A Note From The Creators:
❝Wolfgang Puck wanted a decent place to eat after watching the fights. That, so the story goes, was the spark that lit the Las Vegas food revolution. And then the casinos saw a great hook to attract high-flying gamblers, luring a parade of celebrated legends.
At some point in the last 25 years it seems like Las Vegas got nearly any chef it wanted (gosh, even Giada and Fieri!). But all those chefs, of course, had to import or train armies to execute at a high level, and so a “school” of Las Vegas, in a very real sense, was born. Eventually, when many of these people hit the ceiling or got bored or just bristled at corporate life, they saw the opportunities off the Strip and decided to—as we always say here—“roll the dice.”
After all, didn’t every one of these visiting Star Chefs just clamor to go to Lotus of Siam? (They did, and still do–check the walls.)
Many of them took the refined techniques and top ingredient knowledge they’d gained and planted seeds throughout our valley. Unlike older cities, the lack of many distinctive neighborhoods has made it more difficult for both locals and visitors to see what we have.
Hence why “Vegas Unstripped” got started: To highlight our city’s most passionate chefs, and to encourage them to keep pushing forward. One night of course can’t tell a whole story, so this little book is a takeaway full of undeniable gems throughout the city. Bring it on your adventures, pick your favorites, find others, create your own!
You too, are an important part of the story—and if you took the time to read this long intro, hopefully you were munching something delicious while doing it.❞
– Eric | Feast Of Friends
❝There is more to Las Vegas than meets the eye. Yes, the mega resorts, A-lister residencies and booming nightclubs dominate the headlines, but there are so many other layers to explore. This little booklet made with love is your go-to WYD [what (are) you doing?] guide to all the best things in Las Vegas, full of our favorite recommendations for food, drink and fun. ❤️❤️❤️❞
– Melinda | Editor & Jenna | Founder & CEO | OffTheStrip.com
Whether you are in need of a morning pick-me-up or a midday boost, all great cities are judged by the quality of their coffee—and Las Vegas is no exception. Beans have been booming here for the last decade and these are a few of our favorite spots for all things caffeinated.
Mothership Coffee Roasters
1028 E. Fremont St.
2708 N. Green Valley Pkwy.
2625 St. Rose Pkwy.
Coffee and Community ☕️ Roasting in📍Las Vegas since 2012
Why We ❤️ It: The menu is simple and unfussy, focusing on espresso, coffee, lattes and teas. And since presentation is everything, nothing beats their well-crafted iced latte in a fancy goblet.
Vesta Coffee Roasters
1114 S. Casino Center Blvd. Suite 1
9031 W. Sahara Ave.
Coffee Roaster, Wholesaler & Retailer
Why We ❤️ It: When Vesta showed up Downtown, we knew Las Vegas had finally gained its third-wave coffee stripes. Seasonal drinks like the Candy Flip latte are fun and the avocado toast is simple and perfect.
Bungalow Coffee Co
201 E. Charleston Blvd. Suite 180
New Specialty Coffee Shop in DTLV Arts District
Why We ❤️ It: Built around the concept of community, Bungalow management actually likes it when you pop open your laptop and stay awhile. The Rosemary latte is life changing.
5808 Spring Mountain Rd. Suite 104
🗝 Elegant, Intimate & Sophisticated, 📚 Vintage Coffee House & Fresh Bakery, 🇰🇷 Circa 1907-1910 Korea
Why We ❤️ It: Unlike most coffeehouses, Gäbi is open late—10 p.m. to be exact, which makes it a great spot to hit after dinner instead of a bar. Try the Mango Tango Frappe🥭💃, Milk Tea 🫖 and Blue Cloud Cream☁️. Don’t miss the fancy cakes, which have spun off into their own business, and you haven’t lived until you’ve had a Fat Caron.
Aspire Coffee House
10111 W. Skye Canyon Park Dr.
Aspire to be better because life is too short for sh**ty coffee ☕️ House-made organic syrups 🌱 No refined sugar 🌿 Keto, gluten free & vegan options 🌾
Why We ❤️ It: This woman-owned coffee biz started out on wheels and has now transitioned into a brick and mortar location. One of the only places in town to find superfood coffees and lattes.
