The Las Vegas vegan dining scene continues to rapidly expand as two vegan restaurants in town prepare to open more locations in the Valley.
Despite the recent announcement of Panacea closing its doors (don’t worry, they will be reincarnated in a slightly different form soon) and the addition of non-vegan options to Cafe No Fur, both Veggy Street and Pancho’s Vegan Tacos are opening additional locations.
The first to expand is Pancho’s Vegan Tacos opening the first of three new spots in Anthem (2540 Anthem Village Dr.), followed by Veggy Street (1110 E. Silverado Rancho Blvd.) and then – in late November/early December – Pancho’s westside location is set to open (3555 South Fort Apache Rd.). Finally, later this year, Pancho’s is opening a full vegan cafe and bakery located next to its original spot – which recently expanded from 1,300-square-feet to 2,200-square-feet – on Tropicana and Pecos. Pancho’s owner, Sabe Meling also hints of a California location coming down the line.
“It’s been an amazing journey, but we’re just starting,” says Meling. The first Pancho’s opened late 2016. In July 2017, Meling acquiring a food truck
Melatti prides the brand on bringing the best flavors to the fast food culture and producing some of the “best tasting food in the city, regardless of whether or not there is meat in the dish.”
“We are always forward-thinking and we will innovate, adapt and reproduce our model as often as humanly possible.
The opening of the second location of Veggy Street is just the beginning for Melatti, who hopes to see the business expand across the nation and then internationally.
“While we start small and fully learn the social responsibilities we have as a healthy fast food chain, we will expand to share our model with other cities and people so that everyone can have a healthy, affordable, fast food alternative while also eating tasty vegan food,” says Melatti.
As for talk about Vegas being oversaturated with vegan restaurants, Meling believes that one of the issues is that vegan restaurants have been appealing mostly to vegans and competing with each other because of similar items which are highly priced.
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