Clean eating: Sprinkled among Las Vegas’ buffets and steakhouses, you’ll find these healthy options

Fruits & Roots’ (from left) Island (Super Fruit) Bowl, Sweet Asian Wrap and Chicken Gyro Wellness Bowl.
Photo: Wade Vandervort

Juices and smoothies

Fruits & Roots Whether you want to shed some water weight before an event or just deliver a quick, convenient serving of fruits and veggies to your dome, Fruits and Roots can help. Organic produce is shipped in daily, all juices are cold pressed and the menu features items you don’t see often, like the Hot Potato juice with sweet potato and jalapeño. And the food’s tasty, too! 7885 W. Sunset Road #180, 702-202-0922; 5020 Blue Diamond Road #A, 702-790-1014.

The Juice Box LV Hydraulic presses aren’t just for auto mechanics. The ones at the Juice Box help make raw, cold-pressed juices that fill returnable (and thus eco-friendly) bottles and growlers. Try the Desert Rosé with alkaline water, lemon, sugar and cactus pear. Smoothies, wellness shots and “pitaya bowls” round out the menu. 7150 S. Durango Drive #130, 702-202-2172.

Nekter Juice Bar Drop in for the casual juice, smoothie, chia parfait or açaí bowl. Or for a sweet treat, try Nekter’s version of vegan ice cream, Skoop, which uses a cashew milk base and comes in coconut vanilla and chocolate. Nekter also offers two cleanses: Celery Detox and Classic Detox. 1990 Village Center Circle; 2025 Festival Plaza Drive #100; 702-912-4422.

Also: Juice ’N’ Go, The Juice Standard, Juice Stars, Pressed Juicery, Pressed for Juice.


Go Vegan Cafe Along with events and classes, options abound for every (virtuous) palate—from “raw living food” and gluten-free dishes to a salad bar and cooked meals. Try the barbecue “pulled jack” sandwich, which subs jackfruit for pork. Or sample the house burrito with microgreens, herbs and avocado. Other highlights include collard green wraps and “rawtilla”tostadas. 5875 S. Rainbow Blvd. #104, 702-405-8550

Modern Vegan (Wade Vandervort/Staff)

The Modern Vegan You know how Hash House A Go Go is known for its heaping, massive portions of rib-sticking comfort foods? Modern Vegan is like that, sans meat or dairy. While we might not think of loaded nachos, breakfast potato skins or vegan reubens as “healthy,” eating right is certainly doable at TMV. Opt for a soup like tomato bisque, the avocado toast trifecta or “fish” tacos for a balanced, plant-based meal. 700 E. Naples Drive #111, 702-755-8127.

Simply Pure Since the Container Park opened Downtown, Chef Stacey Dougan has brought quick, plant-based options to the area. Green chili enchiladas, raw angel hair zucchini pasta and the grilled TLT (Dougan’s version of the BLT made with tempeh) are healthy takes on originals that don’t sacrifice flavor. 707 Fremont St. #1310, 702-810-5641.

Also: Chef Kennys Asian Vegan Restaurant, VegeNation, Violette’s Vegan Organic Cafe and Juice Bar.


Greens and Proteins This local chain has expanded throughout the Valley to offer healthy (and quick) food that meets all diets, including high-protein, low cal, low or no carb, HCG, gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan, and raw. If that’s not specific enough, build your own meal from a choice of protein and more. G&P also offers smoothies, juices and a kids’ menu. Multiple locations, greensandproteins.co

Krayvings (Wade Vandervort/Staff)

Krayvings As one of the closest restaurants to Red Rock Canyon, Krayvings caters to active, outdoorsy types who want a chill, post-hike meal. Smoothies, juices and house-made chips and desserts put the cravings in Krayvings. Or eat a salad, sandwich, protein plate or waffle sandwich (egg whites make it healthy!) from the all-day breakfast menu. Burgers include your choice of turkey, veggie, bison or salmon. 11770 W. Charleston Blvd. #150, 702-945-0520.