From buffets to cafes and everything in between, Las Vegas can brunch with the best of them. Fuel up for the day—just don’t forget the bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys.
Locally Owned & Operated, Delicious Food, Chef Interaction, Friends, Memorable Experiences!
Why We ❤️ It: Bad & Boujee Foie Gras for breakfast selections, Suckling Pig and Crabby Patty benedicts and vegan day starters Chilaquiles, Veggie Hash and The Benedict Arnold.
Main Street Provisions
A New American restaurant located in the Las Vegas Arts District. “A Reimagined Twist on American Comfort Food”
Why We ❤️ It: Not your average brunch, every bite is an adventure—Spanish Omelette, Shrimp & Rice Grits, and the ever-evolving and ever-changing Benedict.
Served Global Dining
▪️Chef Matthew Meyer▪️Grass-Fed, Pasture-Raised, Organic▪️Scratch-Kitchen ▪️Globally inspired dishes
Why We ❤️ It: Benedicts galore! Wellington, King Crab, Portobello Mushroom, Seoul–Short Rib; plus a tour of global breakfast tastes Matzoh Brie, Pupusas, and Green Eggs and Spam.
Jamaican + New Mexican Cuisine
Why We ❤️ It: A leader of the Las Vegas brunch revolution— put Green Chile on all of the things from burgers to mac n cheese and then add jerk spices on wings and couscous.
Seasonal Italian Soul Food in the Las Vegas Arts District.
Why We ❤️ It: Four little words: Chittara Cacio E Pepe
Makers & Finders
📍Arts District📍Downtown Summerlin 📍Area15
Why We ❤️ It: Founded on the principles of coffee, Latin Food and culture, their empanadas and arepas are unforgettable, and you haven’t really lived until you’ve sipped their lavender latte. Game changer.
Lunch & Snacks
We believe in the modern approach to dining—great meals aren’t just reserved for after 5 p.m. Crush midday cravings with a hearty lunch and indulge with a snack attack versus committing to a full meal.
Johnny C’s Diner
🄵🄸🄽🄴🅁 🄳🄸🄽🄴🅁 by @chefjohnnychurch
A fresh take on diner classics with focus on the best ingredients and cooking techniques.
Why We ❤️ It: Mel’s Mac n Cheese and Secret Seasoned Pressed Burgers are the best savory snacks during your lunch break, but be sure to save room for their yummy Donut Holes.
Barbecue Restaurant. Smoking happiness one brisket at a time!
Live music 🎸& bar specials 🍺
Why We ❤️ It: Start the day right with Disco Fries, BBQ Spiced Cottage Fries and a mouthwatering Texas Brisket. But no visit to Soulbelly is complete without the Banana Pudding.
Ada’s Wine Bar
Wine wine wine! Mediterranean small plates & more. Now pouring in Tivoli Village, LV.
Why We ❤️ It: Nothing is better than the perfect bite like the Red Beet Hummus, Octopus Patatas Bravas and Braised Oxtail Jam.
Valley Cheese & Wine
Cheese Shop. Vegas’ premier cheese and wine shop, family-owned and led by @wonderwomanofcheese and a friendly team of experts!🧀🍷
Why We ❤️ It: Bring out your pals to try the happy hour board and bottle, cheese & charcuterie spread, which is a fun sharable to indulge in with great company.
The Quality American Wiener. 🌭🇺🇸
Plump and juicy all-beef hot dogs and pork & beef water dogs with a snap that takes you back.
Why We ❤️ It: Enjoy a blast from the past and chomp on 7.5-inch all-beef hot dogs, an all-American classic, designed by Chef Ralph to pay homage to his favorite childhood snack from New York City’s kosher delis.
The pizza scene in Las Vegas is epic—there is something for everyone. Whether you are in search of an artisan pie with gourmet ingredients or a classic Detroit Grandma made with a crispy cheesy crust, every dough-boy and girl will find a more than suitable slice.
Las Vegas’ neighborhood PIZZERIA since 1980
Why We ❤️ It: The Garlic Romano Fries and Meatball Sliders are tasty appetizers, but no place in town serves a Stromboli quite like this popular pizzeria.
