If you're searching for healthy food, look no further than Flower Child. Located in the western part of the city, Flower Child is dedicated to serving scratch-made dishes with ingredients sourced from as close to home as possible. The options here include vegan, paleo and gluten-free dishes along with a host of other choices. Gluten-free selections include salads selections, mac and cheese and bowls like the Summer Plate with barbecued chicken, quinoa corn, kale slaw and watermelon. All proteins are naturally raised and additive-free. Some beer selections are sourced from local breweries Tenaya Creek and Crafthaus. The flavors here are fresh and original, and the emphasis is on light, clean and healthy fare.
Recommended for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus because: The emphasis at Flower Child in on using ingredients sourced from nearby locations and their healthy dishes include gluten-free and vegan options.
Terrisa's expert tip: Flower Child is also a stand-out for its vegan and vegetarian dishes, including the vegetarian avocado toast and vegan entrees like the Spicy Japanese Eggplant and Red Chile Glazed Sweet Potato.
Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville was inspired by the singer's music and love of the beach, and its fun-loving atmosphere fits in well on the Las Vegas Strip. The three-level restaurant has five bars and live entertainment, plus a great view of the Strip. The restaurant offers several gluten-free dishes, like a cheeseburger, chicken sandwich, fish sandwich, salads and the catch of the day. The restaurant is located inside the Flamingo and serves from breakfast until 2 or 3 a.m. If you're looking for some entertainment, Margaritaville frequently has live music or a DJ. Even if you're not a "Parrothead" you'll find plenty to like about Margaritaville.
Recommended for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus because: Gluten-free options at Margaritaville include burgers and sandwiches, and its relaxed atmosphere invites hanging around for an extra drink or dessert.
Terrisa's expert tip: Margaritaville offers a great view of the Strip from many spots on its patio, and its convenient central Strip location it makes an easy (and fun) stop for a meal.
The atmosphere at Yard House is casual and invites you to linger over your beer while you watch the latest game. The food here goes beyond sports-bar type fare and includes a gluten sensitive menu. Starters include chilled edamame and a spicy tuna roll. Several Entree Salads are offered, like a Chicken Kale Caesar and a Cobb Salad with a protein of your choice: chicken, shrimp, skirt steak or salmon. Sandwiches and hamburgers range from the Classic Cheeseburger to a Kurobuta Pork Burger, with spicy candied bacon, white American cheese, arugula, blueberry ketchup with a lettuce wrap upon request. Street tacos with Asada or shrimp are offered, all served with jasmine or brown rice. Ask the server for current selections of gluten-free beer, which are often available.
Recommended for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus because: The large menu at Yard House is full of tasty, casual eats and includes several gluten-free options.
Terrisa's expert tip: Yard House at the Red Rock has an entrance on the exterior of the property, making it easy to park nearby and walk in without having to navigate through the casino.
As its name suggests, Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab is known for its delectable steaks and seafood. They also offer an extensive gluten-free menu full of their signature items. Gluten-free menu selections range from appetizers, salads and sides and include dishes like stone crab, Alaskan king crab, fish, scallops and several cuts of their signature steaks. Joe's gluten-free filet mignon comes in five different preparations, including a 16-ounce bone-in filet. Other beef cuts include New York, rib eye and porterhouse. Starter dishes include jumbo shrimp, charred octopus and oysters on the half shell. Salad options include the King Crab Louis, with fresh hearts of palm, asparagus, onion, avocado and chopped egg and, of course, Alaskan King Crab.
Recommended for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus because: Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab offers a dedicated gluten-free menu full of steaks and seafood.
Terrisa's expert tip: If you're craving dessert, Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab's extensive gluten-free offerings include a brownie sundae along with the other sweet treats on its dessert menu.
New York City's legendary family-style Italian restaurant comes to Las Vegas courtesy of this spacious eatery, which offers six private dining rooms. Known for its delicious Southern Italian cuisine, all of Carmine's appetizers, entrees and desserts are large enough to share and serve two to four people. Carmine's offers a thorough menu for guests with food sensitivities and diligently notes that while they strive to accommodate every guest's needs, they don't have an allergen-free kitchen, an especially important point for those with acute allergies. Gluten-free dishes include several pasta choices, salads and entrees like steaks, Lobster Fra Diavolo and salmon. The nostalgic atmosphere, including the walls covered with family photos, will make you feel right at home.
Recommended for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus because: Carmine's family-style Italian food comes in generous portions and includes gluten-free pasta as well as other dishes.
Terrisa's expert tip: Outside of New York, Carmine's has only four restaurants, and their outpost in Las Vegas is the only West Coast location of this venerated restaurant.
