The Modern Vegan Becomes Las Vegas First Vegan Restaurant to Open in 2018

The Modern Vegan’s creator and owner, Toronto native Gia Schultz, wants to serve you the vegan breakfast of your dreams. And your favorite lunches in the world. And — literally — the best of every kind of sandwich, soup, burger and dessert your sweet vegan tastebuds will ever touch.

This March, Las Vegans and visitors from around the world, will get the chance to sink their teeth into appetizers like jalapeño corn dogs and baseball-sized mac and cheese balls as a new vegan restaurant in Las Vegas opens.

The Modern Vegan is a new vegan restaurant in Las Vegas. For more vegan restaurants in Las Vegas and other vegan options, visit www.vegansbaby.com

They’ll also get to taste the city’s first veganized dishes of omni favorites like V’eggs Benedict (vegan eggs, grilled tofu, vegan bacon served on a toasted and buttered English muffin and smothered in a choice of Hollandaise sauces), Steak and V’eggs, a variety of waffles, pancakes and crepes, plus eats like Rueben, gyro and egg-less salad sandwiches. The Modern Vegan’s menu even includes the city’s first vegan fried chicken — the Louisiana Fried Chicken entree featuring two jumbo pieces of chick’n that are breaded and deep-fried with Louisiana seasoning and served with fries or mashed potatoes, coleslaw and vegan mushroom and sausage gravy.

But wait. There’s more. So. Much. More. We’re talking skillets and omelettes. Salads. Soups. Burgers. Acai bowls. Booze. Desserts. And, when we rattle these options off, know that every category offers about 10 options.

Schultz has created a vegan’s dream menu, loaded with about 100 items.

“I want to change the way the world looks at food,” says Schultz.  “Anything you can eat, I can eat vegan. Specifically, breakfast.”

When she went vegan, she began to experiment with vegan food, recreating some of her favorite dishes and making them plant-based.

However, the restaurateur didn’t always have her mind set on opening a vegan restaurant in Las Vegas … in fact, her background is in fashion design. Until she went vegan.

“Growing up in a Greek family there’s a huge influence and importance on food,” she says. “Learning how to cook by watching my mom create fabulous dishes growing up gave me the love I have for food and for cooking.  My mom taught me everything … of course now I’ve veganized it all.”

A self-taught chef with a passion for tapping her creativity and having it shine in the dishes she would make, she decided to deliver something the city was missing: a hip all-vegan spot to devour veganized versions of breakfast, lunch, brunch and dessert favorites.

The Modern Vegan is a new vegan restaurant in Las Vegas. For more vegan restaurants in Las Vegas and other vegan options, visit www.vegansbaby.com

“I ran the idea [of opening a restaurant] by my husband and told him I’m really passionate about it, and he loved the concept — he came up with the name. It just snowballed from there and I ended up finding the perfect location five days later.”

The hip spot is tucked into the Hard Rock Hotel neighborhood, just off Tropicana and Swenson and set to open in March. Dishes range between $5 – $15 per tasty, comfort food-y item.

Stayed tuned for more information!

700 E. Naples Drive, Ste. 111, Las Vegas, 89119

Open Thursday – Monday: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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