👩🏻🍳Floriana Pastore Pizza Place 🏆World Pizza Champion 🇮🇹Simple Italian Pleasures 🍕and more 🔥Wood Fired Oven
Why We ❤️ It: There’s nothing more scrumptious than Fried Pizza or Wallet Pizza, but the Nutella Angioletti is every sweet treat lover’s dream come true.
Pizza Rock Las Vegas
Green Valley Ranch Resort
Why We ❤️ It: As far as appetizers go, the Rosemary Garlic Italian Fries, Fried Green Beans and Beer Battered Artichokes are so good they will “Rock” your world.
Pizza joint with a rock ‘n’ roll vibe & Evel Knievel memorabilia offering slices, whole pies & beer.
Why We ❤️ It: The menu items may have punny names like Viva Las Vegan Pie, Garlic Deez Knots and Led Zeppole, but their food is seriously sensational.
An all-natural and authentic Italian kitchen and craft cocktail bar prepared by Chef Giovanni Mauro
Why We ❤️ It: Along with a cute and cozy atmosphere, you must try their Stuffed Lemon Leaf, Burrata Bruschetta and Gnocchi when you wine and dine at this adorable neighborhood bar.
Sweets & Treats
It’s hard to save room for dessert when you’re living the lavish Vegas lifestyle, but these places are worth it! Satisfy that sweet tooth with these delish dessert choices.
Coffee, fresh-baked danishes, pastries, French-inspired sandwiches and other savory fare just minutes away from Downtown Summerlin.
Why We ❤️ It: Start or end your day on a high note by eating a Lorraine Quiche and Croque Monsieur with a Baguette.
Gourmet Donuts & Barista Coffee… Wicked Never Tasted So Good! 725-204-8615
Why We ❤️ It: Bored of the typical glazed donuts and maple bar? Then, you will love the sinfully delicious Mojito Mint and Lime Raised Donut, She Devil Red Velvet Cake Donut and Blue Suede Banana PB & Banana Filling Donut.
Custom cakes, presentation boxes, cake pops to order. We create desserts for leading Las Vegas restaurants.
Why We ❤️ It: Go for the Tiramisu at Al Solito Posto, the Meyer lemon poppy seed scones at The Coffee Bean, and Volcano cakes at Golden Tiki and we promise you won’t be disappointed.
Paradise City Creamery
🌱100% Plant based & Gluten free
Why We ❤️ It: Homemade treats such as ice cream cones and cookies are crafted with care and made with organic ingredients such as agave nectar or organic cane sugar to avoid those pesky sugar crashes. Plus their blend of oat and raw cashew milk produces sweet silky notes in every lick.
Chef Sweetser’s Chocolate & Sugar Art Studio specializing in Tea Parties and Retail Confections
Why We ❤️ It: From the white rabbit cream puff to the miniature meringues, there are plenty of confectionery snacks to nibble, but also consider their tasty crisp english cucumber on herbed cheese with dark rye when you are ready to switch it up.
The Vegas food scene is just as extravagant and glamorous as the rest of the city. If upscale dining is your calling, a bounty of international cuisine and Michelin-Star chefs offer some of the most memorable culinary experiences in North America.
Sparrow & Wolf
Neighborhood Cookery + Libations
Why We ❤️ It: Before heading to a show, get delectable bites with friends like the Oyster Duo, Spreadables and Jasmine’s Sourdough Good Butter & Sea Salt.
The Roaring ‘20s Are Back 🌺
Why We ❤️ It: Travel back in time when you visit this 1920s jewel and feast on their New England Crab Cake, Chilled Lobster Salad and go all-in with a 10 oz. Wagyu New York Manhattan Cut.
Al Solito Posto
Open for Dinner & Late Night Bar Daily in Tivoli Village Refined Italian classics, steaks and cocktails.
Why We ❤️ It: For a late night snack, head over to Al Solito Posto for their Grilled Octopus, Nonna’s Meatballs and Rigatoni Alla Vodka.