Located a few blocks west of the Strip, the El Dorado Cantina is a family-owned Mexican restaurant serving authentic food inspired by several regions of Mexico. The extensive menu has plenty of gluten-free selections (as well as vegan), like the street tacos, which can be prepared with a number of delicious proteinsâ"carne asada, carnitas, al pastor, cochinita, pulled chicken--or as vegetarian with corn rajas. They come three to a platter with cilantro rice and refried or black beans. Numerous gluten-free options range from chips and salsa (as well as nachos) to the restaurant's signature dishes. The restaurant uses food that's free from antibiotics, pesticides, and steroidsâ" and lists its food suppliers its website.
Recommended for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus because: The menu at El Dorado is full of authentic, flavorful Mexican food and it offers a host of gluten-free and vegan dishes.
Terrisa's expert tip: Happy Hour at El Dorado offers some great deals with $7 menu items, street tacos for $3.50 and select drinks for half off. Two happy hours are offered, one from 3 to 5 p.m. and another from 1 to 3 a.m.
With its striking Strip views and sumptuous sushi selections, it's no wonder sushi enthusiasts love Sushi Roku. One bite and it's easy to see why Sushi Roku inspires a devoted following. Executive Sushi Chef Haruhiko Takeshita selects only the best and freshest fish on a daily basis and presents his special dishes with a secret ingredient brought over from his family-owned Japanese restaurant in Gunma, Japan. You'll find numerous gluten-free options on the menu, from the sashimi to entrees like the ribeye steak, Jidori chicken or Chilean seabass. The servers at Sushi Roku are well trained on how to create a customized tasting menu based on guests' preferences, so if you're feeling adventurous, feel free to leave the food selection in your server's hands.
Recommended for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus because: All of Sushi Roku's sushi and sashimi are available gluten-free, and the restaurant also has a substantial gluten-free menu.
Terrisa's expert tip: Happy Hour at Sushi Roku is Sunday through Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. Nothing on the drink and small plates menu is over $10.
The menu at Eatt was designed by French chefs to offer healthy, gourmet recipes with seasonal ingredients. Just a short drive west of the Strip, Eatt offers a comfortable, modern setting and well-thought-out and delicious menu. Careful attention has been given to note dishes that are gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, organic or vegan. Gluten-free options include dishes like the octopus with marinated daikon and bok choy cabbage with molecular apple and celery spaghetti; goat cheese tartine, with goat cheese, caramelized red onions, walnuts and honey on gluten-free bread; or the Passion Fruit with milk chocolate, a coconut biscuit, passion fruit foam and Granny Smith apple. The menu changes frequently at Eatt, but the wonderfully prepared dishes are always delicious.
Recommended for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus because: The French chefs at Eatt are masters at preparing healthy, gourmet dishes with seasonal ingredients.
Terrisa's expert tip: Some of Eatt's tastiest items are its sandwiches, which are only found on the lunch menu before 5 p.m. and selections change to reflect seasonal ingredients. Gluten-free bread and cashew cheese are available.
CRAFTkitchen wants to provide dishes that are full of personality, and to that end, they use local and organic ingredients when possible. After years of experience in high-profile kitchens, Chef Jaret Blinn decided to open CRAFTkitchen in 2015. Gluten-free and vegan dishes are clearly noted, and a dedicated vegan menu is offered. Gluten-free bread is available, and some menu items can be modified to be gluten-free. Breakfast and lunch are served all day. For breakfast, try the Crustless Quiche of the Day or the Short Rib Hash, made with braised short ribs, smashed potatoes, roasted sweet onions and peppers. For lunch, guests can dine on gluten-free chilaquiles or a pesto chicken arugula salad with grilled organic chicken breast, housemade pesto, pear tomatoes, parmesan cheese and pine nuts.
Recommended for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus because: CRAFTkitchen lets the flavors of local and organic ingredients shine through, plus offers gluten-free and vegan dishes.
Terrisa's expert tip: You don't have to wait for the weekend to enjoy bottomless mimosas at CRAFTkitchen, where breakfast, lunch and daily specials are served all day from 9 a.m.
Acclaimed Chef Wolfgang Puck's version of a bar and grill features California-inspired dishes in a casual setting. Comfort food is a mainstay here, where you can find gluten-free chicken noodle soup, cheese ravioli, penne pasta and creme brulee. Other selections for gluten-sensitive guests include the free-range half chicken, 10-ounce skirt steak or 12-ounce New York Strip. Ask about the gluten-free pizza options, which are available upon request. While the food comes from an acclaimed chef, the setting at Wolfgang Puck's Bar and Grill is casual and friendly. The bright, cheerful setting pairs well with the food, which is expertly crafted and full of flavor.
Recommended for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus because: Gluten-free choices at the renown Wolfgang Puck's Bar & Grill include pasta, pizza and desserts.
Terrisa's expert tip: Wolfgang Puck's Bar & Grill is open until 6 a.m. from Wednesday through Sunday, making it a great choice for a late-night stop after an evening out.