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Last Updated September 2020! We’ve created this ever-growing guide to restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and ice cream shops in Nevada that are friendly to dairy-free diners. It’s a collection based on research and reader recommendations (send yours!), that’s divided into local restaurants (first) and chains (second).

Note: You can ignore the date on this post going forward. We’ll update the information below whenever we’re alerted to a new restaurant recommendation, change, or closure. 

Local Nevada Restaurants Recommended for Dairy-Free Eats

We’ve listed these recommendations alphabetically by city, and then by the restaurant or shop name.

⭐️ = 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.)

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.

Henderson

  • 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.
  • 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.

Las Vegas

  • Cafe Lola – You’ll be tickled pink with the vegan options at this instagram-worthy cafe in Summerlin. 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.
  • Flour & Barley Brick Oven Pizza – 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. They have one location right on the Strip, one downtown, and one in Summerlin.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Reno

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Soho Sushi Burrito ⭐️ – It’s located inside the University of Reno student union, but open to the public. They roll big, fat sushi burritos for a very fair price. And they always taste fresh and delicious. Most of their menu and toppings are dairy-free, and they can even offer a dairy-free guide on request. They also serve 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.
  • 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.

Most Popular Chains in Nevada for Dairy-Free Diners

There are many more chains in this state, but these are the ones we recommend most for dairy-free options.

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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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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