There’s always a time and place for a tequila shot, but these cocktails bars have got you covered when you’re in the mood for a more luxurious libation. These establishments are ideal for after-dinner drinks or unwinding after a busy day.
🎸Live Music & Cocktails Since 1976 🥃 Home of The Blues in Las Vegas. 🍕
Why We ❤️ It: Sip on the Doomsday machine, Peter Peter and Me & Bobbie McGee to send your taste buds on a delightful vacation.
Herbs & Rye
Classic American & Italian fare plus handcrafted cocktails served in a dim, moody restaurant & lounge.
Why We ❤️ It: Wind down after a long week with some fresh cocktails in a rustic setting with chill vibes and an artsy ambiance.
Welcome Explorers! Find us in Fabulous Las Vegas. Entry 21+
Why We ❤️ It: When you step into this quirky, fun bar, try the Painkiller, Lime in the Coconut and Piranha Punch to experience something wild and exciting.
Garagiste Wine Room
Guests are invited to enjoy, discuss and immerse themselves in the world of wine as seen through the eyes of professional Sommeliers.
Why We ❤️ It: Wine connoisseurs will love the variety of classic to lavish bottles offered at this unique wine room.
The Silver Stamp
We’re open seven days a week. Come have a beer with us.
Why We ❤️ It: For those who love bar hopping downtown, this tavern serves the best frothy beers in a venue full of character and charm.
Magical craft cocktail bar in the Las Vegas Downtown Arts District 🌸 est. 2013🏹
Why We ❤️ It: Cheers! Drink up a good ol’ Fig Mule, Unpleasant Dreams and chase it down with a Hibiscus Paloma.
Craftiest Cocktails & Jerk.
Why We ❤️ It: After a long day on the job, there’s nothing better than having a sip at this easygoing hot spot serving an array of delish libations from frozen bevies to smooth cocktails.
Small draft room & bottle shop located in the SW part of Las Vegas.
Why We ❤️ It: Thirsty? Order a Fog Zombie for one hand and an Evil Haze for the other, but save the best for last with a playful sip like The Hoppy Horror Picture Show.
Las Vegas isn’t all clubs, casinos and concerts. The surrounding area is full of geographical marvels and other nature-focused necessities. Check out these activities when you need to grab some fresh air (or burn off a few guilty calories).
Red Rock Canyon
Why We ❤️ It: The beautiful landscape of Red Rock Canyon is a relaxing change of pace from the Strip. You can choose to tackle one of several hiking trails, ride a horse, or simply enjoy a scenic drive through the loop.
Lion Habitat Ranch
Why We ❤️ It: See the majestic savannah cats up close and personal, either on your own or with a knowledgeable guided tour. Don’t forget to visit with Ozzie the giraffe, who might paint you a picture if you’re lucky.
The Neon Museum
Why We ❤️ It: This place is a mecca for Las Vegas history, with a stunning collection of iconic neon signs from years gone by. We particularly recommend the guided night tours, which let you fully bask in the fluorescent glow from previous iterations of Sin City.
Tear up an indoor Go-Kart track, take your frustrations out with some destructive therapy, or visit one of several unique museums.
Pole Position Raceway
Why We ❤️ It: Get your dose of adrenaline at the premier indoor Go-Karting experience in Las Vegas. Pole Position offers a variety of entertainment formats fit for veteran speedsters and rookie racers alike.
Twilight Zone Mini Golf
Why We ❤️ It: Strut your putting prowess at this 18-hole, glow-in-the-dark miniature golf course full of out-of-this-world artwork. Enjoy arcade games and bowling lanes, too.
Why We ❤️ It: Bad day at the office? Raiders lose a heartbreaker? Just like smashing stuff? Unleash your inner frustrations in a controlled environment and break everything you see to bits.
Saw Escape Room
Why We ❤️ It: Based on the SAW film franchise, this horror-themed escape room will have you feeling as though you are a part of the movies. Navigate through immersive puzzles and traps in an abandoned factory before the clock runs out.
Pinball Hall of Fame
Why We ❤️ It: A throwback to the arcade-crazed days of the 1980s. With hundreds of playable pinball machines —both vintage and new—it is easy to lose track of time during a day here with the fam.