Rachel’s KitchenSince 2006, Rachel’s has been cooking up low-pressure healthy and happy food, everywhere from Downtown to the District at Green Valley Ranch to McCarran International Airport. Enjoy soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps, burgers and all-day breakfast, plus Peet’s coffee. Multiple locations, rachelskitchen.com.

Also: Carpe Diem Juice Co., ProteinHouse, the Protein Source.

Grab and go

Bowlology With five locations around town, Bowlology makes eating healthy easy. If you’re on a fruit kick, the super bowls—with your choice of acai or pitaya—are a great option. Need something more filling? They’ve got poke bowls, too, so you can load up post-workout. And if you’re truly on the run, they’ve got smoothies and juices, too. Multiple locations, bowlology.com.

Foodie Fit (Courtesy)

Foodie Fit Athletes and gym-lovers swear by meal prep, but not everyone has the time. Enter Foodie Fit, a delivery meal-prep service with an actual storefront, so you can drop in and pick up a healthy meal even if you don’t subscribe to the delivery program. Wet burritos, chicken marsala, chili mac—it’s all tasty, and it’s all good for you. The nutritional breakdown says so. Multiple locations, foodiefitmeals.com.

Purple Potato When you want a healthy workday lunch, this is your place. Choose among signature bowls or wraps, like the Umami (kale, quinoa, sweet potato, kikurage, sesame orange miso dressing), or make your own bowl by picking a base, toppings, condiments, a dressing and one “umami topping.” You can also create your own sushi roll or rice bowl. 10090 S. Eastern Ave. #110, 702-685-7338.

Everyday Health

Eatt (Sabin Orr/Courtesy Eatt)

Eatt Before moving to Las Vegas, executive chef Yuri Szarzewski worked at Michelin two-star restaurant L’Oustau de Baumanière in Les Baux-de-Provence, France. Merging classic French cuisine with a modern, health-conscious mindset, Eatt focuses on gourmet and wholesome foods with options that fit all diets. Check the website for weekly specials. 7865 W. Sahara Ave. #104, 702-608-5233.

Shiraz Executive Chef Jainine Jaffer grew up cooking traditional Halal and Pakistani foods. Today, she also incorporates Persian and Indian cuisines into her flavorful menu, with meats and vegetables that are always fresh, never frozen. Eating healthy is easy at Shiraz, where vegetarian and gluten-free options like potato and cauliflower aloo gobi mingle with boneless chicken kabobs, salmon and steamed vegetables, eggplant with split peas and more. 2575 S. Decatur Blvd., 702-870-0860.

Sushi Fever You can wreck your diet in one sitting with all-you-can-eat sushi, sake and Japanese lasagna rolls, or you can get in a primo post-workout dinner by stocking up on healthy and fresh proteins, like salmon and mackerel nigiri, edamame, agedashi tofu and yakitori skewers. Enjoy a night with friends without having to stick to salad and green juice. Who said eating healthy had to be boring? 7985 W. Sahara Ave., 702-838-2927.

Also: Flower Child, SkinnyFats, Urth Caffe.

Grocery Stores to Help You Get Started

Just to be clear, you can find clean foods at any grocery store, but those listed below lean heavily toward clean and unprocessed options:

Natural Grocers


1660 W. Sunset Road 702-547-1837

North Las Vegas

6305 Simmons St. 702-395-0642

Rainbow's End Health Store

1100 E. Sahara Ave. #202 702-737-1338

Sprouts Farmers Market

11 Valley locations sprouts.com

Whole Foods Market

Four Valley locations wholefoodsmarket.com


Downtown 3rd Farmers Market

Fridays starting at 9 a.m. 300 N. Casino Center Blvd.


Sundays, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 9480 S. Eastern Ave.


Every second & fourth Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 2000 Via Firenze

Las Vegas Farmers Market

Eight Valley locations: Gardens Park, Bruce Trent Park, Huckleberry Park, Galleria at Sunset, Downtown Summerlin, Silverton Casino, Floyd Lamb Park and Tivoli Village. lasvegasfarmersmarket.com

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