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LAS VEGAS Steve Wynn has issued an edict to the many chefs at his Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Las Vegas, directing them to begin offering vegan options on every menu.

Touted as the Strip’s most extensive vegan offering, special vegan dishes now on offer include Fava Bean Puree with sautéed hon shimeji mushrooms, snap pea salad and aged balsamic vinegar at Alex and Market Chopped Salad with avocado, carrots, celery, pumpkin seeds, edamame and tarragon vinaigrette at Society Café Encore. Hearty entrée options include Summer Vegetable Gratin at Botero, Risotto con Verdure di Stagione, risotto whipped with seasonal vegetables at Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare, and Napoleon of Savory Tofu with ratatouille and fried eggplant at Tableau.

The Country Club is making a vegan version of its popular Watermelon Gazpacho with avocado, jicama, tomato, cucumber, cilantro and yucca crisp, while Stratta offers Whole Wheat Pasta Primavera, a vegan take on the Italian American staple. SW, Wynn’s signature steakhouse, serves Grilled Royal Trumpet Mushrooms with creamy polenta and shallot balsamic sauce.

Wazuzu’s Vegan Crunch Roll with crispy asparagus, avocado, cucumber and arare, Okada’s Vegan Cold Soba Noodle and Wing Lei’s Crispy Tofu with sugar pea, water chestnut, carrot and bean sprout feature flavorful Asian flavors. Decadent vegan desserts include Blueberry Cobbler with toasted almond ice cream at Sinatra and Banana Crepes with coconut ice cream, avocado mousse at Switch.

The Wynn Resorts properties are not the only vegan options on the Strip, however. Five restaurants at MGM Resorts International’s Aria—The Buffet, Jean Georges Steakhouse, Bar Masa, Julian Serrano and America Fish—also serve multiple vegan dishes.

Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare at Wynn Las Vegas
Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare at Wynn Las Vegas