From the tasty breakfast chipotle pizza to protein-packed cheesecakes and other bakery delights, it might be hard to believe that everything at Great Grubbing is gluten-free.
Owner Kenny Knoll ensures that everything at his Henderson café is homemade, delicious and absolutely gluten-free, and that has attracted quite the diverse customer base. Many tourists travel from the Strip, and he even has a regular from Summerlin who buys about nine bags of muffins every week. “I love to see kids’ and people’s faces light up when they don’t have to worry,” Knoll says. “They can order anything they want.”
Born in Hong Kong and raised in Southern California, Knoll came to Las Vegas a couple of years ago. The self-proclaimed foodie has traveled the world, enjoying the foods of Hungary, Japan, Kuwait and more. He’s also an actor and photographer who was worked with MMA fighters and rock bands.
In 2013, he returned to the restaurant business after 20 years, working as a consultant to help create gluten-free muffins and cheesecakes for an event for autistic children. After he saw how much they enjoyed eating the treats, he was inspired. Since then, he has worked with nutritionist and dietician Michelle Konstantarakis to create a healthy, organic, seriously delicious menu that works around gluten, dairy, soy and nut allergies and provides an abundance of vegetarian and vegan options.
Although Great Grubbing currently only has one location, its panda-decorated food truck should be roaming the Valley by October. The café serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, including a vegan burger with Sriracha mayo on homemade bread with unlimited veggie toppings. Nothing tastes better than when you know it’s fresh.
Great Grubbing 2530 St. Rose Parkway #130, 702-982-8080. Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.