Venues & Shows
It wouldn’t be Las Vegas without a stellar repertoire of shows and events. From musicians and magicians, to live theater and comedians, you’ll certainly get an experience you’ve never had before.
The Smith Center
Why We ❤️ It: The Smith Center is the preeminent performing arts venue in the city, brandishing a decorated array of Broadway, dance and musical performances.
Why We ❤️ It: Adult carnival meets bathroom-stall graffiti; Absinthe is a spectacle to behold. This outrageous show blends hilarity, vaudeville and burlesque into one supremely entertaining 90-minute stint.
The Beatles LOVE
Why We ❤️ It: A quintessential Cirque du Soleil show celebrating the musical legacy of The Beatles. An iconic soundtrack serves as the backdrop for dizzying aerial stunts and stellar choreography.
Super Summer Theatre at Spring Mountain Ranch
Why We ❤️ It: Family-friendly entertainment at a beautiful outdoor venue. Pack a picnic dinner and a blanket and enjoy some excellent local theater.
The Majestic Repertory Theater
Why We ❤️ It: An immersive and edgy playhouse. The intimate venue and inventive atmosphere brings audience engagement to whole new heights.
Spring Mountain/Vegas “Chinatown”
Welcome to one of the other must-visit strips in Las Vegas! The city’s Chinatown boasts a dizzying array of authentic Asian cuisines that are sure to make your mouth water as you walk by.
Shangai Taste by Chef Jimmy Li. Xiao Long Bao, Sheng Jian, and Shanghainese Cuisine. Shanghai Plaza. Chinatown Vegas. #XLB
Why We ❤️ It: For dishes loaded with rich flavors and mouth watering spices, order the Xiao Long Bao, Shanghai Duck and Sheng Jian.
Specialist in Charcoal Grilled Skewers
Our goal is to see your smile!
Why We ❤️ It: Adventurous tastebuds will find delight in the Steamed Foie Gras Egg Custard, Kobe Beef Liver Sashimi and Green Tea Soba Noodles served up at the special spot.
That Modern Pho’ experience that you have been looking for, look no further
Why We ❤️ It: Go for the ultimate Pho experience and slurp some Maine Lobster Pho while digging into the Oxtail Fried Rice and Garlic Serrano Wings.
New Asian BBQ
Why We ❤️ It: Roasted Peking Duck, BBQ Pork Buns, Mongolian Beef.
Industrial-chic restaurant offering an innovative take on classic Korean BBQ, plus a full bar.
Why We ❤️ It: The mouth watering Marinated Beef Short Rib, Tofu Hot Pot and Kimchi Stew are innovative spins on Korean BBQ classics that you must give a whirl.
An intimate experience of Japanese sushi tradition crafted and hand-served by Executive Chef Eric.
Why We ❤️ It: Sushi lovers will enjoy the Lobster Sashimi, Grilled Chilean Sea Bass and A5 Wagyu Beef next time they are craving this Japanese treasure.
Arts District & Downtown-ish
The Arts District is a cultural staple of Las Vegas and reflects the vibrant attitude people expect from the city. Head Downtown and check out these eclectic storefronts, showcasing things both vintage and new.
Main Street Antiques
Why We ❤️ It: Looking for antiques, collectables, retro styles, bargains and vintage fashion? This is your street.
220 E. Charleston Blvd.
Why We ❤️ It: Cute and colorful boutique in the heart of the Las Vegas Arts District. Selling art and goods from local brands, adult and kids clothing, gifts and more.
Why We ❤️ It: Turning second-hand shopping into an upscale experience. Providing gently-used merchandise to the community in a refined, affordable way.
900 E. Karen Ave.
Why We ❤️ It: A unique venue for art fans looking for a diverse, approachable and sophisticated experience.
Intuitive Forager Farmer’s Market
Why We ❤️ It: Hand-picked organic produce from California’s premier farms, fields and orchards.
The Good Wolf
1401 S. Commerce St.
Why We ❤️ It: Men’s & Women’s clothing. Where friendly culture, good choices and standing for a meaningful cause come together as one.