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The new edition of ‘Vegans, Baby’ points to the best plant-based food in town

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Diana Edelman’s Vegans, Baby

The recently released second edition of guidebook Vegans, Baby: The Las Vegas Vegan Food Guide 2019 is bigger than before, thanks to a robust new culinary landscape. “The [vegan] scene has exploded and it’s so amazing to document all of the amazing options,” says Vegans, Baby founder and occasional Las Vegas Weekly contributor Diana Edelman. “The biggest challenge was choosing which restaurants to include, because there are so many vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants.”

Edelman breaks down the more than 100 suggestions into 40 categories, which range from the expected (“Best Late Night” and “Best Community Restaurant”) to the surprising (“Best Egyptian” and “Best Steakhouse”). While Edelman says that all 40 of the book’s “top picks” are her favorites, she particularly loves the koshari at POTs, the brunch at Tacotarian and Good Pie’s Detroit pizza. “It’s the best pizza I’ve ever had—vegan or not.”

If you’re new to veganism or considering a few vegan meals, Edelman advises: “Do what works for you, and know that every meal you choose to not consume animals … makes a difference.” And if you’re afraid of missing favorite foods, Edelman says vegan cuisine has come a long way. “So many restaurants are vegan-friendly in Vegas, so eating out doesn’t have to be intimidating, either.”

The guidebook is available on Amazon, Nook, iTunes and elsewhere, $7 for digital and $20 for paperback. –C. Moon Reed

Tags: Dining, Food, Books, Vegan
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