcakes, they make special treats, like vegan brownies and paleo bars. To wash down dessert, they offer a juice and milk bar, with almond, coconut, rice, and oat milk options.
  • Blaze Pizza – See our Blaze Pizza Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Cafe Capello – They offer oat milk and almond milk for their coffee drinks, and also have vegan French toast on the menu, typically have vegan bagels and pastries available, and you can custom order dairy-free toasts and sandwiches.
  • Dorinda’s Chocolates – They have a few nutty vegan chocolate options, like dark chocolate peanut butter cups, at this local chocolatier.
  • Great Basin Community Food Co-op – A cute little place to shop for organic produce and special diet needs by the river near downtown. No membership required.
  • Great Full Gardens ⭐️ – This busy, from-scratch restaurant that has grown to four locations is proof that healthy cuisine for special diets is in high demand. Their menus have labels for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and more, and the staff is well versed in accommodating special orders. Their famous vegan soups are served daily, their expansive menu is plant-rich yet restaurant-worthy, and they even offer raw desserts (like vegan cheesecakes!). Dairy-free cheeses are available on request – they even make a vegan grilled cheeze with three varieties.
  • Haven On Earth Bakery & Deli ⭐️ – This is a local gluten-free bakery that also offers many dairy-free, and several vegan options. Their deli side is heavy on milk and cheese, but on the bakery side, they offer various dairy-free breads and pastries, including cookies, cakes, donuts, biscotti, and much more. They also take custom cake orders.
  • Holey Schmidt Donuts – They offer a whole array of vegan donuts on “Vegan Saturdays” as they call it (it used to be Tuesdays, but changed). Flavors includes classics, but they often have unique flavors pop up.
  • House Of Mexica ⭐️ – This simple, casual eatery is purely vegan, and serves Mexican and American food that’s popular with omnivores, too.
  • Icecycle Creamery – They churn a few vegan coconut milk ice cream flavors and dairy-free sorbets. They have a summer cart and a shop, where they also make sandwiches.
  • Ike’s Sandwiches – See our Ike’s Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Laughing Planet – This fast casual chain is known for rich global flavors in healthy bowls, salads, burritos, and more. They’re also popular for special diets, clearly labeling items for vegan, paleo, gluten-fee, and contains nuts. Many dishes are naturally dairy-free, but they also offer vegan cheese, and can make even more menu items without dairy. Most of their restaurants are located in the Northwest, but they have two rogue locations in Reno.
  • MOD Pizza – See our MOD Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Mr Mango And Friends – Fruit is the focus at this refreshing spot in Meadowood Mall. They serve fruit bowls, juices, and slushies with a Mexican spin.
  • Noble Pie Parlor – This pizzeria and bar offered vegan cheese long before it was trendy. Today they offer Miyoko’s fresh Mozz, Daiya cheese alternative for their pizzas, and a vegan menu complete with handmade “meatballs” topped with vegan parmesan. They have two locations, one near downtown and a newer spot in midtown.
  • Nom Eats ⭐️ – This plant-based Mexican-American restaurant serves vegan burritos, tacos, sandwiches, nachos, and some other comfort food dishes.
  • Rolled Mountain Creamery – They offer a vegan ice cream base, and can make almost any flavor vegan on request. They have some interesting options, like Danika’s Kooky Dough, which is made with vegan cookie dough. They have two Reno locations, including inside Dorinda’s by the river.
  • Saladworks – Pretty much their entire menu contains dairy, but they offer an interactive allergen menu that tells you how to custom order most items without dairy (or other special diet needs). You can choose between salads, warm grain bowls, wraps, and a few other items. They offer a good handful of dairy-free dressings, and do have gluten-free and vegan options.
  • Sizzle Pie – This is a Portland chain, but they have one rogue location in Reno. They offer a vegan menu of pizzas and salads, with vegan ranch and Caesar dressings, several pizza sauce options, faux meats, and three types of dairy-free cheeses. Consequently, they can make almost every pizza dairy-free on request. All of their desserts are vegan, too, including cookies and cinnamon nots with icing and chocolate sauce.
  • Squeeze In – The vegan options at this hearty breakfast and lunch spot are out of this world. And they are able to whip up many more dishes without dairy on request. Their staff is well versed in alternative options.
  • Süp Restaurant – Most days of the week, they have vegan and/or dairy-free soups available, and they serve several salads and sandwiches that can easily be made dairy free. They source local and organic ingredients whenever possible, and the cooks, who are literally right behind the cashier, make getting answers to menu questions very easy.
  • The Habit Burger – See our Habit Burger Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • The Pizza Collective – Almost all of their pizzas can be made dairy-free. They house-make their own sourdough crust, and offer Miyoko’s vegan cheese alternative, along with various other classic and creative toppings.
  • The Twisted Fork – This is a great spot for salads and small plates. They offer unique ceviches, vegan beet ravioli, and a few other vegan and dairy-free options on the menu.
  • Two Chicks – This popular local breakfast spot offers a vegan skillet and vegan sourdough pancakes on the menu. But they also have dairy-free cheese (and vegan egg alternatives), and many of their egg dishes can be ordered dairy-free.

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  • Cafe Del Rio – They no longer offer their house cashew cream, but this Tex-Mex restaurant still offers dairy-free cheese and vegan meats for special diet guests.

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Restaurant & Grocery Chains found throughout Nevada

Some recommended restaurant and store chains are getting too big for our city listing britches. They have many locations, or are rapidly growing, and you might stumble across them in a number of towns in this state. Click on them for more dairy-free details.

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Local Dairy-Free Food & Drink Producers in Nevada

These dairy-free friendly companies don’t have their own retail location, but are in Nevada. So you have a good chance of finding their products at grocery stores, restaurants, and/or other shops in this state. Keep an eye out!

  • Fresh Baked Paleo – They bake breads and sweets without gluten, dairy, or soy. This is a cottage business, so they don’t have a storefront, but you can get their products on order, or at some local shops.
  • Nature’s Bakery – The makers of our favorite fig bars and other snacks, have their dairy-free, nut-free facility in Northern Nevada. So you’ll see their affordable treats at shops everywhere.

Dairy-Free Nevada: Recommended Restaurants & Shops in Las Vegas, Henderson, Reno, Lake Tahoe, Carson City, and Beyond ... Vegan and gluten-free options, tooPhoto from Greens & Proteins in Las Vegas

This Guide is Continuously Updated with Recommendations

We welcome you to recommend other dairy-free friendly restaurants. Leave a comment or contact us and tell us why you like a certain restaurant. Restaurant owners and employees are also invited to reach out and let us know how you welcome dairy-free customers.

Please kindly let us know in the comments if any of these restaurants close. We want to keep this list current for you, but aren’t always notified when a restaurant closes. Let us know and we will quickly update!

This Guide is for Informational Purposes Only

Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, and restaurants are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure that they can accommodate your situation.

There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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